Earlier this week, former Colts DE Dwight Freeney -- a native New Yorker who grew up a fan of Big Blue -- said it would be a dream to suit up for the Giants.
In regard to going after Dwight Freeney, Reese said the Giants "investigate everything."
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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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Victor Cruz v. the Eagles secondary
Hakeem Nicks missed last week v. Carolina, but the Giants passing game didn't miss a beat. But a lot of the Giants' success had to do with the porous Panthers secondary.
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Will Beatty, did he practice?"He?s back on the shelf. He?s back in the training room."
Any idea if he?ll be available?"I have no idea."
The Giants had one of the league?s most prolific offenses last season, ranking ninth in points per game (24.6), fifth in pass yards per game (295.9) and eighth in total yards per game (385.1). These metrics are impressive, but let us not ignore Big Blue?s putrid rushing yards per game average (82.1), good for last in all of football.
The departure of Brandon Jacobs?and his accompanying 152 carries and 571 rushing yards?to the San Francisco 49ers only figured to further debilitate an already feeble ground game, leaving the Giants in danger of reclaiming their spot as the league?s worst rushing team. Help arrived at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the form of 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back David Wilson, a shifty speedster from Virginia Tech who immediately slides into the No. 2 spot on the Giants running back depth chart.
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In the seven years since the Giants traded their first-round pick to San Diego in the wow-that-worked-out-pretty-well Eli Manning deal, they've drafted a defensive player with their first pick every year except 2009, when they took Hakeem Nicks. None of those draft choices can be qualified as busts, as Corey Webster (2005), Mathias Kiwanuka (2006), Aaron Ross (2007), Kenny Phillips (2008), Nicks (2009), Jason Pierre-Paul (2010), and Prince Amukamara (2011) have all been contributors on at least one of Big Blue?s two 21st century SuperBowl title teams. (Note: Webster was technically a second round pick, but the Giants? first pick of the 2005 draft nonetheless.)
Although defense has been the norm in recent years, predicting what the Giants will do with this year?s first-round pick is no easy task. Jerry Reese tends to stray away from addressing immediate needs early on in the draft. He is a strict believer in the ?best player available philosophy?, preferring to stock talented players for the future--even if those players are not ready to make an impact right away.
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As per Giants.com.....
The procedure will be performed by Donald J. D'Amico, MD, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. A timeframe for Beatty's recovery will be established following his post-operation consultation with Dr. D'Amico.The Giants are uncertain at this juncture how long Beatty's recovery will take. The team will most likely use Stacy Andrews at tackle in Beatty's absence. There is also the possibility that David Diehl will be moved back to LT.
Before kick off on Sunday the New York Giants ranked #13 in passing offense; however 3rd in the their own division.?? The rushing offense gets worse.?? The Giants were ranked 24th in the NFL and 3rd in the NFC East.? After Sunday's loss to Seattle running the ball continues to be a problem.
The tough, durable and productive offensive line that the Giants have had since 2005 has all but disappeared.? Ahmad Bradshaw the featured back in the Giants? offense has not had a 100 yard rushing game this season and only 1 game over 60 yards.
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Jason Pierre-Paul, last season's first round pick, is expected to be a big part of the Giants' pass rush, a unit that needs to carry the defense if the team is to be successful. But with Mathias Kiwanuka one hit from the infirmary, and Osi Umenyiora exploring trades and knee surgery, JPP could find himself in a starting role opposite Justin Tuck. Either way, he'll need to produce.
With Beatty and Pierre-Paul being two of the top players to watch this pre-season, it's quite convenient that you don't even have to turn your head to watch the two battle it out in training camp. That's because JPP and Beatty have been taking part in what CBS Sports' Alex Raskin calls the best matchup of training camp.
This move is not a surprising, considering Diehl's play last year and the release of Rich Seubert. Still, some people will be very concerned about playing the unproven youngster Beatty at the most important position on the line. Those are legitimate concerns, but I believe it's time to let Beatty sink or swim, unless the Giants are going to bring in another tackle.
Worst case scenario: Beatty fails and the Giants move Diehl back to tackle, where he is capable but below average. Best case scenario: Diehl is a beast as an interior lineman, and Beatty finally fulfills his potential.
WIth those considerations in mind however, it is very unlikely that Madison Hedgecock will be let go even if he does come back fully healthy. Why is this? The Giants have a complete lack of depth at the TE position. Kevin Boss is unquestionably very important to the Giants, not as much in the passing game as many would like, but is a key cog blocking for the rushing attack spearheaded by Ahmad Bradshaw. But, Boss is injury prone despite his tremendous toughness. He seems to get hit harder on any given play than most players do, and defenses have doled out punishment to the young TE. He has already sustained a concussion this season, and the Giants simply cannot risk using their backup TE (Pascoe) as a FB if the Giants already have a competent FB.
Would this be the case if Hedgecock is lost for the season? Perhaps not. The Giants would then search for a replacement TE for Pascoe if he's at FB, or a replacement FB, moving Pascoe back to TE.
OT Will Beatty. who has been out since Week Two with a broken bone in his foot, is out of his walking boot and may resume practicing in the next few weeks. Beatty may not be activated until mid-November, which, incidentally is the return date set by the doctors back when the injury occurred. Beatty spoke with reporters this week....
