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Defenderdawg : 5/19/2017 7:21 am
Giants

Raanan ESPN NY: Should the Giants be the team to beat in the NFC East?
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/51889/should-the-giants-be-the-team-to-beat-in-the-nfc-east

Schmeelk Giants.com: Last year's rookies set big goals for Year 2
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Last-years-rookies-set-big-goals-for-Year-2/7d6e0166-042a-42e2-85fb-261d9e271e53

Offense

Duggan NJ.com: Will the Giants' offense be as conservative this season?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/05/will_the_giants_offense_be_as_conservative_this_se.html

QB

Giants.com: Giants Insider: QB Davis Webb
http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Giants-Insider-QB-Davis-Webb/8bc3be5f-37cc-40c0-ac16-95a6d4e4d965

RB

Geller PFF: Giants appear to be 'all in' on RB Paul Perkins
https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-giants-appear-to-be-all-in-on-rb-paul-perkins/

WR

Giants.com: Fact or Fiction: Eli's best ever WR unit?
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Fact-or-Fiction-Elis-best-ever-WR-unit/29188299-7087-4c73-857c-3fff9e10d514

S

Salomone Giants.com: After "red shirt" year, Darian Thompson ready to make impact
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/After-red-shirt-year-Darian-Thompson-ready-to-make-impact/28490239-dc4d-409e-822f-1365ca26bf99

Giants.com: Giants Insider: Safety Darian Thompson
http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/Giants-Insider-Safety-Darian-Thompson/25d95d68-005d-4532-932d-09a5e41d92a7

ST

Schmeelk Giants.com: Special Teams are rookies' window to roster spot
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Special-Teams-are-rookies-window-to-roster-spot/705ea271-62ff-44f7-98fa-8ac8ce3b6833

NFL

Breer MMQB: The NFL’s Biggest Position Battle Might Be in Denver
The quarterback dilemma facing new Broncos coach Vance Joseph kicks off a look at the intriguing camp calls to come. Plus early rookies who’ve stood out, what the Pats sacrificed in keeping Garoppolo and much more
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/05/18/denver-broncos-quarterback-position-battles-nfl-notebook

Banks Patriots.com: Ranking the playoff chances of the NFL's six new head coaches, and more from around the NFL
http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/05/18/ranking-playoff-chances-nfls-six-new-head-coaches-and-more-around-nfl

Geoff Schwartz SB Nation: Wrote about concussions in the NFL. How do they get diagnosed and treated, and can guys play thru them? @SBNation
http://www.sbnation.com/2017/5/18/15659000/tom-brady-concussions-nfl-gisele?

Wagner-McGough CBS Sports: NFL Front Office Power Rankings: 49ers, Buccaneers challenge Patriots for top spot
"7. Giants
They had a pretty quiet offseason in free agency, which makes sense given how active (and successful) they were a year ago when they went out and snagged Janoris Jenkins and Olivier Vernon. They managed to upgrade on offense this year. Getting Brandon Marshall for cheap could be a steal, especially considering he won't be forced to be the Giants' No. 1 target in 2017; that role still belongs to Odell Beckham. The Giants' offense will be difficult to stop in the red zone with two receivers capable of snagging jump balls. The long-term signing of Jason Pierre-Paulis also big. Last year, Pierre-Paul proved he could overcome his fireworks accident. 
In the draft, the Giants got Eli Manning his pass-catching tight end in Evan Engram. Then they bolstered their already good defense with defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson. Finally, they got their quarterback of the future in Davis Webb in the third round. Some thought Webb could've been a first-round pick."

