Sep 162022
 
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Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (September 11, 2022)

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), CB Aaron Robinson (appendicitis), and CB Nick McCloud (hamstring) did not practice on Friday. All three have been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring), OL Devery Hamilton (illness), OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee), OLB Azeez Ojulari (calf), and S Jason Pinnock (shoulder) were limited in practice. Pinnock has been ruled out of Sunday’s game. Thibodeaux and Ojulari are “doubtful” for the game. Toney is “questionable” and Hamilton is expected to play.

On Toney, Head Coach Brian Daboll said before practice, “He was added back to the injury report. We’ll see where he’s at today. He practiced (on Thursday), participated in some team periods. But his hamstring tightened up, so that’s why he’s back on the injury report… We’ll see (if he can play on Sunday). We’ll come out here today and see what he can do today and see where we’re at.”

OC Jon Feliciano (lower leg) and S Dane Belton (clavicle) fully practiced. Both are expected to play.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the team on Saturday. The Giants host the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Aug 192022
 
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Brandon Brown, Joe Schoen, and Sterling Shepard; New York Giants (April 20, 2022)

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NEW YORK GIANTS ROSTER MOVES…
Due to mounting injures on the offensive line, the Giants signed offensive linemen Josh Rivas and Chris Owens on Friday. To make room, the team also waived defensive lineman Christopher Hinton and placed wide receiver Robert Foster (hamstring) on Injured Reserve.

The Giants signed Rivas as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. They waived him last Sunday.

The 6’3”, 305-pound Owens was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. The Steelers waived him on August 16th. Owens has experience playing tackle, guard, and center.

The Giants signed Hinton as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Giants signed Foster as a street free agent in March 2022 after being waived by the Dallas Cowboys. The 6’2”, 196-pound Foster was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Buffalo Bills after the 2018 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Bills (2018-2020), Green Bay Packers (2020), Washington Football Team (2020), Miami Dolphins (2021), and Cowboys (2021-2022). Foster has played in 30 regular-games with seven starts, catching 32 passes for 642 yards and three touchdowns. Most of his production came in 2018 as a rookie with the Bills.

AUGUST 19, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT…
WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles), OC Nick Gates (leg), and OT Matt Peart (knee) remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

RB Matt Breida (unknown), RB Gary Brightwell (unknown), WR Kadarius Toney (knee/leg), WR Darius Slayton (unknown), TE Andre Miller (broken right forearm), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (unknown), OC Jon Feliciano (right arm), LG Shane Lemieux (foot), OL Joshua Ezeudu (unknown), OC/OG Ben Bredeson (elbow), OL Jamil Douglas (ankle), OL Garrett McGhin (unknown), DL Leonard Williams (unknown), LB Jihad Ward (unknown), LB Elerson Smith (lower right leg), CB Cor’Dale Flott (groin), CB Rodarius Williams (unknown), and S Dane Belton (broken left collarbone) did not practice on Friday.

WR Robert Foster injured his hamstring late in practice and was placed on Injured Reserve later in the day.

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER BRANDON BROWN…
The transcript of Brandon Brown’s press conference on Friday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available on YouTube.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Video clips of the media sessions with the position coaches are available on YouTube.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The is no media availability to the Giants on Saturday. The team plays the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night.

Aug 092022
 
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Daniel Jones, New York Giants (July 29, 2022)

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AUGUST 9, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT…
The New York Giants held their eleventh summer training camp practice open to the public on Tuesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

GIANTS CUT MATT GONO…
The New York Giants terminated the contract of right tackle Matt Gono on Monday. Gono had been placed on the Exempt/Left Squad List last Wednesday due to a neck injury. The Giants signed Gono in March 2022 as a street free agent. The 6’4”, 305-pound Gono was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons released him in January.

INJURY REPORT…
The following players remain on injury lists:

  • Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List: WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles), OC Nick Gates (leg), and OT Matt Peart (knee)
  • Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI) List: LB Azeez Ojulari (hamstring)

DL Leonard Williams (unknown), DL Nick Williams (unknown), LB Quincy Roche (unknown), RB Matt Breida (unknown), WR David Sills (unknown), TE Andre Miller (unknown), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (unknown), OL Josh Ezeudu (unknown), LB Carter Coughlin (unknown), CB Rodarius Williams (returning from ACL), and S Dane Belton (broken left collarbone) did not practice.

