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Giants' Casillas on Tom Brady: 'I think we frustrated him'

The New York Giants finished with 3 sacks, 3 hits and 21 additional hurries in Week 10 against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. They had previously totaled just 9 sacks in nine game. Linebacker Jonathan Casillas talked about rattling one of the best to ever play the game."I think we frustrated him. I think we had him frustrated I wish we could have capitalized on that...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New York Giants

Keys to a NY Giants Win over the New England The Giants need to be ready for it all. He played 46 defensive snaps in New York's victory over the Bucs and is likely to see that workload increase as he ... Prince Amukamara will miss fifth straight game New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara will miss his fifth straight game with a pectoral tear after being ruled out...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Something new for the Giants: a real shot at the playoffs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Heading into the final seven games of the regular season, things are looking up for the New York Giants. Forget that the Giants (5-4) have to play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday in their final game before a bye. Even though they have played the Patriots well, few expect them to win. The exciting part for Tom Coughlin's team is it has...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NY Giants Injuries- More of the Same in 2015

The more things do not change, the more they stay the same.  Coughlin kept his Strength & Conditioning Coach, Jerry Palmieri, for yet another season despite 6 consecutive years of underperformance.  So here we are in 2015 with another epidemic of soft tissue (muscle) injuries.  The latest and not so greatest news is that Prince Amukamara has a pectoral strain.  That he...
Via Ultimate NYG
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants First Battle against Buffalo Bills Since 2007

Washington Redskins’ Rashad Ross (19) is tackled by New York Giants’ Trevin Wade (31), Cooper Taylor (30) and Jonathan Casillas (54) during the second half an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) This Sunday, the New York Giants will play the Buffalo Bills in an interstate face off. This game isn’t only highly anticipated...
Via The Sports Journal
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Ayers, Casillas have Jersey City hometown bond

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Before they became teammates with the New York Giants this off-season, Robert Ayers and Jonathan Casillas didn't think they knew each other. The two seven-year NFL veterans made their way to the NFL by very different routes, but turns out, they both were born in Jersey City, just a short distance from MetLife Stadium, the Giants' home. And they faced each...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is the Giants’ best free agent signing in a decade

New York Giants fans are excited about their free agent signings this year. Linebackers J.T. Thomas and Jonathan Casillas are expected to compete for starting roles, while playmakers Shane Vereen and Dwayne Harris look to add another dimension to the offense and special teams. Let’s take a look at the most notable free agent signings of the last ten years, focusing on the players...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' defense under Steve Spagnuolo is establishing an aggressive nature

There is a lot of buzz and excitement coming out of OTAs among the New York Giants' defensive players. Everyone is excited about the new defensive scheme that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has introduced. After several seasons in a row of playing in a read and react style defense under former coordinator Perry Fewell, the Giants are getting back to an aggressive and attacking...
Via Fox Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Casillas: My goal is to be a starter

Jonathan Casillas has bounced around to many teams before signing with the New York Giants as a free agent this offseason. Throughout his career, he has started at linebacker from time to time, but most of his work has come on special teams. In this area of the game, he has developed a reputation as one of the premier special teams aces in the league. The Giants already have several...
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April 23, 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

What the Doctor Orders for the Rest of the Offseason

The lower key pickups in free agency are solid but not spectacular players in linebacker J.T. Thomas, receiver/returner Dwayne Harris, running back Shane Vereen, defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, defensive end George Selvie, linebacker Jonathan Casillas and offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse. Thomas bounced around the league before having his best year with the Jaguars last season...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Juice This: NFC Least

There were some Suh-weet deals signed in NFL free agency, and others that may or may Ngata make a lot of difference, but it was sure fun trying to keep up with it all. But really, who came out ahead, and who didn’t? We’ll freakin’ tell ya’ who didn’t, the freakin’ New York Giants. What the heck did they do this week? Nothing! Whoo! Jonathan Casillas from the Patriots...
Via The Sports Post
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Giants agree with Vereen, 3 others

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have dipped into the free agency market, signing former Patriots running back Shane Vereen and three other players. A person with knowledge of the moves who requested anonymity because the Giants had not confirmed the agreements said the team also signed former Green Bay and Cincinnati offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse; Patriots linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Lose Free-Agent Linebacker Jonathan Casillas To Giants

