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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...

New York Giants Beginning to Experiment with Different Offensive Line Combinations
August 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
As the New York Giants offensive line continues to struggle midway through the preseason, head coach Tom Coughlin, offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty decided to mix things up a bit during Tuesday's practice. In addition to having the line take reps in their normal alignment,...

New York Giants’ Justin Pugh Believes Offense not Far Off from Being Very Successful
August 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Despite sporting a record of 3-0, the New York Giants first team offense has struggled so far this preseason. And with Big Blue already under pressure to learn a new offensive system while getting ready for the 2014 season, they also have the added pressure of avoiding a troubled start...

Will Beatty, Trumaine McBride to Play for New York Giants on Saturday Vs. Indianapolis Colts
August 13th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Both Will Beatty and Trumaine McBride have yet to play in the preseason for the New York Giants as both players were recovering from offseason surgeries. ***PHOTO1*** Both Beatty and McBride, after missing the first two games, will make their preseason debut this Saturday for the Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium against...

New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Challenges ESPN’s Dan Graziano to Meet Him on Field
August 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
In the world of social media, it's a near impossibility for a professional athlete to not see the articles being written about them. And as much as some of them try to avoid the papers, talk radio, SportsCenter and blogs, every now and again something slips through the cracks. Such...

New York Giants’ Will Beatty, Kelcy Quarles Ruled Out Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
August 7th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in their second preseason game this coming Saturday night, and already a number of players have been ruled out. ***VIDEO1*** In addition to linebacker Jon Beason, who is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, head coach Tom Coughlin says...

Roger Goodell Does not Rule Out Possible Suspension for New York Giants OL John Jerry
August 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell previously stated that John Jerry would not face a league suspension for his involvement in the Miami Dolphins BullyGate scandal. But while speaking to the media on Friday night prior to the Pro Football Hall of Fame dinner, Goodell flip-flopped on his previous stance and would...

New York Giants Place Troy Kropog on IR; Sign Adam Gress
August 1st, 2014 at 1:15 PM
The New York Giants announced on Friday that they have placed offensive lineman Troy Kropog on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR) with a foot injury. In a corresponding roster move, the team has signed tackle Adam Gress to replace Kropog on their 90-man roster. ***VIDEO1*** Kropog, who was a fourth-round pick of the...