4:19 AM EDT, Sat March 23, 2019
16 hours ago
Giants fans won’t have Curtis Riley to complain about anymore

Giants fans won’t have Curtis Riley to complain about anymore

Giants’ 2018 starting free safety is joining Oakland Raiders This is one loss New York Giants fans are unlikely to complain about. The team’s 2018 starting free safety, Curtis Riley, is signing with the Oakland Raiders. Bringin Florida to the Bay #RaiderNation ☠️☠️☠️— Boobie Miles #Three5Live (@curtis35riley) March 22, 2019 The #Raiders are signing former #Giants safety Curtis Riley. Depth.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 22, 2019 Riley, signed as a free agent last offseason, was the surprise winner of the Giants’ competition for the free safety spot....
18 hours ago
Draft value: Newer point model shows Giants have most draft capital in NFL

Draft value: Newer point model shows Giants have most draft capital in NFL

Question is, will they take advantage of it? We keep telling you that the New York Giants, in need of talent infusions at a number of spots, have 12 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. That ties the Giants with the New England Patriots for the most selections in the upcoming draft. In announcing the Odell Beckham trade to the Cleveland Browns, in which the Giants added the 17th and 95th overall picks to their stockpile, GM Dave Gettleman said that acquiring those picks was part of the overall plan some aren’t really sure he has. “As we continue to build this team, you need draft pick...
20 hours ago
Giants news, 3/22: Todd McShay says Drew Lock might go in top 10, Shurmur praises Zeitler, Tate

Giants news, 3/22: Todd McShay says Drew Lock might go in top 10, Shurmur praises Zeitler, Tate

Also, ESPN blasts Giants offseason work Good morning, New York Giants fans! Pro day takeaways - Why Drew Lock is getting top-10 NFL draft buzz | ESPN Todd McShay came out of Lock’s Pro Day on Thursday believing it is “a three-horse race” for top quarterback in the draft class and that Lock “isn’t that far behind” Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. McShay also said “there are teams in the first round that prefer Lock over Haskins right now.” Might the Giants be one of those teams? NFL experts predict - Answering questions on 2019 free agency | ESPNS As you might expect,...
Mar 21, 2019
Giants news, 3/21: Drew Lock takes center stage on Pro Day circuit

Giants news, 3/21: Drew Lock takes center stage on Pro Day circuit

Let’s get caught up on your Thursday morning headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Pro Day circuit continues Wednesday was Dwayne Haskins Day on the quarterback Pro Day circuit. The Giants, as we know, were out in full force to watch Haskins. Thursday will be Drew Lock’s turn as Missouri holds its Pro Day. Rock M Nation covers Missouri for SB Nation, and Pete Scantlebury, the site’s co-manager, joined the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast on Wednesday to tell us about Lock. That segment begins at about the 35-minute mark, after my chat with Carl Banks. Will Grier will also be...
Mar 20, 2019
Podcast: Carl Banks shocked by Beckham trade, defends Eli Manning, more

Podcast: Carl Banks shocked by Beckham trade, defends Eli Manning, more

Giants radio analyst joins ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast Carl Banks joined the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast on Wednesday. Banks, the former New York Giants linebacker reacted to the Odell Beckham trade, defended Eli Manning, offered his take on Dave Gettleman’s plan and predicted that the Giants will be a playoff team in 2019. Here are a few of his best quotes. Banks said he was “stunned” by the Beckham trade. “I never saw that coming. I am still shocked.” He added that the trade leaves the fan base at a “trust the process moment.” Banks said he knows that GM Dave...
Mar 20, 2019
Giants post-free agency, pre-draft Q and A

Giants post-free agency, pre-draft Q and A

I do a weekly mailbag here at Big Blue View. I also try to engage on Twitter whenever I can I don’t, though, spend much time in the comments here. Let’s change that for a bit today. Let’s do a quick post-free agency, pre-draft chat. Drop some questions in the comments below and I will do my best to answer what I can. I will let this run for maybe 45 minutes to an hour. So, fire away.
Mar 20, 2019
Josh Rosen makes sense for Giants, but there are plenty of questions

Josh Rosen makes sense for Giants, but there are plenty of questions

Let’s examine the Rosen scenario Josh Rosen. The more you examine the multiple desires of the New York Giants — win as many games as possible now, upgrade a roster with holes nearly everywhere, implement the Kansas City model to prepare for life after Eli Manning — the more you realize Rosen is the quarterback candidate who, on paper, gives them the best opportunity to fulfill those objectives. GM Dave Gettleman said earlier this week that he will “probably” come out of the offseason with a young heir to Manning “if all goes according to plan.” The Giants are diligently...
Mar 20, 2019
Giants news, 3/20: Did Giants have a better offer for Odell Beckham?

Giants news, 3/20: Did Giants have a better offer for Odell Beckham?

