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GIANTS' ROOKIES MAKE A VISIT AND PUT EVERYTHING IN PERSPECTIVE (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_rookies_make_a_visit_an.html)

"The 16 members of the Giants rookie class are just over a month into their
NFL careers and are laboring through the struggles of the transition to the
sport's highest level. But a trip to Monroe Township to visit the Make-A-Wish
Foundation of New Jersey's Samuel &amp; Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place put it
all in perspective.


Fifteen of the 16 rookies – tight end Adrien Robinson is still finishing
classes at Cincinnati – in addition to Larry Donnell made the trip yesterday
afternoon following their organized team activities in the morning where 20
children who have suffered from life-threatening illnesses. </p>


"A lot of people go through practice and say it's hard, but these are the
kids that are fighting cancer, trying to overcome diseases and we have nothing
to compare to that so it just makes you really think, like we're not going
through anything," linebacker Jake Muasau said.

The Giants have a
longstanding relationship with the foundation and five children on hand had
wished granted by the team in the past. The players were introduced one-by-one,
heard stories from a couple of the children in attendance and had an
eat-and-greet with the children and families before they took a tour of the
location, known as the castle. </p>


The Samuel &amp; Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place, which serves as the
headquarters of the foundation's New Jersey chapter, was built behind
philanthropic donations and completed in December. </p>


"It's awesome to be here because a lot of times we just get into a routine
with lifting, practicing, meetings everyday, and it's just nice to get out, come
here, see these kids and it puts all the work we do in perspective," running
back Joe Martinek said. "It's amazing to see the smiles on the kids and all that
work we do, all that stress we put ourselves through, it actually means
something."</p>


Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey serves the entire
state and has granted over 7,000 wishes. It granted more than 400 in 2011. </p>


* * *</p>


On the other end of the rookies' youthful exuberance lies their coach Tom
Coughlin, who at age 66 <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_give_tom_coughlin_two-y.html">signed
a two-year contract extension yesterday through the 2014 season worth $20
million.</a></p>


But while his age may indicate he's on his last legs, the rookies have sensed
that isn't the case with Coughlin in their brief time with him.</p>


"I wouldn't know," defensive back Janzen Jackson said. "He's 66, but he seems
like he's 26 to me, walking around out there excited and stuff."</p>


In just over a month, the rookies have come to understand what sets Coughlin
apart and helped him win two Super Bowls over the last five seasons.</p>


"He treats you like man," safety Jojo Nicolas said. "He expects you to
respond like a man and carry yourself in the proper manner. Everything is
team-oriented and it's focused on the main goal of winning and not being
selfish. It's always about the team."</p>GIANTS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE FOR 2012 TRAINING CAMP (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_announce_schedule_for_2.html)

"A few years ago, in an attempt to give the players' bodies a bigger break
between training-camp sessions, Tom Coughlin moved the second practice of
two-a-days to an evening workout that was very popular with the fans.


But under the new collective bargaining agreement, there are no two-a-days
permitted. So the evening practices have gone the way of monster rookie
contracts.</p>


The Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants) announced their schedule
for this summer's training camp, which will return to the University at Albany
after one season in East Rutherford last year because of the lockout. All
practices will begin at 1 p.m. and are open to the public.</p>


The first practice of camp will be held on Friday, July 27; the last will be
on Tuesday, Aug. 14.</p>


A look at the schedule</p>


Thurs., July 26: Players Report</p>


Fri., July 27: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Sat., July 28: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Sun., July 29: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Mon. July 30: No Practice</p>


Tues., July 31: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Wed., Aug. 1: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Thurs., Aug. 2: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Fri., Aug. 3: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Sat., Aug. 4: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Sun., Aug. 5: No Practice</p>


Mon., Aug. 6: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Tues., Aug. 7: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Wed., Aug. 8: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Thurs., Aug. 9: No Practice</p>


Fri., Aug. 10: at Jacksonville Jaguars, 7:30 p.m.</p>


Sat., Aug. 11: No Practice</p>


Sun., Aug. 12: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Mon., Aug. 13: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Tues., Aug. 14: 1:00 p.m.</p>


Wed., Aug. 15: No Practice – Break Camp"</p>GIANTS EXTEND COUGHLIN'S CONTRACT THROUGH 2014 (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_extend_tom_coughlins_co.html)

"It was only a matter of when, not if, Tom Coughlin's contract extension would
be announced.


