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Defenderdawg : 1/12/2019 9:29 am
Giants

Duggan The Athletic: Giants offseason: Landon Collins’ long-term future and potential big-name cap casualties are among team’s top concerns
https://theathletic.com/754266/2019/01/08/giants-offseason-landon-collins-long-term-future-and-potential-big-name-cap-casualties-are-among-teams-top-concerns/

Pizzuta BBV: NY Giants rookie report: How did the Giants’ rookies fare in 2018?
https://www.bigblueview.com/platform/amp/2019/1/11/18178862/ny-giants-rookie-report-card-how-did-ny-giants-rookies-fare-in-2018

Dunleavy NJ.com: NFL Draft 2019: Giants' Round 3 drought might have stopped with GM Dave Gettleman | Trade up in 2019?
https://www.nj.com/expo/sports/g66l-2019/01/ee2ac871c71033/nfl-draft-2019-giants-round-3.html

QB

Dunleavy NJ.com: How Giants can extend Eli Manning’s career like Broncos did for John Elway, says Tony Romo
https://www.nj.com/giants/2019/01/how-giants-can-extend-eli-mannings-career-like-broncos-did-for-john-elway-says-tony-romo.html

The Giant Insider (@GiantInsider)
1/10/19, 4:17 PM
Eli Manning graded out his best on passes from 20+ yards to the outside left. His worst grade was on the outside left on passes from 0-10 yards

Nick Turchyn (@Tmanic21)
1/11/19, 7:19 AM
Was very apparent and & #8294;& #8234;@DanSchneierNFL& #8236;& #8297; and I talked about it a few times. His best fades were rhythm fades to left (short 3 step, hits 20-23 yards). Pylon fades or short outs to left expose his poor lower body mechanics (plant foot way left, fall off finish

Nick Turchyn (@Tmanic21)
1/11/19, 7:24 AM
For those thinking how could a shorter throw be harder? 1) angle is wider, so if u have issues planting left u need to go farther in that direction (exacerbates) 2) longer drop & throw almost like a full wedge in golf vs. a 60 yard pitch, full shot = better rhyth

Schneier 247 Sports: 15 things Giants fans need to know about QB Dwayne Haskins
https://247sports.com/nfl/new-york-giants/LongFormArticle/Dwayne-Haskins-New-York-Giants-quarterback-2019-NFL-Draft-what-to-know-127543039/

Leonard NYDN: With the report that Kyler Murray is declaring for the NFL draft, the Giants quarterback conversation just got much more interesting
https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-sports-kyler-murray-rosen-giants-nfl-20190110-story.html

Turchyn Cover1.net: GIANTS FREE AGENT WATCH | NICK FOLES: PASS ON HIS POCKET PASSING
https://www.cover1.net/new-york-giants-nick-foles-free-agency/

RB

Pizzuta BBV: Saquon Barkley’s rookie season was whatever you wanted it to be
https://www.bigblueview.com/2019/1/9/18175786/saquon-barkley-rookie-season-was-whatever-you-wanted-it-to-be-ny-giants-year-in-review

TE

Traina Locked on Giants Podcast: On today’s LockedOn Giants podcast, Chris Bisignano of GiantInsider joins me to break down the Giants tight ends (Audio)
http://dcs.megaphone.fm/LKN7878587709.mp3?key=f700dacfd6c2e61e82c52a49a974790c& listener=738757e2-0db6-41ac-9c52-8175c1e4a575

Salomone Giants.com: Evan Engram aims to carry late surge into 2019
https://www.giants.com/news/evan-engram-aims-to-carry-late-surge-into-2019

OL

Traina Locked on Giants Podcast: The offensive line is up next in the LockedOn Giants podcast’s position-by-position review. Chris Bisignano of GiantInsider and I break it all down for you so do have a listen. (Audio)
http://dcs.megaphone.fm/LKN2312578051.mp3?istener=797949a4-ec11-4cf0-b715-85830f018da5

RT

Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL)
1/10/19, 12:33 PM
Why the Giants WILL sign Daryl Williams in FA:
- No $ invested in O-line besides Solder
- PFF No. 2 RT in 2017, injured in 2018
- Gettleman connection (drafted him in Rd. 4)
- CAR has dead cap tied to LT Kalil + Moton on the roster for cheap + $ tied up in OG Turne

Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL)
1/10/19, 12:18 PM
This is the realistic part. The Panthers have already invested a ton of $$ in their O-line. Reports suggest Williams will move on. He was a top-5 ELITE OT in 2017. Injured in 2018. Gettleman found him in Rd. 4 w/ CAR. Giants only have O-line $ tied up with Solder

Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL)
1/10/19, 12:37 PM
They will only have cap space for one big contract, if any. If the Giants sign Williams, that will be all. Their best move will be to then AVOID quick-hit signings (like Stewart, Omameh) and play the second wave of FA (like Michael Thomas, Latimer. No cap space to do all thi

Defense

Raanan ESPN NY: James Bettcher's first season came with giant limitations
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-giants/post/_/id/58502/james-bettchers-first-season-came-with-giant-limitations?

