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Is PK Marshall Koehn legitimate competition for Aldrick Rosas?

Is PK Marshall Koehn legitimate competition for Aldrick Rosas?

For third straight year, Koehn is trying to earn an NFL job Can Marshall Koehn really take the New York Giants’ placekicking job away from incumbent Aldrick Rosas, who had a difficult rookie season a year ago? There is a belief that Rosas will have stiff competition for the job in 2018, and that it will come from a veteran signed during training camp or the preseason rather than Koehn. Should we, however, be giving such curt treatment to Koehn? Let’s take a closer look at the 25-year-old as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster. 2017 season in...
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Positive signs, but still lots of questions for Giants defense

Positive signs, but still lots of questions for Giants defense

Giants will be relentless, but will they be able to rush the passer? The New York Giants haven’t scored 30 points in a regular-season game since the final game of the Tom Coughlin era, which seems like eons ago. There are a multitude of opinions about the viability of the team’s 37-year-old quarterback. The rebuilt offensive line still has to prove its worth. Yet, Pat Shurmur’s varied playbook and his success as an offensive coordinator in multiple places, the drafting of Saquon Barkley, the return of Odell Beckham Jr., the added experience for Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram, and...
Jun 19, 2018
Brett Jones: Starting center or key reserve for Giants?

Brett Jones: Starting center or key reserve for Giants?

The assumption was the former, the reality might be the latter Remember Brett Jones? The former CFL center who did a good job for the New York Giants last season? All of the chatter this offseason has been about how more and more it appears that Jon Halapio, a converted guard, may have bypassed Jones and become the leader in the competition to be the team’s starting center in 2018. Today, let’s spend some time talking about Jones as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp. 2017 season in review Jones started 13 games for the...
Jun 19, 2018
Is the New York Giants’ offensive line really better this year?

Is the New York Giants’ offensive line really better this year?

It looks better on paper, but we still don’t know anything for certain The New York Giants’ projected offensive line for 2018 is vastly different than the one the Giants opened the 2017 season with. There are four new players, and the only holdover from last season is playing a new position. Is this projected group better than the one it replaces? We asked this question back in early May, but now that we have seen spring practices let’s re-examine it. There is an assumption that by bringing in different hog mollies GM Dave Gettleman has made the line better. Fans have bought in, you...
Jun 19, 2018
Giants news, 6/19: Davis Webb will keep working, advice for Odell, more

Giants news, 6/19: Davis Webb will keep working, advice for Odell, more

Let’s get the day started Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to help you get your Tuesday Giants fix. Davis Webb won’t take a break in pursuit of Eli Manning’s jobThe ball was still floating in the air as Davis Webb announced the fate of the pass before it reached its intended destination. “That’s six!’’ Webb... A very early projection of what the Giants’ 53-man roster will look like – The AthleticA lot can happen during training camp and preseason games, but here's the best guess of what the Week 1 roster will look like based on the Giants' spring...
Jun 18, 2018
Can OT Jarron Jones make it with Giants this time?

Can OT Jarron Jones make it with Giants this time?

Converted defensive tackle has second chance Jarron Jones is an interesting case, having been converted from defensive to offensive tackle a year ago, then bouncing around the league. Jones is back with the Giants, so let’s look at him as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training cam.p 2017 season in review The Giants signed the undrafted Jones as a defensive tackle, which was the position he played at Notre Dame. After a handful of practices, the Giants moved the 6-foot-6, 320-pound Jones to offensive tackle — a position he had not...
Jun 18, 2018
NFL.com — Giants’ Evan Engram best under-25 tight end in the league

NFL.com — Giants’ Evan Engram best under-25 tight end in the league

Giants used second-year tight end in a variety of ways this spring Prior to the 2017 NFL Draft many fans of the New York Giants were banging the table for the team to trade up and select Alabama tight end O.J. Howard. Others were drooling over the athletic gifts of Miami’s David Njoku. The Giants selected neither. The final first-round pick of the Jerry Reese era as GM was Evan Engram of Ole Miss. He out-produced all other rookie tight ends in 2017, and Elliot Harrison of NFL.com says Engram is the best under-25 tight end in the league. Amidst a brutal season in New York, Engram developed...
Jun 18, 2018
Giants news, 6/18: Patrick Omameh, Kyle Lauletta, James Bettcher, more

Giants news, 6/18: Patrick Omameh, Kyle Lauletta, James Bettcher, more

Your Monday morning Giants headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Just a few headlines to start you week. On his fifth team in six years, Patrick Omameh wants to become a long-term fixture on the Giants’ O-line – The AthleticThe former undrafted free agent went from a practice squad player as a rookie to a two-year starter with the Jaguars. Now the offseason signing wants to become a fixture with the Giants. [NOTE: I know the majority of you are not paying for an Athletic subscription. Still, I’m going to drop posts from them in occasionally for those who are.] Every NFL Team's...
Jun 17, 2018
Does John Jerry have a place on 2018 Giants?

