Giants.com: Giants Now (1/21): Senior Bowl Week kicks off, QB Jalen Hurts to wear split Alabama-Oklahoma helmet, and Dalvin Tomlinson is "Anything But Ordinary"
Slater NJ.com: Super Bowl 2020: Here’s how Giants fell so far behind teams like Chiefs, 49ers | Complete breakdown of 2011-17 NFL Draft mistakes
Traina Locked on Giants Podcast: Travis Wingfield of the LockedOn Dolphins podcast stops by today's show to give us some more insight on DC Patrick Graham, QBC Jerry Schuplinski and OL coach candidate Dave Deguglielmo (Audio)
Schwartz NYP: Tom Coughlin disciple could fill this Giants’ coaching vacancy
Leonard NYDN: Giants to interview Dave DeGuglielmo and Marc Colombo for critical offensive line coach job: report
Marc Colombo sounds exactly like what Joe Judge is looking for in an O-line coach. From 2018 in Dallas: “I’m more of an old-school guy. We’re gonna work. We’re gonna grind every day... We’re gonna bring violence, some nasty to the game.”
Vincent Rapisardi (@VinceRapisardi)
1/20/20, 10:45 PM
If Marc Colombo is hired, it would continue the trend of young coaching hires for the Giants.
He, Joe Judge, and Patrick Graham are all 41 years old or younger.
There seems to be an effort to change the old-school and "outdated" stigma that has surrounded them for years
Traina Giantsmaven SI: Giants Unit Review: The D-line Steps Up
Hensley ESPN Baltimore: Ravens say no playoff confidence concerns after 'choke' criticism but time will tell
Preston Baltimore Sun: Mike Preston’s final report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 2019 season
Kasinitz Penn Live: Baltimore Ravens position review: Running back depth and balance likely to return in 2020
Lieser Chicago Sun Times: 2020 NFL Draft: Low on picks, Bears need to find gems at quarterback, tight end
Baby ESPN Cincinnati: Still 'early in the process,' Bengals brass refutes ESPN report saying they don't intend to deal top pick
Beighle CincyJungle: Bengals in the “process of evaluating” superstar LSU quarterback Joe Burrow
Patsko Cleveland Plain Dealer: John Dorsey didn’t get the Browns to the Super Bowl, but he helped the Chiefs
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Kevin Stefanski hiring Bill Callahan as OL coach & possibly sr. offensive assistant; Stump Mitchell, DeWayne Walker ‘under consideration’ to stay, sources say
Williams Cleveland Plain Dealer: NFL Draft 2020: Top guards who could help the Cleveland Browns retool their offensive line -- Film Review
Watkins Dallas Morning News: Mike McCarthy has made one thing clear with the Cowboys: Players make the schemes, not the coaching staff
Legwold ESPN Denver: Broncos' Von Miller already 'back to basics' after down season
Rogers Detroit News: Senior Bowl director draws comparison between Super Bowl finalist 49ers, Lions
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions 'totally comfortable' with Matthew Stafford, say he's near full health
Robinson Yahoo Sportsis is g: After a crushing huiihirNFC title defeat, the Green Bay Packers have to face some facts with an aging Aaron Rodgers
Silverstein Mil JS: Packers' Kenny Clark hoping no holdout will be needed to spark long-term contract talks
Solomon Houston Chronicle: Bill O'Brien's moves are questionable until proven otherwise
Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans 2019 review: Quarterback
Wilson Houston Chronicle: In Anthony Weaver, Texans getting toughness, smarts
Frenette Florida Times Union: Big challenge ahead for whoever lands Jaguars’ coordinator job
Pennington NYT: The Kansas City Chiefs Waited 50 Years for This Super Bowl Date
Teicher ESPN KC: Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins to deliver in moments like AFC title game
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Williams ESPN LA: Chargers' Jerry Tillery working to turn potential into production in Year 2
Schad Palm Beach Post: Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores opens up about coaching staff shakeup
If a potential assistant coach were interviewing with Flores for a job, what would be the one or two things that he values the most?
“Being able to teach and communicate,” Flores said. “Which in a lot of ways go hand in hand. So teach the players and communicate with the coaches.”
And those are really the key reasons why the Dolphins have officially hired veteran offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, offensive line coach Steve Marshall, quarterbacks coach Robby Brown, outside linebackers coach Austin Clark and assistant defensive backs coach Curt Kuntz and promoted Josh Boyer to defensive coordinator.
This is massive coaching staff change for Flores, whose team exceeded expectations in his first season, winning five games overall, all in the final nine games.
“There are tough decisions, but that’s part of this job,” Flores said. “To make those tough decisions and do whatever you feel is best for the team and organization moving forward.”
