• Dissecting the Giants’ Evan Engram problem

    Dissecting the Giants’ Evan Engram problem

    All signs pointed toward a breakout year for Giants tight end Evan Engram — until the first half of the season opener happened. A dropped pass at the first-down marker preceded a mistimed connection in the end zone and an offensive pass interference penalty. The dizzying spiral continued with a few blocking whiffs, and suddenly …
  • Saquon Barkley debacle puts pressure on Giants’ offensive line

    Saquon Barkley debacle puts pressure on Giants’ offensive line

    The strategy is sound, yet simple enough for anyone who has watched the Giants the past two seasons to come up with: Stop Saquon Barkley, stop the Giants. “We had a commitment and we weren’t going to be bashful about that commitment,’’ Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after his team’s 26-16 win Monday night. “We …
  • Joe Judge’s early handling of young Giants team is telling

    Joe Judge’s early handling of young Giants team is telling

    Pleased. Happy with the effort. Fought his butt off. Played hard. 0-1. It does not all add up, but that is fine, for now. Joe Judge must play the long game with his young and, as was the case in the season-opening loss to the Steelers, overmatched first Giants team. His head coaching debut was …
  • The Giants signs of hope that could prevent disastrous season

    The Giants signs of hope that could prevent disastrous season

    The last time the Giants opened their season with a Monday night home game was 25 years ago. Then, as now, the Giants lost. The Giants hope the similarity of starting 0-1 is where the comparison ends. Back in 1995, Dan Reeves predicted the arrival of the Cowboys at Giants Stadium would prove the gap …
  • Giants outclassed by Steelers as Joe Judge drops debut

    Giants outclassed by Steelers as Joe Judge drops debut

    Not good enough. Those might be the only three words needed to describe what the Giants were all about as they opened their season Monday night in Joe Judge’s head coaching debut. They led early and at times did enough smart things on both sides of the ball to irritate the Steelers. There were no …
  • The most important thing to remember in Joe Judge’s debut

    The most important thing to remember in Joe Judge’s debut

    This is only a first Judgment Day for Joe Judge. Let us not forget that Bill Parcells lost his home opener and Ray Handley won his. Judge has a five-year contract and an ownership starving for stability and continuity — and he will coach here for a long time, starting Monday night against the Steelers …
  • Joe Judge can’t fix Giants alone

    Joe Judge can’t fix Giants alone

    It is going to take all of them. Every single one. Man-for-man, the Giants do not stack up. Not Monday night in the season opener against the Steelers at empty MetLife Stadium. Probably not the next week in Chicago, or the next week when the 49ers come to town or the next week in Los …
  • Golden Tate in danger of missing Giants Week 1 vs. Steelers

    Golden Tate in danger of missing Giants Week 1 vs. Steelers

    New year, same old issue for the Giants? The offense did not have its full stable of weapons for a single play last season and might not again Monday against the Steelers because wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) was listed as questionable on the final injury report. Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, Darius Slayton and Saquon …
  • Joe Judge’s practice tirade was a punch to the nose for Giants

    Joe Judge’s practice tirade was a punch to the nose for Giants

    On the day he was introduced as the head coach of the New York Football Giants, Joe Judge vowed he would deliver a team that would punch the opponent in the nose for 60 minutes. Four days from facing the rough and tough Steelers, four days from opening night, four days from the fulfillment of …
  • Giants preview: Winning season a tall order for Joe Judge, Daniel Jones

    Giants preview: Winning season a tall order for Joe Judge, Daniel Jones

    When you venture away from the building and into the rank and file of the NFL, the expectations about the Giants are low. Really low. Like, really, really low. There are widespread guesstimates that the Giants are a bad team. Young, yes. Improving, perhaps. On the right path, maybe. But at the moment, bad. Looking …