Nov 242013
 
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MetLife Stadium, New York Giants (November 10, 2013)

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Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Despite disastrous 0-6 start, NY Giants’ captains never scuttled the ship by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on Today’s New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Game: Cruz says Giants have winning formula to beat Cowboys by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on the New York Giants Defense: New, improved Giants defense set for Dallas by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com

Article on the New York Giants Special Teams: Giants require special effort against Cowboys by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin is reason NY Giants have meaningful game against Cowboys by Mike Lupica of The Daily News

Articles on QB Eli Manning:

Article on RB Andre Brown: Brown hopes Giants backfield gets hot in the cold by Dan Martin of The New York Post

Articles on New York Giants Wide Receivers:

Article on LB Spencer Paysinger: Spencer Paysinger always puts the team first by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Articles on New York Giants Cornerbacks:

Nov 222013
 
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Andre Brown, New York Giants (November 17, 2013)

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November 22, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Webster Out, Nicks and Jacobs Questionable: No one missed practice on Friday. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (hip), CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), FB Jon Conner (hip), and WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) practiced on a limited basis.

Webster has been officially ruled “out” of the game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Nicks and Jacobs are “questionable” and Pierre-Paul, Conner, Thomas, and McBride are “probable.”

November 22, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday media session are available at Giants.com

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: The Coughlin Corner: Confidence in team by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

November 22, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts of Friday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Giants can finally see the finish line by Johnette Howard of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin’s savvy approach keeps New York Giants steady by Judy Battista for NFL.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Aw-Shucks Leader Lifts Giants With a New Scowl by Bill Pennington of The New York Times

Article on FB John Conner: A Look at John Conner and His Impact on the New York Giants’ Rushing Game by Patricia Traina of The Bleacher Report

Article on WR Rueben Randle: Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle is turning into a touchdown machine by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Jason Pierre-Paul talking a big game is a good thing for Giants by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Amukamara out to show he can be a lock-down corner by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on the New York Giants Safeties:

Nov 212013
 
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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (November 17, 2013)

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November 21, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – All In: No one missed practice on Thursday.

“All hands on deck today,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Some limited and some not able to go all the way, but most of them worked pretty good.”

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (hip), CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), FB Jon Conner (hip), and WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) practiced on a limited basis.

“(Nicks) did individuals, but that was about it,” said Coughlin. “They say it’s better to explain it as an abdominal, whatever that means.”

“I feel good. I did individuals today a little bit,” said Nicks. “It has just been something all year really, on and off. I was advised by my agent just to get it checked up a bit so that’s all we did. We just wanted to get it checked up and make sure everything was good. I got good feedback and everything was fine…It’s just a little strain.”

“(Pierre-Paul) came out and did some work and was serious about it,” said Coughlin. “He did his individual stuff and then maybe we’ll get him a little bit more tomorrow.”

“I don’t know what to think (about Webster),” said Coughlin. “I’ll rely on the medical people there. He got a little bit of work yesterday and a little bit more today.”

November 21, 2013 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at BigBlueInteractive.com or Giants.com:

November 21, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

LB Jon Beason on WFAN: The audio of Thursday’s WFAN interview with LB Jon Beason is available at CBSNewYork.com

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Sorry, but the Giants (Probably) Won’t Make the Playoffs by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Article on Giants President/CEO John Mara: John Mara says he never lost faith in Tom Coughlin, Giants despite 0-6 start by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on QB Eli Manning: After horrible start, Eli Manning is starting to throw with confidence by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Articles on WR Hakeem Nicks:

Article on OC Jim Cordle: Giants’ Cordle center of attention by John DeMarzo of The New York Post

Article on P Steve Weatherford: Giants’ punter Steve Weatherford ready to tackle high winds at MetLife Stadium by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on Former Giant DE Michael Strahan: Michael Strahan, running scared into immortality by Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com

Quotes: New York Giants President and CEO John Mara on the Giants’ season: “We were all disappointed and surprised by the slow start. I am proud of the way this team stuck together. We always want to play meaningful games around and after Thanksgiving, and that’s exactly what we have this Sunday in MetLife Stadium. I’m proud of the way the team has stuck together. That is a tribute to the head coach and the leadership in the locker room. As the players and our head coach have said repeatedly over the last month, we are taking it one game at a time. We’re moving forward and, as our coach has urged the team to do, doing our best to keep the dream alive.”

Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell on the leaders of the defense: “I think we’ve been able to dial some things up because Jon Beason and Terrell Thomas and Antrel Rolle have really taken control of our defense and they’re the voices of our defense and they’re demanding from their teammates the execution of the things that we’ve game planned each week.”

Nov 202013
 
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Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants (November 17, 2013)

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Jason Pierre-Paul Named “NFC Defensive Player of the Week”: DE Jason Pierre-Paul has been named the “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” for his performance against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. Pierre-Paul returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in the Giants’ 27-13 victory over the Packers. Pierre-Paul was also credited with three tackles in the game.

