Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) under center during fist half action against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants: Headlines

New York Giants: News

Welcome to GMEN HQ, it’s Tuesday August 19, and there are a few Giants stories to share with the Nation.

Such as Antrel Rolle being named as the 83rd best overall defender in the NFL by the four letter, Dan Graziano explains:

We’ve ranked every player in the NFL — a top 100 on offense and another on defense — and we’re rolling out the results 20 at a time (10 on offense, 10 on defense) per day. Today brings us players No. 81-90 on either side of the ball, and Rolle checking in at No. 83 on defense offers a chance to reflect on just what he’s turned out to be for the Giants.

How Did Antrel Rolle turn out for the Giants?

Looking at his stats in GIANT blender, he’s done well: 64 starts, 310 tackles, 11 INT’s, 4 FF, 2.5 sacks. That’s definitely notable on paper, keep in mind, those numbers are only from four years with the Giants. Impressive.

As Dan G. points out in his article, Antrel Rolle does more for the Giants than just his free safety / strong safety versatility implies. He’s also a leader, and a player on the team that makes other players more effective on defense. It wouldn’t be surprising at GMEN HQ to learn that Giants Nation wanted to actually see Antrel Rolle ranked a little higher on the list. However, it’s understandable after the down season the Giants had in 2013.

New York Giants: Schwartz vs Richburg

In Kansas City in 2013, Geoff Schwartz played RG well. In New York, they’ve been trying him at left guard, even though RG Chris Snee retired earlier this month. This makes little sense to me. However, I digress. In practice yesterday, the Giants second round pick, Weston Richburg worked with the first team at Left Guard.

Could the Giants be coming to their senses? Or are they simply trying every possible combination up front — to go with the best possible front five on September 8, for Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions at Ford field?.

New York Giants: Rivalry Week?

Legitimate question time… does anyone, anywhere, actually care about the New York Jets? No… okay, didn’t think so. Regardless, your G-Men are taking on the Jets, Friday night and Ed Valentine is offering up a little preview of the preseason match-up.

New York Giants: The Real Diehl

David Diehl, preparing for his first season on the other side, has heard the noise. His suggestion for the tizzed-out is close your eyes, take a deep breath, then point your toes toward the Meadowlands.

“Listen, there’s not a ball Eli doesn’t throw 100 times in practice, there’s not a route he doesn’t go over even more times with wide receivers,” Diehl, who played in front of Manning on the Giants’ offensive line for 10 seasons.

“Yeah, you want to do some things and show some stuff in the preseason but, at the same time, you are not really game planning,” Diehl told me during a phone conversation. “You want to get your base stuff down. You want to get into the flow of the offense and most importantly you want to get guys comfortable playing next to each other.”

Diehl said doubting Manning’s determination to make rookie coordinator Ben McAdoo’s West Coast offense a success would be a mistake.

“The fact Eli had ankle surgery in the offseason and them telling him to be patient and them having to drag Eli off the field and take away reps from him shows you just how determined he is going into this season.”

It’s almost-always great when linemen get into broadcasting and talk about their old team. Usually, especially at first, their takes are genuine and not wrapped in the facade that comes with being in the industry for years. It’s apparent that David Diehl still is a Giants player at heart and can’t really look at Eli Manning without putting away the pride and hope.

Here’s to David Diehl having a successful career after football.

New York Giants: Olympics

Now, we already put out a story on the David Wilson situation. But it’s such a cool story that we’ll give the link and a few tweets again, just to make sure you get that GIANT information:

David Wilson: Training for 2016 Olympics.

New York Giants: Jon Beason

For Giants Nation, this last story is GIANT. The team defense needs Jon Beason healthy and ready to go for the season. It’s a good sign that he’s already saying that he’s really close, but this team needs players like Jon Beason, Prince Amukamara (Groin) and Odell Beckham Jr.(Everlasting Hamstring Saga) to be healthy and on the field ASAP. Without playmakers on both sides of the ball with that level of talent, the season will become a lot more difficult for Big Blue.

Stating the obvious aside, the New York Giants still have two more preseason games to improve their health and overall effectiveness of their new offense. The regular season starts in less than three weeks. Are you ready?

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