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Mathias Kiwanuka thinks Giants have one of the best defenses in NFL

The way that veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka sees it, the Giants had a good defense last season. They finished eighth in the NFL in total defense. With some new and healthy pieces, they should be improved this year. Better than eighth would make them one of the top defenses in the league, which sounds about right to Kiwanuka. "Complete optimism at this point. Healthy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, New York Giants’ best coach ever, top-20 RBs in the NFL

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best defensive tackles in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating each NFL team’s greatest coach in franchise history (READ) - Ten other NFL franchises that should change their name (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The running backs on the verge of breaking in (Nos...
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June 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...
Via cover32 - Giants
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Projecting the all NFC East team for 2014, New York Giants have seven guys

The offseason is essentially complete, as teams wind down between now and the start of training camp, it’s possible to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups. That being the case, it’s also time to start looking at how teams stack up within their division. One of the best ways to do that is to select the...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Mathias Kiwanuka have a gripe about New York Giants’ pay cut?

Mathias Kiwanuka was a member of two Super Bowl championships with the New York Giants, since being drafted by Big Blue with the 32nd pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. Heading into his ninth season with the team, the man affectionately known as “Kiwi” has been anything but a bust for the G-men. On the other hand, few around the NFL would also say that he has become the high impact...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL player calls contracts unfair after taking pay cut

(Credit: itiswhatitis.wee.com) Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka is none too happy about being asked to take a pay cut, even though he opted to take the pay cut for personal reasons. He sounded off about his situation recently when his salary for this year went from over $4 million to $1.5 million. Per PFT: “It’s something that is bargained collectively and for me, as an...
Via Sports-Kings
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants veteran players in shock over amount of roster turnover

Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee and defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka were pretty surprised to see all of the new faces in their locker room on Monday as offseason workouts kicked off. Added G Chris Snee, on the major changes to the Giants on Day 1 of the offseason program: "Name tags would be a nice addition." — Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) April 21, 2014 Mathias...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka took a large pay cut for the Giants

Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka agreed to a take a large pay cut in order to help the Giants free up over $2 million of cap room. As @RVacchianoNYDN said, Mathias Kiwanuka restructured his contract with #NYG. Took a $2.175M pay cut and created $2.05M in 2014 cap space. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2014 Kiwanuka clearly knows testing free agency right now would not...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka Agrees To A Pay Cut

  According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka has agreed to restructure his in order to free up some cap space for the team. Kiwanuka’s 2014 salary drops from $4.375 million to $1.5 million and will free up a little over $2 million in cap space. Pelissero adds that Kiwanuka will receive $700,000 roster bonus and $125,000 available in incentives...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A Trip to Uganda with the NFL’s Mathias Kiwanuka Help...

A Trip to Uganda with the NFL’s Mathias Kiwanuka Help Treat the Pain by giving them your money - www.cancer.org/treatthepain I traveled to Uganda with Mathias Kiwanuka, defensive end for the NY Giants and all around great guy. His family has deep roots in Uganda and he still has a lot of family there. We went with a group called Treat the Pain, part of the American Cancer Society...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka on mounting tension within the New York Giants

The New York Giants don’t exist outside of their own supporters. They are a forgotten team among mainstream NFL fans that have not been given a reason to be excited about them for quite some time. Please click here to read this story. The post Mathias Kiwanuka on mounting tension within the New York Giants appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka admits there’s tension between the Giants offense and defense

    During an appearance on ESPN Radio in New York on Tuesday,  Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka confirmed that there was tension between their offense and defense after Sunday’s blowout loss to the Seahawks. “Yeah,” Kiwanuka said via the Newark Star-Ledger. “Absolutely there’s tension. We’re human. We’re a team. We consider ourselves...
Via Pro Football Zone
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Mathias Kiwanuka: “Absolutely There’s Tension” Between Offense & Defense

The New York Giants are a mess, and a splintered and fractured team at this point in the season. Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka confirmed on ESPN radio on Tuesday afternoon that there was real tension between the offense and defense during Sunday’s 23-0 loss to Seattle. After the game, that tension turned into some post game finger pointing according to the Star Ledger...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka: “Absolutely There’s Tension” Between Giants ‘O’ And ‘D’

