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:

Oct 212013
 
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Eli Manning, New York Giants (October 6, 2013)

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Brandon Jacobs Not Playing Against Vikings? FOXSports is reporting that RB Brandon Jacobs, who is officially “questionable” to play in Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a hamstring injury, is unlikely to play. After practicing on Thursday and Friday on a limited basis, Jacobs did not practice on Saturday.

If Jacobs cannot play, Michael Cox and Peyton Hillis will be the main running backs.

Giants.com Q&A With Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Coughlin Corner: Monday night matchup by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Article on New York Giants Fans and the 2013 NFL Season: Giants will hear it from fans if they lose to Vikings on Monday night by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Articles on the Giants Passing Game:

Article on Wide Receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz: Giants’ Hakeem Nicks can use Victor Cruz as an example of what free agency could bring by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on OC David Baas and DE Mathias Kiwanuka: Giants’ Mathias Kiwanuka and David Baas can relate to David Wilson’s neck pain by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on LB Spencer Paysinger: Giants Q&A: Spencer Paysinger talks about growing up in Beverly Hills by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

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 072013
 
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Rueben Randle, New York Giants (October 6, 2013)

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October 7, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – 13 on the Injury List: The Giants had a jog-thru practice on Monday. Not “practicing” were RB David Wilson (neck), TE Brandon Myers (ankle), 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 is) being thoroughly evaluated and we’ll see the results,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Hopefully we’ll get some results about that. He has to have a full medical appraisal of what happened. We’ll wait on that…He did suffer some kind of tingling, so he was immediately pulled out of the game, not to return.”

“Damontre strained a hamstring and that really limited what we could do with him (in the game against the Eagles),” said Coughlin.

Practicing on a limited basis were WR Louis Murphy (ankle), DT Linval Joseph (ankle), LB Mark Herzlich (toe), and CB Terrell Thomas (knee).

Giants to Re-Sign RB Da’Rel Scott: With RB David Wilson (neck) ailing, according to press reports, the Giants will re-sign RB Da’Rel Scott on Tuesday.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday Media Conference Call: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday media conference call is available at Giants.com.

QB Eli Manning on WFAN: The audio of Monday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBSNewYork.com.

Player Media Conference Calls: The transcripts of the Monday’s media conference calls with the following players are available at Giants.com:

WFAN‘s Mike Francesa’s Rant on the 2013 New York Giants: The audio of WFAN’s Mike Francesa’s rant on the 0-5 New York Giants is available at CBSNewYork.com.

Article on the 2013 New York Giants: Trade Eli? Everything on table for 0-5 Giants by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Roman Oben Breaks Down the Giants-Eagles Game: Roman Oben: Plays that Changed the Game (video) by Giants.com

Notes: The New York Giants have been outscored in the fourth quarter this year 61-21.

In terms of career passing attempts, QB Eli Manning is now the franchise’s all-time leader with 4,660.

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).

Oct 032013
 
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David Wilson and David Diehl, New York Giants (August 24, 2013)

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October 3, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report – Webster Has a Setback: Not practicing on Thursday were DT Linval Joseph (ankle/knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (knee/achilles), CB Corey Webster (hip), CB Aaron Ross (back), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), and TE Adrien Robinson (foot).

It looks like the Giants may be without both of their starting defensive tackles and three of their cornerbacks on Sunday.

Webster, who has missed the last two games, did not practice on Thursday after working on a limited basis on Wednesday. “(Webster) worked a couple of plays yesterday and came out today and he was sore, so they held him out,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

“(Joseph is) in a boot,” said Coughlin. “He actually has made pretty good progress, but at this point in time he does not have the green light.”

DT Shaun Rogers (back), LB Mark Herzlich (toe), and CB Terrell Thomas (knee) practiced on a limited basis.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (knee), S Cooper Taylor (shoulder), and OT David Diehl (thumb) fully practiced.

Diehl to Start at Right Guard: David Diehl revealed on Thursday that he will start at right guard in place of James Brewer this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles. Will Beatty will remain at left tackle, Kevin Booth at left guard, Jim Cordle at center, and Justin Pugh at right tackle.

