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Defenderdawg : 5/19/2017 7:21 am

Raanan ESPN NY: Should the Giants be the team to beat in the NFC East?

Schmeelk Last year's rookies set big goals for Year 2


Duggan Will the Giants' offense be as conservative this season?

QB Giants Insider: QB Davis Webb


Geller PFF: Giants appear to be 'all in' on RB Paul Perkins

WR Fact or Fiction: Eli's best ever WR unit?


Salomone After "red shirt" year, Darian Thompson ready to make impact Giants Insider: Safety Darian Thompson


Schmeelk Special Teams are rookies' window to roster spot


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

Banks Ranking the playoff chances of the NFL's six new head coaches, and more from around the 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

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."

Kahler MMQB: Andrew Hawkins: Just as Smart as I Am Quick

McManaman AZ Central: 'Honey Badger' Tyrann Mathieu has new outlook and he's out to 'win the day'

Bickley AZ Central: Cardinals' Justin Bethel betting on himself

Culpepper AJC: Nick Saban talked to Dan Quinn about Alabama, Falcons championship game collapses

McClure ESPN Atlanta: Devonta Freeman already bonding with 'flexible' OC Steve Sarkisian

Zrebiec Bal Sun: Ravens news, notes and opinions on possible RB fit and Waller potentially changing positions again

Skurski Buffalo News: Bills hire Lake Dawson as assistant director of college scouting

Skurski Buffalo News: Rick Dennison breaks down what he learned in a year with Tyrod Taylor

Skurski Buffalo News: Skirmish between Shaq Lawson, Jordan Mills highlights high-intensity spring practice for Bills

Tanier B/R: 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

Phelps Cincy Jungle: Bengals can’t wait to get Joe Mixon on the field

Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns revamped offensive line still has one big opening to fill: right tackle

Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns' Caleb Brantley battery complaint dismissed by State Attorney in Florida

Cabot Cleve Plain Dealer: Browns' Howard Wilson won't need surgery on broken kneecap, could return by midseason, according to report

Klis 9News Denver: Broncos mailbag: Why no new inside linebackers? What about C.J., stadium name?

Klis 9News Denver: Jamaal Charles contract details: Win-win for both sides

Jhabalva Denver Post: Von Miller crashes Broncos employee recognition day to thank, honor 200-plus workers

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions still irked by playoff loss to Seattle Seahawks

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Ameer Abdullah: I'm better than whatever RB they were gonna bring in

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' Sam Martin still wants to work out with Johnny Hekker

Nagler Mil JS: McCarthy defends decision to stick with Capers

Wood Mil JS: Big change: Packers getting smaller inside

McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans hire Jimmy Raye III as assistant general manager

Wells ESPN Indianapolis: Colts OC Rob Chudzinski in familiar territory of not having Andrew Luck

Bowen Joe Philbin Seeing Necessary Strides From Offensive Line

Cravey Fla Times Union: With Tom Coughlin back in Jacksonville, Jay Fund working to grow awareness, keep serving

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

Kaye WTLV Jacksonville: Jaguars DT Michael Bennett: Last year's season-ending injury was a blessing in disguise

Paylor KC Star: Chiefs hire Green Bay’s Tim Terry as director of pro personnel

Henne Evaluating the Defense with DC Gus Bradley

Klein LA Times: Delay of new stadium opening to affect the rebranding of Rams, including uniforms

Allen Spokesman Review: Former Eastern Washington football star Cooper Kupp quickly impresses Los Angeles Rams

Salguero Miami Herald: The Miami Dolphins’ plan for backing up Mike Pouncey and what that means for Nick Mangold

Tomasson Twin Michael Floyd to join Vikings for spring drills after home confinement transferred

Tomasson Twin Vikings sign former Bears DT Will Sutton

Myers NYDN: If Brady's hiding concussions, how many others doing the same?

Lazar Boston Globe: Tom Brady has never been listed with a concussion. That may be missing the point.

