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Baldy Breakdown: Giants 'struck gold' with Will Hernandez

Despite a rocky start to his New York Giants career, left guard Will Hernandez quickly turned himself around and looks to be on the cusp of being an elite player along the Giants’ offensive front. Big Blue drafted Hernandez in the second round (No. 34 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft and may have found themselves a real gem. Now, it’s hard to say that Hernandez could be the best player that comes out of that draft with running back Saquon Barkley being the team’s first-round selection,...

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Cody Latimer To Compete For Third Wide Receiver Position

The New York Giants‘ receiving corps has been completely rebuilt in the 2019 NFL offseason. The Giants traded away their best wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., then replaced him with Golden Tate. They also extended Sterling Shepard, solidifying Shep and Tate as their primary receivers. With those two receiver positions solidified, the Giants need to figure out their third receiver position. They have a plethora of options to choose from, including Corey Coleman, Darius Slayton, and Cody...

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Ed Valentine

‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Wrapping up the Giants’ offseason

John Schmeelk of Giants.com joins the show to break down what we learned

The New York Giants have wrapped up their offseason program, and players have now scattered for the summer. We’re still here producing daily Giants content, though, and on our latest podcast John Schmeelk of Giants.com joins us to break down the offseason.

Topics discussed:

How critical the development of the defense will be to the success or failure of the 2019 Giants. The impressive play of cornerback DeAndre Baker...

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Ed Valentine

PFF: Giants’ center Jon Halapio a rising star?

If that turns out to be true, it’s great news for the Giants’ offense

With Peter King vacationing, the folks from Pro Football Focus took over the ‘Football Morning in America’ column this week. Whether you are a big believer in the usefulness of analytics in football or not, or in Pro Football Focus itself, the discussion provides a fantastic window into analytics in the NFL.

There was one specific nugget that applied directly to the New York Giants that is worth passing along. PFF...

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Baldy Breakdown: Giants' Saquon Barkley is a unique kind of special

Anyone who saw even a single play courtesy of New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in 2018 could recognize just how remarkably talented he is. But is Saquon even better than we already think? If you were to ask Brian Baldinger, he would answer that question with a resounding yes. Baldinger, a retired offensive lineman and current NFL analyst, took another extended look at Barkley’s film over the weekend and found a few overlooked gems that truly detail the freakish athleticism of...

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Ed Valentine

Giants news, 6/17: Will Hernandez, Daniel Jones praised

Let’s check your Monday headlines

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Daniel Jones won over a lot of critics in the spring:

NFL analyst Brian Baldinger loves to watch Will Hernandez block. He said the Giants “struck gold” with Hernandez and Saquon Barkley, and provided several examples of Hernandez clearing the way for the running back. “Kudos” to nj.com for the find.

.@Giants @saquon @willhernandez76 struck GOLD with their first 2 picks last year. I don’t know if Saquon gets...

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How Corey Ballentine will make an impact in 2019

Entering the 2019 NFL Draft with a 4th round projection, the New York Giants managed to grab cornerback Corey Ballentine in the 6th. The Washburn product has solid NFL talent – speed, strength, and length. Ballentine was in a shooting incident immediately after being drafted – he was forced out for a few weeks but has since returned with a full bill of health. An explosive, NFL-caliber athlete, Corey is quick in space and can mirror routes against talented receivers. His long arms dangle...

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New York Giants News, 6/17 – Oshane Ximines needs to pan out

Good Morning, New York Giants Fans! The decision to trade Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns was a good one by New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman. Vernon’s inability to stay on the field and remain healthy hurt the team, especially when you consider his hefty price-tag. Gaining right guard Kevin Zeitler in the trade benefits the Giants in more than one way, making the trade a success. However, losing a premium edge-rusher hurts the defense. Gettleman went out and drafted...

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Giants' message to Kyle Lauletta: 'Just do your job'

The New York Giants did not coddle sophomore quarterback Kyle Lauletta this offseason, letting him know that Daniel Jones was coming in as Eli Manning’s eventual heir, but encouraging him to keep working hard just the same. Rather than closing the door on Lauletta’s future, the Giants told him to let his talent and on-field play do the talking, and from there, the chips will fall where they may. “After the draft they just told me, ‘Don’t worry about that … just do your job,'”...

