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  • Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT Access Blue

    “Giants Access Blue,” hosted by Bob Papa is a backstage, behind the scenes all access pass to the lifestyle of the Giants players, coaches and organization. Fans get in-depth, up-close and offbeat interviews away from the field and the locker room with the Giants. The program gives Giants fans insight into their favorite players’ interests in pop culture, music, and entertainment.

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Giants Chronicles

    Host Bob Papa talks to the biggest stars and legends in Giants history and looks back at the franchise’s greatest moments and rivalries. Episodes feature current players and legends in an up close and candid storytelling setting. Players and legends like Eli Manning, Mark Bavaro and Lawrence Taylor discuss their Big Blue careers, greatest moments and Super Bowl titles.

  • Mon., Oct. 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 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., Oct. 27, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to 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., Oct. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 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., Oct. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to 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., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT Live Giants Rewind

    The Giants most recent game broken down and condensed into 30 minutes with Bob Papa and Carl Banks premieres every Tuesday night. Exclusive camera angles and player interviews tell the “inside story” of the game. Bob and Carl break down the key plays that changed the game and decided the outcome.

  • Wed., Oct. 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 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., Oct. 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to 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., Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 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., Oct. 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to 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., Oct. 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 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., Oct. 31, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to 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

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT Access Blue

    “Giants Access Blue,” hosted by Bob Papa is a backstage, behind the scenes all access pass to the lifestyle of the Giants players, coaches and organization. Fans get in-depth, up-close and offbeat interviews away from the field and the locker room with the Giants. The program gives Giants fans insight into their favorite players’ interests in pop culture, music, and entertainment.

Daily Blitz: Blackburn: ‘We dug ourselves out’

Posted by Dan Salomone on October 8, 2012 – 9:00 am

Between Chase Blackburn and Michael Boley, Giants linebackers have half of the team’s eight interceptions through five games. In all of last season, the position had just two of the defense’s 20.

Blackburn had one of them (Mathias Kiwanuka had the other in 2011), and he grabbed his first of the season yesterday against the Browns. It was the fourth of his regular-season career and came when quarterback Brandon Weeden tried to squeeze one in from five yards out in the fourth quarter.

“It was just a Cover 2, they took the tight end vertical,” Blackburn said. “I had it pretty much the whole way, and the quarterback tried to fit one in there. I guess he was trying to probably throw it back shoulder, and I was able to make the play.”

Blackburn and the defense were thrown for a loop early on and found themselves down 14-0 five minutes into the game. But there was no panic on the sideline.

“You’ve got to move on,” Blackburn said. “That was as soon as we got on the sideline – it wasn’t like we were, ‘Oh, man, this, that and the other’ and blaming guys, things like that. It was kind of almost, ‘Let’s regroup ourselves.’”

He added: “We knew that our offense was going to come and put some points up. We just had to get settled in. The turnover on the first play of the game never helps things. We got backed up early, and from that point on, we just had to dig ourselves out and trust in our offense and trust in our defense. Our special teams made some good plays as well to save some big things.”

As for his coverage skills, it’s all about preparation for Blackburn. Having good hands helps, too.

“I’ve always been a linebacker, but I pride myself on having pretty good hands,” said Blackburn, who had a key interception in Super Bowl XLVI. “And I just continue to work on the Jugs [machine] and do different things and when the opportunity comes, hopefully I’ll make it.”

QUICK HITS

» Ahmad Bradshaw set a new career-high in rushing yards.

» RB Wilson makes most of opportunity.

» WR Rueben Randle showcases talent.

» Giants vs. Browns Postgame Quotes

» WATCH: Highlights from the Giants’ 41-27 victory over Cleveland


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Sunday’s Official Game Program

Posted by Dan Salomone on October 7, 2012 – 9:27 am


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Giants vs. Bucs Live Blog: 1st QTR

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 16, 2012 – 11:30 am

0:00 — GIANTS 6, BUCCANEERS 3 (key stat: Tampa 0-2 on third down conversions)

0:56 — LB Chase Blackburn sacks QB Josh Freeman for a loss of 7 yards, the first of the game.

2:58 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Tynes 24-yard FG attempt is GOOD. GIANTS 6, BUCCANEERS 3 (drive: 12 plays, 63 yards in 5:48).

*Giants fail to capitalize on a first-and-goal at the 2.

5:50 — Ahmad Bradshaw sparks the crowd with a 12-yard run after Cruz’s 20-yard catch-and-spin-and-run (broke four tackles).

7:21 — Rookie RB David Wilson gets his first carry since his fumble in Week 1 — a 4-yard counter.

8:53 — FIELD GOAL BUCS. Tampa Bay responds with a 45-yard FG. GIANTS 3, BUCCANEERS 3 (drive: 7 plays, 60 yards in 4:01)

*Tynes is 2/2 on the season after going a perfect 8/8 in the preseason.

