Oct 26 Giants wait until players leave for bye week to announce Josh Brown release. The Giants made sure no players could comment on the team's decision to cut Josh Brown.
Big Blue released Brown on Tuesday, shortly after he issued a statement in which he claimed he's never "struck" his ex-wife Molly.
Brown statement read in part, "It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area."
So how could Brown parse the word "struck" as a defense for his behavior, when police documents show he shoved her head against a wall, pushed her into a mirror and lay on her with his full body weight, his forearm across the back of her neck and Molly's face pushed into the carpet.
important to note that Brown apologized to the Giants and John Mara in the
statement, but not to his ex-wife Molly, who suffered through years of emotional
and physical abuse.
Ben McAdoo considering 'everything' including play-calling duties during bye
week. Given the struggles to find traction on offense, McAdoo acknowledged that
he will be doing some self-scouting over the bye.
Sunday's games, the Giants were 20th in yards per game and 25th in scoring
per game. Eli Manning was ranked seventh in passing yardage, but the Giants were
last in rushing yards. The Giants have run for fewer than 80 yards in each of
their last four games.
overwhelming evidence detailing his alleged history of domestic violence,
Josh Brown's future with the Giants continues to hang in the balance.
On The Game: Game 7
Gamegirl ---"Rams quarterback Case Keenum started off with a deep pass that was good for 48 yards, and soon his team added a field goal to make it 10-0. The Giants went three-and-out and were in a bit of a sticky wicket at this point (I just had to say that)..."
Mikefan. ---"This was one of those times where you were almost glad to see the Giants defense on the field too much. They were actually the most effective group of playmakers in this game. The defense accounted for four sacks and four interceptions, with one being returned for a 44 yard touchdown by Landon Collins..."
ESPN - Giants' 4 interceptions key in 17-10 win over Rams in London.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants defeat Rams, 17-10.
Giants.com - What does this win mean for the Giants?
NYDailyNews - Giants defense shines in London but plenty problems still exist.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham's battle through injury is boon to Giants' sluggish offense .
NYDailyNews - Ben McAdoo's focusing on football while front office handles Josh Brown situation.
NYPost - Landon Collins' star rose with each impossible cut downfield.
NYPost - Giants report card: The offense is a problem.
NYPost - Landon Collins' masterpiece saves Giants in London eyesore.
StarLedger - Everything you need to know about Landon Collins' big day in London.
StarLedger - Giants' Landon Collins channels running back skills on interception return.
StarLedger - Landon in London: Collins has breakout game as Giants' defense dominates Rams.
StarLedger - Giants' Dwayne Harris OK after 'scary' hit to spine.
StarLedger - Eli Manning report card: Grading QB in Giants' win over Rams.
StarLedger - Giants punt looming Josh Brown decision back across the pond.
TheRecord - Giants defense sparks 17-10 win over Rams in London.
InsideFootball - Landon Time: Collins, Giants Defense Lift New York to 17-10 Win Over Rams.
BigBlueInteractive - New York Giants 17 - Los Angeles Rams 10.
Newsday - Collins' big day gives Giants win in London.
Newsday - Rodgers-Cromartie gives Giants big pick-me-ups.
Newsday - Giants grades: Defense helps anemic offense.
Newsday - Fate reroutes Robbie Gould from Wrigley to Twickenham.
Newsday - London fan support made Giants feel right at home.
LATimes - Rams fall to Giants in London, 17-10, their third loss in a row.
LATimes - If Rams plan to play Goff at all, they need to make a move now.
(3-3) vs Rams (3-3) Game Preview
one really knows what the 2016 Giants are made of. They snapped a three-game
losing streak with last week's victory over the Ravens and arrived in England
with the Josh Brown controversy hanging over their heads.
Why did John Mara risk the damage that's been done to the Giants brand and his own reputation by going all-in on Josh Brown? It's the unsolved mystery of the Brown domestic violence disaster/crisis.
wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for taking
off his helmet during a touchdown celebration last Sunday against Baltimore.
The NFL placed Giants kicker Josh Brown on the commissioner's exempt list Friday in light of documents released this week in which he admitted to physical and emotional abuse of his wife.
not bringing Josh Brown on road trip. Josh Brown practiced with the Giants
on Thursday, but it's possible the kicker never wears the uniform again.
Report - Years and years ago, clearly more than your correspondent would like
to remember, coaches heading into meaningful games frequently picked up a player
who had recently been with that team in order to find out all they could about
the personnel and strategies.
Fisher vows Rams won't play dirty vs. Odell Beckham, Giants. History, and
reputation, indicate the Rams will not play by the Marquess of Queensbury rules
against Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants in London.
