July 28 Giants Training Camp Guide: What you need to know.
The Giants report to training camp. Here's a primer of questions facing the team.
you need to know about the New York Giants annual training camp that begins
July 28. After limping to the finish line last season-figuratively and literally-the
New York Giants renovated their coaching staff and their roster.
Victor Cruz has heard all the doubters. The Giants wide receiver is aware of the skepticism about his ability to return to Pro Bowl form after missing most of the past two seasons with injuries.
fans hoping for their team to snap a four-year playoff drought are thinking
too small. Odell Beckham is thinking big, as in Super Bowl LI big - as in he apparently
aspires to be as royal and revered in New York and the NFL as LeBron James is
in Cleveland and in basketball.
July 24 The five biggest questions facing Giants entering training camp.
Beckham Jr.'s comments about Josh Norman in the August edition of GQ are receiving
a lot of attention, and understandably so.
Giants fans who were hoping their team would sign Eugene Monroe now have to look elsewhere. Monroe, the free-agent offensive tackle who was released by the Baltimore Ravens last month, announced his retirement from the NFL.
to induct Tom Coughlin, Justin Tuck, Ernie Accorsi into Ring of Honor on Nov.
14. The Giants will waste no time in giving Tom Coughlin his due recognition.
July 18 When the Giants open training camp later this month, they'll do so with the hopes of putting their recent injury woes behind them and returning to the sort of success they're used to. Additionally, they'll also be aiming to get new players - acquired via both free agency and the NFL Draft - acclimated prior to their Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
July 17 Can QB Logan Thomas succeed with Giants? The Giants seem to be seriously searching for a third quarterback to keep on their 53-man roster. How else do you explain the constant shuffling of the third quarterback throughout the spring?
Giants announced the schedule for their 2016 training camp. The camp will
feature 11 practice sessions open to the public at the Quest Diagnostics Training
Center, which is located on the MetLife Sports Complex. There is no admission
charge for watching training camp workouts.
Jason Pierre-Paul is suing Schefter and ESPN for publishing an image of his medical records in July of 2015 when Schefter reported Pierre-Paul's right index finger had been amputated after his hand was severely damaged in a fireworks accident. Two hospital workers were also fired for inappropriately accessing Pierre-Paul's records, although one is now suing Jackson Health System.
Rashad Jennings to Andre Williams to Shane Vereen to Orleans Darkwa to rookie
Paul Perkins, there's certainly talent for head coach Ben McAdoo to use. Yet,
based on last year, no one player looks capable of standing out and becoming the
Will Tye ready for 2nd season: 'I'm going to get better every year'. After season-ending injuries to veterans Daniel Fells and Larry Donnell, Tye went from the practice squad to the starter's job, registering 42 catches for 464 yards and three touchdowns over 13 games with seven starts.
Giants were pleased with what Brad Wing gave them last season as their hand-picked
replacement for longtime punter Steve Weatherford. Now they are making an investment
in Wing, announcing Monday a three-year extension that runs through the 2019 season.
Giants will wear white pants with blue jerseys for all eight of their regular
season home games, the team casually revealed on its official website on Monday
afternoon. The white jersey/gray pants road game combination remains the same.
July 10 Keep it, or give it up? One of the most important decisions facing Ben McAdoo entering his first season as head coach of the Giants is whether or not he will call the plays on offense. This may not, on the surface, seem like a big deal, but it is.
Beckham Jr. was ranked the No. 10 player in the NFL by his peers on Wednesday
night. That seems like a high honor for a player just two seasons into his career.
But apparently Beckham has his sights set higher.
July 7 It would have been news had Eli Manning said the Giants would miss the playoffs for the fifth straight season since winning Super Bowl XLVI. But when he was asked Wednesday if he believes the 2016 Giants are playoff-bound, Manning responded as you would expect from the quarterback.
July 5 Ben McAdoo, 2016 Coach of the Year? That's what one outlet is predicting. Sporting News' preseason NFL preview magazine has hit newsstands, and its crystal ball says McAdoo will be honored as the league's top coach in his rookie season after leading the Giants back to the playoffs.
July 4 Why 2016 will be a career-defining season for Jason Pierre-Paul. We know he can still impact games. Pierre-Paul miraculously demonstrated that during his abbreviated 2015 season, giving the Giants' punchless pass rush a clear lift from Day 1. But he also showed clear limitations. Pierre-Paul only finished with one sack in eight games.