The answer: today.</p>


The Giants have extended their head coach of eight seasons through the 2014
season. Financial terms of the new contract for the two-time Super Bowl winner
are not yet available.</p>


“It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be the
head coach of the New York Giants,” Coughlin said in <a href="http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Coach-Coughlin-signs-contract-extension/8d375416-596d-4335-89ed-783bc0a5ce7e">a
press release announcing the new deal</a>. “I’m thankful to John Mara and Steve
Tisch and their families for their support and the recognition of what our
players and coaches have accomplished. And I’m grateful for the working
relationship Jerry Reese and I have. We’ve got a lot of work left to do.”</p>


Coughlin, who turns 66 on Aug. 31 and hasn't publicly entertained thoughts of
retirement, was signed for this upcoming season, but the second Super Bowl
victory over the New England Patriots in four years ensured he'd receive an
extended deal. In 2008, the Giants gave him a four-year, $21-million deal.</p>


It's believed Bill Belichick is now the highest-paid coach in the NFL at $7.5
million per season. Coughlin, once on the verge of being fired back in 2006, is
now being lauded as one of the best coaches in the league, so it's possible his
deal will be worth as much, if not more.</p>


“I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early ‘90s,”
Mara said, “so it was with great confidence that Ernie Accorsi and I recommended
to my father and Bob Tisch in 2004 that we hire Tom. Of course, my father didn’t
need to be convinced. He saw what we have all seen, a man who has a singular
focus and incredible dedication when it comes to his work. In so many ways, Tom
represents to me who and what the head coach of our franchise should be.”</p>


Coughlin is 74-54 in the regular season during his tenure with the Giants.
His eight postseason victories are tied with Bill Parcells for most in franchise
history.</p>


"Tom is the right person in the right job at the right time,” Steve Tisch
said. “I just really appreciate how our players respond to his leadership, and
obviously our organization has benefitted tremendously because of the
relationship Tom has with his players.”</p>


Said Reese, “Tom is a winner and he’s a fighter. And I enjoy and appreciate
working with him. From where I sit, I couldn’t ask for more in a head
coach.”</p>http://www.nj.com/giants/

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

<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">ELI MANNING DEBUTS AT 31 ON NFL'S TOP 100 (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/06/eli-manning-debuts-at-31-on-nfls-top-100)

"NFL players finally got it right and voted Eli Manning onto the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/top100/2012?campaign=Twitter_top100_videos#video=09000d5d 8299e6cf">NFL
Network list of the Top 100 players</a> in the league.



They just ranked
him way too low.

The quarterback who was famously spurned by the
ridicu-list (<a href="http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/category/the-ridiculist/">sorry
Anderson Cooper</a>) in 2011 made his debut on the two-year-old list in 2012 in
a spot not befitting a two-time Super Bowl MVP. He was ranked 31<sup>st</sup> on
the list, which is voted on by some NFL players (though good luck finding anyone
who would admit they voted) when <a href="http://www.nfl.com/top100/2012?campaign=Twitter_top100_videos#video=09000d5d 8299e6cf">the
network revealed Nos. 31-40</a> on Wednesday night.

Thirty players in
the NFL better than Manning? Really?

The Giants’ disrespected
quarterback had a magnificent season in 2011 after famously proclaiming himself
“elite” in a preseason radio interview. He walked his walk after talking his
talk by throwing for a franchise-record 4,933 yards, completing 61 percent of
his passes, tossing 29 touchdowns and only 16 interceptions. Then oh, by the
way, he out-dueled Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs and then beat New
England’s Tom Brady in the Super Bowl.

Again.

I highlight those
two because, according to the NFL Network, Manning was ranked behind four other
NFL quarterbacks on the list. They did not reveal the names, but a look at those
who are already revealed make it obvious that Brady, Rodgers, New Orleans’ Drew
Brees and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger are the ones ahead of him.

In
what amounts to a silly popularity contest among a possibly very select group of
NFL players, a case can probably be made for the first three. Brady is still
revered by his peers as the top quarterback of his generation, despite his two
Super Bowl losses at Manning’s hands. Rodgers was the reigning Super Bowl MVP
last year and led his Packers to a 15-1 record. And Brees broke the NFL’s
passing yardage record last year.

