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Giants Best Roster Battles Heading into Training Camp

After a turbulent offseason that saw their star defensive end lose a finger in a freak fireworks accident and their longest tenured offensive linemen get injured while lifting weights, New York Giants football is nearly back. Now, with less than a week until training camp begins, fans and coaches alike can look ahead to the resolution of the questions still remaining on the roster—most...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

An Interview with FabriWorld Fitness about NYG Injuries

UltimateNYG: Hi Fabri.  First off, thanks for joining us. Fabri: Thank you, I’m happy to be here. UltimateNYG:  Please tell us about your background so that readers can understand more about your expertise in fitness, strength and conditioning (S&C). Fabri: I am a certified fitness instructor and have been doing this for 20 years.  I competed a while back in a Natural Iron...
Via Ultimate NYG
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buying or Selling the Two Biggest New York Giants Rumors

Every offseason NFL teams are tasked with handling a number contract issues. For teams some offseasons are hard and some are easy.The New York Giants find themselves in one of those hard offseasons. Two of the team’s biggest stars have failed to reach long-term agreements with the team. While both are locked up for the 2015-16 season, their long-term futures are anything but secure...
Via Pro Football Spot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Damontre Moore’s Time Has Come

When the New York Giants selected defensive end Damontre Moore with their third round pick in 2012, it figured to be with an eye toward the future. The time for Moore to develop into a heavy contributor has finally come after two seasons. Moore recorded his first 5.5 career sacks last season. Those statistics are impressive for any second-year rusher, especially considering the number...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Made of glass: Two more New York Giants players get hurt at OTAs

Over the weekend I shared some data that showed the New York Giants have a serious ongoing injury problem. Today we got more evidence that something is terribly wrong with the way the Giants are training… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL contenders that won’t even make the playoffs in 2015 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s top-10 wide receivers According to a report by Jordan Raanan...
Via cover32
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tests reveal no serious damage to Robert Ayers after injury scare

The New York Giants received a major scare on Wednesday when defensive end Robert Ayers was carted off the field with ankle and knee injuries. The Giants, Ayers and their fans can breathe a sigh of relief as MRI tests revealed no serious damage to his ankle or knee. Ayers' return to the practice field is still to be determined, but the Giants no longer need to worry about a prolonged...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ouch: Disaster strikes New York Giants defensive line on first day of OTAs

This offseason has not been particularly kind to the New York Giants. First, they failed to sign any big name free agents. Then, they had a mediocre draft. Now they’re losing starters on both sides of the trenches. Last week left tackle Will Beatty tore a pectoral muscle in the weight room, and today Robert Ayers went down with an ankle and leg injury, according to Mike Garafolo...
Via cover32
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Four defensive players with the most to gain during Giants' OTAs

The New York Giants are set to begin their first set of OTAs that run from May 26th through May 28th. Yesterday, we looked at five offensive players with the most to gain from this set of OTAs. Today, we will take a look at four defensive players who stand to gain the most from this set of OTAs. Unfortunately, Damontre Moore and Trumaine McBride are unlikely to participate as they...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Giants expect DE Robert Ayers to be 100 percent for OTAs

On a per snap basis, defensive end Robert Ayers was arguably the New York Giants' most productive pass rusher in 2014. According to Pro Football Focus, on just 249 pass rush snaps, Ayers racked up five sacks, 12 quarterback hits and an additional 29 quarterback hurries. It took Jason Pierre-Paul more than double Ayers' pass rush snaps to rack up 14 more combined pressures. Of course...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 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...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Where The Giants Top 3 Draft Picks Fit On the Depth Chart

The Giants found themselves in unfamiliar territory picking at the ninth overall selection in this year’s draft.  Picking ninth is a place this storied organization is not proud to be at, but at the same time it’s a place they know they had to embrace in order to be able to get a player that can help get Big Blue back to playing in January and February.  While the Giants choice...
Via TopSportsReport
May 15, 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...
Via TopSportsReport
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Evaluating the Team’s Current & Future Defensive Line Situation

The New York Giants’ defensive line led them to two Super Bowl championships in the last decade. The undefeated Patriots were the heavy favorites heading into the 2008 (2007 season) Super Bowl, but the pass rushing trio of Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, and Justin Tuck made life miserable for Tom Brady. New York was able to generate a ferocious pass rush without dialing up a blitz...
Via Standing O Sports
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Giants Current & Future Defensive Line