Schwartz NYP: Giants could bring in Kacy Rodgers to get most out of Olivier Vernon
https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/giants-could-bring-in-kacy-rodgers-to-get-most-out-of-olivier-vernon/amp/

Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina)
1/11/19, 8:24 AM
The Giants reported interest in Kacy Rogers tells me that the Giants are looking to add some fresh perspectives in fixing their problematic defense. Not so sure if it has anything to do with OV, whom Rogers coached in Miami, thoug

NFL

Barnwell ESPN: Lucky moves that shaped all eight NFL playoff rosters
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25720513/lucky-moves-shaped-all-eight-nfl-playoff-rosters-2018

Seifert ESPN: Searching the NFL rulebook for the next confusing call: Five to know
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/292250/the-depths-of-the-nfl-rulebook-five-confusing-odd-rules-to-know

Rhoden The Undefeated: The thriving fraternity of black quarterbacks
https://theundefeated.com/features/the-thriving-fraternity-of-black-quarterbacks/

Kelly The Draft Network: SEPARATION SCHOOL PART 2: THE POST ROUTE
https://thedraftnetwork.com/2018/12/30/separation-school-part-2-the-post-route/

Renner PFF: Top-25 cornerbacks in the NFL in 2018
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-top-25-cornerbacks-in-the-nfl-in-2018

ARIZONA
McManaman AZ Central: Arizona Cardinals hire Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator
https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2019/01/11/vance-joseph-arizona-cardinals-defensive-coordinator-kliff-kingsbury/2549485002/

ATLANTA
Tabeek Falcons.com: Thomas Dimitroff on the sense of urgency to win now: ‘We know that it is about this year’
https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/thomas-dimitroff-on-the-sense-of-urgency-to-win-now-we-know-that-it-is-about-thi

BALTIMORE
Preston Baltimore Sun: Mike Preston's final grades for the 2018 Ravens season
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/mikeprestonreportcards/bs-sp-final-season-grades-20190110-story.html

Shaffer Baltimore Sun: Ravens promote Greg Roman to offensive coordinator; Marty Mornhinweg can remain on staff
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-greg-roman-offensive-coordinator-20190111-story.html

Walker Baltimore Sun: With 2019 roster uncertain, next generation of Ravens defensive stars prepares to take the lead
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-defense-future-0113-story.html

BUFFALO
Maiorana Rochester Democrat: Where Do the Colts’ Quenton Nelson and Darius Leonard Rank Among All-Time NFL Rookie Duos?
https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/football/nfl/bills/2019/01/12/lesean-mccoy-buffalo-bills-cut-or-keep-in-2019/2536646002/

Wolf Buffalo News: Bills could have four new starters on offensive line in 2019
https://buffalonews.com/2019/01/11/buffalo-bills-offensive-line-dion-dawkins-ryan-groy-john-miller-jordan-mills-vlad-ducasse-wyatt-teller-jeremiah-sirles/

Wolf Buffalo News: Bills' Tremaine Edmunds earns teammates' respect: 'He'll be unstoppable'
https://buffalonews.com/2019/01/10/bills-tremaine-edmunds-earns-teammates-respect-hell-be-unstoppable/

CAROLINA
Jacques Charlotte Observer: Panthers position analysis: Through draft or free agency, work to do at safety
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article224196370.html

CHICAGO
Wiederer Chicago Tribune: Is Mitch Trubisky a future star or an inconsistent headache? After two seasons, the jury is still out
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-mitch-trubisky-playoff-loss-20190111-story.html

Biggs Chicago Tribune: Bears hire Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator to replace Vic Fangio
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-defensive-coordinator-chuck-pagano-interview-20190111-story.html

CINCINNATI
Minich Cincy Jungle: Examining sustained success in NFL Coaching
Everyone is thinking about the immediate impact or coaching hires, but wouldn’t it be great to hire a coach who could make your team into a long-term contender?
https://www.cincyjungle.com/2019/1/12/18176683/examining-sustained-success-in-nfl-coaching

Benoit MMQB: The Brothers Taylor Are Coaching’s Next Big Thing
https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/12/06/zac-taylor-rams-press-taylor-eagles-head-coaches

McAtee The Ringer: The Bengals Took the “Next Sean McVay” Thing a Little Too Seriously
https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/1/10/18177788/cincinnati-bengals-zac-taylor-head-coach-hire-rams-sean-mcvay

Dehner Cin Enquirer: Bill Lazor, Hue Jackson out as Cincinnati Bengals staff turns over
https://amp.cincinnati.com/amp/2552370002

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Baker Mayfield's involvement in Freddie Kitchens' hiring, Mike McCarthy's interest, the Browns' search committee and more
https://www.cleveland.com/expo/sports/g66l-2019/01/85a2a5bc4b7005/baker-mayfields-involvement-in.html

Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Browns working on a deal with Steve Wilks to be their defensive coordinator, per report
https://www.cleveland.com//browns/2019/01/browns-working-on-a-deal-with-steve-wilks-to-be-their-defensive-coordinator-per-report.html

