December 2017 - New York Giants Wiretap

Jim Schwartz Considered Favorite For Giants' Head Coaching Job

Dec 31, 2017 10:39 AM

Jim Schwartz is considered the favorite to become the next head coach of the New York Giants.

The Giants fired Ben McAdoo after Week 13.

Schwartz is expected to interview next week while the Philadelphia Eagles are on a bye.

John Mara said the team wants to hire an experienced coach, and Schwartz would qualify. Schwartz was head coach of the Detroit Lions for five seasons.

In two seasons in Philadelphia, Schwartz has made significant strides with the Eagles' defense. 

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Brandon Marshall Wants To Return To Giants

Dec 29, 2017 9:33 AM

Brandon Marshall would like to return to the New York Giants next season at the age of 33.

Marshall missed the final 11 games of the season due to ankle surgery.

Marshall has continued to train and rehab at the Giants' facility.

"I'm all-in on football. I've rebuilt my body. I think I'm two great years away from -- and I'll say it, I want to be a Hall of Famer, and I think I got two great years to go to be mentioned with some of the greats," Marshall said. "I'm not just playing this game just to be a guy; I want to be remembered for the product that I put out on the field.

"So these last few years have been tough, last year with the Jets, this year with the Giants. But I'm hopeful that the next couple years for me will be some amazing years and some of my best work."

Marshall could earn up to $5.5 million, but he produced just 18 catches for 154 yards in five games before suffering the injury and needing surgery.

Marshall understands the reality of the situation.

"You know how it is, you get to the plus side of 30, a production slip, you get injured, the business side of it, history says that you're going to get cut or they are going to ask you to take a pay cut," he said. "That's the business side of it, that's history. So I'm prepared for that. I've had a lot of change in my life, but one of the reasons why I came to this organization was for stability and also not to be an environment that we created this year, right? So I was looking for more stability, but I'm built for this and I'll learn from it."

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Giants Hire Dave Gettleman As General Manager

Dec 28, 2017 6:16 PM

The New York Giants have hired Dave Gettleman as general manager.

Gettleman spent the past four seasons as GM of the Carolina Panthers after 15 years with the Giants.

The Giants fired general manager Jerry Reese and coach Ben McAdoo on Dec. 4. 

Interim general manager Kevin Abrams, vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross and ESPN's Louis Riddick were the others to speak with Giants ownership about the opening.

"Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience as a General Manager and a proven track record," president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch said in a statement. "Dave's experience is unparalleled. He did an outstanding job as general manager in Carolina, and he was vital to our success during his tenure here. Dave is going to bring his own approach to our organization in how we draft and acquire players through free agency."

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Giants To Interview Louis Reddick For GM Job

Dec 21, 2017 12:18 PM

Louis Reddick will interview for the general manager vacancy of the New York Giants.

Reddick is currently an analyst for ESPN and was previously an executive and scout with Philadelphia and Washington.

Reddick nearly joined the 49ers last February in a package deal with Josh McDaniels, but McDaniels opted to remain with the Patriots.

The Giants are also considering Dave Gettleman, Marc Ross and Kevin Abrams for the job.

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Giants Interview Dave Gettleman For GM Job

Dec 21, 2017 8:42 AM

The New York Giants have interviewed Dave Gettleman for their vacant general manager job.

Gettleman is the second candidate to interview. The Giants interviewed current vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross earlier this week.

New York is also expected to meet with ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, according to multiple reports.

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John Mara Would Like Giants To Keep Eli Manning In 2018

Dec 13, 2017 3:24 PM

John Mara would like the New York Giants to bring back Eli Manning in 2018.

Manning was benched for one game this season before the Giants fired Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese.

Mara said, however, that the Giants' new general manager and head coach will be involved and that a quarterback could be drafted.

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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense after Week 14. In an indication of how much turnover there's been in parts of the NFL, none of those five teams (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints and Chargers) made the playoffs in 2016.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Steelers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.

The Seahawks, who have consistently been one of the NFL's top teams in DVOA during the Russell Wilson era, are just outside the top-10 in both categories.

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Geno Smith Doesn't Understand Why He Won't Start For Giants

Dec 7, 2017 8:51 AM

Geno Smith doesn't know why he won't be the starting quarterback for the New York Giants this weekend.

After firing Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese, the Giants are going back to Eli Manning in Week 14.

Starting for the first time since 2014 this past Sunday, Smith completed 21-of-34 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown and also fumbled twice in a loss to the Oakland Raiders.

"Any competitor wouldn't be [happy] to be put in that situation where you get a chance to play and then you are being pulled." Smith said. "But it's not because you played bad. So it is, you are trying to figure out why. You have to understand things happen in this business and you got to roll with it."

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Eli Manning Jersey Sales Rise After Benching

Dec 6, 2017 8:23 AM

The New York Giants benched Eli Manning last week, but his jersey sales didn't take a hit.

When Sunday's action ended, Manning's Giants No. 10 jersey was the 14th-best-selling jersey in the league, up from 30th the day before, according to sales data from Fanatics.

Sunday's sales represented the best day of sales for Manning's jersey in at least a month.

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Eli Manning To Start At QB For Giants In Week 14

Dec 4, 2017 1:02 PM

Eli Manning will start for the New York Giants at quarterback for Week 14.

Manning was benched by the Giants in favor of Geno Smith for Week 13 at Oakland.

The Giants have since fired both Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese.

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Giants Fire Ben McAdoo
Ben McAdoo has been fired by the Giants as head coach.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Eli Manning Plans On Playing Next Season
His future with the Giants may be in limbo, but Eli Manning has stated that he plans to play football next season.

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Giants Could Fire Ben McAdoo After Week 13
In addition to communication issues, the Giants' offense has lacked creativity.

Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter/ESPN