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John Mara expects Saquon Barkley with Giants for a long time

The Giants played the final 14 games of the 2020 season without running back Saquon Barkley because he tore his ACL against the Bears in Week 2. His absence cost the Giants a key part of their offense and the offense was awful without him in the lineup. They finished 31st in points scored and [more]

Brandon Graham to Giants: Don’t put yourself in that position

The Giants didn’t hide their feelings about what the Eagles did Sunday night in replacing Jalen Hurts with Nate Sudfeld. Eagles defensive lineman Brandon Graham agreed with only one thing Giants coach Joe Judge said Monday: The Eagles owed the Giants nothing. The Giants would have won the NFC East if the Eagles had beaten [more]

John Mara: Dave Gettleman is coming back as Giants’ GM in 2021

Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman’s job is safe. Gettleman’s boss, Giants owner John Mara, made that clear today, telling reporters that Gettleman is coming back. There had been talk this season that Gettleman’s job could be in jeopardy, but Mara said he believes Gettleman and head coach Joe Judge work well together and have the [more]

Jason Kelce: At no point was anything from me or anyone else confrontational

Jason Kelce made headlines a few weeks ago when he made an impassioned statement against the idea of tanking in the NFL. So after head coach Doug Pederson benched Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld in Philadelphia’s Week 17 matchup with Washington, there’s been natural curiosity as to what the Eagles’ veteran center thought about the [more]

Leonard Williams is the NFC defensive player of the week

Giants defensive end Leonard Williams closed out the 2020 season with a bang. Williams had three sacks, seven tackles, five quarterback hits, and a pass defensed as the Giants beat the Cowboys 23-19 in Week 17. That win didn’t get the Giants into the playoffs, but the effort was enough for Williams to be named [more]

Giants sign defensive coordinator Patrick Graham to contract extension

The Jets had requested permission to speak to Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham for their head coaching opening. It is unknown whether other teams were interested, but the team cut them off at the pass. Graham signed a contract extension with the team and will not pursue any head coaching opportunities in 2021, Ralph Vacchiano [more]

Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson headline Hall of Fame finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2021. Six of the 15 are finalists for the first time. Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are a vote away from Canton in their first year of eligibility. In addition, Ronde Barber and Clay Matthews Jr., [more]

Eagles’ Miles Sanders: Nobody liked the decision to bench Jalen Hurts

Eagles running back Miles Sanders says he and his teammates were not on board with the decision to bench quarterback Jalen Hurts in favor of third-stringer Nate Sudfeld in Sunday night’s loss to Washington. Sanders said today that he has talked to others on the team and it’s unanimous: Hurts should not have been pulled [more]

Report: “Many Eagles players and coaches were shocked and outraged” by removal of Jalen Hurts

The Eagles have plenty of work to do to repair the external damage done by Sunday night’s apparent decision to deliberately lose to Washington. They also apparently have plenty of work to do to repair the internal damage. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that “many Eagles players and coaches were shocked and outraged” [more]

Chargers request permission to interview Jason Garrett

Former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett could be getting a second chance to run a team of his own. The Chargers have formally requested permission to interview Garrett, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Fired by the Cowboys after the 2019 season, Garrett served as offensive coordinator with the Giants in 2020. He generated a [more]

Doug Pederson’s response to tanking question says nothing

Eagles coach Doug Pederson defended after Sunday night’s game his decision to bench quarterback Jalen Hurts for Nate Sudfeld. It wasn’t convincing. On Monday, Pederson and G.M. Howie Roseman met with reporters in a joint video conference. Pederson was asked again about Sunday night’s tactics. The question and the answer (non-answer) appear below. “Now that [more]

Joe Judge: We will never do what Eagles did as long as I am the Giants coach

Giants coach Joe Judge told his players during their season-ending team meeting that the Eagles owed them nothing. The Giants had a chance to win the NFC East on their own, without relying on help in Week 17 to extend their season. He’s right: A 6-10 record doesn’t win the Giants any sympathy. But, in [more]

Jets request interview with Patrick Graham

The Jets have requested an interview with Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The Jets also have a request to talk to Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as well as Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. They fired Adam Gase on Sunday after two seasons and a 9-23 record. The Jets [more]

Tanking happens, and in theory it makes sense

For years, I’ve argued that any team that has seen its playoff hopes extinguished should pivot to a different prize: Parlaying a lost season into the highest possible draft position. That’s exactly what the Eagles did last night, even if they predictably deny it. A win over Washington in a meaningless game (to the Eagles) [more]

Logan Ryan: At 6-10, Giants don’t have much right to be pissed off by Eagles

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson’s decision to pull Jalen Hurts and play Nate Sudfeld at quarterback in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s loss to the Washington Football Team was the subject of many reactions. Pederson said he was playing to win, but most people saw it as a way to ensure they’d lose the [more]

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