DALLAS
Wetzel Yahoo Sports: L.A. is practically a second home for Jerry Jones' Cowboys, making for comfy road playoff game vs. Rams
https://sports.yahoo.com/l-practically-second-home-jerry-jones-cowboys-making-comfy-road-playoff-game-vs-rams-235307850.html

Mays The Ringer: How the Cowboys Forged a New Identity and Saved Their 2018 Season
https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/1/11/18178536/cowboys-defense-kris-richard-jaylon-smith-leighton-vander-esch

Moore Dallas Morning News: Line one for Jason Garrett and the Cowboys? Keeping Rams 'game wrecker' in check
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2019/01/10/line-one-jason-garrett-cowboys-keeping-rams-game-wrecker-check

Hill Fort Worth Star Telegram: David Irving misses ‘multiple’ drug tests, sources confirm. What’s next for Cowboys DT?
https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/article224296230.html

Farmer LA Times: Former USC player Antwaun Woods sheds weight and gains important role with Cowboys
https://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-cowboys-antwaun-woods-20190111-story.html

DENVER
O’Halloran Denver Post: Analysis: Vic Fangio “all in” with Broncos, but don’t expect fancy bells and whistles
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/01/10/broncos-vic-fangio-hire-analysis/

Campbell Chicago Tribune: Vic Fangio has used a simplistic, no-nonsense approach to build great defenses. But will his style work well as Broncos head coach?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-vic-fangio-broncos-coach-20190110-story.html

Keeler Denver Post: Von Miller “can play even better than he’s played,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio promises
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/01/11/von-miller-denver-broncos-vic-fangio-hire-nfl/

Pereles Broncos.com: Rookie Report: Bradley Chubb sets record, wants more
https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/rookie-report-bradley-chubb-sets-record-wants-more

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions not ready to give up on Teez Tabor. Here's why
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2019/01/11/detroit-lions-teez-tabor/2548981002/

GREEN BAY
Silverstein Mil JS: Packers dismiss defensive pass game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr.
https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2019/01/11/packers-dismiss-defensive-pass-game-coordinator-joe-whitt-jr/2553966002/

HOUSTON
Creech Houston Chronicle: Texans' offseason all about best decisions for Deshaun Watson
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/jenny-dial-creech/article/Creech-Texans-offseason-all-about-best-13519496.php

Creech Houston Chronicle: In short time, Demaryius Thomas made impact on Texans
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/jenny-dial-creech/article/Creech-In-short-time-Demaryius-Thomas-made-13527258.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: 2018 Texans review: Defensive line
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/texans/article/2018-Texans-review-Defensive-line-13523729.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: How Texans handle Jadeveon Clowney's free agency key to offseason
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/texans/article/How-Texans-handle-Jadeveon-Clowney-s-free-agency-13527611.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans' Johnathan Joseph plans to return for 14th NFL season
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/amp/Texans-Johnathan-Joseph-plan-return-14th-season-13520879.php#click=https://t.co/72kmN7aELlt

INDIANAPOLIS
McAtee The Ringer: Where Do the Colts’ Quenton Nelson and Darius Leonard Rank Among All-Time NFL Rookie Duos?
https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/1/10/18176114/colts-rookies-quenton-nelson-darius-leonard-ranking-among-rookie-duos

Erickson Indianapolis Star: Insider: Braden Smith, Mark Glowinski bring brawler mentality to right side of Colts' line
https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2019/01/10/braden-smith-mark-glowinski-indianapolis-colts-quenton-nelson-kansas-city-chiefs-nfl-playoffs/2540151002/

JACKSONVILLE
Heilman Florida Times Union: 5 questions facing the Jaguars’ next offensive coordinator
https://www.jacksonville.com/photogallery/LK/20190111/NEWS/111009985/PH/1

Reid Florida Times Union: Jaguars need to get a playmaking receiver, along with a new QB
https://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20190111/john-reid-jaguars-need-to-get-playmaking-receiver-along-with-new-qb

KANSAS CITY
Pryor KC Star: Chiefs running back Damien Williams takes center stage after long journey to KC
https://amp.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article224251165.html

Worthy KC Star: Keys to playoff victory: Chiefs must limit damage done by Colts’ cadre of tight ends
https://amp.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article224299070.html

Jazayerli The Ringer: The Untold Misery of the Chiefs’ Postseason Kicking Woes
When Kansas City takes the field this Saturday against Indianapolis, it’ll do so with the NFL’s most prolific offense and most exciting young passer. But the Chiefs will also be playing with the weight of nearly five decades’ worth of missed field goals, botched fakes, and close playoff losses
https://www.theringer.com/nfl-playoffs/2019/1/10/18176384/kansas-city-chiefs-kicking-woes-lawrence-tynes-harrison-butker-jan-stenerud

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Elliott LA Times: Chargers' Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates, and Patriots' Tom Brady, recall 2008 AFC title game cold
https://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-patriots-elliott-20190111-story.html

