Giants Expected Win Total for 2015 Right at .500 at 8-8

at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The New York Giants along with the rest of the NFC East are set to embark on another season, this after free agency, the draft, and a first look at some of the new players in OTA’s over the last few weeks.

There’s been many odds already out there as far as wins go among the four NFC East teams, as well as many places for the Full list of football and sports results.

So where do the G-Men stand when it comes to projected wins in 2015? How does 8 sound? Yes, according to many sites, the Giants are expected to be right about .500, an 8-8 season, which may be good enough to make a run at a playoff spot, but let’s be real, it’s not going to be enough to be a contender in the NFC.

Last season in their 6-10 campaign, the Giants were terrible on offense, putting up a NFC East low 380 points (23 points per game), while they allowed 400 points (25 points per game), tied for second most in the division with the Philadelphia Eagles, who by the way scored 474 points, nearly 100 more than the Giants.

As far as win totals go, right now the Dallas Cowboys are listed as the favorite in the NFC East, as they are expected to win 9.5 games in 2015, and win the division. This despite losing running back DeMarco Murray to the rival Eagles.

As for the Eagles, they are listed as a close second with nine projected wins in 2015. With a wild offseason of moves including trading quarterbacks with the St.Louis Rams, the Eagles are going to be heavily watched in 2015 as a team that can go up or down in a hurry with Chip Kelly running the show.

The Giants are a third with eight wins, followed by the Washington Redskins, who are expected as of now to win just 6 games, a team with plenty of questions including how Robert Griffin III is going to be at the QB spot this year for the team out of the Nation’s Capital.

There’s a lot of things that can happen between now and opening day, and just like always, the NFC East is going to be a fun division to keep an eye on in 2015.

Odell Beckham Jr. Feels NFL Players Should Earn More

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Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be on the cover of Madden NFL 16 this year.

Only in his second year, Beckham has some thought on what should change in the NFL. “I think that we should make more money, personally,” Beckham told Lucy McCalmont of the Huffington Post.

It may seem an easy comment to scoff at at first — rich young men making more money — but Beckham’s argument makes some sense. Here’s his reasoning:

“I understand that basketball plays 80-something games, baseball plays this many games, soccer plays that many games, but this is a sport that’s most-watched in America,” Beckham said. “A sport where there’s more injuries. There’s more collisions.”

“It’s not even a full-contact sport, I would call it a full-collision sport. You have people running who can run 20 miles per hour and they’re running downhill to hit you, and you’re running 18 miles per hour. That’s a car wreck.”

“It’s just the careers are shorter. There’s injuries that you have after you leave the game, brain injuries, whatever it is, nerve injuries. And it’s just something that I feel as if there’s no way someone who — even if they did their three or four years in the league — should have to worry about money for the rest of their lives.”

Whether Giants’ fans agree with Beckham Jr.’s opinion or not, there’s no denying he’s one of the most exciting wide receivers in the NFL. Fans outside the New York area can see Beckham Jr. and the rest of the Giants by booking flights to and from New York City through Hipmunk.com. New York City hotels can be booked through Hipmunk too, where Giants fans can be close to the transit taking them to the game on Sunday.

Odell Beckham Jr. is Madden NFL 16 Cover Star

Madden NFL 16 cover

Electronic Arts and ESPN announced New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as the face of Madden NFL 16. Over the past two weeks, fans have voted via Madden Ultimate Team, Madden NFL Mobile and ESPN.com, culminating with Beckham being revealed as the victor during a special segment during the 6:00pm ET hour of SportsCenter. Beckham joins an exclusive fraternity of cover athletes comprised of some of the greatest NFL playmakers of all time.

Beckham is one of the NFL’s most explosive playmakers, highlighting an exceptional rookie season with an electrifying one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys in primetime. In his rookie season, Beckham broke out with over 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns, despite playing in only 12 games.

“Odell Beckham Jr. is a true playmaker and a perfect fit for this year’s game,” said Randy Chase, Senior Director of Marketing for EA SPORTS. “He’s an unstoppable force out on the field, and the Madden NFL 16 cover is further vindication that the fans believe he’s a player to watch in the coming years.”

