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Former Giants great DE Michael Strahan will be one of seven new members inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight. Strahan, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection who played all of his 15 NFL seasons with Big Blue, was voted in earlier this year in his second year of eligibility.

Strahan began his career with the Giants as a second-round draft pick in 1993, Lawrence Taylor and Phil Simms' last season, and ended it with a Super Bowl championship in 2008.

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Michael Strahan has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

In his 15-year career, all with the Giants, Strahan tallied 141.5 sacks, including 22.5 in 2001, which was the single season sack record.

Strahan also had 667 total tackles over his 216 game career.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame will introduce the?newest class of enshrinees during the NFL's?3rd Annual NFL Honors show ?- to air nationally on Saturday, February 1, at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX. The announcement will coincide?with the Class of 2014 appearing on the stage of the renowned Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The 15 modern-day finalists are: K Morten Andersen;?RB Jerome Bettis;?LB Derrick Brooks;?WR Tim Brown;?49ers owner Edward DeBartolo;?Coach Tony Dungy;?LB Kevin Greene;?DE Charles Haley;?WR Marvin Harrison;?OL Walter Jones;?DB John Lynch;?WR Andre Reed;?OL Will Shields;?DE Michael Strahan?DB Aeneas Williams

They are joined by two veteran selections - P Ray Guy and DE Claude Humphrey.

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Michael Strahan made the cut and is among 15 finalists to be named to the National Football Hall of Fame.

Strahan is joined by Morten Andersen, Jerome Bettis, Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, Edward DeBartolo, Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Marvin Harrison, Walter Jones, John Lynch, Andre Reed, Will Shields and Aeneas Williams.

Two senior nominees, Oakland punter Ray Guy and DE Claude Humphrey, were selected as finalists in August by the Hall of Fame's Senior Selection Committee.

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According to Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record (who is in Canton this weekend for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony), Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will be joined by several members of the Mara family in a show of support for former Giants head coach Bill Parcells, who is a member of this year's HOF class....

Team president and co-owner John Mara told The Record that his mother and Coughlin would be among those on a private plane scheduled to leave?Teterboro?Airport immediately following Giants' practice that afternoon.

"We'll give Tom some time to shower," John Mara said with a laugh. "As far as my mother, I asked her the other day if she wanted to go and she said, 'Of course.'

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In Pro Football Focus' pass rush profile of Jason Pierre-Paul, the statistical analysis website breaks down the Giants defensive end and every aspect of his game.

PFF compares JPP of 2011 to the 49ers' Aldon Smith in 2012, explaining there is a direct parallel between both prospects transforming from raw talents to pass-rush phenoms.

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I'm a little bittersweet about yesterday's Hall of Fame announcements, but like any subjective process, it's not perfect. Former Giant coach Bill Parcells made it in while DE Michael Strahan did not.

Congrats to Bill. No worries for Michael, who had to be disappointed, but think of the upside: He can gain election next year when the Super Bowl is held here.

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Former Giant legend Bill Parcells is among seven inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.

Also elected were: Jonathan Ogden, Cris Carter, Larry Allen, Warren Sapp and veteran selections Dave Robinson and Curley Culp.

Giant great Michael Strahan was the only first-year eligible nominee not to be selected.

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Today is the day we find out who gets elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013. The finalists for this year's class are:

First year eligibles: Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden, Michael Strahan, Warren Sapp

Second-year eligibles: Will Shields, Aeneas Williams, Kevin Greene, Edward DeBartolo, Jr.

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Former Giants DE Michael Strahan has been named a finalist for the Hall of Fame

Legendary Giants DE Michael Strahan and former head coach Bill Parcells have been named finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.

Strahan is one of four first-year eligible players on the list along with DT Warren Sapp and OLs Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen.

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Is Eli Manning a Hall of Famer?

I know, such a silly argument. Considering Eli Manning will play at least six more seasons, and already has two Super Bowl MVPs on his mantle, this is a topic to tackle when you're bored. Eli has a lot of football left and plenty of records to rewrite along with accolades to collect. Another Super Bowl win would surely seal it for him, too.