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-front-office-power-rankings-49ers-buccaneers-challenge-patriots-for-top-spot/

Kahler MMQB: Andrew Hawkins: Just as Smart as I Am Quick
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/05/19/nfl-andrew-hawkins-columbia-university-graduation

ARIZONA
McManaman AZ Central: 'Honey Badger' Tyrann Mathieu has new outlook and he's out to 'win the day'
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2017/05/18/arizona-cardinals-tyrann-mathieu-bruce-arians/331318001/

Bickley AZ Central: Cardinals' Justin Bethel betting on himself
http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/2017/05/19/bickley-cardinals-bethel-betting-himself/331747001/

ATLANTA
Culpepper AJC: Nick Saban talked to Dan Quinn about Alabama, Falcons championship game collapses
http://www.ajc.com/sports/nick-saban-talked-dan-quinn-about-alabama-falcons-championship-game-collapses/pXIgP2Hl0ILhHCjUMIwPZJ/

McClure ESPN Atlanta: Devonta Freeman already bonding with 'flexible' OC Steve Sarkisian
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/237872/devonta-freeman-already-bonding-with-flexible-oc-steve-sarkisian

BALTIMORE
Zrebiec Bal Sun: Ravens news, notes and opinions on possible RB fit and Waller potentially changing positions again
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-ravens-news-notes-and-opinions-on-possible-rb-fit-and-waller-potentially-changing-positions-again-20170517-story.html

BUFFALO
Skurski Buffalo News: Bills hire Lake Dawson as assistant director of college scouting
http://buffalonews.com/2017/05/18/bills-hire-lake-dawson-assistant-director-college-scouting/

Skurski Buffalo News: Rick Dennison breaks down what he learned in a year with Tyrod Taylor
http://buffalonews.com/2017/05/18/rick-dennison-breaks-learned-year-tyrod-taylor/

Skurski Buffalo News: Skirmish between Shaq Lawson, Jordan Mills highlights high-intensity spring practice for Bills
http://buffalonews.com/2017/05/18/skirmish-shaq-lawson-jordan-mills-highlights-high-intensity-spring-practice-bills/

CAROLINA
Tanier B/R: The Panthers Have the Weapons to Conquer the NFL with Option Football
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2710132-the-panthers-have-the-weapons-to-conquer-the-nfl-with-option-football

Person Charlotte Observer: Panthers add a hog molly, cut son of ex-Carolina player
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/nfl-blog/article151395247.html

CINCINNATI
Phelps Cincy Jungle: Bengals can’t wait to get Joe Mixon on the field
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/5/18/15656546/bengals-cant-wait-joe-mixon-on-field

CLEVELAND
Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns revamped offensive line still has one big opening to fill: right tackle
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/05/browns_revamped_offensive_line.html

Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns' Caleb Brantley battery complaint dismissed by State Attorney in Florida
https://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/05/caleb_brantley_battery_case_di.html

Cabot Cleve Plain Dealer: Browns' Howard Wilson won't need surgery on broken kneecap, could return by midseason, according to report
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/05/howard_wilson_cleveland_browns.html

DENVER
Klis 9News Denver: Broncos mailbag: Why no new inside linebackers? What about C.J., stadium name?
http://www.9news.com/mb/sports/broncos-mailbag-why-no-new-inside-linebackers-what-about-cj-stadium-name/440515591

Klis 9News Denver: Jamaal Charles contract details: Win-win for both sides
http://www.9news.com/mb/sports/jamaal-charles-contract-details-win-win-for-both-sides/440777692

Jhabalva Denver Post: Von Miller crashes Broncos employee recognition day to thank, honor 200-plus workers
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/18/von-miller-thank-bronco-employees/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions still irked by playoff loss to Seattle Seahawks
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/05/17/detroit-lions-seattle-seahawks/327303001/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Ameer Abdullah: I'm better than whatever RB they were gonna bring in
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/05/18/detroit-lions-ameer-abdullah-injuries/329142001/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Sam Martin still wants to work out with Johnny Hekker
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/05/18/detroit-lions-sam-martin-johnny-hekker/329703001/

GREEN BAY
Nagler Mil JS: McCarthy defends decision to stick with Capers
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/05/18/mccarthy-defends-decision-stick-capers/101827886/

Wood Mil JS: Big change: Packers getting smaller inside
http://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/05/18/big-change-packers-getting-smaller-inside/101834396/

