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RoanokeFan
04-21-2012, 11:00 AM
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ARTICLES ABOUT THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS ARE POSTED DAILY AND
UPDATES ARE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GENERAL SPORTS NEWS LINKS ARE
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</font></u></font></font></font></font><font size="4"><u>NEWARK STAR LEDGER</u></font>
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NADA

http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u>
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ZILCH

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants)</div>
</div></div></div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>

ZIP

http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants

<div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>
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ZERO

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/

<u><font size="4">THE NEW YORK TIMES</font></u>
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GIANTS' LOW KEY WAYS CARRY OVER INTO DRAFT (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/sports/football/low-key-in-off-season-giants-approach-draft.html?_r=1&amp;ref=football)

"Over the last two years, the Jets have made several splashy off-season moves
while the Giants have, in the words of the veteran linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka,
“done it in the background.”
<p itemprop="articleBody">But although fans of both teams may often compare one
to the other, the Giants have been little more than indifferent bystanders to
the Jets’ exploits. Whether it was Plaxico Burress last year or Tim Tebow this
year, the Jets’ big-name additions have had little if any effect on the Giants’
approach to business, team executives said. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">That is why, despite the frenzy of Tebow’s arrival
consuming their neighbors last month, the Giants’ off-season simply plodded
along: they completed a few re-signings of returning players, added couple of
less heralded players in linebacker Keith Rivers and tight end Martellus Bennett
and sustained the departures of two impact players from 2011 in Brandon Jacobs
and Mario Manningham. Perhaps the biggest news to come out of the Giants’
facility here was word that Eli Manning would <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/eli-manning-snl-host-nbc-giants-football-147514415.html">host
“Saturday Night Live”</a> on May 5. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">With the N.F.L. draft set to begin Thursday, Giants
General Manager Jerry Reese stifled a soft snort when asked about the Jets’
recent moves, saying: “We really don’t pay much attention to what other teams
are doing. We try to mind our own business.” </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">The Giants’ on-the-sly routine figures to continue
this week, too, as one of their rewards for winning the <a class="meta-classifier" title="More articles about the Super Bowl." href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/s/super_bowl/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier">Super
Bowl</a> is the 32nd — and last — pick of the draft’s first round. While some
teams, including the Jets, could look to trade up in the round, the Giants are
more likely to trade back in the draft than forward. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">Reese hinted as much to reporters last week, saying
that the Giants see numerous prospects with similar ratings on their draft
board. That means that in the team’s opinion, there may be equal value, if not
greater, in a player taken early in the second round as opposed to the end of
the first. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">Referring to the rows of players on the Giants’ draft
board, Reese said: “From Pick 15 down to Pick 32, there are going to be some
very similar kind of players that we like in the row. We don’t think there are
32 guys that should be picked in the first round, but in the first row, you have
to pick somebody, so that’s how we have them ranked. And more than likely, the
guys where we are, we think those guys probably should be picked in the second
round.” </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">Whenever the Giants do select a player, they will
follow the organization’s philosophy of drafting for talent as opposed to need.
Reese even said the Giants would take a quarterback if that was the best player
available, despite the fact that Manning is the face of their franchise. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">To Kiwanuka, that is “as crazy as it gets around
here.” </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">He added, laughing, “Taking a defensive end when we’ve
already got like 10 on the roster — that’s what getting nuts around here looks
like.” </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">In terms of needs, the Giants have a few obvious areas
of concern. Some draft experts see them selecting an offensive lineman like Ohio
State tackle Mike Adams if an attractive one is available — a pick that would
help them fill the hole created by the apparent departure of the veteran Kareem
McKenzie. Although McKenzie’s locker at the Giants’ training facility had,
oddly, not yet been cleaned out last week, he is not expected to return. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">Other draft analysts project the Giants to select a
tight end, perhaps Coby Fleener of Stanford, which is logical enough, as Jake
Ballard and Travis Beckum are recovering from surgery on torn anterior cruciate
ligaments. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">The Giants seem more optimistic about Beckum, who has
not yet ruled out being ready for the start of the regular season. Ballard, on
the other hand, hopes to be ready by midseason at best, though he may not play
at all. Adding a tight end to push Bennett, then, would seem to make sense. </p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">The Giants could also look to add depth at running
back in the draft, particularly with Jacobs now playing in San Francisco and
Ahmad Bradshaw still dealing with foot problems that hobbled him last season.
</p>
<p itemprop="articleBody">Bradshaw received injection treatment in his fractured
right foot in February — as opposed to having a more complex operation — and
said last week his feet felt great. But with unproven backs like D. J. Ware,
Da’Rel Scott and Andre Brown behind him, it would hardly be surprising if the
Giants brought in another player to compete for carries." </p>


