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Defenderdawg : 7/9/2017 8:28 am
Giants

Giants.com: 30 Questions in 30 Days: Most improved player?
http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/30-Questions-in-30-Days-Most-improved-player/fe52b77c-3333-4b12-b9e0-6e99c7b38c8d

Coach

Leonard NYDN: NEW AGE NFL: As Giants' Ben McAdoo turns 40, a look at how league's coaching ranks are getting younger
http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/sports/football/new-age-nfl-league-coaching-ranks-younger-article-1.3311723

TE

Duggan NJ.com: Giants roster countdown, No. 57: TE Matt LaCosse
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_countdown_no_57_te_matt_lacosse.html

NFL

McBride Boston Globe: SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES
You already know how the AFC East is going to turn out
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/07/08/afc-east-headed-for-obvious-conclusion/BOOP39H5gRMQif8xvB4QzI/story.html?p1=Team_LeadArticle

Graziano ESPN: How the 2014 draft class could reshape NFL contracts
"Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
This wide receiver class also includes Tampa Bay's Mike Evans, Jacksonville's Allen Robinson, Miami's Jarvis Landry, Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin, Green Bay's Davante Adamsand, of course, Watkins in Buffalo. It was a big year for wide receivers. Beckham is the most accomplished of the lot and would do well to see where the deals for Landry, Evans, Adams, Robinson and 2013 Texans first-rounder DeAndre Hopkins come in before doing his deal.
Along with Hopkins -- who is currently scheduled to play out the 2017 season on his one-year, $7.915 million team option -- Landry, Adams, Robinson and Watkins are the 2014 receivers most likely to get big deals soon. That's because Landry, Adams and Robinson all were drafted after the first round and therefore aren't subject to the fifth-year option, and Watkins had his declined by the Bills. If one or more of those guys gets to the open market next March, and if Evans cashes in, Beckham could become a $20 million-per-year wide receiver once it's time for him to get his second contract.
One thing to watch here, though, is the Beckham/Evans dynamic. Because fifth-year option prices for top-10 picks are calculated differently than they are for picks 11 through 32, Evans (the No. 7 overall selection in 2014) has an option salary of $13.258 million, significantly more than the $8.459 million Beckham (No. 12 overall pick) is due in 2018. That could create more urgency for Tampa to do Evans' deal sooner than the Giants have to do Beckham's, and it helps Evans because he's starting from a higher level in his negotiations than Beckham."

"Weston Richburg, New York Giants
A bit underappreciated after three years as a starting offensive lineman and two as Eli Manning's center, Richburg is in line for an extension. He was a second-round pick, so he does not have a 2018 option. The Giants also have yet to extend 2013 first-rounder Justin Pugh, their starting left guard, and it's possible one of these negotiations impacts the other. Regardless, Richburg should expect a nice raise from the $1.085 million he's making in 2017, the final year of his rookie contract."
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19833731/how-2014-draft-class-reshape-nfl-contracts

Florio NBC Sports: NFL players will get better deals only by missing game checks
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/07/08/nfl-players-will-get-better-deals-only-by-missing-game-checks/

Kelly The Ringer: The NFL Offseason Injury Progress Report
The only thing that matters in July is having your stars healthy. So which ones are on track?
https://theringer.com/amp/p/80538216eac1

BALTIMORE
Walker Bal Sun: Foot in the door: Rookie Kenny Allen hopes a Ravens education kick-starts his NFL career
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-kenny-allen-punter-kicker-20170705-story.html

CINCINNATI
Phelps Cincy Jungle: Bengals roster bubble 2017: interior offensive line
https://www.cincyjungle.com/platform/amp/2017/7/9/15937880/bengals-roster-bubble-2017-interior-offensive-line

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Will Hue Jackson be on a short leash if the Browns get off to a bad start? Hey, Mary Kay!
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/07/will_hue_jackson_be_on_a_short.html

DENVER
Klis 9News Denver: Pat Bowlen again expected to receive Hall of Fame consideration
http://www.9news.com/mb/sports/pat-bowlen-again-expected-to-receive-hall-of-fame-consideration/455227976

GREEN BAY
Wilde Wisconsin State Journal: Packers: Davon House back, and he's taking a leadership role
http://host.madison.com/wsj/sports/football/professional/packers-davon-house-back-and-he-s-taking-a-leadership/article_3f18e2bd-3ec6-57b0-b1a8-c93fa43ac31e.html