EA also released a first look video for Madden NFL 16 showcasing each of the playmakers featured in the Cover Vote. The video provides the first glimpse of Madden NFL 16 in action, featuring all-new playmaking tools that highlight the battle for Air Supremacy. Additional info about this year’s game will be released throughout the summer.

Madden NFL 16 is now available for pre-order at all major retailers, and fans who place their orders now will receive $15 in Ultimate Team content including 10 Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack for use in Madden Ultimate Team. The Playmaker Pack grants fans with an Elite player who they can use to give their Ultimate Team an extra boost right out of the gate and start making the huge plays right away. Those looking for even more content can upgrade to the Deluxe Edition, which ups the ante with 36 Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack, all for $69.99.

To learn more about Madden NFL 16, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.

Giants Snag Miami OT Ereck Flowers With 9th Pick in NFL Draft

Miami v Duke

The Giants needed a tackle, and Thursday they got one, taking Miami OT Ereck Flowers with their first pick of the draft, 9th pick overall.

Here’s a scouting report on Flowers, who will add some huge beef to the line.

Scouts tell WalterFootball.com that they feel Flowers could be a stud who turns into a NFL difference-maker at left tackle. He already is a powerful presence in the ground game. Multiple teams told WalterFootball.com that they’ve given Flowers a first-round grade – most have him in the top 20. Many project Flowers to start out at right tackle, and they’ll see if can move to left tackle after some development.

Flowers had a strong Combine. He led all the offensive linemen in the bench press with 37 reps. Flowers plays with a lot of power, and his bench press total is even more impressive considering he has long arms (34 1/2 inches). Flowers’ 40 time was quick considering he is heavier than most of the top offensive linemen. In the field work, Flowers slid well while showing real power and shock in his hands in the pads drills. He did well in the mirror drill, but needs a little work to stay compact and not get his arms out wide. Flowers is only 20 years old and is full of potential.

Flowers finishes plays really well and has a mean streak. The only thing that might hurt him is bending and hand placement. Some times he does more waist bending rather than the knee bending that NFL teams prefer. However, that situation often comes with the territory of a big blocker. He also gets too wide with his hands at time.

Flowers put together an excellent 2014 season. The junior demonstrated excellent feet, quickness, length and agility to block on the blind side. In the ground game, Flowers opened a lot of holes for Duke Johnson. Flowers even played well while dealing with a recurring knee injury from a torn meniscus. That knocked him out against North Carolina, but he came back quickly to play well against Florida State. Flowers was absolutely dominant against South Carolina to conclude his 2014 season. He illustrated his tremendous skill set as he was rock solid in pass protection and moved defenders in the ground game

Check Out What The Giants 2015 Draft Hats Look Like

2015 New York Giants Draft Hats

When the players in attendance at this week’s NFL Draft hear their name called, they’ll come up to the stage sporting a snazzy draft hat that they’ll be given for their new team.

Here’s what the New York Giants version of this year’s draft hat will look like. The hat has the Giants logo on the front and a drawing of the city of New York underneath the brim.

You can get your hands on one by clicking the link below!

Buy your New York Giants draft hat HERE!

Giants NFL Draft Needs

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants

The Giants are going to be busy bees on NFL Draft weekend coming up in May, as it’s a time for their coaching staff and organization to regroup after two tough seasons without the postseason. Discover the draft first rounders and their NFL betting odds here at Mybookie.ag.

The club has plenty of needs, and will have eight picks in the May Draft in order to get it done. The draft this year is on the road for the first time in a long time, as the event will be in Chicago as opposed to New York.

New York has the following picks in this years NFL Draft, that is unless they try to do some wheeling and dealing on or before draft day to get or send picks to another team.

Round 1 (9), Round 2 (40), Round 3 (74), Round 4 (108), Round 5 (144), Round 6 (186), Round 7 (226), Round 7 (245).

