2016 NFL Draft Part 1

Installment #1.  We will cut right to the chase and dig right in with who the Gmen can take with the 10th pick in the 2016 Draft. Last year was the very first year where the Giants took exactly who our Draft analyst wanted them to take- Ereck Flowers.  Obviously a lot will happen between […]

Just Say No to Running Back in Round 1

We’ve gone through this before. Let’s go through it again. The 2016 RB flavor of the NFL Draft is Ezekiel Elliott. Last year it was ACL-injured Todd Gurley. No. I don’t care. Each year it’s the next Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson wrapped into one. I don’t care if you tell me in […]

during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Odell Beckham, Josh Norman go at it on Twitter

The Odell Beckham-Josh Norman feud may never end. It started when the two players squared off back in December, and beat the hell out of one another. Beckham put a cheap shot on Norman with his helmet, and the Panthers cornerback clearly hasn’t forgotten. Norman was asked about Beckham on ESPN’s SportsNation, and downplayed the […]

Uptick in NY Giants 2016 Free Agency

We assumed that when the Giants came into 2016 Free Agency like a house on fire, that they were on a pace to grab many players. They had locked up 4 players for ~$200M. We saw massive overpaying for Vernon and Jenkins. There was a 1 year deal w/o incentives for JPP. Even Harrison (whom we […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos leaves the field after defeating the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 27-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

10 biggest surprises during NFL free agency so far

The NFL free agency period opened this week with a few oohs and aahs. But what have been the biggest surprises so far? Here are 10 to start. (contract details courtesy of Spotrac) 10. The Ryan Fitzpatrick-Jets contract standoff Fitzpatrick had a career year in his first season with the Jets, throwing for 3,905 yards […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 21: Janoris Jenkins #21 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception for a touchdown in the second against the Dallas Cowboys at the Edward Jones Dome on September 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

10 worst moves since NFL’s free agency market opened

Hope springs eternal for NFL teams who have landed big-ticket free agents this week. Some teams have improved their rosters and have a lot to look forward to in 2016. Some teams, however, made moves that they’ll regret. They either overpaid for players, botched negotiations with their own players or just put too much emphasis […]

Reese Goes All In

It’s very nice to get a lot of high-priced toys for Christmas.  Unfortunately somebody’s gotta pay for it.  Last month we argued that this was not the path in Free Agency for the Giants. Obviously Jerry Reese has the polar opposite view, arguing that since the Giants lost a number of games by a close margin […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 01:   Olivier Vernon #50 of the Miami Dolphins in action against the Miami Dolphins during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Report: Olivier Vernon signs historic deal with Giants

It took a record contract to lure coveted defensive end Olivier Vernon to New York. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Vernon signed a five-year deal worth $85 million with the Giants, which includes $52.5 million in guaranteed money. Olivier Vernon gets $85M over 5 years — WOW — with $52.5M in guarantees. — Ian […]

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Nose tackle Damon Harrison #94 of the New York Jets celebrates after a four-yard tackle for loss in the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: Giants to sign Damon Harrison

Defensive lineman Damon Harrison is changing uniforms but not cities. After four seasons with the New York Jets, the man they call “Snacks” has agreed in principle to a deal with the New York Giants. I’m told DL Damon Harrison has earned and agreed in principle to a five-year, $46.25M deal with the

Free Agensanity

Some of the numbers being dealt are over the top: Malik Jackson 6 yrs 90M 42M guaranteed. JPP 10M 1 yr (to NYG, and AZ offered “a lot” more) Osemele 5 yrs 60M (for a Guard… record $ for the position) A few contracts more “sane” and back on planet Earth: Charles Johnson 1 yr […]

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 14: at Memorial Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Mock Draft heading into free agency

The 2016 NFL draft begins April 28 in Chicago. While NFL teams hit the free agent market this week, the draft is where teams really can build long-term success. With a little less than two months to go before Roger Goodell takes the podium in the Windy City, here’s a look at how the draft […]

during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

NFL Free Agency 2016

With the NFL Salary Cap having been bumped up from $143.3M in 2015 to $155.3M in 2016, the money is going to be flying beginning on Wednesday, March 9th. We reviewed some of the bigger names coming through with our analyst Wonder.  I suspect Wonder’s numbers may be a little low for how much these guys end […]

during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

5 underrated NFL free agents and possible landing spots

A lot of stars will be changing teams when the NFL free agency signing period begins next week. There also are several players not everyone has heard of who can make an impact with their new teams. Ian Williams, NT, 49ers It was easy for 49ers players to be overlooked in 2015. Ian Williams was a […]

NYG Dead Last Again in Injuries in 2015

Shocked! Not. The NY Giants finished in last place in injuries in 2015, according to our benchmark Football Outsiders.  And it wasn’t even close.  They racked up 139 Adjusted Games Lost (AGL), surpassing the 31st team in the NFL (the Redskins) by 20 games lost.  Considering that JPP was included in this study, EVEN IF […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Cameron Fleming #71 of the New England Patriots in the second half in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Recapping all the moves from NFL’s franchise tag deadline

NFL teams gave a version of the franchise tag to 10 different players before Tuesday’s deadline. The tag comes in three forms—exclusive, non-exclusive and transition—and is used by teams to either keep a free agent off the market or control if the player is allowed to sign elsewhere. The one-year tender is valued using the average of […]

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