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Defenderdawg : 2/4/2019 10:12 am
Giants

Dunleavy NJ.com: Which pass-rusher should Giants take in 2019 NFL Draft? Should Eli Manning still start? | Q & A with Justin Tuck
https://www.nj.com/expo/sports/g66l-2019/02/b9c69e1fdf7170/which-passrusher-should-giants-take-in-2019-nfl-draft-should-eli-manning-still-start-q-a-with-justin-tuck.html

QB

Rock Newsday: Eli Manning mostly missing from Super Bowl week
https://www.newsday.com/amp/sports/football/giants/eli-manning-super-bowl-1.26884951

NFL

King FMIA: FMIA Super Bowl 53: Ego-less Pats Figure It Out In Time To Beat Rams For Sixth Title of Brady-Belichick Era
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/04/super-bowl-53-patriots-rams-nfl-fmia-peter-king/

Paylor Yahoo Sports: A defense of a good defense: Why the Super Bowl was far from boring
https://sports.yahoo.com/defense-good-defense-super-bowl-far-boring-073411085.html

Corry CBS Sports: Agent's Take: Eight players in 2019 Super Bowl who could cash in with a good game
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/agents-take-eight-players-in-2019-super-bowl-who-could-cash-in-with-a-good-game/

Schwab Yahoo Sports: The history and stories behind the prize every player wants: A Super Bowl ring
https://sports.yahoo.com/history-stories-behind-prize-every-player-wants-super-bowl-ring-161230314.html

BALTIMORE
Walker Baltimore Sun: Cap casualties? Ten veterans who could go if Ravens look to save money for 2019
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-salary-cuts-0126-story.html

BUFFALO
Turner Cover1.net: BILLS HIRE QB COACH KEN DORSEY: NFL DRAFT IMPLICATIONS?
https://www.cover1.net/buffalo-bills-hire-ken-dorsey-nfl-draft/

CINCINNATI
Dehner Cincinnati Enquirer: Expected Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor on Super Bowl loss: 'Just wasn't our night'
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2019/02/04/zac-taylor-just-wasnt-our-night-cincinnati-bengals/2763801002/

DALLAS
Moore Dallas Morning News: Another Super Bowl moves Patriots past Cowboys, but here's what should be most concerning to Dallas moving forward
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2019/02/03/another-super-bowl-moves-patriots-past-cowboys-concerning-dallas-moving-forward

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams far from Super in 13-3 loss to Patriots
https://www.latimes.com/sports/super-bowl/la-sp-super-bowl-rams-patriots-20190203-story.html

Hernandez LA Times: Super Bowl 2019: Jared Goff's inexperience was exposed on the biggest stage
https://www.latimes.com/sports/super-bowl/la-sp-super-bowl-hernandez-20190203-story.html

Schwab Yahoo Sports: Jared Goff's dud against Patriots in Super Bowl LIII will linger for a while
https://sports.yahoo.com/jared-goffs-dud-patriots-super-bowl-liii-will-linger-060420166.html

Miller LA Times: Super Bowl 2019: No, Todd Gurley wasn’t hurt, he was just MIA, again
https://www.latimes.com/sports/super-bowl/la-sp-super-bowl-rams-gurley-20190203-story.html

MIAMI
Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez)
2/4/19, 9:17 AM
Source tells me & #8294;& #8234;Patriots& #8236;& #8297; assistant QBs coach Jerry Schuplinski will be leaving to become & #8294;& #8234;Miami Dolphins & #8236;& #8297; QBs coach under Brian Flore

Jackson Miami Herald: Here’s how Kenyan Drake and the Dolphins got the Miami Miracle ball back
https://amp.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article225482175.html

Beasley Miami Herald: How Brian Flores ‘out-coached’ the league’s brightest offensive mind in Super Bowl 53
https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article225487590.html

Robinson Yahoo Sports: Patriots' demolition of Rams was a Brian Flores masterpiece, and the Dolphins should be ecstatic
https://sports.yahoo.com/patriots-demolition-rams-brian-flores-masterpiece-dolphins-ecstatic-072443869.html

NEW ENGLAND
Mahoney Boston Globe: Patriots win sixth title in lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2019/02/03/live-updates-patriots-rams-super-bowl-liii/3wc7edk9fW9E4W0qksnAGP/amp.html

O’Connor ESPN: It's time to appreciate this Patriots dynasty as the greatest in sports
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25916069/super-bowl-liii-appreciate-new-england-patriots-dynasty-greatest-sports-2018-nfl-playoffs

