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Daily Blitz (10/8): Giants Week 5 fantasy results

Posted by Giants.com on October 8, 2013 – 10:11 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

» Upon Further Review: Coach defends Eli

» Quotes: Spencer Paysinger, Victor Cruz

» Experts discuss where Giants go from here

» Giants vs. Eagles timeline

» Latest injury report (10/7)

Read more…

 

GIANTS WEEK 5 FANTASY RESULTS

Wide receiver Rueben Randle had a breakout game in Week 5 against the Eagles, earning 21.6 fantasy points and finishing as the league’s No. 5 receiver.

Randle’s 21.6 points were the most he has scored since tallying 10.1 in Week 1 against the Cowboys. He and Victor Cruz are the only two Giants to finish among the top five players in the league after Cruz did it in Weeks 1 and 4.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: RUEBEN RANDLE

Fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks also posted a season-high against the Eagles with 14.2 points and finished as the league’s No. 13 wide out while Cruz added 11.8 points to his already impressive fantasy resume.

Moving in the opposite direction is the Giants defense, which scored -3 points. The unit finished No. 28, dead last with four teams receiving byes.

Here’s a look at how the Giants fared in Week 5. Fantasy points are listed following the player’s name:

Eli Manning, Connor Barwin

 

QB Eli Manning, 15.36 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 16 (+10)

» Week 4: 15.36 points

» Week 3: 4.16 points

» Week 2: 10.48 points

» Week 1: 28.8 points

 

RB David Wilson, 7.6 points

Among running backs: No. 25 (+7)

» Week 4: 6.3 points

» Week 3: 3.9 points

» Week 2: 1.7 points

» Week 1: -2.1 points

 

WR Victor Cruz, 11.8 points

Among wide receivers: No. 43 (-40)

» Week 4: 22.4 points

» Week 3: 2.5 points

» Week 2: 11.8 points

» Week 1: 29.8 points

Rueben Randle

 

WR Hakeem Nicks, 14.2 points

Among wide receivers: No. 13 (+48)

» Week 4: 3.3 points

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 8.30 points

» Week 1: 11.4 points

 

WR Rueben Randle, 21.6 points

Among wide receivers: No. 5 (+108)

» Week 4: .7 points

» Week 3: 4 points

» Week 2: 1.4 point

» Week 1: 10.1 points

 

TE Brandon Myers, 3.5 points

Among tight ends: No.26 (+22)

» Week 4: 0 points

Jason Pierre-Paul

» Week 3: 3.3 points

» Week 2: 7.4 points

» Week 1: 12.6

 

K Josh Brown, 3 points

Among kickers: No. 27 (+3)

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 11 points

» Week 1: 7 points

 

Defense: -3 points

League ranking: No. 28 (-7)

» Week 4: 6 points

» Week 3: 1 point

» Week 2: -2 points

» Week 1: 4 points

*Point totals via NFL.com

 

QUOTABLES

“It’s a team game, and yes, the head coach is the guy that’s responsible for the losses, and the players need to be there for each other in all circumstances and in this one, criticizing the quarterback for the outcome for everything there at the end of the game really is not right.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Should Cowboys have let Broncos score?

EAGLES: Vick expected to miss Sunday’s game

REDSKINS: Redskins morning clips (10/7)

 

REPORTER QUICK-HITS

The Star-Ledger reports: Giants links

ESPN NY reports: Giants to re-sign Da’Rel Scott

The New York Daily News reports: Five keys to fixing the season


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Daily Blitz (7/30): Coughlin Remembers Parcells Years

Posted by Giants.com on July 30, 2013 – 10:00 am

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

Tom CoughlinNOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Eisen’s Mailbag: Former Players as Coaches

» Five Things We Learned From Practice

» Watch: Top 5 Plays from Practice

» Rookie OT Justin Pugh Sharing Reps at RT

» Photos: Monday Practice

COUGHLIN REVEALS PARCELL’S SOFTER SIDE

Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin told a couple of stories about Hall of Famer Bill Parcells to the Post’s Paul Schwartz.

“Bill was a guy who on the practice field knew exactly what he wanted and his expectations were very high. When he conducted staff meetings there wasn’t a lot of excess discussion about things, it was expressed, how we practiced, we put our practices together that way, our gameplans that way, our Saturday night meetings, the way in which we played the game. He had his hand in everything obviously that was conducted.