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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html">http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html
</a>
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
</div>
GIANTS' AHMAD BRADSHAW HOSTING NFL DRAFT EVENT IN HAZLET, N.J. ON APRIL 26TH (http://www.giants101.com/2012/04/21/new-york-giants-ahmad-bradshaw-hosting-nfl-draft-event-on-april-26th-in-hazlet-nj/)

"If you're unable to physically attend the NFL Draft (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl-draft/)
at Radio City Music Hall in New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) City, there's an alternate option this year. Why
not spend it with New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants running back and Super Bowl XLVI champion
<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Ahmad Bradshaw" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/ahmad-bradshaw/" rel="tag nofollow">Ahmad
Bradshaw</a> in Hazlet, New Jersey?


The two-time Super Bowl champion will be hosting an NFL Draft (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl-draft/)
party at Park East (3352 Rt. 35) from 6:00 PM EST until 8:00 PM EST on Thursday,
April 26th.</p>


VIP tickets (limited to 20) for the party, which is sponsored by MJR Sports
Management and JAG Sports Marketing, <a href="http://www.mjrsportsintegrity.biz/shop/" target="_blank">can be
purchased</a> for $159.00. In addition to VIP tickets, Bradshaw will also be
signing autographs and offering photo ops (signed) for $59.99 and $75.00
respectively.</p>


What better way to ring in the new football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) season than with a champion? We at Giants 101
hope to see you there!</p>


Additionally, if you'd like to read more in-depth NFL Draft (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl-draft/)
coverage, check out the newest addition to Sports Media 101 (http://www.sportsmedia101.com/), On the Clock 101 (http://www.ontheclock101.com/). It is
currently in the midst of a network-wide mock draft."</p>


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GIANTS' MICHAEL BOLEY WAS NFL'S BEST TACKLER IN 2011 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/04/21/new-york-giants-michael-boley-was-nfls-best-tackler-in-2011/)

"When the debate about the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)'s elite tacklers surfaces around the water cooler on
Monday mornings, the names of Brian Urlacher, Von Miller, Ray Lewis and Patrick
Willis are the most likely to be mentioned. And as talented as each of those
players are, none of them was statistically considered the best tackler in pro
football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) a
year ago. In fact, that honor went to someone who is infrequently considered one
of the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)'s best: New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants linebacker <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Michael Boley" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-boley/" rel="tag nofollow">Michael
Boley</a>.


In an editorial that was recently published on Football Outsiders (http://footballoutsiders.com/stat-analysis/2012/broken-tackles-2011-part-ii), Aaron Schatz ran
down the statistical analysis of the premiere tacklers in the league during the
2011-2012 season. Sitting alone at the top was Boley, who collected 76 total
tackles, allowing only one tackle to be broken all year (1.3%).</p>


The 1.3% broken tackle rate by Boley led the league, with Indianapolis Colts
linebacker Philip Wheeler and Denver Broncos safety Chris Harris tied at second
with a rate of 1.6%.</p>
<blockquote>


"<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Michael Boley" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-boley/" rel="tag nofollow">Michael
Boley</a>'s one broken tackle in 2011 matches his one broken tackle in 2010. Yet
you never really hear Boley's name mentioned when analysts talk about the best
tacklers in football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/),"
Schatz wrote.</p></blockquote>


In addition to Boley, fellow linebacker <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Mathias Kiwanuka" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/mathias-kiwanuka/" rel="tag nofollow">Mathias
Kiwanuka</a> was near the top of the list at 2.9% (two broken tackles, 66 total
tackles), as was cornerback <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Aaron Ross" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/aaron-ross/" rel="tag nofollow">Aaron
Ross</a> at 1.9% (one broken tackles, 51 total tackles). Ross, of course, is now with the Jacksonville Jaguars (http://www.giants101.com/2012/03/20/aaron-ross-agrees-to-three-year-deal-with-jacksonville-jaguars/).</p>