Does John Jerry have a place on 2018 Giants?

Maybe not Why is John Jerry still a member of the New York Giants? Considering that Jerry, a 16-game starter last season and a player who has started 56 games for the Giants over the past four years, appears to be the odd man out in the re-shuffled offensive line it is a good question. Let’s examine it, and take a closer look at Jerry as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster. 2017 season in review While the players around him kept floating in and out of the lineup due to injuries or poor performance, and in some cases disappearing altogether, Jerry did...
Jun 17, 2018
Happy Father’s Day open thread

Happy Father’s Day open thread

Yours truly is having a good weekend — hope you are, too This was going to be a full-fledged ‘Valentine’s Views’ for your Sunday reading enjoyment. There was going to be discussion of Odell Beckham Jr., thoughts about Pat Shurmur, on the successful spring enjoyed by the New York Giants, and much more. Then, something unexpected — and for me, wonderful — happened. My wife and I are spending the weekend at our summer camp in the Adirondacks. Unexpectedly, at least to me, my son, his girlfriend and our 21/2-year-old granddaughter showed up Friday evening. They live 5 hours from us,...
Jun 16, 2018
Odell Beckham says “no holdout” from Giants training camp

Odell Beckham says “no holdout” from Giants training camp

Wide receiver plans to attend when camp begins New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. told media on Saturday that he will not hold out from training camp in an effort to pressure the organization into giving him a new contract. Via Pro Football Talk: Beckham hosted a football camp today and spoke very briefly to reporters, who asked him whether they’ll see him at training camp. “Yes, you will,” Beckham answered. So Beckham will not hold out? “No holdout,” he said. At the conclusion of mandatory mini-camp on Thursday, during which Beckham was a limited participant as he...
Jun 16, 2018
Will Giants see the real Janoris Jenkins in 2018?

Will Giants see the real Janoris Jenkins in 2018?

Jackrabbit’s 2017 marked by injury, suspension In two season, the New York Giants have seen two versions of Janoris Jenkins. In 2016, they saw a shut-down, Pro Bowl corner who looked for all the world like a guy who was worth the five-year, $62.5 million ($28.8 million guaranteed) contract the Giants gave him in free agency. In 2017, saw a guy who didn’t play as well, had his effort questioned and served a suspension after failing to show up on time or notify the Giants of his whereabouts when players were expected to return from bye week time off. Jenkins, of course, much prefers to be...
Jun 16, 2018
Stock up, stock down for Giants after spring practices

Stock up, stock down for Giants after spring practices

A look at some players who have improved or hurt their chances during offseason workouts In the NFL, players can’t necessarily win or lose jobs during spring practices in shorts and t-shirts. They can, however, either get a foot in the door or make ultimately earning a job more difficult based on their performance. “You hold the final analysis really on all football players until you’re playing true football,” New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur said during OTAs. “I think that’s where the competitive situations in pads can give us the last piece of the puzzle.” Which Giants...
Jun 15, 2018
Damon Harrison is still the Giants’ monster in the middle

Damon Harrison is still the Giants’ monster in the middle

‘Snacks’ remains the anchor of the Giants’ front seven No matter what defense the New York Giants play, 3-4, 4-3, 4-2-5, whatever, the guy who anchors the front for them is Damon Harrison. Let's look at expectations for Snacks as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster. 2017 season in review Harrison had the kind of season that has become standard for him. Dominant run defense, with the best Pro Football Focus run grade (90.4) among interior defenders for thecsecond straight year. Not a lot of credit, as he was bypassed for All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. 2018...
Jun 15, 2018
New York Giants post-mini-camp 53-man roster projection

New York Giants post-mini-camp 53-man roster projection

Who’s in, who’s out? The New York Giants offseason program is complete. Training camp is six weeks away. What are we to do? Well, one thing we can do is make guesses absolutely 100 percent certain to be wrong about what the 53-man roster will look like. So, because we can, let’s do that. Offense Quarterback (3) — Eli Manning, Davis Webb, Kyle Lauletta In that order. Nothing to see here. Running back (4) — Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Jonathan Stewart, TBD Initially, I did this with only three running backs. I’m just not comfortable with that, though. Both undrafted rookie...

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