Top-200 NFL Players: 176-200 (2015)

This 8-part series counts down the top-200 players in the NFL. 200 might sounds like a lot, but with 53 players on 32 teams’ rosters, that’s 1696 players. Count guys on the practice squad, guys on the PUP or the IR, and guys who are free agents, but still on teams’ radar. That’s probably 2000 players. These guys are the top 10%. Positional value doesn’t matter because if...
Via The Football Fan Spot
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Ayers feels he let teammates down after mystery injury

After practicing all week leading up to the New York Giants' third preseason game, starting defensive end Robert Ayers was mysteriously missing from the lineup after kickoff. It was later revealed that he injured his ankle at some point during pre-game warmups. When pressed to speak about the injury on Monday, Ayers was cryptic once again.Ayers didn't confirm or deny if he would...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Professors Confirm UltimateNYG Fitness Contentions

A little over a month ago, UltimateNYG interviewed Fabri Sion of FabriWorld Fitness to talk about Strength, Conditioning and Giants injuries.  Fabri contended that flexibility training was critical to the prevention of muscle tears and other injuries.  And when confronted with the data that the NY Giants were suffering 45% more lost starts due to injury than the average NFL team...
Via Ultimate NYG
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spagnuolo wants Giants defenders not to worry about errors

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After a shaky performance in their preseason opener, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants his players to stop worrying about making mistakes. Speaking to reporters for the second time since training camp opened in late July, Spagnuolo felt many of his players were trying to be perfect on every play in the 23-10 loss to the Bengals...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants position preview: Defensive line

In 2014, the New York Giants ranked 29th in the NFL in overall defense. While they were 18th in passing defense, the team’s abysmal defense against the run – ranked 30th in the league – reflected extremely poorly upon the Big Blue defensive line. With that said, there is certainly enough room to improve in 2015. The question is, will a formerly mediocre defensive line deliver...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch in the first preseason game for the New York Giants

The New York Giants have already had to battle a lot of controversy this offseason and leading up to the start of training camp. Starting left tackle Will Beatty suffered a pectoral tear while weightlifting earlier this offseason and All-Pro Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul notably had a tragic fireworks accident on July 4th that resulted in the amputation of his right index finger...
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22 days ago  |  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

Five Giants facing a make-or-break season in 2015

The NFL is an unforgiving league and the nickname "not for long" league didn't just come out of nowhere. Due to the NFL's strict salary cap, player movement is fluid from season to season, and sometimes week to week. The New York Giants have built their roster for the 2015 season, but the future of their roster is in part tied to the contracts they have already signed. With several...
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August 04, 2015  |  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
July 15, 2015  |  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...
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...
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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

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...
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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...
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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 |
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

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 / Michael Eisen of 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
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