Flores fired first-year offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, citing the need for a different coach to help fulfill his vision.
“As far as how we’re going to run the football and throw the football,” Flores said. “How we’re going to go about meetings and practices and walkthroughs I felt like we needed to do something a little differently than we had in the past.”
Enter Gailey, who Flores said has been difficult to face as an opposing coach.
“He does a really good job of adjustments in-game,” Flores said. “If you’re playing cover one, he’s got cover-one beaters, if you’re playing zone, he’s got zone-beaters. If you’re diamond front he’s got his diamond runs. He’s a good coach that way. I think he’s seen a lot of football.”
Gailey, Flores believes, can also help young players (and all players) learn and process and execute at a high level.
“I know he’s a great teacher,” Flores said. “Just in my conversations with several players and coaches that have spent time with him, and that’s obviously very important. The first thing I should have said is that.
“Obviously we had a lot of turnover this year, we’re obviously going to have more turnover. We’re at the Senior Bowl. We got a lot of draft picks. Every team has a lot of turnover. Having great teachers in the building is important. We have a staff full of great teachers.”
Flores did not block assistant quarterback coach Jerry Schlupinski from a promotion to quarterbacks coach for the Giants. Jim Caldwell, who was hired before last season as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, but stepped away for health reasons, will not be returning to the organization.
The Dolphins will also have significant change on the defensive side of the ball. When defensive coordinator Patrick Graham expressed interest in conversing with the Giants about a similar position, Flores did not block the move.
Instead, Flores quickly promoted Boyer, who will call defensive plays.
“He and I see things through the same lenses,” Flores said. “A lot of ways. He coached corners and I coached safeties and we spent a lot of time together. Defensive philosophies and fundamentals and techniques, the things we teach. We’re very much on the same page. I though we were on the same page with Patrick Graham as well. I don’t want to give the impression we weren’t. But I just felt it was a smooth transition with Josh moving into that role.”
Kuntz is a first-time NFL coach, having spent the last eight seasons as the head coach at Struthers High School in Ohio.
“There are good coaches in Pop Warner, high school, college, NFL level,” Flores said. “I think there’s this idea that because it’s a high school coach, he’s not ready to coach in the NFL. I just don’t agree with that. I think good teachers are good teachers are good teachers.”
Flores believes some changes were needed to bring his program to another level.
“I think the staff has to do a good job from a communication standpoint,” Flores said. “The guys that we brought in, they’re good communicators. Just in the first handful of days, couple of weeks that we have been together, you can see that guys are willing to ask questions and talk about various fronts, coverages, kicking game situations. I think at the end of the day, it’s a group that will work tirelessly to get on the same page. That’s of the utmost importance.”
Salguero Miami Herald: Brian Flores talks about recast Dolphins coaching staff: One addition needs to be amazing
Walker Nola.com: Remember who's on Saints' 2020 schedule? It looks much different now after the playoffs
NEW YORK JETS
Costello NYP: Jets’ offensive line overhaul may start with Senior Bowl
Simmons LV Review Journal: Raiders coach Jon Gruden gets jaw-dropping tour of Allegiant Stadium — VIDEO
McLane Phil Inquirer: Eagles offensive-coordinator candidate Graham Harrell is staying at Southern Cal, report says
Fierro Allentown Morning Call: Eagles need to do what it takes to satisfy Malcolm Jenkins
Zeise Pittsburgh Post Gazette: AFC playoffs showed us how far away the Steelers are
Killion SF Chronicle: 49ers vs. Chiefs: A fresh, exciting, L-I-V-E Super Bowl matchup
Mays The Ringer: The 49ers Built a Perfect Football Machine, and the NFC Title Game Was Their Coronation
Kawahara SF Chronicle: 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan explains how Super Bowl loss with Falcons keeps him ‘humble’
Branch SF Chronicle: After two playoff runaways, 49ers could try to play keep-away from Chiefs
Killion SF Chronicle: Raheem Mostert’s epic game caps rise from 49ers’ fourth string to record books
Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ Tevin Coleman has ‘good chance’ to play in Super Bowl with shoulder injury
Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ Richard Sherman blasts Packers; claps back at Darrelle Revis
Jacobs The Guardian: Katie Sowers: ‘The 49ers didn’t hire me as a coach to make a point’
Henderson ESPN Seattle: K.J. Wright shows he's 'a hell of a football player' for Seahawks in prove-it year
Bacharach The Tennessean: Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announces retirement after 47 years of coaching
Copeland Washington Post: Redskins’ Reuben Foster suffered nerve damage, just recently regained feeling in his foot
Treash PFF: PFF 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl Preview: players to watch, draft implications, schedule, team rosters and more
Pflum BBV: 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl: Prospects to watch for the Giants
Chengelis Detroit News: Six Michigan players have shot of enhancing NFL draft stock at Senior Bowl
Kelly Cover1.net: SENIOR BOWL: PARAMOUNT FOR WIDE RECEIVER AND DEFENSIVE BACK EVALUATION
Wilson CBS Sports.com: 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Four QBs off the board after 12 picks, Colts get Jacoby Brissett downfield weapon
Jedrick Wills Jr. OL
ALABAMA • JR • 6'5" / 320 LBS
N.Y. Giants PROSPECT RNK
8th POSITION RNK 1st
Wills is not only one of the best players on Alabama's roster, he's arguably the top offensive linemen in this class. The right tackle quietly had an outstanding 2019 campaign and he'll upgrade a Giants offensive line in desperate need of some consistency.”
