Breaking down the new-look safety position for the New York Giants

The position with the most uncertainty heading into training camp for the New York Giants is unquestionably safety. Last year, Antrel Rolle started every game, like he did for the previous four years, while either Stevie Brown or Quintin Demps was lined up beside him. Now Rolle is in Chicago, Brown is in Houston, and Demps has yet to sign. That leaves the Giants with a lot of inexperience...
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Giants defensive back line: young and inexperienced

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) There are a lot of questions about the New York Giants' defense heading into Steve Spagnuolo's second stint as coordinator and none is more pressing than the safety spots. The Giants have gone from a veteran group that struggled last season to the young and inexperienced corps that features an oft-injured third-year pro, a second-year player without a...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' defense allowed too many broken tackles in 2014

A recent study conducted by Football Outsiders revealed an alarming statistic that can be used to define the New York Giants' 2014 defense--missed tackles. According to the study, only five NFL defenses had a higher percentage of plays allowing a broken tackle. Tackling was always an issue under former defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. Let's take a deeper look into where the Giants...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Landon Collins: I'm not just an in the box safety

The New York Giants entered this past weekend's draft without the top three safeties on their depth chart from the 2014 season. Quintin Demps remains unsigned, Stevie Brown bolted for the Texans, and long-tenured defensive leader Antrel Rolle made his way to the Bears. It was safe to say that the Giants were bound to draft at least one safety. When Alabama safety Landon Collins...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants sign free agent defensive back Josh Gordy

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed former Indianapolis Colts defensive back Josh Gordy. The Giants announced the signing Wednesday in a move that might offer them some help at their depleted safety position. New York lost safety Antrel Rolle to free agency. Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps are still free agents, leaving Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor as the only...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten best NFL free agents remaining

The first wave of players have long been signed to NFL rosters, leaving second- and third-tier players to scrounge for what’s left of teams’ salary cap space. That’s not to say the players remaining are scrubs—far from it, in fact. Most positions still have an amount of talent remaining to be had by general managers who need to fill holes before and after the draft. Teams...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Future for Key Giants Free Agents

The Giants have big holes to fill and expiring contracts from players on both sides of the ball. That’s a bad combo. Look for the Giants to shore up the offensive line via the draft, while focusing on retaining as much of their young defensive talent as possible. These are the players the Boys in Blue should make a point of bringing back: 1. Jason Pierre Paul: Defensive End ...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Who Replaces Antrel Rolle if not re-signed

Many Giant fans (including myself) would like to see the Giants re-sign Antrel Rolle and finish his career as a New York Giant. Unfortunately, the price tag could be too high for the Giants to consider and if so, who replaces Rolle? Keep in mind that not only is Rolle a free agent, but Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps are as well. Although either Brown or Demps would demand a price...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Niles Paul diagnosed with concussion after being knocked out by hit

It’s a play that reminds us why football is so dangerous. In the second quarter of Thursday’s Redskins-Giants game, when Redskins tight end Niles Paul suffered a concussion on a big bang-bang play. Giants safeties Quintin Demps and Antrel Rolle simultaneously hit Paul while he was catching a pass over the middle from Kirk Cousins. Both players caught Paul high in the helmet...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Chargers, Giants, Jets, Panthers, Redskins & Texans

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown is expected to miss Sunday’s game “at least“, and could miss more time if surgery is required on his injured thumb. (Tampa Bay Times) Chargers The Chargers are working out RB D.J. Adams Tuesday, according to a source. (Aaron Wilson)  Giants S Jawanza Starling was one of several players that worked out for the Giants Tuesday. (Ralph Vacchiano...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the New York Giants have a top-20 cornerback in the NFL right now?

