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Dottino: With The 19th Pick In The 2013 NFL Draft, The Giants Select…

The team’s needs and its draft philosophy don’t match up well going into tonight’s first round of the NFL Draft, making a direct-hit prediction almost impossible. What to do?

04/25/2013

General manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dottino: An Overview Of The Giants’ Needs Ahead Of NFL Draft

The Giants own one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus a compensatory pick near the bottom of the seventh. Here’s a look at the Giants’ positional needs going into the NFL Draft.

04/24/2013

Giants GM Jerry Reese (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dottino: Building The Giants Way — A Look At Jerry Reese’s Draft History

Since the Giants make the draft their top priority, it makes sense to glance at the GM’s history as he counts down to the three-day selection process.

04/23/2013

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Dottino: Giants Searching For Pride, Passion, Winning Lottery Ticket

It’s not totally out of the question that the Giants will get the help they need. But first, Big Blue will need to take care of their own business.

12/28/2012

Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants shows his frustration against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dottino: Giants Have No One Else To Blame

The Giants have no one to blame but themselves after the Ravens dismantled the G-Men on Sunday?

12/24/2012

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Dottino: Out Of Wiggle Room, Giants Must Stop Ravens’ Rice

No more wiggle room — not one inch. OK, maybe a millimeter, but only enough to squeeze a thread through.

12/21/2012

Eli Manning (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers For Giants After Dreadful Showing

Where does one begin? The Giants were horrible in every facet of their 34-0 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. How bad was it? The Giants suffered their first regular-season shutout since a 24-0 defeat to Philadelphia on December 1, 1996.

12/17/2012

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Dottino: Gimme A Break — Giants-Falcons All About Basics

Are you kidding me? So are we expected to believe Atlanta will turn the tables where San Fran and Green Bay have failed?

12/14/2012

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Dottino: Giants Respond, Play Up To Potential In Big Spot

One down, three to go – thanks to the type of performance that will get the Giants to where they want to go.

12/10/2012

Tom Coughlin (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Dottino: Coughlin Putting Giants Back Together Ahead Of Saints Matchup

He could have beaten up his team over their up-and-down play. Rather he’s told the Giants, who hold a one-game lead in the NFC East at 7-5, they have to win their final four games.

12/07/2012

Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball between Stevie Brown #27 and Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From Giants’ Disappointing Loss To Redskins

In some ways the rematch with the Washington Redskins turned out to be a reverse of their first meeting. The Giants will be looking hard in the mirror after this one, as they were penalized nine times for 73 yards.

12/04/2012

Defensive end Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants sacks quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Dottino: Three Key Matchups To Watch As The Giants Take On The Rival Redskins

Coach Tom Coughlin and his players have experienced the phenom known as RGIII — and they escaped in Week 7, winning 27-23. But the Washington Redskins no longer have that element of surprise on their side.

12/03/2012

Eli Manning (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: Manning, Umenyiora Take Home Game Balls For Giants

Eli Manning threw for 249 yards, tossed three touchdowns and — most importantly — didn’t throw an interception.

11/26/2012

Donald Driver #80 of the Green Bay Packers catches a 7-yard touchdown reception against Corey Webster #23 of the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: Giants’ Defense Is The Key Matchup Against Packers

Time to get back to business. Giants coach Tom Coughlin and his players have been through their bye week and won’t have any respite for the rest of the season.

11/23/2012

Eli Manning of the New York Giants walks off of the field after throwing an interception during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dottino: Forget Giants’ Second-Half Swoon

Paul Dottino says Giants fans should forget everything they’ve heard about a second-half swoon.

11/12/2012

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