WR Austin Proehl (unknown) left practice early.

PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media sources:

  • This was a light, less-than-full-speed “cards” practice in shells in preparation for Thursday’s preseason game against the New England Patriots.
  • Second-team offensive line: LT Devery Hamilton, LG Jamil Douglas, OC Ben Bredeson, RG Max Garcia, and RT Garrett McGhin.
  • Third-team offensive line: LT Roy Mbaeteka, LG Josh Rivas, OC Garrett McGhin, RG Eric Smith, and RT Will Holden.
  • Second-team secondary: CB Michael Jacquet, CB Gavin Heslop, nickel back Khalil Dorsey, S Yusuf Corker, and S Trenton Thompson.
  • Third-team secondary: CB Darren Evans, CB Zyon Gilbert, nickel back Cor’Dale Flott, S Andrew Adams (who also played first team), and S Nate Meadors.
  • First-team punt returner was WR Richie James; first-team kickoff returner was WR C.J. Board.
  • OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux batted a pass at the line of scrimmage.
  • Running backs Saquon Barkley and Antonio Williams showed a nice burst on carries.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor threw a nice pass to WR Richie James for a 20-yard gain.
  • Despite good coverage from CB Adoree’ Jackson, QB Daniel Jones fired a completion to WR Kadarius Toney. Jones then connected with Toney down the left sideline.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor completed a long bomb for a touchdown to WR Darius Slayton against CB Gavin Heslop.
  • CB Adoree’ Jackson intercepted a long pass attempt from QB Daniel Jones to WR Wan’Dale Robinson.
  • QB Davis Webb lofted a pass to TE Jordan Akins for a big gain.
  • CB Aaron Robinson broke up a QB Daniel Jones pass along the left sideline intended for WR Kenny Golladay. Robinson later broke up another pass from Jones over the middle to WR Collin Johnson. Robinson then later broke up a 50/50 ball from Jones to Golladay.
  • RB Saquon Barkley tipped an accurate QB Daniel Jones pass over the middle that was intercepted by S Julian Love.
  • S Nate Meadors and CB Darren Evans broke up a 50/50 ball in the end zone from QB Davis Webb.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor threw three touchdowns passes to wide receivers C.J. Board (2) and Darius Slayton (1).
  • CB Aaron Robinson picked off QB Daniel Jones in the end zone on a pass intended for WR Kenny Golladay.
  • S Julian Love broke up a pass intended for TE Daniel Bellinger.
  • QB Davis Webb threw a touchdown pass to WR Keelan Doss against CB Zyon Gilbert. Davis then threw another one to WR Marcus Kemp.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Video clips of the media sessions with the position coaches are available on YouTube.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
There is no media availability to the Giants on Wednesday. The team plays the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Thursday.

Feb 112022
 
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Mike Groh, Indianapolis Colts (August 19, 2021)

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NEW YORK GIANTS ANNOUNCE SEVEN POSITION COACHES…
The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired the following seven position coaches:

  • Quarterbacks Coach Shea Tierney
  • Running Backs Coach DeAndre Smith
  • Wide Receivers Coach Mike Groh
  • Tight Ends Coach Andy Bischoff
  • Offensive Line Coach Bobby Johnson
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano, Jr.
  • Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson

“They’re all intelligent, dependable, good character, team-first people who are experts in their subject matter, can teach well and explain the details of their positions,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “I think there’s an important part of developing a staff and bringing a staff together in terms of personality and fit, so we’re happy with the guys that we’ve hired to this point. I’d say we’ve taken our time making decisions and really being methodical with our approach. We weren’t going to rush anything. Just take each case day by day.

