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New York Giants 2013 draft

The New York giants started off by picking Justin Pugh, not only does he add youth to the line he also adds some versatility. Picking Pugh is a great choice for the giant i think he will do well for us. Damontre Moore the giants third pick, will add some depth to for Defensive ends. He defiantly needs some improvement, but with being around Justin tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul he will do all the growing he needs to do. With our second pick Jonathan Hankins, gives us great depth inside with his ability. Eli manning is very comfortable with drafting Ryan Nassib as Quarterback. from Syracuse. with Carr only having one more year left on his contract it is most likely for Nassib to fill the role of back up in 2014.

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Giants Postitions that Needs some Attention

With the Giants coming off of a season that us New York Giants fans aren’t to happy with, the team needs to start thinking of positions that need filling. I believe that several position should be under close watch. Including the positions Corner back, defensive end, Linebacker, and guard. Starting with our corner backs, Prince Amukamara had a pretty good year but we have Webster coming off an absolute horrible year. Yes, we do still have Terrell Thomas but he isn’t as consistent and as reliable as we need him to be. This brings me to our pass rushing. Justin Tuck is about 30 years old and isn’t as mobile as he use to be. This brings me to the point that, Giants nation needs an NFL caliber pass rusher that will bring more energy to our team as well as bringing the team some major stops. This brings me to our linebackers. We don’t necessarily need to fill the spot, but bringing in some fresh bodies wouldn’t hurt. we have some depth in this position but all of our starters are way passed their better days. They all didn’t have such great seasons and our defense took a slight hit on our running game. Our Giants weren’t tackling as strong and has hard as they usually do. When tackling we looked quite sloppy we weren’t wrapping up when we needed a big play.

In the draft we have the same picks that we usually do Round 1-Pick 19, Round 2-51, Round 3- Pick 83, Round 4-Pick 115, Round 5-Pick 147, Round 6-Pick 179,Round 7-Pick 211. Although we have the same usual picks we always do theres a good chance we will get a compensatory pick later in the draft.

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Our NY Giants Blog has a new home

This Just In! Our NY Giants Blog has a new home. We are excited to officially merge with today. Click here for our new Giants Blog Home Page.

The end of the season for the NY Giants was a disappointing one to say the least. After starting the season 6-2 it appeared as the team had picked up right where they left off after winning the SuperBowl the previous year. However, the reigning SuperBowl Champs struggled throughout the second half of the season and missed the playoffs. After a dissapointing end to the season the biggest news for the Giants this off-season was the departure of Osi Umenyiora, so I look forward to seeing how the rest of the off-season plays out for them as the team looks to reclaim a spot as one of the top tier teams in the NFC. The addition of Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins from the Eagles should help the pash rush and fill some of the void with Umenyiora gone.

Players to Watch in 2013: David Wilson, Cullen Jenkins, Prince Amukamara, Keith Rivers

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Trap Game

The Giants are set to take on the 49ers. It could very well be a trap game for the 49ers. The Giants will sometimes look like chumps, and sometimes look like reigning champions. If it’s the latter, there could be an upset coming.

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The Giants were 9-7 last year and will go 9-7 this year. They are never great in the regular season but should still sneak into the playoffs like last year.

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Giants Gonna Go 0-16

The NFL released the official schedules for the 2012-2013 season, and I got to say…the Giants are screwed. I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility for them to go from 1st to worst. The Giants have by far the toughest schedule of any team, which includes playoff rematches with the Falcons, Packers, and 49ers, with games against the Steelers, Ravens, and Saints to boot. For many of you looking at your schedules, yeah, I think you’ll even lose to the Buccaneers and Browns this year. Good job thinking you could take a week off. Lest we forget that you have to play the Eagles, Cowboys, and ‘Skins twice. They always play terrible against Washington, Tony Romo will become an elite quarterback this year, and the Eagles just find ways to terrorize the G-Men. This year I think will be no different.

