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Donnell remembers the game. He remembers the fumble. He remembers the tears
he cried after both of them. The Giants' young tight end is having a breakout
season, on pace to break the franchise record for touchdown receptions at his
position and getting closer to the team mark for most catches in a season by a
tight end. It's been a year of incredible highs for him. And the low. In Dallas,
just over a month ago.
night's meeting with the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium is the final prime-time
appearance for the Giants - you think any network wants to flex the kickoff time
for this team in the coming weeks? - and it is, mercifully, the last time a national
audience has to be subjected to what this franchise has become.
you written off the Giants' chances of making the playoffs this season? Jason
Pierre-Paul hasn't. "I think we can run the table," the fifth-year defensive end
said after practice Friday. "I promise you, I honestly do. I think we can run
the table. We did it before -- with a whole group of guys that was different.
We got a different group of guys now, and I'm pretty sure we can do it, you know
what I mean?
Say what you want about the Giants' new offensive boss. McAdoo's a confident fella. "I'm not going to stand up here and apologize for the play calling," McAdoo said. "I think that I will take those matchups any day of the week. I'd take them last week and I'll take them again this week," he added. I like it. McAdoo's comments were bold, firm, filled with conviction.
The Raiders won on Thursday night, holding off the Chiefs for the first Oakland victory of the season. It was also the Raiders' first win since last November, ending what had become the NFL's longest active streak without having tasted success. So who holds that dishonor now? Do you really have to ask? Actually, the Giants are one of two teams currently on a five-game losing streak, the longest active one in the NFL right now. The Panthers have lost five in a row, too.
Nov 21 Ben
McAdoo has no regrets when it comes to the three fade passes the Giants threw
Sunday after reaching the 49ers' 4-yard line and having first-and-goal.
one is pulling the plug on the union of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and the
Giants. But what not long ago was considered a free-agent coup is now almost an
afterthought amid a season gone awry.
a tense, tenuous time when our flagship franchise is nearing a crossroads,
the franchise quarterback stands taller than ever as the most indispensable Giant.
Whether Tom Coughlin is their coach or not in 2015 and beyond, the Giants need
Eli Manning to be their franchise quarterback in 2015 and beyond.
Nov 20 Strangely,
the Giants have yet to play at home against an NFC East opponent, making this
the first game this season at MetLife Stadium for the Cowboys, Redskins or Eagles
- the teams that always bring out the most fevered passion, in victory and defeat.
wasn't a exactly a stinging rebuke, but given Eli Manning's history of keeping
his interviews as vanilla as possible, it was still a shot across the bow. When
asked if he heard that his old teammate Tiki Barber had said on the radio that
the Giants are "not listening to Tom Coughlin any more." Manning gave the perfect
Coughlin laments missed 76-yard touchdown to Odell Beckham Jr. in Giants loss.
Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham could've had an even bigger impact on Sunday's
the offensive meltdown that led to the latest loss, Antrel Rolle sounded moderately
upbeat Tuesday when asked if he believes the Giants can run the table and win
their remaining six games. "Absolutely, I think it's a possibility."
constant for the Giants as they confront their third consecutive season without
a playoff berth has been their inability to generate an effective running game
behind a poor, if not woeful, offensive line.
Coughlin, Eli Manning say Giants should have scored, beaten 49ers. Some fans
wanted to see the Giants try to run the ball, and/or show more creativity in terms
of the passing plays. But head coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning
defended the play-calling sequence Monday.
Giants rewind: How Jerry Reese is failing Eli Manning. Here's another prize delivered to the Giants this holiday season from general manager Jerry Reese: Charles Brown, now playing right tackle. Or, more accurately, not playing right tackle. This is the depth Reese provided for his $100 million franchise quarterback. He's 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, only 27 years old, originally a second-round pick out of USC. Problem is, he can't play. "
Offensive lineman Charles Brown was not pleased with his performance on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The backup offensive lineman entered the game in the second quarter, replacing right tackle Justin Pugh, who left the game with a strained quadriceps muscle and didn't return. The Niners game was Brown's first extensive action all season.
