New York Giants
As free agency approaches for New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle after this season, he isn’t looking too far as to where he’d like to play come 2015.
“This is a great fit,” Rolle said, via ESPN’s Dan Graziano. “I would love to finish my career here. I want to be with JPP [Jason Pierre-Paul] and [Odell] Beckham, and I can’t wait to see [Victor] Cruz come back. These are my brothers. This is where I want to be.”
As a free agent in 2010, the Giants took care of him with a five-year, $37.1 million free-agent contract, but Rolle knows there’ll be some uncertainty this time around.
“At certain times, it does get hard, and you find yourself drifting off and wondering,” Rolle explained. “It’s a mind-boggling situation for anyone to go through on this level. But that’s where it comes down to how strong you are mentally to be able to fight through that.”
Antrel Rolle has cemented as a valuable member of the Giants core, and he’d like to finish his career in the city where it was reborn.
The soon to be 32-year-old free agent wants to return to the Giants in 2015 and would like to play three more seasons before ending his career as a member of the team.
“Yeah. This is a great fit,” Rolle said on Wednesday. “Like I said, next year when we get all our guys healthy and everyone can gel and get on the same page at the same time, I think it’s going to be wonderful to be honest with you. But that is not my call to make. That is not my call to make. I’d love to finish my career here.”
Rolle’s age and salary could be significant factors in whether he returns. His durability will as well.
The New Orleans Saints are in control of their own destiny.
After a blowout win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, the Saints regained control of the lowly NFC South. With a win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday coupled with a Carolina Panthers loss, the Saints will win the division, and former NFL-er Chris Snee believes this is a team that is getting hot at the right time.
While the Saints have gone through their fair share of struggles during their underachieving season, Snee writes in his latest post for Football by Football that they pose a “legitimate threat” to any team in the NFC with their offensive firepower and proven psotseason track record at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“The Saints have had two certainties since head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees came to town. First, they’re going to score a lot of points. Second, no one wants to play them in the playoffs. Winning the NFC South would ensure New Orleans of a home playoff game. Whatever 10- or 11-win team dra
Former Giants lineman Luke Petitgout is facing charges of assaulting his wife in New York and New Jersey, but that didn’t stop the former NFL star from hanging out on the sidelines of MetLife Stadium with his old team Sunday. And Jennifer Petitgout was shocked to hear that her estranged husband was allowed on the field while facing the domestic abuse charges, according to Page Six of the N.Y. Post. The perceived lack of good judgement by the Giants comes even while the NFL’s “social responsibility” team has launched a campaign of PSAs — featuring the team’s quarterback, Eli Manning, — raising awareness of domestic violence. “Luke was at the game with his kids, waving to the crowd,” a source told the site. “This was the second time recently he was on the field, despite the NFL saying they’re clamping down on abuse. It’s pathetic. You need credentials to get on the field.” #goodcallref #jefftriplette #hestheboss #giants #win A photo posted by @luke._i_am_your_father_ on Dec 1
This is my All NFC-East team through the first 15 weeks of the season. The results are based on the collective results of the season, not week-to-week success. So don’t be on the lookout for J.J. Wilcox just because he had his best showing of the season in his previous outing. Another thing to note, the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles play a 3-4 defense, while the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants play a 4-3 defense so players will be considered for the positions they play in their respective defenses (Connor Barwin as a linebacker). I am not going to try to cross-project defensive schemes. There are still two weeks left, so there will be a chance for these to change, and I will do another one of these after the season. Due to the changing NFL landscape, I will pick three wide receivers and three cornerbacks as well. Without further ado:
Quarterback- Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys)
Not too much debate about this one–Romo is actually garnering some MVP attention from some. De
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) When a team misses the playoffs for three straight seasons, coaches and players attract critics.
Longtime coach Tom Coughlin has been under the microscope for weeks with the New York Giants (5-9) out of contention, and now some of his best players are being criticized.
Safety and defensive captain Antrel Rolle is the latest. The 10-year veteran is in the final year of a five-year contract that is paying him a $7 million base salary, and his play has not been as good as a year ago when he led the team in tackles (106) and interceptions (6).
While many wonder whether the 32-year-old should be re-signed, Rolle has no doubts that he can still play the game and help the Giants.
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The New York Giants have had a disappointing season to say the least, with their chances of playoff contention eliminated by statistical means on November 27th 2014. (What a way to enjoy Thanksgiving).
Despite the fact that many people will focus on the fact that the New York Giants are currently 5-9 with two games left in the regular season, this season is different simply because of all the injuries Tom Coughlin has had to work around. On December 3rd, with still a month left in the season, the Giants had 19 members of their active roster on the injury reserve.
For the 2015 season, focus must be placed on the Giants to use their draft picks wisely and to update their offensive line. This season showed one of the worst offensive lines in quite some time, and having multiple injuries to key players has identified that there is a lack of depth in reserves. In addition, the Giants have ignored the offensive line in previous draft picks, and it takes time (as the Giants saw this season) for the offensive line to
Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.
