May 262011
 

Clinton Portis Would Like to Play for the New York Giants: HB Clinton Portis, who was released by the Washington Redskins in February, said yesterday on Sirius Radio that he would like to play for the New York Giants.

“To go to the Giants and get to play the Redskins twice a year after them feeling I wasn’t capable any more, I think that would be outstanding,” said Portis. “I forgot to even mention Eli Manning and the great line of the Giants always seems to have and the model of them pounding the ball. I would love that opportunity, too.”

Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning’s Body of Work Overlooked by Peers in Top 100 Voting by Pat Kirwan of NFL.com


May 242011
 

WFAN Interview with Head Coach Tom Coughlin: The audio of yesterday’s WFAN interview with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at CBSNewYork.com.

Article on DT Barry Cofield: Barry Cofield Wants Long-Term Deal by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on CB Terrell Thomas: Terrell Thomas: Prince a Fresh Addition by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on Giants’ Fans: Giants Fans Have Faced More Than Lockout by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on Former Giants’ WR Plaxico Burress:

May 222011
 
Rich Seubert, New York Giants (August 19, 2011)

Rich Seubert Receiving BBI Giant of the Year Trophy

Rich Seubert Wins BBI Giant of the Year Award: Guard/center Rich Seubert has won the BigBlueInteractive “Giant of the Year” award for his performance during the 2010 season. Seubert started all 16 games, splitting time at left guard and center when regular center Shaun O’Hara could not play due to injury.

With almost 600 fans voting between 12 candidates, those finishing in the top five were:

  1. Guard/center Rich Seubert – 36% of the vote
  2. Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty – 20% of the vote
  3. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks – 11% of the vote
  4. Defensive end Osi Umenyiora – 8% of the vote
  5. Defensive end Justin Tuck – 7% of the vote

The BBI award is given to the Giants’ player, coach, or member of the front office who most contributed to the team’s success on the field in a given year.

The award is presented at a ceremony on the practice fields during training camp. To see past winners, see the Giant of the Year Award section of the website.

The award carries a special significance as the trophy has been renamed to honor Hope Johnson, a beloved member of the BBI community and organizer of the “Giant of the Year” presentation, who died in 2009.

May 172011
 

Eli Manning’s Passing Camp Continues: Even though it was reported that QB Eli Manning’s informal passing camp had concluded last week, Manning and a few players were back at it at a Hoboken, New Jersey high school field yesterday.

Joining Manning were H-Back Travis Beckum, WR Victor Cruz, WR Michael Clayton, and HB Da’Rel Scott, the Giants’ 2011 7th round draft pick out of Maryland.

WFAN Interview with HB Da’Rel Scott: The audio of Sunday’s WFAN interview with HB Da’Rel Scott is available at CBSNewYork.com.

Articles on HB Da’Rel Scott:

Article on DT Marvin Austin: Austin Rebounds From Giant Mistake by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

May 142011
 

RB Charles Scott Injured in Car Accident: It was learned yesterday that HB Charles Scott was injured in a car accident in Louisiana earlier in the week. Scott spent the 2010 season on the Giants’ practice squad after the Arizona Cardinals cut him in September. Scott was originally a 6th round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles before being traded to the Cardinals.

“He’s doing well,” said Scott’s agent. “He’s definitely got some cuts and bruises. He’ll be okay, put it that way. He’s going to be fine.”

But CB Michael Coe tweeted earlier that Scott was in a “terrible” accident and that he was in the intensive care unit (ICU). Scott’s agent said his client was no longer in the ICU.

“The injuries are not life-threatening nor are they career-threatening,” said the agent. “He’s a very resilient kid. He will bounce back quick. Any time there is a bad car accident, you thank God he’s alive. He is doing well and getting better by the hour.”