This is Pierre-Paul’s third “NFC Player of the Week” award. He was honored in Weeks 14 and 16 of the 2011 season, following standout performances against Dallas (eight tackles, two sacks, and a blocked field goal) and the Jets (five tackles and two sacks).

Pierre-Paul joins LB Lawrence Taylor (nine times) and DE Michael Strahan (three times) as the only Giants named “NFC Defensive Player of the Week” at least three times.

November 20, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Nicks and Conner Miss Practice: Not practicing on Wednesday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Trumaine McBride (hip), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), FB Jon Conner (hip), and WR Hakeem Nicks (groin).

CB Corey Webster (groin/ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

November 20, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday press conference are available at BigBlueInteractive.com and Giants.com, respectively.

November 20, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys Game:

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Giants Spotlight: Prince Amukamara blossoming into all-around player by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Nov 042013
 
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David Wilson (22), Eli Manning (10), New York Giants (September 15, 2013)

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November 4, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – David Wilson Better, But Still Not Cleared: Not practicing on Monday were RB David Wilson (neck) and CB Corey Webster (groin).

Wilson underwent another MRI on Monday to determine if his neck has improved. Wilson originally injured his neck on October 6 in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants announced that while Wilson’s herniated disc has significantly improved, Wilson has not yet been cleared to resume football activities. The Giants say Wilson will undergo another evaluation in several weeks.

Giants Waive LB Dan Connor Off of Injured Reserve: The Giants waived LB Dan Connor off of Injured Reserve on Monday. Conner was placed on Injured Reserve on September 12 with a neck injury (burner).

Giants Sign CB Brandon Jones to Practice Squad: The Giants signed CB Brandon Jones to the Practice Squad on Monday. The Giants terminated the Practice Squad contract of RB Jeremy Wright last week.

November 4, 2013 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday press conference are available at Giants.com.

November 4, 2013 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on the New York Giants Offense: Giants offense headed in new direction? by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Is Eli Manning finding groove with shorter drops and attempts? by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Nov 032013
 
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Justin Tuck, New York Giants (October 27, 2013)

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Articles on the New York Giants and the Bye Week:

Article on RB Andre Brown: Recovered Andre Brown planning to hit the ground running by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Article on the New York Giants Defensive Line: Giants defensive line second-oldest in NFL by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles the New York Giants Defensive Backs:

Oct 182013
 
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Jon Beason, New York Giants (October 10, 2013)

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October 18, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were DE Jason Pierre-Paul (illness), CB Corey Webster (groin), and RB David Wilson (neck).

“(Pierre-Paul) was sick,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s actually been sick since Monday.”

Practicing on a limited basis were RB Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OC David Baas (neck), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder).

“Today I took every rep. It’s definitely something I’m just working on,” Baas said. “I’m trying to get a feel for it and get out there and work with my teammates. Things are going well right now and no predictions, but right now I would say we’ve got a really good chance (to play).”

New York Giants Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Friday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the Giants Pass Rush:

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin and QB Eli Manning: Giants willing and stable with Coughlin, Eli by Dan Grazziano of ESPN.com

Article on QB Eli Manning: Giants standing behind Eli Manning by Tara Sullivan of The Bergen Record

Articles on the Giants Running Backs:

Article on TE Brandon Myers: Myers moves on from Chicago mistake by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Oct 082013
 
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Brandon Jacbos and Eli Manning, New York Giants (October 6, 2013)

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October 8, 2013 New York Giants Injury Update: Not practicing on Tuesday were RB David Wilson (neck), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OC David Baas (neck), DE Damontre Moore (hamstring), CB Corey Webster (groin), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), and LS Zak DeOssie (back).

Wilson has already been ruled out of Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears. “David will be week to week,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He has a neck issue, so it will be week to week.”

It also sounds like Webster will miss his fourth straight game. “I don’t see any change there,” said Coughlin.

Practicing on a limited basis were WR Louis Murphy (ankle), TE Brandon Myers (ankle), and DT Linval Joseph (ankle).

LB Mark Herzlich (toe) and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) fully practiced.

Giants Re-Sign RB Da’Rel Scott and Waive DE Justin Trattou: The Giants re-signed RB Da’Rel Scott on Tuesday. Scott was waived by the Giants last Tuesday. To make room for Scott, the Giants waived DE Justin Trattou.

Giants Add Two to the Practice Squad: The Giants had two vacancies on the Practice Squad to fill and they did so by signing CB Junior Mertile and LB Darin Drakeford. Mertile is a rookie free agent who was with the Giants in training camp. Drakeford was an undrafted rookie free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs who was released from the Chiefs’ Practice Squad on October 1st.

The vacancies were created when the Giants signed CB Charles James from the Practice Squad to the 53-man roster and the Buffalo Bills signed LB Ty Powell from the Giants’ Practice Squad.

New York Giants Coach Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of Tuesday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:

New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Tuesday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on RB Brandon Jacobs: Brandon Jacobs set for increased role by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Sights and Sounds from Giants-Eagles Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Eagles game is available at Giants.com.

Notes: Linebackers Spencer Paysinger and Jon Beason have switched jersey numbers. Beason will now wear #52 and Paysinger #54.

Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride said on Tuesday that 35-of-61 of the Giants’ third-down situations this year have been 11 yards or more.

Oct 062013
 
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Deeper Into the Abyss, the New York Giants Fall to 0-5: The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants 36-21 on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With the loss, the Giants have fallen to 0-5 (and 0-2 in the NFC East).

For the second week in a row, a close game got away from the Giants late. The game started off well for New York as the Giants’ defense forced a three-and-out on Philadelphia’s first possession. And the Giants quickly went up 7-0 as the G-Men drove 62 yards in five plays. The big play was a 49-yard pass from QB Eli Manning to WR Hakeem Nicks. Two plays later, RB David Wilson scored from five yards out.

After that, however, the New York Giants’ offense went dormant for the rest of the first half as one of the worst defenses in the NFL forced the Giants to punt four times and also caused RB Brandon Jacobs to fumble.

Meanwhile, the Eagles scored 19 unanswered points in the half, with one touchdown and four field goals. The Giants’ defense only forced one other punt in the first half and embarrassingly allowed QB Michael Vick to scramble for 34 yards on 3rd-and-20 on one of the field goal drives. (For some reason, Tom Coughlin accepted a holding penalty on the play preceding this snafu instead of declining it and making it 4th-and-4 near mid-field). Vick later would be forced to leave the game late in the second quarter with a hamstring injury, but back-up QB Nick Foles had no problem carving up the Giants’ defense.

Momentum swung back in favor of the Giants in the third quarter. After a three-and-out on their opening possession of the second half, New York scored touchdowns on their next two drives, both capped off with touchdown throws from Manning to WR Rueben Randle. The first drive was a 7-play, 87-yard affair with Randle scoring from 26 yards out. The next drive was a 7-play, 51-yard effort with Randle scoring from six yards out. The Giants led 21-19 late in the third quarter.

But the Eagles scored the next 17 points to run away with the game. An 8-play, 57-yard drive set up the go-ahead 41-yard field goal to make the game 22-21. The Giants went three-and-out and then Manning turned into a turnover machine, throwing interceptions on the next three drives. The Eagles quickly put the game away after the first two of these interceptions by scoring touchdowns, including on the first play after the first interception (a 25-yard pass to TE Brent Celek) and then a 4-play, 38-yard drive that ended with a 5-yard pass to WR DeSean Jackson. Game, set, and match.

“It all comes down to the interceptions,” said Coughlin after the game. “Two of them were just… almost unbelievable… There were a couple of those plays that were terrible… He’s way, way too good a player to have these kinds of things happen.”

Offensively, Manning finished the game 24-of-52 for 334 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Nicks caught nine passes for 142 yards, Randle six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Victor Cruz five catches for 48 yards. Brandon Jacobs only gained 37 yards on 11 carries and David Wilson 16 yards on six carries. The Giants were held to a measly 53 yards rushing.

Defensively, the Giants allowed the Eagles to accrue 439 total net yards including 299 net yards passing and 140 net yards rushing. Backup QB Nick Foles completed nine of his first eleven passes. The Giants’ defense did not force one turnover and only had one sack.

Video lowlights are available at NFL.com.

Injury Report: RB David Wilson left the game in the first quarter with a neck injury and did not return. The injury is not believed to be serious. DE Mathias Kiwanuka injured his ribs. S Cooper Taylor and LS Zak DeOssie had x-rays taken  for unknown injuries after the game.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Post-Game Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s post-game press conference are available at Giants.com.

Post-Game Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of the post-game media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Post-Game Notes: Inactive for the Giants were QB Ryan Nassib, WR Louis Murphy (ankle), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OC David Baas (neck), DT Linval Joseph (ankle/knee), CB Corey Webster (hip), and CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring).

Sep 272013
 
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Kevin Boothe, New York Giants (October 28, 2012)

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September 27, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Baas, Snee, and Webster Out: Not practicing on Friday were OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), and CB Corey Webster (hip). All four players have officially been ruled “out” of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

OT David Diehl (thumb), DE Justin Trattou (ankle), LB Spencer Paysinger (hip), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis. Diehl is “doubtful”; Williams and Taylor are “questionable”; and Thomas, Paysinger, and Trattou are “probable” for the game on Sunday.

The Giants will head to Kansas City with only six healthy offensive linemen on the current 53-man roster. Head Coach Tom Coughin would not reveal who would start at left guard, center, and right guard. Kevin Boothe could start at left guard or center. James Brewer could start at right or left guard, as could Brandon Mosley. Jim Cordle could start at center.

In addition, in all likelihood, Giants will have to make a roster move on Saturday in order to sign one of the three offensive linemen currently on the Practice Squad: Stephen Goodin, Eric Herman, or Steven Baker.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday press conference are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: Full Speed Ahead by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on Coordinators Kevin Gilbride and Perry Fewell: Like Their Players, Kevin Gilbride, Perry Fewell Struggling by Bob Glauber of Newsday

Article on the New York Giants Offensive Line: Giants’ Offensive Line on Hot Seat by Jeff Roberts of The Bergen Record