Amukamara: We needed a safety and I'm glad we got Collins

The New York Giants entered the 2015 NFL Draft in a very precarious spot at the safety position. With just Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor atop the depth chart, they didn't even have one safety with extended starting experience in the NFL. This worried cornerback Prince Amukamara, who relies on the backside safeties to help him do his job in coverage.Amukamara is breathing a little easier...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Reese details the plan at safety this offseason

Sometimes offseason speculation does come true, and New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese confirmed that yesterday during his annual pre-draft press conference when asked about what happened at the safety position. Looking at the Giants' depth chart at safety, it was certainly a valid question.  The only two players on the roster who have any experience at safety are Nat Berhe...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Top Five Needs Ahead of the Draft

Coming off a 6-10 season and going into a year where Tom Coughlin’s stay in New York could depend on a trip to the playoffs, fulfilling the team’s top needs quickly have never been more important. Some of big blue’s needs are more noticeable than others, but either way the top five needs of the main team in Gotham will be analyzed. Safety View image |
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Free Agency Thoughts, Pt 2

The top 7 players on the Giants roster take up almost exactly half of the $141.8M cap.  Most teams have a QB taking up a considerable amount of cap, plus a good pass rusher, a good defensive player, a WR and OL all grabbing that 50%.  This leaves 46 other players to share the other $71M, or 1.5M PER PLAYER.  The Giants signed 5 players on Tuesday when Free Agency started that...
Via Ultimate NYG
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants make first roster cuts

The New York Giants trimmed the roster down to its mandatory 75 players on Tuesday. Final cuts will be made by 4 p.m. on Saturday by all NFL teams. From the Giants in a statement: Two players were placed on injured reserve: safety Cooper Taylor, who injured the sesamoid bone in his left foot in Indianapolis on Aug. 16, and wide receiver Marcus Harris, who has a hip injury.   Two...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants place S Taylor, WR Harris on IR in moves

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have placed safety Cooper Taylor and receiver Marcus Harris on injured reserve in reducing their roster to 75 players. Taylor hurt his left foot in Indianapolis on Aug. 16. Harris sustained a hip injury against the Jets on Friday night. The team also announced Tuesday that 13 other players were waived, two with injuries - linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Giants, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Seahawks & Titans

  Browns Hearing for WR Josh Gordon‘s July DWI case has been rescheduled for November. (AP) Cleveland media voted ILB Chris Kirksey as the best rookie throughout training camp. (Scott Petrak) Giants Giants place S Cooper Taylor on season-ending injured reserve. Giants place WR Marcus Harris on season-ending injured reserve. Panthers Panthers place WR De’Andre Presley...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Browns, Giants, Packers, & Rams

  Bills Bills placed LB Stevenson Sylvester on injured reserve on Wednesday. Browns HC Mike Pettine said that he doesn’t want starting QB Brian Hoyer “looking over his shoulder if he makes one bad throw.” (Aditi Kinkhabwala) Giants S Cooper Taylor may need surgery on foot, which could lead to him being placed on season-ending injured reserve. Packers TEs coach Jerry...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Making the grade: Pro Football Focus ranks Giants’ players performance in HOF Game

Some people associated with pro football have dismissed the grading system being utilized by Pro Football Focus (subscription required), so I thought I would take a moment to see how several players who passed/failed my “eye” test were graded by PFF last week against the Buffalo Bills. It appears to me that the PFF grading/rating system seems pretty accurate based upon what we...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory could give Giants much-needed depth and experience at safety

With Will Hill gone, the New York Giants could use some more depth at safety. Perhaps Stevie Brown will be able to retake the reins as a starter alongside Antrel Rolle, but who will back him up? Cooper Taylor, Nat Berhe and Kyle Sebetic are all unproven commodities who have little if not nothing to prove they are capable of stepping up and filling in for Brown on occasion or if he...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Draft Review: A look back at the 2013 NFL Draft

On our last day of looking back through this past decade of Giants’ drafts we get to the 2013 draft. Obliviously, we still don’t know how this draft has turned out since all these players just finished their rookie year, but many of the players look promising. Five of the seven players had a significant amount of playing time last year. 2013 Giants’ Draft Picks Round ...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants rookie Cooper Taylor renting out his apartment during Super Bowl week

The New York Giants would have loved to play for a championship in front of their home fans in the Super Bowl this season, but their 2013 campaign has turned out to be a major disappointment. That doesn’t mean rookie defensive back Cooper Taylor isn’t going to find a silver lining. According to the NY […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Giant rents out apartment on Craigslist for Super Bowl week

New York Giants rookie Cooper Taylor has decided to rent out his apartment on Craigslist and Airbnb during Super Bowl week.
Via Gamedayr
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Rookie Cooper Taylor Making Most Out of Missing Playoffs, Renting Out New Jersey Apartment for Super Bowl

He may be a rookie, but New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor is thinking like a veteran. Taylor has found a brightside to Big Blue’s miserable season, and he’ll even be making a profit on his team’s woes come February, according to the New York Post. The defensive back is capitalizing on his team not reaching the playoffs this season by opting to rent out his New Jersey condo...
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants S Cooper Taylor looking to rent his Rutherford apt for $1500 per day during Super Bowl week

He's not going so.....NY Giants rookie safety Cooper Taylor and his WAG Susan Carlson have listed their Rutherford NJ apartment for rent during Super Bowl week for a cool $9500 (or $1500 per day) on Craigslist.Offering our apartment for the superbowl week. It is a great 2 bedroom 1.5 bath .6 miles away from the stadium. The train to get to the city and the stadium is 2 blocks away...
Via Bob's Blitz
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants rookie renting out condo during Super Bowl week

A New York Giants player found a way to cash in on the Super Bowl even though he won't be playing in it.Rookie Cooper Taylor is renting out his New Jersey condo with roof-deck views of MetLife Stadium — because it will be too depressing to stick around for the madness, he told the N.Y. Post.The defensive back and his girlfriend, real-estate broker Susan Carlson, are offering up...
Via The Other Paper
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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