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New York Giants: Best Free Agent Signing of All Time

   The 2005 New York Giants were riddled with question marks after consecutive losing seasons. The team had no first round pick in the upcoming draft after trading it away as part of a package for Eli Manning the previous year. With limited high value picks and the pressure to win, the front office knew that it was important to make a big splash in free agency. While the Giants...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Evaluating the Team’s Current & Future Linebacker Sitaution

The New York Giants haven’t had a really intimidating linebacking crew since the days of Antonio Pierce and Kawika Mitchell. The team has tried to piece together a cohesive unit by plucking players out of free agency, signing undrafted free agents, and even trades. However, the team has yet to find the right combination to give the fan base confidence in the group moving forward...
Via Standing O Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Seth Greenberg Says Urban Meyer Is The Best Active Coach In Sports

During the 11 a.m. E.T. edition of SportsCenter, there was a roundtable discussion centered the topic: best active coach in sports.  The anchors, Chris McKendry and Jay Crawford, posed the “Who’s the best active coach in all of sports?” question to three analysts – Seth Greenberg, Tim Legler and Antonio Pierce. Greenberg went with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.   On...
Via College Spun
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

National Signing Day picks: Fate of top undecided players from CIF-SS

Three top-10 players in the nation are still undecided and called the CIF-Southern Section home during their high school football careers. All three could make one Pac-12 university very happy on National Signing Day -- similar to this time last year. Serra defensive lineman Rasheem Green is the No. 5 defensive end in the country, according to Scout.com. His teammate, linebacker...
Via Fox Sports West
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Poly's Wicker enjoyed dominant 2014 under Pierce

Joseph Wicker was known as a very good high school football player heading into the 2014 season. By the time it ended, he was bordering elite. Wicker received a kick start from head coach Antonio Pierce. The first year head coach challenged him. Wicker responded. "Setting high expectations for me and me exceeding them," Wicker says of Pierce's impact. "That's what he sought out for...
Via Fox Sports West
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Poly's Wicker enjoyed dominant 2014 under Pierce

Joseph Wicker was known as a very good high school football player heading into the 2014 season. By the time it ended, he was bordering elite. Wicker received a kick start from head coach Antonio Pierce. The first year head coach challenged him. Wicker responded. "Setting high expectations for me and me exceeding them," Wicker says of Pierce's impact. "That's what he sought out for...
Via Fox Sports West
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LA locals shine in 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

There were plenty of local players who have been selected to participate in all star games throughout the country. Three of the biggest games took place over the weekend and all were televised nationally. Here are a few of the stars who stood out in those games.  The weekend kicked off Friday in Tampa with the Under Armour All America Game. Long Beach Poly cornerback Iman "Biggie...
Via Fox Sports West
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket All-CIF-SS team

Realignment was a major storyline heading into the 2014 CIF-SS season. By the end, the significance of it was felt on a number of programs. Mission Viejo won its first title in 10 years while Redlands East Valley won their first divisional title ever. For the folks of Pomona, there was a return to the CIF Finals and a win for the first time since 1951. St. John Bosco failed to repeat...
Via Fox Sports West
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierce working miracles in rookie season at Long Beach Poly, but toughest test lies ahead

DJ Khaled's "Out here Grindin" wafted through the air at Long Beach Poly's morning football practice earlier this week. Thanksgiving vacation week meant early-morning practices to give players the feeling school was still in session.   Jackrabbit T-shirts were being sold on campus right outside the football gates. Gone are the sidelines full of on-lookers, boosters, fans and parents...
Via Fox Sports West
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL LB Antonio Pierce hopes to push Long Beach Poly to new heights as coach

Antonio Pierce knows what it is like to be coached. Now, the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl champion linebacker will draw from his extensive lessons and impart them on the high school football team at Long Beach Poly. The former New York Giant takes over a Jackrabbits program that is undergoing an overhaul. FOX Sports was recently able to catch up with first-year coach to ask him about...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Pierce headlines star-studded Long Beach Poly coaching staff

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Via Fox Sports West
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Reason No. 3 to get excited: Antonio Pierce at LB Poly

If Long Beach Poly's scrimmage against Servite last Friday is any indication of the type of season the Jackrabbits are going to have, look out. Poly's first team had their way with the Friars. Of course, the results are to be taken with a grain of salt. Servite, believed to be a top-five team in the state, held out key players during the exhibition. One thing that can't be taken...
Via Fox Sports West
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 20 football teams in the CIF-SS, Week 0

Note: Each Monday of the high school football season, Scott Kennedy will unveil his updated Top 20 teams in the CIF-SS. Kennedy is the director of scouting for Scout.com. 1. St. John Bosco (1-0) St. John Bosco was the only member of the Top 10 in action this week. The Braves travelled to Honolulu to take on St. Louis High School and weren't expecting much trouble from a St. Louis...
Via Fox Sports West
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions chances of winning the NFC North could hinge on this question

