The New York Giants 2024 opponents - *2023 playoff teams.
Feb 29 Brian Daboll was one of the best-performing categories for the New York Giants. He received an A- grade by the NFLPA for his performance as a head coach this past season. Considering there were grades as low as F in these categories, the Giants made out well on these report cards. New York did not have a lower than a C grade in any category.
Feb 28 Last season Joe Schoen confirmed he listened in on the play calls starting with the second Washington game but denied it had anything to do with any staff friction. Schoen addressed his involvement during the team's second game against the Commanders last season, allegedly to monitor how head coach Brian Daboll was interacting with the staff during a game when tensions can run high. Schoen confirmed that he did listen to the play-calling sequence on the headset, but not for the reasons reported.
Feb 24 The NFL Scouting Combine is next week in Indianapolis. Teams will be interviewing draft prospects, putting them through medical exams and watching them go through athletic testing all week. That, though, won't be the only business conducted. The other dirty little secret that isn't really a secret is that a lot of the groundwork for free agent deals will be laid in Indianapolis. Deals won't officially get made, but a whole lot of information about who might be willing to go where, which players teams are interested in, and what certain players are looking for will be exchanged.
Feb 18 With the new league year in the NFL opening on March 13, the New York Giants will soon need to face reality and make some tough decisions regarding free agency. With a whopping 26 free agents according to Spotrac, many of whom are expecting high-paying extensions, the Giants will undoubtedly have to burn some bridges this offseason. Here's a list of the free agents that will be hitting the open market and some early predictions on how some critical decisions will shake out come March 13.
Feb 16 The Giants have a number of key free agent decisions to make with Saquon Barkley and Xavier McKinney set to hit the open market. The same is also true of cornerback Adoree' Jackson, who recently doubled down on his desire to remain in New York on a new deal. He has served as a full-time starter during his Giants stint, racking up 23 pass deflections and a pair of interceptions along the way. Jackson earned solid PFF grades in his first two Giants campaigns, but things took a turn for the worse in 2023.
Feb 15 Head coach Brian Daboll selected former Titans defensive coordinator Shane Bowen to fill the all-important role, tasking Bowen with getting the Giants defense back to being among the top in the league in macro and micro statistical categories. Bowen was in charge of a solid defense in Tennessee, where there were areas where his defense excelled and others where there were questions about how much improvement Giants fans might expect in 2024.
Feb 13 Bobby Johnson was the Giants' offensive line coach for the past two seasons before being fired in early January. Why was he fired, you might ask? Because his offensive line was absolutely wretched. Washington's new head coach, Dan Quinn, has been assembling his coaching staff over the course of the past couple of weeks, and - for the most part - there's been a certain rationality in the way that it's come together. Johnson is a baffling hire as OL coach.
Feb 11 The New York Giants want Saquon Barkley back, but their approach toward making it happen could be different than last year's. By allowing Barkley to test the market and then bring home offers for the Giants to consider, New York is essentially allowing other teams to negotiate for them, which puts them at a disadvantage. But at the end of the day, Barkley's preference is to finish what he started with the Giants, which is to get the team back to playoff relevancy.
Feb 10 Tommy DeVito and Saquon Barkley discuss uncertain futures with the NY Giants. It's up in the air if either player will return to MetLife next season. Barkley, he has said he wants to be a Giant for life, but he and general manager Joe Schoen haven't had any luck when they've met at the negotiating table. The deadline for Schoen to use the franchise tag on Barkley is 4 p.m. ET on March 5. DeVito knows the Giants could draft a QB in April.
Feb 8 The New York Giants announced several changes to their coaching staff on Wednesday, including the promotion of offensive coordinator Mike Kafka to assistant head coach. The Giants also announced two other promotions: Quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney is being given the additional title of passing game coordinator. Defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, who interviewed for the defensive coordinator position that was given to former Tennessee Titans' defensive coordinator, will become defensive passing game coordinator.
Report - Nearly a month after former defensive coordinator Wink Martindale
exploded in a meeting, allegedly made wild accusations against head coach Brian
Daboll, and threatened to resign before he and the Giants officially parted ways,
the search for his replacement has ended.
Feb 6 The New York Giants hired former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly to be their tight ends coach. Kelly just completed his second season with the Titans and his 10th season coaching in the NFL. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2023 after serving as passing game coordinator in 2022. Prior to arriving in Tennessee, he spent eight seasons with the Houston Texans, including three campaigns as their offensive coordinator. In 2022, Kelly's duties included work with the Titans' tight ends, putting together the first- and second-down passing game, and helping with the offensive plan in the red zone.
Feb 5 Brian Daboll blocking Giants OC Mike Kafka from new intervew request is telling. Seattle came calling again, but Coach Dabes but his foot down. Can we put an end to the speculation that Brian Daboll doesn't get along with NY Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka? If that was the case, then Coach Dabes might have helped the soon-to-be third-year OC pack his bags to leave New Jersey.
Feb 4 Justin Pugh came 'straight off the couch' to try and help the New York Giants' flailing offensive line in the middle of the 2023 NFL season.. Pugh's leadership was undeniable, and important, to the Giants as the season wore on. Teammates quickly gained respect for the Giants' 2013 first-round pick. That leadership would help in 2024, as well. What the Giants have to judge is the reasons for Pugh's on-field performance, and what role he might be able to play.
