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Defenderdawg : 2/11/2019 11:01 am
Giants

Dunleavy NJ.com: Giants free agents: Ranking all 25 options starting with Landon Collins | Who should be re-signed?
https://www.nj.com/expo/sports/g66l-2019/02/926b1943121372/giants-free-agents-ranking-all-25-options-starting-with-landon-collins-who-should-be-resigned.html

RB

Lombardo NJ.com: Ex-Giants RB: People are on ‘serious drugs’ when debating Saquon Barkley vs. Jets’ QB Sam Darnold
https://www.nj.com/giants/2019/02/ex-giants-rb-people-are-on-serious-drugs-when-debating-saquon-barkley-vs-jets-qb-sam-darnold.html

WR

Traina Forbes.com: How The Giants Can Lower Odell Beckham Jr.'s 2019 Cap Hit
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciatraina/2019/02/11/how-the-giants-can-lower-odell-beckham-jr-s-2019-cap-hit/

NFL

King FMIA: From His Hollywood Haven, Julian Edelman Reflects on LIII MVP, His Path and Being a Perfect Patriot
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/10/julian-edelman-patriots-mvp-nfl-fmia-peter-king/

Breer MMQB: McCourtys Tell All About Super Bowl LIII: From Flores’s Plays to Hoyer’s Crucial Role
Devin and Jason McCourty sit down with The MMQB to watch tape from Super Bowl LIII and share lessons and analysis from the Patriots’ sixth title in 18 seasons—everything from how a play unfolded to the irreplaceable role that backup QB Brian Hoyer plays in their team. Also, why special teams coaches don’t get more head-coaching job attention, some Sean McVay takeaways, thoughts on the AAF and more
https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/11/super-bowl-devin-jason-mccourty-brian-hoyer-patriots-rams

BALTIMORE
Walker Baltimore Sun: Ravens positional review: Quarterback
https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bs-sp-ravens-positional-review-quarterback-0211-story.html

DALLAS
Cowlishaw Dallas Morning News: How Super Bowl history debunks the notion that Dak Prescott needs to run more for Cowboys to succeed
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2019/02/09/super-bowl-debunked-notion-dak-prescott-needs-run-cowboys-succeed

DENVER
Paige The Gazette: Exclusive from Woody Paige: Vic Fangio is creating a gameplan to turn the Denver Broncos back into a championship team
https://gazette.com/sports/exclusive-from-woody-paige-vic-fangio-is-creating-a-gameplan/article_abfebe78-2ccf-11e9-9b2e-cb088c5a044b.html

GREEN BAY
Wood Mil JS: Packers grades: Defensive line can provide potent interior pass rush
https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2019/02/11/packers-grades-defensive-line-can-provide-potent-interior-pass-rush/2782674002/

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Rams.com: Sam Shields would like to continue playing, and welcome to a return to L.A. 
https://www.therams.com/news/sam-shields-would-like-to-continue-playing-and-welcome-to-a-return-to-l-a

NEW ORLEANS
Johnson Nola.com: Saints could bolster tight end corps after unproductive 2018
https://www.nola.com/expo/sports/g66l-2019/02/bc34733d581188/saints-could-bolster-tight-end-corps-after-unproductive-2018.html

OAKLAND
Davenport B/R: Raiders Had No Choice but to Guarantee Derek Carr $20 Million This Season
https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2819777-raiders-had-no-choice-but-to-guarantee-derek-carr-20-million-this-season.amp.html

Kawahara SF Chronicle: Raiders hire A.J. Neibel to lead strength and conditioning staff
https://www.sfchronicle.com/raiders/amp/Raiders-hire-A-J-Neibel-to-lead-strength-and-13605901.php

PITTSBURGH
Bouchette Pittsburgh Post Gazette: 5 big decisions hanging over Steelers this offseason
https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2019/02/11/pittsburgh-steelers-offseason-trade-free-agency-rumors-leveon-bell-antonio-brown/stories/201902110014

LaBriola Steelers: Steelers-By-Position: QBs
https://www.steelers.com/news/steelers-by-position-qbs

Adamski Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Linebacker L.J. Fort hits free agency after breakout season for Steelers
https://triblive.com/sports/steelers/14600190-74/lj-fort-hits-free-agency-at-ideal-time-after-breakout-steelers-season

AAF

Crabbs The Draft Network: 3 AAF PLAYERS WHO CAN MAKE AN NFL ROSTER IN 2019
https://thedraftnetwork.com/2019/02/10/3-aaf-players-who-can-make-an-nfl-roster-in-2019/

Vasquez The Record: How Matt Simms looked in AAF debut; former Ridgewood kicker Younghoe Koo makes history
https://amp.northjersey.com/amp/2832036002