The team has three big areas of need, with the biggest hole being at free safety. The G-Men lost Antrel Rolle, who is now a member of the Chicago Bears.

The Giants lost a great player and a team leader in Rolle, and will need to find a way to replace him. Although there are still some good FAs out there, their price tags are oddly very high this year, and the Giants would be better off drafting one early, and should look to fill that in the first two rounds.

They also need help at tight end. The team did tender Larry Donnell, but that’s about the only move they made at the position.

He is coming off a very good 2014 season, but he still had plenty of trouble holding onto the ball and was simply awful as a blocker. His talents began and ended with receiving. By adding a well-rounded tight end in the Draft, the Giants will gain some much-needed depth at the position.

They club also should look to fill in the linebacker spot, as they could use a big time impact player at that position. It was good to see the Giants ink a few free agents at the linebacker spot, but they need an elite player at the position, not just the spot players that have filled the roles lately.

With so many very impressive linebackers available, it would be a waste to pass on them. Jonathan Casillas and JT Thomas could be good signings by the Giants, but they can’t compare to the promise of Denzel Perryman, Benardrick McKinney, or Erick Kendricks, and all of those names could be around to the Giants come round two.

Giants Extend Coach Tom Coughlin’s Deal Through 2016

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The Giants and coach Tom Coughlin have finalized an agreement to extend Coughlin’s contract through the 2016 season.

The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach is entering his 12th season with the Giants, the second-longest head-coaching tenure in the 90-year history of the franchise. Hall of Famer Steve Owen coached the team from 1930-53.

Coughlin has the third-longest tenure with one team among active current NFL head coaches. Bill Belichick is entering his 16th season with New England and Marvin Lewis his 13th with the Cincinnati Bengals.

DT Jenkins Upset About $16,000 Fine From Sunday’s Game vs Rams

Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins is annoyed, and he doesn’t mind who knows it, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

Jenkins said Wednesday that he was fined $16,537 by the NFL for a roughing the passer penalty during Sunday’s game against the Rams, and he wasn’t even involved in the brawl that saw two Giants and one Rams player ejected.

As he sat at his locker Wednesday holding the letter he had received from the league notifying him of the fine, Jenkins said he couldn’t believe it.

“I knew they were going to fine me, but the fact that I was fined more than the people who got in the fight?” Jenkins said. “That was puzzling to me.”

Five other Giants were fined for their role in a brawl that started after Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree hit Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of bounds. None of the other Giants’ fines were larger than Jenkins’.

Wide receiver Preston Parker was fined $15,000, and he said he was relieved not to be suspended for an additional game.

Other Giants players fined for their actions Sunday were defensive end Damontre Moore, kicker Josh Brown, long snapper Zak DeOssie and Beckham Jr.

Rolle Claims Rams Were Trying To Knock Out Rookie WR Beckham Jr.

Giants safety Antrel Rolle said during their 37-27 victory over the St. Louis that the Rams were trying to knock rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of the game, Joran Raanan of the Newark Star Ledger reports.

“They were taking cheap shots. I felt they were trying to take Beckham out of the game,” Rolle said. “You know, one thing escalated to another. Obviously they went overboard and you do what you’ve got to do to protect Odell.”

Rolle even went as far as saying it was something they expected coming into the contest. The Rams were a team they expected this from.

“We understood what kind of game it was going to be,” Rolle said. “We understood how they play ball. We saw on film very often with this team.”

The Rams are coached by Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Both are known to promote a physical brand of football. Williams was even suspended for an entire season for having a bounty system with the Saints.

There is a line however that the Giants feel was crossed on Sunday in St. Louis during a game that featured 21 total penalties for 225 yards. The Giants actually collected 12 of the penalties for 149 yards in a chippy game.

“You can play physical and they were going over and beyond,” Rolle said. “I think everyone understands that and saw that.

“But at the end of the day, we got the win. That is all we care about.”

Giants at Rams Wednesday Injury Report

NEW YORK GIANTS
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Wednesday RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), LB Jameel McClain (knee)
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Wednesday C Scott Wells (not injury related)