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Enhance stadium experience NFL goal

NEW YORK (AP) While 31 teams try to derail the Seahawks' attempt to repeat, there are plenty of other challenges facing players, coaches and owners heading into opening week of the NFL. Many are along the sidelines and in the stands. The NFL and its partners have been ahead of the curve in technology on television, but coaches were stuck using antiquated photo prints and cardboard...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Giants' offense still a work in progress

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo probably would not like to take a long ride with co-owner John Mara these days. It was Mara who proclaimed the Giants' offense broken after Eli Manning had his worst season in 2013, and the fallout led to the retirement of long-time offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and the hiring of the 37-year-old...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Roger Goodell challenges Michael Strahan to Ice Bucket Challenge

Just one day after Giants president John Mara participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took his turn. Thanks @sfujita55. I challenge @PeteCarroll & @michaelstrahan to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge! http://t.co/IHXZE275M2 — Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) August 12, 2014 After completing the task himself, he nominated former Giant and new Hall of Famer...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants president John Mara participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a new craze that has taken the internet by storm. It’s simple really, with people being challenged to be doused in buckets of ice water on video for the sake of ALS Awareness. When a person has completed the challenge, they nominate others to do the same in hopes. Should they refuse to partake in the challenge, they are asked to make a donation to an...
Via cover32 - Giants
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick On Ice Bucket Challenge: ‘I Plan On Doing Something’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick has accepted John Mara’s challenge to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge. Mara, the New York Giants president, challenged Belichick and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, to complete the task to raise awareness — and money — for ALS research. Belichick might not dump ice water on his head, as the challenge entails, but he plans to do...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Mara nominates Bill Belicheck, Robert Kraft for ALS challenge

Photo from giants.comI'm assuming most of you are aware of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge circulating on social media. If not, here's the deal - if you're nominated, you have 24 hours to either dump ice on your head or donate money to end ALS, then nominate a few of your friends to do the same and spread the chain to end ALS. Well, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill...
Via Patriots Life
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Mara: Giants planned for not having David Wilson

Privately, the Giants are not optimistic about David Wilson's examination on Monday. Publicly, they'll employ the wait-and-pray approach. But behind the scenes, the Giants have been pretty obvious about formulating a backup plan all along. They signed Peyton Hillis to a two-year contract and Rashad Jennings to a four-year deal. They drafted Andre Williams out of Boston College...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 20, 2014  |  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...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via New York Sports-Kings
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Giants
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Pro Football Zone
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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