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Art says episode 2 of Hard Knocks is better

Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/3/2024 1:23 pm
Art Stapleton
@art_stapleton
I was fortunate enough to be able to screen next week's Hard Knocks episode, and while not providing any spoilers is part of the deal, I think overall Episode 2 is better than Episode 1 because of the content at the Combine. #Giants100
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Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/3/2024 1:27 pm : link
Art Stapleton
@art_stapleton
Hearing what I did in Episode 1, I have changed my mind: I do believe the Giants' potential pursuit of a QB will be shown in some way, shape or form in this series.

Maybe not directly with the trade-up scenarios on draft day, but I don't think they're going to shy away from it.
 
christian : 7/3/2024 1:59 pm : link
Over under on the 'dawg mentality' references set at 5.
I'll take the over  
D HOS : 7/3/2024 2:35 pm : link
I'll guess it at 9.
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Mike from Ohio : 7/3/2024 5:28 pm : link
In comment 16547920 christian said:
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Over under on the 'dawg mentality' references set at 5.


What about "Smart, Tough, Dependable?"

Maybe they will explain how dependable lines up with all of the injury prone guys the team has been built around the past few years?
 
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/3/2024 5:57 pm : link
I just hope ‘The Nephew’ doesn’t get a second of screen time.
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The_Boss : 7/3/2024 7:33 pm : link
In comment 16548022 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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I just hope ‘The Nephew’ doesn’t get a second of screen time.


He’s going to be in every episode. Guaranteed.
The Boss.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/3/2024 7:37 pm : link
Sadly, I don't disagree. He came off like a fucking moron in episode 1. And if he's going to be running this organization one day...oh boy.
I found episode 1 a bit boring  
Mike from SI : 7/3/2024 7:38 pm : link
since we (BBI nutjobs who follow closely) already knew just about everything. Maybe it was better for less avid fans, Idk.

Will still watch every episode, even the little kernels are fun.
McDonnell  
watertown : 7/3/2024 10:48 pm : link
What I found somewhat alarming was that McDonnell wasn’t on the same page as Schoen so early in the process.
RE: McDonnell  
Mike from SI : 7/3/2024 11:15 pm : link
In comment 16548136 watertown said:
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What I found somewhat alarming was that McDonnell wasn’t on the same page as Schoen so early in the process.


How much of that was real and how much of it was talking through the thought process out loud for the camera? Also, in any strategy discussion, it's worth bringing up the alternative viewpoint even if it's not the best one, just to consider it.
RE: McDonnell  
cjac : 7/4/2024 6:13 am : link
In comment 16548136 watertown said:
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What I found somewhat alarming was that McDonnell wasn’t on the same page as Schoen so early in the process.


It felt like everyone in the building wanted Schoen to throw a bag of money at Saquon and Schoen was the only sensible person to not want to do it.
RE: McDonnell  
section125 : 7/4/2024 7:20 am : link
In comment 16548136 watertown said:
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What I found somewhat alarming was that McDonnell wasn’t on the same page as Schoen so early in the process.


So you do not want an opposing opinion? If Schoen doesn't hear differing opinions, the staff is not doing its job.

Yes a RB centric offense is passe, and walking away from their best offensive player is difficult. But I think it shows why Schoen was brought in - to change the thinking at 1925 Giants Way.
Somewhat boring episode imv  
Rick in Dallas : 7/4/2024 7:41 am : link
Schoen still pissed imv over the 2023 negotiations that failed with Saquon causing him to tag Saquon. He was over Saquon at this point.
RE: RE: McDonnell  
djm : 7/4/2024 10:09 am : link
In comment 16548138 Mike from SI said:
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In comment 16548136 watertown said:


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What I found somewhat alarming was that McDonnell wasn’t on the same page as Schoen so early in the process.



How much of that was real and how much of it was talking through the thought process out loud for the camera? Also, in any strategy discussion, it's worth bringing up the alternative viewpoint even if it's not the best one, just to consider it.



This place has found a new thing to attack. But you’re right. It’s called internal dialogue and just people within the org offering up alternative viewpoints. It’s his shit works in the real world but on BBI if someone has an alternative view they usually come under attack.

Franchises and organizations are not echo chambers. Only BBI is.
Stupid show  
chitt17 : 7/4/2024 10:11 am : link
Won't watch.
Mara sold his soul on this one.
RE: Stupid show  
Mbavaro : 7/4/2024 10:16 am : link
In comment 16548251 chitt17 said:
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Won't watch.
Mara sold his soul on this one.


No he didn’t
Every team at some point has to participate in this

They chose the lesser of two evils and did it in the off season as opposed to training camp or during the season

If anything they are one of the last teams to participate in this
Was hoping he would stand to rest of the league  
chitt17 : 7/4/2024 5:19 pm : link
And say .. screw you.

How much is my fine?????
RE: ...  
HBart : 7/5/2024 8:31 am : link
In comment 16547898 Eric from BBI said:
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Art Stapleton
@art_stapleton
Hearing what I did in Episode 1, I have changed my mind: I do believe the Giants' potential pursuit of a QB will be shown in some way, shape or form in this series.

Maybe not directly with the trade-up scenarios on draft day, but I don't think they're going to shy away from it.

Was Art the one who asked Jones about trading up for Maye and Jones said "I don't know what really happened on draft day and I don't think you do either."

Not sure about Art, but if the show makes it look like the tradeup story is bullshit, Duggan is going to explode.
RE: Was hoping he would stand to rest of the league  
HBart : 7/5/2024 8:33 am : link
In comment 16548416 chitt17 said:
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And say .. screw you.

How much is my fine?????

Why were you were hoping he'd say screw you?
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blueblood : 7/5/2024 9:52 am : link
In comment 16548022 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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I just hope ‘The Nephew’ doesn’t get a second of screen time.


You mean Wellington Mara's grandson who is a part of the front office and being groomed to eventually take over from John Mara??

yeah no chance..
RE: Stupid show  
blueblood : 7/5/2024 9:55 am : link
In comment 16548251 chitt17 said:
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Won't watch.
Mara sold his soul on this one.


Giants have NEVER been on Hard Knocks...

100th anniversary of one of the original NFL franchises???

yeah ZERO chance they werent going to have to capitulate to the league in SOME way.. They managed to avoid the Hard Knocks distraction of mini camp.

Smart decision by Giants  
Reale01 : 7/5/2024 11:51 am : link
No matter what happens this will all be forgotten once training camp starts. A "distraction" in July when the players are on vacation is inconsequential. They can go into training camp free and clear.
RE: RE: McDonnell  
jestersdead : 7/5/2024 1:26 pm : link
In comment 16548167 cjac said:
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In comment 16548136 watertown said:


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What I found somewhat alarming was that McDonnell wasn’t on the same page as Schoen so early in the process.



It felt like everyone in the building wanted Schoen to throw a bag of money at Saquon and Schoen was the only sensible person to not want to do it.

I thought Rosetti did a good job of outlining the RB options and that someone with money to spend will throw it at Barkley. Schoen didn’t think so and was proven wrong, then went against his own thought of “good week 2 value at RB” and immediately signed Singletary. I also thought it was odd to discuss total carries at Penn State and use that to show Barkley’s wear and tear but not use it for Singletary, who had more college carries
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