John Mara: Chris Snee will be in the Giants ring of honor

New York Giants co-owner John Mara made it clear on the day that Chris Snee retired that he will be indicted into their ring of honor. John Mara says Snee will be in the #Giants ring of honor someday. Figured that had to be inevitable. — Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) July 21, 2014 Snee will go down as one of the greatest Giants players of all-time. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551...
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Giants Sign G John Sullen

  According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Giants have signed G John Sullen to a contract on Monday. This news comes just a few hours after long-time Giants G Chris Snee announced his retirement from the NFL. Giants co-owner John Mara mentioned earlier in the day that they had no plans to sign a veteran offensive lineman, but it appears as though the front office felt it was wise to...
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Free Agent Notes: Giants, G Mike Brisiel, Brett Smith, & DE/OLB Phillip Hunt

  Giants Giants co-owner John Mara told reporters on Monday that they are not actively looking for an offensive lineman who could replace retired G Chris Snee, per Connor Orr. Mara mentioned that they were given enough time to prepare for Snee’s departure. John Jerry and Brandon Mosley should compete for playing time at guard during training camp. Mike Brisiel Adam Caplan...
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Chris Snee officially retires from the NFL

New York Giants offensive guard Chris Snee officially announce his retirement from the NFL today. “I think Chris was everything you could ever hope for in a player: toughness, integrity, and a lot of pride,” Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara said, via “Winning mattered to him. I think he set a great example for all of the other players. He...
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Giants owner Mara expects Tom Coughlin to remain head coach

PHOTO COURTESY: CHRIS FAYTOK/THE STAR LEDGER Fans of the cult classic film Office Space will understand this reference.  When it comes to holding down a job, in the words of Samir Nagheenanajar “It would be nice to have that type of job security.” A two-time Super Bowl winning head coach like Tom Coughlin has certainly earned some job security with the Giants.  But has he earned...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants haven’t spoken to Eli Manning about a new contract

Steve Serby of the NY Post asked Giants co-owner John Mara if they’ve talked to Eli Manning about a contract extension. “We haven’t even really discussed that yet. We’ll discuss that at the appropriate time. Obviously it’s our hope that he finish his career as a Giant,” said Mara. I think the Giants will wait until after this season to reward Manning.  He has to earn...
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John Mara: Tom Coughlin hasn’t earned the right to leave on his own terms

Steve Serby of the New York Post asked Giants co-owner John Mara if head coach Tom Coughlin earned the right to leave on his own terms. “Does anybody ever earn that right? That’s just not the way this business is in this day and age. Let’s hope that it goes that way, but we haven’t even had that discussion yet. … We’re just looking forward to the next couple of seasons...
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Giants Have Not Discussed Offering QB Eli Manning A New Extension

  In a question and answer segment with the New York Post, co-owner John Mara stated that the Giants have not discussed a contract extension with QB Eli Manning. “We haven’t even really discussed that yet,” Mara told Steve Serby, “We’ll discuss that at the appropriate time.  Obviously it’s our hope that he finish his career as a Giant.” Mara’s comments are interesting...
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Mike Tomlin on job security: Hopefully I’m not an ex-coach when season ends

Earlier on Sunday, we shared Giants co-owner John Mara saying that he didn’t think winning two Super Bowls gave Tom Coughlin the right to decide when his run as Giants coach comes to an end. Based on his comments on his own job security in Pittsburgh, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin would almost certainly agree with Mara because he’s not taking anything for granted after winning...
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Giants’ President Expects RB David Wilson to Be Ready for 2014

According to Tom Rock of Newsday, New York Giants’ president John Mara has indicated that the team expects running back David Wilson, who underwent neck surgery, to be ready by the the start of the season. Mara on D Wilson: "We expect him to be playing … all signs are he'll be ready to go." — Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) July 17, 2014 Wilson, who is starting...
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Giants co-owner John Mara calls himself an ‘idiot’ about 2013 season prediciton

Photo: Newsday/AP One of the most important things you can do in life is to know when to look in the mirror and admit your faults. Purely based on statistics, there will be instances where you are wrong, and Giants co-owner John Mara wasn’t afraid to do just that in a candid reflection on his 2013 Giants prediction. Mara called the 2013 Giants, who ended up going 7-9 on the season...
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David Wilson Expected To Be Cleared For Contact On Monday

According to Tom Rock of Newsday, Giants co-owner John Mara said the team expects David Wilson (neck) to be medically cleared to play this season.Fantasy Spin:"We expect him to be playing ... all signs are he'll be ready to go," Mara said. Wilson has burned fantasy owners two years in a row and was terrible in 2013 even before his serious neck injury. He'll be a...
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Giants believe David Wilson will be cleared Thursday

