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Baltimore Ravens Sign Ex-Giants CB Aaron Ross Following His Tryout
June 20th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Originally just an invitee vying for a spot among many others, former New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross spent mini-camp with the Baltimore Ravens on a tryout basis. And with his former coach, Steve Spagnuolo, overseeing him and his former teammate, Sam Madison, also on the sidelines, Ross performed well...

Ex-Giants CB Aaron Ross Will Join Baltimore Ravens During Mini-Camp on Tryout Basis
June 16th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Unlike his former teammate Terrell Thomas, who continues to struggle in his quest for NFL employment, cornerback Aaron Ross has been given the opportunity to earn himself a job as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. ***VIDEO1*** The former New York Giants cornerback and two-time Super Bowl champion will join his former...

Would Steve Spagnuolo Be a Likely Replacement Option for New York Giants If Perry Fewell Leaves?
January 6th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
On Monday, current New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will have his first interview for a head coaching vacancy in a few years as he will meet with Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen of the Washington Redskins.  The Redskins' job opened up the day after their 20-6 defeat at the...

Who Could Take the Giants’ Head Coaching Job Next If 2013 is the End for Tom Coughlin?
August 8th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Before this week, you would never suspect the end being near for New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. Yet, this week, the mention of that r-word came up again in the media. Earlier this week, we at Giants 101 touched on the possibility of Coughlin retiring and calling it a...

New York Giants DC Perry Fewell on Current Defense: “I Really Like This Unit”
June 13th, 2013 at 3:04 PM
In 2012, the New York Giants had the number 31 ranked defense in the entire league, which was a big reason why they finished 9-7 and out of the playoffs. Late in the season, the team struggled to find any consistency and they really struggled to stop teams like the...

Baltimore Ravens Hire Steve Spagnuolo as Senior Defensive Assistant
May 4th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
Any remaining New York Giants fans who were hopeful Steve Spagnuolo would return to Big Blue can now stop holding their breath. More than three months after being fired by the New Orleans Saints, the Super Bowl XLII winning defensive coordinator has been hired by the Super Bowl XLVII champion...

Carolina Panthers’ Ron Rivera: New York Giants’ Perry Fewell Should Be an NFL Head Coach
February 18th, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Despite the Rooney rule, minority hiring was non-existent this offseason, with 15 potential candidates being passed over for various head coaching and General Manager positions. It's a situation that does not sit well with Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, who also happens to be one of the few remaining...

New York Giants Won’t Change Defense for New Wave of College-Style Offenses
January 27th, 2013 at 3:32 PM
The NFL is an ever-evolving league in which challenging the norm can often bring about mockery and ridicule. When Denver Bronco's head coach John Fox drew up an option-style offense for quarterback Tim Tebow, most people around the NFL called it a gimmicky method that would not solve Denver's long-term...

Steve Spagnuolo Fired by New Orleans Saints: Will New York Giants Pursue Him?
January 25th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
The New Orleans Saints fired defensive coordinator Steve Spaguolo, who was unable to take an already lackluster defense and transform them into a productive unit, on Thursday evening. In fact, the Saints defense finished 2012 as the worst statistical defense in NFL history, giving up over 7,000 yards of total...

New York Giants’ Coaching Tree Has Many Branches Across NFL
December 9th, 2012 at 6:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** To know the G-Men is to love them. To really have knowledge of the New York Football Giants is to also realize that the Big Blue branches reach far beyond the organization itself. Last post-season, late owner Wellington Mara’s wife Ann Mara passed a humorous comment during her stay near...

New York Giants Looking to Capitalize on Home Field Advantage Against New Orleans Saints
December 6th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
The New York Giants have seen some lopsided battles when playing the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome. Their last two meetings resulted in losses by large margins, including a 48-27 drumming in 2009 and a 49-24 beating last season. The Giants are hoping that playing at home this Sunday...

New Orleans Saints’ Steve Spagnuolo: Eli Manning? Yeah, He’s Elite
December 5th, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Due to a few poor games earlier this season, the status of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was once again called into question. Forget the two Super Bowl MVP's and numerous franchise records, the real question was (and remains): is he elite? Well, old friend and current New Orleans...

Roger Goodell Makes Example of Saints, Hands Down Worst Punishment in NFL History
March 21st, 2012 at 1:16 PM
The punishment for "Bounty-Gate" has just been handed down, and as expected, it is the worst and most costly punishment in the history of the National Football League - cumulatively worse than Spy-Gate. Commissioner Roger Goodell pulled no punches as he slammed the New Orleans Saints and former defensive coordinator...

World Champion New York Giants Will Host 2012 Opening Day in Metlife Stadium
February 6th, 2012 at 10:46 AM
The New York Giants will kick off the 2012 season in the annual Thursday night battle on NBC which is hosted by the defending world championship team. In 2008, the Giants drew the Washington Redskins after their 2007 Super Bowl run and came away victorious. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants have a slew of...

New York Giants Defense: Fewell ’11 or Spags ’07?
January 28th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Change is good. Perry Fewell and the entire New York Giants defense is recent proof. They’re a huge part of why the 2011 New England Patriots are revisiting why they “can’t bear to watch Super Bowl XLII Highlights.” ***PHOTO1*** Here’s a query: Fewell’s recent schemes with the back seven or Steve Spagnuolo’s...

Steve Spagnuolo Reflects Back On the New York Giants’ Magical 2007 Season
January 14th, 2011 at 12:15 PM
In a recent interview with The New York Daily News about how to attack a Bill Belicheck/Tom Brady led team, ex- Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo reflected back on some of the decisions that led to the opportunity to face The Patriots in Superbowl XLII. St. Louis Rams head football coach...

Zone 101: The Difference Between Traditional Zone Defense and the Tampa 2
December 10th, 2010 at 5:24 PM
This is a guest article written by long-time Giants 101 reader and New York Giants fan Mike D'Emo (aka demo3356) Since the hiring of Perry Fewell this off season there has been much discussion and concern around G101 about the Tampa 2 defense and its implementation with our beloved New York...

New York Giants Fans: Take A Breath, it’s Just Preseason!
August 30th, 2010 at 5:09 PM
The fear, disgust and loss of faith that have snowballed over the course of the Giants' sluggish preseason culminated in a deafening roar after the putrid showing in Baltimore on Saturday night, with Giants fans taking to Facebook, Twitter, message boards, and of course the G101 comments section to predict...