Farmer LA Times: Super Bowl 2019: Tom Brady makes history and key plays for his sixth title, even on off night
https://www.latimes.com/sports/super-bowl/la-sp-super-bowl-tom-brady-farmer-20190203-story.html

Sullivan Boston Globe: Tom Brady and Julian Edelman were caught in the moment
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2019/02/04/sullivan/B1oNiitq990FcDNug0n3QM/story.html

Volin Boston Globe: Defense earns credit for Patriots’ sixth title
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2019/02/03/defense-earns-credit-for-patriots-sixth-title/1NHj713Klgq8pLwgJOA30K/story.html

Politi NJ.com: Bill Belichick’s masterful Super Bowl game plan proves he can win without Tom Brady
https://www.nj.com/giants/2019/02/bill-belichicks-masterful-super-bowl-game-plan-politi.html

Daniels Providence Journal: The McCourty twins cap off dream season in Super Bowl win
https://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20190204/mccourty-twins-cap-off-dream-season-in-super-bowl-win

Princiotti Boston Globe: The biggest plays in Super Bowl 53, through the eyes of the guy with a broken arm who wouldn’t leave the sideline
https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2019/02/04/patssider/rkdpM5G4Oq0064DhlEQhKJ/story.html

NEW ORLEANS
Underhill NO Advocate: Report: Saints finalizing new deal to keep defensive coordinator Dennis Allen
https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_e6e05ec8-2803-11e9-9332-5798757179a6.amp.html

OAKLAND
Gehlken LV Review Journal: Raiders potential move to San Francisco needs NFL approval
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/football/super-bowl/raiders-move-to-s-f-still-must-be-approved-by-49ers-nfl-1589226/amp/

PHILADELPHIA
Kaye NJ.com: NFL free agents 2019: Which Eagles players are set to test the open market? Who re-signs? Jordan Hicks, Darren Sproles, Golden Tate and more
https://www.nj.com/expo/sports/g66l-2019/02/0a2f9da87d1368/nfl-free-agents-2019-which-eagles-players-are-set-to-test-the-open-market-who-resigns-jordan-hicks-darren-sproles-golden-tate-and-more.html

Berman Phil.com: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz reflects on challenging year, recent criticism: ‘I know I’m not perfect’
http://www.philly.com/eagles/carson-wentz-eagles-playoffs-mike-groh-nick-foles-acl-injury-selfish-20190204.html

Short-Parks WIP Radio: Explaining Nick Foles' contract, trade possibilities
https://94wip.radio.com/blogs/eliot-shorr-parks/explaining-nick-foles-contract-trade-possibilities

PITTSBURGH
Schefter ESPN: Steelers still considering using transition tag on Le'Veon Bell
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25910214/steelers-considering-using-transition-tag-leveon-bell?

SEATTLE
Condotta Seattle Times: Seahawks, Russell Wilson ‘still’ not discussing new contract? Here’s why that’s no big deal
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/analysis-why-a-report-that-seahawks-still-havent-talked-about-a-contract-with-russell-wilson-shouldnt-be-a-surprise/?

Colleges/Draft

Miller B/R: 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Post-Super Bowl Predictions

6. New York Giants

“The Pick: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
The New York Giants have to eventually move on from Eli Manning—or at least draft a viable young quarterback to take over in the near future. The NFL is buzzing right now about the result of the Kansas City Chiefs' plan to draft Patrick Mahomes and let him sit behind Alex Smith for a season. The Giants should follow that blueprint and strike now to get a quarterback of the future.
Dwayne Haskins might not be a trendy fit for the Giants because of his status as a one-year starter at Ohio State, but his talent speaks for itself. He has poise in the pocket that most new starters do not and has shown excellent arm talent and ball placement. Perhaps most encouraging was his development throughout the season, as he played his best football late in the year.
The Giants can't afford to pass on quarterbacks again in 2019; no matter how good the 2020 class looks, now is the time to get a quarterback to groom for the future.”