He made a call or sent a very, very nice note both times we won the Super Bowl. Very personal. Bill has a great knack, he says exactly what is on his mind and he says it exactly the way he wants to say it. He left me a very nice message when I got fired in Jacksonville, too. Different times after different games when I was at Boston College, we beat Notre Dame and he left me a message and said some nice things about how the team played and that type of thing.”

TWEET OF THE DAY

QUOTABLES

“A goal at the end of the year is to always play in a Super Bowl and to win a Super Bowl and its good to have those long term goals that you want to have. You have to make the short term goals as well and we have to each day get better at something and each practice be focused on doing our jobs well and doing it at a high level and so it’s kind of good to have it there as a reminder, but we have to also worry about this next practice and these preseason games and handle our business and doing everything well to make sure we are getting into the playoffs and hopefully be able to make a run.” – QB Eli Manning on the Giants’ objectives


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Final Minicamp Roundup

Posted by Dan Salomone on June 14, 2013 – 9:00 am

The Giants wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday at the Timex Performance Center. Here are the latest stories, photos, and quotes that you need to know from the final day:

QUOTES:

Coach Tom Coughlin on what  he told the players before they left the facility: “I told them all of the essentials. Count the days until July 26. In this day and age it is about nutrition, about rest, about taking care of yourself; about crossing those days off the calendar. And really, it is not like the old offseasons where we may have had 14-15 weeks. We are into our ninth. So as far as trying to rest a little bit and then pick back up, no, you wouldn’t be able to do that. You have to be ready to change direction and do those kinds of things. I did cite some of the examples in this little time where we have maybe a three-day down time and then go and practice once and have – like the other day – two backs had a hamstring after taking three days off. So anyway, all of those things have been said this morning. We talked about our schedule and what is in front of us and just wrapped it up for the program – the offseason program for the veteran players. And then the rookies are here for another week. ” READ MORE

Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell on what the last six months have been like since the end of last season: “It’s always self-evaluation. It’s always an opportunity to look and try to get better in what you do professionally and personally. There’s no time to cry over spilled milk. I’ve just tried to make sure that I get myself together and make sure that we get a good plan for our defensive football team and just evaluate us each and every day to the best of my ability in order for us to improve.” READ MORE

Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride on young players mixing in with the veterans: “It is always an enjoyable time for me because you get a chance to see some of the young guys develop and grow and maybe starting to believe that down the road somewhere when things become familiar enough they are going to actually be able to contribute and help us win some games. So that was the good thing; that was the enjoyable thing to see. The absence of two of our receivers allowed some of the younger receiver corps – particularly – to get more play than they might normally have gotten; more repetitions. I think they certainly prospered and benefited because of that.” READ MORE

QUICK HITS

» PHOTOS: Giants Minicamp Day 3

» 10 Takeaways from Giants Mini-Camp

» Mark Herzlich works to secure MLB role

» Quotes: Perry Fewell talks defensive strategy

» Quotes: Kevin Gilbride on outlook of offense

» Quotes: Tom Quinn on returns competition

» Quotes: Players set goals for 2013 season

» Quotes: Tom Coughlin on close of mini-camp

» Fan Poll: How many points will NYG average?


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Minicamp Roundup Day 2

Posted by Dan Salomone on June 13, 2013 – 9:00 am

The Giants are underway at the Timex Performance Center for mandatory minicamp. Here are the latest highlights, photos, and quotes that you need to know from Day 2:

QUOTES:

Coach Tom Coughlin on what he’s seen from his running backs: “Actually, they have all worked well given the opportunities. The young kid (Cox) continues to do some good things. Between Andre (Brown) and David (Wilson), we’ve had good days, I think, pretty consistently. Da’Rel Scott has had a few good days. Ryan Torain, of course, has the hamstring right now.” READ MORE

RB David Wilson on pass blocking: “I didn’t have many opportunities last year to show that capability due to my reps and that’s an area that I definitely need to show the coaches that I can handle and that’s an area that a running back in the NFL definitely needs to be able to handle. I’m doing all the right things to take steps towards that and be ready for the season.” READ MORE

