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Sam Madison, the three-time All Pro CB who added swagger late in his career to the Giants' Super Bowl XLII secondary, is back with the big club as an assistant coach this summer.

[sny-box]From Michael Eisen of Giants.com:

Madison called one of his admirers, Giants coach Tom Coughlin, and asked if he could help the Giants? secondary coaches, Peter Giunta and?David Merritt, in training camp. Coughlin quickly gave his consent.

Tags: New York Giants, New York Giants Secondary, Sam Madison
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Expected to participate: Safeties: Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown, Cooper Taylor, Will Hill, Ryan Mundy, Alonzo Tweedy, Tyler Sash CBs: Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara, Terrell Thomas, Aaron Ross, Terrence Frederick, Jayron Hosley, Laron Scott, Trumaine McBride, Junior Mertile, David Caldwell, Charles James

Overview: Old and new faces converge to help reshape the club's most troubled unit. Terrell Thomas returns after back-to-back lost to ACL tears. Aaron Ross lasted just one year in Jacksonville. They released him over the winter and the Giants scooped up their former first-round pick for the league minimum.

Last year's starters, Corey Webster and Prince Amukamara, are going in different directions. Webster was godawful last season, surrendering a slew of big plays. Prince, after two seasons marred by injury, is rounding into a solid pro.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, New York Giants Secondary
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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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Giants? secondary coach Peter Giunta addressed the media Tuesday to discuss the secondary?s performance from this past weekend?s game against the Bengals.

The obvious area of emphasis was the very first drive in which the Giants allowed Andy Dalton to hit A.J. Green on 56-yard touchdown pass in which the secondary looked completely confused.

Stevie Brown was supposed to slide over in coverage, but Corey Webster should have realized, according to Giunta, what was going on as the veteran guy.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Corey Webster, defense, giants, jayron hosley, NY Giants, peter giunta, Editorial Aside, prince amukamara, secondary coach, Stevie Brown
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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride addressed the media Thursday to discuss the offensive game plan heading into the Week 8 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.

The game will be a rematch of the Giants? 24-17 opening night loss, and Gilbride expects the team to play better football this time around.

?I think we?re a little healthier,? Gilbride said. ?I think we can play better.?I think we played better as the game went on; unfortunately we got started slowly. I think they?re very good. I think they have an outstanding pass rush; they went out and spent a lot of money to get two terrific corners.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, bennett, Bradshaw, cowboys, cowboys secondary, Dallas, demarcus ware, giants, gilbride, Kevin Gilbride, martellus, NY Giants, Editorial Aside
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J ? The past doesn?t seem to faze newest Jet Aaron Berry and the future, well, he?ll just take it in stride.

Berry looks the part of a fearsome, ball hawking cornerback who can lay a good lick on a wide receiver and make him think twice about going over the middle of the field to make a catch. There?s ink up and down his arms and Berry has eyes that pierce when he talks, the look of a fearsome player gazing up at you. But that isn?t who Berry is; rather he?s a soft spoken family man who sits quietly in the corner of the locker room and quietly watches as his new teammates walk in and out of the room. There?s a peace about him and a quietness that is rather surprising.

And Berry insists that he?s not the player who was twice arrested this last offseason and summarily cut by the Lions.

Tags: Aaron Berry, cornerback, Main Page, New York Jets, New York Jets Secondary, Player Profile, Editorial Aside
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What had long been a weakness for the Giants? franchise has transformed into a sturdy, if not spectacular unit.? For years, Giants fans had murmured sentiments similar to ?if only we had a secondary, we?d be set.?? Well The Giants have slowly added to their barren secondary to create a deep defensive backfield with considerable upside.

During the 2007 NFL playoffs, something curious happened; former second round pick Corey Webster, who was already a bust in the mind of some fans, suddenly turned into the shut down cornerback the Giants had been missing.? This, coupled with the play of rookie Aaron Ross, seemingly turned the Giants? secondary into a unit that actually put an iota of fear into opposing offensive coordinators.

Although Ross has never regained his rookie form, in part due to nagging injuries, Webster has remained a legitimate starting cornerback.? His performance may have peaked in that 2007 Super Bowl run, but he still gives the Giants a very good cornerstone of their secondary.

Tags: defensive backs, grading, New York Giants, secondary, units
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Yesterday, the Giants ran a drill where DB Coach Dave Merritt threw high passes to receivers, hoping to re-acclimate his shell-shocked unit back into defensing such plays.? Last Sunday, the Giants allowed New Orleans' receivers to win almost every battle for a loose ball, which led to disastrous results.

Had the Giants secondary simply just turned their heads to look back toward the ball, they would have undoubtedly prevented several key, embarrassing plays. By playing the man instead of the ball, they allowed Saints' QB Drew Brees to tantalize Giants fans with his 'jackpot' passes.? (A 'jackpot' pass is one a QB throws hoping his receiver turns in the nick of time to grab it - basically a pass thrown up for grabs).

Last Sunday, Brees hit the jackpot about a dozen times. Had the Giants' secondary been paying closer attention, they would have picked him off or batted him down repeatedly.

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