NY Giants News
Giants Nation, we’re experimenting with a daily blogroll post to provide you with excellent New York Football Giants information. That being said, which do you prefer, Nation — Giants roll with the site and a simple link to the story… or detailed story quotes provided for each link?
- NJ.com Giants Blog
The name of the site, mixed with a quote about the article, however, without any analysis from GMEN HQ, because it takes up quite a lot of space, even without the commentary. Below, will be several examples of our blog roll, mixed with quotes from the links listed from these great sites:
Giants GM Jerry Reese is worried about his rookie WR’s continuing hamstring problems. “He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and then he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern,” Reese said, referencing Beckham’s absence at OTA’s due to the injury. The Giants first-round pick participated in stretching and warmups on Wednesday, but did not take part in organized drills.
McAdoo’s scheme will apparently make the Giants a pass-focused team, which should help Cruz’ statistical figures. Still, 100 catches and 1,500 yards seems a little outlandish. Cruz has averaged 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns the last two seasons, and that’s about what should be expected of him this year as well, which would put him at low-end WR2 status. And given Giants QB Eli Manning‘s recent comments that he doesn’t feel totally comfortable in the new system, it’s clear that there’s still a learning curve for the Giants to overcome before things start clicking. Cruz is currently ranked 23rd among receivers.
General manager Jerry Reese was active in the offseason. He had to be. The Giants have missed the playoffs in four of the past five years — with one Super Bowl title — and franchise quarterback Eli Manning turned 33 shortly after the 2013 season ended with a 7-9 record.
Q: What has it been like coming into a new locker room and at the same time, you have a new offensive coordinator? How is the energy in the backfield?
A: The feeling in the locker room is good. It’s good to be in a new environment with the Giants. I feel like I want to be here my whole entire career. In terms of the running back group, David (Wilson) just got back and that is a big plus for us. He is so dynamic and fast. You saw him out there running the outside zone. His ability to stop and get moving again is unparalleled. We’re just excited that we are at full strength and we are just going to move forward from here.
Burress hasn’t played in the NFL since appearing in four games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012. It certainly sounds as if he has grown some since his days with the Giants, and that is a good thing. Giants’ fans will always wish the 2008 season, and Burress’s career, had turned out differently. Putting that aside, though, you have to hope he does have his life in order and that his experience can help others.
For those Giants fans with Super Bowl XLIX dreams, here is the script: JPP has a great season and reclaims his form from 2011. Moore emerges as a terrific young pass rusher. Beason playcalls and leads on the field. DRC follows Rolle into veteran excellence. Prince and DRC becomes a terrific set of bookend CBs. Thurmond does a solid job in the slot. The defense becomes a Top 5 unit, buying the offense time to find itself. Holliday helps the team with terrific field position. Offensive mistakes cost the team victories but by the end of the season they have enough wins to make the playoffs. Beatty reclaims his form. Between Walton and Richburg, one of them rises up to the task by season’s end. Schwartz and Pugh ascend to become excellent linemen. Eli and McAdoo are now making small ball magic. Wilson, Jennings, Randle and Cruz are threats. OBJ helps the offense by the end of his rookie year. Anything becomes possible.
Let’s not get too far ahead of reality. So many things need to fall into place. Enjoy the ride.
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LB Jon Beason (foot – PUP) and WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) did not practice.
Beckham aggravated the same hamstring that bothered him in OTA’s and the mini-camp on the first day of practice on Tuesday.
“He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “Obviously there is a concern…This guy has that track speed so hopefully he can get back out there pretty quickly because we’re expecting big things from him.”
“He didn’t go and who knows how long (until he returns),” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said. “Don’t ask me. I have no idea.”
Jameel McClain (foot) returned to practice. “He did well,” Coughlin said. “He came out and practiced and went the whole practice, so I think he’s fine. A little sore, but he was able to go.”
Despite Reese’s lofty expectations for Manning, the two sides have yet to sit down and talk contract. And with the 33-year-old quarterback starring down the final two years of his deal — both with pretty significant cap numbers — his future in New York may, indeed, be determined by his ability (or lack thereof) to “bounce back” as his General Manager expects.
Still, Reese says the potential for a contract extension remains wide open, but it’s just not something worth engaging this early in training camp
In other words, Manning is going to need to show the team he’s still got it if he wishes to see his contract extended beyond the 2015 season.
New York Jets: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Many Jet fans may complain about this mock being unrealistic because it has their team at No. 1 overall, but that would completely ignore the fact that Houston went from a divisional winner to owner of the worst record in the league. New York has very little talent on its roster, and it only made things worse by bringing two terrible characters for the locker room to be the team’s new starting quarterback and running back. The former Eagle quit on his team in 2011 and 2012 (not to mention 2005 in Atlanta, which was embarrassing), while Chris Johnson constantly throws teammates under the bus when he’s not playing well. They will poison the Jets, who will be atrocious by the end of the 2014 season.
It’s a close call between Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston in terms of talent, but the former has a slight edge right now. With most things being equal, Mariota is clean off the field. Winston, meanwhile, has several off-the-field issues that could scare some teams away.
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Training camp continues with practice at 1:20 Thursday afternoon. The practice is open to the public, and running backs and defensive backs are scheduled to sign autographs after the workout.
Both the Cowboys and Redskins are slated to hold their first practices of training camp Thursday. The Eagles will report to camp on Friday.
GIANTS FANS AT GMEN HQ: Conclusion
This has been inside the blogroll experiment at GMEN HQ. Moving into the future, we ARE going to feature our blog roll often. Most importantly, however, we’d like you guys in Giants Nation to be on board with out methods. If you have any suggestions, log in and feel free to share. This is your site, Giants fanatics. Now, we will probably choose the Top Five stories in Giants news and feature them in our write-up tomorrow. But everyday, each member of our blog roll will be listed with the group — it just might not include a specific story. If you’re interested in joining the GMEN HQ blogroll, just contact us and let us know. The best way is probably through our Twitter account @gmenhq.
As you can see, just within our mix of sites, there’s a plethora of Giants news. Be sure to check out each site, but always remember to check back to your Giants Headquarters at GMEN HQ.