Munz Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis Express offense fizzles in shutout loss to Birmingham Iron in AAF debut
https://amp.commercialappeal.com/amp/2822291002

Colleges/Draft

Wilson CBS Sports: 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Giants trade up for QB, Steelers land top WR to replace Antonio Brown
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/2019-nfl-mock-draft-giants-trade-up-for-qb-steelers-land-top-wr-to-replace-antonio-brown/amp/

Sikkema The Draft Network: SIKKEMA’S 2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT 6.0
https://thedraftnetwork.com/2019/02/11/sikkemas-2019-nfl-mock-draft-6-0/

QB
Jason Cole (@JasonCole62)
2/10/19, 1:54 PM
I talked to 6 NFL execs who think Kyler Murray is a possible first round pick. I’ve talked to one scout who loved Russell Wilson but says Murray is just too small. Will be interesting. One thing is clear: Murray will have to commit to NFL before anyone spends a 1st rounder on him

WR
Pflum BBV: 2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Emanuel Hall, WR, Missouri
https://www.bigblueview.com/2019/2/10/18219105/2019-nfl-draft-prospect-profile-emanuel-hall-wr-missouri-scouting-report-ny-giants

C
Pflum BBV: 2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Elgton Jenkins, C, Mississippi State
https://www.bigblueview.com/2019/2/11/18220113/2019-nfl-draft-prospect-profile-elgton-jenkins-c-mississippi-state-scouting-report-ny-giants

S
Crabbs The Draft Network: BREAKOUT 2018 KEY FOR CHAUNCEY GARDNER-JOHNSON’S STOCK
https://thedraftnetwork.com/2019/02/09/breakout-2018-key-for-chauncey-gardner-johnsons-stock/

History

Giants Birthdays 2-11

Nick Becton T W-SD 2014, W-KC 2017 NYG 2014, 2017 W- 2-11-1990

Darcy Johnson TE UDFA-Cen Florida 2006 NYG 2006-2009 2-11-1983

Ryan Mundy FS FA-PIT 2013 NYG 2013 2-11-1985

In Memoriam

Earl Potteiger B NYG 1925-1928 Coach 1927-1928 Born 2-11-1893 Died 4-07-1959

McKenna SABR:

“In September, Kenosha purchased the Toledo franchise of the National Football League. Most of the financial backing came from the Nash and Simmons companies. As happenstance would have it, the main scout and recruiter for the new eleven was George Johnson, the umpire Potteiger previously knocked out. Johnson wasn’t one to carry a grudge and inked Earl to a contract for the season.   As a former ballplayer in Kenosha, he was among the fan favorites that season and was named coach as well. His active season though didn’t last long, only three games; on October 19, he broke his arm in a game versus Hammond and was out the rest of the year. He coached the club to a 0-4-1 record before it dropped out of the league.

In 1925 the 32-year-old  Potteiger joined the New York Giants football team, playing and coaching for the club through 1928. In 1925, he played in two games before breaking his arm yet again. In 1926, Potteiger replaced George Maisel as manager of Wilkes-Barre in the New York-Pennsylvania League midway through the season. He had to obtain a waiver to grant his readmission into Organized Baseball, as he still resided on the ineligible list. The team ended up in seventh place with a 56-73 record. He also played in 51 games, batting .264. That fall, he appeared in one game for the football Giants and was an assistant coach as well. Over the winter, the Giants formed a professional basketball squad, using some footballers to fill out the roster. Potteiger managed the team.

Potteiger returned to Wilkes-Barre in 1927, spurring them to a second place finish with an 80-56 record. Though the club fell six games short of the championship, it was the financial strength of the league. In a league of eight teams, Wilkes-Barre accounted for a full 27% of the attendance. In 27 games, mostly in the outfield, Potty hit .286. That year, he was named head coach of the Giants and guided them to their first NFL championship with a record of 11-1-1. He appeared in seven games as a halfback in 1928 while also coaching the squad. After a dismal 4-7-2 record, Potteiger was dismissed. Over eight seasons in the NFL, he appeared in 21 games, starting only five. For the most part, Potteiger’s professional athletic career came to an end. He did briefly manage the Pottstown entry in the Inter-State League in 1932, and in 1948 he managed a Pottstown women’s softball team that made it to the national tournament...”

https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/c00ca769
The Cole tweet is worded interestingly...  
Dan in the Springs : 2/11/2019 7:06 pm : link
keep in mind that execs love to prod other teams into making a hasty decision. I can't think of any reason for an exec to say that Murray isn't a "possible" first round pick - unless they are hoping he falls to them.

Calling him a "possible" first round pick encourages others to pick him since he won't be there in the second, meanwhile pushing a preferred prospect down to them, while at the same time issuing the disclaimer that their team may not be likely to pick him.
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