These Giants won't travel with the team to Cincinnati

The New York Giants will kick off their joint practices with the Bengals on Tuesday, and they will be without several players including one projected starter. The Giants have decided to leave behind Geoff Schwartz, Nat Berhe, Jameel McClain, Chykie Brown and Will Beatty. These five players all have varying degrees of injuries, but the most concerning name on the list is certainly...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants LB coach: Most talented LB group he's had since 2009

Earlier this month, the New York Giants' linebacker was named the weakest in the NFL by NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. Giants linebackers coach Jim Herrmann has coached the team since 2009, and he can't quite grasp why anyone would see this unit so poorly. In fact, Herrmann believes that this is the most talented group of linebackers he has ever had the opportunity to coach."That is...
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June 22, 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 | gettyimages.com...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Falcons, Giants, Jets, Panthers, & Titans

Falcons Vaughn McClure reports that free agent TE Rob Housler left his visit with the Falcons last night without signing a contract. Giants Dan Graziano writes that the Giants’ ideal plan at middle linebacker would be for a healthy Jon Beason to hold down the job. However, the Giants view Jameel McClain as a quality backup. Newly signed LB J.T. ... The post NFL Notes: Falcons...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Dolphins, Falcons, Giants, & Rams

Buccaneers Pat Yaskinskas of ESPN writes that the Buccaneers should really consider the idea of trading QB Mike Glennon for a draft pick now that it’s clear they’ll be selecting a quarterback prospect No. 1 overall. Dolphins ESPN’s Adam Caplan confirms that the Dolphins are trying to re-sign TE Charles Clay, but adds that he’ll have a “very strong” market should...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Outside Linebacker With Jacquian Williams and Mark Herzlich heading into free agency, the only linebackers the Giants have for 2015 are Jameel McClain, Jon Beason, and Devon Kennard. McClain and Beason are overpaid and could both be cap casualties. Beason can never stay healthy anyway. Kennard flashed in limited action as a 5th round rookie and could be ready for...
Via The Football Fan Spot
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameel McClain blasts Rams over targeting of Odell Beckham Jr

In addition to a 37-27 victory over the Rams on Sunday, atleast one Giants player left St. Louis with some hostility towards the team they defeated. Late in the second quarter, a hit out of bounds and shove by Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree on Odell Beckham Jr. sparked a brawl that resulted in the ejection...Read More
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants LB Jameel McClain Calls Rams ‘Dirty A– Team’

A massive brawl broke out in Sunday’s battle between the New York Giants and St. Louis Rams after rookie phenom receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took a late hit out of bounds from Alec Ogletree. Beckham responded by tossing the football at Ogletree, who then pushed Beckham back down to the ground. Things quickly spiraled out of control and three players (Giants WR Preston Parker and...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch runs over Jameel McClain (Video)

Marshawn Lynch continues to show that he is one of the toughest running backs to tackle. During Sunday’s Seahawks-Giants game, Lynch took a handoff and ran over Jameel McClain, then continued up the sidelines where he broke another tackle or two before finally being brought down. I think he even stepped on McClain as he...Read More
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Jameel McClain loudly objects to Tony Romo calling him 'the Mike' before play (VIDEO)

During Sunday's game with the Giants, Cowboys signal-caller Tony Romo designated Big Blue's Jameel McClain as the "Mike" before the snap on a 3rd-and-5 situation. Mike is a common term used by quarterbacks on almost every play to identify the middle linebacker on defense and it seems McClain took offense at being labelled such. It's usually not a big deal, but McClain...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Linebacker Distracts Tony Romo In The Most Awesome Way (Video)

NFL defenses have come up with some pretty creative ways to distract quarterbacks before the snap. But Jameel McClain just set the standard. As Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo prepared to run a play against the New York Giants on Sunday, he walked toward the line of scrimmage and identified McClain as the “mike” linebacker, a common practice used to help the offense identify...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants LB Jameel McClain Tells Tony Romo He’s “Not The MIKE”

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo was identifying the MIKE linebacker of the defense when New York Giants LB Jameel McClain started to yell back at him, saying “No, I’m not the MIKE.” Then Jason Pierre-Paul added in a “snap it” before Romo did snap it. Truly hilarious to see the Giants defense doing this much […] The post Giants LB Jameel McClain Tells Tony Romo He’s “Not...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants defense getting set for top-ranked Falcons

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Going against one of the NFL's best is a sure way to get a player motivated. It's one of the reasons the New York Giants' defense is ready for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium. ''I think we all play this game to compete against the best,'' Giants linebacker Jameel McClain said. ''I think we all play this game to see how we stack...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants have little time to prep for Washington

