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Former New York Giants Scout Doesn’t Believe They Can Compete with Cowboys, Eagles
July 5th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
From 1985 through the 2001 NFL Draft, Greg Gabriel was an area scout for the New York Giants and still considers himself Big Blue at heart. However, now as a contributing member of the National Football Post, Gabriel has set aside his biases and during a recent 2015 season preview,...

New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Just How Bad are Big Blue’s Injury Woes?
July 5th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! We hope you're all recovering well from your 4th of July BBQs, parties and fireworks. Football has entered a true dead period now and there's very little going on across the league. In fact, even Giants 101 may slow down today and take a...

New York Giants DT Jay Bromley Hoping to Benefit from Steve Spagnoulo’s System
July 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It would be an understatement to say that the New York Giants defense struggled last year. In fact, the Giants were in the bottom five with the yards allowed per game and gave up the 10th most points per game. They also struggled against the run as only the Tennessee...

New York Giants’ Jameel McClain Believes Steve Spagnuolo’s Honesty, Character Will Motivate Defense
June 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
For New York Giants linebacker Jameel McClain, the transition into a new defensive system under Steve Spagnuolo hasn't been overly complex. Having experience with his coaching style from their time with the Baltimore Ravens, McClain has eased into the new defense and helped mentor some of the younger players who...

Two New York Giants Make Matt Miller’s “Top 55 Defensive Tackles from 2014″ List
June 29th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The Bleacher Report 1000 has nearly come to a close and only a few defensive positions remain. Among them is the defensive tackle position, which Matt Miller released over the weekend in a Top 55 form. And as fate would have it, two members of the New York Giants cracked...

New York Giants Saturday Morning Storylines: Shane Vereen’s Stock is Already Rising
June 27th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Saturday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to the weekend. While there's plenty of CFL football being played right now (their season opened on Thursday and it really is worth a watch), the NFL is still playing the waiting game and will continue to do so for another four-plus...

New York Giants Friday Morning Storylines: How Will Teams Handle Odell Beckham Jr.?
June 26th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Friday, New York Giants fans! After an unexpectedly busy day in Giants land, things seem to have quieted right down as we enter the weekend. Needless to say, we've all managed to survive the first true football-free week ahead of training camp and only have about four and a...

Would the New York Giants Actually Consider Releasing DE Damontre Moore?
June 24th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Allow us to preface with the following: Under absolutely no circumstances do we see the New York Giants even considering the release of defensive end Damontre Moore, let alone actually going through with it. But at least one team beat writer does -- Nick Powell of The Star-Ledger. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, Powell...

Devon Kennard Named New York Giants’ “Secret Superstar” by Pro Football Focus
June 20th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Midway through minicamp, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo made a very bold statement, saying linebacker Devon Kennard "can be as good as he wants to be." It's the same kind of hype Kennard received a year ago when he burst onto the scene throughout training camp and the...

New York Giants’ Steve Spagnuolo on Jason Pierre-Paul: “He Looks Pretty Elite to Me”
June 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
When Steve Spagnuolo took over as the New York Giants defensive coordinator in 2007, he did so without the luxury of having defensive end Michael Strahan, who was holding out as he weighed retirement. In fact, Strahan didn't return to the team until one week prior to their season opener...

New York Giants Struggling to Find Leadership at the Safety Position
June 16th, 2015 at 1:54 PM
The New York Giants came into the offseason with the intent to either sign Antrel Rolle to a team-friendly deal or to find a slightly younger veteran presence to fill his void. Instead, General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. were unable to accomplish either of those goals, losing Rolle to...

Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry Planning “Receiving Show” Prior to Giants-Dolphins MNF Matchup
June 12th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Former LSU teammates, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., each took the league by storm in 2014. And while Landry's final line is somewhat overshadowed by what Beckham Jr. was able to accomplish -- the laundry list of things he was...

New York Giants Linebacker Jon Beason Says Past Injuries are “Literally a Non-Issue”
June 9th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason may not be participating with his teammates on the field during Organized Team Activities (OTAs), but that doesn't mean he's still dealing with lingering injuries. In fact, Beason declared himself healthy on Monday for the first time in several years, saying he's "ready to...

New York Giants Saturday Morning Storylines: Health is Key for Big Blue Cornerbacks
June 6th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Saturday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to what is expected to be a relatively quiet weekend. Players will likely be away for the next two days, but will return on Monday for the first of what will be the final four Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices -- and...

NFL Network Lists New York Giants Linebackers as “Weakest” in League; Safeties not Much Better
June 5th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
In recent days and weeks, we here at Giants 101 have been raving about the depth the New York Giants have established at the linebacker position. We've also taken note of the development of Devon Kennard, the health of Jon Beason and the potential of both J.T. Thomas and Jonathan...

New York Giants Friday Morning Storylines: What Role Will George Selvie Play?
June 5th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Friday, New York Giants fans! Organized Team Activities (OTAs) have now officially ended for the week, but will resume with the final four practices on Monday. At least one of those four practices will include media availability, but attention will ultimately be turned to mandatory minicamp and whether or...

New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Eli Manning Deserves an Extension Right Now
June 4th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Thursday, New York Giants fans! The one-day break has come and gone -- with Big Blue participating in a charity softball game -- but the team will return to Organized Team Activities (OTAs) today. However, there will be no media availability and following practice the players will then get...

Jon Beason: New York Giants Defense “the Most Complex System I’ve Been In”
June 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
One of the knocks against defensive coordinator Perry Fewell over the previous few seasons was that his defensive schemes were entirely too complex for the players and eventually had to be simplified before things began to take shape. Any hope that would change under the returning Steve Spagnuolo went out...

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is Bulked Up
June 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! Big Blue has a brief practice break today, but will return to East Rutherford on Thursday to resume their Organized Team Activities (OTA) practices. OTAs will then conclude next week with practices on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and their OTA finale on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** In the mean...

New York Giants Check in at No. 22 on Monday Morning Quarterback Offseason Power Rankings
June 1st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The New York Giants have not garnered a lot of love for their roster building this offseason, having already earned only a C+ from ESPN, while also receiving a wide range of NFL Draft grades that center around the high C's to low B's. ***PHOTO1*** That trend continued on Monday when Peter...