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

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

Article on General Manager Jerry Reese: Jerry Reese Needs to Answer for the Giants’ 0-4 start by Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Tom Coughlin Not Immune if NY Giants Skid Continues by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul, WR Hakeem Nicks, and RB David Wilson: First-Round Fizzles Behind Giants’ 0-4 Flop by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on the New York Giants Offense: Offensive Woes Suggest the Giants Are Behind the Times by Jonathan Clegg of The Wall Street Journal

Article on OC Jim Cordle: Jim Cordle and O-Line Subs Look to Improve by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on S Will Hill: In His Own Words: Giants S Will Hill Looks for Fresh Start as Suspension Ends by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Sep 292013
 
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Spencer Paysinger (52), New York Giants (September 29, 2013)

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The New York Giants Fall to 0-4: The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Giants 31-7 on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. With the loss, the Giants fall to 0-4. The last time the Giants started 0-4 was in 1987, with two of those losses being replacement games during the NFL strike.

“Coming into the season, if you told me I was 0-4, I wouldn’t have believed you,” WR Victor Cruz said after the game.

“Right now we’re low as you can get,” said DE Justin Tuck. “We’re going to find a way to right this ship. Or we’re going to die trying.”

The game was closer than the final score would indicate. For the most part, the Giants’ defense performed adequately but received no support from the offense and special teams.

The Chiefs led the Giants 17-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, the difference being a successful 51-yard field goal by the Chiefs, a 44-yard missed field goal by PK Josh Brown, and an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by the Chiefs late in the third quarter. A 43-yard punt return by WR Rueben Randle was also called back by an unnecessary block-in-the-back penalty on DE Justin Trattou.

The only real significant defensive lapse for three quarters was the 11-play, 98-yard scoring drive on the Chiefs’ third possession of the game. The Giants, however, quickly responded with a 2-play, 74-yard touchdown drive with the touchdown coming on a 69-yard pass from QB Eli Manning to WR Victor Cruz.

The Giants did very little on offense the rest of the game as New York was 1-of-14 on third down (7 percent) while the Chiefs were 9-of-16 on third down (56 percent). The Giants had six first-half possessions. They had the one big scoring play, but also punted three times and turned the football over when Manning was sacked and fumbled the ball away. The Giants had a chance to tie the game at the end of the first half, but Brown missed the field goal.

In the second half, the Giants could not pick up one first down in their first five possessions of the third quarter. In all, in the third and fourth quarters, the Giants punted five times, turned the ball over twice (one interception and one fumble), and turned the ball over on downs late in the game.

Defensively in the second half, the Giants picked off QB Alex Smith twice and forced two punts in the third quarter. But in the fourth quarter, the defense finally broke by giving up a 14-play, 80-yard touchdown drive (which was extended by a special teams penalty) and a 3-play, 35-yard yard touchdown drive after a fumble by RB Da’Rel Scott.

Offensively, Manning finished the game 18-of-37 for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. RB David Wilson had 55 yards on 13 carries. Cruz caught 10 passes for 164 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, linebackers Mark Herzlich (8) and Spencer Paysinger (7) led the team in tackles. Paysinger was also credited with one sack and recovered a fumble. S Antrel Rolle and CB Prince Amukamara each had interceptions.

“The coach said once we’re fed up with how we’re playing, we’ll do something about it,” Tuck said. “Obviously we’re not fed up yet.”

Video lowlights are available at NFL.com.

Injury Report: LB Mark Herzlich injured his toe in the game. X-rays were negative, but Herzlich was wearing a protective boot in the locker room. DE Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a knee contusion. DE Justin Tuck injured his neck but returned to the game. CB Jayron Hosley strained his hamstring and did not return. CB Aaron Ross injured his back and was replaced by CB Trumaine McBride.

Post-Game Press Conference Highlights from Coughlin and Manning: Video highlights from the post-game press conferences with Head Coach Tom Coughlin and QB Eli Manning are available at NFL.com.

Post-Game Player Media Q&As: Video clips 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, TE Adrien Robinson (foot), OC David Baas (neck), OG Chris Snee (hip), DT Johnathan Hankins, CB Corey Webster (hip), and S Cooper Taylor (shoulder).

Sep 232013
 
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Justin Tuck, New York Giants (September 22, 2013)

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September 23, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: There was no word on Monday about the status of FB Henry Hynoski, who fractured his left shoulder in the New York Giants-Carolina Panthers game on Sunday.

According to press reports, OC David Baas (neck) and OG Chris Snee (hip) underwent MRI’s on Monday.

“I think (Snee has) got some issues,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “We’re trying to figure out where that is right now. Also David Baas has some issues.”