12:48 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes’ 37-yard FG try is GOOD. GIANTS 3, BUCCANEERS 0 (drive: 6 plays, 51 yards in 2:17)

14:22 — WR Hakeem Nicks looking healthy as ever with a 40-yard leaping catch from Manning on the second play of the game.

15:00 — Game Day Captains: DT Linval Joseph and WR Victor Cruz in addition to season captains QB Eli Manning, DE Justin Tuck, and LS Zak DeOssie Tampa Bay wins the toss, elects to defer. Giants will defend the west goal.

This week’s game will be the 18th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Giants leading the series, 11-6. In the last meeting, the Giants defeated the Buccaneers, 24-0, in Week 3 of the 2009 season in Tampa.

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

TV: FOX – This week’s game will be broadcast nationally with Joe Buck calling the action, Troy Aikman serving as the analyst and Pam Oliver handling sideline duties. (click here for full TV & Radio listings)

Weather: Sunny. Mild. 64 °F, Wind: 6.89 mph/NW

FLIP CARD CHANGES:

NEW YORK

» CB Jayron Hosley (start in place of Prince Amukamara)

TAMPA BAY

» RT Demar Dotson (Jeremy Trueblood)


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Blackburn, punt team’s last line of defense

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 13, 2012 – 4:40 pm

Worry not, Steve Weatherford is in safe hands.

In his seventh season and with 449 punts under his belt, Weatherford has never been on the wrong end of what happened to Brad Nortman last week against Tampa Bay – having one blocked.

In the Bucs’ Week 1 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib broke free on the edge and got to the rookie punter. The Bucs recovered and kicked a field goal on the ensuing drive for a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Making sure that won’t happen to Weatherford this week is Chase Blackburn, who has taken over the role of personal protector so far this season. Otherwise known as the fullback on the punt team, it was Tyler Sash’s position last season. The second-year safety was suspended for the first four games of 2012 by the NFL.

Blackburn, once the special teams captain back in 2010, has Weatherford covered as the last line of defense.

“He knows it better than anybody,” Weatherford said of Blackburn, an eight-year veteran. “I think he knows it probably even better than Sash, and that’s Sash’s position. Chase is extremely intelligent and he’s skilled, too. I feel 100 percent confident that he’ll make the right calls and make the blocks he needs to make. So we’re confident going into it. We don’t want to relax or anything, it’s pedal to the floor right now, but we’re excited for the challenge.”

Tom Quinn, who has been the Giants’ special teams coordinator since 2007, sees the same thing from the multifaceted Blackburn.

“He’s done that before for us,” Quinn said. “One game, I think it was 2010, he played guard one snap, fullback the next snap, the other guard the other snap. So he’s really versatile and he’s been here a long time and understands what we want.”

Quinn then broke down what he saw from Tampa’s special teams outfit under Bob Ligashesky, one of many new hires this season in Greg Schiano’s regime.

“It was well schemed and well executed,” Quinn said. “They are a very good punt-blocking team and they have speed and power. So it will be a big test for us protection-wise.”


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LB Blackburn works back up to speed

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 1, 2012 – 5:56 pm

Chase Blackburn’s interception in his first game back last year was one of the memorable moments during the Giants’ chase for the postseason. At home without a team for the first 12 weeks of the 2011 season, Blackburn, then a free agent, was signed to the Giants’ active roster on the last day of November. On Dec. 4, he was intercepting Aaron Rodgers of the undefeated Packers.

The Giants eventually lost the shootout to the Packers on a field goal, but Blackburn’s play provided yet another spark that kept the postseason dream alive. It also left him sore, tired, and on the verge of what he admits was his worst game in an abridged season. A week after his return, he was in no physical condition to travel 1,500 miles to play the Dallas Cowboys.

“I felt better in the Green Bay game,” the linebacker said. “My second game there against Dallas, that was probably my worst game of the whole season that I was a part of because of just how tired I was. Normally you have a lot of time to come off of getting your first contact in and everything. I was pretty sore, my legs were sore, just from everything. That was probably my least favorite game of last year from a personal standpoint.”

Twelve weeks behind everyone else, it’s understandable as he recorded only one tackle while the defense gave up 34 points (14 in the fourth quarter), needing Jason Pierre-Paul’s blocked field goal to win the game. But with a full preseason in the Giants program, he’s gotten all the bumps, nicks, scrapes and cuts out of the way, feeling fresh as ever heading into the season opener.

He has also gotten in some extra cardio this summer, along with Perry Fewell.

All throughout training camp, the two held foot races in between periods in practice to see who could get to the football first. A giddy linebacker and an even more excitable defensive coordinator could be seen boxing each other out as the rest of the unit worked their way over for the next drill.