Williams ESPN LA: That time Philip Rivers played through a torn ACL in the playoffs
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/25847/that-time-philip-rivers-played-through-a-torn-acl-in-the-playoffs

Frenette Florida Times Union: After his Jaguars' disappointment, Bradley enjoys bounce-back with Chargers
https://www.jacksonville.com/sports/20190111/gene-frenette-after-his-jaguars-disappointment-bradley-enjoys-bounce-back-with-chargers

Vrentas MMQB: How the Chargers Found the Kicker They Needed—Then Realized They Already Knew Him
https://amp.si.com/nfl/2019/01/11/michael-badgley-chargers-kicker-anthony-lynn-seth-ryan-rex-ryan-summit-high-school#click=https://t.co/tlKmqEguOW

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams are hoping last year's playoff experience will help them against the Cowboys
https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-cowboys-20190111-story.html

Mays MMQB: The Rams Need Only One Personnel Grouping to Destroy You
https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/1/10/18177030/rams-sean-mcvay-jared-goff-todd-gurley-11-personnel

Klein LA Times: Will Rams' Todd Gurley or Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott keep playoff run going?
https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-gurley-cowboys-elliott-20190110-story.html

Klein LA Times: Rams dealing with good problem to have as they prepare for Dallas Cowboys
https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-report-20190111-story.html

Klein LA Times: Rams' Andrew Whitworth has never experienced an NFL playoff victory
https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-report-20190110-story.html

MIAMI
Salguero Miami Herald: Miami Dolphins hiring of Brian Flores deserves respect. And a shrug
https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article224313950.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Dolphins narrow focus of head coach search: Two names, one favorite
https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article224284560.html

Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins add former Detroit Lions and St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback
https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/article224331915.html

MINNESOTA
Mizutani Twincities.com: The Sean McVay Effect: How does Vikings’ Mike Zimmer stay relevant amid seismic shift in NFL?
https://www.twincities.com/2019/01/11/sean-mcvay-mn-vikings-mike-zimmer-nfl-los-angeles-rams/amp/

Cronin ESPN Minn: Vikings luck out with Kevin Stefanski returning as offensive coordinator
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/83171/vikings-luck-out-with-kevin-stefanski-returning-as-offensive-coordinator?

NEW ENGLAND
Speier Boston Globe: How much really separates the Patriots and Chargers?
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2019/01/10/how-much-really-separates-patriots-and-chargers/94HDS6LPz2Xteqas0cS23J/story.html

Reiss ESPN Boston: Bill Belichick vs. Anthony Lynn: Will playoff experience matter?
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4816372/bill-belichick-vs-anthony-lynn-will-playoff-experience-matter

Mahoney Boston Globe: A look back at the first two playoff meetings between Tom Brady and Philip Rivers
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2019/01/10/the-similarities-from-last-two-playoff-meetings-between-patriots-and-chargers/LPzN0FZ6ivzkl0UXbaggHM/story.html

Duffy Boston Herald: Tom Brady embraces a new beginning for Patriots in playoffs
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/01/11/tom-brady-embraces-a-new-beginning-for-patriots-in-playoffs/amp/

Princiotti Boston Globe: We asked former college teammates from the Patriots and Chargers to scout each other
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2019/01/10/college-friends-are-now-nfl-foes-patriots-chargers-playoff-tilt/pa7kXe6zGuhKshrXIZhdcJ/story.html

Duffy Boston Herald: Julian Edelman is more important to the Patriots now than ever before
https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/01/10/julian-edelman-is-more-important-to-the-patriots-now-than-ever-before/

NEW ORLEANS
Clark The Ringer: Meet the Members of Drew Brees’s Very Exclusive Touchdown Club
https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2019/1/11/18177998/drew-brees-new-orleans-saints-moonlight-graham-receivers

Teope NFL.com: Saints FB Zach Line happy to toil in obscurity
https://amp.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001009467/article/new-orleans-saints-fb-zach-line-happy-to-toil-in-obscurity?

Underhill NO Advocate: Saints O-line had bumps, bruises to overcome, but coach Dan Roushar's methods set it up for success
https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_a828f900-15ee-11e9-9aa6-5f3cafc46f31.html

Pompei B/R: How the Saints D Got Its Swagger Back
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2815002-how-the-saints-d-got-its-swagger-back

Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz)
1/11/19, 1:46 PM
Doug Pederson, on familiarity with Eli Apple, former Giants cornerback: "He's on a good defense ... He's playing with a lot of confidence, but the familiarity with our guys, our receivers who have gone against him, can definitely carry over from the Giants to the Saints.'