Why do Giants refuse to address their most glaring need? Offensive line - Returning players: Ereck Flowers, Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, John Jerry, Marshall Newhouse, Bobby Hart, Emmett Cleary, Adam Gettis Key newcomers: Ryan Seymour (free agent), Byron Stingily (free agent), Dillon Farrell (free agent) Assessment: Really? The front office did not add one player who can step in and start, or at least step in and compete for a starting job?
July 3 The NFL will soon be uploading, in full, archived broadcasts of 96 classic games - three for each team - to YouTube. The league held fan votes for each fan base, and here are the trio of classic Giants games that made the cut: - Super Bowl XLII vs. New England Patriots - 2007 NFC Championship vs. Green Bay Packers: - Super Bowl XXV vs. Buffalo Bills.
July 1 Special Report - Playing quarters: An early review of the 2016 schedule. Sure, the Giants and everyone else in the NFL just broke for their version of summer vacation, but looming in the distance is this thing called the 2016 regular season. There is a common notion, only sometimes credited to former head coach Tom Coughlin, that the season can evenly be broken into quarters and that the goal of each team should be to win three out of four games in each quarter, which would, in turn, result in a 12-4 record.
June 30 A
year after a life-changing fireworks accident, Jason Pierre-Paul is trying
to make sure those celebrating the holiday stateside hear his story, and think
Giants writers answer 30 questions in 30 days before the start of Training Camp. hich draft pick will start the most games in his rookie season? Which free agent signing will have the biggest impact on the team in 2016? What was the biggest storyline of the offseason?
lineman John Jerry speaks candidly about how he's improved under the watchful
eye of LeCharles Bentley at the O-Line Performance Center, how Marshall Newhouse
is underappreciated, and how the Giants offensive line is going to be a lot better
June 26 Why is Mark Herzlich still a Giant? Reasons more profound than blackmail. Who does he know? He laughs. Just four players have been with the team longer: Eli Manning (entering his 13th season), Zak DeOssie (10th), Jason Pierre-Paul (seventh) and Victor Cruz (seventh).
June 25 Local children will have the chance to learn from Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. later this summer when his inaugural football camp will be held in New Jersey.
June 24 Odell Beckham Jr. is the best in the league after the catch. Beckham was the only elite receiver in the Top 15 of YAC+. Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, Dez Bryant and others all finished well behind Beckham in this statistic.
The Giants return the core of their special teams in 2016 after a record-setting season for the outfit. From Josh Brown turning in one of the top-five scoring campaigns in team history to Dwayne Harris doing something no other Giant had done since 1955, there's no overlooking the third phase of the game heading into 2016.
June 22 The Giants and Jets are scheduled to play their annual preseason game on August 27, but the summer showdown between the crosstown/in-state/across-the-parking lot rivals may be losing its name.
If you have two corners in this league, you're short one because of how often teams use three wide receivers. That was part of the thinking that went into drafting Eli Apple, who joined veterans Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins in the cornerbacks room.
Orleans Darkwa spent the spring on the shelf. OTAs and minicamps went on without him. Darkwa said he could've practiced and played if necessary, but they took the safe route in the spring even though it put him at a disadvantage. This summer will be different.
June 21 Eli Manning overpaid? That's what Pro Football Focus thinks, as it laid out its case for why the Giants' franchise quarterback is the NFL's most overcompensated player on ESPN.com. Here's what PFF had to say.
June 19 For 10 weeks, the Giants gave new head coach Ben McAdoo all sorts of data, which will help him piece together a depth chart for his first training camp running the show. They stayed healthy throughout their offseason workouts and practices, incorporated their free agent defensive trio of Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins and Damon "Snacks" Harrison, and were given an early indoctrination into McAdoo's methods.
June 18 The Giants swapped quarterbacks at the back end of their roster before the end of the spring when they were awarded Logan Thomas on Friday off waivers. Thomas was released Thursday by the Miami Dolphins. He replaces quarterback B.J. Daniels on the Giants roster.
Cornerback Donte Deayon impresses Giants. Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, first-round pick Eli Apple and Trevin Wade would seem to have the top four spots on lockdown. The Giants will keep at minimum five corners and perhaps even six with the chance that they could sign another veteran such as Leon Hall, who visited earlier this spring, in advance of the season.
How Ben McAdoo and the Giants handled playcalling this spring. It was on again and off again, here and there, not with any sort of consistency or permanent designation. When McAdoo wasn't calling the offensive plays at Giants practices this spring it was offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan's turn.
Why undrafted rookie Romeo Okwara has a good shot to crack Giants roster. While they are set with starters Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon, the Giants have some uncertainties and depth concerns at defensive end after their two stars.
It takes a few years to properly evaluate a draft class, so it is silly to make any pronouncement after six or seven weeks. But (you knew there would be a "but") it is not too early to offer an admittedly hot-take prediction for the 2016 draft picks.
