A roadmap to Giants closing the glaring talent gap on NFC

A roadmap to Giants closing the glaring talent gap on NFC

The 1980 Ray Perkins Giants finished in fifth and last place in the NFC East with a 4-12 record. But the 9-7 1981 Ray Perkins Giants ended an 18-year playoff drought and beat the defending NFC champion Eagles in a wild-card game. It helped that general manager George Young was lucky enough to use the … Read more

Giants’ season ends with lopsided NFL playoff loss to Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — There was plenty of beautiful noise from the Giants this season, but the end came with a dull thud. “You lose this time of year, it sucks,” coach Brian Daboll said. That sums up what went down Saturday night for the Giants. They were ushered out of the playoffs — rudely and decisively … Read more

John Mara finally found his Giants savior in Brian Daboll

A once-proud franchise was broken, and John Mara couldn’t find the right coach to fix it. Until Brian Daboll showed up as the Savior of the New York Football Giants. The franchise’s designated successor to Eli Manning was broken following years of negligence, and John Mara could not find the right coach to fix him. … Read more

Giants need to seize this playoff opportunity

Let’s imagine that you, a passionate Giants fan, were wrapping up the Labor Day weekend in September when a normally reasonable friend predicted that your team would just miss the playoffs with a 9-8 record. How would you have responded? By spitting out your beer? By mocking the friend’s knowledge of the NFL? By suggesting … Read more

What Giants’ Brian Daboll does so much differently from other coaches

LONDON — It might just be that the Giants, under the direction of Brian Daboll, are actually walking the talk. “You know, everybody talks like it but we do things during the week where we put guys in,” Daboll said not long after the Giants on Sunday came back to beat the Packers 27-22 at … Read more

How offensive line bounced back to help Giants achieve rare feat

Check the date. Yes, it is October — very early October. There are far more green leaves on the trees than Autumnal-colored leaves fallen to the ground. The MLB playoffs have not even begun. And the Giants have three wins. Usually, the NHL and even the NBA seasons have started up by the time the … Read more

Joe Schoen era will hinge on Giants having a top quarterback

Given that Giants general manager Joe Schoen advertises himself as a culture and character guy, it is worth nothing that the quarterback he will watch Saturday night, CJ Stroud, just handed out $500 gift cards to his Ohio State teammates so they can wear new suits into their home game against Notre Dame. In the … Read more

Brian Daboll treasures ‘humbling’ first Giants moment

The drive from the Quest Diagnostics Training Center to MetLife Stadium takes only two or three minutes, and yet that is when a thought hit Brian Daboll hard late Friday afternoon. He saw the people in the parking lots dressed in LT, Eli and Saquon jerseys, and allowed himself a momentary break from the daily … Read more

Five moments to watch in Giants’ training camp

It will be all-systems-go Wednesday morning as the Giants hit the field for the first time. The heat wave that brought 100-degree temperatures has come and gone, but there is sure to be plenty of heat and humidity to challenge the players this training camp as the summer heads towards August. There are always benchmarks … Read more

Brian Daboll adjusting to challenging life of rookie NFL coach

The Giants were practicing under the sun, or doing whatever passes for practicing on a Wednesday in June, and among the moving pockets of outsize football players it was hard to find Brian Daboll. For good reason. “I lost 50-some pounds since the press conference,” the new head coach said, referring to his January introduction, … Read more