I’m not exactly sure why
Roethlisberger would rank ahead of Manning. Maybe the fourth quarterback ahead
of Manning will turn out to be someone else, but I can’t imagine who that would
be. Carolina’s Cam Newton (40), Detroit’s Matthew Stafford (41), Denver’s Peyton
Manning (50), San Diego’s Philip Rivers (61), Philadelphia’s Michael Vick (70),
Baltimore’s Joe Flacco (74), Dallas’ Tony Romo (91) and the Jets’ backup
quarterback, Tim Tebow (95), are already on the list.

By the way, Giants
receiver Victor Cruz also cracked the list on Wednesday night at No. 39, which
isn’t a bad spot considering the remarkable season he had last year. But who’s
really the best receiver on the Giants? Right. It’s Hakeem Nicks. And he ranked
51 spots lower at No. 90.

Sigh.

So far there are four Giants on
the list – Manning (31), Cruz (39), Justin Tuck (62) and Nicks (90). That’s up
from three last season when the only Giants who made it were Tuck (60), safety
Antrel Rolle (68) and guard Chris Snee (77).

Are there any Giants in the
Top 30? That’s a really good question because if there is it would mean NFL
players feel the Giants have a better player on their team than their two-time
Super Bowl MVP quarterback who absolutely carried them for most of last
season.

So, either the NFL players have a higher regard for defensive
end Jason Pierre-Paul after his breakout season than they do for Manning, or
they left Pierre-Paul off the list entirely after his 16 ½-sack season. Either
option would seem pretty insane. Then again, this entire list is starting to
seem insane, too."</p>[/url]</div>http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant<div>
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<div><div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>
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COUGHLIN'S NEW 3-YEAR DEAL MAKES HIM 3RD HIGHEST PAID COACH (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/coughlin_new_year_deal_makes_him_2chRRUh4sdLeGUms3 gH1oM#ixzz1x7GxQ79F)

"As the Giants yesterday announced Tom Coughlin’s new three-year contract,
co-owner John Mara gushed, “In so many ways, Tom represents to me who and what
the head coach of our franchise should be.”<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


What the Giants clearly think their head man should be is one of the
highest-paid coaches in the NFL. But not the highest paid coach.</p>


The Giants believe Coughlin’s three-year deal, worth what a source confirmed
is $20 million, makes him the third highest-paid coach in the league, behind
only Bill Belichick ($7.5 million) and Mike Shanahan ($7 million). Of course,
Coughlin’s team has beaten Belichick’s Patriots twice in the past four Super
Bowls, and Shanahan is 11-21 in his two years with the Redskins. A case could be
made that Coughlin should top the coaching salary list, especially after he
brilliantly guided the Giants last season from a 7-7 record to a rousing finish
that culminated with a 21-17 victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl
XLVI.
</p>Coughlin had one year remaining on the four-year extension he signed after
the Giants won Super Bowl XLII following the 2007 season. The Giants ripped up
the final year on the deal and added two more years, keeping Coughlin under
contract through the 2014 season, when he will be 68 years old. The $6.67
million annual average is an upgrade from the $5.25 million annual average on
the four-year, $21 million deal he had been working under.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


“It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be the
head coach of the New York Giants,” Coughlin said. “I’m thankful to [co-owners]
John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families for their support and the
recognition of what our players and coaches have accomplished. And I’m grateful
for the working relationship [GM] Jerry Reese and I have. We’ve got a lot of
work left to do.”</p>


Coughlin always scoffs when asked about retirement, and there is no reason to
believe he is operating under his final contract, given his physical zest and
still-burning competitive fire. At 65, he is the oldest head coach in the
league. He turns 66 on Aug. 31.</p>


“I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early ’90s,”
Mara said. “So it was with great confidence that Ernie Accorsi and I recommended
to my father and Bob Tisch in 2004 that we hire Tom. Of course, my father didn’t
need to be convinced. He saw what we have all seen, a man who has a singular
focus and incredible dedication when it comes to his work.’’</p>


The 2012 season will be Coughlin’s ninth with the Giants. That makes him the
second-longest-tenured coach in franchise history. Hall of Famer Steve Owen was
head coach of the Giants for 24 years, from 1930 to 1953. Coughlin has 74
regular-season victories with the Giants, the third-highest total in team
history, behind only Owen (153) and Bill Parcells (77). His eight Giants
postseason victories tie him with Parcells for the franchise record. Coughlin
has led the Giants to two NFC East titles and five playoff berths in eight
years. In 16 years as an NFL head coach — eight with the expansion Jaguars
before the past eight with the Giants — Coughlin’s overall record is 154-121
(.560). Most significantly, he is 2-0 in Super Bowls and is the 13th head coach
to win multiple Super Bowls.</p>


