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  • Wed., Jul. 30, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 1:20 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 1:20 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., Aug. 05, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., Aug. 06, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., Aug. 06, 2014 5:40 PM - 7:50 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
  • Thu., Aug. 07, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Fri., Aug. 08, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Mon., Aug. 11, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

     
  • Mon., Aug. 11, 2014 3:20 PM - 5:30 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
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Giants Fantasy Challenge

Posted by Giants.com on November 30, 2012 – 6:33 pm

The gauntlet has been thrown down.

The Giants broadcast and print crew has finally decided to engage in the ultimate contest of football knowledge (and good fortune): Fantasy Football!

Each week Bob Papa, Howard Cross, Roman Oben, Paul Dottino, Jeff Feagles, Anita Marks, John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Dan Salomone and the man crunching all the numbers, Dave Melroy, will go head to head to prove who is the best (and luckiest) fantasy football player around.

Dollar values are assigned to each player based up on their ranking on NFL.com – and our players choose their team while maintaining a $40 budget.

Tune into Big Blue Kickoff Live every weekday morning from 9:30-10:30 to talk Giants Football and track this year’s New York Giants fantasy football league.

MELROYS MADNESS - Team Awesome (Paul Dottino)
Andrew Luck $3 Tom Brady 11
Bryce Brown $1 Gore 8
Trent Richardson $20 Wells 1
Wes Welker $4 Bryant 8
Andre Johnson $6 Wayne 1
Vernon Davis $6 Gresham 9
PAPAS PROVOLONES  - YOU CAN’T TEACH HEIGHT (JOHN S)
Tony Romo $9 $7 Matthew Stafford
Reggie Bush $1 $22 Arian Foster
Michael Turner $1 $1 Stevan Ridley
Julio Jones $10 $8 Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant $8 $1 Reggie Wayne
Aaron Hernandez $7 $1 Greg Olson
SIR LANCELOT (Medow) The Taxi Squad (Salomone)
QB – Tony Romo – $9 QB – Andrew Luck $3
RB – Darren Sproles – $1 RB – Arian Foster $22
RB  – Benjarvis Green Ellis – $1 RB – Knowshon Moreno $1
WR – Calvin Johnson – $16 WR – Julio Jones $10
WR – Dez Bryant – $8 WR – Reggie Wayne $1
TE – Greg Olsen – $1 TE – Kyle Rudolph $3
Use2Punt4Cash (Feagles) Sprollin’InTheDeep (Anita)
Rogers 20 Matt Ryan $ 15
Gore 8 T Richardson $20
Bryce Brown 1 Bryce Brown $1
D Bryant 8 R Wayne $1
J Nelson 1 Jordy Nelson $1
Pettigrew 1 G Olsen $1
The Howard Cross 87’s – 86 The Roman Soldiers
QB Brees $18 Andrew Luck $3
RB Gore $8 Beenie Wells $1
RB Moreno $1  Michael Bush $1
WR Edelman $1 Andre Johnnson $6
WR Steve Smith $1   Roddy White $15
TE Vernon Davis $6  Jason Witten $13

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Fantasy Football Primer

Posted by Fantasy_101 on November 30, 2012 – 3:04 pm

The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.

fantasy-fb113111111Knowshown Moreno RB Broncos, last week: 85 rushing yards

Moreno looked like a former first round pick last week at Arrow Stadium, running the ball 20 times for 85 yards while adding four receptions for 26 yards. Although the Broncos face the best rush defense in the league this week, Tampa Bay also ranks 32nd in the league defending the pass, which will make for an interesting matchup with Peyton Manning at quarterback.  The Broncos offense should be able to get the play-action going early and open up plenty of opportunities for Moreno and the entire Denver offense.

Andy Dalton QB Bengals, last week: 210 passing yards, 3 TDs

Dalton has nine touchdowns in his past three games played.  Through that three-game span, the red rifle hasn’t turned the ball over once and has yet to throw an interception in over a month (since Week 9 vs Denver).  With the San Diego Chargers pass defense ranking 20th in the NFL  (243 yards up per game) and his new favorite red zone target, Mohamed Sanu  4 Td’s in last 3 games), the Bengals should have no trouble putting up points against an average Chargers defense.

Aaron Hernandez TE Patriots, last week: 36 receiving yards

Though Hernandez has had a disappointing year due to lingering injuries, this week against the Dolphins could be one where the starting tight end could have his breakout performance of the year. The last game he played in Miami last season was a memorable one, catching seven passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.  Tom Brady had 517 passing yards and four touchdowns.  No Rob Gronkowski this week only betters a good situation to begin with at the tight end position for Hernandez owners. Read more »


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Rookie Blog: CB Jayron Hosley

Posted by Giants.com on November 30, 2012 – 2:58 pm

Cornerback Jayron Hosley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past April. Throughout the season, the Virginia Tech product and Florida native provides an inside look into his journey of making it in the NFL. This week’s post begins coming off the Giants’ dominant win over the Packers (where Hosley had three tackles and broke up a pass) before taking on the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.

hosleyIt was a good win last week against Green Bay. They were a hot team, but we knew what we had to do. We had to go out there with a competitive team like the Packers and play ball. This week we’re just trying to pick up where we left off and keep that same energy going — and even turn it up more.