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) While the New York Giants appeared to avoid any serious injuries for their mid-week game against the Washington Redskins, that doesn't mean there won't be any lineup changes. Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that safety Stevie Brown was not hurt when he was replaced by rookie Nat Berhe in the second half of the 30-17 win over the Houston Texans Sunday. Coughlin...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Giants, Lions, Panthers, Patriots, Rams, Raiders, Vikings

  Giants LB Jameel McClain was fined $8,268 for his late hit against Cardinals QB Drew Stanton last week. (Art Stapleton) Lions Lions promoted CB Mohammed Seisay to their active roster Friday. (Justin Rogers) Panthers DL Dwan Edwards was fined $8,268 for late hit on Lions QB Matthew Stafford. (Around The NFL) Patriots Patriots tried out: WR Kevin Cone, DE Steven Means,...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants: Jon Beason to miss extended time

Linebacker Jon Beason is expected to miss an extended period of time after re-aggravating a toe injury that left him out for all of training camp reports ESPN New York. Beason is awaiting the results of an MRI but signs are pointing to the 29-year-old as being questionable for Week 3. The Giants would have to use Jameel McClain as his replacement. Though two games Beason has been...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants’ Mark Herzlich: “I wouldn’t welcome” Ray Rice back to the NFL

Ray Rice doesn’t have a team anymore and is suspended by the NFL indefinitely, but Roger Goodell did say there is a chance he’ll reinstated to the league at some point. Rice’s former teammate Jameel McClain has already said publicly he’d welcome Rice back to the NFL, but not all players feel the same. McClain’s current teammate on the Giants, Mark Herzlich, said he wouldn’t...
Via Standing O Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Giants, Jaguars, & Saints

  Buccaneers The Buccaneers new coaching staff reportedly camp into training camp with the belief that RB Doug Martin couldn’t be a three-down back, but after seeing him work, they have now changed their minds. (Pat Yasinskas) Giants Rookie WR Odell Beckham was on the side working with trainers during Monday’s practice and is unlikely to play in Week 1. (Dan Graziano) Giants...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

It seemed like every year, the linebacking corps was the New York Giants’ greatest weakness heading into the season. This season, for the first time in a long time, the team enters training camp feeling rather confident about the group of linebackers they currently have on the roster. The loss of Jon Beason is a tough one, but he’ll be back in time for the regular season and...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Mathias Kiwanuka’s displeasure, the Giants’ new leader and more

Here are some of this week’s best stories about the New York Giants: - Does Mathias Kiwanuka have a gripe about his Giants’ paycut? (READ) - Jameel McClain embracing new role as leader of Giants (READ) - Giants mailbag: Jon Beason’s replacement and Chris Snee concerns (READ) - Chris Snee remains motivated to make an impact in 2014 (READ) - Eli Manning says he’s better lover...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

10 NFL teams have new proposed nicknames, are the New York Giants one?

Momentum is building for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname, to the point where it now seems like an inevitable conclusion. Dan Snyder and Company almost assuredly know that, which is why they’ve registered Bravehearts as a possible new moniker for the franchise. But there are plenty of other teams who could use a facelift. Two weeks ago, the editors at cover32 used...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jameel McClain embracing new role as leader for Giants

The Giants received positive news on Tuesday when they learned that starting middle linebacker Jon Beason will not require surgery on his injured right foot. They also learned that they have a viable replacement if Beason isn’t up to task and able to start Week 1. Jameel McClain has been taking first team snaps at middle linebacker during mandatory minicamp, and is transitioning...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Mailbag: Jon Beason’s replacement and Chris Snee concerns

The NFL season is drawing near with OTAs and minicamps well underway. There’s still much through before the excitement can begin, but that hasn’t curbed fans’ enthusiasm for the 2014 season. Here are this week’s questions for our weekly mailbag! Who can the Giants turn to man the middle linebacker spot while Jon Beason recovers from his injury? - Anthony (Staten Island, NY...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The New York Giants Select...

Now, as a Giants fan, I believe we have made major splashes this off-season via free agency. On both sides of the ball, that is. Defensively, the additions of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jameel McClain, Walter Thurmond III, Robert Ayers, Quintin Demps & Zack Bowman are huge assets. DRC brings a shutdown/cover corner to Big Blue. Jameel McClain, a young & talented linebacker...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants look better at linebacker than they have in years

For the last few years, the New York Giants’ linebacking corps was often cited as the team’s greatest weakness heading into the offseason. And every year, fans were left disappointed by the lack of improvements made. This season, however, the Giants appear comfortable and primed for a big year out of their linebackers. It’s amazing what another year of development could do...
Via cover32 - Giants
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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