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What if the Chargers refused to trade Eli Manning?

Starting on February 14, 2014, Sam Quinn and The Sports Post have decided to run down the 52 Greatest What Ifs in NFL History, one per week, for the next year. For a list of published What Ifs, as well as the introductory piece, click here.
No team in football is better at getting screwed out of Mannings than the San Diego Chargers. In 1998, Ryan Leaf apparently skipped a meeting with the Colts intentionally in order to secure his place with the Chargers, ensuring Indianapolis would select future MVP Peyton. Six years later, just as San Diego prepared to select little brother Eli, father Archie announced that his son wasn’t interested in playing for the Chargers. The two sides squabbled for days before the Chargers were eventually forced to trade Manning to the Giants for, among other things, Philip Rivers. This allowed the Steelers to eventually select Ben Roethlisberger, and eventually swung at least four championships in a different direction.
Crazy, right? But what if the Ch…

New York Giants at Jacksonville: 5 Things to Know

If you think Tom Coughlin took some heat in his final season as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, you should see and hear what is said about him in the Big Apple.Forget the fact that Coughlin and his Giants have won two Super Bowls in the last seven seasons. The Jekyll and Hyde team that has become hit and miss in New York – and we are not talking about the J-E-T-S, JETS – should be better than their record is right now.But changes in the coaching staff, struggles with the running game and of course the erratic play of Eli Manning has not been a good thing for Coughlin, the man under constant scrutiny up north. I guess that since you win a Super Bowl or two, and beat Bill Belichick not once but twice in doing so, every Giants fan and their sister becomes a bit greedy – wanting more.Here in Jacksonville, fans would be more than happy to share Coughlin’s woes. Two Super Bowls means at least two trips to the playoffs in that time frame. Jaguars’ fans just want to reach mediocrity…

New York Giants QB Eli Manning named as one of NFL’s 10 biggest turkeys

The NFL is a marketing machine, a network of television, online, print and other media platforms that push the league’s message at every turn. It’s a mechanism that churns out stars and makes average Joes household names.
Most of the time, that’s a good thing; the league is promoting the game by highlighting the people who make it click. But it’s not always appropriate. Sometimes, people aren’t ready to be stars and/or household names. Perhaps they don’t have the résumé for it. Maybe they don’t perform well in the limelight.
But once they are there, it’s hard to get them out of the public eye; the toothpaste is already out of the tube. That creates problems, as people who shouldn’t be the face of the NFL are in part serving that role. They’re woefully miscast, but have are stuck on stage.
With that in mind, here are the 10 biggest turkeys in the NFL today:
10. The Mannings
These guys get away with anything and everything
Would any other family get away with the nonsense that this gr

Which New York Giants, disappointing NFL QBs are on the Week 13 hot seat?

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Thirteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance.
Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend:
5. Drew Brees
Brees now has to be a road warrior
At some point, someone is going to have to explain how the Saints lost three straight games at the Superdome, a building where they used to be unbeatable. The only way to avoid heads rolling is to still will the NFC South, which is still ripe for the taking despite a 4-7 record. In order to do so, however, New Orleans will have to win some games on the road, something they’ve never been very good at doing; that means Mr. Brees needs to step up.
Heat Index: 3 – He won’t get benched, but his status as one of the game’s top QBs is on the line in the next couple of weeks

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Tom Coughlin takes shot at struggling pass rush: ‘There’s a bunch of guys up front that are supposed to be known for that’

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is known for wearing his heart on his sleeve and couldn’t help himself in taking a shot at the team’s defensive line and struggling pass rush.

Once known as one of the top pass rushing units in past years, Coughlin says the names are there, but the production isn’t.

‘There’s a bunch of guys up front that are supposed to be known for that,’ Coughlin said, via the New York Daily News.

“Quite frankly, we have called pressures,” Coughlin said.

“Pressures have been aborted or not performed very well. How would you like to be the guy who is sitting there calling pressures. And we call pressures and nothing happens so you’re vulnerable in the secondary even more when you do that. You’re not getting home. How would you like to be the guy calling those plays?”

Giants sign Former Stony Brook standout Michael Bamiro to PS

Today Michael Bamiro made a post on his Facebook page announcing he was signed by the New York Giants. It was a great signing by the G-Men. Bamiro is a great kid and when Tom Coughlin was asked about him he raved. @RVacchianoNYDN: Giants signed former Stony Brook OL @MichaelBamiro to their practice squad. “He […]
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Were any New York Giants named as Week 12′s biggest heroes or goats?

Twelve weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime.
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 12:

Blount looked comfy again in New England
LeGarrette Blount – Less than a week after getting released by the Steelers, the once-former Patriot was back in the lineup in New England, filling the void in the backfield caused by the sudden fall from grace of last week’s fantasy football supernova – Jonas Gray. The vagabond running back responded with 78 yards and two touchdowns on just 12 carries, proving that he’s most at home in the Patriots backfield.