Princeton.com: DAVIDSON HAS BIG WEEK AT EAST-WEST SHRINE BOWL
Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz)
1/20/20, 11:33 AM
Sources: Alabama defensive line coach Brian Baker is expected to move to an off-field role.
Have been told Freddie Roach is the name to keep an eye on for that defensive line job. Have heard he’s expected to be in Tuscaloosa today
Inabinett Alabama.com: South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw grows into top NFL prospect
Cihak Giants.com: Jim Nagy scouts 'underrated' edge rushers at Senior Bowl
Williamson BBV: What do NFL scouts look for in cornerback prospects?
Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL)
1/20/20, 6:33 PM
Eli Manning went 106 of 173 for 1,219 yards, 9 TDs, 1 INT during 2011 postseason with:
- PFF's No. 32 (dead last) pass blocking Oline
- On the road vs. 15-win Packers team, best defense in the NFL (49ers on the road)
- Vs. Belichick with two weeks to prepare
What a run
Cook Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Art Rooney Jr. reflects on Steelers' 1974 class
Anastasia Phil Inquirer: Legendary Lansdale Catholic football coach Jim Algeo dies at 83
“Jim Algeo’s most famous player was quarterback Joe Judge, class of 2000. Judge earlier this month was named head coach of the New York Giants.
“Coach Algeo was a great coach and even better man,” Judge said in a statement. “He taught us the importance of working hard for the man next to you more than our own individual goals.
“His Faith, Family and Football priority system made us keep what we did in perspective.”
Giants Birthdays 1-21
Peyton Hillis RB W-TB 2013 NYG 2013-2014 1-21-1986
Eric Moore RG/LT D1-Indiana 1988 NYG 1988-1993 1-21-1965
O’Neal Adams LE UDFA-Arkansas 1942 NYG 1942-1945 Born 1-21-1919 Died 10-27-1998
“Adams was a three-sport star at Arkansas, playing football and baseball as well as basketball. He played six seasons in the NFL as well as one year of pro basketball with Oshkosh.”
“NEAL ADAMS, Arkansas
End caught 28 passes for 494 yards and five touchdowns in four years with the New York Giants from 1942 through 1945 before catching 15 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns with the AAFC's Brooklyn franchise. . . . The 6-3, 195-pounder was a three-year basketball letterman in the early 1940s. Third-leading scorer with six points when Arkansas lost to Washington State in the 1941 NCAA Tournament national semifinals.”
Lynn Bomar E UDFA-Vanderbilt 1925 NYG 1925-1926 Born 1-21-1901 Died 6-11-1964
Tenn Sports HOF: “Lynn Bomar was one of the first Southern football players to make Walter Camp’s All-America team when the respected Eastern selector pegged the Vanderbilt end for national recognition in 1923. As a freshman, Bomar helped the Commodores post a 7-0-1 record. In the Georgia game of that year, he was credited with saving five touchdowns with his play from a linebacker position. As an offensive player, Bomar was a prized blocker and a gifted pass receiver.
In 1922, he teamed up with his quarterback, future Hall of Fame coach Jess Neely, to form a passing combination that led to a second consecutive unbeaten season. The 1923 Vanderbilt squad won the Southern Conference title featuring a pair of All-America ends, Bomar and “Hek” Wakefield. Bomar’s career ended in the fifth game of his senior season. After suffering a brain hemorrhage from a blow to the chin, he never played again as a collegian. For days his life was in danger, and for a time he was paralyzed below the waist. His recuperative powers amazed physicians, and although he could play no longer, he was on the bench for all the team’s remaining games. Lynn Bomar was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956.”
