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Giants Reportedly Ask for Permission to Talk to Jason Garrett (Update – They Hired Somebody Else)

Kevin Kinkead - January 7, 2020

Can’t make this stuff up:

Imagine having to ask permission to talk to a coach who has already been replaced. And imagine that coach has a career 2-3 playoff record despite spending 9.5 seasons in Dallas.

The Giants can do better than Jason Garrett. But for the Eagles sake, the fact that they’re even looking at a guy like him is a good thing. How much would a theoretical trio of Mike McCarthy, Ron Rivera, and Jason Garrett coaching the Cowboys, Redskins, and Giants scare you? Doug Pederson would still be the best coach in the division.

EDIT:

Schefty dropping a bomb on Rap Sheet’s report –

And Rap Sheet responds:

Judge is from Philly, he’s a Lansdale Catholic alum. 38 years old. I don’t know a ton about him beyond that, but he was a special teams guy for a while and joined the Pats’ staff after stints with Alabama and Mississippi State.

Also this:

Matt Rhule Absolutely Deserves the Giants Job

Kevin Kinkead - December 30, 2019

One of the bad things about Pat Shurmur getting canned is that it opens the door for Matt Rhule to return to the New York Giants, where he worked as an assistant under Tom Coughlin back in 2012.

Anybody who follows Temple or college football knows what kind of coach Rhule is, a guy who can turn around a program in short order and make it relevant. He had the Owls at 7-0 a few years back and brought enough attention to North Philly that College Gameday decided to visit Independence Mall, which tells you all you need to know about the job he did back in 2015.

He left for Baylor afterward, a program recovering from a horrendous and very public scandal. Sans scholarships and talent, he took the Bears from 1-11 to 7-6 to 11-2 with a Big 12 Championship Game and Sugar Bowl berth in three short years.

All of that means that Rhule is one of America’s best football coaches right now, and as a result, his name is already popping up in connection to the Giants job:

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NFC East Champions! – Ten Takeaways from Eagles 34, Giants 17

Kevin Kinkead - December 30, 2019

No Zach Ertz.

No Jalen Mills.

No Ronald Darby.

No Lane Johnson.

No DeSean Jackson.

No Alshon Jeffery.

No Nelson Agholor.

No Malik Jackson.

No Kamu Grugier-Hill.

No Hassan Ridgeway.

No Darren Sproles.

Jordan Howard hobbled.

Miles Sanders ruled out of the game.

Brandon Brooks carted off the field.

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……and no problem!

The Eagles went out and beat the Giants with Deontay Burnett, Robert Davis, Greg Ward, and Boston Scott at the skill positions to claim the NFC East title and end the season on a four-game winning streak, setting up a home playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday at 4:40 p.m.

It really is miraculous to think about what this team has done in recent weeks. I know the division isn’t great, but the Birds rolled out a bunch of practice squad guys and navigated their way to 9-7 with a handful of clutch fourth quarter wins to boot. This team was so unpleasant to watch all season long, but holy cannoli did they show a ton of heart over the past four weeks. They really turned into a likable group of… underdogs, for lack of a better word, and found a way to get the job done.

In a way, the playoffs are just kind of a bonus, as far as I’m concerned. Their luck may very well run out, or the injuries may finally catch up to them, but no matter what happens in the postseason I think we can all agree that the 2019 Eagles really scrapped and clawed and rose to the occasion when it really mattered. Other teams would have quit.

And the cherry on top was seeing the Dallas Cowboys win 47-16 in a game that ending up being meaningless. Dallas wins, and yet still finds a way to lose. All that talent and they still finished 8-8.

Sad!

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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.