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

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

QB Eli Manning on WFAN: The audio of Monday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available CBSNewYork.com

Articles on the 2013 New York Giants:

Sep 202013
 
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Corey Webster, New York Giants (September 8, 2013)

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September 20, 2013 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Friday were CB Corey Webster (hip), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), and OT David Diehl (thumb). Webster is officially listed as “doubtful” for the game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Robinson and Diehl will not play.

“Evidently (Webster) has an issue with his hip flexor, in that area somewhere,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin, “and he couldn’t practice yesterday and couldn’t practice today.”

QB Ryan Nassib (foot) and OG Brandon Mosley (back) practiced on a limited basis. Both players are officially listed as “probable” for the game.

WR Hakeem Nicks was excused from practice for personal reasons, but is expected to play on Sunday.

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: Emotional Tug of War 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 the 2013 New York Giants: NY Giants Deserve Benefit of Doubt by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Articles on Head Coach Tom Coughlin:

Article on the Giants’ Offensive Line: Giants Shifting O-Line Can’t Key Together to Create Holes by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Seeks Breakout Game by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on LB Spencer Paysinger: Giants Defense Puts Faith in Paysinger by Jeff Roberts of The Bergen Record

Article on S Stevie Brown: Stevie Brown’s ACL Surgery: 63 Minutes to a New Knee by Jenny Vrentas of SI.com

Quotes: Head Coach Tom Coughlin on TE Larry Donnell: “When he was a free agent tight end a year ago before he got himself hurt. He’s athletic and he’s big. He can run, he wants to. I love ‘want to’s.’ I want every guy to have the same passion that he did when somebody said, ‘Sign this and you can be a Giant.’ That’s what I’m looking for. This kid’s got it. He’s got it. Now he’s green as that grass right there, but I like that, too, to be honest with you. Every day is a new day. But he wants to, he wants to.”

Aug 032013
 
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George Martin, Bill Parcells, New York Giants (August 3, 2013)

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Bill Parcells Enshrined Into the Hall of Fame: Bill Parcells, who served as Giants’ defensive coordinator and linebackers coach (1981-1982) and head coach (1983-1990), was officially enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Former Giants’ defensive end George Martin (1975-1988) introduced Parcells. Giants’ co-owner Ann Mara, President/CEO John Mara, and Head Coach Tom Coughlin were in attendance for the ceremony.

For a complete list of Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, see the Hall of Fame section of the website.

August 3, 2013 New York Giants Training Camp Reports: The Giants held their seventh training camp practice on Saturday afternoon at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The next practice is on Sunday from 1:30-3:45PM, but this practice is closed to the public. For a complete training camp schedule and Giants.com Q&A guide, see the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Update: Not practicing on Saturday were WR Hakeem Nicks (groin), CB Corey Webster (groin), OL Justin Pugh (concussion), FB Henry Hynoski (PUP – knee), OG Chris Snee (PUP – hip), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP – back), DT Markus Kuhn (PUP – knee), and CB Terrell Thomas (PUP – knee).

“(Pugh is) getting better,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s feeling better.”

“(Webster) does (feel better),” said Coughlin. “But he seems to be doing okay. Hopefully it’s not going to be long.”

“I would hope (Nicks will practice on Tuesday),” said Coughlin. “That’s the plan.”

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

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

Articles on Head Coach Tom Coughlin:

Articles on the Running Backs:

Article on OT David Diehl: Diehl to Haters: ‘Keep Bringing It’ by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

Articles on the Defensive Line:

Article on the Linebackers: Linebacker Spots Up for Grabs at NY Giants Training Camp by Ebenezer Samuel of The Daily News

Article on the Defensive Backs: For Giants Secondary, Communication is the Key by Dave Hutchinson of The Star-Ledger

Articles on Former Giants’ Head Coach Bill Parcells:

Quotes: Tight Ends Coach Mike Pope on tight ends Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell: “We want to get Adrien on the field. He’s a terrific target and runs well. We’d like to see if Larry Donnell can make a contribution. Certainly size and talent-wise, he has that. But he missed all the spring and mini-camps because of a broken foot, so he’s virtually just starting right now. So, how fast can those guys grow? The faster they grow, the more effective we’re going to be. I do think we have, size-wise, the biggest group I’ve ever worked with. These guys are 278, 280, 282, and they can run fairly well. We haven’t had that around here since I’ve been here. That’s since 1982. We haven’t had that size player. So that should add to our running game on the edge, and should enable us to block some of these defensive ends and some of these outside linebackers that are in this league now. Hopefully, with the quickness and speed of our running backs, that can be a huge contribution: the way we block the edge of the offense and are more effective in the run game.”