NEW YORK JETS
Politi NJ.com: If Adam Gase succeeds, the Jets and Sam Darnold can dwarf the Giants in the NY/NJ market
https://www.nj.com//jets/2019/01/if-adam-gase-succeeds-the-jets-and-sam-darnold-can-dwarf-the-giants-in-the-nynj-market-politi.html

Stuart Football Perspective: Adam Gase’s Dolphins Went 3-19 in Games Decided By More Than 8 Points
http://www.footballperspective.com/adam-gases-dolphins-went-3-19-in-games-decided-by-more-than-8-points/

Mehta NYDN: Sam Darnold tells News that he's joining Jamal Adams to recruit players to the Jets
https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/ny-sports-sam-darnold-recruit-jamal-adams-freeagency-20190110-story.html

OAKLAND
Kawahara SF Chronicle: Raiders’ free agency: Team’s best players might not return
https://www.sfchronicle.com/raiders/amp/Raiders-free-agency-Team-s-best-players-13521552.php

Bair NBC Sports Bay Area: How Raiders can (realistically) improve Derek Carr's supporting cast
https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/raiders/how-raiders-can-realistically-improve-derek-carrs-supporting-cast

PHILADELPHIA
Kaye NJ.com: What the heck does Eagles’ Mike Groh do? Coaches, players explain his mysterious role
https://www.nj.com//eagles/2019/01/what-the-heck-does-eagles-mike-groh-do-coaches-players-explain-his-mysterious-role.html

Sielski Phil.com: Carson Wentz or Nick Foles? Stop. Let’s first appreciate how the Eagles created this happy problem
http://www.philly.com/eagles/nick-foles-carson-wentz-eagles-quarterback-playoffs-saints-nfl-bears-super-bowl-20190110.html

McLane Phil.com: If Carson Wentz is healthy, should he be Nick Foles’ backup for the Eagles’ playoff run?
http://www.philly.com/eagles/nick-foles-carson-wentz-eagles-backup-quarterback-nfl-playoffs-saints-20190110.html

Murphy Phil.com: The Eagles' Jason Peters has gone from small-town Texas to the precipice of the Hall of Fame
http://www.philly.com/eagles/jason-peters-eagles-offensive-line-hall-of-fame-20190109.html

Murphy Phil.com: Pressuring Eagles' Nick Foles remains the focus for the Saints' defense ahead of playoff matchup
http://www.philly.com/eagles/eagles-saints-nick-foles-kurt-coleman-nfl-playoffs-20190112.html

Berman Phil.com: The Saints will move ball on the Eagles, but will they be as effective on third downs and in the red zone?
http://www.philly.com/eagles/eagles-saints-nfl-playoffs-drew-brees-nick-foles-20190111.html

Kaye NJ.com: This unlikely Eagles playoff hero was tossed aside by Raiders' Jon Gruden; his finger saved the season
https://www.nj.com//eagles/2019/01/this-unlikely-eagles-playoff-hero-was-tossed-aside-by-raiders-jon-gruden-his-finger-saved-the-season.html

Bowen Phil.com: Cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc feels he was chosen by fate, and by the Eagles, who desperately needed him
http://www.philly.com/eagles/crevon-leblanc-eagles-saints-playoffs-cornerback-florida-family-20190111.html

McLane Phil.com: Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins had rare misstep after loss to Saints, but his leadership has helped make this playoff rematch possible
http://www.philly.com/eagles/malcolm-jenkins-eagles-saints-nfl-playoffs-20190112.html

PITTSBURGH
Fittipaldo Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Tight games were the NFL norm in 2018. Just ask the Steelers
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2019/01/11/pittsburgh-steelers-nfl-2018-season-close-games/stories/201901090113

Mead Inside the Pylon: Talk of Trade: Business was Boomin’ but is a Decline Loomin’?
http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/teams-nfl/afc-north/pittsburgh-steelers/2019/01/11/talk-of-trade-business-was-boomin-is-a-decline-loomin/

Adamski Pittsburgh Tribune Review: One of the Steelers' longest-tenured players, Daniel McCullers keeps surviving; will he again?
https://triblive.com/sports/steelers/14489051-74/one-of-the-steelers-longest-tenured-players-daniel-mccullers-keeps-surviving-will-he

SAN FRANCISCO
Maiccoco CSN Bay Area: 49ers offensive depth chart: Looking to add another playmaker in 2019
https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/49ers-offensive-depth-chart-looking-add-another-playmaker-2019

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey are good — and good for each other
https://www.sfchronicle.com/49ers/article/49ers-Joe-Staley-and-Mike-McGlinchey-are-good-13524878.php

Biderman Sac Bee: Why the decision on Arik Armstead is one of the 49ers’ most intriguing this offseason
https://amp.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article224148420.html

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers see value in Richard Sherman beyond his stats
https://www.sfchronicle.com/49ers/amp/49ers-see-value-in-Richard-Sherman-beyond-his-13515398.php

Chan NBC Bay Area: Richard Sherman believes 49ers have chance 'to be really special' in 2019
https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/richard-sherman-believes-49ers-have-chance-be-really-special-2019

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers fire trainer Jeff Ferguson, deny Broncos’ interview request for QB coach
https://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/49ers-fire-head-athletic-trainer-13527592.php

SEATTLE
Bell News Tribune: By popular demand: Schottenheimer explains his play calls in Seahawks’ season-ending loss
https://amp.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/article224264135.html

Vorel Seattle Times: Veteran Ed Dickson, rising rookie Will Dissly and Nick Vannett are set to return to the Seahawks in 2019. But with a young, improving core, what should the expectations for Seattle's offense next season?
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-ed-dickson-looks-ahead-its-scary-to-think-about-how-good-we-can-get/?