“Tom is the right person in the right job at the right time,” Tisch said.</p>


Reese, who as the general manager inherited Coughlin back in 2007, said of
the coach: “Tom is a winner and he’s a fighter. And I enjoy and appreciate
working with him. From where I sit, I couldn’t ask for more in a head
coach.”
</p></div>
</div><div><div>http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
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</div></div></div></div></div></div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>

GIANTS' COACH COUGHLIN GETS CONTRACT EXTENSION (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/coughlin_new_year_deal_makes_him_2chRRUh4sdLeGUms3 gH1oM#ixzz1x7H2nnXo)

"The Giants finally made the inevitable a reality Wednesday when they
announced Tom Coughlin has signed a contract extension through 2014.

<div id="storybody">

Coughlin’s previous contract would have expired after the upcoming season and
ownership has spent the off-season not only insisting their head coach had
earned a new deal, but it would be coming “sooner rather than later.”</p>


Terms were not disclosed, but Coughlin was believed to be among the top 10
highest-paid coaches in the NFL with an annual salary of $5.25 million. This
extension reportedly is worth $20 million over the next three years, moving him
significantly up on that list.</p>


Four months and a day following their Super Bowl XLVI victory over Bill
Belichick’s Patriots in Indianapolis, Big Blue rewarded their sideline leader
who went from being on the hot seat to in contention for the Hall of Fame by
winning his second Vince Lombardi trophy in five seasons.</p>


“I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early 90s,”
co-owner and team president John Mara said of Coughlin, entering his ninth
season with the Giants as head coach. “So it was with great confidence that
[former GM] Ernie Accorsi and I recommended to my father and Bob Tisch in 2004
that we hire Tom. Of course, my father didn’t need to be convinced. He saw what
we have all seen: a man who has a singular focus and incredible dedication when
it comes to his work. In so many ways, Tom represents to me who and what the
head coach of our franchise should be.”</p>


Coughlin is the franchise’s second-longest tenured coach behind Hall of Famer
Steve Owen, who led the team for 24 seasons from 1930-53.</p>


“It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be the
head coach of the New York Giants,” Coughlin said. “I’m thankful to John Mara
and Steve Tisch and their families for their support and the recognition of what
our players and coaches have accomplished. And I’m grateful for the working
relationship [GM] Jerry Reese and I have. We’ve got a lot of work left to
do.”</p>


Coughlin, 65, has led the Giants on a six-year regular-season streak without
a losing record, the team’s longest since putting 10 seasons in a row from
1954-63.</p>


“Tom is a winner and he’s a fighter,” Reese said. “And I enjoy and appreciate
working with him. From where I sit, I couldn’t ask for more in a head
coach.”</p>


BRIEFS: The Giants released their full training camp schedule — running July
26-Aug. 15 in Albany, N.Y. – and all practices are free and open to the public.
The complete schedule can be viewed on True Blue
(blog.northjersey.com/giants)."</p></div>http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/
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<u><font size="4">WALL STREET JOURNAL</font></u>

GIANTS EXTEND COUGHLIN THROUGH 2014 (http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html)

"The oldest coach to win a Super Bowl will get at least three more shots at
adding to his total.
<p class="shsParagraph2">Tom Coughlin signed a two-year contract extension through
the 2014 season on Wednesday with the New York Giants. The 65-year-old Coughlin,
who led the team to its second Super Bowl under him in February, has coached the
Giants since 2004. His contract was in its final year.</p>
<p class="shsParagraph3">"It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a
privilege to be the head coach of the New York Giants," said Coughlin. "I'm
thankful to (co-owners) John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families for their
support and the recognition of what our players and coaches have accomplished.
And I'm grateful for the working relationship Jerry Reese and I have. We've got
a lot of work left to do."</p>
<p class="shsParagraph4">Coughlin became the oldest coach with a Super Bowl title
this year, and also took the Giants to the 2007 title. New York beat New England
in the Super Bowl both times.</p>
<p class="shsParagraph5">Overall, Coughlin is 82-57 with the Giants. He also went
72-64 in eight seasons with Jacksonville, an expansion team he helped build from
scratch.</p>
<p class="shsParagraph6">Last season was one of the roughest for the Giants and
Coughlin, who stood at 7-7 and needed to win their final two games to get into
the playoffs. They beat the Jets and Cowboys to win the NFC East, then defeated
Atlanta, Green Bay, San Francisco and the Patriots for the title.</p>
<p class="shsParagraph7">"Tom is a winner and he's a fighter," Reese said. "And I
enjoy and appreciate working with him. From where I sit, I couldn't ask for more
in a head coach."</p>
<p class="shsParagraph8">Coughlin's 154 total victories tie him with Hall of Famer
Marv Levy for 17th on the NFL's career list. His 12 postseason victories tie him
with former Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher for the sixth-highest total in NFL
history.</p>
<p class="shsParagraph9">"Tom is the right person in the right job at the right
time," Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said. "I just really appreciate how our
players respond to his leadership, and obviously our organization has benefited
tremendously because of the relationship Tom has with his players."</p>http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html