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Suddenly, the New York Giants are deep at center

The New York Giants have had some pretty good centers in their history from Mel Hein, Ray Wietecha and Greg Larson to Bart Oates, Brian Williams and Shaun O’Hara. Their current group hopes to produce another solid long term option for the future. It’s no secret that the New York Giants’ offensive line has been […] Suddenly, the New York Giants are deep at center - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Jon Halapio “Never Lost Confidence” During Injury Recovery

The offensive line will be a different one this year for the New York Giants, but it looks like center Jon Halapio will remain the starter, which is where he was last season before an injury cut his year short after only a few games. Halapio was ruled out for the year, which would be a punch to the gut for any player but especially one such as him, who was previously a journeyman who had trouble even staying in the NFL at all. Halapio managed to go from that to the starting center of the...

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Summer School - How disguising coverage can help the pass rush

Looking at one way defensive coordinators can help their players make plays

Mini-camp and OTAs may be over, but Summer School is still in session, and will be until the New York Giants’ training camp begins in July.

Last time we looked at how misdirection can help the offense, so this time we are going to look at how disguising intentions and creating confusion can help the defense.

In an ideal world the defense would be able to field four (or five, depending on down, distance, and...

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Ed Valentine

Giants’ 90-man roster: Don’t forget about WR Cody Latimer

Veteran has size, speed, special teams ability

When it comes to depth behind wide receivers Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard, the New York Giants have a lot of intriguing options. Rookie fifth-round pick Darius Slayton opened some eyes with an impressive spring. Corey Coleman and his blazing speed should benefit from a full offseason with the Giants. Bennie Fowler had a good spring. Russell Shepard is a core special teams player. Undrafted free agent Reggie White Jr. flashed some promise in...

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Ed Valentine

Giants news, 6/16: Saquon Barkley serious about his role as a dad

Let’s check the headlines

Good morning, New York Giants fans!

A few Father’s Day links for you.

Exclusive: How Giants’ Saquon Barkley carries fatherhood onto NFL field | His message to his daughter | nj.com

Barkley is serious about being a good father to his daughter, Jada:

“It’s not just football,” Barkley said. “Every business decision I make, every investment, every marketing deal, all have to come with the mindset of my daughter being first. She is my world. I’m going...

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Ed Valentine

Giants’ 90-man roster: DB Kenny Ladler trying to earn roster spot

Ladler joined Giants near end of 2018 season

At the end of losing seasons, teams are often scrambling to field 53-man rosters. Such was the case for the New York Giants last season, and it’s how safety Kenny Ladler ended up with the team.

Can he prove that he can be more than end of the season roster fill? Let’s look at Ladler as we continue profiling the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp.

The basics

Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 200
Age: 26
Position: Free safety
Experience: 2

How...

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Ed Valentine

BBV mailbag: 18-game schedule, predicting the Giants’ season, more

The mail’s here!

It’s an offseason Saturday in June. Your New York Giants have scattered for their summer recess. We are, however, all football all the time here at Big Blue View. So, let’s check the mail and see what questions we can answer this week.

Kevin Rogers asks: As you know the CBA is due to be renegotiated in 2020. One of the big looming issues is that the owners want to extend the season to 18 games. The owners like the idea of increased revenues adding two regular season...

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Ed Valentine

Giants announce signings of Dexter Lawrence, DeAndre Baker

Jones, Ximines only unsigned draft picks

The New York Giants Friday announced that defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and cornerback DeAndre Baker – two of their three first-round draft choices – have signed their rookie contracts. The team has now signed eight of its 10 selections in the 2019 draft.

The two players who have yet to conclude their contract negotiations are quarterback Daniel Jones, the sixth overall choice, and Oshane Ximines, the outside linebacker selected in the third...

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Young, Talented Offense Will Provide A Bright Future

The New York Giants offense is young and talented. The Giants have used 1st-round picks on their offense in each of the last three NFL Drafts. This tactic has rebuilt their offense and set them up for a bright future. Big Blue has secured their next franchise quarterback. Daniel Jones was selected with the 6th overall pick in 2019, setting Jones up to be the heir apparent to Eli Manning. In addition to finding Manning’s successor, New York has acquired multiple big-time playmakers in...

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Their best players since 1970

The New York Giants have had scores of quality players since the NFL and AFL merged in 1970. We put together a list of the best players during that period mainly based on Pro Bowl appearances. The New York Giants had a rich history before the NFL merged with the AFL in 1970. After a […] New York Giants: Their best players since 1970 - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Giants’ 90-man roster: Could John Jenkins provide defensive line depth?

Veteran tackle a depth option for Giants

The New York Giants hoped veteran defensive tackle John Jenkins would provide solid depth when they acquired him at the beginning of last season. Jenkins, though, played little during the course of the 2018 season.

It might be considered a bit surprising then that the Giants re-signed Jenkins this offseason. Can he make the 53-man roster this time around, and perhaps have more of an impact than he did a year ago? Let’s take a look as we continue...

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