This was a “focus” week. You have to go out there and focus in on your keys and work hard. It’s one of those grind-it-out weeks to come back on a Monday night with a win. It’s not a typical schedule, but we need to still play at that level like any other game.

We’ve had some primetime games this year, but not Monday Night Football. It’s definitely a different feeling. Playing on a Monday night, everyone is watching you. It’s a big game. It’s a division rival. It’s a nationally televised game. So there is always going to be a lot riding on a primetime game, but it’s more important as far as our season. We take it seriously, and we’re up for the challenge.

Washington is another hot team stringing together some wins. You’ve seen the first game we played Robert Griffin III. We know what he can do. This game is all about getting back to the basics and seeing what we need to change from last game against those guys and what to work on. We’re seeing what they’ve done these past couple games in order to kind of counter that and just contain him as much as we can and go out there and play our ball. That’s basically it. It’s not so much what they’re doing, but it’s what we’re doing and what we can do. 

Previous Posts

» Rookie Blog: Fresh start after the bye 

» Rookie Blog: Coaches are expecting a lot out of me

» Rookie Blog: Riding out the hurricane after Dallas

» Rookie Blog: A Sigh of Relief

» Rookie Blog: Playing like an 11-man machine

» Rookie Blog: It’s a business trip

» Rookie Blog: First NFL action

» Rookie Blog: Anticipating NFL Kickoff

» Rookie Blog Training Camp: Making a name for yourself

» Rookie Blog Training Camp: Arrival

You can also follow Jayron on Twitter @hosley_jayron


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Daily Blitz: Week 13 Milestone Tracker

Posted by Dan Salomone on November 30, 2012 – 9:00 am

osi-jppThe New York Giants (7-4, 3-2 away) hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins (5-6, 2-3 home) in primetime this week. Here is a look at a few milestones that Giants players could hit on Monday Night Football or in the coming weeks:

QB Eli Manning47 completions away from breaking Phil Simms’ team record of 2,576.

WR Hakeem NicksSeven receptions away from 250 career receptions.

RB Ahmad Bradshaw50 rushing yards away from 4,000 career rushing yards; Three rushing touchdowns away from surpassing Ron Johnson (33) on the Giants all-time rushing touchdowns list and tying Frank Gifford for seventh on the Giants’ all-time list.

DE Osi UmenyioraOne sack away from 75.0 career sacks.

DE Justin Tuck1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks; Three tackles away from 400 career tackles.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul2.5 sacks away from 30.0 career sacks.

MONDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN

QUICK HITS

» RB’s Torain and Lumpkin play catch-up

» WR Jerrel Jernigan preps for dual role

» Giants prep for Shanahan’s offense

» Big Blue Hits: Antrel Rolle takes your calls

» Giants News Flash – 11/28


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Inside the Locker Room: Prepping for Redskins

Posted by Giants.com on November 29, 2012 – 3:39 pm

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QB Eli Manning
On game plan against Redskins…
“I think we need to protect the football. They do a good job on defense at getting turnovers. They do a good job at getting pressure so we have to protect the ball offensively and be patient. Hopefully we’ll have the right calls at the right times and hit some big plays.”

Safety Antrel Rolle
On Sunday night sparking a run…
“Sunday night was huge for us. It got the bad taste out of our mouth for the last two games. More importantly, it put us on a positive step going into this game. We need this game extremely bad. This is a division opponent. The Washington Redskins always play us extremely tough, and we’re just trying to go out there and get a win any way we can.”

WR Hakeem Nicks
On how he’s feeling…
“I feel like this time of the year, [nobody is] feeling great. It’s football. It’s a contact sport. So we throw our bodies around. I don’t think anybody is going to be feeling great, but I do feel good at this point in the year than I have in the past”

WR Victor Cruz
On WR Nicks’ return…
“Just from an energy standpoint, I mean, you can just feel when he’s out there. There’s a different energy. When he’s talking to us, you know he’s out there on the field and it’s good to have him back…These last couple weeks have been positive even though they weren’t wins…”


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Daily Blitz: RGIII’s second time around

Posted by Dan Salomone on November 29, 2012 – 9:00 am

As Robert Griffin III makes the rounds in his rookie campaign, players on the opposing sidelines have come to the same conclusion: he is as advertised.