<u><font size="4">THE NEW YORK TIMES</font></u>

WHEN COUGHLIN TURNED DOWN THE GIANTS (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/when-coughlin-turned-down-the-giants/?ref=football)

"Tom Coughlin’s contract extension was expected. (It’s also to be expected
that some fans will call for him to be fired if he goes 6-10 next season.)<div id="entry-104405" class="post-104405 post type-post status-publish hentry category-uncategorized tag-giants tag-tom-coughlin entry "><div class="entry-content">


But the beginning of this quotation from the team president, John Mara, was a
little surprising on Wednesday:</p>


“I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early ‘90s. So
it was with great confidence that Ernie Accorsi and I recommended to my father
and Bob Tisch in 2004 that we hire Tom. Of course, my father didn’t need to be
convinced. He saw what we have all seen, a man who has a singular focus and
incredible dedication when it comes to his work. In so many ways, Tom represents
to me who and what the head coach of our franchise should be.”</p>


Here’s the background on the Giants’ failed recruitment of Coughlin, after
the disappointment of the Ray Handley years,via<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/turning-ny-giants-1993-tom-coughlin-big-blue-back-super-bowl-patriots-article-1.1016274">
an article by The Daily News</a> in February.</p>
<blockquote>


The first call following the 1992 season went to Boston College head coach
Tom Coughlin, a Giants assistant from 1988-90.
“No,” he said.The Giants were
shocked.</p></blockquote>


Coughlin had great respect for the Giants, but he said he had unfinished
business as a college coach. The next year, he felt he had reached a goal —
turning around Boston College with a victory over Notre Dame. He wound up with
the expansion job in Jacksonville. The Giants wound up with the Dan Reeves and
Jim Fassel eras.</p>
<blockquote>


Did he ever think he would get a second chance? “No, that wasn’t any thought
that I had,” he said. “Staying at BC was an easy decision at the time,” Coughlin
said.</p>


“He had success in Jacksonville. I never thought we would ever have an
opportunity to get him,” Mara said."</p></blockquote></div></div><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html">[url]http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html
</a>
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
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GIANTS' ELI MANNING, VICTOR CRUZ RANKED 31ST AND 39TH ON NFL'S TOP 100 LIST FOR 2012 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/07/new-york-giants-eli-manning-victor-cruz-ranked-31st-and-39th-on-nfls-top-100-list-for-2012/)

"A year after failing to make the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)'s Top 100 List, New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants quarterback <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a> catapulted to the 31st ranking in 2012 (http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/09000d5d8299e6cf/Jacoby-Jones-Rashad-Johnson-Jason-Babin-Jeremy-Maclin-Michael-Adams) following his second Super Bowl victory
and second Super Bowl MVP. However, that meant those who were polled
collectively believed there are 30 players in the league that are still more
talented and valuable to their teams than Easy E. And that … is nonsense.