Thank goodness, football is here. All week, training camps open around the NFL, as teams begin the journey toward Super Bowl XLVIX in Glendale, Arizona. Every team in the league has questions that need to be answered, as no one has a clear and easy road map to the Promised Land. But the difference between being a contender and an also-ran usually comes down to one key issue. So as...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Pierce makes bold prediction about Detroit Lions 2014 season

If you asked most people to predict who would win the NFC North they would probably answer the Green Bay Packers in a heartbeat. I get it. It makes sense. Green Bay has won the division the last three years and have maybe the best quarterback in the league leading them in Aaron Rodgers. Others might answer that the Chicago Bears will take it. Their new offense is an impressive thing...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Turley optimistic about rebuild at Marina

BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- Long Beach Poly is in the past for Jeff Turley. His not-so-distant past. Before he had enough time to break a sweat in his new digs, the Jackrabbits were in the present state for the first year Huntington Beach Marina head coach. Turley spent 13 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Long Beach Poly as a part of a staff that guided the Jackrabbits to 12 Moore...
Via Fox Sports West
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Love ready to be full-time starting QB at Long Beach Poly

BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- Josh Love painfully watched from the sideline. Mater Dei was handing Long Beach Poly one of its worst defeats in program history -- a 30-0 loss in the PAC-5 semifinals last season. The offense was stagnant and Love wanted in. As a junior in 2013, Love split time at quarterback with Tai Tiedemann. Both quarterbacks had the opportunity to play in the PAC-5 semifinal...
Via Fox Sports West
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Love ready to be full-time starting QB at Long Beach Poly

BELLFLOWER, Calif. -- Josh Love painfully watched from the sideline. Mater Dei was handing Long Beach Poly one of its worst defeats in program history -- a 30-0 loss in the PAC-5 semifinals last season. The offense was stagnant and Love wanted in. As a junior in 2013, Love split time at quarterback with Tai Tiedemann. Both quarterbacks had the opportunity to play in the PAC-5 semifinal...
Via Fox Sports West
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Pierce brings new approach to Long Beach Poly football

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The 2001 NFL Draft began with Michael Vick selected No. 1 overall by the Atlanta Falcons and ended with the Arizona Cardinals taking Tevita Ofahengaue with the 246th and final pick. At no spot in between Vick and Ofahengaue was University of Arizona linebacker Antonio Pierce's name called. Pierce eventually signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted...
Via Fox Sports West
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? Ronald McKinnon

Never in the history of Division II college football had a defensive player won the Harlon Hill Trophy before linebacker Ronald McKinnon won the equivalent of Division II’s Heisman in 1995. No defensive player has won it since. In four years at the University of North Alabama, McKinnon recorded 621 tackles and led his team to three straight national championships. The Gulf South...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

If you've pleaded guilty to animal neglect, CA's Long Beach Polytechnic HS might be interested in hiring you

You may have seen on the various scrolls this weekend that California’s Long Beach Polytechnic High School has hired Antonio Pierce as their football program's head coach. Phil Mushnick sums up:Apparently, like ESPN, the school doesn’t much care Pierce ducked the cops after teammate Plaxico Burress shot himself in Pierce’s late-night company. Nor did it care Pierce pled guilty...
Via Bob's Blitz
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 redesigns of the Giants logo

In response to the recent release of the NFL’s logo remade as if from Star Wars, here’s a fun piece on some of the best recreations of the New York Giants logo on the internet. 5. New York Football Giants by Gap? This project sought to combine all of the NFL logos with those of the corporate world. In this set, the Giants were combined with popular clothing store the Gap. 4...
Via cover32 - Giants
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Someone crossed the Giants logo with Star Wars and it is awesome

A member over at Behance.net took the logos of the 32 NFL teams and mixed them with the Star Wars universe, creating something we could only dream of seeing in the next Star Wars movie. Check out the Giants, now known as the Kuat Walkers: The rest of the logos are just as awesome, so I definitely recommend you check them out here. Make sure you follow @cover32_NYG and @cover32_NFL...
Via cover32 - Giants
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

News & Notes: Antonio Pierce to coach high school football

Today’s reads Should the Giants utilize the franchise tag? Worst QB selection in Giants draft history Why keeping Justin Tuck will be difficult for the New York Giants   Antonio Pierce to coach high school football Former Giants linebacker and current ESPN analyst Antonio Pierce will be named the head football coach at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif...
Via cover32 - Giants
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Antonio Pierce to be next head coach at Long Beach Poly

After some deliberation and extending its previously reported deadline of Jan. 7, Long Beach Poly is making a splash in the hiring of its new head football coach. Sources have confirmed to FOXSportsWest.com that Super Bowl XLII champion Antonio Pierce will be named the next head coach at Long Beach Poly. This information was first reported by the Long Beach Press Telegram. A formal...
Via Fox Sports West
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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