The coach’s mission was accomplished. Tom Coughlin got every eligible player in the game as the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 18-13 Friday at Heinz Field.
Jerry Reese has placed a calendar in the room to count down the days until Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
A year ago, the New York Giants failed miserably in their bid to get back to the Super Bowl and defend their title. This year, the Giants just want to stay home — and become the first NFL team to play the Super Bowl in their backyard.
Mathias Kiwanuka is going back to being a defensive end for the New York Giants — and as a starter. Kiwanuka was thrust into the role earlier this week when Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.
There are two glaring questions surrounding the Giants’ draft: What are they going to do with their new QB? And how did they go seven rounds without taking any linebackers?
One local team — the one with two Super Bowl trophies in the Eli Manning era — seems to have a plan. The other? Not so much.
The Giants are hoping that newly-draft quarterback Ryan Nassib never plays, but are going to make sure he’s ready in case Eli Manning ever misses a game.
The Giants lost Kenny Phillips in the summer and hope that newly-drafted safety Cooper Taylor can fill his void.
The Giants expect draft pick Damontre Moore to improve their pass rush.