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New York Giants’ Justin Pugh: “No Doubt, I Am Playing This Week”
December 4th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
As injuries continue to mount for the New York Giants, who now have 20 players on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR), at least one player is fighting hard to return. And when speaking to the media on Wednesday, offensive lineman Justin Pugh (quad) guaranteed he will return to the field on...

New York Giants Sign Offensive Lineman Michael Bamiro to Practice Squad
November 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants officially announced on Wednesday that they have signed offensive lineman Michael Bamiro to their practice squad. ***PHOTO1*** Bamiro, who stands at 6'8'' and weighs 340 lbs., spent the 2013 season as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad after being signed as an undrafted rookie free agent...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh, Cullen Jenkins & Jacquian Williams Out Vs. Dallas Cowboys
November 21st, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants released their final Week 12 injury report on Friday afternoon, and to no one's surprise, the team has officially listed offensive lineman Justin Pugh (quad), defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. ***PHOTO1*** With Pugh sitting out,...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh Unlikely to Play on Sunday Night Vs. Dallas Cowboys
November 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the returning Geoff Schwartz is listed as a possible option to play at right tackle for the New York Giants when they take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** Schwartz is being listed because the Giants normal starting right...

New York Giants’ Geoff Schwartz Could Play Right Tackle Vs. Dallas Cowboys
November 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
As the New York Giants look to make what's left of this season a positive one, they appear to be getting some late good news with the long-awaited return of offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz. ***PHOTO1*** Schwartz was one of the big prizes the Giants picked up this offseason in free agency and...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh Suffers Quad Injury; Tom Coughlin Surprised He Couldn’t Continue
November 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
In a year plagued with seemingly endless injuries, it should come as no real surprise that the New York Giants lost another player in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. This time the loss came by way of offensive lineman Justin Pugh, who was forced to exit the...

Did Pittsburgh Steelers Leave Offensive Blueprint for New York Giants to Use Against Indianapolis Colts?
October 31st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
During their Week 8 bye week, the New York Giants had the advantage of sitting back and watching how their Week 9 opponents, the Indianapolis Colts, would fare against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. What they saw was startling to say the least, as the Steelers offense erupted for...

New York Giants’ Will Beatty: Offensive Line Still Searching for an Identity
October 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
For the second week in a row, the New York Giants offensive line continues to be one of the problems as to why the team is not winning football games. ***PHOTO1*** While they were able to keep Eli Manning upright and off his back against the Dallas Cowboys unlike the six sacks...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh: That was, Hands Down, the Worst Game I’ve Ever Played
October 13th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
Three weeks after the offensive line of the New York Giants had looked like they finally turned themselves around and got back on track, the same issues that plagued them all throughout last year just reared their ugly heads again on Sunday night. ***PHOTO1*** After allowing just seven sacks through the first...

New York Giants’ Will Beatty, Larry Donnell Named to PFF First Quarter All-Star Team
October 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
With a quarter of the NFL regular season now in the books (can you believe it went by that fast?), Pro Football Focus decided to take a look at the premiere players league-wide and subsequently released their First Quarter All-Star Team. ***PHOTO1*** Of the many players who made the list, only two...

New York Giants’ Will Beatty Proving Last Year was ‘Anomaly,’ Ready to Face Mentor Osi Umenyiora
September 30th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Last year, the weakest link of the New York Giants offensive line was the one they paid the most money to keep around in free agency in Will Beatty, who allowed 13 sacks and if not for that new five-year contract, would have likely found himself cut after his horrendous...

Tom Coughlin Sees New York Giants Offensive Line Coming Together at Right Time
September 29th, 2014 at 10:55 AM
The New York Giants offensive line seemed to be a major problem over the last two years; especially last year when they got Eli Manning sacked a career high 39 times in 2013. ***PHOTO1*** Early on in 2014, the line looked like they were going to have the same issues again carrying...

New York Giants’ Offensive Line Slowly Becoming a Team Strength
September 25th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The offensive line -- many have considered this the Achilles' Heel of the New York Giants over the years. But an aging offensive line has been phased out this year in favor of younger talent and experienced free agents. Unfortunately, injuries to prized free agent acquisition guard Geoff Schwartz and...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh: Offensive Line Thrives on Being Doubted
September 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
They looked terrible throughout the preseason, awful in a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions, better in a Week 2 loss against the Arizona Cardinals and outstanding in a Week 3 victory over the Houston Texans. It's been a slow evolution for the New York Giants' offensive line, but...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh: I was Punched in the Face and Got Penalized for It
September 15th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
If there was ever a time to get on the referees for making bad calls, it was the unsportsmanlike conduct call they gave to Justin Pugh on Sunday in the New York Giants' 25-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** In the opening drive of the second half, Pugh and Cardinals defensive...

Bob Papa: New York Giants Will Need to Rely on Running Game as Passing Game Develops
September 8th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
This past weekend, long-time New York Giants broadcaster Bob Papa expressed his views about the future and potential of the Giants for the 2014 season. ***PHOTO1*** "One of the battle cries of head coach Tom Coughlin from really last year's draft moving forward was for this team to be more physical at...

Giants 101 Partners with NRG Energy for 2014 NFL Season
September 7th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
As the first Sunday of the 2014 regular season officially gets underway, we here at Giants 101 are proud to announce our partnership with NRG for the upcoming season. ***PHOTO1*** NRG, which has been the official energy provider of MetLife Stadium and the New York Giants since 2011, also sponsors Big Blue...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh Says Revamped Offensive Line is Motivated to Prove Doubters Wrong
September 4th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
New York Giants second-year offensive lineman Justin Pugh sat down for a brief interview on NFL AM Tuesday morning to discuss his outlook on the team's mission for 2014. One of the first questions thrown his way was about how the offense performed during the preseason. When asked about his...

Geoff Schwartz Injury Highlights Continued Concerns with New York Giants Offensive Line
August 24th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Most New York Giants fans can attest that their main concern over the last few years is the team’s offensive line. Over the last several offseasons, the team has time and time again overlooked the offensive line in favor of another position. It wasn’t until the 2013 offseason did the...

New York Giants’ Cooper Taylor Will Need Surgery on Foot; James Brewer Out Vs. Jets
August 20th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor was hoping to go the route of linebacker Jon Beason after suffering a sesamoid fracture in his foot last week, but head coach Tom Coughlin revealed on Wednesday that's not going to be the case. Rather, Taylor's fracture requires surgery and will likely land...