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants News & Notes: Jay Z visits, Quintin Demps KR front runner and more

Jay Z visits the Giants locker room The hip hop mogul dropped in on the Giants locker room Sunday to visit Roc Nation Sports client Victor Cruz and apparently snap a photo. Jay Z and his wife Beyonce performed at MetLife Stadium Friday and Saturday night as part of their “On the Run” Tour. Quintin Demps front runner at kick returner Expectations placed Trindon Holliday as the...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Assessing the New York Giants’ 2014 salary cap situation

In recent years, the New York Football Giants utilized almost every available dollar available to them under the NFL salary cap. Super Bowl winning teams typically have to go that route in order to try and remain at a high level. Unfortunately, when some players hit their professional peak during the championship season; the team finds itself in a financial bind as a result. Clearly...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham’s potential in the return game

When the New York Giants selected receiver Odell Beckham with the 12th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft last month, his abilities in the return game were as responsible for his addition as his playmaking abilities on offense. So with only a lengthy training camp waiting in the way of another exciting season of football, the debate about Beckham’s place in the Giants’ plans on special...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants have plenty of options at safety

No one was surprised when the Giants released safety Will Hill after his third suspension in as many seasons. His inability to stay out of trouble off the field outweighed the potential Pro Bowl ability he displayed on it. His departure does leave the team lacking depth, but the Giants do have options. Stevie Brown is a more than capable replacement at safety. In 2012, Brown finished...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants’ front office becomes strangely dismissive when questioned about tight end position

In almost every respect, this off season has been atypical for the New York Football Giants. The team said goodbye to a number of veteran performers, including some, like Justin Tuck and Terrell Thomas, who would have been brought back in prior years. The team was also the most active franchise in the free agent sweepstakes; signing no less than 14 new players to the roster this...
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May 16, 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

Weekly Rewind: Top OLB prospects for the New York Giants and more

Here are some of this week’s best posts about the New York Giants, the upcoming NFL Draft and more: - Might these top OLB prospects be on the Giants’ radar? (READ) - Free-agency activity suggests change in defensive philosophy (READ) - EXCLUSIVE: Quintin Demps is driven by faith and music (READ) - New York Giants ink another former Bronco (READ) - Best OLB selection in Giants...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Giants’ new safety Quintin Demps is driven by faith and music

Born in San Antonio during the summer of 1985, new Giants safety Quintin Demps says his mother always told him he was destined to play football from the moment he was born. But he lives his life for far more than his accomplishments on the gridiron. Though Demps has carved himself a comfortable niche within the NFL, the 28-year-old defensive back is using his position in the spotlight...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: DTs for the New York Giants, Power Rankings, rule changes, more

In case you missed it the best national stories from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 defensive tackles in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: The greatest player in the history of every franchise. (READ) - The NFL just passed the dumbest, least fun rule ever. (READ) - Ten rule changes the NFL should implement immediately. (READ) You may also...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Quintin Demps exclusive, New York Giants draft outlook and more

Here are some of this week’s best posts about the New York Giants, the upcoming NFL Draft and more: - EXCLUSIVE: Quintin Demps maintains winning attitude on and off the field (READ) - When will teams come calling about Ryan Nassib? (READ) - Why the Giants should steer clear of Jermichael Finley (READ) - Mailbag: Giants draft talk and John Jerry concerns (READ) - C.J. Fiedorowicz...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New Giants safety Quintin Demps maintains winning attitude on and off the field

Growing up in San Antonio, new Giants’ safety Quintin Demps had dreams of becoming the next Tony Parker or Tim Duncan. In middle school, Demps was more focused on hardwood than hard knocks, but soon “traded baskets for touchdowns” as he matured through high school. “My mom said that I was destined for football since I came out of the womb,” Demps chuckled. “But when...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is General Manager John Dorsey Keeping the Chiefs from Success?

With all the players that the Kansas City Chiefs have lost this off season, it’s easy to see why many fans are discouraged with the current direction of the team. However, has general manager John Dorsey done anything that deserves criticism?Let us take a look at the players who the Kansas City Chiefs have lost in free agency to date: Branden Albert, Tackle; Jon Asamoa, Guard;...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Off Season Makes Sense

After an 11-5 playoff season, it’s hard to expect anything but more from a team the next year. It’s easy to forget that the Chiefs were 2-14 and picking first the year before. It’s easy to forget that this team didn’t have a lead in any game until week 10. It’s easy to forget that John Dorsey and Andy Reid are just completing their first full year of running this franchise...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie makes New York Giants’ secondary one of NFL’s best

The New York Giants rode the strength of their defensive front four to victories over the New England Patriots in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. But that strength turned to mush last season, as New York scuffled to a 7-9 season that included a 0-6 start. At their season-ending press conference, New York’s brass promised changes, which by any definition, have come for Big Blue. Prior...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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