Besides a very tough schedule, there will be other reasons why the Giants go winless. Two key losses from a championship team a year ago will come back a bite the Giants. Nobody is really talking about them because Giants fans disliked them most of the time. They are Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs. Manningham was a #3 WR on that team, but that depth and versatility on the offense was a big strength. Now with one less proven offensive threat to throw to, the burden is on Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz solely. As a side note, Cruz had a stellar season, but his stats will be nowhere near that this year. As for Jacobs…he was a top 10 running back in the league, and the Giants version of ground-and-pound will be grounded, as they will sorely miss Jacobs. Finally, I have a sneaking suspicion that Eli Manning will have a serious injury that will cost him most of the season. How do we know that neck injuries aren’t hereditary?

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With the 32nd Pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the NY Giants Select…

We are only ten days away from the 2012 NFL Draft! You’ve had two months to celebrate your Superbowl championship, but that’s over Giants fans. Congrats but now we start on the next season. The Giants have the unfortunate position of drafting last in this year’s draft. Having already lost key players to their championship squad like Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs, what position should the Giants address first with their 1st round selection?

So, with the 32nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…Doug Martin RB Boise State! Enjoy your new Ron Dayne to go along with the injury-prone Ahmad Bradshaw. But, I think this is the biggest need position (with the acquisition of Keith Rivers at LB) because Eli Manning will have a down season showing that last year was a fluke. So, Eli will need a running game to fall back on.

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Jacobs Follows Manningham to San Fran

The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly come to terms with former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs to a 1-year deal. This comes after Superbowl XLVI standout Mario Manningham was acquired by the team with a two-year deal just a week ago. The Giants released Jacobs earlier this month rather than pay him a $500,000 roster bonus to go along with the $4.4 million he was due this season. Playing behind Ahmad Bradshaw, Jacobs rushed for only 571 yards in 2011, his lowest total since 2006, and was booed at times by New York fans. Now, he will join a backfield led by Pro-Bowl running back, Frank Gore. Manningham filled a huge positional need for the 9ers, as their offense was average at best, and relied heavily on the running game. He will join a receiving core including incumbent Michael Crabtree and the highly scrutinized offseason acquisition of Randy Moss. So, the 49ers took Jacobs and Manningham away from the G-Men…I guess they’re still a little upset about losing in the NFC Championship to the Giants back in January. Can you spell R-E-V-E-N-G-E?

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New York Giants 2011 Preview

While most teams would be pleased with a 10-6 record, the New York Giants were extremely disappointed with how their 2010 campaign ended. Sloppy play and a few collapses, particularly the meltdown against Philadelphia at home, are all most seem to remember about last season. After giving Tom Coughlin an extension during the off-season, management has given the coach a vote of confidence after a couple of late season let downs. New York is looking to come back strong this season after falling short the previous year, but it will not come easy. Dallas and Philadelphia are both looking very strong within the division.. Long-time linemen Shaun O’Hara, Shawn Andrews, and Richard Seubert were released by the team looking to get younger up front. Also not brought back were tight end Kevin Boss and fullback Madison Hedgecock. Both were integral parts of the Giants’ run game the past few years. Wide receiver Steve Smith, one of Eli Manning’s favorite targets, signed with rival Philadelphia while recovering from microfracture surgery. Those are a lot of major subtractions and this only covers the offensive side of the ball. A lot of the team’s success will depend on Eli Manning. Manning threw for a lot of yards and touchdowns last year, but his play came with a league leading 25 interceptions and 5 lost fumbles. It will be tough for Manning to significantly lower those numbers with a diminished supporting cast and improved competition. David Baas was signed to replace O’Hara and has done a good job thus far. Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham both return and should make a formidable duo of receivers. The Giants are also expecting big things from last year’s preseason star ,Victor Cruz, which is why they felt it was alright to pass on Smith, among the injury concerns.

