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J.J. Watt (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images), Eli Manning  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images), Arian Foster (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Giants Preview: 3-Part Blueprint To Avoid 0-3 Start

It’s time for the Giants to look in the mirror and figure out how they need to play. Houston has been able to execute, while coach Tom Coughlin’s team has failed to do so.

18 hours ago

The Giants' Victor Cruz looks on prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J. (credit: Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From Giants’ Brutal Loss To Cardinals

The fourth quarter contained the worst infractions: a punt return allowed for a TD, four dropped passes and two lost fumbles.

09/15/2014

Joseph Fauria #80 of the Detroit Lions gets dragged down by Walter Thurmond #24 and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #21 of the New York Giants during the third quarter at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups In Giants-Cardinals, Plus A Prediction

Only time will tell, but you would think it’s critical for the Giants — particularly the offense — to get off to a good start in their home opener on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

09/12/2014

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to throw a first-quarter pass against the Detroit Lions during a game at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From The Giants’ Loss In Detroit

Maybe the Giants could have used more preseason reps. Then again, maybe those would not have been enough, either, given the poor matchup against the Lions.

09/09/2014

Reggie Bush fumbles against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 22, 2013. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups In Giants’ Opener Against Lions

If the Giants are going to run the ball, they’ll have to make sure to neutralize one of the most dominant interior defensive linemen in the league: Ndamukong Suh.

09/08/2014

David Wilson (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

5 Things To Watch: Paul Dottino’s Giants Training Camp Preview

Don’t kid yourself. If this O-line doesn’t get it together, whatever improvements were made to the rest of the roster will go for naught.

07/21/2014

The stage is set for the NFL Draft. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Dottino: With The 12th Pick In The NFL Draft, The New York Giants Select…

Giants general manager Jerry Reese knew he had plenty of work to do, and he plugged a ton of holes in free agency. Now comes the hard part — the NFL Draft.

05/08/2014

Cooper Taylor #30 of the New York Giants is congratulated after he scored a touchdown on a blocked punt by teammates Ryan Mundy #21 and Charles James #37. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dottino: Giants’ Season-Ending Game Balls And Gassers

The organization has begun to compile its final evaluations and, for the purposes of this blog, we will not break down the season finale, but rather will identify this season’s game balls and gassers.

12/31/2013

Andre Brown #35 of the New York Giants is tackled by Reed Doughty #37 of the Washington Redskins in the first half during an NFL game at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Dottino: A Preview Of The Giants’ Season Closer vs. Washington

One more game. One more time. One more opportunity for the approximately two dozen free agents on the Giants’ roster to put their work on tape.

12/28/2013

Josh Brown #3 of the New York Giants celebrates his overtime game-winning field goal to beat the Detroit Lions 23-20 with Steve Weatherford #5 and Bear Pascoe #86. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From Giants’ Win Over Lions

A bit sloppy? Sure. Each team had a lead and a chance to grab the game by the throat and failed to do so. In the end, the Giants reached back and made enough plays to post their sixth win in their past nine games.

12/23/2013

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions runs for a third-quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on November 28, 2013. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Lions, Plus A Prediction

For the third straight week, the Giants are playing an opponent who faces a must-win situation to either remain in playoff contention or while attempting to enhance its postseason seeding.

12/21/2013

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants walks off the field after a failed drive as teammates Mark Herzlich #58 and Spencer Paysinger #54 walk by in the fourth quarter. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From The Giants’ Shutout Loss

The offense never got into gear, failing to cross the 50 until nearly seven minutes remained in the game.

12/16/2013

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) and Antrel Rolle (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Rolle Interrupts Coughlin’s Locker Room Speech, Says Blame Is On Players

Giants safety Antrel Rolle interrupted Tom Coughlin’s locker room speech to passionately defend his coach.

12/15/2013

Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Seahawks, Plus A Prediction

How many players will follow the lead of players such as Jon Beason, Justin Tuck and Antrel Rolle when they say that upsetting the Super Bowl-favorite Seattle Seahawks would be a significant accomplishment in an otherwise disappointing season?

12/14/2013

Eli Manning (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From Giants’ Loss To Chargers

The loud thud you just heard should not come as any surprise. The Giants, who lost any realistic hope of making the playoffs two weeks ago against Dallas, sealed their fate with a dismal 37-14 loss to the Chargers.

12/09/2013

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