You made it. The first Sunday without football is always the roughest, and usually accompanied with a few drinks, but it also means we're that much closer to the NFL Draft. And, hey, there was a little something for everyone on Sunday night: The Grammy's, The Walking Dead and, of course, NFL Network airing America's Game: 2007 New York Giants.
As Giants-related news becomes thin and far between, we at Giants will begin looking ahead to free agency and, yes, the NFL Draft as well. We'll have potential free agent profiles, prospect profiles, interviews and full NFL Combine coverage. But in the mean, we're going to catch you up on a few odds and ends from the world of Big Blue.
The Giants are right to start their youth movement in earnest now. The timing is just right and the history of the franchise shows it. The Giants present-day situation is similar to the one Hall of Fame head coach Bill Parcells faced, shortly after winning his first Super Bowl crown with the G-men in 1986.
A faction of Meadowlands District mayors is threatening to withhold police and other emergency services for next year’s Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, saying they’ve been little compensated for the mounting cost of municipal services at past stadium events.
In response, the New York Giants, co-owner of MetLife Stadium with the New York Jets, and the state Sports and Exposition Authority, landlord of the property, criticized the mayors for not approaching them with their concerns earlier and said they were open to discussions.
Woody Johnson owns the New York Jets, so he's no stranger to making big proclamations. Consider this one, just after the New York area won the bid for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold weather market.
"I like doing things for the first time," Johnson said. "I hope it snows."
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and quickly. And if that sounds mean, that’s just too bad. The reality is there is exactly one untouchable player on the Giants’ roster and he has two Super Bowl MVP trophies. Everyone else on the team is expendable, no matter how much sentiment is involved.
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