Co-owner John Mara told reporters Thursday that the Giants expect David Wilson (neck) to be medically cleared for the season. “We expect him to be playing,” Mara said. “All signs are he’ll be ready to go.” Wilson’s final pre-camp medical checkup is on Monday.” ESPN’s Dan Graziano reiterated on SportsCenter this afternoon that “signs point […] The post Giants believe...
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Giants co-owner John Mara: Signs point to David Wilson being ready for camp

Giants co-owner John Mara told reporters on Thursday that he expects running back David Wilson to be ready to go for training camp. John Mara, speaking at the Rutherford YMCA donation ceremony, said all signs point to David Wilson being ready to go w/ tests pending #nyg — Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) July 17, 2014 Wilson will undergo an evaluation when he reports to the Giants facility...
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2014 is important season for some New York Giants

Giants owner John Mara was not to be hyperbolic when he said the Giants would completely overhaul their roster. The team decided to part ways with long time veterans like Justin Tuck, and welcomed in 15 free-agent signings. As a result, many Giants, new and old, will have a lot to prove this upcoming season. The players with the most to prove will be those who survived this off-season’s...
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New York Giants owners John Mara / Steve Tisch ranked top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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New York Giants: Feeling out Ben McAdoo

Ben McAdoo After all the players have been chosen and they have begun to practice we start to question who is going to be leading the New York Giants? It’s instinctual, after we rip apart the players we have to find someone new to blame for the potential failure of the team. The players have been picked and prodded but we’ve left the newest member of the coaching staff alone...
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants owner John Mara against playoff expansion

New York Giants owner John Mara told reporters at the NFL owners meeting this week down in Atlanta that he’s against any type of playoff expansion. Per @SalPal_ESPN, John Mara on playoff expansion: "I'm in the minority. I'm against it." — Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) May 20, 2014 Mara’s arch-rival,  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the media that he wants...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NY Giants GM Jerry Reese looks to reverse recent trend

When John Mara dissected his franchise at the end of last season he left his general manager relatively unscathed. He said he “firmly” believes Jerry Reese “is the right guy going forward” and made it clear the blame for another playoff-less season would not fall on the GM’s head. But Mara’s endorsement of Reese’s performance on draft day — arguably the biggest...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants need better production from this draft

It wasn't just the offense. When Giants co-owner John Mara issued his now-legendary description of the point-scoring side of the ball as "broken" in January, he went on to say that the team needed to change the way it drafts its players. They have won two Super Bowls with Jerry Reese as general manager, but the Giants have drafted only two Pro Bowl players in the...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Narrowing the goal posts makes the most sense for the NFL

The NFL has been looking for a way to make the kicking game matter now that field goals have basically become automatic, especially from inside 40 yards. The average field goal success percentage, league-wide, in 2013 was 86.5, which was actually up 2.6 points from last season. There were only six misses on 242 attempts inside 30 yards, and kickers hit 93 percent of their kicks inside...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mara echoes possibility of narrower goal posts

Good kickers get paid as much as running backs. Eventually, the very best kickers could make a lot more. In a recent interview with the team’s official website, Giants co-owner John Mara reiterated the possibility that the goal posts will at some point become narrower. “You see a lot of discussion about the extra point and what we’re going to do with that, and I think there’s...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli Manning still has one person believing he is an “Elite” QB

The New York Giants’ brain trust has reportedly considered the possibility that Eli Manning might have reached the declining phase of his career. One person that totally believes in Eli is co-owner John Mara “I don’t think he all of a sudden forgot how to play quarterback,” Mara said Friday, via the New York Daily […] The post Eli Manning still has one person believing...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mara: “We expect to see the championship-level Eli play for us this year”

New York Giants co-owner John Mara told the New York Daily News Debby Wong/ that they expect to see Eli Manning elevate his play in 2014 about a down year in 2013. “No, I don’t think so,” Mara said. “I don’t think he all of a sudden forgot how to play quarterback. We expect to see the championship-level Eli play for us this year. He hopefully will have more...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Owner Expects “Championship-Level” Eli Manning This Year

Eli Manning got another vote of confidence on Thursday, this time from Giants owner John Mara.  Even After watching Manning throw a league leading 27 interceptions last season, Mara still believes that Manning is a great quarterback. Mara told the New York Daily News that “he expects Manning to return to a championship-level of play” at quarterback for the Giants. “I don’t...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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