NYG 22 NYJ 16-Giants win Snoopy Bowl!

– by Alexander George

Since MetLife Stadium was built-in 2010 next to the old Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the New York Giants and Jets every year have played a pre-season game against each other in which the winner gets a Snoopy Bowl trophy. (The fictional Snoopy character is a beagle on the cartoon strip Peanuts. Snoopy is the symbol of Met Life Insurance who helped financed the money to build this stadium.) Before this pre-season game, the Giants led the Jets in the Snoopy Bowl 4 games to 3. The 22 – 16 Big Blue win over Gang Green extends their winning streak to 3 Snoopy Bowl trophies. Continue reading

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Davis Webb’s – “The Drive”

by Alexander George

Second year New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (14 for 20, 140 yds & 1TD) had his best game in his entire pre-season career last Friday against the Detroit Lions. The performance was certainly more memorable than his entire 2017 pre-season (18 for 34, 190 yards in 3 games). No touchdowns were thrown by Webb last pre-season. In contrast, Webb orchestrated a seventeen play, seventy – nine yard drive in the first quarter which resulted in his first touchdown this pre-season and career in the NFL; an eight yard touchdown pass to Giants running back Wayne Gallman. This score gave Big Blue a 7 – 3 lead in which the team never looked back in a 30 – 17 victory over the Lions. Continue reading

Webb-Demption! NYG 30 DET 17

 

webb slingerby Alexander George

The New York Giants defeated the Detroit Lions by a score of 30-17 with Davis Webb (14 for 20, 140 yards and 1TD) engineering his best performance in a Giants uniform. Kyle Lauletta (2 for 5, 27 yards) on the other hand never found that magic touch that Webb did. Based on this game, it has become apparent that Webb clearly has the edge in becoming Eli Manning’s back – up quarterback. Continue reading

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

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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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

The Passing of the “Big Mollie” Torch: From Chris Snee to Will Hernandez

– by Alexander George

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When the Cleveland Browns drafted offensive lineman, Austin Corbett (Nevada) with the 33rd pick of the second round in the NFL draft, almost instantaneously thereafter, the New York Giants selected their second round pick. In fact, the selection was so quick that there was a backlog in announcing the Giants pick. What may be considered the most essential draft pick to this organization since right guard Chris Snee in 2004, who ironically was drafted in the exact same numerical order in the draft as well, the Giants went with left guard Will Hernandez from the UTEP Miners with the 34th pick. Continue reading