The New York Giants' defensive line led them to two Super Bowl championships in the last decade. The undefeated Patriots were the heavy favorites heading into the 2008 (2007 season) Super Bowl, but the pass rushing trio of Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, and Justin Tuck made life miserable for Tom Brady. New York was able to generate a ferocious pass rush without dialing up a blitz...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

PFF 2014 Recap of the GMen

With a full season of 2014 data from Pro Football Focus (PFF), it is easier to “see the field.” While we do not necessarily agree with all of the stats on individual players collected by PFF, overall they are correct far more often than not and do provide an objective measure of comparison.  PFF will be the first to admit that there are always going to be limitations in what...
Via Ultimate NYG
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NYG 24 WAS 13

As the old coaches adage goes, “a team should never apologize for a win.” But to many Giants fans this was a win that was less than favorable as it came at the expense of a better position in the 2015 draft. Regardless, the Giants got the win and remain in a strong position (7th overall) to select a top tier prospect for next season. On to the game review. Offensively we were...
Via Ultimate NYG
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries giving Giants end Moore a chance

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Second-year defensive end Damontre Moore is finally going to get a chance to show the New York Giants what he can do. The third-round pick is going to get extra playing time against Tennessee on Sunday because defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers were placed on injured reserve earlier this week. Moore could start at left end for Kiwanuka with...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Updates: New York places five on IR

In an all but lost season, the New York Giants did some injury-related house cleaning on Tuesday.  Offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Adam Snyder, defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers, and linebacker Terrell Manning were all placed in injured reserve, ending their seasons. #459483682 / gettyimages.com Michael Eisen of giants.com notes that the total of Giants on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants place 5 more players on injured reserve

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Adam Snyder are among five New York Giants going on injured reserve Tuesday, increasing the team's total to 20. Defensive end Robert Ayers and linebacker Terrell Manning also went on the list. Kiwanuka's streak of 63 straight games was snapped Sunday when he missed the loss at Jacksonville...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Place DE Robert Ayers, DE Mathias Kiwanuka & OL Adam Snyder On I.R.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the New York Giants have placed three more players on season-ending injured reserve including: DE Robert Ayers, DE Mathias Kiwanuka and OL Adam Snyder. Giants promoted LB James Davidson from their practice squad. Giants signed DE Jordan Stanton to their practice squad. Reports from Monday mentioned that Ayers’ 2014 season was likely over,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What Will it Take to Fix The New York Giants?

Rueben Randle #82 of the New York Giants carries past Dwayne Gratz #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of the game at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy/Getty Images) Over the course of the last several weeks, there has been no shortage of opinions on what it will take to fix the New York Giants. Some, like hiring a new defensive...
Via The Sports Journal
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Giants DE Robert Ayers Out For The Season

Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports that Giants DE Robert Ayers suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars. Samuel adds that this injury will end Ayers’ 2014 season. The Giants are coming off of a demoralizing loss, but this is equally disappointing news Ayers has put together a very impressive campaign this year and has proven to be...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gut Check Time For The Giants

The season is on the line for the Giants as they take on the (5-4) San Francisco 49ers Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The last month has been abysmal for the Giants as they have lost four straight and are dead last in the NFL in total defense.During the Giants four game losing skid, they have been outscored 136-62. Some may attribute the Giants struggles to the rash of injuries they’ve...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad defense is to blame for the New York Giants four game losing streak

The New York Giants are now, statistically, the worst defense in the NFL allowing over 400 yards of offensive per contest. While it would be easy to say that quarterbacks are taking advantage of a decimated secondary, this is not the case. The problem lies within the relatively healthy front four as the teams ranks dead last in rush defense. The Seahawks 350 rushing yards against...
Via cover32 - Giants
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

IND 40 NYG 24

The score should fool no one.  The Giants were sleepwalking no-shows again and got throttled.  Uncompetitive. We have written about how injury-riddled the team is, year after year.  And we compiled a profile of how systemic and structural a problem this injury situation is for the franchise.  So here we watch a game where the Gmen are Gchildren. It’s a practice squad vs...
Via Ultimate NYG
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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