Given the Giants' rushing woes, perhaps we shouldn't have been shocked that running back Rashad Jennings stayed on the field for nearly every snap against the San Francisco 49ers. But with Jennings clearly still rusty after a six-week layoff, it was certainly surprising that his backup, rookie Andre Williams barely saw any action.
We've speculated what the Giants should do with Coughlin, if they should fire him or nudge him into retirement or demand that he make massive changes, but the premise should be reversed. The Giants shouldn't get rid of Coughlin. He should get rid of them. Honestly, why would he want to coach them beyond 2014? This is a team that needs a major overhaul, one that already lacked depth and talent thanks to GM Jerry Reese's decisions before it was devastated with injuries. .
ESPN - Rapid Reaction: San Francisco 16, Giants 10.
ESPN - Tom Coughlin comparing fiascoes.
ESPN - Giants' last-ranked defense stands up.
ESPN - As boring as it sounds, it's still all about the offensive line for Giants.
ESPN - Justin Pugh (quad) the latest injured Giant.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: San Francisco 16, Giants 10.
Giants.com - Turnovers and missed chances cost Giants vs. 49ers.
NYDailyNews - Eli Manning throws five picks, dooms Giants in loss to 49ers.
NYDailyNews - Giants Insider: Big Blue defense better but outcome's same.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham Jr. furious after loss.
NYDailyNews - 49ers get just enough Colin Kaepernick for win.
NYDailyNews - Giants lose to 49ers, 16-10: Instant analysis.
NYPost - Giants report card: Play calls didn't help Eli's offense.
NYPost - Eli Manning throws five INTs as Giants sink to new low.
NYPost - Eli's picks an ugly return to 2013 debacle.
NYPost - 'We should've run' it: The play-calls that doomed the Giants.
NYPost - Coughlin's gutsy calls end in a Giants blame game.
StarLedger - Odell Beckham Jr. shines again in Giants loss to 49ers | Instant analysis.
StarLedger - Eli Manning is another Giant problem after his awful 5-interception game.
StarLedger - What happened to Jennings and Giants' run game in loss to San Francisco?
StarLedger - What made rookie Odell Beckham throw his helmet after Giants loss?
StarLedger - Tom Coughlin: 'In hindsight, we should have run the ball' on Giants goal-line flop.
StarLedger - Tom Coughlin shocked by Giants 'offensive fiasco' against the San Francisco 49ers.
StarLedger - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie plays with sharp pain in leg, explains game-winning TD
TheRecord - Eli lamenting toughest 4 yards of career.
TheRecord - Eli Manning tosses 5 INTs as Giants fall to Niners, 16-10.
Newsday - Eli Manning throws five interceptions in Giants' fifth loss in row.
Newsday - Eli Manning passes out anniversary gifts to 49ers defenders.
Newsday - Odell Beckham Jr. stars again in losing effort.
NYTimes - Fading Giants Fail To Exploit 49ers' Slips.
MercuryNews - 49ers' win over the New York Giants keeps hope alive.
(3-6) vs San Francisco (5-4)
Nov 16 There's
something about the 49ers that has always brought out the best in the Giants
at the biggest moments going back to the glory days when it was Bill Parcells
vs. Bill Walsh and Phil Simms vs. Joe Montana.
all has gone wrong trying to get things right, as the Giants (3-6) have nearly
fallen off the face of the NFC East. Winning one game will not cure all that ails
this team, but at the moment winning one game almost seems impossible - given
the breakdowns, the injuries, the lack of confidence and, quite frankly, the lack
of talent on the assembled roster.
Josh Brown has made each of his nine field-goal attempts and 24 of 24 extra-point attempts. Sixty percent of his kickoffs have been for touchbacks and none have been returned for more than 31 yards; the average return is 17.5 yards, the league low. Brown, who made 17 of his last 18 field goals in 2013, has even made two solo tackles on kickoffs.