Stanton wasn’t ready for the big time
Drew Stanton – The Cardinals traveled to Se

New York Giants tumbling down Power Rankings after tough Week 12 loss

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means the NFL season is approaching the final stretch. With just over a quarter of the season remaining, every game takes on added significance, with postseason implications seemingly involved with every matchup.
In part, that’s because so many teams are still technically “in the hunt.” But reality suggests that not every franchise that is still mathematically alive is actually a contender; in fact, most are pretenders, just waiting to be exposed.
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 12 weeks of the 2014 season:
1. New England Patriots (9-2) – The Patriots are absolutely rolling at the moment, disposing of playoff-caliber teams on a weekly basis. At this point, the only concern in New England is whether or not they are peaking too early. (LW: 1)
2. Green Bay Packers (8-3) – For as ugly as it might have been, the Packers beat a division rival on

Next season promises to be better for Giants fans

The New York Giants are going through another tough season, as this team is now at 3-8 after dropping a heartbreaking 31-28 home loss to their arch-rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.
This team has now lost five straight games, and it’s very evident that the Giants need to make changes in the offseason.
It’s pretty clear that head coach Tom Coughlin will be out of coaching after this season. Management has no choice but to cut ties with him. Whether he gets fired or resigns, one is sure to happen. He’s done great for this team, but they need to focus on becoming an elite contender every year, not a once-in-a-while playoff team.
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell may also have to go. The front-four pass rush that gave opposing offenses frustration for years is no longer there. An injured Walter Thurmond and Jon Beason don’t help, but this secondary has not been able to contain any of the league’s best offensive players for the most part.
But the Giants will be better next year. With Coughlin likely gone, a f

Odell Beckham Jr…The best New York Giants Catch of All-Time?

Odell Beckham Jr. ridiculous catch last Sunday night vs. the Cowboys (courtesy of USA Today).
Last Sunday night, Odell Beckham Jr. put on quite the show, catching ten passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Even though it wasn’t good enough for the New York Giants to defeat the Dallas Cowboys, the loss at home is not what is buzzing all around the media. In the 2nd quarter, Odell Beckham Jr. made one of the most amazingly freakish and ridiculous catches that has every football fan around the world in awe. On the first play of the series, Eli Manning heaved up a long ball to Beckham as he was in one-on-one coverage with Dallas cornerback, Brandon Carr. Amidst penalty flags flying because of contact by Carr trying to prevent Beckham from beating him, ODB somehow positioned his body perfectly and completed a one-handed catch in the end zone. He broke free in midair, situated his body within bounds, and managed a three fingered catch (he only used his thumb, pointer and middle fingers). As many football fanat

Randy Moss gives Odell Beckham Jr a new nickname

Randy Moss was a very good pass catcher in his day and now he has a new favorite. He gave mad props to Odell Beckham Jr of the New York Giants for his amazing catch, and even gave him a new nickname. Do you follow the NFL Draft? If so follow NFL Draft Diamonds on […]
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Odell Beckham Jr. makes unbelievable touchdown catch vs Cowboys (Video)

New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made one of the most unbelievable touchdown catches you will ever see during the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against Dallas.Beckham caught the 43-yard bomb on the first play of the second quarter. Let’s break down the difficulty of this catch which makes it so amazing:Beckham made the catch over and behind his head with one hand.Beckham made the catch while falling backwards – and managed to find his way into the end zone.Beckham was being interfered with – an additional distraction.Beckham finished the game with 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. The Cowboys rallied to win the game in the end 31-28, but all anyone will remember from this game years from now will be Beckham’s fantastic catch.Vine via CorkGaines. H/T BI.
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What You Missed if You Watched the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants Game Instead of the AMA’s

Guys–I hope you put your foot down and told your wives and girlfriends that you were watching the Cowboys-Giants game on Sunday Night Football instead of the American Music Awards. After all, why sit through hours of musicians patting each other on the back and the occasional non-crappy performance to find out who won what when you can easily read a list of the winners online after the show?Well–there actually is a pretty good reason to watch. Some of the eye candy is tremendous at the AMAs. So if you’d like to see it…via Bleacher ReportRead more »

WATCH: Odell Beckham makes the catch of the season

Rookie New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr already caught one touchdown pass against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night before potentially hauling in the single-best reception of the 2014 NFL season.
You have to see it to believe it.

Beckham, who was putting up ridiculous catches during the pregame workouts, continues to amazing viewers with his stunning ability to come down with the football.
The Giants have consistently missed on their first-round picks over the years, but Beckham Jr. appears to be an exception to the rule here.
What an absolutely amazing play here, especially considering the rookie from LSU was interfered with by Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr.
Just wow!
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Ride’em Cowboy or The Last Roundup: Five Key Priorities For the Giants Defeating The Cowboys

Unfortunately for New York fans, last week Eli Manning threw five interceptions in the Giants loss to the San Francisco 49ers, 16-10. In a dismal performance which actually began with a crisp Giants opening drive, they could not find a way to seal the deal. This week, they face a red hot 7-3 Dallas Cowboys team and cannot afford to play the way they did against them on October 19th, when they lost 31-21. Here are the keys for the Gmen defeating the Dallas Cowboys in week seven:
Tony Romo vs. Eli Manning earlier this season.
1. Dominate the line of scrimmage: As with every game, the Giants need to dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively. They need to protect Manning and create holes for the running game, as the Cowboys front seven is going to bring relentless pressure all game long.. Since the Cowboys have been successful drafting young and talented offensive linemen out of college, the Giants front seven needs to dominate the line of scrimmage. They cannot afford