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NFL free agency: ‘Dependable’ Michael Davis the CB2 answer for the Giants?

NFL free agency: ‘Dependable’ Michael Davis the CB2 answer for the Giants?

Michael Davis breaks up a pass against the Atlanta Falcons. | Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Davis might be, if the Los Angeles Chargers let him reach the open market Julian Love might be able to handle starting cornerback duties for the New York Giants, at least in some matchups. Isaac Yiadom could handle others, especially in zone-heavy game plans. Sam Beal and even Ryan Lewis, if he is brought back, could fill the role of playing opposite James Bradberry at times. That’s largely how the Giants got by at the second cornerback spot...
Mar 2, 2021
Miami cutting Kyle Van Noy — should Giants be interested?

Miami cutting Kyle Van Noy — should Giants be interested?

Kyle Van Noy (53) | Photo by Michael Reaves/ Van Noy is a player the Giants apparently had interest in a year ago The Miami Dolphins are releasing edge defender Kyle Van Noy. That begs the question — is Van Noy a player the New York Giants should pursue once he becomes a free agent? A 29-year-old, seven-year veteran, Van Noy is a player the Giants were thought to be interested in as a free agent a year ago. Van Noy was a member of the New England Patriots from 2017-2019, where current Giants coach Joe Judge was special teams coordinator. Those three seasons, when he...
Mar 2, 2021
NFL draft roundtable: Kwity Paye vs. Gregory Rousseau

NFL draft roundtable: Kwity Paye vs. Gregory Rousseau

Kwity Paye (19) | Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Which of those players would our analysts select for the Giants at No. 11? In our weekly mock draft tracker, those who don’t give the New York Giants a receiver often mock one of two edge rushers — Kwity Paye of Michigan or Gregory Rousseau of Miami — to the Giants at No. 11. So, this week’s Big Blue View Roundtable discussion centers on those two players. Here is the question posed to our staff of analysts: “The EDGE defenders generally mentioned as possibilities for the Giants at No. 11 are Kwity Paye and Gregory...
Mar 1, 2021
J.J. Watt to Arizona could be good news for Giants

J.J. Watt to Arizona could be good news for Giants

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ That increases the odds Haason Reddick will be available in free agency The news that five-time All-Pro edge defender J.J. Watt will join the Arizona Cardinals could have a trickle-down effect that might benefit the New York Giants. That news means that Haason Reddick, who had a career-year with 12.5 sacks for Arizona in 2020, will almost certainly reach free agency. Reddick, 26, was the 13th overall pick by the Cardinals in 2017. He was playing on the edge full time in 2020 after spending much of his time in previous seasons at off-ball...
Mar 1, 2021
‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Nate Solder situation, Ifeatu Melifonwu interview

‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Nate Solder situation, Ifeatu Melifonwu interview

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The latest episode of the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast is a two-part episode. First, we talk about the situation between the New York Giants and Nate Solder. Ed also talks to Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, who some think could be a first-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Solder, of course, wants to play in 2021. Ed discusses the Giants options regarding Solder’s expensive contract. Melifonwu is generating draft buzz despite Syracuse going 1-10 in 2020. Melifonwu, Trill Williams and Andre Cisco are all Orange defensive backs who...
Mar 1, 2021
NFL free agency: Predicting which unrestricted free agents the Giants keep

NFL free agency: Predicting which unrestricted free agents the Giants keep

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Giants can’t keep them all — even if they want to The calendar has turned to March, which means NFL free agency is right around the corner. Way back at the end of January, we looked at some of the moves the New York Giants could make to save some salary cap space. NFL teams can begin signing free agents who had been with other teams at 4 p.m. ET on March 17. Many of those signings will be known before then thanks to what is commonly known as the legal tampering period. That begins March 15. Let’s go through the list of Giants who...
Mar 1, 2021
Giants news, 3/1: Orlando Brown, Kyle Pitts, free agents, more

Giants news, 3/1: Orlando Brown, Kyle Pitts, free agents, more

Photo by Abbie Parr/ New York Giants headlines for Monday Good morning, New York Giants fans! Should Giants trade for Ravens’ Orlando Brown? Why it might make sense, and a potential offer - nj.com We have repeatedly made the case for why this would not work for the Giants. Zac k Rosenblatt, though, proposes a scenario that has some appeal. Top 10 tight ends for 2021 NFL Draft: There's Kyle Pitts and then everyone else – The Athletic Dane Brugler calls Pitts “a special talent who is called a “unicorn” by the Florida coaching staff. it’s going to take a...
Feb 28, 2021
Pat Flaherty reportedly rejoining New York Giants

