Demonstrating a shed block drill for a group of kids on Friday, Chris Canty played the blocker and Jason Pierre-Paul, in a familiar role, was the menacing defensive lineman. At the whistle, Pierre-Paul engaged Canty, easily chucked the 320-pounder to the right, charged in and pummeled the tackling dummy.
“I don’t feel too bad,” Canty, wearing a sheepish grin after regaining his balance, said... » more
Several NFL players – including Giants Chris Canty, Michael Boley, Andre Brown, Adrian Tracy and Clint Sintim – were at George Washington High School in Washington Heights Thursday morning, hosting a clinic for youth league football players. The event, organized by the Chris Canty Foundation, United Way of New York City and the Police Athletic League, hosted over 300 children.
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Michael Boley seemed to find a niche as a roving ‘backer last season. Injuries forced some defensive rejiggering and Boley, a natural outside linebacker, often was the man in the middle. Despite being 230 pounds, he did well at middle linebacker and even assumed some of the signal-calling duties that come with the position.
Overall, Boley had 93 tackles and three fumble recoveries in what... » more
Once upon a time – eh, a little less than a year ago – a debate raged about whether Eli Manning was in the class of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. Forget that. He’s now head of the class… according to Chris Canty.
“He’s No. 1 in my book and there’s not even a question about it,” the Giants defensive tackle said Thursday, when asked where Manning ranks among quarterbacks. “What he does and what... » more
Just a couple of notices about upcoming events in the next few weeks since I won’t be around to remind you:
Don’t forget to register for the NYRR New York Giants Run of Champions 5K, Presented by Walgreens and Duane Reade. The event will be held Sunday, June 24, and will benefit the Giants Foundation, which assists youth-related charities throughout the greater New York area. The 5K run and... » more
In case you couldn’t tell, today is “Shake Out The Notebook Day.”
Minicamp ended Thursday and things will be very quiet (hopefully) for the next several weeks. There may be a few additions and subtractions, but no one is expecting any big drama or headlines from the Giants.
So this is a perfect day to gather all of the crumbs of information, nuggets of nuance and interesting quotations... » more
Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has already expressed concerns about the offensive line after a season in which the Giants were last in running the football. With Will Beatty missing most of the offseason and all of minicamp with a back injury sustained by some overzealous weightlifting, Gilbride’s concerns are only deeper.
“We need him,” Gilbride said of the starting left tackle. “He... » more
The Giants are so deep at linebacker that veteran Chase Blackburn may not even make the team. For now, though, he’s the starting middle linebacker.
“I can’t say he’ll stay there permanently, but right now Chase is our guy and no one’s clearly beaten him out for the position,” defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said. “Chase has some distinct advantages over some of the other guys. I said to... » more
If Marvin Austin is on the field for the Giants’ opener against the Cowboys this fall, it will be his first real competitive game in 985 days. It will have been two years, eight months and almost two weeks since he was a junior at North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Pittsburgh. That’s a long time to go between playing football. Consider that Plaxico Burress missed only about a month... » more
One of the big position areas of concern for the Giants this season will be tight end.
I know. I said that last year. But this year I really mean it.
Jake Ballard is gone (although he wasn’t expected to play this season anyway). Martellus Bennett is new and his weight may be an issue and he was unable to participate in offseason work because of a hamstring. Rookie Adrien Robinson has... » more