Guregian Boston Herald: Tom Brady needs to speak up and clarify Gisele’s concussions remarked

Reiss ESPN Boston: Power running, passionate fun sum up LeGarrette Blount's time with Pats

Daniels Providence Journal: Patriots sign OT James Ferentz and TE Sam Cotton

Daniels Providence Journal: Thanks to Arkansas, Deatrich Wise feels at home with the Patriots

Holder 11 Saints offensive players to watch in OTAs, minicamp

Guillory Saints OL Cameron Lee looks forward to 'huge opportunity' as undrafted free agent

Teope Ryan Nielsen fulfills dream to coach in NFL, brings passion to Saints defensive line

Morale Saints rookie Al-Quadin Muhammad focused on getting up to speed

Katzenstein Tough love helped Saints rookie Arthur Maulet grow up as a senior at Memphis

Durkin SJ Mercury News: Raiders’ Reggie McKenzie on Derek Carr contract: ‘We’ll get it done’

Durkin SJ Mercury News: How is Marshawn Lynch fitting in with the Raiders?

Hayes Eagles' Roseman shows he's learning

Bowen LeGarrette Blount should correct an Eagles weakness

Berman Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount not worried about his age, not telling his weight

Lombardo Why LeGarrette Blount chose Eagles over Giants, other offers

Kempski Phillyvoice: LeGarrette Blount may be more than just a short-yardage back for the Eagles

Bowen To make room for LeGarrette Blount, Eagles waive DT Charles Walker

McLane Philadelphia Eagles positional reviews: Which Rodney McLeod will we see at safety?

Bouchette Pitt Post Gazette: Steelers release Ladarius Green, 'worst signing ever'

Adamski Pitt Tribune Review: Steelers release tight end Green after failed physical

Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers cast sentiment aside, release Akil Blount

Barrows Sac Bee: Light a fire: 49ers’ roster competition promises to bring more heat


Branch SF Chronicle: Buried treasure? Undrafted Hikutini could stick with 49ers

Williams NBC Bay Area: Thomas Should Give 49ers Rare Versatility

Williams NBC Bay Area: Late-Round Pick Jones Could be Disruptive Force for 49ers

Branch SF Chronicle: ‘Who is that guy?’ 49ers executive fell for Foster last year

Dugar Seattle PI: Seahawks' Kris Richard: Sherman has 'new, fantastic attitude'

Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Three hands, two brothers: The inspiration behind Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin

Stroud TB Times: Bucs say Winston must be more accurate and precise

Stroud TB Times: Three Bucs keys to a better Jameis Winston utm_medium=twitter

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Mike Evans forming 'awesome' Buccaneers tandem with DeSean Jackson

Stroud TB Times: Monken: DeSean Jackson took the money and better be great

Auman TB Times: Bucs defense 'multiple,' but staying in 4-3 base, coach says

Kania Bucs Bigger, More Versatile Along D-Line

Auman TB Times: DE Jacquies Smith signs contract with Bucs for 2017

Wyatt Rookie TE Jonnu Smith Ready to Listen, Learn, Contribute

Allen Wash Post: Kirk Cousins not worried about his contract: "I'm in a good place right now"

Keim ESPN: Kirk Cousins hasn't let contract talks with Redskins impact his work

Thomas STL Post Dispatch: Redskins' Will Compton gives back in Bonne Terre

Czarda Redskins Will Ease Junior Galette, DeAngelo Hall Back In During Returns

Holmes Ryan Anderson Will 'Work His Tail Off' Preparing For Rookie Season


Miller B/R: Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Saquon Barkley, 2018 RB Class Could Be Special utm_medium=referral& utm_campaign=programming-national

Goodbread 100 college football things to look forward to in 2017

Campbell Walter Football: Scout Evaluates 2018 Quarterback Class; Down on Josh Rosen

Gabriel PFW: Breaking down Washington State QB Luke Falk


Christl 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."

Passa AP Denver Post: Ed McCaffrey back Down Under, 18 years later, to promote Sydney Cup

Turney PFJ: Bill Arnsparger's 1964 Zone Blitz?

Turney PFJ: 1959: Zone to Big Daddy?

Bechtel 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.

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
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:
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.
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.
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...

"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:
"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
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
oldog : 5/19/2017 4:43 pm : link
you are top dog.
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