New York QB Eli Manning Retires With 4 Super Bowl Rings?

April 16, 2012

NEW YORK – I am going to ask you a very simple question, as the title reads. Can Giants QB Eli Manning finish his career with 4 Super Bowl Championships? Win 4 rings, maybe 4 Super Bowl MVP awards? In five years from now, will you remember that I wrote this article and told you Eli Manning will be in discussion for greatest NFL QB of all-time? If Giants QB Eli Manning wins 4 Super Bowl Championships, he is immediately vaulted onto the top ten NFL quarterbacks of all-time list, where he lands on that list is another question but he’s on that list. Nevermind those silly polls the NFL official website had last year that infuriated Giants fans, as Easy Eli remained cool as ice. Eli Manning is already an NFL Hall of Famer right now, today and he is in the prime of his career. I really think he can win four rings. I think the New York Giants are going to win 2 more Super Bowls by 2017. The G-Men might even win a championship at home, when New York/New Jersey hosts Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife stadium in 2014.

A Giants vs Jets Super Bowl in East Rutherford would be bigger then Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Forget about the ticket prices. I can’t even imagine what a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl is going to cost the fans as it is. If the Giants are playing the Jets, even the upper tier seats might go as high as $10,000 each in New York City. There is no doubt in my mind that this would be the highest grossing event in human history and a $300 million dollar boost to the local economy.

All of this talk eventually leads to the dynasty team discussion and rightfully so, in my opinion. The time table for winning 3 Super Bowls is a decade. You have a ten year window in which to win 3 Super Bowl rings to be considered a dynasty team. The Giants have won 2 Super Bowl rings since 2007 and have until 2017 to win just one more. I believe they will win two more rings as you know. With Jerry Reese locked down at the GM position and Tom Coughlin as the leader of the team once again, the Giants are in a nice position to do some damage for a very long time in the NFC East and the NFL in general. These offseason moves have been outstanding for the most part and it’s not over yet with the draft coming up in two weeks. Look for Big Blue to have another superior draft in 2012.

Do you think QB Eli Manning can retire with 4 Super Bowl rings one day?

RD – nygreporter.com

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Giants Will Strike Quickly When Free Agency Begins in 24 Hours

March 12, 2012

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, the NFL free agency madness begins tomorrow. I fully expect GM Jerry Reese to have a plan in place, that will be put into motion when the clock strikes. His plan is already in motion, we are in motion right now, can you feel it? Areas that could be effected include the offensive line and the running backs. OL Kareem McKenzie might meet his replacement if reports are correct. RB Ahmad Bradshaw, RB DJ Ware and RB Da’Rel Scott should all be on the final roster. Who the fourth running back will be is a mystery. Expect Reese to dig out a solid RB from the draft in the mid-rounds. This could also be addressed via free agency where Big Blue could make a run for tier-two talent. Making a play for a solid tight end is not out of the question either. The offense would benefit from an experienced veteran at the position. An offensive lineman with experience would make sense as well. Some should check in on OL Shawn Andrews and see what he has been doing. The return of OT William Beatty will be a plus as well.

That about covers the offensive options in my opinion, on the defensive side of the ball, I see linebacker as the primary area of interest. If the Giants were to lock up DE Osi Umenyiora for 3 years and then spend a little on a solid linebacker via free agency, they may have something there. Of course, you have to include locking down LB Chase Blackburn for 3 years as well. Both of those guys are very important to what happens on the field on defense and special teams. It’s a smart move that makes sense, plus both guys want to retire as Giants one day and possibly make it into the Ring of Honor. You can go to bed at night knowing both of these guys will be worth what they are paid three years from now. DE Justin Tuck, DE Osi Umenyiora and DE Jason Pierre-Paul together for the next three years means at least one more Super Bowl ring for the Giants Dynasty Team. Another ring means all of the NFL “experts” and haters are silenced for a decade. And you know what? Eli is going to do it.