The New York Giants are a mess, and a splintered and fractured team at this point in the season. Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka confirmed on ESPN radio on Tuesday afternoon that there was real tension between the offense and defense during Sunday’s 23-0 loss to Seattle. After the game, that tension turned into some post game finger pointing according to the Star Ledger. ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

There 'absolutely' was tension between Giants offense and defense on Sunday: Mathias Kiwanuka

That so-called conflict between the New York Giants defense and its offense on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks was more fact than fiction if you believe one Giants player in the mix.Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka confirmed on ESPN radio on Tuesday afternoon that there was real tension between the two units during Sunday’s humbling 23-0 loss to Seattle.After the game...
Via The Other Paper
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

DE Mathias Kiwanuka says 'this is not the situation we wanted to find ourselves in'

The Giants lost their first six games, however, they were able to keep their postseason hopes going by winning four straight. A loss at home to Dallas on Nov. 24 downed any hopes of a playoff berth and DE Mathias Kiwanuka says the team's expectations wasn't to be home by Christmas. "Obviously this is not the situation we wanted to find ourselves in,'' DE...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Kiwanuka: No excuses for Giants' struggles

New York Giants’ defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka speaks about the injuries and poor play as reasons that kept the team from succeeding this season.
Via nyg.scout.com
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Interested In Keeping Justin Tuck, Mathias Kiwanuka A Cap Casualty?

According to Dan Graziano ESPN.com, there are “rumblings” that the New York Giants are interested in bringing back DE Justin Tuck next season. Graziano admits that “as recently as a month ago, I didn’t know anyone who thought Tuck would be back with the Giants in 2014.” Tuck’s recent four-sack performance against Washington certainly improves his value as he prepares...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka: We need to bail out Eli Manning

New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka isn’t ready to point the finger at quarterback Eli Manning because all of the turnovers he’s committed this season. Kiwanuka says it’s time they bail Manning. “You can’t just look at him and say, ‘Oh, he’s the reason (for the team’s struggles this season),” Kiwanuka said Tuesday on his weekly radio spot on ESPN via the...
Via Pro Football Zone
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka says the defense has to step up to help the struggling Eli Manning and company

Eli Manning’s teammate Mathias Kiwanuka told the radio station today that since Eli has bailed their butts out of several problems to get a win, the defense now has to do the same for the struggling offense. “You can’t just look at him and say, ‘Oh, he’s the reason (for the team’s struggles this season),’” […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Mathias Kiwanuka: Defense Has To Carry Eli The Way He’s Carried Us

The New York Giants  are rallying around Eli Manning, and it might spur a playoff run. Manning this season has completed just 55.6 percent of his passes  for 11 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, and a 68.5 quarterback rating. Manning has led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships, and has never been one to throw his teammates under the bus. Those same teammates are now coming to...
Via Thacover2
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kiwanuka 'staying calm' in light of 0-2 start

The New York Giants endured pathetic loss to the Denver Broncos 41-23, falling to 0-2 to start their 2013 campaign. Big Blue's Mathias Kiwanuka tried to put his finger on exactly what's keeping Big Blue from finishing on the winning side.
Via nyg.scout.com
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Damontre Moore: “I just let my game do the talking”

New York Giants rookie defensive end Damontre Moore isn’t interested in disputing pre-draft doubters.   Please click here to read this story. The post Damontre Moore: “I just let my game do the talking” appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
August 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Mathias Kiwanuka ready to help the Giants as a full-time defensive end

New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka told Giants.com that he feels like he can come in and help replace Jason Pierre-Paul while he recovers from back surgery. “Having another man down means that we’ve all got to step up, and I’m ready to do the job,” Kiwanuka said today after the Giants’ organized team activity. Kiwi feels like he can fill in for Pierre-Paul while...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathias Kiwanuka will take over for Jason Pierre-Paul for now

According to the Newark Star-Ledger, now that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is out for the next several weeks after undergoing back surgery, Mathias Kiwanuka will slide into his starting spot until further notice. “To be able to slap your hand in the ground and not have to worry about going from one position to the other, it makes it more comfortable when you’re out there,”...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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