Found November 09, 2011 on Giants Football Blog:
Welcome to Ask GFB Presented by Verizon. Today’s question from Rob, one of our many relocated New Yorkers who still crave Giants news and entertainment: Are the Giants better off without Steve Smith and Kevin Boss? Dan Orlando: Oh absolutely…the cheaper Cruz and Ballard have made much more impact. Boss, while tough, seemed to have to leave the field nearly every game and Ballard was “fine” after two hellacious shots Sunday. Craig Santucci: Steve Smith & Boss – Too early to tell. He’s never on the field in Philly. Boss, yes. Ballard is just out performing. Dan Stack: With the luxury of hindsight, I would think the answer to that question would be a resounding and emphatic yes! Victor Cruz and Jake Ballard have proven to be a) healthier b) younger c) cheaper and d) most of all more productive. Don’t get me wrong, I love the effort Boss and Smith gave this team, but this is a business and the Giants came out on top of this one. Rich Resch: When healthy, Steve Smith is a fantastic...

Jake Ballard Is ‘Money In The Bank’ For Giants

Hartnett: Jake Ballard Is ‘Money In The Bank’ For Giants « CBS New YorkBy Sean Hartnett - 11/7/11

Giants' Victor Cruz, Jake Ballard developing into key players on offense Giants' Jake Ballard catches the game-winning touchdown pass against the New England Patriots on Sunday.By Mike Vorkunov - Star Ledger 11/8/11

Giants-Patriots game review: The entire Giants team is elite right now tight end Jake Ballard proved he's no fluke with a clutch third-down catch and then the game-winning touchdown in Sunday's upset victory over the Patriots.By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 11/7/11


The hit was so violent, so vicious, that it stopped Jake Ballard cold. Brandon Spikes saw the play unfold right in front of him, watching the Giants' tight end about to catch an Eli Manning pass over the middle. Ballard never saw him coming. The Patriots' linebacker closed the 5-yard gap between them, lowered his shoulder as Ballard turned upfield and unloaded, dropping...

Giants vow to finish what they started

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Giants on NFL Turning Point Tonight on Versus

NFL Turning Point, VERSUS’ weekly show co-produced by NFL Films and the NBC Sports Group, will move to Wednesday nights beginning tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET. The weekly show focuses on the crucial ‘turning point’ in several games for football fans each week in a more in-depth way than ever before by utilizing NFL Films’ unmatched cinematography and sideline and on-field audio...

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SNY Giants Video Corner: Coughlin Getting it Done

The Daily News Live panel answers five question about the Giants following their victory over the New England Patriots: Is this Tom Coughlin’s best season as Giants’ head coach? Is Jake Ballard is making us forget Kevin Boss? Plus the mixed feelings about Brandon Jacobs, who gives the impression he can turn it on and off…

Ailing Jints on road to recovery

Brandon Jacobs filled in quite well, Victor Cruz made a difference and Kevin Boothe was solid moving in at center. But the Giants want back the three starters who missed the 24-20 comeback victory over the Patriots. Osi Umenyiora after the game marveled that, “Half our offense wasn’t here...
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