Steve Weatherford and the Giants agreed to a five-year deal on Friday, keeping the clutch punter with Big Blue for the next half decade.
Winning the Super Bowl in 2008 was a game that forever will bring a smile to the faces of the Giants and their faithful followers. Losing to the Eagles at the Meadowlands in December is one they will never live down.
The New York Giants switched punters Saturday, keeping Steve Weatherford and cutting Matt Dodge.
All of the test scores are in, although we won’t know the full results until Saturday at 4 p.m. Coach Tom Coughlin, his assistants and general manager Jerry Reese must finish grading the players on the Giants’ roster in order to pare the group from 85 to 80 Friday and then to 53 on Saturday.
The Giants are planning to figure out exactly how much depth they have in Thursday night’s preseason finale at New England. Here are the three areas you’ll want to watch as the Giants play this one.
Maybe the Giants ought to consider their loss to the Jets a success, given the way they’ve been riddled with injuries.
One more chance for some while the clock ticks on others. The Giants go into tonight’s annual preseason rivalry against the Jets knowing they’ll have to get down to 80 players by Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Matt Dodge isn’t likely to forget the greeting Giants fans gave him in their preseason home opener on Monday night.
With all the drama surrounding Osi Umenyiora’s contract saga and GM Jerry Reese’s failures in the free agency market, it’s easy to overlook the big issue for the Giants. This is a team that had chances to make the playoffs the past two seasons and fell apart down the stretch.
The Giants’ starting defense already showed it’s going to be the strength of this team in the preseason loss at Carolina, so it’s up to the offense and special teams to raise their level of play Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes is feeling much better after suffering a bruised right thigh, and there is a chance that he might be able to play against the Chicago Bears next Monday night.
A year ago, Matt Dodge and Steve Weatherford were the regular punters for New York’s two football teams — Dodge with the Giants and Weatherford with the Jets. Now they’re in training camp with the Giants, vying for the same job.
Rather than sorting through our usual “Game balls and Gassers”, let’s take a capsule look at why Coughlin deserved to stay and how the team will march forward.
Even though the Yankees came two wins shy of returning to the World Series and the Giants collapsed for the second season in a row, 2010 was a good year. Let’s start the countdown…
ou might have an easier time digging out from the East Coast blizzard than finding the reasons for this collapse.