JACKSONVILLE
O'Halloran Florida Times Union: Jaguars Insider: Calais Campbell’s versatility will give defense options
http://jacksonville.com/sports/jaguars/2017-07-07/jaguars-insider-calais-campbell-s-versatility-will-give-defense-options

KANSAS CITY
McChesney KC Star: Brett Veach, Chiefs’ top internal GM candidate, made early impression on Andy Reid
http://kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article160304144.html

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Kartje LA Daily News: Chargers' Brandon Mebane finds his voice, amid discrimination
http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20170708/chargers-brandon-mebane-finds-his-voice-amid-discrimination

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Bergman NFL.com: Todd Gurley has 'been loving' Sean McVay's offense
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000818733/article/todd-gurley-has-been-loving-sean-mcvays-offense

MIAMI
Vigil KUSA: Horizon High School grad now the longest-tenured Miami Dolphin
http://www.9news.com/mb/sports/horizon-high-school-grad-now-the-longest-tenured-miami-dolphin/455278415

NEW ENGLAND
Reiss ESPN Boston: Quick-hit thoughts/notes around Pats & NFL (Matt Lengel supports police; David Harris deal; Bill Belichick's joy).
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4804026/patriots-matt-lengel-uses-nfl-platform-to-support-police-officers?

Kurkjian Boston Herald: NFL notes: AFC foes still lag well behind Patriots
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/07/nfl_notes_afc_foes_still_lag_well_behind_patriots

Katz Idaho Statesman: BSU legend Shea McClellin reflects on Super Bowl win, the NFL, his favorite QB to sack
http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/college/mountain-west/boise-state-university/boise-state-football/article160331144.html

NEW YORK JETS
Slater NJ.com: Jets' possible replacement options for David Harris past 2017
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2017/07/jets_possible_replacement_options_for_david_harris.html

PHILADELPHIA
Shorr-Parks NJ.com: Will the Eagles' decision to make minor changes to their roster pay off or backfire?
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/07/will_the_eagles_decision_to_make_minor_changes_to.html

PITTSBURGH
Steigerwald Observer Reporter: Steelers’ Bell would be wise to hold out, before his wheels fall off
http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170708/steelersx2019_bell_would_be_wise_to_hold_out_before_his_wheels_fall_off

Sutter Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker
http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/12483052-74/steelers-look-at-bud-dupree-as-next-elite-outside-linebacker

WASHINGTON
Providence Journal: At the Schools: Will Blackmon has a message for R.I. kids
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170708/at-schools-will-blackmon-has-message-for-ri-kids

Draft

Cloninger Rock Hill Herald: Mason Rudolph the latest in Rock Hill’s NFL pipeline
http://www.heraldonline.com/sports/article160326524.html

Former Giants News

Sordelett Lynchburg News & Advance: Jennings hopes to add NFL roster spot to dance card
http://www.newsadvance.com/sports/liberty_university/jennings-hopes-to-add-nfl-roster-spot-to-dance-card/article_e4a9c626-6441-11e7-a32a-1f9eab64112c.html

History

Brandt NFL.com: Gil Brandt's top punters of all time
13. Dave Jennings
New York Giants, 1974-1984; New York Jets, 1985-1987& #8232;» Voted to four Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro twice& #8232;» Averaged 41.2 yards per punt throughout his career

http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/0ap3000000817839/gil-brandts-top-punters-of-all-time?campaign=tw-nf-sf96250177-sf96250177& sf96250177=1& utm_source=t.co& utm_medium=referral

Detiller Houma Today: Tom Fears -- the first Saints coach
"One move Rozelle tried to use some influence on was strongly suggesting the team use the first overall pick in the 1967 draft on Florida quarterback Steve Spurrier.
“The NFL merger had just sort of set in between the AFL and the NFL,” Fears said. “Pete Rozelle suggested a few times for us to draft Florida quarterback Steve Spurrier. He was a Southerner who had a great career for the Gators and had just won the Heisman Trophy. But we were looking to get a veteran quarterback instead. We tried to trade for Fran Tarkenton. Jim Finks, then the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, spoke to us and every time we made an offer he would raise the price in getting Tarkenton. I strongly believe Rozelle influenced the New York Giants to deal for Tarkenton because the AFL team in New York had a star quarterback in Joe Namath. If we decided to draft Spurrier, then Tarkenton goes to New York and the Vikings trade with the Baltimore Colts for Gary Cuozzo. Gary looked great in Baltimore when he subbed for Johnny Unitas, but he was playing behind one of the best offensive lines in the game and he had John Mackey at tight end and Raymond Berry to catch passes. I knew he would have trouble behind a makeshift offensive line, but Bedford Wynn, who was a stockholder in the Dallas Cowboys and good friends with both Pete Rozelle and Mecom, convinced John Mecom for us to trade for Cuozzo. It was clear that Billy Kilmer was our guy at quarterback and we dealt Cuozzo in 1968 to Finks and Minnesota for two first round picks.”
http://www.houmatoday.com/sports/20170708/mike-detilliers-column-tom-fears----first-saints-coach

