Prophet’s Giants 2020 Manifesto- Part One

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

This is part one of a two-part comprehensive review on the state of the New York Football Giants.

This is my annual preseason look into the 2020 Giants. After the decade long malaise since Super Bowl 46, finally, it looks like there is hope and the team is finally coming together. This is not your pom-pom waving review. However, it is a fair and the non-sugar-coated truth of what has transpired to this point and how this year looks.

Giants 2020 Draft Recap

Written by: Paul Burke


Day three is a crap shoot and we are going to make this short. The more picks you have the greater your odds on hitting, duhh! Giants had the fourth most picks in day 3.

Gettleman from day one boasted about building up front with “Hog Mollies”. That was his presser theme for rebuilding this franchise. He signed Solder to largest OT contract from an organization that has a track record of letting vets go for logical reasons. He drafted a solid LG in Hernandez is in the same year. That was it. That was 3 years ago. How many OLs were drafted this current draft? Think! In Reese we did not trust era we lived in pure neglect but ‘Hog Mollie” Gettleman patches, until hopefully now.

Giant Additions-NFL Draft 2020 Rounds 2 & 3

Written by: Glenn Warciski and Paul Burke

Paul and I have talked at length publicly and privately about the state of our New York Football Giants. After the 2011 season which culminated with a Lombardi Trophy, except for a few seasons , the Giants have been a bottom feeder NFL franchise. And the last three seasons have been the nadir. With 12 wins over the last three seasons, our beloved team appears to be on a collision course to future dismal campaigns. As we have pointed out, over and over again, the Giants organization has failed to keep up with the modern trends- analytics on how to develop a team through value and method. As a result of not having a long term plan or as Bill Walsh coined it A Standard of Performance, regrettably, the Giants have been mired in a muck of lousy football. Although we have been pointing out the shortcomings of the Giants decision making, after three rounds of this 2020 Draft, there is a ray of hope.

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Giants Get Their Tackle- Overdraft Andrew Thomas

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Dave Gettleman 1 Computer Folks ZERO

For the second consecutive year, Giants GM Dave Gettleman overdrafted his first pick in round one. Last year, it was Daniel Jones and last night it was Andrew Thomas. Indeed, Gettleman made a need and value decision by selecting Thomas. As pointed out by our Paul Burke, Thomas appears to be the best pass protector out of the four tackles selected in round one. Additionally, Thomas compiled an impressive resume at the University of Georgia. For one, as mentioned, Thomas played in the best college conference in the country-SEC. (Southeastern Conference.) With top notch competition with the likes of National Champion LSU and constant stalwart Alabama, Thomas allowed only 5 sacks in his entire career. As we have stated here, the NFL has morphed into a passing league. So this meaningful statistic, without question, provides comfort to the Giants and their faithful. Our quarterback Daniel Jones will have a clean pocket to make throws. AMEN.

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Tackling the Giants-NFL Draft 2020 First Round

Written by: The NYGunderground Staff ( Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca, Paul Burke, and Glenn Warciski)

Even as Covid 19 ravages the world and everything is at a halt, it has not stopped the NFL. The NFL will be holding their annual draft tonight. Thankfully, we have something to get excited about especially since the our dreaded Giants will have their first round pick in the top 6 for three consecutive seasons. Meanwhile, Dave “on the hot seat” Gettleman will have to hit homeruns in this draft in order to keep his job. So what will Dave Gettleman do? All three of us will chime in. First up, Paul Burke.

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Prophet’s Pulpit- NFL Draft 2020

Prophet’s Big Board

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Glenn asked me to put my top 50 prospects together. These are based just off talent. Sounded like a good project for stuck , in the house -Covid America. After the top 10 it gets to be very subjective. There are a few at the end of the list that could be replaced. However, this is my best list based on my biases. In many cases, you are just splitting hairs. It will differ from some experts and be close to others. It is no way a prediction of the draft order. Teams have their own evaluations, and team needs will dictate draft order:

Here we go:

1. Chase Young, Edge, Ohio State
2. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
3. Isiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
4. Jeffrey Okuda, CB, Ohio State
5. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
6. Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
7. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
8. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
9. Ceedee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
10. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
11. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
12. Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
13. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
14. Javon Kindlaw, DT, S Carolina
15. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
16. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama
17. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
18. Kristian Fulton, CB. LSU
19. AJ Epenesa, Edge, Iowa
20. D’Andre Swift, RB Georgia
21. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida
22. Josh Jones, OT, Houston
23. Tee Higgins, WR Clemson
24. Jaylon Johnson, CB Utah
25. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
26. Jalon Reagor, WR TCU
27. Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin
28. Denzel Mims, WR Baylor
29. Jonah Jackson, OL, Ohio State
30. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU
31. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
32. Michael Pitman, WR, USC
33. K’Lavon Chaisson, Edge, LSU
34. Grant Delpit, S LSU
35. Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn St
36. AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson
37. Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan
38. Patrick Queen, LB LSU
39. Zach Baun, Edge Wisconsin
40. Marlon Davidson, Edge, Auburn
41. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama
42. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
43. Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
44. JK Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
45. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
46. Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal
47. Cole Knet, TE, Notre Dame
48. Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU
49. Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
50. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Miss State

The Top 50 is dominated by LSU and Alabama with 6 players each, followed by Ohio State with 4 and Clemson and TCU with 3. There are 10 wide receivers in perhaps the best depth at wide receiver ever. 8 cornerbacks, 7 offensive linemen, 6 edge rushers, 4 quarterbacks and defensive linemen ,and 3 running backs, linebackers and safeties.