Not everyone saw Manning in the same light, though. When asked who the
premiere talent in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) was, Baltimore Ravens (http://www.giants101.com/tag/baltimore-ravens/) wide receiver <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jacoby Jones" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jacoby-jones/" rel="tag nofollow">Jacoby
Jones</a> thought long and hard before naming Eli.</p>
<blockquote>


"Number one? Best player in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)?" Jones said. "You know what, I'm going to give hats
off to <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Eli Manning" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/" rel="tag nofollow">Eli
Manning</a>."</p></blockquote>


Manning wasn't the only Giant to crack the top 40, as he was joined by wide
receiver Victor Cruz, who <a href="http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/09000d5d829a0ee9/" target="_blank">debuted at
#39</a> following a record-setting season in 2011.</p>
<blockquote>


"It's a tremendous honor to even be on this list, no matter what the number
is, " Cruz said. "I can't believe it; especially stemming from where I was a
year ago."</p></blockquote>


As talented as Cruz may be, players also got this wrong. Not because Cruz
isn't deserving of the #39 ranking, but because fellow wide receiver Hakeem
Nicks is the clear-cut #1 on the team. The attention he draws has allowed Cruz
to flourish, so to be ranked at #90 while Cruz sits in at #39 is a shame.</p>


Manning and Cruz join defensive end Justin Tuck and the aforementioned Hakeem
Nicks as the four Giants to make the list thus far. It's likely that defensive
end Jason Pierre-Paul is the sole member of Big Blue remaining, and will land
somewhere in the top 30."</p>http://www.giants101.com/

<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: BRANDON JACOBS, ELI MANNING AND MORE (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/7/3070015/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-brandon-jacobs-eli-manning-and-more)

"Here are a few notes of interest for the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) on
this sunny Thursday morning.<div class="entry-body">



<a href="http://www.ninersnation.com/2012/6/5/3066918/brandon-jacobs-has-himself-quite-the-fan">Brandon
Jacobs Has Himself Quite The Fan - Niners Nation</a>
We take a look at some
<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2224/brandon-jacobs">Brandon
Jacobs</a> tweets about a kid sending him $3.36 in the mail.</p>



<a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_eli_manning_ranked_no_3.html">Giants'
Eli Manning ranked No. 31 on NFL Network's top 100 list | NJ.com</a>
Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz)
comes in at No. 39.</p>



<a href="http://prod.www.giants.clubs.nfl.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Fact-or-Fiction-Mathias-Kiwanukas-Role/a9062454-0434-401f-8f54-441fbcbfd4cd">Fact
or Fiction: Giants Topics Debated</a>
The Giants.com staff gives their
opinions on topics surrounding the Giants! Let us know your thoughts in the
comments section.</p>



<a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/07/banner-out-as-eagles-president/">Banner
out as Eagles president | ProFootballTalk</a>
After the dust had fully
settled on a disappointing season that seemed to entail minimal changes to the
coaching staff and front office, the Eagles (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/philadelphia-eagles) have
finally dropped a bomb. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Joe Banner is no longer the president of the team.</p>



<a href="http://sulia.com/post/new-york-giants/65b24fdd-144b-4f0c-8009-41dcd969e729/">Ralph
Vacchiano's post on New York Giants | Latest updates on Sulia</a>
Will 2012
be <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2262/osi-umenyiora">Osi
Umenyiora's</a> last season with the Giants? He was asked that on @NFLNetwork
and he answered ... "I don’t know. There is really no telling what is going to
happen. All I can really do is focus on what I can take care of out here on the
football field, go out there and play as hard as I can, and always produce the
way that I’ve been known to do. Everything else will take care of itself. I
don’t want it to be my last year, but if that’s the case, then it is what it
is."</p></div>COUGHLIN SIGNS TWO YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/06/coughlin-signs-two-year-contract-extension)

"Tom Coughlin has already led the Giants to two Super Bowl champions. Now he’s
got two more years to try and add another.


The Giants finally announced
what has been expected for months, that they have signed their 65-year-old head
coach to a lucrative contract extension. The two-year extension will keep
Coughlin with the team through the 2014 season and will likely make him one of
the highest-paid coaches in the league.

Terms of the deal were not
immediately available, but Coughlin averaged about $5.25 million under the
four-year extension he signed after the Giants won Super Bowl XLII in 2008.
According to a recent report in Forbes magazine, that ranked Coughlin
10<sup>th</sup> among NFL coaches, far behind New England’s Bill Belichick
($7.5) whom he defeated in Super Bowl XLII and against last February in Super
Bowl XLVI.

Coughlin, who is entering his ninth season with the Giants
will be 68 when this deal expires, but he doesn’t sound like a man with a
retirement plan in place.

“It has always been my belief that it is an
honor and a privilege to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” Coughlin
said in a statement released by the Giants. “I’m thankful to John Mara and Steve
Tisch and their families for their support and the recognition of what our
players and coaches have accomplished. And I’m grateful for the working
relationship Jerry Reese and I have.

“We’ve got a lot of work left to
do.”