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That was before the injury bug struck the usually rock-solid Giants' line.? Starting guards Chris Snee (knee) and Rich Seubert (hand) were ruled out of last night's game against the Jets.? The Giants were forced to turn to Plan B.
That plan shifts Diehl from his current position of left tackle over to guard and inserts second-year pro Will Beatty in at tackle.? This is something the Giants would like to see done on permanent basis, but when all their lineman are healthy, Beatty hasn't shown that he's a better tackle than Diehl as of yet.
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1) Hakeem Nicks, WR, NC ? Steve Smith has been performing at the top his game since he came into the league yet Jerry Reese decides to pass on a blue chip college MLB (Rey Maualuga) and a blue chip college split end (Kenny Britt) to draft yet another possession receiver. If there were any question marks at the receiver position it was in the X and the slot. Having two possession receivers starting has hindered the Giants? ability to open up the field, which contributed to the lack of success in the run game this season past. Nicks wasn?t even BPA. He will be a very successful receiver in the NFL, but the pick could have went to an actual need: C-
2) Clint Sintim, DE/OLB, Virginia ? A 3-4 outside linebacker? Why? Are the Giants switching to a 3-4 defense? Not in 2009. If they do in the future, the grade on this pick goes up but right now it hasn?t panned out. I still have some faith in Sintim and he?s only going into his second season, but in terms of wisdom, you have to wonder: B
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Giants Have A History Of Finding Gems In Round Two Of DraftIn the new millennium, the Giants have done well with some of their first-round draft picks (Jeremy Shockey, Eli Manning (via a trade) and Hakeem Nicks), but the reality is they've gotten more production out of their second-round? selections.
Many first-rounders have been either washouts or have yet to emerge.? William Joseph never made an impact on the DL and is long gone.? DE Mathias Kiwanuka is starting this season, but he's been slow to develop.? CB Aaron Ross can't seem to stay on the field and? S Kenny Phillips' future is uncertain.
This year's top pick, DE Jason Pierre-Paul has arrived to mixed reviews.? Some experts say the sky's the limit, while others have panned the pick mercilessly.
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Blackout Frenzy Hits New YorkDon't know why Jets fans are fretting the possibility of Jets games being blacked out.? Currently, the general public does not know how many non-premium seats the Jets have open so this may simply be a ploy to sell some tickets.
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Johnson first impressed the Giants with his hands, but showed enough blocking skills that the Giants felt comfortable trading former blocking TE Mike Matthews. This week Johnson steps into the number one role and will have the chance to show off both his receiving and blocking skills. There should be no drop off in the run game when it comes to the double tight end sets as Beatty, a 2nd round pick from Uconn, is a natural tackle. Beatty may not have the quickness of a true TE but he should be able to maul a Linebacker in running situations. A few years back the Giants used G Rich Seubert in similar situations and it was very effective. Perhaps, although unlikey, you may see a goal line play fake where Beatty becomes a receiving target, no doubt the Giants tested him out this week in practice.
With the emergence of Steve Smith, Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks the Giants do not have to rely on the TE's for many receptions, but there is always the progress of ?3rd round pick Travis Beckum. Beckum is not a TE nor is he a WR, but more of a hybrid player that fits into H-back category. Beckum garnered enough confidence in the coaching staff to be utilized in a couple of formations (if only as a decoy) early in the seasonm but in recent weeks he has become a target for Eli. His role in Sunday's game may be increased with Boss out. Don't expect Beckum to lineup as a traditional TE with his hand ?in the dirt, but he is a matchup problem in the slot where he has seen most of his time. ?As the season progresses Beckum looks like he may be used more and more to create matchup issues for opposing defenses. I especially expect to see him utilized in the Goal line packages, he is a big target with good hands.
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With these signings, only first round pick Hakeem Nicks remains unsigned.
Agent Peter Schaffer said they were "still grinding" through negotiations as of a few days ago.
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Offensive Line Coach: Pat FlahertyAsst. Offensive Line Coach: Jack Bicknell, Jr.
- Centers: Shaun O'Hara (Starter)
- Guards: Chris Snee (S), Rich Seubert (S), Kevin Boothe
- Tackles: Kareem McKenzie (S), David Diehl (S), Adam Koets, Guy Whimper, William Beatty, Andrew Carnahan, Cliff Louis, Mike Fladell, Terrance Pennington (G/T), Orrin Thompson (G/T)
This year, Flaherty has brought in Jack Bicknell, Jr. as an assistant. Bicknell is the son of former Boston College coaching legend Jack Bicknell but has an impressive resume of his own. He has been both an assistant and a head coach in the college ranks, most recently at BC, where he guided the high-powered offense led by QB Matt Ryan.
But in analyzing the 2009 NFL Draft, these names were key in who the Giants selected in the high rounds. The team has relationships with these college coaches and used them to their advantage at the draft table.
First round pick wide receiver Hakeem Nicks of North Carolina reminds many of Dallas Cowboys' Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin. There is good reason for that: He was coached by Butch Davis at UNC. Irvin was coached by Davis as a collegian at Miami and as a pro in Dallas.
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