HOUSTON
McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans hire Jimmy Raye III as assistant general manager
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Jimmy-Raye-III-to-become-Texans-director-of-11154689.php

INDIANAPOLIS
Wells ESPN Indianapolis: Colts OC Rob Chudzinski in familiar territory of not having Andrew Luck
http://www.espn.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/67145/colts-oc-rob-chudzinski-in-familiar-territory-of-not-having-andrew-luck

Bowen Colts.com: Joe Philbin Seeing Necessary Strides From Offensive Line
http://colts.com/news/article-1/Joe-Philbin-Seeing-Necessary-Strides-From-Offensive-Line/ffce47a3-a2c5-4256-ae98-04b4aa4824c1

JACKSONVILLE
Cravey Fla Times Union: With Tom Coughlin back in Jacksonville, Jay Fund working to grow awareness, keep serving
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/jaguars/2017-05-18/tom-coughlin-back-jacksonville-jay-fund-working-grow-awareness-keep

Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)
5/19/17, 7:03 AM
After visiting with Bears this week, former Giants WR Victor Cruz is scheduled to meet next week with Jaguars in Jacksonville, per source.

O'Halloran Fla Times Union: Source: Jaguars, Branden Albert communicating
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-05-18/source-jaguars-branden-albert-communicating

Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: Jaguars DT Michael Bennett: Last year's season-ending injury was a blessing in disguise
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mb/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/jaguars-dt-michael-bennett-last-years-season-ending-injury-was-a-blessing-in-disguise/440568739

KANSAS CITY
Paylor KC Star: Chiefs hire Green Bay’s Tim Terry as director of pro personnel
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article151187322.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Henne Chargers.com: Evaluating the Defense with DC Gus Bradley
http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/05/18/evaluating-defense-dc-gus-bradley

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Delay of new stadium opening to affect the rebranding of Rams, including uniforms
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-stadium-20170518-story.html

Allen Spokesman Review: Former Eastern Washington football star Cooper Kupp quickly impresses Los Angeles Rams
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/may/17/former-eastern-washington-football-star-cooper-kup/

MIAMI
Salguero Miami Herald: The Miami Dolphins’ plan for backing up Mike Pouncey and what that means for Nick Mangold
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article151279722.html

MINNESOTA
Tomasson Twin cities.com: Michael Floyd to join Vikings for spring drills after home confinement transferred
http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/17/michael-floyd-to-join-vikings-for-spring-drills-after-home-confinement-transferred/

Tomasson Twin cities.com: Vikings sign former Bears DT Will Sutton
http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/17/vikings-sign-former-bears-dt-will-sutton/

NEW ENGLAND
Myers NYDN: If Brady's hiding concussions, how many others doing the same?
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/tom-brady-hiding-concussions-major-thorn-nfl-side-article-1.3173983

Lazar Boston Globe: Tom Brady has never been listed with a concussion. That may be missing the point.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/05/17/tom-brady-has-never-been-listed-with-concussion-that-may-missing-point/1T8tI9IWEqEXx4Mo8FJutI/story.html

Guregian Boston Herald: Tom Brady needs to speak up and clarify Gisele’s concussions remarked
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/05/guregian_tom_brady_needs_to_speak_up_and_clarify_gisele_s_concussions

Reiss ESPN Boston: Power running, passionate fun sum up LeGarrette Blount's time with Pats
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4803300/power-running-passionate-fun-sums-up-legarrette-blounts-time-with-pats

Daniels Providence Journal: Patriots sign OT James Ferentz and TE Sam Cotton
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170518/patriots-sign-ot-james-ferentz-and-te-sam-cotton

Daniels Providence Journal: Thanks to Arkansas, Deatrich Wise feels at home with the Patriots
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170518/thanks-to-arkansas-deatrich-wise-feels-at-home-with-patriots

NEW ORLEANS
Holder Nola.com: 11 Saints offensive players to watch in OTAs, minicamp
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/05/10_saints_offensive_players_to.html