As a team, the Giants tied with the San Francisco 49ers for the league lead,
allowing only 3.8% of their tackles to be broken. 40 players on Big Blue
registered at least one tackle broken, which was second in the league to the
49ers (37 players). The Tampa Bay Buccaneers led the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) allowing
9.0% of their tackles to be broken.</p>


The Philadelphia Eagles were 31st in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) allowing 8.1% of their tackles to be broken, the
Washington Redskins were 18th in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) allowing 5.3% of their tackles to be broken and the
Dallas Cowboys were 12th in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) allowing 5.1% of their tackles to be broken."
</p><a href="http://www.giants101.com/">http://www.giants101.com/
</a>
<u><font size="4">BIG BLUE VIEW</font></u><span id="entry_flag_counts_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition" class="flag-counts"><span class="light"></span> </span><span id="entry_flag_links_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition"></span>

NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: NFL DRAFT, ZAK DEOSSIE, AND MORE (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/4/21/2964328/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-nfl-draft-zak-deossie-and-more)

Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
fans! Here are some Giants-related items for you on this final Saturday before
the 2012 NFL Draft.



<a href="http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7834424/2012-nfl-draft-best-drafting-teams-last-three-years">2012
NFL Draft - The best drafting teams in last three years - ESPN</a></p>


NOTE:
This is from former <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/indianapolis-colts">Indianapolis
Colts</a> GM Bill Polian, ranking teams since 2009. It is an ESPN Insider
piece.</p>


Best value pick: WR Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks)
(2009: Rd. 1, 29)
Cornerstone pick: DE <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108442/jason-pierre-paul">Jason
Pierre-Paul</a> (2010: Rd. 1, 15)

Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) and
a revamped receiving corps coupled with a great pass-rushing defense featuring
blue-chippers up front and in the secondary garnered the Lombardi trophy.
Terrific job by Jerry Reese and company to build a second Super Bowl team in
four years. Keep an eye on 2011 first-round CB Prince Amukamara. He's unproven
after missing most of his rookie year to injury, but he has upside and could
enter blue territory."</p>
http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news

<u><font size="4">INSIDE FOOTBALL</font></u>

http://www.insidefootball.com/

<font size="4"><u>GIANTS GAB</u></font>


<font size="3">http://www.giantsgab.com/</font> (http://www.giantsgab.com/)

<u><font size="4">GMEN HQ</font></u>

http://gmenhq.com/

<font size="4"><u>YARDBARKER</u></font>"

<font size="4"><font size="3">http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56</font> (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56)

<u>SPORTING NEWS

</u><font size="3">http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories</font> (http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories)<u>
</u>
<u>NYG REPORTER
</u></font>

<a href="http:///">http://nygreporter.com/
</a>

<font size="4"><u>NFL.COM</u></font>

http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG


<font size="3"><font size="4"><u>YAHOOSPORTS</u></font></font>

<font size="3">http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl</font> (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl)

<font size="4"><u>FOX SPORTS</u></font>

<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056">http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056
</a>
<u><font size="4">NBCSPORTS</font></u>

NFL DRAFT HQ: FIRST ROUND (http://drafthq.nbcsports.com/forecast.aspx)

Excerpt: "<span class="pick">No. 32</span><span class="team">Giants (team_profiles.aspx?tid=19)</span> <span class="player">Devon Still (name.aspx?ple=S&amp;pid=2004)</span> <span class="pos">DT</span> <span class="ht">6-5</span><span class="ht">305</span> <span class="college"><a href="college.aspx?cle=P&amp;cid=Penn_State">Penn
State</a></span>
<div class="player-writeup">


GM Jerry Reese knows a value pick when he sees one. The interior defensive
line isn't exactly a strength in New York, either. Stanford TE Coby Fleener,
Georgia CB Brandon Boykin, and Virginia Tech RB David Wilson should get
consideration, but Still ultimately has the highest draft grade." Read more...
</p></div>
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/3032875/ns/sports-nfl

<font size="4"><u>CBSSPORTS</u></font>

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/NYG/new-york-giants

<u><font size="4">SI.COM</font></u>



http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/new-york-giants/?eref=sinav