Corry CBS Sports: Agent's Take: Will Russell Wilson become the NFL's first $35-million-per-year player?
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/agents-take-will-russell-wilson-become-the-nfls-first-35-million-per-year-player/amp/

Condotta Seattle Times: Will the Seahawks pick up the fifth-year option on Germain Ifedi’s rookie contract?
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/as-germain-ifedi-enters-critical-year-with-seahawks-he-says-we-are-just-cracking-the-surface-of-what-he-can-do/?

Bell News Tribune: As if it wasn’t clear already, no signs Earl Thomas is in any Seahawks plans for 2019
https://amp.thenewstribune.com/sports/nfl/seattle-seahawks/article224036770.html

Condotta Seattle Times: With Sebastian Janikowski’s future uncertain, Seahawks sign kicker Sam Ficken
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-sign-kicker-sam-ficken-with-janikowskis-future-uncertain/

Condotta Seattle Times: Seahawks fire four in strength and conditioning department
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-fire-four-in-strength-and-conditioning-department/?

TAMPA BAY
Stroud TB Times: Is Bruce Arians the Bucs’ Joe Maddon?
https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2019/01/10/is-bruce-arians-the-bucs-joe-maddon/

Stroud TB Times: Bruce Arians: ‘The coolest damn coach in the NFL’
https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2019/01/10/bruce-arians-the-coolest-damn-coach-in-the-nfl/

Encina TB Times: Reunited and it feels so good for new Bucs assistants
https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2019/01/11/reunited-and-it-feels-so-good-for-new-bucs-assistants/

Bassinger TB Times: Why Jameis Winston needs to buy a butt pillow
https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2019/01/11/bruce-arians-tampa-bay-buccaneers-head-coach-jameis-winston-quarterback-hits-thomas-bassinger/?

Bassinger TB Times: 2019 NFL playoffs: That time when Ryan Fitzpatrick was a god and the Bucs ruled the world
The Saints and Eagles meet each other in the playoffs Sunday. Can you believe that the Bucs beat both of them? That happened. No, really. It did.
https://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/2019/01/12/2019-nfl-playoffs-tampa-bay-buccaneers-philadelphia-eagles-new-orleans-saints-ryan-fitzpatrick-bruce-arians/

TENNESSEE
Bacharach The Tennessean: What is Titans GM Jon Robinson looking for in Matt LaFleur's replacement?
https://amp.tennessean.com/amp/2528210002

Davenport ESPN Nashville: Mark Helfrich, John DeFilippo among OC possibilities for Titans
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/292127/mark-helfrich-john-defilippo-among-oc-possibilities-for-titans-2?

WASHINGTON
Carpenter Washington Post: Bruce Allen to remain as Redskins president, will have expanded role on business side
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/sports/2019/01/11/bruce-allen-remain-redskins-president-will-have-expanded-role-business-side/

Allen Washington Post: It’s been 577 days since Redskins’ Bruce Allen took questions at a news conference
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/sports/2019/01/11/its-been-days-since-redskins-bruce-allen-took-questions-news-conference/

Greenburg Washington Post: The Redskins define mediocrity because their QBs have been the definition of mediocre
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/sports/2019/01/08/redskins-define-mediocrity-because-their-qbs-have-been-definition-mediocre/

Keim ESPN Washington: Jay Gruden says Redskins 'must try' to re-sign Jamison Crowder
http://www.espn.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/82216/jay-gruden-says-redskins-must-try-to-re-sign-jamison-crowder?

Fowler Redskins.com: For Trent Williams, Another Pro Bowl In Another Year Of Attrition
https://www.redskins.com/news/for-trent-williams-another-pro-bowl-in-another-year-of-attrition

Copeland Washington Post: Special teams coach Ben Kotwica is first assistant to leave Redskins’ coaching staff
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/sports/2019/01/09/redskins-havent-yet-made-any-changes-their-coaching-staff/

Colleges/Draft

Traina Locked on Giants Podcast: DraftAnalyst.com’s @TonyPauline previews the East-West Shrine game and the Senior Bowl and offers some thoughts on some potential Giants fits on today’s LockedOn Giants podcast (Audio)
http://dcs.megaphone.fm/LKN8707609085.mp3?key=0340b5dd688b7e7b9c329576c0bd10fb& listener=788b9e60-04b9-4a4f-a279-8c104ad67709

Miller B/R: Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Could Kyler Murray Be NFL Draft's Top Pick?

