• 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’s motivated response to Tiki Barber’s ‘challenge’

    Saquon Barkley’s motivated response to Tiki Barber’s ‘challenge’

    No one lights a fire under Giants stars quite like Tiki Barber. Barber’s criticism of Saquon Barkley’s failures in pass protection and description of Barkley as “a big back who wants to play small” on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” struck a nerve because it was one great Giants running back talking about another. …
  • Patrick Graham’s NFL career started by hanging up on Bill Belichick

    Patrick Graham’s NFL career started by hanging up on Bill Belichick

    Patrick Graham had just been hired as the defensive line coach at the University of Toledo when Bill Belichick was on the other end of the line offering him a job as a Patriots defensive assistant. “And he hung up on him,” Duane Brooks told The Post. “He thought it was a prank.” It was …
  • Tiki Barber sets record straight after causing Saquon Barkley ‘stir’

    Tiki Barber sets record straight after causing Saquon Barkley ‘stir’

    He caused a stir. “How did I cause a stir?’’ Tiki Barber asked. Because you made critical remarks about an aspect of Saquon Barkley’s game. “I just reported what I see,’’ Barber told The Post on Wednesday. “My philosophy is: Your critics are your friends, because they show you your faults. So don’t get mad …
  • Saquon Barkley’s pass blocking is a Giants ‘liability:’ Tiki Barber

    Saquon Barkley’s pass blocking is a Giants ‘liability:’ Tiki Barber

    One of the Giants’ greatest running backs ever is pouring cold water on their current star tailback, just two years after the franchise took him No. 2 overall. Saquon Barkley’s inability to pass block is such a concern for the Giants that Tiki Barber, the team’s all-time leading rusher, doesn’t think the 23-year-old Barkley can …
  • 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 …
  • Darius Slayton emerging as Giants’ No. 1 wide receiver

    Darius Slayton emerging as Giants’ No. 1 wide receiver

    Maybe the Giants have a No. 1 receiver after all. Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton were billed as one of the NFL’s most dangerous trios, but a consistent criticism was the group lacked a true game-breaker. Some forward-looking 2021 mock drafts even suggest the Giants will go shopping for a receiver with their …
  • Agonizing Daniel Jones mistake doesn’t tell full Giants story

    Agonizing Daniel Jones mistake doesn’t tell full Giants story

    It had been such a beautiful drive, a 19-play drive by the time it ended, the kid quarterback of the Giants matriculating the ball down the field, clutch play after play, poised play after poised play, no huddle needed, and now Daniel Jones was 4 yards from carrying Joe Judge to a one-point lead over …