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Odell Beckham Jr. throws down dunks at ASU (Video)

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is known for his unbelievable hands, but he can also throw down some nice slam dunks with a basketball, as he put his skills on display Friday at Arizona State University.@OBJ_3 throwin it down at ASU today @espn pic.twitter.com/t8AzWPuMAQ— Alex Tyler (@AlexTyler1515) March 28, 2015Beckham, who set a world record holder for his one-handed catching ability, can also kick field goals.  This guy can do just about anything. H/T BC.
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New York Giants 2015 draft order

The New York Giants have 8 picks to play with when the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30th in Chicago. (NY picked up an extra seventh-rounder from Denver in the Brandon McManus trade last August, per ESPN)

Breakdown of Giants’ 2015 selection:

First round: 9th overall selection

Second round: 40th overall selection

Third round: 74th overall selection

Fourth round: 108th overall selection

Fifth round: 144th overall selection

Sixth round: 186th overall selection

Seventh round: 226th overall selection

Seventh round: 245th overall selection

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been one of the steadfast supporters of relocating a NFL team to Los Angeles.
And while that hasn’t changed over the past few months, Jones recent comments should raise some eyebrows. After pretty much declaring there would be a NFL team in Los Angeles within five years of both the Rams and Raiders uprooting back in 1995, Jones is among those most surprised by the fact that its been 20 years since the nation’s second-largest media market has hosted a NFL team.
He doesn’t seem to think it will be too much longer before that changes.

This is different (from 20 years ago). What has changed is you have three teams that can move. Jones Said, via U-T San Diego. “One is ready to push dirt in Los Angeles. Heck, they might even be pushing dirt…That stadium is going to get built. I know that. I don’t know about any others, but that stadium will be built.

Jones was referring to St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s plan to build a stadium in Inglewood, Californiaâ

Rashad Jennings: Giants will have a ‘dominant offense’

Rashad Jennings expects the New York Giants offense to be much better in 2015 than they were in 2014 when they finished 10th in yards and 13th in points per game.
“I think we’re going to have a dominant offense,” Jennings said to NJ.com. “Eli (Manning) is really comfortable in the offense now — being able to control a lot from the line of scrimmage.”
Jennings expects big things from Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle along with the return of Victor Cruz.
“I think we all have unique talents that implemented into this offensive system. I love the fact that we’re bringing guys that can play. It’s not competition, it’s guys that can play. I think the biggest guy I gotta face is always the man in the mirror. My job is to make sure that every single one of my teammates is ready to play. So I’m not concerned about delegating time on the clock, I’m worried about winning.”
Jennings will share the backfield with Shane Vereen, who was recently signed.
“It’s going to be big,” Je

Angry New York Giants fan says that Eli Manning is not a top ten quarterback

The last we heard on the contract talks between the New York Giants and Eli Manning seemed to indicate that the team is willing to let him play out the remainder of his current deal and not give him a major extension this offseason.
That’s probably a smart move, but it also kicks the can further down the road.
The Giants still face a difficult decision: can they afford to pay elite quarterback money to a quarterback who most people believe is not elite?
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One Giants fan on Twitter in particular is angry at the prospect. Earlier today when the Giants’ official team account posted about who will be the starting safety next season, he went off and berated the Giants for considering giving Manning top five money. Check it out:

@Giants why in gods name would you consider paying top 5 money to Eli manning when he’s not a top 10 QB? What a friggin joke!
— YellenisI

Giants have big plans for RB Shane Vereen

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said running back Shane Vereen role in the offense will be more than a third-down running back.

Coughlin added Vereen’s versatility in multiple offensive sets and his ability to catch passes out of the backfield make him a viable weapon no matter what the down is.

Vereen, 26, has 907 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns while adding 107 receptions for 1,023 yards and catching seven touchdowns via the air in his four-year career.

“I see him in that regard as a pass receiver coming out of the backfield, a pass protector, a guy who runs the ball in the three-wide offense in the run game, if you will, which is very prevalent today in our sport,” Coughlin said, via NJ.com.

“So I see him in that regard.”

“Well, you know what [Vereen] can do. Quite frankly, it’s something from an attack standpoint we’ve had some success with, but not to the extent that he has,” Coughlin said.

“When you look at Vereen, a lot of the [Tom] Brady hookup wi…

New York Giants: Best Free Agent Signing of All Time

   The 2005 New York Giants were riddled with question marks after consecutive losing seasons. The team had no first round pick in the upcoming draft after trading it away as part of a package for Eli Manning the previous year. With limited high value picks and the pressure to win, the front office knew that it was important to make a big splash in free agency. While the Giants added several pieces including Antonio Pierce and Kareem McKenzie, the biggest and most important signing of the year was the talented, yet troubled wide receiver Plaxico Burress. After it was all said and done, Burress turned out to have a bigger impact than any other free agent signing in franchise history.  Prior to signing with the Giants, Burress was coming off five seasons with the Pittsburg Steelers where he looked like an emerging star in the league.  The Giants, in need of a true number one wide receiver, decided to gamble on the controversial player. On March 17th, 2005, Burress and the Giants agree…

Tom Coughlin Compares Giants Free Agent Addition To Super Bowl Hero

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin believes recently signed wide receiver/return man Dwayne Harris can be used the same way the team utilized Super Bowl hero David Tyree.

