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What George Selvie’s Signing Means for the New York Giants

On March 13th the New York Giants signed DE George Selvie to a one-year, $1.4 million deal. For the University of South Florida product, New York will be his fifth team in six NFL seasons. Selvie was a seventh round pick for the St. Louis Rams in 2010. After bouncing from team to team for his first few years in the league Selvie spent the last two seasons in Dallas, where he picked...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The New York Giants finished the season with a mediocre 6-10 record. While fans and management were disappointed, there were several key bright spots for the Giants this past season. The 2014 draft class proved to be their best yet under GM Jerry Reese’s seven year tenure. Led by their star rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. the Giants impressed with their passing game for...
Via Football Nation
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets hire Pepper Johnson as defensive line coach

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have hired former linebacker Pepper Johnson as their defensive line coach. Johnson worked in the same role last season with Buffalo, but was replaced by Karl Dunbar who followed coach Rex Ryan from the Jets to the Bills. Johnson recently interviewed with the Giants for their defensive coordinator vacancy, which went to Steve Spagnuolo. Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Need To Keep Jason Pierre-Paul

Now that the Giants have decided to bring back their former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to revamp their defense, they now need to decide to address another pressing matter this offseason: what to do with defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul? Shortly after the season ended, Giants co-owner John Mara said he would be surprised if JPP was not a Giant in 2015. Whether it’s giving...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spagnuolo hired as new DC

Yes, you can go home again. The single best coordinator in Tom Coughlin’s 11 year reign as head coach of the NY Giants has been Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.  “Spags” captained the defensive ship in 2007 and 2008 with great success.  He returns in 2015 to the NY Giants. We love the move.  Why?  Not because of nostalgia.  Because Spags got it done and he will get...
Via Ultimate NYG
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants rehire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator

  The New York Giants are bringing back Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo was hired Thursday, returning to the team he helped win the 2007 NFL championship. New York also hired Tim Walton as secondary/cornerbacks coach. The 55-year-old Spagnuolo, a 34-year coaching veteran who had a failed stint as head coach of the Rams, was a defensive assistant in Baltimore...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Spagnuolo Returns to New York

Giants have agreed to terms with former defense coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to return as defensive coordinator for the 2015 season. Spagnuolo was most recently the Ravens cornerbacks coach. Spagnuolo was the defensive coordinator in 2007 when the Giants upset the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII 17-14 as well as in 2008 when the Giants went 12-4 and were the number one...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Hiring Steve Spagnuolo

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Giants are hiring Steve Spagnuolo as their new defensive coordinator. This news probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise given that as soon as the Giants made the decision to fire Perry Fewell, Spagnuolo’s name immediately came up as a potential target. Spagnuolo was once of the most sought after coaching candidates in the league...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Giants may have found their new defensive coordinator

Given how fast the rumor mill is swirling these days regarding NFL coaching vacancies, take this with a grain of salt. The latest news is that the New York Giants have found their man at defensive coordinator and intend to hire Steve Spagnuolo: We're hearing that the Giants have come to an agreement with Steve Spagnuolo as the team's next defensive coordinator. — Big Blue Interactive...
Via cover32 - Giants
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Who Should be the Next Defense Coordinator?

Now with the departure of Perry Fewell, Tom Coughlin begins the long hard search for his replacement. There are many names flying around, but the top 4 that I’ve seen and for the most part agree with are the following candidates:Steve Spagnuolo (Currently defensive backs coach for the Baltimore Ravens): Spagnuolo was the Giants DC back in 2007-08 and won a Super Bowl with them...
Via Football Nation
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Eagles, Giants, Panthers, & Raiders

Bills Ian Rapoport reports that the Bills interview with Browns OC Kyle Shanahan is scheduled for Thursday. Eagles Eagles G Evan Mathis has been named to the 2014 Pro Bowl as Saints G Jahri Evans is unable to participate due to injury. (Jeff McLane) Giants Dan Grazinao of ESPN lists former Falcons HC Mike Smith, former Raiders HC Dennis Allen, Ravens DBs coach Steve Spagnuolo...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spagnuolo & Mike Nolan Could Be DC Targets For Giants

Multiple reports have confirmed that the Giants are, in fact, parting ways with defensive coordinator Perry Fewell on Wednesday. Jason La Canfora reports the Giants’ search for a new defensive coordinator will begin immediately. According to La Canfora, there is a desire to bring back former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, but he currently has a position with the Ravens...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Giants Parting Ways With DC Perry Fewell

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the Giants are parting ways with defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed the news. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported Tuesday that Fewell and special teams coordinator Tom Quinn  are “almost certainly” coming back for another season with the Giants, so this news is a little...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spagnuolo Could Replace Perry Fewell As Giants’ Defensive Coordinator