Feb 3 New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley wants to be a Giant for life, and the Giants would love for nothing better than to make that happen. But Barkley also wants some sort of financial security, and that's where he and the Giants have, at least up until now, varied as they try to find a middle ground that's a win-win for both parties.
Feb 2 Wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who played his final game with the team that selected him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Oklahoma, might not be a part of the New York Giants future, but he's also not quite ready to call it quits as an active NFL player.
Feb 1 Five mistakes the Giants can't afford to make in 2024. The pressure is on for Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll to fix things this offseason. When you go from a playoff contender to looking at mock drafts before the end of October, something went severely wrong along the way, and that's where the New York Giants found themselves in 2023. The franchise made a bevy of mistakes last season, and it led to a putrid couple of months, sans the three-week Tommy DeVito love-fest.
Jan 31 Joe Schoen, Giants must stay steadfast in stance with star RB Saquon Barkley You feel for Barkley, you do. He's done everything right since the Giants selected him second overall. The poor drafting and roster mismanagement of the last regime are why his tenure in blue hasn't been more successful. It's no fault of his own. But that doesn't matter now. This isn't a charity.
Jan 30 The New York Giants traded up one slot in the 2023 NFL Draft to ensure the selection of Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks. The Giants now have an effective young player on their roster for possibly five years. However, the future of the Giants' cornerback room is not dubious, and it remains one of the many positions due for help in the 2024 offseason.
Jan 28 Giants unrestricted free agents and dates to know: | Feb. 20: Beginning this date through 4:00 p.m., New York time on March 5, clubs may designate Franchise or Transition Players. | Feb. 27-March 4: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. | March 5: Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
Jan 27 Kayvon Thibodeaux expressed his belief in Daniel Jones and the Giants front office as another draft approaches, but he was admittedly "mad" about Barkley not getting long-term security given what he has done for the organization.
Jan 26 Giants hire Michael Ghobrial as special teams coordinator. The Giants' new special teams coordinator won't need a tutorial on the unpredictable winds in MetLife Stadium. Michael Ghobrial, who spent the previous three seasons as an assistant on the Jets' staff, has been hired as the Giants' new coordinator. With the Jets, Ghobrial coached under coordinator Brant Boyer and fellow assistant Leon Washington as the team fielded one of the NFL's best special teams units.- More.
Jan 25 The offensive line wasn't good last year and hasn't been good in a while. Is it talent, coaching, or both? Since 2018, the Giants have drafted nine offensive linemen in virtually every round of the draft, Of that vast group, only one player, Andrew Thomas, has blossomed into anything close to resembling an All-Pro, and people were questioning if he'd ever admit to being anything more than a hill of beans after a dreadful rookie campaign.
Jan 24 Defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence continues to rack up accolades following his dominant 2023 campaign. Lawrence was named to the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) All-NFC Team for the second consecutive season. The fifth-year lineman was once again one of the most dominant interior defensive linemen in the NFL this season. He registered 4.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, 21 quarterback hits and two passes defensed to go with his 53 total tackles (32 solo).
the last five NFL Drafts, the New York Giants spent two top-seven overall
draft picks on offensive tackles to bolster their offensive line moving forward.
In 2020, the Giants selected Andrew Thomas fourth overall; in 2022, they drafted
Evan Neal seventh overall.
Jan 22 Special Report - You've had time to shake it off now, wash the 2023 season away clean. You are now ready to move on, forward into the offseason and 2024. Welcome to the Great Reset. Again. We, like general manager Joe Schoen, have to remain focused and vigilant to get the Giants to a better place. Scattershot is not a strategy. But where do we begin? The draft already? Free agency? Coaching? Yes to all of the above, but with restraint.
Jan 21 After finishing last season with All-Pro honors, New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas solidified himself as one of the better tackles in the National Football League. This season, however, Thomas missed a career-high seven games with injuries, the worst of which was a strained hamstring suffered in the team's Week 1 blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Even when he was healthy enough to return, Thomas didn't look quite the same, though Thomas at 50 or 60 percent is probably better than most at or near 100 percent.
Jan 20 The New York Giants have a problem that's beginning to boil over, and their attempts to control the narrative have failed. After months of denying that tension exists inside 1925 Giants Drive, it's now apparent that the environment, as some staffers have suggested, has become toxic. Offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, who has reportedly faced the brunt of Daboll's eruptions, is unhappy. And even if he doesn't land any of the head coaching jobs he's interviewed for, Raanan expects him to take his leave from East Rutherford as well.
Jan 19 The New York Giants haven't been able to build a stable offensive line over the past decade. It's not for a lack of trying. They have dipped continuously into the draft (a league-high five top-100 picks in the past four drafts), dabbled at the top of free agency and even tried to develop talent internally. Nothing has worked. Coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen hired Carmen Bricillo from the Las Vegas Raiders last week as the seventh offensive line coach in the past 12 years for the Giants.
Jan 18 New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen spent much of last offseason trying to add playmakers at the wide receiver spot. He landed Jalin Hyatt in the draft and Parris Campbell in free agency, to mixed results. Let's review the performance of the wide receiver position in 2023, and look ahead to what the position could look like in 2024. The roster Darius Slayton, Wan'Dale Robinson, Jalin Hyatt, Isaiah Hodgins, Sterling Shepard, Parris Campbell.
Jan 17 The Giants are selecting sixth in the upcoming draft. Picking so high and hitting on the selection can be a franchise-altering event. Truly special players can go a long way in changing the trajectory of a team, even if that player is not a quarterback.