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I am the first to admit that I would love all the Giants star players to play their entire careers in blue.

In my time being a fan, starting in the mid-1990s, Michael Strahan, Tiki Barber and Amani Toomer (though he did sign a deal with the Chiefs but was cut before the season) are the only Giants? greats I remember that played their entire careers in New York.

Hopefully, we can say that about Eli Manning some day, but next up on that list is Justin Tuck, to build off the last post by John Fennelly.

Tags: 2014 New York Giants, big blue, Free Agency, giants, Justin Tuck, Linval Joseph, New York Giants, NFL, tuck
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During the Super Bowl, Giants? outspoken safety Antrel Rolle sat next to Packers? free-agent tight end Jermichael Finley, and the two talked about potentially playing together as members of Big Blue.

Rolle commented on what a talented player Finley is and that he could really help the 2014 Giants.

I couldn?t agree more, Antrel.

Tags: 2014 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Ben McAdoo, big blue, brnadon myers, Eli Manning, giants, Green Bay Packers, Jermichael Finley, New York Giants
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Every offseason, teams attempt to address their areas of weakness from the previous season. Sounds pretty simple right?

Well, for the 2014 New York Football Giants, there are so many weaknesses that the team may have to pick and choose which areas to address.

Recently-retired offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride commented on the shuffling of the offensive line this season and how it negatively affected what Eli Manning was able to do.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, Eli Manning, giants, Giants Offensive Line, Kevin Gilbride, nfl draft, NY Giants, Offensive Line
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Giants? offseason coordinator Kevin Gilbride was back at the drawing board this week, desperately trying to get his offensive unit going.

He said it?s been extremely challenging so far but that he and his guys will keep plugging away until something works.

?I think the thing that has been encouraging, yet disappointing, is you see glimpses, so you say we have a shot here,? Gilbride said. ?We?re just not stringing enough of them together and that?s what we have to get better at. That?s that consistency thing and that?s where if you can keep doing the same things over and over, you?re going to limit or reduce the number of errors and you have a much better chance of stringing together those eight to 10-play drives that have been very characteristic of us, but not this year.?

Tags: big blue, david wilson, Eli Manning, giants, Giants Offense, Kevin Gilbride, New York Giants, NFL, NY Giants, offense, offensive coordinator, Victor Cruz
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The long-awaited SNYGiants podcast is finally here! Say hello to the Big Blue BlitzCast, the podcast solely dedicated to NY Giants football.

In Episode One, lead writer John Fennelly is joined by contributors Jim Mancari, Craig Santucci and Lou Musto to discuss the early season woes of Big Blue and how they can avoid their first 0-3 start in the Tom Coughlin/Eli Manning era. The last time the Giants went 0-3 to start the season was 1996.

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Tags: Big Blue BlitzCast, New York Giants, New York Giants Audio, New York Giants Podcasts, Podcasts
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All offseason and preseason, we?ve heard that the Giants will have one of the NFL?s best offenses.

On paper, I?d have to agree.

A quarterback with two Super Bowl M.V.P. awards. Two explosive and dynamic wide receivers. An up-and-coming talented receiver. A running back with blazing speed. Another power running back. And a tight end who led his team last year in receptions.

Tags: big blue, big blue offense, david wilson, Eli, Eli Manning, Giants Offense, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NY Giants, Victor Cruz
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Giants? defensive coordinator Perry Fewell met the media at the conclusion of Big Blue?s minicamp to discuss the state of his defense.

And one theme was apparent throughout the whole 10-minute interview: The only thing that matters is when the pads come on.

But Fewell did say he likes where the unit is right now.

Tags: big blue, Corey Webster, defense, giants, Giants Defense, mark herzlich, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, Terrell Thomas
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It?s been debated non-stop about what the Giants should do about Victor Cruz.

Forbes? John Tamny gives us a financial picture of some potential options.

The Giants have offered Cruz somewhere in the neighborhood of a 5-year deal worth $36 million, with $12 to $15 million of it guaranteed. It?s obviously a lot of money, but (Paul) Schwartz notes that Cruz ?feels he deserves more.?

Tags: big blue, cruz contract, giants, giants cruz, New York Giants, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, Victor Cruz, victor cruz contract
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Assume for a second that the Giants work out a long-term extension for star wideout Victor Cruz.

And also assume that Hakeem Nicks can stay healthy for an entire season ? a big assumption certainly.

But if the above scenarios occur coupled with new roles and additions, the Giants could have one of the top receiving corps in the NFL next season.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, cruz contract, cruz free agent, Eli Manning, giants, giants receivers, Hakeem Nicks, Louis Murphy, NY Giants, offense, passing attack, Editorial Aside, Victor Cruz
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With the recent release of a few veteran players and the potential release of a few more, the Giants may be an overall young team other than the main core.