The oft-embattled Coughlin, who has seen speculation about his job
security turn into an annual event in New York, has coached the Giants longer
than any man in history other than Hall of Famer Steve Owen, who coached them
for 24 years from 1930-53. In that time Coughlin has gone 74-54 in the regular
season and won a franchise record-tying eight postseason games, including two
Super Bowls.

He has more than rewarded the faith of an organization that
tried to hire him as their head coach back in 1993, finally hired him in 2004,
and stuck by him after a near-disastrous 2006 season when most outsiders thought
he had lost his grip on the job.

“I wanted Tom as our head coach going
all the way back to the early ‘90s,” said Giants co-owner John Mara. “So it was
with great confidence that (former Giants GM) Ernie Accorsi and I recommended to
my father and Bob Tisch in 2004 that we hire Tom.

“Of course, my father
didn’t need to be convinced. He saw what we have all seen -- a man who has a
singular focus and incredible dedication when it comes to his work. In so many
ways, Tom represents to me who and what the head coach of our franchise should
be.”

Coughlin is 142-114 in the regular season and 12-7 in the playoffs
in his 16 seasons as an NFL head coach, including eight with the then-expansion
Jacksonville Jaguars. His 142 regular-season victories tie him with new Rams
coach Jeff Fisher for 19<sup>th</sup> place on the all-time list, and his 154
total wins tie him with Hall of Famer Marv Levy at 17<sup>th</sup>
all-time.

Coughlin needs to win just four games this season to pass Bill
Parcells (77) for second place on the Giants’ all-time wins list (way behind
Owen’s 153). He’ll also be looking for his third NFC East championship and sixth
playoff berth with the team.

Another run at a Super Bowl might even make
him a lock for a future spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“Tom is
the right person in the right job at the right time,” said Giants co-owner Steve
Tisch. “I just really appreciate how our players respond to his leadership, and
obviously our organization has benefitted tremendously because of the
relationship Tom has with his players.”

“Tom is a winner and he’s a
fighter,” added GM Jerry Reese. “And I enjoy and appreciate working with him.
From where I sit, I couldn’t ask for more in a head coach.”</p>http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news



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<span class="bottom-content-links"></span>
GIANTS QB ELI MANNING STILL DISRESPECTED ACROSS THE NFL (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/giants_qb_eli_manning_still_disrespected_across_th e_nfl/10960913)

"New York Giants QB Eli Manning has won two Super Bowls in four seasons. He
did so both times by defeating the heavily favored New England Patriots, led by
Tom Brady. Yet people all across the NFL continue to disrespect the younger
Manning, this time by ranking him No. 31 on the Top 100 Players of 2011.


So not only does Manning not get the proper amount of respect from the media
members and fans across the country, but now his peers are saying that there
were 30 players last season who were better than Manning. And for those keeping
track, his older brother, Peyton, was ranked at No. 50.</p>


He did not take a snap all season.</p>


But Eli sure did. The Giants’ MVP threw for 4,933 yards which was better than
Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger, who are two quarterbacks who will wind up
finishing ahead of Manning in the ranking. Drew Brees is the other quarterback
who will finish ahead of Manning, and while I have absolutely no issues with
that or with Brady, I am almost shell shocked that Reothlisberger will finish
higher.</p>


Just what exactly is the rest of the league watching? Clearly, they see what
they want to see, because there is no way under any circumstances that anyone
with even a half brain could say that Reothlisberger was or is better than
Manning.</p>


Maybe I just answered my own question. A half brain. That is something that
many players actually aspire to achieve in life. Having the smarts of someone
with a half brain. Many lack that much.</p>


In a clearly quarterback driven league, the Super Bowl MVP finishes at No.
31. That means that only four quarterbacks will most likely finish in the Top
30, and the champ is not one of them.</p>


Remind me again why we even have these types of votes? The players are just
as bad at this as are the fans."</p>



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</a>

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




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

GIANTS REWARD COUGHLIN WITH CONTRACT EXTENSION (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8016724/new-york-giants-reward-tom-coughlin-2-year-extension)

"The <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants">New York
Giants</a> rewarded coach Tom Coughlin for his second Super Bowl victory with a
contract extension that will keep him signed through 2014.