June 17 As
the Giants break for six weeks following the completion of minicamp on Wednesday,
coach Ben McAdoo hopes they will "all make smart and wise decisions."
reasons it feels like this will be the Giants' year . Odell Beckham was asked
to stop and think ahead for just a moment this week, to dream of a time when he
and Victor Cruz and rookie Sterling Shepard would all be on the field together.
31. 30. 25. No, those aren't the numbers on a Powerball ticket. They are the
Giants' respective league rankings a season ago in overall defense, pass defense,
yards-per-play, points-per-game and run defense. It all added up to the NFL's
worst defensive unit.
defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said, it's funny how you have to add
a last name to "Eli" now at practice. That's because cornerback Eli
Apple, the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is making a name for himself.
Giants have spent the offseason looking for an upgrade at right tackle. Now,
with the offseason almost over, they may have found their man.
Cruz has never been so happy to get insulted. Victor Cruz was getting some
grief from his teammates Tuesday, and loving every bit of the ribbing.
as it is to believe, there was a time when Odell Beckham felt he didn't get
enough attention, when he craved the spotlight that some of his fellow receivers
had. "I tell people now," Beckham was saying on Tuesday, "'Be careful
what you ask for.'"
June 13 When his position coach reminds him about his veteran status, Giants tight end Will Tye looks around to make sure Kevin M. Gilbride is talking to him. When Larry Donnell is referred to as an elder statesman among the other tight ends, he flinches a bit. No one knows for certain what is going on with the Giants at tight end, as they have collected youngsters with little or no NFL pedigree. Of the five on the roster, only one, Jerell Adams, was even drafted.
Monday morning. Time for another edition of Monday Morning Giants to get you
caught up on all the weekend's news, and ready for a busy week ahead.
June 12 Special Report - It is not commonplace for NFL teams to find a gold nugget on their roster, especially one who was not drafted out of college. But the Giants might have made just such a discovery with wide receiver/H-back Darius Powe, who is 6-3, 220 and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49. The fact that he attended the University of California and caught passes from the NFL's top overall selection, quarterback Jared Goff, makes him slightly more interesting.
When the Giants close out their offseason program this week with mandatory minicamp at the Quest Diagnostic Training Center, wide receiver Victor Cruz may be doing some real work with his teammates. He could be practicing to some degree for the first time since last November.
June 10 Nine down. One to go. As spring football winds down, the New York Giants held their ninth practice of organized team activities on Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. On a windy day not uncommon to East Rutherford, the longest-tenured Giant on defense intercepted the longest-tenured Giant on offense for the highlight of the afternoon.
Manning was revealed as the No. 47-ranked player Wednesday night on NFL Network
as Nos. 41-50 of the 2016 edition continued its rollout.
June 8 Entering
his third season running McAdoo's offense, Eli Manning in 2016 is looking
to follow up two of his best statistical campaigns. The Pro Bowler threw three
touchdowns in practice, including a pair from the red zone to tight end Larry
Donnell and rookie wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
Landon Collins was the first rookie safety in franchise history to start all 16 games and the first rookie defensive player to do so since Barry Cofield in 2006. Collins led the Giants with 108 tackles and unquestionably progressed as the season went on, but will probably best be remembered for failing to secure what would have been a game-clinching interception of Tom Brady in what devolved into a crushing 27-26 loss to the Patriots.
Jason Pierre-Paul to warn kids of dangers of fireworks in advance of 4th of July. Two sources familiar with his plans told the Daily News he is planning to do some type of public service announcements in the coming weeks as a way to get the word out that he's serious: Fireworks are dangerous. Kids shouldn't play with them. After all, look what happened to him.
coach Ben McAdoo has consistently insisted that there is no depth chart, nor
will there be, at least for a while. Well one guy who seems to be taking full
advantage of his opportunities is rookie safety Darian Thompson, who once again
split reps on the first-team defense with third-year player Nat Berhe.
Justin Pugh defended teammates Marshall Newhouse and John Jerry from their
very loud critics last week, it may have been one of the most important blocks
he has thrown. Not because it stopped people in the outside world from fretting
over that right side of the line, but because of what it meant inside the Giants'
offensive line room.
sound of a familiar voice barking out assignments brought some comfort for
undrafted cornerback Donte Deayon in his quest to stand out among the Giants.
won't have to worry about Jason Pierre-Paul this Fourth of July. "I'll
be gone," the Giants defensive end said of the holiday coming up next month.
"I won't even be in the United States. Where I'm going, they don't celebrate
the Fourth of July."
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