Tom Coughlin has transformed into a more laid-back coach over the past few years, since he was dealing mainly with the veteran rosters. This helped him gain the respect of his teams, resulting in two Super Bowl championships.

Earlier in Coughlin?s Giants? tenure, he was criticized for his stringent style, which rubbed many players the wrong way.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, coach coughlin, coughlin, giants, nfl draft, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, Tom Coughlin
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What unit stood out last year as the one that needs the most improvement this offseason? It was the Giants? secondary, right?

Countless times, the Giants gave up huge plays in the secondary, especially on third down, which kept the opposing offense on the field.

Big Blue was near the top of the league in giving up passing plays of more than 20 yards. Stevie Brown had a breakout season, but that was pretty much all the positive recognition this unit received.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, big blue, Corey Webster, giants, Linebacker, nfl draft, Offensive Line, Editorial Aside, prince amaukamara, secondary, Stevie Brown
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Unlike years past, the 2012 Giants offensive live experienced a great deal of shuffling.

For the most part as a unit, the line did a good job of protecting Eli Manning. But the performance against the Atlanta Falcons in the 34-0 loss unfortunately cast a shadow over the line?s normally consistent production.

The problem right now the Giants are facing is that the veteran linemen are getting older but are making a ton of money. David Diehl, Chris Snee and David Baas may all be asked to take pay cuts. It would not be a surprise if the Giants chose to move on from Diehl altogether.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, Chris Snee, David BAAS, David Diehl, giants, james brewer, Offensive Line, Editorial Aside, Will Beatty
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Just as the Giants appear slightly uncertain about the future of the receiving corps, that?s how the team likely feels about its tight end situation, though not as concerned over the possibility of losing a Victor Cruz-type player.

Martellus Bennett made significant strides in his first action as a starter this season. He?s a big target with good hands, and though he made a few timely drops, his positive moments outshined the negative.

But like so many impact players on the Giants, Bennett is a free agent. He made around $2 million in 2012, which really was a bargain based on his production.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, Free Agency, giants, martellus bennett, offense, positional analysis, Editorial Aside, tight end
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Giants? safety Antrel Rolle is sometimes accused of doing more talking off the field than playing football on the field. However, that was far from the case this afternoon, as Rolle?s two interceptions paced a dominant defensive performance in Big Blue?s 26-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Rolle?s interceptions were incredibly timely and gave the Giants? offense great field position to put points on the board. Alex Smith, who came into the game with the league?s top quarterback rating (108.7), threw a total of three interceptions on the day after only throwing one in the prior five games.

The 49ers entered this contest as the leading rushing team in the NFL, averaging 196.2 yards per game. And if it was any consolation, San Francisco got off to a fast start offensively both on the ground and through the air.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Alex Smith, Antrel Rolle, big blue, defense, giants, Giants Defense, New York Giants, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, prince amukamara, rolle, rolle defense, sacks, San Francisco 49ers
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Hakeem Nicks will be missing his third straight game this Sunday as he continues to nurse his foot and knee injury. Ramses Barden has also been ruled out due to a concussion.

All of a sudden, an area that was the Giants strength will rely on contributions from a medley of different receivers.

Victor Cruz is a given. After a few timely drops Week 1, he?s bounced back to show that last season was no fluke. However, if the Browns or any other opposing defense focuses on limiting Cruz, Eli Manning will need his other targets to step up.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, big blue, domeik hixon, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-Browns, Giants Offense, Hakeem Nicks, Inactives, jim mancari, Martellus Bennett, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, Ramses Barden, rueben randle, sny, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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The New York Giants are off to a 2-2 start, which pits them in last place in the NFC East. Though two other divisional teams are both 2-2, the Giants own an 0-2 record within the division, which serves as the tiebreaker.

Of course, the team has only played four games, so the standings as of now mean nothing. But hopefully, those early divisional losses won?t come back to haunt Big Blue.

Over the next four weeks, the Giants will get into the heart of a very difficult schedule. After playing three of their first four games in primetime, the team will finally have four straight Sunday games at regular times.

Tags: big blue, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NFC East, Editorial Aside, sa francisco 49ers, wasington redskins
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This Sunday at theMeadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, approximately 60 Giants players and coaches will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Giants Super Bowl XXI championship team.

The coach of that team, of course, was the now legendary Bill Parcells, who spoke with Giants play-by-play man Bob Papa and select Giants season ticket holders today via conference call.

Parcells was a defensive coach his whole career and rarely got involved in the offensive game plan. He didn't have to. He had Phil Simms, another Giants legend, at the helm.

Tags: Big Blue Travel, Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, NFC East, NFL, Phil Simms, Super Bowl XXI
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Our colleague over at Big Blue View, Ed Valentine, posted an interview that freelance sports writer Gail Bahr did with Giants' second-year LB Clint Sintim this week.

May I add that I met Gail for the first time this week and she is one of the classiest and most professional journalists I've met so far in this business......
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