Miller Buffalo News: Pistol permit chief, an original Bill, hangs up holster at age 80
http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/08/age-80-original-buffalo-bill-retiring-one-time/

Giants Birthdays 7-9

Bill Johnson P NYG FA-Orlando Panthers Continental Football League 1970 NYG 1970 7-9-1944

Ben McAdoo HC NYG 2016 OC 2014-2015 7-9-1977

Bob Schmidt C/G/T W-CHI CARDS 1959 NYG 1959-1960 7-9-1936

Omar Stoutmire FS W-NYJ 2000 NYG 2000-2004 7-9-1974
Happy birthday Benji  
Big Blue '56 : 7/9/2017 9:07 am : link
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Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 7/9/2017 9:23 am : link
Giants

Kratch NJ.com: Giants mailbag: Paul Perkins' workload, fullback odds, Week 1 right tackle?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_mailbag_paul_perkins_workload_fullback_odds.html

CB

Kratch NJ.com: Giants roster countdown, No. 56: Can Valentino Blake be reliable 4th cornerback?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_countdown_no_56_can_valentino_blake.html
The short article on TE Matt LaCosse lacked any "meat"  
SGMen : 7/9/2017 9:26 am : link
I posted about the Giants keeping four TE's or not and got a wave of responses.

I automatically assumed if we kept four it would be Rhett Ellison, Evan Engram, Will Tye and Jerell Adams. I found out that Will Tye maybe doesn't work as hard as he should and to me that is just plain old stupid behavior for a young guy!

I figured LaCosse would spend a year on the PS, healthy, learning and would be called up if, god forbid, injuries hit.

Now I think it is Tye on the chopping block. And if we keep 3 TE's, it will be a healthy LaCosse to the PS.

As for the article on most improved player, BJ Goodson sounds like a good pick. He got some good pub by the staff and even was showing well in nickel defense as I understand it. We have some good competition this camp and potential with youngsters improving.

Go Giants!
I dont see Will Tye having a role  
blueblood : 7/9/2017 2:54 pm : link
IMO Engram makes Tye expendable.
RE: I dont see Will Tye having a role  
SGMen : 7/9/2017 4:11 pm : link
In comment 13523761 blueblood said:
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IMO Engram makes Tye expendable.
That seemed to be the consensus on the four TE thread I posted. I personally overvalued him, I guess, and now I'm thinking Matt LaCosse could stick if his blocking is solid. We need Ellison, Adams and LaCosse blocking inline if called upon and Engram to stick it as best as he can when called upon.

And I doubt we could trade Tye for any value or any player of need either which is a shame.
Another article  
area junc : 7/9/2017 4:55 pm : link
on how Pugh & Richburg deserve big paydays? Richburg's had 2 poor seasons and 1 good one. Pugh is a middling G. They both could be in for the Hankins treatment rude awakening.
RE: Another article  
SGMen : 7/9/2017 5:14 pm : link
In comment 13523882 area junc said:
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on how Pugh & Richburg deserve big paydays? Richburg's had 2 poor seasons and 1 good one. Pugh is a middling G. They both could be in for the Hankins treatment rude awakening.
Richburg started poorly but finished well last year as I understand it. Pugh was hurt but when healthy was solid.

If both of them have solid seasons as I predict (well, hope for...) they will get big paydays from someone. Personally, I'm hoping B. Jones, the Canadian, shows well as I believe we control his rights through next season. If we lose Pugh and Richburg to big money deals we can get some compensatory picks. I think next year we have a little cap hell to deal with so nothing is settled.

That is why I think 2017 is our year to make a run and win a SB, Eli's 3rd. Before all of our big contracts catch up with us.
RE: Another article  
Klaatu : 7/9/2017 5:15 pm : link
In comment 13523882 area junc said:
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on how Pugh & Richburg deserve big paydays? Richburg's had 2 poor seasons and 1 good one. Pugh is a middling G. They both could be in for the Hankins treatment rude awakening.