CB Terrell Thomas on if he’s still wondering how the knee will hold up: “No. Not at all, to be honest with you. I’m able to do everything. It’s more just about getting comfortable and trusting myself without hesitating, without thinking, and just reacting and I’m almost there. Physically, I haven’t swelled up in the last four months and I’ve been progressing every week and each week I get better and faster and stronger, so it’s just a progression. I have to be realistic with myself knowing that I had two ACLs in one year and it’s a long journey, but I’ll be back and I’m going to shock a lot of people.” READ MORE

QUICK HITS

» PHOTOS: Minicamp Day 2

» CB Terrell Thomas looks forward to return

» QB David Carr stays loyal to Giants

» Ryan Mundy finds winning franchises

» Giants News Flash: Mini-Camp Day Two

» Coach Tom Coughlin post-practice


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Minicamp Roundup Day 1

Posted by Dan Salomone on June 12, 2013 – 9:00 am

The Giants opened up their three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday at the Timex Performance Center. Here are the latest highlights, photos, and quotes that you need to know from Day 1:

QUOTES:

WR Hakeem Nicks on the reason why he didn’t tell Coach Coughlin about not attending the OTAs: “Well, I feel where he was coming from. I could have done a better job at reaching out, but I did. We finally got to talk. We got things straightened out on that end. Coach Coughlin…that’s my guy. That relationship can’t go sour. I felt where he was coming from. I should have done a better job at reaching out to him, but I’m here now and they’re excited to see me.” READ MORE

Coach Tom Coughlin on Nicks’ return: It will make a big difference once we get him here for some extended time, which this camp is not going to allow us. But at least he’s here and he’s working.” READ MORE

QB Eli Manning on having Nicks back at practice: “I’m looking forward to having these last three practices and keep working on getting better, working on our offense, improving on things and see if we can… I thought we’ve made some progress these last few weeks of OTAs and hopefully we can finish on a strong note and take that into training camp down the road.” READ MORE


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Coach Coughlin takes “CenterStage” on YES

Posted by Dan Salomone on June 5, 2013 – 9:00 am

Tom Coughlin took “CenterStage” last night on the YES Network. In the interview show hosted by Michael Kay, the Giants’ head coach discussed everything from David Tyree’s Friday practice before Super Bowl XLII to the “contract” he has with his wife regarding how many days he must take off from football.

Here are a few highlights from the interview, which was originally taped in April:

Tom Coughlin talks about advice his father gave him his sophomore year of high school that still sticks with him to this day:

We got beat one afternoon at home, against Clyde-Savannah (N.Y.). After the game, I came home, one of my buddies must have dropped me off ‘cause I went to the front door of the house. As I started to open the door, my dad was standing in the doorway. He looked at me and he said, “If that’s the best effort you’re going to give, you probably ought to find something else to do with your time.” It really hit me hard because, mothers and fathers, (when) they tell you they’re watching the game, they’re watching you. This is the way my dad perceived that particular effort that day (and) he was right.

On Frank Maloney’s hiring of Tom as an assistant for his alma mater back in 1974:

Frank (Maloney)’s 33 years old, I approached him at the end of this talk, I introduced myself, and I said, “You know, I played at Syracuse, I’ve been out a couple of years, I’m a football coach; if there’s ever any interest in talking to me, I’d be interested in talking with you.” That was it, I figured, I’m not going to hear another word. Couple weeks later, I got a phone call, Frank invited me to come down for an interview. It was going to be an evening interview, I had it all wired. I worked all day, and I knew exactly when I was going to get home. I was going to shower, shave and dress: (wear a) suit, put a coat and tie on, leave at an exact time, walk in, 10, 15 minutes early for my interview, it would be perfect. Best laid plans of mice and men. We’ve got two little ones at that time, Judy and I. I came home, and I structured this just as I said. Got everything to go, got ready to leave, and kissed my wife and the kids goodbye, started out the door, no car keys. Where are my car keys? Now I start to sweat, I’m sweating right through my jacket and my shirt. Judy and I tear the house up looking for these car keys. I can’t find them.

Finally I call Frank Maloney, and I said, “Frank, you know, I have to tell you, I’m all set to go, but I can’t find the car keys.” He said, “Well, why don’t you take another hour, see what you can do, call me back if you can’t find them.” I couldn’t find them. I called him back, and he started laughing. You know he said, “Hey, I got kids too.” We had found the car keys; they were in a bobby pin basket under the sink. My crawler (toddler) had grabbed the keys, and dropped it in a bobby pin basket. I never got to go that particular night for my interview. Of course, I’m thinking, “Oh my God, I’ve blown it. This was my chance.” I was (horrified) because I didn’t know what to expect. This was a Division I job, I’m in Division III. Frank invited me down a week later, and it all worked out. But for that one moment in time, I thought, “Well, I’ve just blown my opportunity here.”

