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Emily Iannaconi

Giants coach Pat Shurmur on injuries, ball security and DPI challenges

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Takeaways from Shurmur’s Wednesday press conference

When head coach Pat Shurmur addressed the media Wednesday in his post-practice availability, he did not talk much about the New York Giants opponent this Sunday – the Detroit Lions – but instead said that the team is focusing on how it can improve.

“Even though we’re playing the Lions, a lot of this comes down to it’s all about us,” Shurmur said. “Making sure we play consistently physical...

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Josh Gordon placed on injured reserve with knee injury

Josh Gordon’s comeback season is over. Gordon will miss the remainder of the year after the New England Patriots placed him on injured reserve due to a lingering knee injury. Gordon left the Patriots’ game against the New York Giants on Oct. 10 with what at the time seemed to be a minor injury. It turns out that it’s a pretty significant blow, and Gordon won’t play again in 2019. The 28-year-old was having a respectable comeback season for New England. In six games, he made 20...

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Ed Valentine

Giants at Lions 2019, Week 8: Everything you need to know

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Complete pre-game, in-game and post-game coverage

The New York Giants (2-5) meet the Detroit Lions (2-3-1) on Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. It’s a matchup of struggling teams with porous defenses who have each lost three consecutive games.

Big Blue View will have all the coverage you need in our constantly updated StoryStream. So, keep it here all week as the Giants reach the halfway point of their 2019 NFL season.

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Ed Valentine

FanPulse: Fan confidence in New York Giants tumbles after third straight loss

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Poll shows unhappiness of the fan base

Well, that did it. After hovering between 61 and 71 percent since Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season, fan confidence in the direction of the New York Giants has nosedived to just 24 percent following Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Last week, confidence sat at 66 percent among FanPulse participants. That’s a precipitous drop of 42 percent after the Giants fell to 2-5 by losing a game at home in which they...

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Ed Valentine

Giants’ injury report, 10/23: Sterling Shepard remains in concussion protocol

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Wide receiver still not cleared

Cornerback Corey Ballentine (concussion) did not practice for the New York Giants on Wednesday, and could miss a second straight game.

Running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a limited participant, with coach Pat Shurmur telling reporters Barkley has “game soreness” from his return to the lineup last Sunday and he expects him to play against the Detroit Lions.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) continues to be...

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Ed Valentine

Ex-Giant Paul Perkins added to Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster

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RB Kerryon Johnson to IR

Former New York Giants running back Paul Perkins is being promoted to the Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster to replace Kerryon Johnson, who has been placed on IR with a knee injury.

Perkins was a fifth-round pick by the Giants in 2016. He spent all of last season on IR. Perkins made the Giants’ 53-man roster, but saw no action and was waived Sept. 16. He was claimed by Detroit the next day, and has...

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Ed Valentine

Giants at Lions 2019, Week 8: First look at Sunday’s matchup

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Both teams are on three-game losing streaks

The New York Giants and Detroit Lions enter Sunday’s game at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. in similar circumstances.

Both teams, the 2-5 Giants and the 2-3-1 and Lions have three-game losing streaks. Both have struggling defenses, with the Lions 31st and the Giants 28th in yards allowed. Both have second-year head coaches facing increasing scrutiny.

The Lions will enter the game as 7-point favorites.

The two teams...

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Ed Valentine

Pat Shurmur’s seat shouldn’t be hot, but questioning how far he can take the Giants is fair

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Coach has drawn fire after Sunday’s awful loss

“Watching some of the decision-making last night, knowing that’s not the first time we’ve kind of scratched our heads at what Pat was thinking I wake up today thinking really for the first time wondering if the Giants have the right coach for the long term.”

This is something I said Monday while chatting with Patricia Traina on the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast.

So, let’s talk about Shurmur,...

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Ed Valentine

Giants news, 10/23: Nate Solder trade rumor, more headlines

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Let’s get to your Wednesday headlines

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Nate Solder to Cleveland Browns?

When I did my look at potential Giants trade candidates, it did not include left tackle Nate Solder. Apparently, though, the Cleveland Browns are reportedly “interested” in Solder if they can’t get Trent Williams away from the Washington Redskins.

In the second year of a four-year, $62 million contract, Solder has not played up to his...

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Sterling Shepard 'not worried' about concussions, eager to play

The Giants WR has suffered two this fall, but symptoms from the second dissipated quickly and his mind is on "what I love to do" -- not retirement.

