New York Giants Position Preview: Linebackers

The New York Giants have not had a solid linebacker squad in some time. It has been a position of many question marks for the organization, and has proved inconsistent time and again, especially in recent seasons. One telling fact is that the last linebacker the Giants had that made it to the Pro Bowl was Antonio Pierce. What we know As if an uncertain team of linebackers wasnâ€...
9 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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New York Giants

Giants lose four defensive backs to injury in preseason opener ... the New York Giants needed was to get a bunch of guys hurt in their first preseason game ... Giants safeties Landon Collins and Mykkele Thompson exit ... CINCINNATI — Back in May, the Giants drafted a pair of safeties, taking Landon Collins in the second round and nabbing Mykkele Thompson in the fifth. 5...
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12 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...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

3 early takeaways from Giants’ training camp so far

The New York Giants 2015 season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and intriguing ones in years. Eli Manning and the offense are undergoing extremely high expectations. Manning has five solid options around him, highlighted by Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. The defense, which struggled all of last year, is looking to improve with the return of Steve Spagnuolo as defensive...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Need Damontre Moore to Take Big Leap Forward in 2015

The Giants’ organization has prided itself on the strength of their defensive line. On each of their championship teams, the front four has wreaked havoc on the opposition. In 2007, the dominant defense led by defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo boasted one of the most prolific defensive lines in recent memory with Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Michael Strahan, and Mathias Kiwanuka...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Giants Defense?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  New York Giants Power Ranking: 23 Click here to see full rankings Honestly, the reason the Giants are higher on this list is because Steve Spagnuolo has become the defensive coordinator, and I believe he will whip this defense into shape. The Giants defense has some talent, and Spagnulo will get...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants’ Defense is Looking to Thrive in Steve Spagnuolo’s Second term

NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 7: Bishop Sankey #20 of the Tennessee Titans runs the ball and is tackled by Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Giants defeated the Titans 36-7. (Photo(Getty Images) Steve Spagnuolo was hired as the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants. This is his second time in charge of...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants LB Thomas: Defense will impose our will on offenses

If there's one word you can use to describe what the New York Giants' 2015 defense will be, that word is aggressive. This is also not a word that you could have ever used to describe the Giants' defense under former defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.With Steve Spagnuolo in town, the defense is going to attack. Earlier this offseason, veterans Jon Beason and Prince Amukamara gave...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

This Giant could emerge as a sleeping giant in 2015

The New York Giants have done an excellent job of restocking their roster with younger talent in recent seasons. In the trenches, at linebacker, at safety and at wide receiver, more specifically, the team is loaded with young talent. Some of these players have already found the New York spotlight, while others are may be on the verge of a breakout season.In every great Giants season...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants Add some Depth at the Safety Position

Strong safety Jeromy Miles #36 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with cornerback Anthony Levine #41 after a second quarter fumble recovery against the San Diego Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 30, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Coming into the 2015 season, the New York Giants had an enormous gap in their defensive backfield. Antrel...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Pierre-Paul Injury to Challenge New York Giants’ Defense

Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants reacts against the Philadelphia Eagles during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) The New York Giants were ready to pay Jason Pierre-Paul like a franchise cornerstone. They had a $60 million dollar offer on the table but withdrew it following his...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Three plays that’ll get Giants fans pumped for 2015

If history is going to maintain itself, then the New York Giants will be playing in Super Bowl 50. They won it all in Super Bowl 42 and 46, so perhaps it’s their time again. With the Giants offense looking like its most dangerous in decades, and the defense ready to be championship-caliber under old friend Steve Spagnuolo, New York is more than capable of being a legitimate championship...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' LB Devon Kennard grinding away to learn new defense

There are lofty expectations surrounding New York Giants second year linebacker Devon Kennard. Pro Football Focus named him their secret superstar and teammate Jon Beason said that Kennard has the upside to finish as the team's best defender in 2015.All of the hype has clearly escaped Kennard's mind. He is focused on the upcoming season and improving his game. In order to that,...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven New York Giants defenders who could be added to the ring of honor

Continuing with last week’s column on the offense, I’ll take a look at some recent New York Giants defensive players that are candidates for the Ring of Honor. Justin Tuck (2005-2013) Justin Tuck: Giants Prevented Brady From Becoming Best QB of All-Time: — Jeff Pini (@JeffPini) January 18, 2015 The first one on the list,...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 17, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  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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June 07, 2015  |  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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June 06, 2015  |  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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June 05, 2015  |  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...
Via Pro Football Spot
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...
Via Fox Sports
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
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