Inscrutable Giants

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Two years ago, we were lead to believe the wholesale changes made by John Mara were going to get the Giants on a path to prosperity. With the firings of GM Jerry Reese, VP of Player Personnel Marc Ross, and head coach Ben McAdoo, these three were the bad actors responsible for the Giants 3-13 season. Additionally, Reese and Ross were held accountable for their poor selection of players and the constant losing. Takeaway the 2016 season, overall, the Giants compiled a record 33-48.

In late 2017, here comes the Calvary. Over There. Over There. Send the word. Send the word. Gettleman is coming. The imperious and bellicose Dave Gettleman took over and said all the right things. Rebuild the Offensive line. We are going to Kick ass. This fired up the Giants fan base. Indeed, the losing under Gettleman’s watch will cease. This was the hope. Unfortunately, this has not happened. The Giants have gotten worse under Gettleman’s leadership. 5-11 and 4-12 seasons have roiled some of the smart Giants fans. Especially after Patch Mara fired head coach Pat Shurmur and kept the feckless and feeble minded Dave Gettleman.

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So here we are in 2020. the Giants hired Joe Judge as the new head coach. This hire by the Giants indicates the following: 2020 is a free pass for Judge and the Giants. Regardless of record in 2020, the team is preparing for a 2021 playoff push. Giants owner John Mara is betting on the much maligned Dave Gettleman to continue acquiring quality players like Daniel Jones and Dexter Lawrence. If Gettleman bolsters the roster over the next two years and Judge and his staff coach them up, this is Giants secret sauce for success. Evidently, the thinking within the organization is the Giants had a coaching problem not a talent problem.

Suspend JUDGEment-Giants Hire Joe Judge

Written by: Glenn Warciski

My initial reaction was disgust. Based on the reporting over the last several weeks, clearly, the New York Football Giants were targeting former Baylor and now Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. This stems from Giants beat reporters continuing the bombardment of communications via tweets and posts. Rhule is the Giants guy! Why not? Rhule served as an assistant coach with the Giants in 2012. More importantly, over the last six years, he has rebuilt down trodden college programs Temple and Baylor. Couple all of his impressive achievements with his penchant for analytics, this guy is what the Giants needed. Unfortunately, which has been the case over the last NINE years, the Giants got outmaneuvered by shrewd Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper. He did not allow Rhule to interview elsewhere. Reportedly, Rhule signed a seven year deal worth 60 million with incentives which could be worth 70 million. Wow! This is a lot of money for a first time NFL head coach. Tepper, who vowed to reinvent how an NFL team operates, made this bold move to get his Panthers back on track.

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Prophet’s Point After

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Shurmur’s Last Stand

It was an instant replay of the game with the Eagles 3 weeks ago. Of course, we had to have the driving rain just like in the Monday night game to set the scene. The Eagles have now beat the Giants 7 times in a row and 11 of the last 12. The Giants have also lost 20 of 24 games against the Eagles going back to the 2008 playoff game in Giants Stadium! The Giants have lost the last 8 divisional games against the Eagles and Cowboys. You are headed nowhere if you can’t beat the best 2 teams in your division.

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Dear John Mara

Written by: Paul Burke

Dear John:


I hope you enjoyed the end of another losing season ( three straight double digit losing seasons) in the comfort of your own home while your nemesis rival, and their world renowned classless fans were re-soundly heard cheering them on.


Your team hung on, quite heroically, for 3 quarters vs a seriously compromised roster with, as your HC stated, players who would be backups and much less practice squad players but, oh wait, they were.


John, we are sure you were in your luxury box booth with your Dad when the infamous “miracle in the Meadowlands” occurred. It was very poetic when Fox re-lived that moment only to almost re-live that.

That appeared to be the first time we witnessed your sub sub below .500 winning coach curse on national T.V. as it was the dagger in heart of the incompetence of your NY Football Giants. It was a sign of the dysfunction we have grown accustomed to, like fungus on our feet. It is reflection of, hmmmmmm……trying to put a finger on it?….oh yes the infamous Pisarcik fumble. Oh how history has it’s way of catching up. John, you resemble your Dad. You need a Rozelle intervention. Your Grandmother and Uncle Timmy are not to blame as your Dad ran the show (Good grief are we family counseling versus company counseling?).

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