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Giants sign former first-round LB Deone Bucannon

The Giants have signed former Cardinals and Buccaneers linebacker Deone Bucannon, as Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. The deal reunites the former first-round pick with James Bettcher, his old friend and defensive coordinator in Arizona. Bucannon offers some dual-position potential as a safety and, despite the ups and downs of his career, is still only 27. There’s upside here for the G-Men and little risk as this is likely a low-cost deal. The Bucs also had some hope for Bucannon after...

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Chris Pflum

Roster moves: The Giants sign LB Deone Bucannon

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The Giants add a player familiar with their defense

The New York Giants have announced that they have signed Deone Bucannon.

Welcome to Big Blue, Deone Bucannon#GiantsPride | @primepoint

— New York Giants (@Giants) October 22, 2019

Bucannon was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round (27th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Though originally drafted as a safety, Bucannon transitioned to a hybrid linebacker role as the Moneybacker...

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Ed Valentine

Giants trade deadline preview: Janoris Jenkins seems like only logical trade candidate

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Will the Giants make any moves?

The 2019 NFL trade deadline is one week from today, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. ET. The New York Giants are 2-5 and, if they do anything between now and next Tuesday, far more likely to be sellers than buyers.

Simply put, at this stage it makes more sense for the Giants to sell off expensive veterans and acquire draft assets than add older players with big contracts.

So, do the Giants have any players other teams might want.


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Mark Schofield

About those 8 sacks: Let’s study what happened on each sack of Daniel Jones on Sunday

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It’s time to play the blame game

Not all sacks are created equal.

We often think of sacks as an offensive line statistic, and a way to measure how well a quarterback is being protected by the guys up front. But that is not always the case. When studying sacks there are often times when other factors play a much bigger role, such as the coverage, the playcall, the receivers, the running backs, and even the quarterback himself. Sacks are best thought of as...

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Ed Valentine

Giants roster move: TE Garrett Dickerson waived, LB Devante Downs added to 53-man roster

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Kaden Smith has become the No. 3 tight end

Tight end Garrett Dickerson, inactive the past two games in favor of rookie tight end Kaden Smith, has been waived by the New York Giants. In his place, the Giants have promoted linebacker Devante Downs from their practice squad.

Downs, 6-foot-2 and 252 pounds, has been on the practice squad since Oct. 1, one week after he was waived by the Minnesota Vikings. He totaled 22 special teams snaps in...

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Emily Iannaconi

NFL power rankings 2019, Week 8: Giants continue to fall to No. 27

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Here are this week’s power rankings

After a disappointing loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the 2-5 New York Giants have fallen once again in the Week 8 NFL Power Rankings. The Giants dropped one spot from last week following the loss. Combine the seven rankings we have listed below, and the Giants sit at No. 27 in our aggregated rankings.

USA Today — No. 27

Now Pat Shurmur is fielding questions about possibly benching rookie QB Daniel Jones. Never...

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Nick Falato

Film study: Why the Giants spent so much time chasing Chase Edmonds

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The former Fordham star had a career day against the Giants on Sunday — here’s why

The New York Giants loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals elucidated an unfortunate reality; with 10 days to prepare for a Cardinals team that was traveling from the West Coast to the East Coast for a 1 p.m. ET start, the Giants allowed two first-quarter...

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Ed Valentine

Giants news, 10/22: Daniel Jones addresses concerns, Golden Tate, more headlines

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Let’s get to your Tuesday headlines

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Daniel Jones discusses concerns

The rookie quarterback has shown a tendency to hold the ball too long in the pocket, then to not protect it as well as he could with the pass rush closing in. He addressed those concerns on Monday.

On holding the ball too long ...

“I think that’s important to always have that in mind, and I think I need to do a better job in a lot of cases of...

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Joseph Czikk

Fantasy Football: Start ‘em, sit ‘em for Week 8

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Questionable fantasy football advice every Tuesday morning

Here we go again with another week of exciting Fantasy Football. Here is your start/sit advice for this week. All the following stats are in standard league format only.

Around the league, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers put up 43.76 points against the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr. scored four touchdowns to gain 38.30 points (you all started him obviously), and Arizona...

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Chris Pflum

The Chris and Joe Show: Breaking down a the Giants’ loss to the Cardinals

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The Giants fell short in a winnable game. What happened?

What exactly happened when the New York Giants lost to the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday?

The Chris and Joe Show offered our immediate reaction after the game. As we do every week, we are back after taking a second and more detailed look at the tape. Now we’re able to take a more in-depth dive into Sunday’s game and see what went right and what went wrong as the Giants’ lost a winnable...

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