How will injuries affect the New York Giant’s 2015 opener?

September 13th 2015: the New York Football Giants will be gearing up to start their first game of the season against their toughest NFC East opponent, the Dallas Cowboys. With training camp scheduled to begin July 30th, two players in particular remain question marks for New York: Prince Amukamara and Victor Cruz. Amukamara, who ended his 2014 season in week nine (biceps injury...
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Giants expecting big year from DT Johnathan Hankins after breakout season in 2014

New York Giants third-year defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is ready to have a huge season under new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Hankins, 6'2, 320-pounds, had a breakout campaign in 2014, totaling 51 tackles, 7.0 sacks, and a forced fumble in 16 starts in his sophomore season. His defensive line coach Robert Nunn said he surprised a lot of people last year, but...
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Mykkele Thompson impresses among Giants' unproven safeties

The New York Giants have quite the "challenge" on their hands, as new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo termed it. They must find two starting safeties from a group of unproven players that includes three rookies and three additional defensive backs on their rookie contracts. Fifth-round rookie Mykkele Thompson was considered the least likely to emerge as a starter, but he is...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants open mandatory minicamp without Jason Pierre-Paul

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is skipping the New York Giants' mandatory offseason minicamp after failing to sign the team's $14.8 million tender offer as its franchise player. Pierre-Paul, who led the Giants with 12 1-2 sacks last season, was not at the minicamp opening workout Tuesday. It wasn't a surprise. While the team is learning a new defensive...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giant Issue: Who Plays Free Safety?

Landon Collins has been penciled in to start at strong safety, the issue now is: who plays alongside of him at free safety? Option 1 is Cooper Taylor, however; at 6’5/230 Cooper seems to be more fitted to play the SS position and is better as an inbox safety. Collins is also better suited as an inbox safety at the NFL level as well, so how can the Giants and DC Steve Spagnuolo...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Why safety could be the New York Giants deepest position

Many questioned the New York Giants decision not to re-sign any of their veteran safeties this past off-season and thus placing a huge question mark at the position, labeling both safety spots as the team’s weak link on the defensive side of the ball. However the position has the potential to become one of the Giants best next year and year’s to come, especially under new defensive...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' defense under Steve Spagnuolo is establishing an aggressive nature

There is a lot of buzz and excitement coming out of OTAs among the New York Giants' defensive players. Everyone is excited about the new defensive scheme that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has introduced. After several seasons in a row of playing in a read and react style defense under former coordinator Perry Fewell, the Giants are getting back to an aggressive and attacking...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants’ 2014 Draft Class is the Key to their Success

In early May, the Giants made a splash when they selected three potential instant impact players in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. First-round pick Ereck Flowers will immediately start on the offensive line, and with Will Beatty’s injury, is the front runner for the all-important left tackle job. Second-round pick Landon Collins is all put penciled in at one of the two...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie feels new defense is 'cornerback-friendly'

In late April, Nat Berhe took a vested shot at former New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell in an effort to praise new defensive boss Steve Spagnuolo. Berhe, a second year safety, only played 32 defensive snaps in 2014--however interesting they may have been, his comments didn't pick up much traction. On Monday following the Giants' OTAs practice, cornerback Dominique...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

S Cooper Taylor says rookie Landon Collins 'picked up the defense really quick'

New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor lined up opposite of rookie Landon Collins at the team's OTAs and said both are learning a new system under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Cooper, who injured his left foot during during the 2014 preseason is making a run at the starting job and received the majority of snaps at free safety with Nat Berhe (calf) sidelined. He's also...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Damontre Moore excited for new opportunity in Steve Spagnuolo's defensive scheme

After toiling away on the bench for the majority of defensive snaps under former defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, there is a lot of buzz surrounding New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore. On just 231 pass rush snaps in 2014, Moore racked up six sacks, 12 quarterback hits, 13 quarterback pressures and two batted passes, according to Pro Football Focus. According to Pro...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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May 19, 2015  |  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.
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May 14, 2015  |  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...
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May 14, 2015  |  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...
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May 14, 2015  |  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...
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May 12, 2015  |  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...
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May 11, 2015  |  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...
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May 11, 2015  |  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...
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May 10, 2015  |  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...
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May 09, 2015  |  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...
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May 01, 2015  |  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...
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May 01, 2015  |  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...
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April 30, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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