Tom receives emotional voicemail from John Madden following his decision to play starters against the undefeated New England Patriots in Week 17:

The next morning (I got a) call from John Madden, which meant all the world. When I came, there was a light on in my phone voicemail. I picked up the phone, “Tom, this is John Madden, I just want to tell you what you and your team did last night is the greatest thing that’s happened in the NFL in the last 10 years. I’m pretty emotional about this, but I believe there’s only one way to play a game, and that’s to win. You play every game to win, you play as hard as you can, and that’s what sports are all about.” As a matter of fact, I listen to it once awhile, every now and then.

His thoughts about the New York Giants chances of beating the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and David Tyree’s Friday practice before “The Catch”:

Absolutely, you’ve got to believe you’re going to win. Now I have to tell you about Friday, which is a great story. We brought in on a Friday practice what we call the green zone and the red zone. You’re going to work on move the field capacity and short yardage, goal line, that type of thing. We get down to the green zone; we had been using David Tyree, who was a Pro-Bowl special team player. David was also very physical, and David would come down and block the safeties. So we decided to employ David in that capacity, but also, to run some patterns for us. He would look as if he’s going to block, and then he would—well, that day was probably the worst practice I have ever seen anybody have. David couldn’t catch the ball. When that practice was over, Eli went to David Tyree and said, “Don’t worry, David, you’ll be there when we need you.” Of course…he makes probably the greatest individual play –I am biased — in the history of (the Super Bowl).

The unique “contract” Tom has with his wife regarding how many days per year are absent of football:

Five days. She calls it her contract. It’s after the season, she gets five days, she’s tried to negotiate for more and I’ve tried to negotiate for less. I’m OK until about the last day (without football), or the last day and a half. Then I get a little itchy because I’ve read the book, I’ve walked around the beach, I’ve sat in the shade. I’ve gone to dinner, what more am I going to do now, besides get back to work?

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» Giants host Golf Outing to benefit Foundation

» WR Keith Carlos signs with Giants


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Coughlin named 14th-best coach in NFL history

Posted by Dan Salomone on June 3, 2013 – 10:00 am

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Vince Lombardi’s birth, ESPN set out this summer to count down 20 of the “Greatest Coaches in NFL History.” Tom Coughlin, a season removed from his second Super Bowl championship as head coach of the New York Giants, was unveiled today as the 14th-greatest coach of all time, as voted on by a panel of ESPN analysts, which includes former coaches and players.

Coughlin came in one place ahead of former Minnesota head coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant, whom Coughlin trails by five in total victories. Following is ESPN’s list of the greatest coaches:

No. 20 — Tony Dungy
No. 19 — Mike Shanahan
No. 18 — Sid Gillman
No. 17 — Marv Levy
No. 16 — Hank Stram
No. 15 — Bud Grant
No. 14 — Tom Coughlin
No. 13 — Jimmy Johnson
No. 12 — John Madden
No. 11 — Bill Parcells
No. 10 — Curly Lambeau
No. 9 — Joe Gibbs
No. 8 — Tom Landry
No. 7 — Bill Belichick
No. 6 — Paul Brown
No. 5 — Chuck Noll
No. 4 — George Halas
No. 3 — Don Shula
No. 2 — Bill Walsh
No. 1 — Vince Lombardi

ESPN “Greatest Coaches in NFL History” voting panel: Chris Berman, Jeffri Chadiha, John Clayton, Colin Cowherd, Mike Ditka, Gregg Easterbrook, Herm Edwards, David Fleming, Ashley Fox, Greg Garber, Mike Golic, Suzy Kolber, Eric Mangini, Chris Mortensen, Sal Paolantonio, Bill Polian, Rick Reilly, Mike Sando, Adam Schefter, Ed Werder, Seth Wickersham, Trey Wingo.

Here are stats on where Coughlin ranks among the best:

*The Giants’ 9-7 record in 2012 improved Coughlin’s career regular-season mark to 151-121 (.555), including 83-61 (.576) with the Giants.