Guillory Nola.com: Saints OL Cameron Lee looks forward to 'huge opportunity' as undrafted free agent
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/05/saints_ol_cameron_lee_looks_fo.html

Teope Nola.com: Ryan Nielsen fulfills dream to coach in NFL, brings passion to Saints defensive line
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/05/ryan_nielsens_passion_for_coac.html

Morale Nola.com: Saints rookie Al-Quadin Muhammad focused on getting up to speed
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/05/saints_rookie_al-quadin_muhamm.html

Katzenstein Nola.com: Tough love helped Saints rookie Arthur Maulet grow up as a senior at Memphis
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/05/saints_rookie_arthur_maulet_gr.html

OAKLAND
Durkin SJ Mercury News: Raiders’ Reggie McKenzie on Derek Carr contract: ‘We’ll get it done’
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/18/raiders-reggie-mckenzie-derek-carr-raiders/

Durkin SJ Mercury News: How is Marshawn Lynch fitting in with the Raiders?
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/05/18/how-is-marshawn-lynch-fitting-in-with-the-raiders/

PHILADELPHIA
Hayes Phil.com: Eagles' Roseman shows he's learning
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Eagles_Howie_Roseman_LeGarrette_Blount_Marcus_Hayes.html

Bowen Phil.com: LeGarrette Blount should correct an Eagles weakness
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Eagles_LeGarrette_Blount_should_correct_weakness___Les_Bowen.html

Berman Phil.com: Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount not worried about his age, not telling his weight
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Eagles-RB-LeGarrette-Blount-not-worried-about-his-age-not-telling-his-weight.html

Lombardo NJ.com: Why LeGarrette Blount chose Eagles over Giants, other offers
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/05/why_legarrette_blount_chose_eagles_over_giants_oth.html

Kempski Phillyvoice: LeGarrette Blount may be more than just a short-yardage back for the Eagles
http://www.phillyvoice.com/legarrette-blount-more-than-just-short-yardage-back-for-eagles/

Bowen Phil.com: To make room for LeGarrette Blount, Eagles waive DT Charles Walker
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Philadelphia-Eagles-Oklahoma-Sooners-defensive-tackle-Charles-Walker.html

McLane Phil.com: Philadelphia Eagles positional reviews: Which Rodney McLeod will we see at safety?
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Philadelphia-Eagles-positional-reviews-Rodney-McLeod-safeties.html

PITTSBURGH
Bouchette Pitt Post Gazette: Steelers release Ladarius Green, 'worst signing ever'
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/05/18/ladarius-green-released-pittsburgh-steelers-offseason-2017/stories/201705180204

Adamski Pitt Tribune Review: Steelers release tight end Green after failed physical
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/12314309-74/steelers-release-tight-end-green-after-failed-physical

Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers cast sentiment aside, release Akil Blount
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/05/17/Pittsburgh-Steelers-release-linebacker-Akil-Blount-Mel-Blount-son-Nick-Schuessler/stories/201705170185

SAN FRANCISCO
Barrows Sac Bee: Light a fire: 49ers’ roster competition promises to bring more heat
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article151287232.html

Maiocco CSN Bay Area: 49ERS QB MATT BARKLEY: 'THIS IS WHAT I KNOW AND DO BEST'
http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/49ers-qb-matt-barkley-what-i-know-and-do-best/

Branch SF Chronicle: Buried treasure? Undrafted Hikutini could stick with 49ers
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/Buried-treasure-Undrafted-TE-Hikutini-could-11153911.php

Williams NBC Bay Area: Thomas Should Give 49ers Rare Versatility
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Thomas-Should-Give-49ers-Rare-Versatility-422788104.html

Williams NBC Bay Area: Late-Round Pick Jones Could be Disruptive Force for 49ers
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Late-Round-Pick-Jones-Could-be-Disruptive-Force-for-49ers-422981124.html

Branch SF Chronicle: ‘Who is that guy?’ 49ers executive fell for Foster last year
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/Who-is-that-guy-49ers-executive-fell-for-11156656.php?

