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NY Giants GM Jerry Reese Drafts To Fill Needs

Posted: 12th March 2010 by Richard Resch in NFL
Over the past few weeks, I have read a number of comments suggesting that NY Giants general manager Jerry Reese is "too smart" to draft based on need and that the good GMs draft the best player available instead of reaching for the best player at their position of need.   Using this logic and judging by Reese's three drafts as Giants GM, he does not fit the profile of a ...

New York Giants 2008 Draft Review

Posted: 9th March 2010 by Richard Resch in NFL
It usually takes at least three years to fairly review a draft class, but that doesn't mean we can't start to lean one way or another. Two years is not enough to really judge whether a player will make it in the NFL, but in most cases, we have seen enough to give us a strong indication of whether or not they will be successful players. And in other cases, ...

Reese’s Pieces: New York Giants 2007 Draft Review

Posted: 15th February 2010 by Richard Resch in NFL
They say it takes three years to fairly grade an NFL draft class. Well, it's been three seasons since Jerry Reese's first draft as an NFL GM. With this draft, Reese put his name into consideration for the NFL's best drafter. This draft class was affectionately referred to as "Reese's Pieces" and many were instrumental in the Giants' Super Bowl run.Begin Slideshow

Giants Sleepwalk Through Finale: Game Notes and Game Balls

Posted: 5th January 2010 by Richard Resch in NFL
*The game ball for the final game and for the season goes to Steve Smith. Eli Manning had a great season, and you could argue he should be the team's MVP (in fact, I'm sure most people would), and it's not a bad choice. But I'm going with Steve Smith, who broke the Giants' reception record with 107. He also had 1,220 yards, seven touchdowns and I'm ...

NFC Power Rankings: Week 17

Posted: 29th December 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
Tier 1 (The Elite) -NONE- Tier 2 (In The Playoffs) 1. New Orleans Saints (13-2) They have clinched home field advantage and a first round bye, which also gives them the No. 1 spot in power rankings. But They have now lost two in a row, and if I were Sean Payton, I would let my players play in Week 17 in the hopes that they ...

New York Giants Close Stadium, Season With a Whimper

Posted: 28th December 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
Whenever a team wins its sport's respective championship, the players and coaching staff are given a grace period in which they are forgiven for most sins. It is safe to say that for the New York Giants, the grace period is over.á After a 5-0 start, the Giants find themselves 8-7 with a meaningless week 17 game against the Vikings. After that, it's golf season. What went wrong for the ...

New York Giants Destroy Washington Redskins: Game Balls and Game Notes

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
This was an ugly game but it was just what the Giants needed. After some close, tense games a laugher like this was very welcome. I feel like I should start with the ridiculous fake field goal, but I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said.á If you haven't seen the play, simply type "Worst Play Ever Redskins" into Google.á I'm sure you'll find the play.á Or just ...

NFC Power Rankings: Week 15

Posted: 15th December 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
Tier 1 (The Elite) 1. Saints (13-0) After another close call, one could argue that this team is closer to the second tier of NFC teams than they are to the elite. But 13-0 speaks for itself, and we all saw what they did to the Patriots, Giants, Eagles, and many others. This is still the odds on favorite in the NFC. (Last Week: 1) Tier 2 (In The Playoffs) ...

New York Giants Lose Game and Destiny to Eagles

Posted: 14th December 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
Every week I write a "Five Keys To Victory" article, which focuses on five aspects of the game that the Giants must concentrate on in order to win. Let's take a look at my five keys to this game and assess how the Giants performed. 1. Sack McNabb The Giants managed just one sack of Donovan McNabb, and it wasn't even a real sack; it was Osi Umenyiora's strip of ...

Dear New York Giants Fans: Time To Forgive Tiki Barber

Posted: 9th December 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
One thing that disappointed me at Sunday's game was the amount of people that booed Tiki Barber, who was introduced before the game as an honorary captain. For whatever reason, some Giants fans refuse to forgive Tiki for the comments he made about Eli Manning, and for his mid-season retirement announcement. There were also a number of people at the stadium (myself included) who stood up and shrugged, saying "why are you ...