The New England Patriots are losing another free agent to the New York Giants. Reserve linebacker Jonathan Casillas signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Giants, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Tuesday. Casillas was acquired by the Patriots before the 2014 trade deadline in a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Casillas played 11 games with the Patriots, including the...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor: New York Giants one of several teams interested in Jonathan Casillas

It happens with every team that wins the Super Bowl nowadays: key players sign big deals with other teams. The New England Patriots are no exception. Earlier today we learned that the Giants will sign Shane Vereen, but they’re not done just yet… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the NFL’s free-agent destinations from 1-32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 offensive tackles...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers Among Five Potential Patriots Free-Agent Linebackers

Free agency will be about filling depth for the New England Patriots. The Patriots made two key acquisitions at the trade deadline to add role players behind starters Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins, and now they must either re-sign those players or find similar ones on the open market. Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas are set to hit the open market Tuesday at 4 p.m., and one...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Defensive Free-Agent Needs Include Pass Rusher, Linebacker

The New England Patriots are lucky they don’t have many slots to fill on their 53-man roster, because they also don’t have any cap room. The Patriots have a talented Super Bowl Champion roster and just 10 unrestricted free agents, one of whom ended the season on injured reserve. As long as the Patriots can retain cornerback Darrelle Revis and re-sign safety Devin McCourty,...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Midseason Additions: Winning Mentality Is Obvious In New England

FOXBORO, Mass. — It didn’t take long for Akeem Ayers, Jonathan Casillas and Alan Branch to fall in with the New England Patriots’ winning ways. The Patriots were in the midst of a seven-game winning streak when all three players were acquired by the Patriots — passer rusher Ayers before Week 8 and linebacker Casillas and defensive tackle Branch before Week 9. They became so...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive newcomers fitting in with Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots needed help on defense so they added three experienced players at midseason. Turns out they're also solid students. Linebackers Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas and defensive tackle Alan Branch dove into coach Bill Belichick's complex playbook then produced on the field. ''We're putting guys into play, right into the mix,'' Patriots...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots moves continue to pay dividends

The New England Patriots continue their tour through the NFC North Sunday afternoon as they visit the historic frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. After already having done a favor for the Packers by defeating the Bears in week eight and the Lions last week. With the Packers at 8 and 3 and the second best record in the NFC behind the Arizona Cardinals and the Patriots at 9 and 2 with...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Casillas enjoying being with elite team

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Jonathan Casillas isn't about to forget Oct. 28, 2014. That's the day he went from the bottom of the NFL to near the top. ''It's a blessing to basically go from the worst to the best,'' the linebacker said Friday when asked about the trade-deadline deal that sent him from the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the New England Patriots. ''I'm sorry. It stinks to...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Jonathan Casillas ‘Real Good’ On Special Teams Vs. Broncos

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jonathan Casillas might serve as valuable linebacker depth in the future, but New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had different plans for the newly acquired veteran on Sunday. Casillas was a “core-four” special teamer in the Patriots’ 43-21 win over Denver Broncos. He was used on kickoffs, kick returns, punts and punt returns. The 6-foot-1, 227...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Repelling Army Dog Steals The Show During Cowboys-Cardinals Game (Photo)

Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals was a great matchup between two top NFL teams, but perhaps the best highlight came beforehand, when an army dog repelled from the scoreboard. Photo via SB Nation Video of the Day A couple of high school football players got a bit too excited for their game, hilariously falling down during the team’s pregame run...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots shore up their linebacking core

With the season ending knee injury to star linebacker Jerod Mayo Week 6 the Patriots used the trade deadline as their friend. Hate them or love them they are always crafty when it comes to making moves to fill a need because of injury and you have to respect them for that. The Pats acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers from the Tennessee Titans for a 6th round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft...
Via The Front Office News
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a mini fire sale

The NFL trading deadline was Tuesday and the disappointing Tampa Bay Buccaneers were participants. The Bucs shipped out two players before the deadline and may have shipped out more if it wasn’t for injuries. At 1-7 you had to expect something could happen nobody is safe with that record. The Bucs are in the first year under Lovie Smith so anybody who doesn’t fit his system would...
Via The Front Office News
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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