Bullish on the 2015 Giants- Part 2

In the first post this past weekend, we discussed some macro arguments for why the Giants could win between 10 or 11 games this coming season.  Among those points: OC Ben McAdoo’s offense has been learned.  Players are no longer thinking. DC Steve Spagnuolo is a significant upgrade who can make in-game adjustments and put his players in a position to succeed. There are a number...
Via Ultimate NYG
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spagnuolo: Sam Bradford will be great for Eagles

Former Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo, now running the Giants defense, is confident that Sam Bradford will "do great things" with the Eagles. Find out what else Spags had to say about his former QB.
Via Philly Sports Live
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former coach Steve Spagnuolo: Bradford's got the 'it' factor

When Steve Spagunolo took part in selecting quarterback Sam Bradford in the 2010 NFL Draft, he expected that the duo would be together for many years to come and he hoped that they could bring a Super Bowl to St. Louis. Five years later, Spagnuolo is no longer head coach of the Rams and Bradford is no longer their quarterback. Spagnuolo has resurfaced as the defensive coordinator...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford Will ‘Do Great Things’ With Eagles, Steve Spagnuolo Says

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford has many detractors, but defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo of the New York Giants isn’t one of them. Head coach Chip Kelly has lauded Bradford as a perfect fit in his up-tempo offense ever since landing him in a quarterback-to-quarterback trade that sent Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams. Spagnuolo, who was the head coach of the Rams...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants should sign Kyle Arrington to fill nickel CB void

On Saturday, making his first public comments since re-joining the New York Giants as defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo singled at nickel cornerback as a defensive area that still needs to be addressed. In a league moving toward more three wide receiver offensive personnel packages, Spagnuolo recognizes that finding a third cornerback to play in the slot is almost like finding...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spagnuolo on Giants defense: Give it some time

Now back in blue, New York Giants fans can't help but remember Steve Spagunolo's magical run as defensive coordinator of the team's 2007 defense that derailed the 18-0 Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. That same defense held one of the greatest offenses in NFL history to just 14 points. Spagnuolo warns fans that unless the 2007 version of Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants DC Spagnuolo discusses filling the defensive leadership void

Over the last two offseasons, the New York Giants have lost defensive leaders and captains Justin Tuck and Antrel Rolle to free agency. New defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is tasked with finding himself a defensive leader from scratch. Several candidates stand out from others, but the Giants are short on longtime veteran defensive players.When speaking to the media on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants Defense Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo Quizzes Defense on Team History

When they entered the NFL and left college behind players probably assumed that they were done with one thing--pop quizzes. You know, those annoying little surprises instructors liked to pop on the class when they thought no one was completing the reading assignments. For most teams that is true, but not for the guys playing defense for the New York Giants.Defensive coordinator Steve...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants defensive coordinator Spagnuolo faces challenges

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Steve Spagnuolo didn't let the New York Giants relative talent level impact his decision to accept an opportunity for a second go-around as coach Tom Coughlin's defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo, the architect of the 2007 Super Bowl-winning unit, didn't see a Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, Antonio Pierce or Sam Madison on the current roster. But after...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

11 players the Giants will target at No. 40 overall

On Wednesday, I outlined a five-step plan for a successful New York Giants draft. On the first night of the draft, the Giants completed the first step by selecting an offensive tackle with one of their first two selections in the 2015 NFL Draft. Selecting University of Miami offensive tackle Ereck Flowers allows the Giants flexibility on day two. The Giants have the eighth overall...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

After helping offensive line, Giants need help on defense

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Having put the finishing touches on their offense line in the first round of the NFL draft, expect the New York Giants to turn their attention to the defense in the second and third rounds of the draft. They have plenty of needs on Friday. The defense finished 29th overall and 30th against the run in posting a 6-10 record last season and missing the playoffs...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the New York Giants Trade Up for Leonard Williams?

The NFL Draft is all about building for the future. It’s about lining your team up with players that will keep your team’s future pointing upward. For some teams this means using their top pick to select a new face for their franchise. For playoff teams this means filling holes and adding depth with their later picks. And for others this means making deals to get that player...
Via Pro Football Spot
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Damontre Moore missing offseason workouts for college classes

New defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is one of the many people around the Giants organization who is excited to see what Damontre Moore can accomplish in his third season. Can you blame them? Despite only playing 326 defensive snaps in 2014, Moore racked up six sacks. In addition, according to Pro Football Focus, he added 13 quarterback hurries and 12 quarterback hits. However...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodgers-Cromartie: If you know anything about Spags, you know his defenses get after it

The Giants are back for the start of the offseason workouts, and they are excited about some of the changes made in the offseason. Although the offensive players will be greeting a familiar coaching staff, most of the defensive players will be meeting new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo for the first time. During his first stint as Giants’ defensive coordinator, a position...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 21, 2015  |  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...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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