Fifteen weeks into the 2014 season, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out:
1. Tom Brady – On a weekly basis, his team seems to put up 40 points en route to dismantling opponents. Nobody is better right now than Brady. (LW: 2)
2. Andrew Luck – He’s leading the league in most statistical categories, while helping his team win games; that’s what it’s all about. (LW: 3)
3. Aaron Rodgers - It might be time for another “Relax” speech after Rodgers laid an egg on the road in Buffalo, hurting Green Bay’s Super Bowl chances. (LW: 1)
4. Tony Romo – Battling back on the road against Philadelphia in
Today the New York Giants signed offensive lineman Adam Gettis from the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad. @RavensInsider: Giants promote Dominique Hamilton to active roster, sign Adam Gettis off Steelers’ practice squad, sign Thomas Gordon to practice squad Gettis was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft. Do you […]
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With only two weeks to go in the NFL’s regular season, the playoff picture is starting to take shape. The list of contenders and pretenders is becoming clearer and clearer.
How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad.
Who fell into each category? Here are the “Heroes and Goats” from Week 15:
HERO NO. 5
OBJ may be 2014′s best rookie
Odell Beckham, Jr. – He won’t be a candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year, mainly because he missed the first two months of the season due to injury. But in the time he’s been on the field, the dynamic wideout has been nothing short of sensational. On Sunday, OBJ shined again, helping the Giants to a win over the Redskins by hauling in 12 catches for 143 yards and three touchdowns; he’s clearly Eli Manning’s go-to guy.
GOAT NO. 5
Tannehill came up short in another big game
Ryan Tannehill – For the second-straight
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Robert Griffin III played well enough to once again be named the Redskins starting quarterback. But, they still lost. There were still moments that Griffin held on to the ball or his offensive line failed to protect him. Griffin was sacked seven times in Sunday’s 24-13 loss to the New York Giants.
One particular instance came with just over one minute in the fourth quarter, Griffin was sacked by Johnathan Hankins. Griffin laid on the turf for several seconds as the clock ran. Initially it looked as Griffin was hurt, but he got up and got back to the huddle with the play clock running. Head coach Jay Gruden called a draw to Chris Thompson on third down. Thompson lost a yard, forcing fourth down. Gruden elected to punt the ball instead of running a play down by 11.
“He laid there for about six seconds,” Gruden explained afterwards. “We thought he was injured and I didn’t have another quarterback to go to, so I just let the clock run out and call
With less than 10 shopping days left until Christmas, there isn’t much time for teams to turn the 2014 season into a memorable one. Any margin for error is all but gone; it’s almost win-or-go-home time in the NFL.
It’s going to be a mad dash to the finish, with a ton of teams still in the mix and the race changing on a weekly basis. It sets up for a fantastic final two weeks of the regular season.
With that as a backdrop, the editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s Power Rankings in an attempt to sort it all out. Here are the results after 15 weeks of the 2014 season:
1. New England Patriots (11-3) – The Patriots domination of the AFC East has gotten comical at this point, as they captured yet another division title on Sunday by completely dismantling a Dolphins team that’s not ready for primetime. (LW: 1)
2. Seattle Seahawks (10-4) – About a month ago, it didn’t seem possible; but after four straight wins, the Seahawks are two victories away from getting the No. 1 seed in the
With professional pride on the line between two struggling NFC East teams, the Giants were able to triumph over the Washington Redskins 24-13. The victory led to the Gmen’s 2nd straight win and they are currently sitting at 5-9 through 15 weeks of a very disappointing season. Here are five factors leading to their impressive success:
1) No Turnovers: Unlike recent debacles, there were no turnovers throughout the course of the game for Big Blue. Eli Manning had an impressive performance, going 23 for 34 for 250 yards and three touchdowns and recorded no interceptions. The Giants performed well in protecting guarding Eli inside the pocket and protecting the ball on offense.
2) Prevented DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon from Scoring: Throughout the game, Big Blue’s secondary performed superbly, preventing Jackson and Garçon, the Redskin’s dynamic wide receiver duo, from any scoring. Jackson was held only to three catches for 15 yards against the Giants defense, who played zone coverages to prevent him fr
The New York Giants are on pace to finish with their worst record in a decade, and many have speculated that this season will be Tom Coughlin’s last with the team. According to at least one report, Coughlin is almost certain to be back with the G-Men in 2015. Steve Serby of the New York…Read More
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Peyton Manning and Fred Smith both interested in maybe owning the Titans, according to @JasonLaCanfora. Story: http://t.co/I3K5eh8zdn
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) December 14, 2014
Johnny Manziel gets his first NFL start today man. Get the glue sticks out because I am going to be glued to my television. I’m excited man
— Jon Gruden (@Faux_Gruden) December 14, 2014
Miami just had the weirdest drive in NFL history. 50-yard shot play, stall, blocked FG, Patriots touchdown.
— SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) December 14, 2014
Browns players wear shirts protesting police killings of Tamir Rice and John Crawford: http://t.co/BWjBFFnTm0 pic.twitter.com/PHQGRLz6UB
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) December 14, 2014
Bunch of NFL hacks sharpening their knives to crush Manziel. By the time he ran his 4th play, it was 10-0. After 3rd down drop, 17-0.
— Jason McIntyre (@jaso