This Day in College Football History - “Lynn Bomar (January 21, 1901 – June 11, 1964) was an end in the (NFL). He played college football, basketball, and baseball for Vanderbilt University and in football was consensus All-Southern in 1922 and consensus All-American in 1923. He went on to play for the New York Giants in 1925 and 1926. Bomar was nicknamed “The Blonde Bear.” He later went on to become warden of Tennessee State Prison. He was the first Vanderbilt football player elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, in 1956. Bomar was a catcher on the baseball team. Lynn was born in Gallatin, Tennessee January 21, 1901 to Oliver Eugene Bomar and Elizabeth McAdams. He grew up in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. His father Oliver was a blacksmith.
Bomar played for coach Dan McGugin’s Vanderbilt Commodores from 1921 to 1924. Bomar was a prominent member of Commodores teams that compiled a win-loss-tie record of 26–5–4 (.800) and three straight conference titles over his four seasons, and was an All-Southern selection in 1922 and 1923. He was in the same graduating class as All-American Vanderbilt end Hek Wakefield, with whom he attended preparatory school. They both followed their coach Wallace Wade to Vanderbilt, where as an assistant coach under McGugin his teams went 15–0–2. Bomar also spent one year at Castle Heights. Before Fitzgerald & Clarke he attended Webb School. As well as his playing end and tackle, Bomar also did the kickoffs. In 1923 Lynn was recognized as a consensus All-American, receiving first-team honors from Collier’s Weekly (Walter Camp) and second team-honors from Athletic World magazine. He was one of the first players from the South to receive first-team honors from Camp. Bomar suffered a brain hemorrhage following a kick to the chin, with half of his body paralyzed for two days. It was figured he would never play football again. “Not a player on the team could talk of Bomar’s injury without tears coming to his eyes.” He fully recovered and played for the New York Giants the following year, retiring from football after 1926 due to an unrelated injury. Known especially as a devastating blocker and superb runner, as well as “lightning fast,” he was the first Commodore football player selected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956. On his induction, Bomar remarked “I just wish all the men who played with me at Vanderbilt between 1921 and 1924 could also receive this coveted award. They deserve it more than I do. After all, they made it possible for me to be chosen.”
He then began his long career in law enforcement, first with the United States Marshals Service office from 1934 to 1939. He served various state capacities throughout his career, including working for the Tennessee Motor Transportation Association, Universal Tire and Appliance Company, and the Tennessee Superintendent of Public Works. Eventually he became the warden of the Tennessee State Prison, serving until his death. He supported the musical group the Prisonaires. A track on one album was “Message from Prison Warden Lynn Bomar.”
Pro Football Daily: L.A.’s first NFL team . . . in 1926
“After spending six weeks off Broadway, the Buccaneers Across America tour hit New York. How a team played on the big stage, in front of discerning Big Apple sportswriters, always mattered, and Muller and Co. didn’t disappoint. They had back-to-back games there — against the Giants at the Polo Grounds the first Sunday and the Brooklyn Lions at Ebbets Field the next — and posted a pair of shutouts: 6-0 and 20-0.
The way the Giants promoted the game was almost as entertaining as the game itself. Two days before, they dispatched end Lynn Bomar to the top of the American Radiator Building — not far from Times Square — and had halfback Hinkey Haines stand 324 feet below in Bryant Park. The players’ goal, aside from making a spectacle of themselves, was to complete “the longest ‘forward pass’ on record,” The New York Times said.
They were just poking a little fun at Muller, who once, to advertise the East-West Shrine Game, had caught a 320-foot pass thrown from the roof of the Telephone Building in San Francisco (a feat that so impressed Robert Ripley that he paid homage to it in one of his Believe It or Not! newspaper cartoons).
It took several tries for Bomar to connect with his receiver. His first pass “hit the sidewalk and burst,” according to the Times, and another struck Haines with such force that it knocked him down. At this point Hinkey removed his coat, got down to business and, on the fifth attempt, hung onto the ball — bringing applause from several-hundred onlookers.”
AP: Peyton Manning goes deep with pass at NFL's storied history
“Manning and Cris Carter also tried to replicate a stunt the New York Giants performed at the O'Keeffe Radiator Building in Manhattan — now the American Radiator Building. In 1926, the Giants' Lynn Bomar threw a ball to the ground from 324 feet up on the 23-story building, and Hinkey Haines caught it.
"Back in the '20s, the forward pass was like a circus act," Manning says. "When you were in the red zone and threw a pass into the end zone and it was incomplete, the other team got the ball; that was news to me. Clearly, teams didn't want to throw it.
"But to get some buzz and interest with the team not drawing well, the Giants did this publicity stunt and had (Bomar) throw a pass off the building. So I threw a pass down to Cris Carter at the same spot and he caught it. It was pretty neat."