“The Big Board
It's time to update the big board before a brand new mock draft comes out Tuesday. Here's my most recent top 32:
1. Nick Bosa, EDGE, Ohio State
2. Quinnen Williams, DL, Alabama
3. Josh Allen, EDGE, Kentucky
4. Ed Oliver, DL, Houston
5. Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
6. Devin White, LB, LSU
7. Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
8. Jeffery Simmons, DL, Mississippi State
9. Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
10. Brian Burns, EDGE, Florida State
11. Clelin Ferrell, EDGE, Clemson
12. Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson
13. Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State”

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2814995-matt-millers-scouting-notebook-could-kyler-murray-be-nfl-drafts-top-pick

Mellor PFF: The 101 best players in college football from 2018
https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/college-top-101-best-college-football-players-in-2018

Sallee CBS Sports: 2019 NFL Draft: Quinnen Williams, Josh Jacobs among four Alabama stars leaving for pros
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/2019-nfl-draft-quinnen-williams-josh-jacobs-among-four-alabama-stars-leaving-for-pros/amp/

Connolly The State (SC): Clemson defensive stars leaving for NFL draft, including Dexter Lawrence
https://amp.thestate.com/sports/college/acc/clemson-university/article224158425.html

QB
Lindsay GBN: QBs 1-2 at 2019 draft: could it happen???
https://gbnreport.com/qbs-1-2-post/

Sikkema The Draft Network: DWAYNE HASKINS VS. KYLER MURRAY
https://thedraftnetwork.com/2019/01/10/dwayne-haskins-vs-kyler-murray/

Schwartz NYP: Plenty of Kyler Murray doubts as Giants search for quarterback answer
https://nypost.com/2019/01/11/kyler-murrays-nfl-prospects-drawing-wide-range-of-opinions/amp/

WBG84 (@WBG84)
1/11/19, 10:41 AM
Draft Analyst TonyPauline on Daniel Jones: "Teams I've talked to, especially at the top of the draft, were overjoyed when they heard that Jones was gonna be at the Senior Bowl. Jones is going to shoot up boards, potentially a Top 12 pick.”

RB
Thamel Yahoo Sports: Stanford's Bryce Love 'on the path to recovery' from torn ACL ahead of NFL draft
https://sports.yahoo.com/stanfords-bryce-love-path-recovery-torn-acl-ahead-nfl-draft-174329554.html

Waldman RSP: Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room No.139: RB Joshua Jacobs (Alabama)
https://mattwaldmanrsp.com/2019/01/11/matt-waldmans-rsp-film-room-no-139-rb-joshua-jacobs-alabama/

TE
Serritella Football Maven: Projecting The NFL Scouting Combine: Tight Ends
https://footballmaven.io/nfldraftscout/api/amp/nfldraftscout/combine/projecting-the-nfl-scouting-combine-tight-ends-UJ8JWLA200KGtBVlx1nZrA/#click=https://t.co/M66vxE97PA

OL
Serritella Football Maven: Projecting The NFL Scouting Combine: Offensive Line
https://footballmaven.io/nfldraftscout/combine/projecting-the-nfl-scouting-combine-offensive-line-4gmuZJKwR0GD0cNHv71uiQ/

T
Trapasso CBS Sports: NFL Draft 2019: Inside the battle between Clemson's Clelin Ferrell, Alabama's Jonah Williams
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/nfl-draft-2019-inside-the-battle-between-clemsons-clelin-ferrell-alabamas-jonah-williams/amp/

G
Celario The Garden Island: Stanford guard, Kahaleo native Nate Herbig declares for NFL Draft
http://www.thegardenisland.com/2019/01/11/sports/stanford-guard-kahaleo-native-nate-herbig-declares-for-nfl-draft/

DT
Davidson Sac Bee: Folsom’s Williams declares for NFL Draft; will he be area’s highest-picked prospect?
https://amp.sacbee.com/sports/high-school/joe-davidson/article224314250.html

Lev Arizona Daily Star: Arizona Wildcats defensive tackle PJ Johnson entering 2019 NFL draft
https://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/football/arizona-wildcats-defensive-tackle-pj-johnson-entering-nfl-draft/article_ea112d78-143c-11e9-9b7b-8fbdee3279e9.amp.html

DE
Crawford 247 Sports: Clemson pass rusher Clelin Ferrell declares for 2019 NFL Draft
https://247sports.com/Article/Clemson-Clelin-Ferrell-2019-NFL-Draft-declares-127679845/Amp/

ILB
Farabaugh SB Nation: 2019 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU ILB Devin White proves to be a divisive talent
https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/platform/amp/2019/1/11/18165981/2019-nfl-draft-prospects-lsu-ilb-devin-white-proves-to-be-a-divisive-talent-pittsburgh-steelers

S
Traylor Herald Dispatch: Herd's Gant declares for NFL Draft
https://www.herald-dispatch.com/_recent_news/herd-s-gant-declares-for-nfl-draft/article_69dfcb34-14e9-11e9-9234-f72a455859e2.html

History

Anniversaries

86 Giants

Roberts SB Nation: A Date To Remember: ‘We were so good, we wanted our opponents to quit’
The ‘86 Giants wanted to break opponents physically, spiritually, Carl Banks saysp
https://www.bigblueview.com/2019/1/11/18173183/ny-giants-history-1987-a-date-to-remember-we-were-so-good-we-wanted-our-opponents-to-quit