But the major storyline leading up to Monday night has been “can he do it again?”

The primetime matchup with the Giants will be the first time a defense gets a second crack at him, and vice versa. Head coach Mike Shanahan knows the challenge that presents while his Redskins try to keep any playoff hope alive.

“I think it’s a big challenge for any rookie quarterback to play in this league, especially going against a division opponent the second time, when they kind of get a feel for him, and the football team,” Shanahan said Wednesday on a conference call with Giants beat reporters. “Yeah, it’s a big challenge.”

Griffin enters Week 13 with a 104.6 passer rating – fourth in the NFL – and a completion percentage of 67.4. He has 16 passing touchdowns and four interceptions to go along with six rushing scores on 642 yards. In the Giants’ Week 7 victory over the Redskins, Griffin threw for 258 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, and rushed for 89 yards.

The Redskins sit two games back of the Giants in the NFC East with a 5-6 record, but are coming off consecutive wins for the first time this season.

Shanahan was asked how Griffin’s unique skill set would affect how opposing defenses prepared the second time around.

“It’s really hard to say,” Shanahan said. “The Giants are very sound in what they do. They make adjustments very quickly. They’re very sound, very talented. They have the ability to do a number of things, so you’re really not sure until you play what direction they’re going to go.”

QUICK HITS

» The First Look: Giants vs. Redskins

» Giants.com’s Michael Eisen takes a statistical look at DE Osi Umenyiora’s defense from Sunday’s win.

» RB David Wilson chats with Giants.com for an exclusive Insider interview

» Sights and Sounds: Get inside access to the Giants’ Week 12 win


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Fantasy Preview: Thursday Night Football

Posted by Fantasy_101 on November 29, 2012 – 8:56 am

The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.

RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons

Last Week: 79 total yards, TD

Rodgers continues to show that he is steadily moving into the starting running back role for the Atlanta Falcons.  With a season-high 10 carries in Week 12, Rodgers managed 4.9 yards per carry average, along with two catches for 30 yards as well.  Michael Turner may be the one who gets those goal line touches every now and then with his seven total touchdowns on the year (six rushing, one receiving), but Rodgers (two total touchdowns in 2012) looks to be that big play type of back and the x-factor for the Falcons running game. Whether it’s catching a screen pass for a long gain or breaking off a big run, his development as an overall back looks to be promising and will only help with experience for the second-year player out of Oregon State.

RB Chris Ivory, Saints

Last Week: 34 rush yards

Ivory is an explosive player who is either going to score on a 56-yard touchdown run (like he did in week 10 against the Falcons) for your team, or have 16 carries for 71 yards (which was produced in his past two contests he has played in).  The Atlanta Falcons rush defense ranks 22nd in the league, giving up an average of 123 rushing yards.  With the Saints’ three-headed running attack that is Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and now Chris Ivory, it is always in question who will be the break out back of the game.  Evidence based upon the teams’ last meeting just a few weeks ago, history would say go with Ivory (seven carries for 72 yards and a touchdown).  Ivory it is.


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Anatomy of a Play: LB Chase Blackburn

Posted by Dan Salomone on November 28, 2012 – 3:44 pm


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Daily Blitz: Cruz, Giants hit stride at perfect time

Posted by Dan Salomone on November 28, 2012 – 9:00 am

Scratching and clawing their way into the postseason last year, the Giants are doing everything they can to avoid another thrilling ending. Victor Cruz would be just fine with a less dramatic NFC East finish.

With the Giants holding a two-game lead in the division, a win Monday night over the second-place Redskins would go a long way toward lessening the drama.

“I feel great about this team,” Cruz told Mike Francesa on his weekly spot on WFAN. “I think we’re hitting our stride once again at the perfect time, and we just have to continue it. We understand exactly where we’re at. We understand where a win on Monday night would put us as far as the division, and we want to take advantage of it. We want to take advantage of that opportunity and not make it a nail-biter at the end of the season so Giants fans can kind of relax a little bit.”

Cruz knows nothing will come easy for the Giants against quarterback Robert Griffin III.

“He’s a unique player,” Cruz said. “He’s special. We saw that the first time we played them – how special he is – and it’s going to be tough not just for this upcoming Monday night but for years to come. We’re going to have to see him for a long time, and we’re going to have to be ready to play.”

QUICK HITS

» The Giants have signed free agent RB Kregg Lumpkin and RB Ryan Torain

» Giants look to RB David Wilson to step up

» Giants News Flash: Giants.com brings you the latest team news

» Re-live the Giants’ Top 5 plays from the first 10 games of 2012


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Heart of a Giant: Meet LB Mark Herzlich

Posted by Dan Salomone on November 27, 2012 – 3:03 pm


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