Expect Big Blue to strike like lightning and make a bold move early in the free agency period. When you have the last pick in the draft, 32nd overall, it makes sense to strike quickly in free agency to bolster your squad. At least it makes sense in my mind and justifies an aggressive approach from the onset. I am just as curious as the next guy about which direction they will take regarding talent and managing cap space. Bravo again to captain QB Eli Manning for restructuring his contract to free up over $6.5 million in cap space. What a team player and superb leader he is for this franchise and he has now become the Greatest Quarterback in New York Giants history in my opinion. Put it in the record books ladies and gentlemen. Speaking of quarterbacks, will the G-Men be looking into other backup quarterback options for Iron Man Easy Eli? Some reports say QB David Carr might be on his way out. I’ve always liked Carr and though he brought some stability to the backup QB position. We will find out soon.

Who are some of the free agent players you have your eyes on for the New York Giants?

RD – nygreporter

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Giants Should Induct Ernie Accorsi into the Ring of Honor

March 8, 2012

NEW YORK – I feel very strongly about this. The next class to be inducted into the New York Giants Ring of Honor should include former GM Ernie Accorsi in my opinion. Along with Accorsi, guys like RB Rodney Hampton, LB Pepper Johnson, DT Keith Hamilton, P Jeff Feagles and DE Leonard Marshall should be considered as well. They all deserve to be a part of New York lure forever. Coming off a Super Bowl winning season, it would be cool to have them all with Super Bowl rings of their own. I haven’t heard anything announced about the upcoming class but it certainly should be interesting. To be honest, at times I get a history lesson when an old timer is inducted and I have to do my research on them. It makes it more fun if you ask me.

There are a few other guys like QB Eli Manning, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, RB Brandon Jacobs, DE Justin Tuck, DE Osi Umenyiora, OL Rich Seubert, OL Chris Snee, John Mara, Steve Tisch, Pat Hanlon and C Shaun O’Hara who will be up in lights one day too. But people forget about Ernie Accorsi and the long term contributions he has made for the team, even beyond his retirement that continue to pay off for Big Blue. It is time for this man to be honored the proper way, even if he doesn’t want it. I hope that the majority of Giants fans already know what I mean and agree with me. For the Giants fans that have “heard of him” but don’t know about him, you really need to read about this man. He is a legend in New York football.

I was one of the fans who were concerned when Mr. Accorsi handed over the team to current GM Jerry Reese. Not because I was worried about Reese but because I was so comfortable with Accorsi. Jerry Reese certainly can be considered one of those contributions to the team that continues to pay off. Accorsi gave Reese his full blessing with the brass at Big Blue, which made for a smooth transition for young buck Reese. And make no mistake about it, Jerry Reese has since made a name for himself and flourished with managing premium talent. He is particularly surgical with the NFL draft and just like his predecessor, has won me over. I trust his choices and know that he is trying to field the best possible team at all times. Yes, Giants GM Jerry Reese will certainly be added to the Ring of Honor one day but maybe not before, Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

Right now, we have the 2012 NFL Draft, 2012 Giants Minicamp, OTA’s, Schedule releases and analysis and a bunch of other interesting Giants news coming up. Be sure to come back and check it out!

Do you think Ernie Accorsi deserves to be inducted into the New York Giants Ring of Honor?

RD – nygreporter.com

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12/7/11 Christmas DAC Day 7, Lucky Number Seven

December 7, 2011

NEW YORK – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We are only about 2 1/2 weeks away from Christmas now. I hope all of the kids reading this are being good and listening to your parents. Santa will keep you on the ‘good’ list if you do the right thing. As for the adults, it’s time for a little math. Let me ask you something, what do you get when you add two thousand plus seven? Hey, the answer is 2007. you know, like the year the Giants earned themselves another nickname (Road Warriors) by making it back to the SuperBowl after a 17 year drought. Thank you God!