Welcome to the second decade of Eli. It was 10 years ago this weekend that Tom Coughlin made the decision to name rookie Eli Manning the Giants' starting quarterback. Little did he -- or anyone else -- know at the time that it would be the last time he would have to make such a decision.
Nov 15 Tom
Coughlin was reminded of last year, when running back Andre Brown returned
in Week 10 from a broken leg. Brown had 30 carries for 115 yards in his first
game. Starter Rashad Jennings returns this Sunday after missing four games - all
losses - with a sprained MCL in his left knee. And he's ready to carry an Andre
Brown-like workload, if necessary.
Pierre-Paul is third in tackles for the Giants with 47 and tied for second
in sacks with 31/2. But coach Tom Coughlin says he needs more from the fifth-year
what has become another lost season for the Giants, who soon will face elimination
from playoff contention unless they go on an unexpected lengthy winning streak,
at least there is Odell Beckham Jr.
Fewell, the Giants defensive coordinator whose unit is ranked dead last in
the NFL and is as much a reason as any for the team floundering at 3-6 and mired
in a current four-game losing streak, was defiant when speaking to reporters.
his lengthy absence, Rashad Jennings (23) still leads the team in rushing
with 396 yards. Coach Tom Coughlin expects Jennings to play Sunday. He has averaged
4.4 yards per carry.
simplifying their defense to remedy league-worst ranking. When a defense gives
up 350 yards rushing to an opponent, there is inevitably a lot of soul-searching
to figure out how to improve the next week.
problem with the Giants is the problem with the Yankees. Too often we see
them for what they were and not what they are. The Giants act as if it was one
interception that cost them the game in Seattle, or the fact that they couldn't
come up with a couple of loose balls in the rain.
Jennings, who spent the first six seasons of his career with the Jaguars and
Raiders and has never been in the playoffs -- never been on a team that finished
with a winning record -- said the Giants have a different attitude than some of
the other losing locker rooms he's been in.
The Giants will have their chance to redeem themselves against another elusive QB, Colin Kaepernick, and the 49ers on Sunday. Coughlin encouraged his team to find motivation in playing for something beyond wins.
the end of what will be his third straight year out of the playoffs and fifth
in the last six years, Coughlin should fire the Giants and gracefully retire and
leave on his terms before they have a chance to ask him to 'retire.'
this year's 3-6 Giants better than last year's 3-6 Giants? A lot depends on
what happens from here on out. The final seven games will tell us much more about
whether this year's 3-6 is somehow more encouraging than last year's was.
back Rashad Jennings, who has missed the team's last four games with a knee
sprain, is expecting to practice with the team Wednesday and return to game action
Sunday against the 49ers.
All that talk about more playing time for defensive end Damontre Moore and wide receiver Corey Washington appeared to be little more than hollow chatter. Washington, one week after catching four balls and a touchdown pass in limited playing time, did not log a single offensive snap in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Moore played just three.
The numbers don't lie. You are what the numbers and records say you are. And what the Giants are right now is the NFL's worst defense. They're allowing 404.9 yards per game after Sunday's disastrous performance against the run as the Seahawks powered their way - mostly uncontested - to 350 yards rushing.Nov 10 Giants lose to the Seahawks 38-17 | Photos | Video
ESPN - Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 38, Giants 17.
ESPN - Antrel Rolle: 'Worse than embarrassing.
ESPN - This time, it's the Giants' defense that's 'broken'.
ESPN - Lynch, Seahawks, ground-and-pound Giants.
ESPN - Giants' running game takes another hit'.
ESPN - Odell Beckham Jr. looks like a Giants bright spot.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Seahawks 38, Giants 17.
Giants.com - Giants defense allows historic yardage in 38-17 loss to Seahawks.
NYDailyNews - Giants give up four Marshawn Lynch TDs, fall apart late in 38-17 loss to Seahawks.
NYDailyNews - Giants show they are pushovers in loss to Seattle Seahawks.