<u><font size="4">ESPN.COM</font></u>

http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/nam (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)e/nyg/new-york-giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)

<u><font size="4">FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS</font></u>


http://www.footballoutsiders.com/
<font size="4"><u>
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY</u></font><div class="story_body line ">
<a href="http://stats.profootballweekly.com/team/giants/">http://stats.profootballweekly.com/team/giants/
</a></div><font size="4"><u>
PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS
</u></font>
<font size="4"><font size="3">http://www.profootballfocus.com/</font> (http://www.profootballfocus.com/)

<u>MISCELLANEOUS
</u><font size="3">
PLAYER WHO SUED THE NFL OVER CONCUSSIONS COMMITTED SUICIDE (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/25757/Player-who-sued-NFL-over-concussions-commits-suicide/Default.aspx)

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LEAGUE PLANS NEW HGH STUDY (http://http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/sports/football/league-plans-new-hgh-study.html?_r=1&amp;ref=football)


</font></font>

fourth&forever
04-21-2012, 11:28 AM
Thank you kindly RF.

RoanokeFan
04-21-2012, 11:31 AM
Thank you kindly RF.

Very slim pickings today

fourth&forever
04-21-2012, 11:51 AM
Just have to make it till the 26th.

G-Men Surg.
04-21-2012, 12:11 PM
Thanks RF !

SEC105
04-21-2012, 12:54 PM
Thanks RF..........you're the Man</P>


So what are youguessing for JR's pick @ no. 32?........BPA.....but who?</P>


crazy thought here.....a running back!</P>

G-Men Surg.
04-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Thanks RF..........you're the Man</P>


So what are you*guessing for JR's pick @ no. 32?........BPA.....but who?</P>


crazy thought here.....a running back!</P>
Not really crazy bro, there's a lot of impact players at RB that will be available at 32, very possible.
I'm falling more and more with the idea that if Dont'a Hightower falls to 32 it will be a great pick plugging him at OLB and moving Kiwi to the DE rotation. That's an upgrade to OLB and maybe future ILB starter and upgrade to the DE rotation. Sick thought and nightmare matchup problem for Offensive fronts.

titwio
04-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Cool story on Boley.

Thanks.

SEC105
04-21-2012, 01:58 PM
Thanks RF..........you're the Man</P>


So what are youguessing for JR's pick @ no. 32?........BPA.....but who?</P>


crazy thought here.....a running back!</P>


Not really crazy bro, there's a lot of impact players at RB that will be available at 32, very possible. I'm falling more and more with the idea that if Dont'a Hightower falls to 32 it will be a great pick plugging him at OLB and moving Kiwi to the DE rotation. That's an upgrade to OLB and maybe future ILB starter and upgrade to the DE rotation. Sick thought and nightmare matchup problem for Offensive fronts.</P>


just wiki but check out his high school resume' not sure how Redeye , Slip, Nysportsfan and those guyshave himrated.....but does look like a "player"</P>


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dont%27a_Hightower</P>

SEC105
04-21-2012, 02:02 PM
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/495257/34hxabm.jpg

RoanokeFan
04-21-2012, 04:19 PM
Just have to make it till the 26th.

[B]

RoanokeFan
04-21-2012, 04:21 PM
Cool story on Boley.

Thanks.

[B]

BigBlue1971
04-21-2012, 08:05 PM
many thanks Roanoke! [B]

RoanokeFan
04-21-2012, 09:53 PM
many thanks Roanoke! [B]

[Y]

derekunion28
04-22-2012, 12:04 AM
thanks rf

RoanokeFan
04-22-2012, 09:13 AM
thanks rf

[B]

Strahan4gov
04-22-2012, 11:37 AM
Thanks RF..........you're the Man</P>


So what are you*guessing for JR's pick @ no. 32?........BPA.....but who?</P>


crazy thought here.....a running back!</P>
Not really crazy bro, there's a lot of impact players at RB that will be available at 32, very possible.
I'm falling more and more with the idea that if Dont'a Hightower falls to 32 it will be a great pick plugging him at OLB and moving Kiwi to the DE rotation. That's an upgrade to OLB and maybe future ILB starter and upgrade to the DE rotation. Sick thought and nightmare matchup problem for Offensive fronts.

+37,243

GameTime
04-22-2012, 01:07 PM
thanks Ro......