*Coughlin’s 151 career victories tie him with former Giants coach and Hall of Famer Steve Owen for 16th place on the NFL’s career list.

*Those two coaches are at the top of the Giants list for career victories, Owen with 151 and Coughlin with 83.

*Coughlin is 12-7 in the postseason for an overall record of 163-128 (.560). His Giants playoff record is 8-3 for an overall mark with the team of 91-64 (.587).

*The 163 total victories place Coughlin in 16th place on that list, five wins behind former Minnesota coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant


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ASU coach takes page from Coughlin’s book

Posted by Dan Salomone on May 20, 2013 – 12:11 pm

When Todd Graham arrived on the Arizona State campus last year, the first-year head coach established what he wanted from his Sun Devils – and that was for them to be a team in every sense. From the start of summer workouts, he instituted a few new rules, and one was that players had to wear the same socks, same shoes, and same shirts in the weight room.

coughlinbookSounds like a page taken from Tom Coughlin.

The Sun Devils went on to post an 8-5 record and a victory in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, completing the program’s first winning season since 2007. Finding that he’s onto something, Graham is going one step further in 2013 and taking a page from Tom Coughlin’s actual book “Earn the Right to Win.” He has assigned the manual to his coaching staff for summer reading.

“I think it really fits us right now,” Graham told azcentral.com. “If you get a chance, just read the beginning of it. Michael Strahan says, ‘Hey, Tom Coughlin, I couldn’t stand the guy. He comes in here, he has all the stupid, petty rules. I didn’t understand why you had to wear the same colored socks to practice. What does that have to do with winning?’ And so it really correlates to what our players went through our first year here and about building trust. Strahan said, ‘When I decided to start taking pride in those stupid, petty rules, that’s when I became an All-Pro and that’s when we won the Super Bowl.’ I thought it was a great testimony for us.”

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The book, which Coughlin released in March, centers on the theme of “how success in any field starts with superior preparation.” Graham hopes his staff will identify.

“We came in and tried to establish who we are – our character, our discipline, our work ethic – but we’ve just kind of installed the minimum,” Graham said. ”I want to be a smart football team. And there are just a lot of illustrations (in that book) that will be good for us. We’re just trying to get everybody to improve.”


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Tom Coughlin ranked No. 2 coach in NFL

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

coughlinbelDespite Tom Coughlin missing the postseason with a winning record and Bill Belichick falling short of his sixth Super Bowl appearance in 2012, the two decorated head coaches still remain the standard in their profession.

At least the people at NFL.com think so.

NFL.com columnist Adam Schein ranked the top coaches in the NFL, and Coughlin came in at No. 2 behind the Patriots’ Belichick.

“Like Belichick, he’s a future Hall of Famer,” Schein wrote. “Coughlin has two rings and gets his Giants to overachieve. He’s a fantastic motivator and in-game coach.”

Here is a look at “The Schein Nine” list of top NFL coaches:

1) Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

2) Tom Coughlin, New York Giants

3) Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers

4) Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers

5) John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens

6) Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

7) Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints

8) Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins

9) Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs

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Coach Coughlin sends book to Mets’ Wright

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 4, 2013 – 12:11 pm

Tom Coughlin has been discovering that sometimes the pen is mightier than the sword. In his latest book “Earn the Right to Win,” the Giants’ head coach stresses preparation as the key to success in everything — on and off the gridiron.

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And that includes the baseball diamond.

New York Mets third baseman and newly-named captain David Wright will find that out as he now has reading material for the team’s road trips. Coughlin recently had a copy of his book delivered to Wright before Opening Day with an inscription congratulating him on the honor of being named captain.

“I just appreciate the way a young man like David represents his organization on and off the field,” Coughlin told the New York Post. “Guys like David Wright, Derek Jeter and Eli [Manning] are cut out of the same cloth.

“They are blessed with great ability, and they understand the responsibility that comes along with it. They understand what it means to represent their respective organizations, and they know that the people of the metropolitan area respect somebody who rolls up the sleeves and goes to work and leads by example, not words.”

This wasn’t the first time Coughlin has reached out to the Met.

Coughlin wrote a note to Wright a few years ago, saying he enjoyed his style of play. Wright, according to the article, never forgot that and said it “was almost like a football pregame pep-talk, it was nice. I got it framed and it is displayed proudly.”

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