We are seeking input from fans on who the candidates should be for this year's "BBI Giant of the Year" voting. To be clear, we are not collecting votes right now - just feedback on who should be on the poll.
The "BBI Giant of the Year” 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 vote is held at the end of each season by members of the BBI community and the award is presented at a ceremony on the practice fields during training camp. For a list of previous winners, see the BBI Giant of the Year
section of the website.
Here is a list of candidates we are considering. Please feel free to suggest additions or deletions to this list.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Moved past Bill Parcells into second place as the Giants' winningest coach (83 regular-season wins, eight post-season wins).
QB Eli Manning: Not as good as 2011, but Manning still threw for 3,948 yards and 26 touchdowns.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw: Bradshaw had his second best season ever as a Giant, rushing for 1,015 yards on 221 attempts (4.6 yards per carry). Tough guy who did this despite playing on a foot that once again needed offseason surgery. (Downside is he would not be present for training camp ceremony).
WR Victor Cruz: Not as good as 2011, but Cruz still caught more passes in 2012 (86) and touchdowns (10) than he did in 2011. Finished with 1,092 yards. (Downside is he may not be present for training camp ceremony if he is holding out).
S Antrel Rolle: He finished with a team-high 96 tackles. Rolle also had two interceptions, one forced fumble, and five pass defenses.
S Stevie Brown: Brown had the most interceptions in a single season by a Giant in 44 years. Brown played in all 16 games, started 11, and finished with 76 tackles, 11 pass defenses, eight interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
Not pissed at all. He did have a sack in the last seven games of the season.
Stevie Brown is on the list.
Nevermind...I see what you did...
is a good idea as a nominee
And what he has meant to to the franchise, Tuck should be on the list.
Pope did his best work in previous years with Boss and Ballard.
Where the recipient plays poorly and/or gets hurt the following year?
I nominate Bob!
Bradshaw. He gave everything he had and left it on the field.
I would put Prince on there
kept Eli on his feet and gave Bradshaw at least a yard on every carry.
No one else on defense should even be mentioned....never mind given serious consideration. They embarrassed themselves as a unit and us as fans that take pride in Giants defense.
Eli's second half was meh. Cruz disappeared after he was nailed a few times. Bennett was just ok. Beatty had his best season to date but Giant of the Year? Ahmad could be considered on toughness. Brown until he was injured might have been our most consistent offensive player when he touched the ball. Eh it's a mess TBH.
Frankly we should abstain this year. No one deserves it.
None of the Above gets the trophy!
If not for a gritty performance last year... than for a lifetime achievement award... Great Giant.
no one really leaps out at you as deserving
I'd put Beatty on the list.
He had the most outstanding performance of any Giant this season. No one else is even very close in my book. Sure stats can lie but in this case they tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but....
2 NFC Defensive Player of the Week Awards
Established a Giants franchise record for single-season interception return yards (259).
He finished the season with 307 turnover return yards, which ranked as the fourth highest single-season total in NFL history
His 8 interceptions was the most by a Giant in a season since 1968.
He was simply the best in Blue in 2013.
Stats ... With all the first downs, TD's, yardage etc... The Giants gave up they had to work overtime all season long!
In honor of the world's greatest Giant fan - left this earth in his Victor Cruz Jersey.
Sorry, I don't know how to post a link, but if you copy and paste the following, you will see what I mean:
(If someone agrees, maybe they can provide this link to this photo. I think that it would be a small but meaningful way to honor him).
He play way beyond expectations last year.
For another 2d half collapse? These names should be on the ballot... Eli, Cruz, Bradshaw, Rolle and Prince. Coaches, PR guys, owners, etc... shouldn't be eligible IMO. Say it every year.
It should go to either:
And I think you ALL know why!
It's already been named after Hope Johnson.
Tons of heart and Giants pride going out there as banged up as he was. Gave his all for the team, on Sundays.
and give it to Ahmad Bradshaw. Please.
But how can you give it to anybody else but Bradshaw ?
My favorite moments - screaming and hollering at Tom because he wanted to go into the game; playing with "everything" broken.
He's the perfect example of a young man who screwed up big (having to go to jail for it) to one who cautiously took to being a Giant, then cried alligator tears when told he was not coming back.
If we had a room-full of Bradshaws, the other teams would afraid to come out to take the field against us.
not only for gutting it out every single week on a bad wheel.. but because he brought it so many times.. so many games.. he didnt have the size of others.. or the speed.. but he had HEART !!!
I like what Stevie Brown did.. but Bradshaw was the heart and soul of the team IMO.. and that deserves recognition and reward.. its not just about stats..
The award IMO is for the Giant of the Year..
Who represented the Giants better last year?? Bradshaw gave his all.. played hurt.. played through injuries.. broken feet.. never complained.. was there every Sunday.. thats Giants football.. Bradshaw's Giants Career Highlights
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AB did that 44 proud !!!!!!
Ahmad Bradshaw.. the man who runs like he is angry at the grass LOL !!
for his fiery leadership, which will be missed, and getting those stats hobbled. Only wish we saw him healthy and on 2 feet. That would have been a sight
candidacy? After seeing the Jets mess play out, I appreciate more and more the way JM and ST have continued the tradition of dignity and class established by Wellington Mara and re-enforced by Bob Tisch. JM and ST have seamlessly continued the harmonious and professional atmosphere forged by the fathers. It is that culture that allows JR, TC and co to do their jobs.
Extremely consistent and kept Eli's blind-side clean most of the year.
defense last year. Most of the team had a 'down' year in my opinion, yet Stevie Brown was making play after play. Lot's of picks and was a solid safety. He's not a sexy name, the most famous or longest tenured Giant, but in my opinion had the best individual season last year.
...the award in lieu of a player this year for enduring the team's lackluster late season effort.
I nominate Elitemob32 and JerseyJoeDynasty.
the problem is we would need to buy two trophies. The trophy is $900.
like most of you are saying the original six candidates are fine (Coughlin, Manning, Bradshaw, Cruz, Brown, Rolle).
Common names that kept coming up were Bennett, Pope, Tynes, Beatty, and Boothe.
Do you guys really think Tynes should be on the list? While Tynes kicked the second-most FGs in 2012 (33), he was only 18th in FG percentage. Also, his miss against the Skins was a killer, and he had two shots at the FG in Philly (granted that was a long kick).
Speaking hypothetically, would you get 2 trophies if there was a tie?
No, I don't think one trophy with two names would work. Someone needs to take possession of the trophy.
In the unlikely event of a tie, we would have a run off.
Not only because he deserves it, but also because he's not here anymore.
AB not TC
also for scoring the winning TD in last yers Super Bowl.
He played hurt all year. If TIKI had his heart and desire he
would be in the HOF.
BRADSHAW with ROLLE a close 2nd IMO
Yes, he did spend most of the year injured, but when he was in there the defense improved dramatically. You could argue that his presence on the field was the most significant one for the defense, and that things really went down the tubes when he couldn't go.
Give it to #44 and thank him for the good times.