The vaunted Giants defense is looking vulnerable this year after a rash of injuries during the preseason. Osi Umenyiora had surgery on his knee after holding out for a new contract and demanding a trade. First round draft pick Prince Amukamara broke his foot on the first day of training camp and won’t be back until mid-September. Leading tackler cornerback Terrell Thomas tore his ACL in the Giants’ second preseason game. Joining him on IR will be fellow corner Bruce Johnson and second round pick defensive tackle Marvin Austin. Fellow defensive tackles Rocky Bernard and Barry Cofield left via free agency. New York is hoping for big things from second year defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. As usual, look for the Giants to rush the passer very well with their front four. The linebacking and defensive backfields are looking very thin right now. Projected starters Clint Stintim and Jonathon Goff have also landed on IR. Former linebacker Kawika Mitchell was recently re-signed to fill in. He will be joined by Mathias Kiwanuka. Kiwanuka is coming off injury as well and is a more natural defensive end.  The injuries leave just Aaron Ross and Corey Webster as the starters in the secondary

The outlook for the 2011 Giants is tough to predict. They are a talented team, but have had a very troubling offseason. Can Eli Manning cut down on the mental errors? Can they overcome the injuries and players lost in free agency? The mental toughness of this team will be challenged from the get-go. If Eli is ready to take charge of the team and be the player the Giants expect, look for this team to fight until the end for a playoff spot. If Manning is unable to then New York could be in for another season of disappointment.

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Plaxico Burress walked out of a New York prison Monday after having served nearly two years for fumbling away a loaded gun in his pants and shooting himself in a NYC nightclub. Plax, alongside well-known agent Drew Rosenhaus, made it known that that the 34 yr old Burress’s services will be open to all 32 teams once football is resumed. Yes Giants fans, even the G-men. “I wouldn’t rule out any team, I wouldn’t rule out the Giants, I wouldn’t rule out any club,” Rosenhaus told reporters. “I really won’t talk about specific teams because I don’t want to hurt his position. As far as the Giants, my personal opinion is he wouldn’t rule them out. I certainly wouldn’t.”

First of all, if Plaxico is really serious about looking for a fresh start then there’s no way he goes back to the meadowlands, let alone another nightclub in the Tri-State area. Not to mention, Burress was sporting an old school Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap leaving prison, perhaps hinting at his preferred destination to take his talents once the NFL lockout is over.

But at the same time can the Giants organization really live with seeing Michael Vick throwing jump balls to the corner end zone for Burress? What could be an even more nauseating predicament for the Giants would be to see Plax play for the other New York team occupying the stadium.

The Giants have shown little to no interest in pursuing Burress and the great comeback storyline potential he has now that he is a free man. The Giants players would certainly welcome him back with open arms, especially Eli Manning who hasn’t looked the same since Plaxico was sent away. Former and current Giants players have verbally voiced their support for Burress and have gone to management hoping to change their stance. “I was campaigning before the lockout started,” defensive end Justin Tuck said. I hope we can get No. 17 back to Giants Stadium.” Michael Strahan said if he were in charge of the Giants front offices and the lockout wasn’t currently in place, signing Plaxico would be the first order of business.

Bringing Burress back would send a favorable message to players across the league about playing for the Giants organization. The New York media and its’ fans would not have a problem with the move. They are a very forgiving bunch as long as you perform. Plus, Plaxico would be given a free pass because he delivered in the clutch time and time again with the G-Men, and more importantly won a super bowl, all that resonates in the minds of Giants fans.

Plaxico’s return will not nearly be as publicly scrutinized across the country as was the case for Vick’s return to the NFL. There’s not much for the Giants to lose with signing Burress to a 1-2 yr contract. If it works out the Giants organization will be applauded for retaining Burress’s services once again, and giving a player a second chance.

If it doesn’t work out then the Giants cut ties after one year. The rewards far outweigh the risks in this particular matter with Burress. When these ridiculous labor negotiations are over and the lockout has been lifted on the NFL, the Giants should seriously take a page from their counterparts and give Plax a second chance. If not, Plax could come calling to Michael Vick and the city of brotherly love.

Written by, Michael Durnin

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