Giants have followed a similar cycle this season: Wide receiver Odell Beckham
Jr. creates waves with his antics on Sunday, quarterback Eli Manning voices his
displeasure during his radio appearance on Monday and then everything is smoothed
out by Tuesday.
When Eli Manning found Roger Lewis for a second-quarter TD, it was the 300th touchdown pass of Manning's career. It was also the first touchdown for Lewis, a rookie receiver and undrafted free agent. Lewis kept the ball and plans to ask Manning to sign it. And Manning is fine with that. Manning has the football from his first career TD pass, a scoring strike to former Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey. "I have that ball," he said. "I have my first. Jeremy Shockey."
last time the Giants played in London was in 2007. If that year doesn't ring
a bell, you're not a true Giants fan. That's the year the Giants won their first
Super Bowl under Tom Coughlin.
A woman who claims that she was injured when a large, framed team photo fell on her in a stadium gift shop as she browsed for souvenirs has sued the Giants. Unfortunately this is the first time that the Giants have been sued for memorabilia incidents.
McAdoo apparently is not a fan of Odell Beckham Jr.'s infatuation with the
Giants' kicking net. Asked for further comment on Beckham's antics, McAdoo said,
"We, as a team, need to focus on the ballgame." Enough said.
could get heated between Odell Beckham and Rams in London. This is a volatile
mix of Beckham's explosive personality and the dirtiest team in the league. Things
could get so ugly passports might be revoked. The reputations of Beckham and the
Rams have only taken further hits since they last met.
Giants want to know what Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did wrong when he was
flagged for a critical pass-interference penalty late in Sunday's win over the
Ravens. Teams usually ask the NFL for clarification of questionable calls.
On The Game: Game 6
Gamegirl ---"The Giants really needed a win here today and it didn't look good at the start. Now the fans were really cheering, because we were ahead for the first time in the game, and also for Beckham's comedy show on the sideline with the kicking net..."
Mikefan. ---"The receivers were the stars today, and the headlines tomorrow will be filled with Odell Beckham Jr. highlights, first for fumbling the ball away on his first catch, and then for all the good.... I hope they don't totally ignore the bad. The football field is not Beckham's personal playground even though he behaves as if it is. If it's all about team, it's not about one player constantly trying to steal the show..."
ESPN - Beckham's career day, late 66-yard TD lead Giants.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants 27, Ravens 23.
Giants.com - Big plays by Beckham propel Giants to victory.
NYDailyNews - Giants gain new life in season with 'must-win' over Ravens.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham explodes in second half to lift Giants over Ravens.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham proposes to Giants' kicking net after scoring touchdown .
NYDailyNews - Questionable call on Rodgers-Cromartie almost ruins Giants' day.
NYDailyNews - Giants defense makes statement with critical goal-line stand.
NYDailyNews - CBS injects some reality into Odell Beckham Jr. spectacle.
NYPost - How Giants carried good vibes from locker room to field in win.
NYPost - Eli Manning's arm answers every question about decline.
NYPost - This is why Odell Beckham can't get the ball enough.
NYPost - How Ben McAdoo's guts jump-started Giants offense.
NYPost - Rodgers-Cromartie: Ref's blown-call explanation makes no sense.
NYPost - Giants' goal-line hero breaks down play that changed game.
NYPost - What Giants proved in shrugging off ref's bogus call.
NYPost - Sensational Odell Beckham goes berserk as Giants steal a win.
StarLedger - Giants' Eli Manning pushes right buttons in win over Ravens.
StarLedger - Ben McAdoo explains how Giants hit 'target' in Ravens win.
StarLedger - Vintage Odell Beckham Jr. arrives just in time to save season.
StarLedger - Giants hold on for wild 27-23 win over Ravens | Rapid reaction.
StarLedger - Giants rip 'terrible' pass interference call on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
StarLedger - Odell Beckham Jr. shows Giants why he's worth the headaches.
TheRecord - Odell Beckham, Eli Manning lift Giants to 27-23 win over Ravens.
InsideFootball - Odell Beckham Jr. Lifts Giants to Win Over Baltimore.
BigBlueInteractive - New York Giants 27 - Baltimore Ravens 23.
Newsday - Glauber: Beckham helps Giants get back on track.
Newsday - Beckham's two long TDs lift Giants over Ravens.
Newsday - Manning's breakout game silences doubters.
Newsday - Giants' DRC overcomes interference call.
Newsday - Giants Q&A: Odell Beckham Jr., kicking net to tie the knot.
BaltimoreSun - New coordinator, same old story for the Ravens in 27-23 loss to Giants.
BaltimoreSun - Ravens drop third straight game as Odell Beckham Jr. lifts Giants, 27-23.
