New York Giants Defensive Meltdown!

– by Alexander George

Last Thursday night’s New York Giants 20 – 10 loss against the Cleveland Browns raises a lot of questions as to how prepared the Giants are heading into the 2018 regular season. Despite Davis Webb’s inability to hit his targets thereby questioning his capability of being Eli Manning’s back – up quarterback, it is not the main problem the Giants organization have to deal with. Unless of an injury or a total offensive collapse, Eli Manning will be the starting quarterback this season possibly longer. The major issue the team has to face with right now is the inability to establish an effective pass defense. Continue reading

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Browns 20 NYG 10-Brown Out!

brown outPat Shurmur’s First New York Giants
Pre-Season Opener Spoiled by the Number One Draft Pick
by – Alexander George

The New York Giants played their first pre-season game with first year head coach Pat Shurmur last night at Met Life Stadium at 7pm EST. They played against the Cleveland Browns whose number one pick in the draft, quarterback Baker Mayfield, literally dissected the Giants defense apart in
their convincing 20 – 10 victory.

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Gettle-ing it Wrong on Beal!

Written by:  Andy Furman

Guest blogger Andy Furman from Ultimatenyg.com

How do you incorporate injury information into a Drafting decision? NY Giants Underground blogger Glenn Warciski pored over video clips to get GM Dave Gettleman’s additional disclosures on what (tf) happened with the Sam Beal supplemental selection. Gettleman knew about the shoulder injury before the draft. That was all he would say. There was nothing more. Continue reading

Ronnie Barnes: Most Powerful Man in the Giants organization

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Who is Ronnie Barnes?   Barnes title with the New York Football Giants is Senior Vice President, Medical Services/Head Athletic Trainer.  This shadowy figure is the most powerful man in the Giants organization.  Unbeknownst to many Giants fans,  Barnes wields a lot of clout; so much clout he  put Bill Parcells in his place.     Why bring him up and discuss his role with Giants?   After doing some further reading on the Sam Beal injury incident,  it seems with regards to the Giants,  the more things change the more they stay the same.  What do I mean by stating this?   Continue reading

Not off to a good start…Giants open up 2018 training camp

Written by: Glenn Warciski.

Sam Beal and Tom Quinn.

Beal, acquired through the supplemental draft last week, is out for the season. A freak injury to his shoulder will keep him out for the entire season. Why is this important?

Beal is a talented and raw player who would have added much needed depth in the secondary. Outside of Janoris Jenkins, the Giants do not have quality cover players in their secondary. As I commented on a previous post, Beal would have been developed by Bettcher and his staff in order to start in 2019. Now this process gets delayed because of the injury. I am confident he would have made positive strides this year learning how to play in the NFL. It is a shame he will not play this year.

Quinn: I was shocked to hear the Giants brought back special teams moron Tom Quinn. Here on the NYGunderground.com, we have chronicled Tom Quinn’s ineptness as special teams coordinator. Please check out the archives on our site and you will be flummoxed on why Quinn is still with the Giants. His track record is deplorable and with the new changes to special teams rules, I guarantee the Giants will continue to be at the bottom of special teams play.

How does a guy whose unit was last in the NFL in special teams get re-hired?

Although GM Dave Gettleman has made a lot of positive moves, in my opinion, he has fallen short on wholesale changes. Besides Reese and Ross being dismissed, not one scout has lost their job. A few figure heads lost their jobs but the rest of the infrastructure is the same. This Quinn re-hire is an abomination. I am waiting for a transcript about the reasoning for bringing back this bum. This move leaves a sour taste in my mouth. This is a harbinger for the same pathetic special teams play to continue.

Other observations:

Dave Gettleman is collecting linebackers.

Connor Barwin: This move put a smile on my face. Barwin is a proven veteran linebacker. who will pick up Bettcher’s system and play well. He is a very good tackler and will be able to help apply pressure on opposing quarterbacks. An uptick. He is getting long in the tooth but he is a quality player. It did not cost the Giants a fortune to acquire him so a much needed upgrade.

OBJ: This morning the Falcons announced Julio Jones will get what he wants. A new contract in 2019. It seems each day goes by and wide receivers around the NFL are getting paid. The only exception is OBJ. Odell, without question, is the most talented receiver in the NFL. So the Giants have not signed him to a long term deal? What is the hold up? Giants and OBJ’s camp are far apart on negotiations. As my colleague Alexander George pointed out, Barkley and not Beckham will be the face of the franchise going forward. Barkley has signed his contract and it is fully guaranteed. On the other hand, another salacious story about OBJ’s private life came to the forefront. The timing is interesting. My belief is someone in the Giants organization leaked this story. The purpose is to garner more support from the fan base. I am talking about the fan base who does not like Odell. This will fuel doubt about risking a long term deal with a player who has behaved inappropriately over the last four years. This is hogwash. The Giants are backed into a corner. The market and not perception is setting the payment structure for wide receivers. Unless the Giants do something soon, this will spiral out of control. This is not what the Giants want more back page shenanigans.

Stay tuned.

Sam Beal: A Supplemental Gem of a Draft Pick

-by Alexander George

The New York Giants organization selected Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal in the third round of the Supplemental NFL Draft last Wednesday. With the pick, the Giants relinquish their 2019 third round NFL pick. College players picked in a supplemental draft are given a second chance to enter the NFL. To qualify for the Supplemental NFL Draft, a player has to be three years removed from high school and entering his final year of eligibility. Furthermore, he must be unable to return for his final season in college. For Beal, it was critical that he left for college a year early. He was probably not going to be able to acquire enough college credits to maintain his academic eligibility in his senior year, which would jeopardize his chances of being eligible in the 2019 NFL draft. Hence, his entry into the supplemental draft. Continue reading

B.J. Hill : The Unexpected Starting Lineman

– by Alexnader George

When the New York Giants drafted B.J. Hill from North Carolina State with their second pick in the third round round, the initial impression by the organization was that Hill will  utilized only as a rotational player. Upon the completion of mini-camp though, defensive coordinator James Bettcher has concluded that Hill will play a significant role , as a possible starting defensive end, in the coordinator’s 3-4 defensive alignment. As a defensive  end in the 3-4 scheme, B.J. Hill acknowledges that his purpose is to stop the run first before the pass.bj hill Continue reading