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Defenderdawg : 7/15/2017 8:04 am
Giants

QB

Stuart Football Perspective: Eli Manning and the HOF, Part 2
http://www.footballperspective.com/eli-manning-and-the-hof-part-2/

Giants.com: 30 Questions in 30 Days: Davis Webb's role
http://www.giants.com/videos/videos/30-Questions-in-30-Days-Davis-Webbs-role/7b61a0cb-ed82-42ad-8e27-cc80f352c605m

WR

Kratch NJ.com: Giants roster, No. 40: Will WR Roger Lewis hold on
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_no_40_will_wr_roger_lewis_hold_on.html

T

WHAM TV: Aquinas grad Jones getting ready for change with Giants
http://13wham.com/sports/local-sports/aquinas-grad-jones-getting-ready-for-change-with-giants

LS

Duggan NJ.com: Giants roster countdown: No. 39 LS Zak DeOssie
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_countdown_no_39_steady_long_snapper.html

NFL

Brooks NFL.com: Kirk Cousins fully exploited franchise tag; Mike McCarthy debate
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000820011/article/kirk-cousins-fully-exploited-franchise-tag-mike-mccarthy-debate

Stuart Football Perspective: Checkdowns: AP 1st-Team All-Pro Selections at QB and Winning Percentage
http://www.footballperspective.com/checkdowns-ap-1st-team-all-pro-selections-at-qb-and-winning-percentage/

BALTIMORE
McGonigle Centre City Times: Penn State, Ravens lineman John Urschel discusses NFL future, mathematical work at MIT
http://www.centredaily.com/sports/college/penn-state-university/psu-football/article161406618.html

BUFFALO
Skurski Buffalo News: Jay Skurski's Bills Mailbag: Is Marcell Dareus buying in? Will Sammy Watkins be back? Just who is Mark Brammer, anyway?
http://buffalonews.com/2017/07/14/jay-skurskis-bills-mailbag-marcell-dareus-buying-will-sammy-watkins-back-just-mark-brammer-anyway/

CAROLINA
Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: Injection of speed, a motivated Kelvin Benjamin will change Panthers’ offense
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article161460718.html

Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: Panthers position analysis: Here’s how thin margin is for veteran kicker Graham Gano
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article161365593.html

CHICAGO
Campbell Chicago Tribune: Patience a virtue Bears will need with Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-quarterbacks-bears-campbell-spt-0716-20170715-column.html

CLEVELAND
Conner Hartford Courant: With Solid Minicamp, Manchester's DeValve Healthy And Ready For Browns
http://www.courant.com/sports/football/hc-seth-devalve-browns-football-feature-0714-20170714-story.html

DALLAS
Langford Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott bracing for ‘short’ suspension, sources tell ESPN
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article161520238.html

Hairopolous Dallas Morning News: Cowboys D-line outlook: Dallas, Rod Marinelli counting on a few players to bounce back or step up
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2017/07/14/cowboys-d-line-outlook-dallas-rod-marinelli-counting-players-bounce-back-step

DENVER
Jhabalva Denver Post: Trevor Siemian takes short view in second Broncos quarterback competition
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/14/trevor-siemian-broncos-quarterback-competition/

Jhabalva Denver Post: Everyone wants to talk about the Broncos’ QBs. But another major battle is brewing.
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/11/broncos-wide-receivers-battle/

Legwold ESPN Denver: Broncos' tight ends look to break out in new offense
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/240554/broncos-tight-ends-look-for-a-breakout-in-new-offense

GREEN BAY
Spofford Packers.com: Countdown to Camp: After top three, receiver competition will be fierce
http://packers.com/news/article/countdown-to-camp-after-top-three-receiver-competition-will-be-fierce-6d57a5c2-acdb-4af1-b76d-9b5d17576456

JACKSONVILLE
Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: Jaguars 90-man roster breakdown: Defensive ends
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/mb/sports/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/jaguars-90-man-roster-breakdown-defensive-ends/454328317

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams receiver Thomas suspended for four games; tight end Higbee gets plea deal
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-thomas-higbee-20170714-story.html

MIAMI
Walker ESPN Miami: Dolphins rookie Charles Harris must define role in training camp
http://www.espn.com/blog/miami-dolphins/post/_/id/25643/dolphins-rookie-charles-harris-must-define-role-in-training-camp

MINNESOTA
Minn Star Tribune: Vikings WR Michael Floyd suspended four games to start 2017 season
http://m.startribune.com/vikings-wr-michael-floyd-suspended-four-games-to-start-2017-season/434548053/

NEW ENGLAND
Wilson Houston Chronicle: Patriots' Elandon Roberts looking to improve in second NFL season
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Patriots-Elandon-Roberts-looking-to-improve-11290042.php

OAKLAND
Paskal Raiders.com: Oakland Raiders 2017 Position Battles: Linebackers
http://raiders.com/news/article-1/Oakland-Raiders-2017-Position-Battles-Linebackers/d418e6bb-36e2-41ed-88b3-34f57170983c

PHILADELPHIA
Bailey Phil.com: Eagles' Bryce Treggs hopes to find a place in crowded receiving corps
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/philadelphia-eagles-bryce-treggs-wide-receivers-carson-wentz-cal-bears-20170714.html

Kempski Phillyvoice: Eagles training camp preview: Offensive tackle
http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-training-camp-preview-offensive-tackle/

PITTSBURGH
Fowler ESPN Pittsburgh: Ben Roethlisberger-Martavis Bryant relationship crucial for Steelers' offense
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/240675/ben-roethlisberger-martavis-bryant-relationship-crucial-for-steelers-offense

Mueller Times Online: Steelers Spotlight: DE Johnny Maxey in the mix for 53-man roster
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/steelers/steelers-spotlight-de-johnny-maxey-in-the-mix-for-/article_a7e8ef20-68db-11e7-a916-43d506a5a8aa.html