(2-3) vs Ravens (3-2) Game Preview
Oct 16 Giants quarterback Eli Manning made his first career start in Week 11 of the 2004 season. He has started every game since, a streak that will reach 200 straight games, including the playoffs, on Sunday when the Giants host the Ravens at MetLife Stadium.
Manning needs more time and more help. While the quarterback has been off
target recently, some of the blame can be pointed at the offensive line, which
struggled mightily in last week's loss. The Giants surrendered 4 sacks, 6 quarterback
hits and 5 tackles for loss in the game.
the Giants' offensive tackles struggled mightily in Sunday's 23-16 loss to
the Packers, fans started to call for backup Will Beatty to get a shot. Beatty
is ready to answer the call - if he gets it from head coach Ben McAdoo.
Giants paid $85 million for a joke of a pass rush. Five games into the season,
the Giants are still waiting on a return on their lavish investment. In fact,
through five games, the Giants are dead last in the NFL with four sacks - and
two have come from the secondary, one by safety Landon Collins and the other by
cornerback Leon Hall.
cornerback Jimmy Smith fired a salvo toward Odell Beckham Jr. on Wednesday,
warning the tempestuous pass catcher through the media that if Beckham takes any
cheap shots or has any emotional outbursts, there will be problems.
is the time for the Giants to bounce back as an easy stretch of the schedule
begins. Because this year, the Scheduling Gods have set the table for a Big Blue
bounceback, laying out a yellow-brick October and November.
Jason Pierre-Paul says he will play Sunday despite a groin injury and that players from both teams should be on the lookout for him. After a game against the Packers in which Pierre-Paul thought "poor tackling" was the biggest culprit for the defense, particularly on third down, the defensive end will be running around the field with reckless abandon in an effort to fix the matter.
Representatives from the NFL Security Department were at the Giants' facility on Thursday to investigate the postgame altercation involving left tackle Ereck Flowers and an ESPN reporter.
Sunday's game against the Ravens a "must-win" for the Giants? Depends
who you ask. The Giants are 2-3 and on a three-game losing streak. They have tumbled
from first place to last in the NFC East.
It's not Eli's fault. That was the message from multiple key Giants on Wednesday, as talk had begun to grow that the Big Blue's offensive struggles should be placed on Eli Manning's shoulders, that at the age of 35, the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback is in decline.
The Giants are sticking with Ereck Flowers at left tackle, despite his on-field struggles and off-field controversy. in the case of Flowers, it sounds like he is locked in at the moment heading into Sunday's home game against the Ravens.
playing him just about every defensive snap this season, the Giants may be
forced to replace Jason Pierre-Paul. At least to some degree.
After missing three games with a thumb injury, Rashad Jennings said that Wednesday's practice was "step one" in his return. It was, he said, the first time he has taken a full share of offensive reps.
mind being included among the NFL's top five quarterbacks, right now Eli Manning
would settle for winning a game. And the common problem across the streak has
been the shortcomings of the offense, putting Manning and his 35-year-old self
in a discussion no veteran quarterback wants to be part of.
Victor Cruz was only targeted twice in the Giants' 23-16 loss, including a downfield pass from Eli Manning early in the fourth quarter. Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins was in position to make an interception, but Cruz turned into a defender and knocked the ball away. Despite playing all 56 offensive snaps, Cruz finished the game without a catch.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie impresses with toughness. Rodgers-Cromartie said that he was "beat down" after Sunday's game, but he didn't feel that he made the injury any worse. He is optimistic that he'll be ready to play on Sunday against the Ravens.
The Giants added both experience and youth to their defense as they signed cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and linebacker Deontae Skinner. Sensabaugh was a free agent who was released by the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, while Skinner was signed off the practice squad.
is the third year of this marriage between Eli Manning and Ben McAdoo, their
third year with Odell Beckham Jr. And the sky is no longer the limit. The sky
is falling on Giants fans. The offense looks broken. Fix it, Coach McAdoo. And
fix it now.
Five games into the season, there are two questions I didn't anticipate asking about the Giants: --How can they be in last place in the NFC East with Kirk Cousins (Washington) and rookies Carson Wentz (Eagles) and Dak Prescott (Cowboys) starting at quarterback when they have a two-time Super Bowl MVP? And, -- What is wrong with Eli Manning?
coach Ben McAdoo called the postgame behavior of left tackle Ereck Flowers
on Sunday "unacceptable." McAdoo said multiple members of the organization have
spoken to Flowers, who pushed ESPN reporter Jordan Raanan in the locker room after
the Giants' 23-16 loss to the Packers.
On The Game: Game 5
Gamegirl ---"I was really hoping when Manning hit Beckham for a touchdown to make it a 23-16 game, that they could bring it home this time, but that didn't happen..."