Another interesting fact about the Giants and the number seven is the fact that the Super Bowl XLII win was the Giants 7th league Championship. They had won 4 NFL Championships before the Super Bowl era and then 3 Championships after it. Pretty cool huh? The number seven is also one of the few Giants jersey numbers that are retired. Mel Hein has the honor of being the last New York Giant to wear number seven. Now it gets weird, the Giants have only played in seven different stadiums/venues since their inception in 1925. Can you guess how many times they have won the NFC East? Yep, you know it, lucky number seven.

DAC Fact

Did you know that the victory for Big Blue in Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 is the greatest upset in Super Bowl history? The Giants beat the undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 and got their ‘ten table’ Championship rings. The Patriots were favored by 2 TD’s and QB Tom Brady had just finished having the best regular season performance by a QB in NFL history. Many experts will say that this Super Bowl also had the greatest play in Super Bowl history, known simply as ‘The Catch’. The Manning to Tyree pass is the most incredible play I have ever seen in that type of environment and under that king of pressure.

What is your favorite/lucky number? If you don’t have one yet, it’s never too late to pick one.

RD – nygreporter.com

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Coming Soon! Kids Can Join NYG Justin Tuck at ProCamps

November 14, 2011

NEW YORK – Giants Pro Bowl DE Justin Tuck will be holding his ‘Old Spice Justin Tuck Football Camp’ in Mahwah, New Jersey. The dates have yet to be determined but more info on that will follow. The camp is held for kids ages 7-14. It is an all day unique experience that comes with a few goodies. The kids should truly have a great time and walk away with some valuable football knowledge. The cost is $149.00 per kid, which isn’t too bad for a two day camp with a Giants Pro Bowl defensive end. Campers will be placed on teams according to their age. Kids will be at different stations doing physical skills, drills and plays.

Tri-state area kids have a chance at attending a Justin Tuck camp locally and leaving with some parting gifts. If it happens to rain on that day, kids will be taken to a nearby indoor facility. The rest of what kids get for attending is a camp t-shirt, autographed team photo, seven hours of instruction, prizes and gifts and a great experience hanging out with Justin. Jim Stoll is the program director and in charge of running camps for many pro athletes.

There are a few suggestions I have for the Justin Tuck ProCamp, check this out Justin. I would include an individual photo with Justin, in addition to the team photo autographed. A photo with the parents paying for the camp would be nice to. From what I know of Justin, he probably already does most of this already but just doesn’t list it. I would set up a weight bench and have Justin demonstrate his NFL strength to the kids. Showing them proper workout technique, workout safety and importance of not pushing it too hard, too early. Also add a loose curriculum of the days activities on his page for parents to browse.

I sent a 10 question interview to the ProCamps coordinator to get to Justin, he will be our first defensive player interview ever, after two offensive players in a row, Rodney Hampton Interview 4/2/11, nygreporter Edition 0002, Steve Smith Interview 3/6/11, nygreporter Edition 0001. A true Thanksgiving present indeed. Get back to us Justin!

I hope all of our readers will check this out or pass it along to a true blue Giants fan. You can also see a video when you visit the link to Justin Tucks ProCamp site.

SIDE NOTE: There haven’t been any available dates released yet for Justin Tuck ProCamps. Be sure to come back and check for more information as updates are confirmed about available dates!

RD – nygreporter.com

Check out New York Giants Team Captain, Justin Tuck’s camp info here Justin Tuck ProCamps.


Giants Face Biggest Test of the Year Versus Patriots

November 1, 2011

NEW YORK – The Giants have compiled a respectable 5-2 record so far this year and sit in first place in the NFC East. Some are very surprised by this fact because the G-men have been playing sub-par football during the first half of the year. I mean no disrespect to Big Blue by saying that, it is simply a fact for fans to see on television each week. True Giants fans know the team can play much better then they have been thus far. The Giants will need to step their game up on Sunday when they play the red hot New England Patriots in the Boston area. The Patriots will forever have a bad taste in their mouths for the Giants because New York beat them thoroughly in Super Bowl XLII. They will play extra hard versus the G-Men every single time they do battle because New York ruined their perfect season. The phrase “18-1″ has become synonymous with choking big time in the sports world.

