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NFL is apparently done responding to political attacks

It took the President less than 24 hours to attack the league for its decision not to change the anthem policy to require players to stand. The NFL knows it’s not the last attack, and the NFL has decided that nothing can be gained from responding to them. “We’re all aware that’s going to continue, [more]

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: I messed up

Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie took part in practice on Wednesday, a day after the team announced that his suspension came to an end after a week. Rodgers-Cromartie spoke to the media after practice and was contrite about his actions leading up to the decision to suspend him, saying that he “messed up” with his reaction [more]

Sterling Shepard back at practice for Giants

The Giants may be a little deeper at wide receiver than they were in last Sunday’s victory over the Broncos. Shepard sprained his ankle in the team’s Week Five loss to the Chargers that also saw Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris depart with what turned out to be season-ending injuries. He missed the [more]

Giants ownership “very supportive” of Ben McAdoo

The Giants are not a team fond of making changes at key positions, but an 0-5 start and the prospect of ongoing struggles raised the possibility that they might veer from their traditional course of action. One win doesn’t change how rough the first five weeks were, but it offered one of the team’s owners [more]

Giants claim Nigel Harris off waivers

The Giants claimed linebacker Nigel Harris off waivers from the Chargers, who released him Monday. To make room, the Giants placed defensive end Romeo Okwara on injured reserve. The Chargers signed Harris as a rookie free agent May 1. He played in Los Angeles’ first five games, and had eight tackles on defense and three [more]

Tuesday meeting in New York includes 13 players, 11 owners

The NFL and NFLPA announced last week that there would be a Tuesday meeting involving officials from both organizations as well as players and team owners as a precursor to the league meetings regarding the national anthem later in the day. That meeting is underway in New York and the league has released the names [more]

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie back after one-game suspension

The Giants’ suspension of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie didn’t last long. Rodgers-Cromartie will be back with the team when they return to work tomorrow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Giants coach Ben McAdoo and Rodgers-Cromartie had a disagreement about playing time that got heated last week, and McAdoo decided to suspend Rodgers-Cromartie. That led to [more]

Ernie Accorsi: A Giants scout begged me to draft Tom Brady, I didn’t listen

One of the most interesting “what ifs” in NFL history is, What if some other team had drafted Tom Brady before the Patriots finally took him late in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft? Former Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi admits that team could have been the Giants, if only he had listened [more]

Seahawks’ Luke Joeckel not expected to play this week after knee surgery

Seahawks left guard Luke Joeckel did indeed have surgery on his knee last week during Seattle’s bye week. Head coach Pete Carroll said last week Joeckel would have the arthroscopic procedure done last Thursday and the schedule was followed as planned, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Carroll didn’t have an expected timetable [more]

Sunday night ratings up, but Week Six sputters overall

Sunday’s Giants-Broncos game had far less appeal than it may have had, given the 0-5 record of the New York team entering the content. But it was still enough to spark an improvement over last year’s Sunday night game from Week Six. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the overnight rating for Sunday Night Football increased to 10.9 [more]

Ben McAdoo will meet with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie later this week

The Giants got a win on Sunday night, which was much needed even if it can’t erase all that went wrong for them during the first five weeks of the season. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie‘s suspension was on that list. Rodgers-Cromarite was suspended indefinitely by coach Ben McAdoo last week after a series of acrimonious meetings [more]

Sunday’s games had the two biggest NFL upsets of the last two years

In the last two years, only two teams have lost games in which they were favored by more than 10 points. Both of those games were yesterday. Sunday afternoon’s action in the NFL saw the Falcons, as 14-point favorites, lose 20-17 to the Dolphins. And on Sunday night the Broncos, as 13.5-point favorites, lost 23-10 [more]

Peyton Manning “proud” of little brother’s streak

Peyton Manning has seen his little brother Eli play better games. But it was the sheer volume of games played which impressed big brother last night. The Giants quarterback moved closer to the retired Broncos and Colts quarterback for second on the all-time list for consecutive starts by a quarterback, with 208. Eli now has [more]

C.J. Anderson on Giants: “They kicked our (butt) tonight, plain and simple”

Some days, the analysis needs to cut deep, to get to the bottom of why a team lost. Some days, it’s not that hard. Broncos running back C.J. Anderson offered a simple explanation of their 23-10 loss to the Giants, and if you believe in Occam’s razor, you figure it’s true. “They kicked our [butt] [more]

Ben McAdoo on giving up play calling: The whole locker room needed me this week

The Giants got their first win of the season in Denver on Sunday night and it came after head coach Ben McAdoo made a big change to the way he’s doing his job. McAdoo was the team’s offensive play caller for all of last season and the first five games of this season, but offensive [more]

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