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Friday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on November 22, 2013 – 10:01 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Defense plans strategy for stopping Romo

» Insider: Breaking down the Cowboys

» Wellington Mara named ‘Hometown Hall of Famer

» Giants injury report (11/21)

» Will Hill talks plans to slow Cowboys offense

Read more…

 

THURSDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“We kept the same goal every game all season long. It didn’t work out quite the way we wanted to in the beginning and then we were able to win a couple of games because we were playing better football. Three of the four, we didn’t turn the ball over the way we had been earlier. One we did and we’re fortunate to win despite that. We’re playing good, solid run defense. We picked up our run game. Our distribution of run and pass has been better. We’ve had a couple of times when our special teams hasn’t helped us, but then again last week, they did. So we’re playing a little bit better.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Garrett’s future, Giants insider

EAGLES: Five things to know today, Nov. 22

REDSKINS: Ryan Kerrigan talks 49er’s offense


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Mara says Giants’ window is wide

Posted by Dan Salomone on January 25, 2013 – 9:00 am

maraThere is little consolation taken from winning seasons when they fall short of the playoffs. But that’s what the Giants have done two of the last three years — winning 10 games in 2010 and nine this past season — and that is why president and CEO John Mara doesn’t think they have to tear the whole thing down.

Having a two-time Super Bowl MVP in Eli Manning helps, too.

“He’s [32] years old. He’s got a lot of years left,” Mara told reporters Thursday after a press conference announcing plans for next year’s Super Bowl, which will be played in MetLife Stadium and feature lead-up events throughout the New York-New Jersey area. “I think our window is still pretty wide. I think as long as he’s under center, we have a chance to win.”

Speaking of chances, the Giants will look back this offseason at all of the ones they failed to capitalize on in 2012. For Mara, the consecutive losses on the road to the Falcons and the Super Bowl-bound Ravens stick out in particular. The Giants lost Weeks 15 and 16 by a combined score of 67-14, letting the division lead slip away.

“Obviously, we were very disappointed not being in the postseason,” he said. “I haven’t quite gotten over that yet, particularly back-to-back games in Atlanta and Baltimore. Sometimes you go through things like that, and it just strengthens our resolve to put a better team on the field next year.”

Mara added: “You have to have patience. You can’t get too high when you are winning and too low when you are losing. You just have to have some confidence in your organization, and I have confidence in our organization. We have a franchise quarterback, and we’ve got a lot of good players on defense, but obviously a couple parts were missing, and that’s something we need to look at.”

QUICK HITS

» Super Bowl XLVIII organizers not spooked by frigid temperatures in New York/New Jersey area [Jenny Vrentas/The Star-Ledger]

» What To Look For – 2013 Pro Bowl [NFL Communications]

» Antrel Rolle surprised by playoff results [Michael Eisen/Giants.com]

» CB Jayron Hosley discusses his offseason goals following the 2012 season [Giants.com]

» WATCH: Senior Bowl defensive standouts [NFL.com]

» Giants Insider with Safety Antrel Rolle [John Schmeelk/Giants.com]

» WR Victor Cruz mic’d up during Pro Bowl practice [Giants.com]


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Giants owners remember NFL Films’ Steve Sabol

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 19, 2012 – 12:57 pm

NFL Films President Steve Sabol, for five decades the creative force behind the unique brand of storytelling and cinematography that brought America closer to the game of football, died Tuesday at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with brain cancer.

Giants President & CEO John Mara: “Steve was a true genius who helped bring the NFL to life for so many people. He brought the company started by his father (Ed) to new heights and made it the envy of the industry. Nobody could tell a story as well as Steve.”

Giants Chairman and Executive VP Steve Tisch: “Steve was a marvelous storyteller and a remarkable film maker. We lost our father (Bob Tisch) after a 16-month battle with brain cancer, and we know how difficult the emotions the Sabols are dealing with at this time.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: “Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films. Steve’s passion for football was matched by his incredible talent and energy. Steve’s legacy will be part of the NFL forever. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we look at football and sports, and a great friend.”

50 YEARS OF PIONEER FILMMAKING

1962: Ed Sabol, founder of Blair Motion Pictures (6 employees), bids $3,000 for the film rights to the 1962 NFL Championship Game

1964: NFL buys Blair Motion Pictures after Ed Sabol convinces Commissioner Pete Rozelle that NFL needs its own film company to “not only to promote the NFL, but to preserve its history.”

1965: NFL FILMS begins first season of filming every NFL game

1967: They Call It Pro Football unveils NFL FILMS’ revolutionary filmmaking style with its use of ground-level, slow-motion NFL action and  sideline sound

1968: NFL FILMS produces sports’ 1st blooper film, Football Follies

1969: NFL FILMS 1st to use 600mm telephoto lens to capture what Steve Sabol describes as “the raw intensity of the NFL – the bloody hands, the eyes bulging, the snot spraying and the sweat flying.”