SEATTLE
Dugar Seattle PI: What is the Seahawks' backup plan at quarterback?
http://seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/What-s-the-Seahawks-Plan-B-at-quarterback-11289045.php

O'Neill My Northwest.com: Sherman’s rage against the machine great news for Seahawks
http://sports.mynorthwest.com/309719/richard-shermans-rage-against-the-machine-great-news-for-seahawks/

TAMPA BAY
Bassinger TB Times: How the Buccaneers will benefit from O.J. Howard
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/how-the-buccaneers-will-benefit-from-oj-howard/2330393

WASHINGTON
Whyno AP: Cousins-Schaffer: Redskins’ negotiator at center of QB talks
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/cousins-schaffer-redskins-negotiator-at-center-of-qb-talks/2017/07/14/eb93d3de-68b8-11e7-94ab-5b1f0ff459df_story.html?utm_term=.aa0f2ce37fff

Jones Wash Post: Training camp position battles: Redskins seek bigger impact from inside linebackers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/07/14/training-camp-position-battles-redskins-seek-bigger-impact-from-inside-linebackers/?utm_term=.24dac470dfba

Draft

OL
Zierlein NFL.com: Top 10 college football offensive linemen to watch in 2017
http://www.nfl.com/photoessays/0ap3000000819899

Former Giants News:

Tucker Lansing State Journal: From LB to CEO: Carl Banks talks MSU, Super Bowls and re-branding a sports apparel icon
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/football/2017/07/14/carl-banks-michigan-state-starter/476464001/

History

Owczarski Cin Enquirer: Bengals 50: David Klingler, Akili Smith and the failed franchise QBs
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/07/14/cincinnati-bengals-50-david-klingler-and-akili-smith/366545001/

Lynch SF Chronicle: Former 49ers and Stanford player's heart lives on in Hall of Famer Rod Carew after transplant
http://sfgate.com/sports/article/Former-49ers-and-Stanford-player-s-heart-lives-on-11287240.php

Jones SI.com: Marcus Lattimore is coaching mere miles from the site of his gruesome career-ending injury
http://amp.timeinc.net/si/college-football/2017/07/12/marcus-lattimore-south-carolina-coaching-where-are-they-now?source=dam

Giants Birthdays 7-15

Matt Mitrione DT UDFA-Purdue 2002 NYG 2002 7-15-1978
Re Cincy and their failed QBs,  
Big Blue '56 : 7/15/2017 9:24 am : link
many, if not most teams, have had a bunch of failed QBs in their franchise history. Yes, some more than others. For us, since 1964, we've had, what, 28 years out of 53 of HIGH LEVEL Quarterbacking? You can add some years for Collins if you care to and subtract Simms' first 4-5 seasons, but that still leaves us with approximately 25 seasons with mediocre to dreadful quarterbacking..

Top, franchise guys are so difficult to obtain, imv
The dreaded Eli, HoF argument  
Simms11 : 7/15/2017 9:34 am : link
rears its ugly head again! Now the argument is that without some form of annual, league MVP type (Super Bowl excluded) honor he won't get in?! All other QBs in had some form of MVP or All-Pro selection, except one - Roger Staubach. Well, it's got to play itself out first. I think Eli has a few more decent years in him and hopefully another Super Bowl run. We'll see where the chips land and then start making the argument. Doesn't make sense right now.
Eli is in HOF  
George from PA : 7/15/2017 9:57 am : link
Top 6 QB is all statistical charts and 2X Super Bowl MVP.....makes it a no brainer.

No doubt what so ever
RE: The dreaded Eli, HoF argument  
Big Blue '56 : 7/15/2017 9:58 am : link
In comment 13528828 Simms11 said:
Quote:
rears its ugly head again! Now the argument is that without some form of annual, league MVP type (Super Bowl excluded) honor he won't get in?! All other QBs in had some form of MVP or All-Pro selection, except one - Roger Staubach. Well, it's got to play itself out first. I think Eli has a few more decent years in him and hopefully another Super Bowl run. We'll see where the chips land and then start making the argument. Doesn't make sense right now.


There is no argument..He's an immortal lock, imo..Just not sure WHEN he'll get in 5 years after he retired
I realize different position  
UberAlias : 7/15/2017 10:06 am : link
But if the standard is to let guys like Jerome Bettis and Curtis Martin, good tough players but not what I think of when I think all time great, there is no way Eli should not be in. He'll accumulate stats that will put him on all time list, similar to those guys, but oh yeah, a little thing called two time super bowl MVP. And he should have been in league MVP discussion in 2011.

This year is a great opportunity for him to put a dagger in the debate.
Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 7/15/2017 12:57 pm : link
Giants

Giants.com: 30 Questions in 30 Days: Predictions for Day 3 picks
http://giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/30-Questions-in-30-Days-Predictions-for-Day-3-picks/b62b5838-c274-469f-9bdf-cbafde0c9b76

QB

Barrett PFF: Metrics that Matter: Finding a reason for Manning's slide
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/fantasy-football-metrics-that-matter-finding-a-reason-for-mannings-slide

C

Magliocchetti Inside Football: 2017 Training Camp Preview: C Brett Jones
https://insidefootball.com/2017-training-camp-preview-brett-jones/

DT

Duggan NJ.com: Giants roster countdown, No. 37: Can DT Dalvin Tomlinson replace Johnathan Hankins?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_countdown_no_37_can_dt_dalvin_tomlin.html

Kratch NJ.com: Giants roster countdown, No. 38: Can DT Jay Bromley deliver breakthrough year?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/07/giants_roster_countdown_no_38_can_dt_jay_bromley_d.html
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