This is without a doubt the toughest game of the year so far for Big Blue. This will be a game in which everyone expects the Pats to win by a couple of touchdowns. I think those football “experts” will be surprised when they see an offensive shoot out going back and forth. I have less confidence in the Giants defense (I haven’t said that in years) then I do in the offense. Still, the offense had some key players get banged up against the Dolphins including RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks. Another issue could be the fact that RB Brandon Jacobs didn’t do much when he got back on the field and it makes you wonder if he is fully healthy yet. The Giants will need all of their weapons on the field to give the Pats a real run for their money. Something else the fans are pondering about is the debut of rookie CB Prince Amukamara, will it be this weekend? QB Eli Manning is an elite NFL QB, so I’m not concerned about him one bit and never was. All of you sports “experts” are awfully quiet now that Easy Eli is balling on a top 5 QB level. Man up and admit you were wrong or lose credibility.

The Giants defensive backs will be the deciding factor in this game. There is no doubt in my mind that the Giants defensive ends can get to QB Tom Brady early and often. CB Corey Webster and CB Aaron Ross will need to bring their A-game on Sunday and hold down the backfield. Safeties Kenny Phillips and Antrel Rolle will also be held accountable and must prevent giving up the huge plays opposing offenses have enjoyed this season. The Patriots utilize their TE’s more then most NFL teams, so it isn’t just the WR’s the G-Men need to worry about. If the Giants DB’s do their job and the running game can get it going, I truly think the Giants can squeak out a victory by 1-3 points in a close game. I’ll predict a final score of 35-33 with the Giants win.

What do you expect from the Giants this weekend versus the Patriots?

RD – nygreporter.com

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Giants Lose Half of their Starting Offense in 2011

August 11, 2011

NEW YORK – The New York Giants might have to change their name to the New Look Giants this season. The team has been hit with a string of bad news (karma is a female dog) in recent weeks and the team has lost half of their starting offense. The news about WR Steve Smith going to the rival Eagles yesterday sealed the deal for me. I have been a very big fan of GM Jerry Reese and have showered him with praise since the first year he came to the team. But even my faith has been shaken by the mass exodus of pro bowl athletes in 2011. Think about this for a moment, the Giants have lost OL Rich Seubert, OL Shaun O’Hara, TE Kevin Boss, FB Madison Hedgecock and WR Steve Smith. All five of these guys were starters in an offense that requires eleven men. You do the math.

The Giants also lost some other quality guys such as OL Shawn “Fan Fav” Andrews, DT Barry Cofield (who also went to division rival, the Redskins). They are in a contract battle with all pro DE Osi Umenyiora, they lost CB Bruce Johnson to injury and cut him. They signed TE Ben Patrick who turned around and retired on them and they have lost their 1st round pick CB Prince Amukamara for two months. When it rains, it pours. There were other transactions made but these mentioned are the big deals and the team still hasn’t addressed all of the free agents that need signing. The Giants play their first preseason game in two days and will need to get a ton of new players up to speed on the playbook and the system. I’m not sure how they will fair but I wish them good luck with that.

I cannot remember a year in recent memory where the Giants lost so many quality players within a one month period of time. I’m not sure if there ever was a similar situation in team history. Yes, the team has signed some players but they hardly replaced all of the talent the team lost. I hope Jerry Reese knows what he is doing because this will be an unrecognizable group of players on the field to the true blue fan. The fact that the team was six million dollars over the salary cap certainly plays into the mix but that also begs the question of why? Who was watching the salary cap and allowed this to happen? Rabid fans have been calling for the head of Jerry Reese and for changes in the front office as a whole. I will keep my opinions to myself until I see what the team does in 2011. I will not panic but I am certainly deeply concerned.

What are your thoughts about the recent roster moves made by the Giants?

RD – nygreporter.com

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