Photo Credit: Giants.com

Like Tyree—one of the top surprise stars in Super Bowl history—Harris hasn’t put up big numbers on offense. The 5-foot-10, 202-pound receiver played just 160 snaps on offense last season and has hauled in just 33 career receptions for 418 yards and three touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys (2011-14).
Just for reference, Tyree, also once named to the Pro Bowl for his performance on special teams, had 54 career receptions for 650 yards and four touchdowns in five seasons with the Giants (2003-07).

Coughlin said Dwayne Harris could be used on offense the way Tyree used to be used, as a blocking receiver.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 25, 2015

 
“Tyree would come in [on offense], he’d be a blocker, that’s what Harris does, but you see him on the field, you start t…

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is annoyed by modern technology

One of the better quotes we heard today at the NFL owners meetings down in Arizona came from New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin…
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Here’s what Coughlin had to say, according to Tom Rock of Newsday:

Giants coach Tom Coughlin does not trust his iPhone http://t.co/qZm6Egkgs0 pic.twitter.com/j86MtZGhHd
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 25, 2015

“Two weeks ago I’m trying to get to a roller hockey game that my grandson is playing in, so Marc Ross [the Giants' director of college scouting] had showed me how to talk to this phone,” Coughlin said. “I don’t trust the lady in GPS, I don’t trust her, because they don’t send you the right way. I hit the button and I go ‘Park Ridge, New Jersey.’ And she comes back on, she’s giving me directions. So now I figure out where I am. I hit the thing and I said, ‘

Tom Coughlin is iPhone Challenged and Doesn’t Trust the Lady in the GPS

Somehow the talk at the head coach’s breakfast during the NFL Annual Meeting got off course with New York Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin discussing his lack of appreciation and understanding of his iPhone.
At least the 68-year-old coach has a smartphone. However, when it comes to using this modern piece of genius technology, Coughlin admitted his grandchildren provide technical support and he does not trust the lady navigator in the GPS, Siri.
I don’t trust the lady in GPS, I don’t trust her, because they don’t send you the right way. I hit the button and I go ‘Park Ridge, New Jersey.’ And she comes back on, she’s giving me directions. So now I figure out where I am. I hit the thing and I said, ‘Thank you very much, I know exactly where I am now.’ And she comes back and says, ‘You don’t have to thank me.’ I swear to God that’s what she said. And then I couldn’t get her to shut up. Every turn. ‘Take a right here.’ I know where I am. I know where I am. I’m a block away from my ho

Tom Coughlin details hilarious Siri struggle with his iPhone

Tom Coughlin may be 68 years old, but he’s not too old to have some new technology. The man owns an iPhone, which seems pretty advanced for a senior citizen. The only problem is, not unlike many others, he has his bouts with the talking feature on the phone — Siri. Coughlin told a funny…Read More

Why Shane Vereen is the perfect fit in the New York Giants offense

The 2015 NFL season came to an unsuccessful and disappointing end for the New York Giants. One of the main problems the team needed to fix this offseason is to improve the running game. Last year, Big Blue averaged only 100.3 rushing yards per game (23rd in the league). Andre Williams tallied merely 3.3 yards per carry, and Rashad Jennings averaged only 3.8 yards per carry. With a poor offensive line and insufficient rushing statistics, the Gmen knew they needed to make transactions during 2015 offseason. Thus far, the Giants major signing was running back Shane Vereen. I believe he will help booster the Giants running game and become a major contributor in the team’s offense.
Vereen was born in Valencia, California, where he attended Valencia High School. A three year varsity football player, Vereen also played basketball and was a top sprinter in his region, running the 60 meters in 6.94 seconds and the 100 meters in 10.66 seconds.
After being recruited to play for the University of California, Vereen r

Coughlin makes typical old guy comment about iPhone’s Siri

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is one of the most experienced and respected head coaches in the NFL, which means of course he can’t be one the younger guys among his colleagues. At 68 years of age, Coughlin may be a spry senior citizen but he is nevertheless no spring chicken. Still, Coughlin…Read More
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New York Giants found 3 free agent gems

Everyone has heard the old English ‘idiom don’t judge a book by its cover’. Early on during 2015 NFL free agency I was furious. I could not for the life of me understand what New York Giants GM Jerry Reese was doing. Teams all around the league jumped at the opportunity to sign big name players. Name after name came flying off the board all while Reese sat on his hands. As the week went on I became more and more enraged because I saw the potential for next season slipping away. The problem was I was judging the book by its cover.
As free agency continued to unfold, I read past the opening cover to reveal the Giants free agency blue print. The theme of this offseason is depth. Offensively the Giants layered the line with durable plug and play options, and were able to steal dynamic play making running back Shane Vereen from the Patriots. On the defensive side of the ball, Reese loaded the D-line for Steve Spagnuolo by adding Kenrick Ellis and George Selvie. Behind them he layered the linebacking core

WATCH: New York Giants WR Odell Beckham shows off during college kick return

It has been about three months now since we saw electrifying New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. playing in a meaningful football game, which is of course entirely too long…
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Let’s get our Beckham fix by going back and looking at some of his college tape.
On this play against the Georgia Bulldogs, Beckham showed off by catching a kick return with one hand:

Ridiculous.
Last season with the Giants Beckham returned 21 punts for 171 yards.
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