Richburg's rookie season he played LG, a position he hadn't played except for a couple of games as a freshman in college. No surprise he struggled.

The next year he was moved to Center, his natural position, and he was outstanding.

Last year he tore ligaments in his snapping hand very early in the season and that affected his game, and although he was not as good as the year prior, he was still pretty good and didn't miss one game.

Bottom line: He's a keeper.
You can have Pugh.  
Klaatu : 7/9/2017 5:18 pm : link
He's going to want a HUGE payday. I'm hoping that we keep Jessamen Dunker on the practice squad and he develops enough to replace Pugh in 2018.
I agree Rich is a keeper but  
area junc : 7/9/2017 5:22 pm : link
you just said the same thing I did - hes had 1 good year out of 3. Every player in the league has excuses. Both Pugh and Richburg need to actually back up their talk with dominant seasons or they will both be sorely disappointed. Neither has the body of work....yet.

Biggest year of their lives and I hope they come thru.
Agreed RE Pugh  
area junc : 7/9/2017 5:25 pm : link
He talks like hes Zeitler but hes the anti Zeitler. Zeit's consistent. When both are healthy they are similar but.....consistency is everything
RE: I agree Rich is a keeper but  
Klaatu : 7/9/2017 5:45 pm : link
In comment 13523908 area junc said:
Quote:
you just said the same thing I did - hes had 1 good year out of 3. Every player in the league has excuses. Both Pugh and Richburg need to actually back up their talk with dominant seasons or they will both be sorely disappointed. Neither has the body of work....yet.

Biggest year of their lives and I hope they come thru.


Did you miss the part about Richburg playing LG as a rookie? Did you miss the part about his injured hand last year? You make it sound like he had three sub-par years at Center, which is not the case. If you buy what PFF is selling (and I'm not sure that I do, but still), he was their highest-graded Center in 2015. Last year, he was their highest-graded pass-blocking Center.

Also, Richburg hardly needs to back up any talk since you rarely, if ever, hear him sound off like Pugh. He's a relatively quiet guy who should have gone to the Pro Bowl in 2015 - he was that good.
Lol  
area junc : 7/9/2017 6:12 pm : link
Like I said - 1 good year out of 3. Hes got his excuses. I didnt miss the LG but lots of C's can play G if needed. He played poorly at LG. I do not think NFL GMs will just assume hes great until he puts another excellent year together. If its another year of struggles - regardless of reason/excuse - he will not have the body of work for a big payday.

It will be a 1 year prove it deal if that happens.

Just my opinion, we can agree to disagree, no big deal.
RE: Lol  
Klaatu : 7/9/2017 6:34 pm : link
In comment 13523936 area junc said:
Quote:
Like I said - 1 good year out of 3. Hes got his excuses. I didnt miss the LG but lots of C's can play G if needed. He played poorly at LG. I do not think NFL GMs will just assume hes great until he puts another excellent year together. If its another year of struggles - regardless of reason/excuse - he will not have the body of work for a big payday.

It will be a 1 year prove it deal if that happens.

Just my opinion, we can agree to disagree, no big deal.


Too bad the Giants didn't have your wisdom and put J.D. Walton at LG instead of Richburg. And it's two good years playing Center, not one. Outstanding in his second year, pretty damned good in his third. His body of work already speaks for itself, and I have no doubt the Giants will make every effort to keep him, no matter what the cost.
I'm with Klaatu  
adamg : 7/9/2017 9:31 pm : link
Richburg long term is my preference. Pugh can walk. I like his media savvy, but at the end of the day, he hasn't shown up enough to take him seriously. 9 games in the last three years, he's completely missed.

Pugh snap % by year:

2016 - 64.6 %
2015 - 86.8 %
2014 - 80.7 %
2013 - 100.0 %

That's a lot of missed snaps you can expect per year for a guy looking for 10+ mill per and retweeting and calling out guys for making that. Richburg calls guys out, but he doesn't go into the media talking about money. I'd much rather a guy using the media to motivate for the game than motivate for his pocketbook.

I'd franchize him before I sign him long term.
I'm with Klaatu too  
BigBlueWhale : 7/10/2017 1:08 am : link
if we're talking about Richburg vs. Pugh.
I'd prioritize Richburg.

Just don't see him getting a big payday without a big year. didn't think it was that controversial. if he struggles again it will be 3 out of 4
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