The contract extension was expected after Coughlin guided the Giants to their
second Super Bowl title since the 2007 season. Coughlin's contract expire after
this season. The team did not announce terms of the deal, but a source confirmed
that Coughlin's deal begins immediately and is actually a three-year contract
worth $20 million. The deal makes Coughlin one of the highest-paid coaches in
the league.
</p>The New York Daily News reported the terms of the deal earlier Wednesday.



"It has always been my belief that it is an honor and a privilege to be the
head coach of the New York Giants," Coughlin said in a statement released by the
team. "I'm thankful to (co-owners) John Mara and Steve Tisch and their families
for their support and the recognition of what our players and coaches have
accomplished. And I'm grateful for the working relationship (general manager) Jerry Reese (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8165/jerry-reese) and I have. We've got a lot of
work left to do."
</p>


Coughlin, 65, is entering his ninth season with the Giants. He has a 142-114
(.557) career regular-season record in 16 seasons as a coach with the Giants and
<a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/jac/jacksonville-jaguars">Jacksonville
Jaguars</a>. His postseason record is 12-7 (.632) and his 142 regular-season
victories are tied with the St. Louis Rams (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/stl/st-louis-rams)'
Jeff Fisher for 19th all-time.</p>

"I wanted Tom as our head coach going all the way back to the early '90s,"
Mara said. "So it was with great confidence that Ernie Accorsi and I recommended
to my father and Bob Tisch in 2004 that we hire Tom. Of course, my father didn't
need to be convinced. He saw what we have all seen, a man who has a singular
focus and incredible dedication when it comes to his work. In so many ways, Tom
represents to me who and what the head coach of our franchise should be."
</p>


Tisch credited Coughlin with turning the team around last season, when the
Giants had to win their last two games of the season to win the NFC East and
make the playoffs. The Giants won their last six games overall, including four
postseason games, to win the Super Bowl.
</p>


"Tom is the right person in the right job at the right time," Tisch said. "I
just really appreciate how our players respond to his leadership, and obviously
our organization has benefitted tremendously because of the relationship Tom has
with his players."
</p>


Coughlin is third in Giants franchise history with 74 regular-season wins,
and he is tied with Bill Parcells with a franchise-record eight playoff wins. He
has led the Giants to two NFC East crowns and five postseason berths during his
New York tenure.
</p>


"Tom is a winner and he's a fighter," Reese said. "And I enjoy and appreciate
working with him. From where I sit, I couldn't ask for more in a head
coach."</p>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)



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NFL NOTES: DEMARCUS WARE GETS TINGLES (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/157702235_NFL_notes_DeMarcus_Ware_gets_tingles.htm l)

JETS' OWNER MUM ON REVIS CONTRACT (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26779/Jets-owner-mum-on-Darrelle-Revis--contract/Default.aspx)

COMBINED CONCUSSION SUIT AGAINST NFL EXPECTED TODAY (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26776/Combined-concussion-suit-against-NFL-expected-today/Default.aspx)

JOE BANNER IS OUT AS EAGLES' PRESIDENT (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26775/Joe-Banner-is-out-as-Eagles-president/Default.aspx)

SAINTS' PLAYERS HAVE SKIRMISH DURING PRACTICE (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26766/Saints-players-have-skirmish-during-minicamp-practice/Default.aspx)





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DownWitJPP
06-07-2012, 02:25 PM
Excellent read on the Giants Rookies making a trip to the New Jersey Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I'm proud of the rookies and the Giants organization, im sure this meant the world to those kids.

sharick88
06-07-2012, 02:40 PM
In response to the top 100 player article, I just don't even watch it. The list is a joke. Eli could stop world hunger, cure cancer, and still would not get the respect he deserves. LOL

RoanokeFan
06-07-2012, 02:45 PM
Excellent read on the Giants Rookies making a trip to the New Jersey Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I'm proud of the rookies and the Giants organization, im sure this meant the world to those kids.

They don't hype these kinds of activities enough IMO

RoanokeFan
06-07-2012, 02:45 PM
In response to the top 100 player article, I just don't even watch it. The list is a joke. Eli could stop world hunger, cure cancer, and still would not get the respect he deserves. LOL

I look at all of these "lists" as just another opinion.

Captain Chaos
06-07-2012, 03:29 PM
Thanks Roanoke!

RoanokeFan
06-07-2012, 03:33 PM
Thanks Roanoke!

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G-Men Surg.
06-08-2012, 01:17 AM
Thanks RF !

RoanokeFan
06-08-2012, 05:40 AM
Thanks RF !

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