Found July 18, 2013 on Overtime:
With training camp opening up for the New York Giants in a couple of weeks, the team has much unfinished business heading into the 2013 season. Despite missing the playoffs during three of the last four seasons, the team did run the table en route to a Super Bowl championship following the 2011 season. In 2012 the team finished with an identical record, 9-7, as they did during the season prior. A big hamper on last year’s team was the defense. The unit ranked 31st in yards allowed. What became a common theme was the amount of big plays that the defense had allowed on a regular basis (The A.J. Green touchdown reception to start off the Giants/Bengals game still sticks out in my mind). Everyone’s scapegoat throughout the season was cornerback Corey Webster while defensive end Justin Tuck did not play like a team captain as he finished with another underwhelming season when one looks at his overall production. Also, Jason Pierre-Paul saw a lot more in attention last season – often gett...

Giants likely to go with a running back by committee approach

New York Giants coaches and fans will have their eyes on the electric David Wilson, whose chance to become the lead back after only one season after being drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft in the first round. Wilson will have a lot to prove in training camp and has been working hard to learn the offense. However, he will have to overcome a fumbling issue that laded him in Tom Coughlin’s...

Henry Hynoski says his rehab is going “fantastic”

A fan recently asked Giants fullback Henry Hynoski how his rehab from knee surgery is going. “@GMEN10: @HenryHynoski how is the knee rehab going?” Fantastic — Henry Hynoski (@HenryHynoski) July 16, 2013 Even though the Giants have been pursuing free agent fullback Vonta Leach, they remain optimistic that Hynoski will be ready for week one of the regular season.   Need NFL...

Taking a hometown discount was 'tough' on Victor Cruz

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz wanted to stay with the team. He has family and community ties to the area, and more importantly he has faith in the organization. But that's not to say it didn't hurt signing his new deal with them. "I'm not going to lie, it's tough," Cruz said on Sirius XM Radio's, via the New York Daily News. "When you...

Report: Manziel had more troubles at Manning camp

As Johnny Manziel tries to put out a media brushfire at SEC Media Days, a report says he was a problem from the beginning of his time at the Manning Passing Academy. And his parents had to call in sick for him. The New York Daily News, citing an anonymous source, said that Manziel arrived late to the camp on Thursday and missed a meeting. Then, again according to the source, Manziel...

Hakeem Nicks ready to gamble on himself this season

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks isn’t upset with the fact that Victor Cruz got paid before him.  He’s ready to play out his contract and handle things in a professional manner. There was plenty of conjecture about the reasons he wasn’t at OTAs, but the reality is, he didn’t miss any mandatory work. He and his agent...

Justin Tuck will appear on “Necessary Roughness”

  New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck will make an appearance on an episode of “Necessary Roughness,” according to Look for the Giants’ soft-spoken defensive captain when he guest stars on Wednesday night’s episode of “Necessary Roughness,” USA Network’s pro football-centric, one-hour drama series. Tuck was asked what took him so long to do...

Tiki Barber: Eli Manning is a better quarterback than Peyton Manning

The general consensus among football fans is that Peyton Manning is a much better quarterback than Eli Manning. Prior to the New York Giants’ Super Bowl campaign in 2007, very few people believed Eli would ever be on the same stratosphere as his older brother. Two Super Bowl rings have made the conversation more interesting. [...]

Tiki Barber Argues That Eli Manning is Better Than Brother Peyton ‘Because of Clutch’

“Clutch.” An athlete can have all the talent in the world and a boatload of regular-season accolades, but without that six-letter word, he or she can never reach that transcendent level worthy being called “elite.” That’s the argument former Pro Bowl running back Tiki Barber used Thursday morning when he argued on his CBS Sports Radio Network show that Eli Manning is a...

Victor Cruz does not feel New York Giants paid him what he is worth

Victor Cruz and the New York Giants are happy to have gotten the 26-year-old’s contract situation squared away, but that does not mean he feels he was compensated fairly. Once a player signs on the dotted line, he no longer has a right to complain. No one forced Cruz to sign a five-year, $43 million [...]

The Hangover Part 5: Johnny Manziel Leaves Manning Academy

The Manning Passing Academy was started by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, and Cooper Manning. The academy includes over 1,000 high school kids, all wanting to become the next great quarterback. This academy is very important to the Manning family and Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.The camp also includes current college players who want to invest their time - with the children, not with...

Phil Simms Should be in the Hall of Fame

In the interest of full disclosure, I am a die-hard New York Giants fan.  I first started seriously watching football during the 1986 season when the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI.  In that game, Phil Simms had one of the best Super Bowl/Championship game performances of all time going 22-25 for 268 yards and 3 TD’s earning him MVP honors.  But...

New York Giants Receiving Corps Ranked No. 4 in NFL

Chris Wesseling of was inspired to rank the “NFL’s Top 10 Receiving Corps” after Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson proclaimed his team had the league’s best. In his rankings, Wesseling had the New York Giants in the top five — at number four, to exact. Johnson’s Bills failed to make it. The Giants ranked fourth, one spot behind rival Dallas Cowboys who...

New York Giants 2013 NFL Season Preview

Introduction The Giants won the Super Bowl in 2011, but failed to make the playoffs in 2012. What happened? Well, nothing really. Their win total didn’t change at all, but while 9 wins allowed them to sneak into the playoffs and eventually take it the distance in 2011, 9 wins had them on the outside looking in last season. It was as I predicted before the season and just a reminder...

Rookie Watch: Justin Pugh

Big Blue's offensive line was a soft spot in 2012 and first round draft pick Justin Pugh will look to turn the tide for the Giants this upcoming season. Find out what kind of impact the former Syracuse standout can have in the Big Apple.
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