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The New York Giants’ Fire Sale Appears to be On

Kevin Kinkead - October 24, 2018

The Eagles are 3-4 and just added another starter to injured reserve.

But it could be worse.

You could be the 1-6 Giants, led by 37 year old Eli Manning and Pat Shurmur, who is now 11-29 as a head coach. You could be a team with exciting skill players like Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley who can’t do it all themselves, certainly not behind a fading quarterback and horrendous offensive line.

Giants’ brass appears to understand that, finally. They traded Eli Apple Tuesday for a 2019 4th round draft pick and 2020 7th rounder, according to Adam Schefter.

Then this tweet popped up:

Like clockwork, this crossed the wire on Wednesday morning:

La Canfora also says that teams are “sniffing around” on Janoris Jenkins and Gareon Conley, so the yard sale is on. Put the New York Giants next to the old Clive Cussler books and Fleetwood Mac vinyl. $1 apiece, ten for $5.

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Votes of Confidence for Jason Garrett and Eli Manning

Kevin Kinkead - October 12, 2018

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Jerry Jones says something stupid.

I’m your host, Kevin Kinkead.

Today on the program, we have Jerry going on a Dallas radio station to back up his head coach, Jason Garrett, who is 69-57 with one playoff win over the course of nine years:

Does he have some things he could do better? Yeah, like find a new offensive coordinator or sign a wide receiver or put together a semblance of a passing game.

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Ben McAdoo Believes the Giants Will Win the NFC East

Kevin Kinkead - July 13, 2018

Ben McAdoo didn’t last long in New York.

Once linked to the Eagles head coaching job, the ex-Giant offensive coordinator ended up taking over for Tom Coughlin in the Meadowlands, went 11-5 in his first season, then was fired along with his general manager when the G-Men started out 2-10 this past year.

The breaking point was when McAdoo actually had the guts to bench quarterback Eli Manning, which offended a bunch of lame-ass Giant fans who worship at the altar of the washed up, 37-year-old interception machine.

Anyway, McAdoo recently spoke with the New York Post and believes that his former team will rebound from a 3-13 season to win the NFC East:

“I think they’re gonna win the division,” McAdoo told The Post, his first public comments since he was fired, along with general manager Jerry Reese, Dec. 4, with four games remaining in the season — the first time in 41 years the Giants dismissed a head coach in-season.

“I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?” McAdoo said. “I think they’re gonna have a hard time handling success. Dallas, I like their offensive line, but how long have we been saying that? Their defense, they got a bunch of young guys playing DB, Sean Lee is banged up a lot, and their D-line, they got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time. And Washington is Washington, right?”

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Report: Dead Body Found at the New Jersey Home of Janoris Jenkins

Kevin Kinkead - June 26, 2018

Didn’t expect this one to come across the feed today.

Per TMZ sports, a body was found in the basement of Janoris Jenkins’ North Jersey home. Jenkins is currently in Florida but is apparently aware of the situation.

From the story: 

We don’t know if cops have identified a suspect or even have a working theory on how the person died.

Sources tell us the body was discovered in the basement by a worker at the house. Law enforcement officers in Bergen County raced to the scene. We’re told the coroner showed up a short time later.

The identity of the victim is unclear — we know investigators are actively working the case.

One source connected to Jenkins says the NFL player has been in Florida and was not at the home when cops arrived.

We’ve reached out to JJ’s reps for comment — but, so far, no word back.

That’s about it for any kind of tangible news, though Diana Russini had this:

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Report: New York Giants Trying to Keep Eli Manning Upright

Kevin Kinkead - March 14, 2018

If you watched the New York football Giants for even two minutes last season, you know their offensive line was pretty bad.

After losing out to the Jaguars on highly-rated guard Andrew Norwell, they directed their attention, and money, elsewhere:

A big get indeed, and a lot of money to pay a lineman. But starting-quality left tackles are hard to find, so can you really put a price tag on keeping your quarterback upright while giving your running game some push?

I dunno. This is a league that’s handing out ridiculous money to Sam Bradford and Kirk Cousins, so I really don’t know what to think.

Solder had played his entire career in New England and won a pair of Super Bowls protecting Tom Brady’s blind side. The 29-year-old has never been named to a Pro Bowl and gets mixed reviews from pundits. Some see him as a steady and productive guy while others say that Brady’s elite ability to get rid of the ball quickly made his line look better than it really was. Either way, Eli Manning is capable of the same thing, as Eagle fans saw this year.

Solder isn’t Jonathan Ogden, and I don’t think he’s worth $15 million, but when you look at what the Birds are doing with their defensive line and consider who the Giants are lining up on the other side of the ball, Solder goes a long way in helping the situation. Feels like a bit of supply and demand, a bit of desperation, and a bit of common sense all smushed together into one free agent signing.

Let’s Check in on Giants Fans

Kevin Kinkead - January 22, 2018

Yea, they’ve won a few Super Bowls and the Eagles haven’t.

Eli Manning and Phil Simms and Jeff Hostetler and whatever.

But let’s check in on New York fans today, beginning with a somewhat “tone deaf” tweet from a dope running the Empire State Building account:

It went about as well as expected:

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A Win Is a Win: Ten Takeaways from Eagles 34, Giants 29

Kevin Kinkead - December 18, 2017

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People seem surprised that a divisional road game was way too close for comfort.

It’s almost like they forgot that the Giants were 0-2 when the Eagles need a 61-yard field goal to win the first matchup back in September.

That doesn’t excuse Sunday’s atrocious defensive performance, but we should all know better than to expect mid-December blowouts and we should probably just stay off of Twitter until the second half begins.

They came from behind to get the job done, just like last week. There’s a cornball saying about teams that find a way to win even when they don’t play well, and this squad fits the bill.

It was 20-7 Giants when LeGarrette Blount failed to convert a 4th and 1 and it looked like the Eagles were headed for a bitterly disappointing, dog shit loss. Then the defense came up with a key interception, the special teams unit blocked a punt, and the offense converted twice to make it a 21-20 game. What followed, then, was a back-and-forth second half where the Eagles simply made a few more plays than the Giants.

What now? It’s home against the Raiders, home against the Cowboys, home in the playoffs. If the Birds get it done on Jesus Christ’s birthday, they shouldn’t have to travel again until you know what game.

Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Stop being a whiner and celebrate your 12-2 football team. Continue Reading

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The Giants Fired Ben McAdoo

Kevin Kinkead - December 4, 2017

It seemed like it was only a matter of time.

The Giants fired head coach Ben McAdoo on Monday morning, which he apparently confirmed himself:

McAdoo was in just his second season at the Giants’ helm. The team’s former offensive coordinator under Tom Coughlin, he lead New York to an 11-5 record and wild card playoff appearance in 2016.

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