Found April 23, 2012 on Football Nation:
Since George Young took over as general manager of the New York Giants in 1979, the franchise has enjoyed enormous success. Young was succeeded by Ernie Accorsi, who was succeeded by Jerry Reese. All three men have made some stellar personnel moves over the years. And believe it or not, two of the top draft picks in franchise history (according to this list, at least) actually came before 1979.   There were some close calls that didn’t make the cut. You be the judge: 1. LB LAWRENCE TAYLOR, 1981, Round 1 (2nd overall) Getting LT with the second overall pick was a no-brainer – the Saints were one of only two NFL teams that did not have Taylor ranked as the best player in the draft, and they had the top pick (and took RB George Rogers). But the pick didn’t come without some drama. Taylor’s agent was demanding big money, and some veteran Giants were threatening to boycott if a rookie came in and made more money than them before playing a game. But Young was unfazed – declaring that ...

Eli Manning says "I’m still the third most-talked-about quarterback in my own city.”

Eli Manning is obviously feeling a certain kind of way in regards to all of the hype surrounding the “other” QBs in his city. Manning participated at an event at his former college Ole Miss and sarcastically poked fun at the consistent chatter about the New York Jets Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez. Please click the link below to read the rest of this story and watch the video...

Giants brought in Clemson TE Dwayne Allen for a pre-draft visit

According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Giants used one of their pre-draft visits to bring in Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen. This is very interesting, since a lot of mock drafts have the Giants taking Stanford’s Coby Fleener in the first round. But the problem with him, is that he’s not a good blocker and the Giants covet more polished tight ends...

Osi Umenyiora Trade Value: Potential New Teams

I am going to go over some of the teams I think will have an interest in trading for Osi Umenyiora.  As far as value is concerned, Osi holds the Value of a 2nd round pick. However; if a team drafts very high NY might throw in some additional picks to sweeten the pot. Conditional picks are also a strong possibility as I think Osi would be a walk on starter on most of these teams...

Ole Miss honors Eli Manning with a 10 MPH speed limit.

How do you honor a former Ole Miss quarterback who went on to win two Super Bowls? You do it in the dorkiest way possible, apparently. Ole Miss has decided to pay tribute to former Rebel and current Super Bowl champion New York Giants QB Eli Manning by lowering the speed limit on Manning Way (named in honor  Eli's dad, Ole Miss legend Archie Manning) from 18 MPH to 10...

Giants have the final pick in the opening round

Jerry Reese and the New York Giants are used to waiting in the first round of the NFL Draft. It's the price of success, and the Giants and their general manager are willing to deal with it, especially with two Super Bowl titles in hand over the past five seasons. The only difference this time might be when the Giants make their pick. The draft doesn't kick off until 8 p...

DeMarcus Ware wants the Cowboys to be like the Giants

During an interview with NBC Sports Talk, Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware was asked what the Cowboys need to do in order to win a Super Bowl. I want to caution all Cowboys fans that you may not like what he had to say. “I really don’t like to talk about the Giants, but their team camaraderie, where they had the adversity right at the beginning, and then all of a sudden...


Here are the positional breakdowns for players at DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE END Please note that there are a few defensive ends that can be 3-4 OLB's and vice versa.  The question this draft for the Giants is- will Marvin Austin be ready for football after being out of football for 2 years? The answer to that question is going to have a role in what the Giants do at DT. ...

Mocking it Up: 2012 Giants Draft

by Adam Carman, BGB Assistant Editor Let me preface this by saying that I am in no way a draft expert. In fact, if Jerry Reese deliberately set out to draft all the people I didn't pick/have never heard of, he couldn't have done a more complete job these past few seasons. In the last five years I have picked exactly two draft picks, only one of them number one (Hakeem...

Gus Johnson's latest pink slip: Madden NFL 13 -- Replaced by Jim Nantz

That ***** Gus Johnson is out of yet another job. Madden NFL 13 will not be voiced by Johnson and Cris Collinsworth. They've been replaced by, uggh, Jim Nantz & Phil Simms. Every time you check your... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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