SEATTLE
Dugar Seattle PI: Seahawks' Kris Richard: Sherman has 'new, fantastic attitude'
http://seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/Seahawks-Kris-Richard-says-Sherman-has-brand-11157053.php

Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Three hands, two brothers: The inspiration behind Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin
http://www.espn.com/blog/seattle-seahawks/post/_/id/25633/three-hands-two-brothers-the-inspiration-behind-seahawks-cb-shaquill-griffin

TAMPA BAY
Stroud TB Times: Bucs say Winston must be more accurate and precise
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/bucs-say-winston-must-be-more-accurate-and-precise/2324412

Stroud TB Times: Three Bucs keys to a better Jameis Winston
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/three-bucs-keys-to-a-better-jameis-winston/2324456?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Mike Evans forming 'awesome' Buccaneers tandem with DeSean Jackson
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Mike-Evans-forming-Buccaneers-duo-DeSean-Jackson-11153217.php

Stroud TB Times: Monken: DeSean Jackson took the money and better be great
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/monken-desean-jackson-took-the-money-and-better-be-great/2324390

Auman TB Times: Bucs defense 'multiple,' but staying in 4-3 base, coach says
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/bucs-defense-multiple-but-staying-in-4-3-base-coach-says/2324395

Kania Buccaneers.com: Bucs Bigger, More Versatile Along D-Line
http://buccaneers.com/news/article-1/Bucs-Bigger-More-Versatile-Along-D-Line/1e83c363-4f4b-4006-92dc-1cbcb8cbcced

Auman TB Times: DE Jacquies Smith signs contract with Bucs for 2017
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/de-jacquies-smith-signs-contract-with-bucs-for-2017/2324261

TENNESSEE
Wyatt Titans.com: Rookie TE Jonnu Smith Ready to Listen, Learn, Contribute
http://titansonline.com/news/article-4/Rookie-TE-Jonnu-Smith-Ready-to-Listen-Learn-Contribute/6982cc55-9860-4dab-86c6-7e389b41a5a2

WASHINGTON
Allen Wash Post: Kirk Cousins not worried about his contract: "I'm in a good place right now"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/05/17/im-in-a-good-place-right-now-kirk-cousins-not-worried-about-his-contract/?utm_term=.702eba4ecc89

Keim ESPN: Kirk Cousins hasn't let contract talks with Redskins impact his work
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/76268/kirk-cousins-hasnt-let-contract-talks-with-redskins-impact-his-work

Thomas STL Post Dispatch: Redskins' Will Compton gives back in Bonne Terre
http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/redskins-will-compton-gives-back-in-bonne-terre/article_615ed1a4-8af2-52f8-acc1-b16902aa6ce9.html

Czarda Redskins.com: Redskins Will Ease Junior Galette, DeAngelo Hall Back In During Returns
http://redskins.com/news/article-1/Redskins-Will-Ease-Junior-Galette-DeAngelo-Hall-Back-In-During-Returns/29a51726-a073-4c3d-bee8-d80bae50c404

Holmes Redskins.com: Ryan Anderson Will 'Work His Tail Off' Preparing For Rookie Season
http://redskins.com/news/article-1/Ryan-Anderson-Will-Work-His-Tail-Off-Preparing-For-Rookie-Season/210a02f4-2529-40ee-8a11-c93b43ca279b

Draft

Miller B/R: Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Saquon Barkley, 2018 RB Class Could Be Special
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2710209-matt-millers-scouting-notebook-saquon-barkley-2018-rb-class-could-be-special?utm_source=twitter.com& utm_medium=referral& utm_campaign=programming-national

Goodbread NFL.com: 100 college football things to look forward to in 2017
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000808713/article/100-college-football-things-to-look-forward-to-in-2017?utm_source=Direct

QB
Campbell Walter Football: Scout Evaluates 2018 Quarterback Class; Down on Josh Rosen
http://walterfootball.com/nfldraftrumormill

Gabriel PFW: Breaking down Washington State QB Luke Falk
http://www.profootballweekly.com/2017/05/18/greg-gabriel-breaking-down-washington-state-qb-luke-falk/a71yu89/

History

Christl Packers.com: Offensive line was 'crown jewel' of Lombardi Packers
Former Packers QB John Roach opens up about Vince Lombardi’s quest for perfection, speeches & mood swings.

