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Eli Manning prepares to pass in the First Qrt of the New York Giants preseason game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville on August 11, 2012. Photo courtesy of Douglas Jones- US PRESSWIRE
The New York Giants took to the field for the first time since hoisting the Lombardi trophy last February. It was their first game of the preseason. It was the first chance to see the rookies that GM Jerry Reese drafted in April and the new additions that he signed in the following months. The end result on the scoreboard between the Jacksonville Jaguars and our beloved Giants was not indicative of the real story.
Eli Manning had only eight passing attempts in limited snaps. He completed four for 60 yards. The running game was still non-existent among the starters. Ahmad Bradshaw had only 12 yards on four carries. Rookie David Wilson stole the show with great bursts of speed early on on his way to 43 yards on seven carries.
Martellus Bennet looks like he has a...
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The Giants open their preseason schedule tonight in
Jacksonville taking on the Jaguars.
Many players on the bubble will be looking to make an
immediate impact tonight, but still it’s just the first preseason game.
However, for linebacker...
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Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz criticized the replacement referees officiating preseason games, referring to a holding penalty called on him as "mind-boggling."
The New York Giants will officially waive safety/cornerback Janzen Jackson on Monday, reports Paul Dottino of WFAN.
Jackson was signed as an undrafted free agent out of McNeese State in late April, and was considered an early favorite to surprise and make the 53-man roster. However, after struggling in camp, Big Blue has decided to go in a different direction.
For the New York Giants and their fans, 2011 was a dream come true. It took everything they had just to earn a playoff berth. Once they got there, though, everyone knows the story. Their story arc mirrored that of the 2007 team’s, becoming road warriors and eventually knocking out the New England Patriots to claim their second Super Bowl in four years.
The 2012 Giants will look...
Backup quarterback of the New York Giants tried to hit Rueben Randle with a deep throw but there to pick it off was Prince Amukamara, a crucial piece in the reining Super Bowl champion secondary. The second-year cornerback suffered through a miserable, disappointing and injury-plagued rookie season as the Giants’ first-round pick, but fellow cornerback Terrell Thomas [...]
D.J. Ware has no intention of making things easy for New York Giants first-round draft pick David Wilson.
After five seasons of being mostly the third running back on the depth chart, Ware believes his time is now. He has put in the hours and the work and, with Brandon Jacobs playing in San Francisco, the job of sharing the running back job with Ahmad Bradshaw should be his.
The Jacksonville Jaguars' starting unit faded after a fast start. The New York Giants were the opposite, scoring on four consecutive series after being stopped on their opening drive.
Eli Manning only played two series and produced three points before taking the rest of the night off in the Giants' 32-21 loss in both teams' preseason opener. New York (No. 3 in the AP...
Tom Coughlin talked about the usual pros and cons after watching the video of the Giants' preseason win over the Jets, and the report on injuries to running back Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley seemed OK.
What the Giants coach had a problem with Sunday was a video of Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul throwing second-year cornerback Prince Amukamara...
During the New York Giants’ 32-31 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night, tight end Martellus Bennett was one of the many payers who flashed. The fifth-year veteran hauled in three passes (on three targets) for 27 yards and a touchdown, proving that he’s got more to offer the team than just his superb blocking ability. However, after the game Bennett was humble...
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said he was surprised to see all of the mistakes the replacement officials made during their game against the Jaguars on Friday night.
One error that Cruz pointed out was when rookie cornerback Jayron Hosely was returning a punt and was called for holding.
“That was probably the most mind-boggling one to me,” Cruz said Sunday...
Its taken years for Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Brian Robiskie to come into his own in the N.F.L., could this be the year Robiskie breaks through? Brian Robiskie has always shown promise to become a great wide receiver in the N.F.L., the guy had a great High School and College career in Ohio. The main problem with Robiskie in the past has been his route running, he just never seemed...
Jaguars 32, Giants 31. With AP Photos. Even if it's the preseason, the turnovers still bother New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin.
The Giants had two fumbled punt returns in a 32-31 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday.
Both came inside the 10-yard line and led to 10 points by the Jaguars. Jayron Hosley fumbled the first punt, dropping the kick at the 2-yard line with...
For years Eli Manning has been living in his big brother’s shadow, NOT ANYMORE!! After dispatching the Patriots in Super Bowl 46, Peyton has been relegated to the second best “clutch” Manning in his own family. Eli has the composure and coolness to flourish under stressful conditions. The Giants were very close to not even qualifying for the playoffs but managed to squeak...
The Jaguars defeated the New York Giants 32-21 in the first preseason game of the year for each team on the back of late comeback that featured 11 unanswered points to conclude the fourth quarter. While the team was able to earn a late comeback for the win, the story for the Jaguars should certainly be the evident improvement of Blaine Gabbert seen in his first drive of the game...