NYDailyNews - Giants season in toilet after defense is embarrassed by Seahawks running game.
NYDailyNews - Giants Insider: Odell Beckham impresses Richard Sherman.
NYDailyNews - Seahawks 38, Giants 17: Instant Analysis.
NYPost - Giants lose 4th straight game as Lynch, Seahawks run wild.
NYPost - Fair to question Giants' toughness, talent - and coaching.
NYPost - Giants can't control 'Beast Mode,' Seahawks rushing attack in loss.
NYPost - The lone bright spot on dismal day for Giants.
NYPost - Where it all went wrong for Eli Manning.
StarLedger - Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin lament the 'ill-advised' interception in the third quarter.
StarLedger - Rapid Reaction: Giants commit costly mistake, get run over by Seahawks, 38-17.
StarLedger - Odell Beckham Jr. dominates Richard Sherman in Giants' loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
StarLedger - Giants players explain 'embarrassing' run defense against Seahawks.
StarLedger - Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin lament the 'ill-advised' interception in the third quarter.
StarLedger - Giants defensive halftime adjustments? What halftime adjustments?
Newsday - Seahawks, Lynch run the Giants into the ground.
Newsday - Thumping by Seahawks gives Giants even more to ponder.
TheRecord - Giants run over by Seahawks in 38-17 loss.
NYTimes - Surprising for Three Quarters, the Giants Wither in the Fourth.
SeattleTimes - Seahawks run all over Giants in 38-17 win.
(3-5) vs Seahawks (5-3)
long has it been since the Giants scored a touchdown on their first offensive
possession of a regular-season game? The player who scored that touchdown has
since retired from football. So it's a bit of a trick question, of course, considering
the medical circumstances surrounding running back David Wilson's unfortunate
departure from the game.
Manning has a message for Giants fans: "We're not dead." They're
not dead yet because it still is folly to count out a team quarterbacked by Manning
and coached by Tom Coughlin. We have been down this road before with the two of
them, even if the current one is littered with potholes the size of craters. No
one saw the Super Bowl XLII championship coming, and no one saw the Super Bowl
XLVI championship coming.
can't play like chumps versus Seahawk champs. Amid all the dropped passes
by his receivers, Coughlin counted 21 points given up on defense that were "flat-out
gifts." It's an ongoing problem to find even a semblance of consistency.
Kiwanuka knows you will think he's crazy. He knows his Giants haven't given
anyone reason to believe in them this month, not after a month's worth of play
so uninspired that those in the Big Blue locker room are questioning this team's
heart. "We have eight games left, and I wouldn't be surprised if we win six
or seven of them."
The increased emphasis on cornerbacks clutching and grabbing was supposed to decrease their effectiveness. Seattle still has the league's sixth-ranked pass defense despite losing some key players and being hampered by injuries. They insist their philosophy hasn't been any different this year.
crowd at CenturyLink Field has a reputation as the NFL's loudest, so the Giants
were determined that Friday's practice would be the loudest ever. "It was pretty
realistic," said kicker Josh Brown, who spent his first five NFL seasons with
the Seahawks, and has been back four times as a visitor.
A Little Bit More Corey Washington. Fans have been calling for the 6-4 rookie out of Newberry. They've seen enough of Preston Parker. Many are sick of Rueben Randle, even though he's not going anywhere. He's their No. 1 option right now and drawing the opposition's No. 1 cornerback. But Washington has promise. In his first extended opportunity in the fourth quarter on Monday night, he caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown.
would've been optimal for the Giants to bring the veteran Jennings back into
the fold to deal with the environment, but he was limited again on Friday as he
recovers from a knee injury and probably will be kept out until next week's game..
The Seattle Seahawks are getting healthy ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants, and that's bad news for a banged-up and inexperienced receiving corps. With a matchup against one of the most physical secondaries in the NFL, it could spell more trouble for Rueben Randle, Odell Beckham Jr. and Preston Parker.
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