"On Lombardi’s offensive system: “It was simplistic. (Lombardi) was with the (New York) Giants and so was Tom Landry and they had the same plays except backward. In Green Bay, odd numbers were to the left and even numbers to the right. In Dallas, it was just the opposite. The plays were very similar. Landry probably had eight formations. Lombardi had three. Green Bay had red, blue and brown (formations).”

"I played only one year with (Cowboys middle linebacker) Lee Roy Jordan, but he told me stories where he’d be getting on guys because he came from playing for Bear Bryant (at Alabama). It was more like Green Bay. Lee Roy said he was yelling at one of the offensive halfbacks one time because he didn’t think he was putting out. He said Landry pulled him aside and said, ‘Leave him alone. I don’t want emotional players out on the field.’ Lombardi wanted us to play with strong emotions. Landry wanted everybody mentally calm. So they approached the emotional side of the game totally different.”

"On crushing the Giants, 37-0, in the 1961 NFL Championship Game: “We played a perfect game. (The Packers) had lost the championship the year before to Philadelphia and it had really hurt them. I wasn’t there, but I was told Lombardi was really preaching to them. He really got us ready for that game. And the Giants weren’t near as good as we were. We practiced that week before and I think it was like 17-below zero. We went out on the field, the ball was slick and frozen. We didn’t stay out there but 15, 20 minutes. In New York, it was like 40, maybe 50 degrees. When (the Giants) got to Green Bay, it had warmed up. It might have been 20 degrees. It was cold, but nothing like it had been. For the Giants, it was really cold. We’re on the field warming up and some of our linemen were rolling their sleeves up and the Giants came out with parkas, heavy sweaters. They trotted onto the field and looked at us, and everybody knew who was going to win the game. We were just going to decide what the score was.”

"On the 1962 title game at Yankee Stadium won by the Packers 16-7: “The wind was blowing so hard and it was so cold, it was really miserable. Y.A. Tittle was their quarterback and Bart was ours. It was hard to throw the ball. They’d throw it perfect to about halfway before the receiver, then the wind would take it."

http://packers.com/news/article/offensive-line-was-crown-jewel-of-lombardi-packers-53931e67-b7cc-48f1-9849-be3995249611

Passa AP Denver Post: Ed McCaffrey back Down Under, 18 years later, to promote Sydney Cup
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/18/ed-mccaffrey-australia-sydney-cup/

Turney PFJ: Bill Arnsparger's 1964 Zone Blitz?
http://nflfootballjournal.blogspot.com/2017/05/bill-arnspargers-1964-zone-blitz.html

Turney PFJ: 1959: Zone to Big Daddy?
http://nflfootballjournal.blogspot.com/2017/05/1959-zone-to-big-daddy.html

Bechtel SI.com: In 1954, long before the Cavaliers even existed, CLEVELAND was at the center of the sports world, with the Browns and the Indians on title marches. The attention only intensified when the city’s biggest star became embroiled in a sensational murder trial that riveted the nation.
https://si.com/longform/true-crime/cleveland-1954-browns-indians-sam-sheppard-murder-trial/index.html

Giants Birthdays 5-19

Leon Bright RB/KR FA-CFL 1981 NYG 1981-1983 5-19-1955
Odis McKinney SS D2-Colorado 1978 NYG 1978-1979 5-19-1957
Dave Tollefsen DE Signed off OAK PSQ 2007 NYG 2007-2011 5-19-1981
Defenderdawg  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/19/2017 7:49 am : link
I know I say this all the time, but thank you for doing these!

This is A LOT of work.
RE: Defenderdawg  
SGMen : 5/19/2017 8:12 am : link
In comment 13475907 Eric from BBI said:
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I know I say this all the time, but thank you for doing these!