Adam Schefter believes they did, but Peter King is doubtful Good morning, New York Giants fans! Odell Beckham Jr. is now a member of the Cleveland Browns, but we are still talking about him. That is probably going to be the case for a while. Today we are doing so because NFL insider Adam Schefter claimed Tuesday on his podcast that the Giants had a better offer for the star wide receiver than Jabrill Peppers and Cleveland’s 17th and 95th picks in the upcoming draft. “I know, know, there were other teams that offered the Giants more than the Browns did for Odell Beckham Jr. So if the...
Mar 19, 2019
Mel Kiper re-grades Giants 2018 draft, re-opens Saquon Barkley-Sam Darnold debate

Mel Kiper re-grades Giants 2018 draft, re-opens Saquon Barkley-Sam Darnold debate

Thanks, Mel! Mel Kiper just had to go THERE, didn’t he? In re-grading the drafts all 32 NFL teams [subscription only], when Kiper got to the New York Giants he gave Dave Gettleman’s 2018 draft a ‘B.’ And he re-opened the Saquon Barkley vs. Sam Darnold debate. This debate, superstar running back vs. franchise quarterback of the future, has never really gone away. It likely won’t go away until and unless Gettleman is able to find a young franchise quarterback to pair with Barkley. Here is part of what Kiper wrote: A year later, I still would have gone with quarterback Sam Darnold...
Mar 19, 2019
Zak DeOssie, Bennie Fowler, Tony Lippett re-signed by Giants

Zak DeOssie, Bennie Fowler, Tony Lippett re-signed by Giants

Veteran long snapper leads trio of players returning The New York Giants on Tuesday announced that they have re-signed long snapper Zak DeOssie, wide receiver Bennie Fowler and cornerback Tony Lippett. DeOssie, 35, in May, will enter his 13th season with the Giants. He has been a special teams captain in each of the last seven seasons. Fowler is a five-year veteran who played in 10 games for the Giants last season. He had 16 catches for 199 yards (12.4 yards per catch) and a touchdown. Lippett played in three games and was inactive in six after being signed midseason. Lippett played for...
Mar 19, 2019
Mock Draft Tracker: Several scenarios evolving for New York Giants

Mock Draft Tracker: Several scenarios evolving for New York Giants

Which of these do you like? What are the New York Giants going to do with their two first-round picks (Nos. 6 & 17) in the 2019 NFL Draft? Will they pull the trigger on an heir for Eli Manning? Bulk up on offensive and defensive hog mollies? Add a wide receiver to replace the one they just sent to the Cleveland Browns? This is Dave Gettleman with the final call here. The guy who said it was “hogwash” that he needed a quarterback a year ago and took running back Saquon Barkley, shredding the naysayers who said positional value dictated that you shouldn’t take a running back at No....
Mar 19, 2019
Trust him or not, Dave Gettleman’s work can’t be judged yet

Trust him or not, Dave Gettleman’s work can’t be judged yet

That is the one thing the GM is absolutely right about Dave Gettleman doesn’t care what anybody thinks of his decisions as New York Giants general manager. Gettleman doesn’t give a hoot what I think. What you think. What analysts Louis Riddick (who wanted his job), Marc Ross (who Gettleman fired) or any member of the skeptical New York or national media thinks. He also doesn’t care to go into detail explaining his thought process behind every decision, or rumored decision. “Really and truly, very honestly, it’s not my responsibility to tell you guys what I’m doing,” Gettleman...
Mar 19, 2019
Giants news, 3/20: What others are saying about Dave Gettleman’s plan

Giants news, 3/20: What others are saying about Dave Gettleman’s plan

Let’s check your Tuesday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Why The Giants' Roster-Building Strategy Is A Risk | Forbes Smart analysis is Pat Traina’s specialty, and she provides some here. Her conclusion regarding Dave Gettleman’s plan for the Giants: The biggest risk with the road Gettleman appears to be traveling down is that he hasn’t left himself much, if any, room for error. He is, to use his past words, “walking on a tight rope in a tutu” and should his plan fail and he fall off that tight rope, well, it ain’t gonna be pretty. Giants GM Dave Gettleman wants...
Mar 18, 2019
Quarterback “probably” in Giants’ Round 1 plan — Gettleman

Quarterback “probably” in Giants’ Round 1 plan — Gettleman

GM tells Mike Francesa he doesn’t feel forced to draft a QB now Recent indications have been that the New York Giants would not use the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on a quarterback. Monday morning, Gettleman called the negativity surrounding quarterback Eli Manning “a crock.” Monday afternoon, though, Gettleman told Mike Francesa of WFAN [via NJ.com] that the team “probably” would select it’s quarterback of the future in the upcoming draft “if all goes according to plan.” Does that mean quarterback IS in play at No. 6? Maybe. More likely, though, would be the...
Mar 18, 2019
‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Listening, reacting to Dave Gettleman

‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Listening, reacting to Dave Gettleman

Under fire from segments of the fan base and media wanting to know what his plan for the New York Giants is after trading Odell Beckham Jr., GM Dave Gettleman spoke to media via conference call on Monday. On today’s ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast, we listen to some of Gettleman’s remarks on Monday and offer our thoughts. Gettleman discusses how the trade came about, why the Giants made it, what his plan is for the future of the Giants and why the team chose to ride with Eli Manning at quarterback. Give the full show a listen below. Where to subscribe You can find and subscribe to...

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