“I guess last year I was always running around, and this year I was always the first guy out,” Blackburn said. “And I guess he didn’t want someone else to be the first guy there anymore. So we started racing and it was fun. It gets everyone going a little bit and gets everyone in the right mentality going into every period.”

But now the fun and games are over as the Giants prepare for Dallas.

“It’s game time,” Blackburn said. “It’s regular season. The speed picks up. Obviously your practice reps pick up. There is more time in the film room just trying to figure everything out and get all the details instead of just what we do. We have to figure what the opponent does, game plan and everything like that. It’s time to go.”


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Giants vs. Jets Live Blog: 2nd QTR

Posted by Dan Salomone on August 18, 2012 – 7:51 pm

0:00 — Giants 13, Jets 0 (key stat: Giants recorded 3.0 sacks in the first half)

1:55 – JPP notches his second sack of the night on Sanchez.

2:16 — TOUCHDOWN. Rookie CB Jayron Hosley intercepts Sanchez and takes it back 77 yards for a touchdown. XP is good. Giants 13, Jets 0.

6:11 – Steve Weatherford’s punt is partially blocked.

7:46 – The Jets go for it on fourth down from the Giants 36. DT Rocky Bernard and the Giants stuff RB John Conner for no gain, turning ball over on downs.

9:53 – Eli Manning throws his first interception of the preseason. He’s currently 7/13 for 62 yards.

11:30 – LB Keith Rivers snags Rb Shonn Greene coming around the left end, tackling him for a loss of 4 yards. The next play, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck team up for a sack of Sanchez.

12:14 — FIELD GOAL. Tynes hits 30-yarder, his second of the night, to give the Giants a 6-0 lead (drive: 13 plays, 39 yards 4:33)


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Giants vs. Jets Live Blog: 1st QTR

Posted by Dan Salomone on August 18, 2012 – 6:18 pm

0:00 — Giants 3, Jets 0 (key stat: Giants hold Jets to 27 total yards)

5:10 – DE Jason Pierre-Paul sacks QB Mark Sanchez for a six-yard loss, forcing a Jets punt. It was JPP’s first sack of the preseason.

6:34 — FIELD GOAL. Lawrence Tynes hits a 35-yarder to take a 3-0 lead (drive: 12 plays, 63 yards, 5:32).

10:08 — A roughing the kicker penalty keeps the Giants’ drive alive. Cruz takes a huge hit on a 21-yard reception, but pops up immediately and signals first down.

12:06 — Forcing a Jets punt (Jayron Hosley let the ball go for a touchback), the Giants offense takes over for its first series of the night. First play: Eli Manning goes deep for Victor Cruz down the right sideline, but the ball is caught out of bounds.

15:00 — Game Day Captains: G Kevin Boothe, S Kenny Phillips, LB Chase Blackburn. Giants call heads. Jets win coin toss and elect to receive. Giants defend west goal.

The New York Giants (0-1) take on the New York Jets (0-1) in the second annual “MetLife Bowl” on Saturday, August 18, in Week 2 of the 2012 preseason.

Kickoff: 7:07 p.m. ET

Location: MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, N.J.

TV: NFL NETWORK

Weather: Scattered clouds. 80 °F, Wind: 6.89 mph/N


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Practice Highlights: Aug. 17

Posted by Dan Salomone on August 16, 2012 – 8:19 pm


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Daily Blitz: NFL headsets go digital

Posted by Dan Salomone on August 15, 2012 – 9:30 am

Many a football fan has imagined putting on a quarterback’s helmet and hearing the playcalls  being relayed from the sideline to the field. The only thing, those signals haven’t always been as clear (and high-tech) as you might think.

However, that’s about to change.

The NFL is upgrading the old analog system of headsets to a digital network, which was tested during the preseason and Pro Bowl last year.

Now it will be rolled out in every NFL stadium permanently this season.

“I’ve had conversations that weren’t even in the stadium in my headset,” Giants backup quarterback David Carr said about the old headsets.

While each team is allowed one live helmet — designated by a green dot — the NFL expanded the use of the device for the defense in 2008. Linebackers Chase Blackburn and Mark Herzlich tested the improved system for the first time last week.

“There wasn’t any of the static in there that you got sometimes,” Blackburn said. “With the other system, the coach had to hold down a button for a second or so, and some coaches would start talking just when he held the button down and you would miss half of what he said.”

For a complete look at the improvements being made, read this article from The Associated Press.

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>> WR Isaiah Stanback’s one-handed touchdown grab came in at No. 1 on NFL Network’s list of best catches from Preseason Week 1.

>> NFL Celebrates USA Football Month with Launch of USA Football’s Heads Up Football Initiative.


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