Monday Morning Giants-MMG- Daniel Jones Quandary.

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is all the rave.  Deservedly so with his impressive performances in his first two preseason games.  With Jones exceeding expectations thus far, albeit against back ups,  the Giants are in the midst of a quarterback quandary.  Couple Jones’ play with  recent comments made by Giants owner John Kevin Mara,  whether they like it or not,  Jones is making a push to be the starting quarterback. Continue reading

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Giants Manifesto

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

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Prophet with LT.

I thought  on 12/4/17, one of the greatest days in New York Football Giants History, the Giants’ road for the future would get better. That was the day that the Giants, after a decade of bad draft picks and personnel moves, finally fired Jerry “Reach” Reese. I could not have been more wrong.  I thought highly of Gettleman because he was with the Giants before, and would be able to turn things around.  It is my belief, he has turned out to be a disaster.  Now, I can see why he was thrown out of Carolina. He is very arrogant and pompous. He has made moves in his short tenure that rival the mistakes of Reese. I know that there is a lot of “coach speak” before the draft, but it seems like whatever Gettleman said, the opposite was true!

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Daniel “Flash” Jones: A Positive First Impression

Written by: Glenn Warciski

5 for 5 and a TD!   Although it is preseason and only one series,  Giants 2019 first round pick QB Daniel Jones provided much needed excitement for a frustrated fan base and beleaguered front office.  Jones provided hope.  As Andy Dufrense  from the Shawshank Redemption quipped, “Hope is a good thing,  maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Continue reading

Preseason Begins: Focus on Football

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Back to School.  Back to Football.

The New York Football Giants begin their preseason vs the New York Jets on Thursday night.   Finally, we can focus on football.  Needless to say, this has been a tumultuous off season for the Giants.   As of the writing of this post,  WFAN’s Mike Francesa will not broadcast from Giants camp.   This is unprecedented.  Francesa, a staunch Giants supporter, appears to be marginalized by the Giants.  This is as a result of his sharp criticism of the team.  Francesa claims embattled Giants GM David Gettleman refused to do an interview with him.  Continue reading

The Giants & Analytics

analyticsWritten by: Glenn Warciski and Paul Burke

The analytics community put the spotlight on the New York Football Giants in April 2018.  After selecting Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick,  Giants GM Dave Gettleman defended his decision about selecting Barkley,  “We all had such a conviction on this kid that at the end of the day … the only reason that pick wasn’t in at 9:58 was because we had to wait until the five-minute mark,” Gettleman said. “Otherwise it would have been in.”  Gettleman goes further by stating;  that he did not have any interest in trading out of the No. 2 pick, something he tried to make clear before the draft. “People call you and they want the second pick of the draft for a bag of donuts, a hot pretzel and a hot dog,” Gettleman explained during his press conference. “Leave me alone. I don’t have time to screw around.”  Acid breath was not finished.

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Giants 2019 Draft

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Round 1 • Pick 6 (6) • QB Daniel Jones
Round 1 • Pick 17 (17) • DT Dexter Lawrence
Round 1 • Pick 30 (30) • CB Deandre Baker
Round 3 • Pick 32 (95) • OLB Oshane Ximines
Round 4 • Pick 6 (108) • CB Julian Love
Round 5 • Pick 5 (143) • LB Ryan Connelly
Round 5 • Pick 33 (171) • WR Darius Slayton
Round 6 • Pick 7 (180) • CB Corey Ballentine
Round 7 • Pick 18 (232) • OT George Asafo-Adjei
Round 7 • Pick 31 (245) • DT Chris Slayton

I am not going to grade their draft because I think it is a senseless exercise.  What I found interesting, besides the Daniel Jones selection, is the stockpiling of defensive backs.  Baker, Love, and Ballentine will add much needed depth to a depleted secondary.  Why did they obtain defensive backs and only a situational pass rusher? Continue reading

Greatest Reach in Giants History-Daniel Jones is a Giant

Written by: Paul Burke

Before getting into the titanic stupidity let’s start with the gaudiness of what the NFL draft has become.  I know I am old but I do recall the draft being held at the NYC Sheraton Hotel in a large conference room and then Ballroom.  A bunch of tables name cards and phones that was it.  It has evolved into the most ridiculous spectacle scripted from the Oscar Awards.  Red carpet look at me dressed for prom night.  Suzy Kolber in her glitzy black formal dress.  All we are missing is Access Hollywood on NFL Network today commenting on the fashion from last night.  Seriously!  It’s nauseating!  But heck it is a business.  The NFL deliberately has the draft as late as possible after the conclusion of the season.  The nonsense of mock drafts and draft gurus to comment ad nauseam builds up the hype while getting plenty of NFL air- time for the addicted fan.  We all know the mock drafts fail to predict correctly 99% of the time but the fan base still eats it up. Continue reading

Daniel Jones-Nashville Nightmare

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Dave Gettleman- You cannot be Serious!

When the pick was announced, QB Daniel Jones from Duke, my first thought was You Cannot Be Serious.

I kept thinking of eminent tennis player John McEnroe at Wimbledon disputing a call which went against him. And I cannot get it out of my head. Gettleman. You Cannot be Serious! After another disappointing season, ( Giants finished 5-11) Giants GM Dave Gettleman claimed the defense was the culprit for the Giants shortcomings. So with the 2019 NFL Draft loaded with defensive players, conventional wisdom would be the Giants selecting a pass rusher to help the much maligned unit. No not this moronic team. Defying logic and reason, Gettleman pulls the trigger on a guy who is comparable to Jimmy Clausen per NFL Draft Consultant Matt Richner. Continue reading