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2818393-2019-nfl-mock-draft-matt-millers-post-super-bowl-predictions

Marino The Draft Network: MARINO’S 2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT 5.0

“6. New York Giants: Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Not sure if you’re aware or not but current Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning is 38 and New York passed on his successor in last year’s draft in favor of a running back with pick No. 2 overall. Well, that running back just earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Honors and is primed to be one of the most dynamic and prolific weapons in the league for years to come. Now, New York finds itself picking in the top 10 and the need to identify its future at quarterback remains.
Completing 70 percent of his passes for 4,831 yards with 50 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, Haskins had a historically great season for a Big Ten quarterback in 2018. His ability to slot throws from the pocket to the dynamic Ohio State offensive weapons can transition to the NFL where Odell Beckham, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley would immediately be at his disposal. The Giants make sense for Haskins and I think it would be his best chance to reach his ceiling.”

https://thedraftnetwork.com/2019/02/04/marinos-2019-nfl-mock-draft-5-0/

DT
Pflum BBV: 2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Isaiah Buggs, DT, Alabama
https://www.bigblueview.com/platform/amp/2019/2/4/18206790/2019-nfl-draft-prospect-profile-isaiah-buggs-dt-alabama-scouting-report-ny-giants

Giants Birthdays 2-04

Doug Smith DB UDFA-Ohio State 1987 NYG 1987 2-04-1963

Lawrence Taylor ROLB D1-North Carolina 1981 NYG 1981-1993 Born 2-04-1959

Lawrence Taylor: A Football Life (Video)
https://www.facebook.com/newyorkgiants/videos/1946356785426121/

In Memoriam

John Martinkovic LDE TR-GB 1957 NYG 1957 Born 2-04-1927 Died 2-08-2018

Was acquired after a distinguished career in Green Bay to fill in for Rosey Grier who missed the 1957 season due to military service. Jim Katcavage moved from LDE to DT and Martinkovic took his position at end.

Walt Nielsen FB D1-Arizona 1939 NYG 1940 Born 2-04-1917 Died 9-22-2006

From his obituary in 2006:

“Walter "Hoss Nielsen Born in Los Angeles, CA 1917,...Walt came to Tucson in 1935 on a football scholarship to the UofA. He chose Arizona because of his asthma. The climate here was very helpful and he went on to become a legend and star as fullback on the Wildcat Team under Coach Lex Oliver 1935 to 1939. He was chosen to play on the Shriners Children's Hospital Benefit Game in San Francisco. He was a Charter Member of the UofA Sports Hall of Fame, a member of SAE Fraternity and his name is on the Circle of Stars at the UofA Stadium. After graduation from Arizona he was 1st draft choice of the New York Giants where he played two years. He then entered his Army career spending four years overseas, first in Tunisia with General Patton, then the Sicily Invasion. He was then sent to England to train for the Normandy Invasion D-Day plus 2 and on across Europe to the occupation of Berlin. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Medal and the Silver Star for gallantry in action.”

Jack Spinks G TR-GB 1956 NYG 1956-1957 Born 2-04-1930 Died 9-29-1994

Part 2  
Defenderdawg : 2/4/2019 12:39 pm : link
Giants

Traina Forbes.com: How The New York Giants Are Approaching Free Agency And The Rest Of The NFL Off-Season
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciatraina/2019/02/04/new-york-giants-free-agency-nfl-offseason/amp/

NFL

Breer MMQB: Whatever It Takes: The Patriots Out-Match and Out-Think the Rams for Title No. 6
It’s not getting any easier for New England, which is why the grinding Super Bowl LIII victory—built on mental toughness and brilliant coaching adjustments—is all the more admirable: Over nearly two decades, this team has won in every way imaginable. Plus: What's next for the Rams and Pats, the major rules changes that may be in the works, a review of the Hall of Fame class of 2019, storylines for the draft and much more as we close the book on another season, and look ahead to 2019.
https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/04/super-bowl-53-new-england-patriots-sixth-win-brady-belichick?

Vrentas MMQB: History Hung in the Air, and the Patriots Grabbed It
https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/04/super-bowl-53-patriots-julian-edelman-mvp-stephone-gilmore-interception-rob-gronkowski-matt-slater

Colleges/Draft

Duffy Eagles.com: Fran Mock Draft: Determine Who The Eagles Pick At No. 25

“6. New York Giants – QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
Pat Shurmur needs a new young quarterback, and it just so happens that one of the top options in this class was coached by Ryan Day, who coached quarterbacks while Shurmur was the offensive coordinator under Chip Kelly here in Philadelphia. Daniel Jones may seem like a "safe" choice, but no one in the quarterback market will have a better source into Haskins than Shurmur, which could work for or against the one-year starter from the Buckeyes”

https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/fran-mock-draft-determine-who-the-eagles-pick-at-no-25
The NJO Politi article on Belichick's game plan...  
Dan in the Springs : 2/4/2019 1:32 pm : link
link is broken.

Here's a good link:

https://www.nj.com/giants/2019/02/bill-belichicks-masterful-super-bowl-game-plan-proves-he-can-win-without-tom-brady-politi.html

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