Former teammate and ESPN studio analyst Tim Hasselbeck discusses whether Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer.

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Parcells and Young Also on List of 27 Hopefuls

From the Pro Football Hall of Fame....

Six first-year eligible candidates, guard/tackle Larry Allen, kicker Morten Andersen, safety John Lynch, tackle Jonathan Ogden, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, and defensive end Michael Strahan are among the 27 semifinalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?s Class of 2013.

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New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty cracked Pro Football Focus' list of the most valuable players at their position given their salaries.

Beatty, who will earn $800,000 in 2012, is ranked as the No. 5 left tackle in the league, according to the statistical analysis website. Here's what else they had to say:

It has been an encouraging starting tenure for Beatty, and while he missed the early portion of the season hurt, he?s been a big asset since coming into the Giants lineup. He?s currently ranked as our fifth ranked left tackle in the league and given up just a quarterback pressure for every 23.9 snaps he?s in pass protection.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul earned the recognition as the 4-3 defensive end. Pierre-Paul, who leads the Giants in sacks again this season, will earn $2.5 million this season

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This Giants team ? the team that went to Dallas and won one of the wildest games of this NFL season against the Cowboys on Sunday ? is the best Giants team yet, the most complete Giants team yet. This is the Giants team that has the best chance of standing apart and being remembered as not just a good team, but a dominant team.
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We're gonna take a page out FOX News' book and say on this next topic: We report, you decide.

FOXSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock writes that Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin is not Pro Football Hall of Fame fodder and his decisions last Sunday in Philadelphia sealed that:

Coughlin?s coaching cost the Giants a valuable road win. Sunday?s game demonstrated exactly why Coughlin isn?t a Hall of Fame coach. He has never built and/or guided the best team in football. He?s coached two teams that have backed into the playoffs and gotten hot at the right time. Coughlin?s resume pales in comparison to Jimmy Johnson, Tom Flores, Mike Shanahan and George Seifert. Johnson, Flores, Seifert and Shanahan ? all two-time Super Bowl winners ? are not in the Hall of Fame. In fact there?s only one two-time-winning, two-time-appearing Super Bowl coach in Canton. Vince Lombardi.

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Former Giant defensive end Michael Strahan is one of?13 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The announcement came down this afternoon.

From?profootballhof.com:

Hall of Fame bylaws require that a player or a coach must have last been active at at least five full seasons before being eligible for consideration. There are 13 individuals among the 2013 modern-era nominees who are eligible for the first time:?

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The Giants can't really afford to start this season 0-2, but if history has taught us anything it's that the regular season is all about getting to the postseason. Opening the season 0-2 would not be the end of the world, providing they they lose no more than four of their remaining 14 games. They've gone this route before.

After gift-wrapping an opening night win for the Cowboys, the Blue will be trying smack down a young, feisty Tampa Bay group that features the twin brother of their greatest offensive player (Ronde Barber) and the brother of their new TE (Michael Bennett).

The Bucs also come in with a new head coach (Greg Schiano), a New Jersey native who is very familiar with Giants football.?Not to mention they Bucs' new OC is Mike Sullivan, who coached under Tom Coughlin here for eight seasons and knows where all the silverware is hidden.

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Bill Parcells, the man responsible for resurrecting several NFL franchises - including this year's two Super Bowl participants - was shunned by Pro Football Hall of Fame voters today.

This year's inductees are: center Dermontti Dawson, defensive end/linebacker Chris Doleman, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, running back Curtis Martin, tackle Willie Roaf and veteran selection Jack Butler, who played cornerback for the Steelers in the 1950's.

Both the Giants' Tom Coughlin and New England's Bill Belichick are direct descendants of Parcells' coaching tree. ?Both men had high praise for their old boss this week.

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In a special ceremony the day before Super Bowl XLVI, NFL Network will announce the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinees on Saturday, February 4 at 5:30 PM ET on Road to Canton: Pro Football Hall of Fame: Class of 2012 presented by Allstate.

Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012 are Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Jack Butler, Cris Carter, Dermontti Dawson, Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Chris Doleman, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Bill Parcells, Andre Reed, Willie Roaf, Will Shields, Dick Stanfel, and Aeneas Williams. For more information, please visit www.profootballhof.com.

From our man at Capital New York, Greg Hanlon...

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The new CBA, unanimously ratified this past Monday by the players and owners, has resulted in a flurry of free agent signings and trades that have created an unprecedented onslaught of movement the NFL has never experienced. Across the board, general managers have been forced to part ways with veterans previously deemed inexposable, in an effort to shrink salary cap space and rapidly prepare their teams for the upcoming season via this shortened offseason.

For the Giants, locker room favorites Shaun O'Hara and Rich Seubert found themselves on the wrong end of this movement, as the Giants were forced to cut cap space in an effort to try and retain young talent while also evaluating the deep free agent pool created by the new labor agreement. (..more)

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Are there any "safe" picks in the upcoming NFL Draft? We think so, and we've told you several of them over the past few weeks.

By "safe" we mean solid character. Guys that are going to be model citizens wherever they land.

The gang over over at Pro Football Weekly agrees with some our choices. JJ Watt and Ryan Kerrigan have no shot at being Giants, but they will be impact players somewhere in this league, I grant you that.....

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With the?lockout deadline less than 24 hours away, much of the public does not understand what will happen once the deadline passes.

The two sides will continue to negotiate, but a physical lockout of players may never come to pass. The two sides can agree to extend the current deal until a new one is reached and hammer out the differences behind the scenes.

That seems unlikely, but?Colts' owner?Jim Irsay (right) said yesterday that?the owners have yet to vote on whether to lock the players out on March 4th. That, along with the escalated negotiations, is a positive sign.

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Don't miss our NFL Combine and NFL Lockout Special!

Our colorful cadre of co-hosts will join John Fennelly and Dr. Football for 90 minutes of informative, entertaining and candid NY Football talk tonite at 8pm on Blog Talk Radio

Click HERE to visit our Show Page and listen

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GFB Senior Writer and Editor John Fennelly co-hosted a radio program on Blog Talk Radio last night - Pro Football NYC - a show that covers both Jets and Giants material. Also on the show were GFB Contributors Dan Orlando, Craig Santucci, Rich Resch and Dan Benton. The show debuted last nite amongst heavy competition and got stellar ratings.

Listen below

Listen to internet radio with Football Reporters on Blog Talk Radio

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Giants Football Blog is continuing its effort to expand our coverage to meet the needs of our readers.

This fall, in addition to being on the beat with the Giants, we are adding several features that we believe you will enjoy:

Rich Resch, a long-time contributor, will be writing a fantasy football column several days per week.  I, above all people, will enjoy this feature since I have been playing fantasy since the mid-'80's and am personally responsible for many of the elements you see in today's versions of the game.

GFB staff will participate in a radio program on Blog Talk Radio beginning Wednesday, Aug 18th.  The show - Pro Football NYC - is being produced by the good folks over at Football Reporters Online and will include several top Jets bloggers as well.  The combination of the fan bases and experts on both teams, with a few high=profile guests thrown in will make for an extremely interesting and entertaining show....

We will also begin to provide feedback and updates on video games (such as Madden 11), TV, radio and Media analysis and the best post-game analysis of any blog on the net.

I know you will enjoy these new features.

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"Good Guy" Feagles May Get Long-Awaited Distinction

The NFL has had some great punters. In the 1970's there was Raiders' Ray Guy, who could boot the ball to the moon. He is considered the forerunner of all things punting in this league, and is the odds-on favorite to become the first punter to earn enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Except, it hasn't happened yet.

Guy has been eligible for enshrinement since 1991 but has never garnered enough votes to gain entrance. The collective school of thought is that if Guy does not make the Hall of Fame, then no punter should.

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