Mikefan. ---"The best I can say is that the Giants looked a little better in this loss than the others, but that's not enough. Winning football games is what it's all about, and maybe playing the Ravens in a home game next Sunday during daylight hours will give them a boost..."
ESPN - Offense choppy, Packers D gets to Giants in 23-16 win.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Packers 23, Giants 16.
NYDailyNews - Eli Manning and Giants offense have all sorts of problems in loss.
NYDailyNews - Giants suffer third straight loss as Packers embarrass Big Blue.
NYDailyNews - Janoris Jenkins records Giants' first two interceptions of season.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham Jr. hugs kicking net after scoring TD for Giants.
NYPost - This was Eli Manning at his worst in Giants' third straight loss.
NYPost - Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard went missing at worst time.
NYPost - Janoris Jenkins lone bright spot in Giants' depleted secondary.
NYPost - Only two people can fix Giants' broken offense right now.
StarLedger - Breakout game? Giants' offense horrid in loss to Packers.
StarLedger - Lineman's defiant boast: Last-place Giants are feared, 'best team' in NFC East
StarLedger - Tackle Ereck Flowers shoves ESPN reporter in locker room after loss.
StarLedger - What's wrong with the Giants' offense?
TheRecord - Giants fail to make a statement in 23-16 loss to Packers.
InsideFootball - Giants Sputter in 23-16 Sunday Night Loss to Packers.
BigBlueInteractive - Green Bay Packers 23 - New York Giants 16.
Newsday - Giants' offensive woes continue in loss to Packers, their third in a row.
Newsday - Giants get two picks by Janoris Jenkins, but other turnover chances slip away.
Newsday - Odell Beckham Jr. displays net gains, keeps cool, makes TD catch.
Newsday - Giants' offensive woes continue in loss to Packers, their third in a row.
Newsday - Eli Manning's struggles continue in loss to Packers.
JournalSentinel - Thumbs up to pass defense.
GreenBayPressGazette - Packers turn tables on Manning, Giants.
(2-2) vs Packers (2-1) Game Preview
Oct 9 This return trip to Lambeau Field - the Giants' first since the 2011 playoffs and their divisional upset of the then-reigning Super Bowl champion Packers - represents a potential turning point in a season that already has gone through some turns and promises to take a few more before it is over.
Beckham, Eli Manning and the Giants offense could have a huge passing night against the Packers on Sunday: Green Bay veteran corner Sam Shields is out, and the next corner up, Damarious Randall, is questionable. If Beckham continues his sideshow, though, there will be an appropriate amount of conversation about any on-field success, and frankly, there probably won't be a Giants win at Lambeau Field, in Beckham's first-ever trip to the hallowed Midwest gridiron.
Should the Giants attempt to find offensive balance or should they make this a pass-heavy game all the way? The Giants are a middling rushing team (19th ranked) but could have Rashad Jennings back after he missed the past two games with a left thumb injury - added to Orleans Darkwa, Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins. Handing these running backs the ball might be akin to having them plow into a brick wall. The Packers are No. 1 in the league in run defense,
past offseason, the New York Giants invested $95 million in contracts given
to defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon. Based on the snap counts
logged by each man, it seems the Giants are determined to squeeze every last penny
out of those two.
No nostaglia for Ben McAdoo about playing Packers. Justin Pugh said McAdoo has been "stoic" about his return, but knows that is just a front. "Obviously deep down there's a little extra," Pugh said. "You go back and you're going against the team that you used to coach and city you used to live in. There's no way around that."
Beckham's wallet has taken a hit as a result of his Minny Meltdown. The Giants
wide receiver was fined $24,309 for his unsportsmanlike conduct (taunting) penalty
against Xavier Rhodes in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Vikings on Monday.
Oct 7 Cloud
of Odell Beckham drama has covered Giants' mediocre defense. So far, Jerry
Reese's latest and greatest "rebuilt" defense is once again letting
the entire team down, and it's desperately searching for a way to turn things
around this Sunday night against Aaron Rodgers and the high-powered Packers.
Beckham Jr. wants to be a role model, not a distraction. A contrite Beckham
vowed Thursday to clean up his behavior after a spate of recent incidents that
have tested the Giants' patience with their star wide receiver.
Odell Beckham may become part of opposition's game plan. Very few cornerbacks
in the NFL can handle him as a pure receiver, but there are clearly ways to throw
him off his game. Xavier Rhodes of the Vikings proved that the other night for
have publicly supported Beckham since his emotions became a hot-button issue
last week. Giants coach Ben McAdoo stressed the importance of unity in a team
meeting on Wednesday. "I think today was our best meeting as a team,"
offensive lineman Justin Pugh said.
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