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New York Giants Will Allow “War Room” Camera for First Time in Franchise History

May 6th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

For the very first time in franchise history, the New York Giants intend to allow a live NFL Network camera into their "war room" during the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Giants will be one of 16 teams to allow a live camera in their "war room," joining the Houston Texans, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks as part of NFL Network's 51 hours of live draft coverage.

This sort of unprecedented coverage will allow fans to get an inside view of how the team prepares for the draft and the hectic nature of the decision to make picks/agree on trades. At the same time, it's also a drastic shift in organizational secrecy — something far outside the norm for Big Blue, who are generally a team who like to keep a tight and private lid on all things.

Don't expect to hear any inside information or to see a draft board, however. For obvious reasons, that level of insider information is hidden and would only be seen/heard by accident.

The real question is, with their new, leaner stance on privacy, might the Giants end up doing HBO's "Hard Knocks" after all? 

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4 Responses to “New York Giants Will Allow “War Room” Camera for First Time in Franchise History”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Well, I give up. This draft is so scrambled and uncertain that I think it’s impossible to predict what is going to happen. We could have 2-3 quarterbacks selected in the first 15-20 picks, or none. We could see multiple trades made on Thursday. The one thing I’m pretty sure of is that there will be GMs who are “forced” to select a player about whom they harbor real doubts and who they think could cost them their jobs. Go no further than Manziel, Clowney and Lewan. I’d add Evans to that group. Every one of them can become a star, or a huge bust. And no one knows how it will all come out.

    I’m increasingly getting the feeling that unless Manziel gets picked early (which might induce someone else to take Bortles early) that by the time the 12th pick comes around most of the players we all think the Giants should covet will be off the board. I’m just not convinced that teams won’t figure they can get Bortles and Carr late in the round (so might trade up with later picks to get there after making their initial selection a non-QB), and that some might well have others like Tom Savage rated higher than any of the bigger names so will definitely wait for the second round to move on quarterbacks.

    Thursday is looking pretty wild to me. I hope Reese, Ross & Co. manage to get a really good player. Realistically, this MUST be the draft that provides three players who will be important parts of the roster in 2015, taking three of the 22 starting + 2-3 prime rotational positions. If we don’t get that, this will be another failed draft. And this team cannot afford another failed draft. That’s one of the reasons that the pick Thursday has to be a “clean” pick, one with no known warts and without any “project” claims attached. This is not going to be a “JPP-like” pick. It will have to be more of a sure thing. All steak, less sizzle. Because of that, we may all be a bit surprised by the selection. I can see them taking a Martin, or a Clinton-Dix, or a Dennard over someone many think might be more talented but who have some warts that might be minor but might not prove so.

    •  BigBlueGiant says:

      Agreed.

      Personally, i think the picks will be between these players: Martin, Ebron, Evans, Lewen, Gilbert, Dennard, and Donald.

      I don’t see them reaching for Lee or Beckham, unless they trade back for them which is certainly a possibility.

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