1968 Super Bowl

Best Newsday: Phil Simms breaks down game tape of Super Bowl III: The Jets dominated!
https://www.newsday.com/amp/sports/football/jets/phil-simms-super-bowl-iii-jets-colts-1.25795713

Don Banks for Fansided: Super Bowl III revisited, 50 years later: Jets beating Colts still resonates
https://fansided.com/2019/01/11/super-bowl-3-anniversary-colts-jets-joe-namath/

Schmuck Baltimore Sun: Even a half-century later, Colts' Super Bowl III loss is still a sore subject in Baltimore
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bs-sp-super-bowl-lll-still-a-sore-subject-in-baltimore-20190111-story.html

Serby NYP: Greatest moment in Jets history made bittersweet 50 years later
https://nypost.com/2019/01/11/greatest-moment-in-jets-history-made-bittersweet-50-years-later/amp/

Falcons

Ledbetter AJC: 20th anniversary of Falcons’ trip to Super Bowl passed with little fanfare
https://www.ajc.com/sports/football/20th-anniversary-1998-team-trip-super-bowl-passed-with-little-fanfare/pesO81V2Z6bqIeM2KllOEP/

Panthers

Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: Greatest play in Panthers history? Remembering X-Clown, on the 15th anniversary
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article224096150.html

Eagles

Gagnon B/R: Where Are They Now? Freddie Mitchell Is Forever a Philly Hero for '4th-and-26'
https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2813888-where-are-they-now-freddie-mitchell-is-forever-a-philly-hero-for-4th-and-26.amp.html

Features

Kessler WBUR: 'We're Forgotten': Pre-’93 NFL Retirees Push For Pension Equality
https://amp.wbur.org/onlyagame/2019/01/11/fair-lisa-marie-riggins-john

Rosenberg SI: Todd Marinovich Is Learning to Be Human Again
https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/01/11/todd-marinovich-dad-marv-quarterback-drugs-rehab

Obituaries

RIP Roy Hilton LDE for the NYG in 1974; better known for his long career in Baltimore and his Super Bowl performance against the Cowboys.

“Hilton peaked in the playoffs in 1970, totaling 4 ½ sacks as the Colts ran the table. In the Super Bowl, he harried Dallas quarterback Craig Morton all day. With 8 ½ minutes to play and the the Cowboys leading 13-6, Hilton dismissed All-Pro tackle Ralph Neely with a head slap and charged Morton, who threw a rainbow pass over Hilton’s outstretched arms. The ball grazed a receiver’s fingertips and was nabbed by safety Rick Volk, who returned it 30 yards to Dallas’ 3-yard line. Two plays later, the Colts tied the game before winning on Jim O’Brien’s 32-yard field goal with 9 seconds left.”

In 1974 the Giants acquired Hilton in a trade for RB Joe Orduna.

In his one year with the Giants as a starting LDE in Bill Arnsparger’s first year as Giants’ coach, Hilton had a fumble recovery and return for 71 yards for a touchdown also against the Cowboys in a 21-7 Giants loss.

“It was the defense that closed a Cowboy lead to 14& #8208;7 in the third quarter on Roy Hilton's 71& #8208;yard run with a fumble by Calvin Hill after a jarring tackle by John Mendenhall...”

Klingaman Bal Sun: Roy Hilton, longtime Baltimore Colts defensive end who was on Super Bowl-winning team, dies at age 75
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bs-sp-obit-roy-hilton-20190108-story.html

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Former Detroit Lions head coach Rick Forzano dead at age 90

Former Detroit Lions coach Rick Forzano has died. He was 90. He coached the Lions from 1974-76. He hired Bill Belichick in Detroit in 1976. NFL Films did a short feature on the two a couple years back
https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2019/01/11/former-lions-coach-rick-forzano-obituary/2545909002/

Toppmeyer Knoxville News: Former UT Vols All-American, longtime Vikings assistant John Michels dies at age 87
https://www.knoxnews.com/story/sports/college/university-of-tennessee/football/2019/01/10/ut-vols-john-michels-obituary-tennessee-football-player-dies-minnesota-vikings/2541326002/

Giants Birthdays 1-12

Tucker Frederickson FB D1-Auburn 1965 NYG 1965-1971 1-12-1943

Bobby Post DB UDFA-King’s Point 1966 NYG 1967 1-12-1944

Andy Selfridge LLB/RLB W-BUF 1974 NYG 1974-1976 1-12-1949

Herb Welch FS D12-UCLA 1985 NYG 1985-1987 1-12-1961

In Memoriam

Otto Brown LCB W-DAL 1970 NYG 1970-1973
Born 1-12-1947 Died 12-05-2006

Giants Birthdays 1-11

Kevin Boss TE D5-Western Oregon 2007 NYG 2007-2010 1-11-1984

Ali Haji-Sheikh PK D9-Michigan 1983 NYG 1983-1985 1-11-1961

In Memoriam

Bobby Crespino TE TR-CLE 1964 NYG 1964-1968 Born 1-11-1938 Died 7-29-2013

Ray Pelfrey E W-DAL 1953 NYG 1953 Born 1-11-1928 Died 4-01-2017
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