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New York Giants Friday Morning Storylines: Steve Weatherford Sees Significant Offensive Improvement
July 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Friday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to Independence Day weekend. It's a good thing you're free over the next several days because there won't be a darned thing happening in the NFL. Except here at Giants 101, of course. But you'll have to visit on both Saturday and...

Eagles’ Jason Kelce, Who Called Tom Coughlin ‘Stupid’ in 2014, Now Taking Aim at Steve Weatherford
June 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Trash talk between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles -- even during the summer months -- is nothing new. In fact, the only thing surprising about it is how toned down it's been this year. And perhaps that's why Eagles center Jason Kelce is grasping at straws and taking...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford: Philadelphia Eagles Have a Quarterback Problem
June 28th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The NFL regular season is nearing and that was never more evident than on Saturday when New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford, during a WFAN interview with Boomer & Carton, offered his honest and blunt assessment of the Philadelphia Eagles and their situation at quarterback. ***PHOTO1*** Using a car metaphor, Weatherford broke...

New York Giants QB Eli Manning Explains What “Giants Pride” Means to Him
June 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
When the New York Giants make their way from the locker-room to the field on gameday, each player has to pass the infamous "Giants Pride" sign. Most players tap the sign in an effort to remind themselves about what they're playing for, but the message itself is interpreted differently for...

Six New York Giants, Led by QB Eli Manning, Named to NFL Network’s All-NFC East Team
June 20th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
With NFL minicamps now in the rear-view mirror and a five-week break from football ahead, NFL Network decided it was an appropriate time to announce their All-Division Teams from across the league. And not just any All-Division Teams, mind you. But All-Division Teams made up of current rosters -- rookies...

Tom Quinn: Dwayne Harris Will Be “Big Four” Player for New York Giants on Special Teams
June 17th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
When the New York Giants signed Dwayne Harris earlier this offseason, they did so with the intentions of him playing a significant role in 2015. And now that we're midway through the team's mandatory minicamp, the full scope of Harris' role is beginning to come a bit more into focus. ***PHOTO1*** Toward...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford “Very Fortunate to Be Alive” After Surviving Serious Car Crash
June 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
There's no downplaying the significance of what New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford went through over the weekend -- from the highest of highs to some pretty terrifying lows -- but there's also no denying that it feels like the entire ordeal was scripted in Hollywood: Superstar NFL athlete leaves wife...

Giants’ Steve Weatherford Survives Serious Car Accident Without a Scratch; Proves He’s Superhuman
June 1st, 2015 at 6:30 AM
Have you ever believed or thought to yourself that New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford is superhuman? If you have, you may be onto something and his experience over the past 24 hours could very well be proof of exactly that. ***PHOTO1*** Early on Sunday, Weatherford's wife, Laura, gave birth to a...

Jason Pierre-Paul, Steve Weatherford not Participating in New York Giants’ Organized Team Activities
May 27th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
Not that it will come as any real surprise to anyone, but defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was expectedly absent when the New York Giants rook the field on Wednesday morning for the start of their Organized Team Activities (OTAs). ***PHOTO1*** Pierre-Paul, who was designated as the Giants' franchise player earlier this offseason,...

New York Giants’ Organized Team Activities Officially Begin: What to Watch For
May 27th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Organized Team Activities (OTAs) officially begin for the New York Giants on Wednesday and their very first practice is scheduled to begin at 11:20 AM EDT (which, of course, really means 11:15 AM EDT). It will be the first of the 10 allowed OTA practices and the very first with...

New York Giants Among Teams That Voted in Favor of PAT Change; Josh Brown Weighs In
May 20th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
On Tuesday, NFL owners officially voted in favor of a new point after attempt (PAT) system for the 2015 season -- just the 2015 season for now. As part of the overhaul, extra points will now be snapped from the 15-yard line (making it a 33-yard extra point), while two-point...

Giants 101 Writers’ Round Table: What’s the Hold up Between Eli Manning, New York Giants?
May 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It's been many, many years since Giants 101 conducted a "Writers' Round Table," but due to popular demand, it's back! So each week leading up to the season, we will open up the website (and social media) for reader questions regarding the New York Giants. But allow us to preface:...

Tom Quinn Doesn’t Rule Out Odell Beckham Jr. Returning Punts for New York Giants
May 10th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In an ideal world, New York Giants fans would love to see the team keep star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. away from return work because of the risk of injury, but nothing has been determined yet. ***PHOTO1*** During the offseason, the G-Men picked up return man Dwayne Harris, who is also...

2015 NFL Draft: Grading Each New York Giants Selection
May 9th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
Even when the NFL Draft is over, everyone still loves to talk about it. Many fans are extremely happy with what New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese and his staff were able to do during Draft weekend and even the media has also had mostly good things to say...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Wins Jefferson Award for His Public Service
May 8th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
As Steve Weatherford heads into his 10th season in the NFL, he has already accomplished winning a Super Bowl. And although the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in the 2011 season may be his greatest accomplishment on the field, Weatherford’s contributions off the field are something he is...

New York Giants Liken Sixth-Round Pick Geremy Davis to Ex-Eagles WR Jason Avant
May 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 AM
New York Giants wide receiver Geremy Davis couldn't have a better group of guys to learn from upon entering the league following the NFL Draft, and he's already drawing some comparisons to fellow receiver Jason Avant. ***PHOTO1*** Davis, who is likely to be used as a special team player in his first...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford: “Pieces are in Place” for Rebound in 2015
April 29th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford remembers what it was like to be a college kid trying to do the impossible and be drafted into the NFL. For him, it was in 2006 when he had the opportunity. ***PHOTO1*** Ultimately Weatherford would go the way of many college punters as an undrafted...

New York Giants Return to Work as Offseason Workout Program Begins: Player Reactions
April 20th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Football is back! Kind of. The New York Giants begin their voluntary offseason workout program today and it appears there won't be many empty seats. For the past few days, players have been sharing their excitement via social media, expressing their eagerness to get back to East Rutherford and their...

New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Shares Opinion on Team’s Biggest Draft Needs
April 20th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Everyone has an opinion about what the New York Giants need to do in the upcoming NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30, and punter Steve Weatherford is just the latest to give his view on the team's biggest draft needs. ***PHOTO1*** While answering questions from fans, Weatherford was asked what he thought...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Helping to Pay for Jersey City Prom
April 4th, 2015 at 12:55 PM
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford delivered a surprise of the ages for students in the Auditorium of William L. Dickinson High School this week, and when the punters face appeared on the screen through a skype call there was a sense of jubilation that spread throughout the Auditorium. ***PHOTO1*** Weatherford announced...