“I think what you try to do when you’re putting together a staff, whether that be an offensive staff in a smaller form or the entire staff, you try to put together a group of people that will complement one another, whether that’s experience, whether that’s energy, whether that’s detail, whether that’s passion. You don’t want to have a cookie cutter approach and hire everybody that’s exactly the same. I think that you have to offset blind spots.”

Tierney’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Assistant Quarterbacks Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Assistant, Buffalo Bills
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Analyst, University of Alabama
  • 2013-2015: Football Analyst/Coaching Intern, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2011-2013: Offensive Graduate Assistant, North Carolina State University
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: None
  • Born: October 19, 1986

Smith’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Running Backs Coach, Texas Tech University
  • 2018: Running Backs Coach, Utah State University
  • 2017: Running Backs Coach, University of North Carolina
  • 2016: Running Backs Coach, Purdue University
  • 2013-2015: Running Backs Coach, Syracuse University
  • 2012: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2010-2011: Running Backs Coach, University of Illinois
  • 2009: Running Backs Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2008: Running Backs Coach, University of New Mexico
  • 2005-2007: Running Backs Coach, Miami (OH) University
  • 2001-2004: Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Assistant, Northern Illinois University
  • 1999-2000: Quarterbacks Coach, Indiana State University
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Calgary Stampeders (1992)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, Southwest Missouri State University (1987-1990)

Groh’s Resume:

  • 2020-2021: Wide Receivers Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2018-2019: Offensive Coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2017: Wide Receivers Coach, Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2016: Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach, Los Angeles Rams
  • 2013-2015: Wide Receivers Coach, Chicago Bears
  • 2011-2012: Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Alabama
  • 2010: Quarterbacks Coach, University of Louisville
  • 2009: Offensive Graduate Assistant, University of Alabama
  • 2006-2008: Offensive Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2005: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Virginia
  • 2003-2004: Quarterbacks Coach/Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2001-2002: Wide Receivers Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2000: Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach, New York Jets
  • Pro Experience: Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens (1996), Rhein Fire (1997)
  • Collegiate Experience: Quarterback, University of Virginia (1992-1995)
  • Born: December 19, 1971

Bischoff’s Resume:

  • 2021: Tight Ends Coach, Houston Texans
  • 2018-2020: Assistant Tight Ends Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2015: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2013-2014: Tight Ends Coach/Staff Coordinator, Chicago Bears
  • 2010-2012: Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach/Assistant to the Head Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2008-2009: Running Backs Coach/Offensive Quality Control Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2004-2007: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 2000-2003: Co-Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1998-1999: Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1993-1997: Offensive Line Coach, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Center, University of South Dakota (1990-1994)
  • Born: December 8, 1970

Johnson’s Resume:

  • 2019-2021: Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2018: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2015-2017: Tight Ends Coach, Oakland Raiders
  • 2014: Assistant Offensive Line, Detroit Lions
  • 2013: Tight Ends Coach, Detroit Lions
  • 2012: Tight Ends Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2010-2011: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2005-2009: Offensive Line Coach, Indiana University
  • 2004: Offensive Line Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1999-2003: Tight Ends Coach, Miami University (Ohio)
  • 1997-1998: Defensive Line Coach, University of Akron
  • 1995-1996: Graduate Assistant, University of Akron
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Miami University (Ohio) (1992-1994)
  • Born: 1973

Sparano’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Carolina Panthers
  • 2017-2020: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2015-2016: Tight Ends Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Offensive Assistant, New York Jets
  • 2012-2013: Intern, New York Jets
  • 2011: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Miami Dolphins
  • 2010: Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Hartford Colonials
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Defensive End, University of Albany (2006-2009)
  • Born: October 22, 1986

Patterson’s Resume:

  • 2021: Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2020: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2014-2019: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 2013: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, Florida International University
  • 2010-2012: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, University of Texas at El Paso
  • 2008-2009: Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • 2007: Offensive Line Coach, Regis Jesuit High School (CO)
  • 2005-2006: Defensive Line Coach, Denver Broncos
  • 2003-2004: Defensive Line Coach, Cleveland Browns
  • 2000-2002: Defensive Line Coach, Dallas Cowboys
  • 1998-1999: Defensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
  • 1997: Defensive Assistant, New England Patriots
  • 1994-1996: Head Coach, California Polytechnic State University
  • 1992-1993: Defensive Line Coach, Washington State University
  • 1990-1991: Defensive Line Coach, Cornell University
  • 1989: Defensive Coordinator, Western Washington University
  • 1988: Defensive Line Coach, Weber State University
  • 1987: Head Coach, St. Monica Catholic High School (CA)
  • 1983-1986: Defensive Coordinator, Renton High School (WA)
  • 1982: Graduate Assistant, University of Montana
  • Pro Experience: None
  • Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Contra Costa College (1978-1980), University of Montana (1981)
  • Born: June 12, 1960

LAURA YOUNG NAMED DIRECTOR OF COACHING OPERATIONS…
The Giants have announced that Laura Young will be the team’s director of coaching operations. She becomes the first female in Giants’ history to be considered a member of the coaching staff. According to the team’s press release, Young will be “involved in every aspect of football operations, including coordinating/organizing practice, as well as game day operations.”

“She’ll have her hands all over the organization in terms of the coaching side,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “She’s with me every step of the way. She’s a rock star really, and I feel very fortunate that I get to work with her each day because she provides just a tremendous amount of support and value to really everyone, but myself the most, I would say. She’s smart, there’s really not a job she can’t do and a job she won’t do. That’s her mindset. Very humble, egoless, but driven, smart. I just think she’s the best.”

Young’s resume:

  • 2017-2021: Coordinator of Player Services, Buffalo Bills
  • 2015-2017: Manager of Football Administration Services/Assistant to the Head Coach, Buffalo Bills
  • 2014: Manager of Football Administrative Services, New York Jets
  • 2009-2013: Assistant to the Head Coach, New York Jets
  • 2004-2008: Executive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
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Andy Bischoff, Houston Texans (October 24, 2021)

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NEW YORK GIANTS HIRE TIGHT ENDS COACH…
According to FootballScoop, the New York Giants have hired Andy Bischoff as the team’s new tight ends coach. The 51-year old Bischoff served in the same roll with the Houston Texans in 2021. His resume:

  • 2021: Tight Ends Coach, Houston Texans
  • 2018-2020: Assistant Tight Ends Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2016-2017: Offensive Assistant, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2015: Offensive Quality Control Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2013-2014: Tight Ends Coach/Staff Coordinator, Chicago Bears
  • 2010-2012: Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach/Assistant to the Head Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2008-2009: Running Backs Coach/Offensive Quality Control Coach, Montreal Alouettes
  • 2004-2007: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 2000-2003: Co-Offensive Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1998-1999: Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)
  • 1993-1997: Offensive Line Coach, Cretin-Derham Hall High School (MN)

TERYL AUSTIN STAYS WITH STEELERS…
Teryl Austin, who the Giants interviewed on Saturday for the team’s defensive coordinator vacancy, has decided to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 56-year old Austin has served as the senior defensive assistant and secondary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2019. The Steelers are now promoting him to defensive coordinator.

The Giants have interviewed at least three other candidates for the defensive coordinator position, including  Don “Wink” Martindale, Sean Desai, and Jim Schwartz.

The 58-year old Martindale served as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens since 2018. On January 21, Martindale and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh decided to mutually part ways. The Giants interviewed Martindale in early January 2020 for their head coaching vacancy before hiring Joe Judge.

The 38-year old Desai served as the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears in 2021, after being promoted from safeties coach (2019-2020). He was not retained when the Bears fired Head Coach Matt Nagy.

The 55-year old Schwartz was the senior defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans in 2021. Before that, he was the defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016-2020. The Giants requested permission to interview Schwartz for their head coaching vacancy in January 2018.

GIANTS FAIL TO LAND NOTRE DAME RUNNING BACK COACH…
According to multiple sources, the Giants attempted to lure University of Notre Dame Running Backs Coach Deland McCullough to serve in the same capacity with their organization. The Giants apparently offered the 49-year old McCullough a contract that would have made him one of the highest paid running backs coaches in the NFL, but McCullough has decided to remain with the Fighting Irish.