Pat Flaherty reportedly rejoining New York Giants

Pat Flaherty | Photo by George Gojkovich/ Former Giants offensive line coach will apparently serve as an advisor Pat Flaherty, offensive line coach on Tom Coughlin’s New York Giants staff from 2004-2015, will reportedly return to the Giants organization. Per ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Flaherty will function “in an advisory role, helping out with the offensive linemen among other duties.” The weird part of that is that it sounds much like the role that head coach Joe Judge originally intended for Dave DeGuglielmo, who ended up as offensive line coach the second half of...
Feb 28, 2021
Ed’s mock draft, 3.0: Pair of trades shake up this Giants draft

Ed’s mock draft, 3.0: Pair of trades shake up this Giants draft

Kadarius Toney | Photo by Kelly Chase/Collegiate Images/ Moving around the board nets five of the draft’s first 81 picks New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has run eight NFL drafts, five with the Carolina Panthers and three with the Giants. It’s not news to Giants fans that Gettleman has never traded down in the draft. Still, that doesn’t make it impossible. My chat for Friday’s ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast with former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum only reaffirmed my belief that the upcoming draft could provide Gettleman and the Giants a...
Feb 27, 2021
NFL free agency: Is WR Corey Davis a logical target for the Giants?

NFL free agency: Is WR Corey Davis a logical target for the Giants?

Corey Davis | Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Davis would give the Giants size, play-making ability, and still may have some upside It is incumbent upon the New York Giants to upgrade the offensive talent around third-year quarterback Daniel Jones for the 2021 season. An offense that finishes 31st in the league again will likely get offensive coordinator Jason Garrett fired, maybe GM Dave Gettleman, too, and would likely have the Giants looking for a new quarterback. One way to do that might be to add a big-bodied wide receiver who could fill the “X” receiver role, or...
Feb 27, 2021
Big Blue View mailbag: Wide receivers, salary cap, DeSean Jackson, more

Big Blue View mailbag: Wide receivers, salary cap, DeSean Jackson, more

The mail’s here! There are hints of Spring in the air here in upstate New York, which means it’s not football season. The mail, though, never stops. Let’s open the Big Blue View Mailbag and answer some New York Giants questions. Todd Hosler asks: I have a body type question for you Ed, that pertains to the draft. Currently, we have a draft class of Smith, Chase and Waddle plus a hybrid TE in Pitts that appear to be head and shoulders above the rest. All of these players have plusses and minuses that may attract or deter you from drafting them. My question is skill...
Feb 27, 2021
Giants news, 2/27: Free agency dominates the discussion

Giants news, 2/27: Free agency dominates the discussion

Photo by Abbie Parr/ New York Giants headlines for Saturday Good morning, New York Giants fans! Is re-signing Leonard Williams, Dalvin Tomlinson realistic for Giants? - New York Giants Blog- ESPN We talked about this on Friday with former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum. NFL free agency WR rankings: Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin lead loaded class – The Athletic The question isn’t how they are ranked — the question is how many will reach free agency? Study: What's the Shelf Life of an NFL Offensive Coordinator? It’s just a shade over two seasons. Leonard...
Feb 26, 2021
Mock draft tracker: Jaylen Waddle races to clear lead for Giants at No. 11

Mock draft tracker: Jaylen Waddle races to clear lead for Giants at No. 11

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mocks, more draft news and notes Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has sprinted to a clear lead as the player most often selected in mock drafts for the New York Giants with the No. 11 pick. There are 61 mock drafts in our tracker this week, and Waddle was the selection in 16 of those (26.2 percent). Waddle’s Alabama teammate, Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver DeVonta Smith, was the choice for the Giants in 10 mock drafts (16.4). Florida hybrid tight end Kyle Pitts was chosen nine times (14.8 percent). Add two selections for LSU...
Feb 26, 2021
Ex-Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum: “Possible” Giants can keep Leonard Williams, Dalvin Tomlinson

Ex-Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum: “Possible” Giants can keep Leonard Williams, Dalvin Tomlinson

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Mike Tannenbaum chats with Ed on the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcasts Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum believes there are “windows” of opportunity for the New York Giants to keep both of their high-priced free agent defensive linemen, Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson. Appearing as a guest on the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast, Tomlinson joined the chorus of NFL talent evaluators who believe the Giants have to prioritize Williams if they can only retain one of the two players. “Leonard Williams has played well...
Feb 26, 2021
Prospect of the week: Minnesota CB Benjamin St-Juste might fit Patrick Graham’s criteria

Prospect of the week: Minnesota CB Benjamin St-Juste might fit Patrick Graham’s criteria

Benjamin St-Juste | Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Under the radar cornerback has rare size, length for the position Benjamin St-Juste is an under-the-radar cornerback prospect New York Giants fans might be well-served to get to know in the buildup to the 2021 NFL Draft. The truth of NFL roster construction is that you can’t fix every positional problem you may have with a first-round draft choice or a big-money free agent. Sometimes, you have to be right about a middle- or late-round draft pick or find the right mid- to low-cost free agent who fits what...

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