May 132011
 

More Articles on Eli Manning’s Informal Passing Camp:

Article on Some of the Giants’ Offensive Linemen Workout Out: Wayne Athletic Facility Keeping NFL Players in Top Shape by Nick Gantaifis of Wayne Today

May 112011
 

Week Two of Eli Manning’s Informal Passing Camp: With the NFL labor dispute continuing, QB Eli Manning’s informal passing camp has entered its second week. According to press reports, the following Giants attended the camp yesterday: Manning, QB Sage Rosenfels, WR Victor Cruz, WR Duke Calhoun, WR Samuel Giguere, WR Michael Clayton, WR/HB Darius Reynaud, TE Kevin Boss, and OT/OG David Diehl.

Articles on Eli Manning’s Informal Passing Camp:

Article Reviewing the Giants’ 2011 NFL Draft Class: A quick look at the Giants’ Class of ’11 by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on DT Barry Cofield: Giants DT Barry Cofield: ‘I Want My Fair Chance to Go Out There and Secure My Future’ by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Article on Former Giant WR Plaxico Burress: Plaxico Burress’ Wife Counts the Days Until Her Husband Leaves Prison by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Articles on the 1986 Giants Team:

May 062011
 

Articles on Eli Manning’s Informal Passing Camp:

Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Giants Wide Receiver Hakeem Nicks in Top Shape After Injury-Plagued Season by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Article on TE Kevin Boss: Tight End Kevin Boss Hopes He’ll Remain a Member of the Giants by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Article on DT Marvin Austin: Nicks: Marvin Austin Good for Giants by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on LB Jacquian Williams: Williams Takes Long Way to Giants by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on Ex-Giant HB Tiki Barber: Tiki’s Giant Pain: Down-and-Out Legend Gets Needed Lift From Comeback Bid by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

May 042011
 

Eli Manning Organizes Passing Camp: With the NFL labor dispute and lockout still ongoing and Giants’ players not able to utilize team facilities, QB Eli Manning organized an impromptu passing game workout at a Hoboken, New Jersey high school yesterday. About a dozen players attended according to press reports, including Manning, QB Sage Rosenfels, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Ramses Barden, WR Duke Calhoun, WR Victor Cruz, WR Michael Clayton, WR Samuel Giguere, TE Kevin Boss, and HB D.J. Ware.

“It definitely can’t hurt,” said Boss. “Just to kind of get out there and hear the terminology again and work on the timing with Eli, it’s definitely something that’s going to help down the road. If you go too long without hearing plays called, you’ll forget things. So it’s nice to get back out there and hear everything again.”

For an overview of the workout, see Giants QB Eli Manning Holds Quiet Workout With Teammates in Hoboken by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger.

Kevin Boss on the Mend: TE Kevin Boss, who is recovering from offseason arthroscopic hip surgery, said yesterday he is healing well.

“I’ve been rehabbing, and that’s pretty much been my whole offseason, trying to get back to 100%,” said Boss. “With the way the lockout has gone on, it’s been nice because I’ve been able to work with a hip specialist so I can get this thing 100% before we get back to work.”

“I’m still not cleared to go 100% yet, but I’m out there doing what I can,” said Boss of his involvement in QB Eli Manning’s unofficial passing camp. “I’m just a couple weeks away from being able to go full speed.”

May 032011
 

Tom Coughlin and Jerry Reese on WFAN: Yesterday’s interviews with Head Coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese discussing the recently-completed NFL Draft are available at CBSNewYork.com:

  • Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Audio)
  • General Manager Jerry Reese (Audio)

Article on the Giants and the 2011 NFL Draft: There’s Science to Finding Big Blue Gems in Draft by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on CB Prince Amukamara:

ESPN Piece on DT Marvin Austin: An ESPN “Outside the Lines” video piece on DT Marvin Austin is available at ESPN.com.

Article on the Giants and the Continued Impact of the Lockout: Giants, Jerry Reese Still Have Roster Holes to Fill After NFL Draft Due to Lockout, Free Agency Hold by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News