This is A LOT of work.
I second Eric's motion.
As for the Giants articles, all I can say is of course the offense will be more open and not as conservative. We had OBJ and nothing else last year. Literally, we had zip.

I have a very good feeling about RB Perkins, Vereen and Dwarka (yes, if healthy he'll surpirse...a big IF) and potentally our rookie 4th round pick also blossoming as the season moves along.

The offense has redzone weapons this year in Marshall, Engram, maybe even Ellison, Adams and Tye (who looked good late in the year). We lack a backup WR behind Marshall and OBJ so hopefully both stay healthy all year or close to it.

But as has been noted on many a thread, we really need this OL to gel & develop. The improved TE blocking will help, for sure, but Flowers & Hart need to hold their own this year and give Eli that little bit of comfort.
I want to thank you as well,  
KarenP : 5/19/2017 8:16 am : link
I check for your thread every day - thanks!!!
RE:Raanan article  
The_Boss : 5/19/2017 8:23 am : link
Analytics/projections be damned, I just don't see Dallas winning 10 games this year and the division.
Agreed  
Dnew15 : 5/19/2017 8:26 am : link
Thank you - I literally read your post EVERY MORNING - it's as much of my daily routine as drinking coffee.
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Klaatu : 5/19/2017 10:03 am : link


It's all in a day's work for the Dawg Wonder.
Some of us older dawgs  
dune69 : 5/19/2017 10:28 am : link
wouldn't even know where to start pulling this together on a daily basis. There are some terrific articles provided every day because of your effort. None of us can say thanks enough for your dedication to the Giants and this site.
The Duggan article is excellent...  
Dan in the Springs : 5/19/2017 10:34 am : link
the one about the offense not being conservative. A lot of people have questioned about why the offense seemed to take a step backwards, and a lot are projecting that this year's offensive acquisitions will mean taking a step forwards. I like how Duggan highlighted the quotes from McAdoo's radio interview which imo explain well how difficult it is to project anything this year. Will we score more? Will we be more aggressive offensively?

Clearly McAdoo is saying that he will adapt to the game situation. If the defense takes a step forward as most of us hope they will, there is a good chance that we will see one of the most frustratingly conservative approaches to offensive football in a while. Keep this in mind as we set scoring expectations in 2017.
The Carolina article on the option...  
Dan in the Springs : 5/19/2017 10:41 am : link
is really interesting. The author took the time to make an interesting case for an unconventional position.
And the article on why Blount chose Philly over NYG...  
Dan in the Springs : 5/19/2017 10:48 am : link
is just laughable. Tries to make the case that Philly gives him the best chance to win now because of Wentz.
Read this quote...

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"The chance of making the team, having a championship run, having a better season. They're a really good team. They were a really good team before I came here.

"They have a lot of really special players on their team, they make a lot of good plays. I just want to fit in somewhere."
emphasis added


Then he tries to explain further:
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"I think every team is trying to win championships," Blount said. "No team is going out there expecting to not win. I think every team is expecting to win. You build the team around players who you know who will help you do that. Carson is one of the type of players you want to build around. I think they're trying to win now. For sure."


Coming up with that response is hilarious. Might as well have just come out with the truth - Philly made the best offer.
I look forward to this post every morning. Thanks Defenderdawg !  
Ivan15 : 5/19/2017 12:53 pm : link
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Maybe he's onto something.  
old man : 5/19/2017 2:01 pm : link
LB:'Coach B:If I don't come back, what's the team I can go to that has the best shot at a SB'?
BB: 'Philly. They have Wentz'.
LB: 'That's good enough for me coach. This means a lot to me. Thanks'.
BB: 'If you don't come back, we wish you well, LaGarrette'.
Thanks everyone  
Defenderdawg : 5/19/2017 2:14 pm : link
Enjoy doing this
Defender,d'g,  
oldog : 5/19/2017 4:43 pm : link
you are top dog.
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