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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…
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Giants starting to capture imaginations under Tom CoughlinAPLEADING THE CHARGE: After Eli Manning and the Giants’ stunning 24-20 victory over the Patriots on Sunday, Steve Serby says Big Blue, not the Eagles, have become the personification of a “Dream Team” after their 6-2 start to the season.By Steve Serby - NY Post 11/8/11
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/eli-manning-tom-coughlin-earn-high-grades-ny-giants-halfway-point-nfl-season-article-1.974850?localLinksEnabled=falseJim Rogash/GettyThe Giants deserve a thumbs up for their performance through Week 9.By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 11/9/11
'That may have been the play of the game,' coach says of Manning's incompletion
Tom Coughlin said before Wednesday’s practice that he expected Hakeem Nicks to be on the practice field. That didn’t happen. Nicks wasn’t a participant at practice, although Mike Garofalo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that he did some running and cutting on the sidelines during the session. The wide receiver hopes to take part in…
The Giants were able to beat the Patriots Sunday without two of their biggest contributors and offensive assets in RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks. Luckily they have some depth at the position and were able to get by with other players such as Cruz, Manningham, Jacobs and Ballard playing well.It’s only Monday but head coach Tom Coughlin said that there are some “encouraging...
Another new segment here at GFB: our vaunted staff takes their weekly shots at giving you at what you want. This week, it’s about the performance of head coach Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese.
Rich Resch: Jerry Reese came under a lot of fire when he let Kevin Boss and Steve Smith walk, but the play of Victor Cruz and Jake Ballard are more than validating that decision. Although...
On the day that Penn State announced the firing of coach Joe Paterno because of the swirling child sexual abuse scandal at the school, Giants coach Tom Coughlin was preparing his team for San Francisco on Sunday.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he expects David Baas to play Sunday after the former 49ers center missed New York's 24-20 win over the Patriots last week with a knee injury.
After Baas signed with the Giants after the lockout, San Francisco signed Saints center Jonathan Goodwin to replace him.
UNDER THE RADAR
LBS is lucky enough to be sponsored by Chevy this week, which is fantastic given that we’re big American car guys. LBS writer Del even proudly rolls in a Chevy truck. When they asked to write a post highlighting the unsung heroes for Week 9 of the NFL season, we were stoked; there are so [...]
It wasn’t David Tyree’s Super Bowl helmet catch, but tight end Jake Ballard’s overhead grab between two defenders on third-and-10 on the Giants’ final drive was as clutch as you will see in a regular-season game. And Ballard didn’t stop there, hauling in a 1-yard...
By the time the clock hit zero in Foxboro, Jake Ballard had officially been upgraded from “unsung hero” to “hero.”
In what has been a breakout season, Ballard had his most important performance yet, catching four passes for 67 yards, including a huge 28-yard grab on the final drive, and, of course, the game winning touchdown. Most tellingly about Ballard’s ascent, the Giants...
(By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer) Super Bowl or midseason game, Eli Manning is the master of last-minute comebacks against the New England Patriots.Leading the New York Giants 80 yards in just over a minute, Manning hit Jake Ballard for a 1-yard touchdown with 15 seconds left for a 24-20 win on Sunday, repeating a come-from-behind victory similar to the 2008 title game between the teams.