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported earlier in the day that there is a “steady drumbeat” about a possible return of former DC Steve Spagnuolo to the Giants. Ralph Vacchiano confirms that Spagnuolo is a name to watch as a possible replacement for current DC Perry Fewell, if they elect to make a change. According to Vacchiano, Spagnuolo has many supporters in the organization...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Coughlin will coach the Giants in 2015

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will return in 2015, according to multiple media reports. Coughlin led a team that finished 6-10 in 2014, his second consecutive season with a sub-.500 record. However, ownership saw fit to bring him back for a 12th season. Coughlin will meet with ownership going foward to discuss possible staff changes. One of those changes could be the dismissal...
Via Fox Sports
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens vs. Steelers Sunday Night—best battle on the NFL schedule…

It’s a great matchup of two traditional division rivals both at 5-3 and playing a meaningful game in prime time. It will be a chilly night in Pittsburgh, but there will be plenty of heated emotion down on the turf. The trend going into this game is the Steelers are playing much better on offense and defense since they lost to the Ravens back on September 11 in Baltimore. The...
Via Ravens Football Machine
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Things to Look for in Saints at Browns

The best part of the game today is that once it starts we can start focusing on it as fans and at least momentarily leave behind the painful ending of week 1 in Atlanta. I’m not ready to call this game a “must win” but going 0-2 to start the season would be a big hole to climb out of. This is certainly a winnable game for the Saints and it’s critical to play well if they...
Via The Saints Nation
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints defense week 1: Spagnuolo back?

I will not panic. I will not panic. I will not panic. Those were my repeated words on Sunday while watching the Saints lose to the Falcons in the Georgia Dome 37-34. On one hand, the week one loss to the biggest division rival was not that big of a shock to me. I previously called it a trap game of sorts. A rival that always plays the Saints closely + an away game for a team that...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints lose 37-34 in overtime to Falcons

That was hard to stomach, but the Saints start the season 0-1 behind one of the worst defensive performances I’ve seen by the team. It was reminiscent of the Steve Spagnuolo era. Marques Colston had a critical fumble in overtime to gift wrap it for the Falcons, but make no mistake, this one is entirely on the defense. The Falcons gained 568 total yards including a Falcons team...
Via The Saints Nation
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

S Camp: Which Baltimore Raven will be the playmaking ballhawk?

The safety position is one of the most important positions on the defensive side of the ball in today’s NFL, as they are the last line of defense in a pass driven league. Heading into training camp, the Ravens will try to determine just who gets to cover the back end of the defense in coverage. For starters, 2013 first-round pick, Matt Elam, makes his transition to his natural...
Via cover32 - Ravens
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Greg Robinson’s struggles reason for concern?

I’m sure there are countless St. Louis Rams fans who wake up in a cold sweat after nightmares of the 2009 NFL Draft (including our own managing editor). Lord knows former general manager Billy Devaney and former head coach Steve Spagnuolo sure do (please note the emphasis on “former”). In that draft, with the second overall pick, the Rams selected Jason Smith, tackle out of...
Via cover32 - Rams
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Improved New Orleans Saints defensive backs may be better than the Legion of Boom

New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Keenan Lewis and Corey White celebrate Lewis’ interception againt the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17 of the 2013 regular season.(Photo credit: Crystal LoGuidice/USA TODAY Sports). When Rob Ryan arrived in New Orleans early last spring, everyone knew that he was bringing change with him.  Popular opinion was that he would return the defense to its...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A (fictional) oral history of the St. Louis Rams’ 2009 draft

Yesterday, Rob Neyer at Fox Sports published an excellent oral history of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2009 MLB draft, which yielded five key players who all played a major role in the Cardinals’ 2013 NL pennant-winning season. The Cards’ 2009 draft is already known as one of the best in MLB history – MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo named it the best of the past 10 years, i.e. no...
Via cover32 - Rams
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-5: The toughest names to spell in St. Louis Rams’ history

In honor of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, which is currently taking place in Maryland, I thought I’d take a look at the top five “alphabetically plentiful” names from St. Louis Rams history for our weekly ranking. These names cover the entirety of St. Louis Rams’ nearly 20 year existence, and would likely warrant a fair share of bell taps if they qualified for the...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Is this the answer at safety?

Not more than an hour after posting a roughly 1,000 word expose on the Ravens plans (or perceived lack thereof) at the safety position, the organization announced that they agreed to a one-year deal with former St. Louis Ram, Darian Stewart. Who?, you might ask.  Well, I’ll admit that the undrafted Stewart had flown under the radar of myself and seemingly most organizations....
Via cover32 - Ravens
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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