1979: NFL FILMS moves from a 19,000-sq. ft. production studio in Philadelphia, PA, to a 40,000-sq. ft. multi-million dollar production lot in Mt. Laurel, NJ

1989: NFL FILMS produces NFL DREAM SEASON for ESPN: a computer effects project that alters game footage to realistically pit the NFL’s 20 greatest teams against one another – the 1986 New York Giants vs. the 1951 Los Angeles Rams – in a mythical eight-week series

1997: NFL FILMS highlights appears in Cyberspace in the NFL Theater on NFL.COM

2003: NFL FILMS plays pivotal role in launch of NFL NETWORK – the first television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. NFL FILMS founder Ed Sabol and President Steve Sabol are presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2003 Sports Emmy Awards

2006: NFL FILMS launches what Steve Sabol calls “the biggest series in company history” in America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions.  The series features one-hour documentaries profiling each Super Bowl-winning team

2012: NFL FILMS wins 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics for Ed Sabol’s Last Football Movie: Men of Mettle, and Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound for Sound FX: All Access, bringing the grand total to 107 Emmys since 1979

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE NFL FILMS CHRONOLOGY


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Giants owners on passing of Art Modell

Posted by Giants.com on September 6, 2012 – 10:19 am

The following statement is from Giants President and Chief Executive Officer John Mara on the passing of former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell:

“Art Modell was one of the greatest owners in the history of the NFL. He contributed in so many ways to the success of this League and he deserves a place in Canton. More importantly, he was a decent man and a great friend to my family. We will miss him dearly.”

Chairman and Executive Vice President Steve Tisch:

“Art Modell was a visionary, a deal-maker and a friend. And he possessed a marvelous sense of humor. Our league and my father and our family benefitted from his great qualities and foresight. It was Art who formally introduced my father to Wellington Mara, which ultimately led to my father purchasing 50 percent of the Giants franchise. For that, and for Art’s good nature, we will always be grateful.”


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Daily Blitz: Prediction Time

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 4, 2012 – 9:00 am

On the eve of NFL’s opening kickoff, pundits are handing in their predictions for the upcoming season. Here’s a look at their division forecasts for the Giants, the reigning NFC East and Super Bowl champs.

Dan Graziano, ESPN.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 1st 
The Giants are flawed, but they’re strong where you need to be strong in this day and age — the passing game. When the big games need to be won, the Giants will win them.

John Clayton, ESPN.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 2nd
A tough schedule, injuries at defensive tackle and questions at offensive tackle could hold the Giants back from repeating as Super Bowl champs, but they are good enough to make the playoffs.

Adam Schefter, ESPN.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 2nd
One of sports’ top organizations faces many challenges in trying to win its third Super Bowl in six seasons.

Jeffri Chadiha, ESPN.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 1st
They lost some key role players in free agency but their strengths haven’t changed: clutch quarterback, game-changing receivers and a vicious pass rush. They’ll be ready to defend their Super Bowl title.

Ashley Fox, ESPN.com  
NFC EAST FINISH: 1st
The Giants learned in 2008 how tough it is to repeat as Super Bowl champs. This is a veteran group with a quarterback clearly in his prime.

Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 2nd
Only injuries and complacency can keep the Giants from making another run at a Super Bowl with a talent-laden roster that is the envy of others. The Giants haven’t handled success well in the past, so it’s hard to imagine them defending their crown in 2012. Prediction: 9-7.

Daniel Jeremiah, NFL.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 1st
The Giants might be the least talked about defending Super Bowl champions in NFL history. Led by Eli Manning on offense and Jason Pierre-Paul on defense, they have all of the necessary pieces to make another push for a title. Prediction: 10-6.

Adam Schein, NFL.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 1st
Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, a tough-minded approach to the fourth quarter and the big-game experience separate the defending Super Bowl champs from the pack in the division. Prediction: 10-6.

Steve Wyche, NFL.com
NFC EAST FINISH: 2nd
Eli Manning will firmly establish himself as the best quarterback in the division, but defending the Lombardi Trophy could prove too much week-to-week. Prediction: 10-6.

QUICK HITS

>> Once a Giant, Always a Giant: Shaun O’Hara announces retirement.

>> Giants finish second in NFL.com’s preseason power poll; Packers at No. 1.

>> John Mara relishing NY Giants’ current success, but dark era still haunts him. [Gary Myers, New York Daily News]


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President & CEO John Mara on Coughlin’s long (but not finished) run with the Giants

Posted by Dan Salomone on August 7, 2012 – 6:23 pm

Related by blood and by business, the Mara and Rooney families are NFL royalty.

The figureheads of the Giants and Steelers ushered their respective teams through the decades as two of the oldest franchises in the league. Along the way, one thing John Mara, the Giants’ President and CEO, always admired about the Steelers was their continuity of head coaches, having just three in the past 43 years.

Mara certainly has that now with Tom Coughlin entering his ninth season as head coach as a two-time Super Bowl champion.

“That is a long run,” Mara said about Coughlin’s tenure in an appearance with Mike Francesa on WFAN this afternoon. “I always look at the Steelers who’ve had so few coaches in so many years. So it was always my goal to be in that situation, and obviously our relationship with Tom has been great. He’s had great success here and hopefully wants to stick around for quite a bit longer.”

While the Giants host the Steelers in Week 9, Mara sees the continuity at top trickling down to the players making up the 2012 roster.

“I think we’ve got really good leadership,” Mara said. “Obviously I’m very happy with our coaching staff, but when you have guys that have won before, like Eli Manning, it just gives you that much more confidence moving forward. We have good leadership on both sides of the ball.”

Mara has been around long enough, however, to appreciate the changing landscape from season to season.

Last year at this time, those outside and inside the organization were itching to get back to playoffs. And on top of that, the league was scrambling for the start of preseason in the wake of the lockout.

But the Giants and the league are better for it, says Mara.

“There are still a few issues that need to be worked out long-term with the [players] union, but I think we’re in a much, much better position now than we were a little over a year ago,” Mara said. “We’ve got nine years left on a labor deal that is very good for both the players and the fans. So I do think this league is in a good position.”


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