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Archive for April, 2011

NFL draft complete & Giants picks look to have a lot of potential

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

A lot of fans wanted more immediate help at linebacker and on the offensive line, but the way things worked out, the Giants ended up with good prospects so you really can’t complain:

19. Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
52. Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
83. Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
117. James Brewer, OT, Indiana
185. Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State
198. Tyler Sash, S, Iowa
202. Jacquain Williams, OLB, South Florida
221. Da’Rel Scott, RB, Maryland

Marvin Austin = NY Giants second round pick

Friday, April 29th, 2011

A talented defensive tackle with character concerns that don’t sound all that terrible in this article. Austin was considered a first round talent last year before missing out on football this year.

Anyway, if he turns out to be an impact player this could mean the end of Barry Cofield in blue. Cofield has been a real rock on the defensive line and if he does depart New York he will be missed but the Giants are smart to get ready for it with the best talent available when they made their pick.

NY football Giants draft Prince Amukamara pick 19 round 1

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

So the first round of the 2011 NFL draft worked out rather well for the Giants I’d say as they ended up with Prince Amukamara – a cool name for an exciting player at an impact position. Unless he moves to safety where some say he’s better off because quick receivers can get separation.

I’m a big fan of drafting corners in the first round because you rarely find good ones via free agency. If you do, they often break the bank. So the position is solid. And the player?

The guys on NFL Network love the pick. They’re calling him a top 10 talent and the best value pick. So we get value at an impact position that you pretty much have to draft? Sounds pretty good.

Prince Amukamara wore #21 for Nebraska. What number will he wear for the Giants?

Some youtube videos, the flattering:

The NOT so flattering:

Most interesting thing in the draft so far (13 picks in)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The lions grabbing Nick Fairley should give them an awesome interior defensive line (paired with Suh). That might be fun for Detroit fans though it will be along time before you hear me say I’m jealous of Detroit fans.

Interesting to speculate on who is left for the Giants but mock drafts and experts always lose a lot of accuracy after the first few picks so we should start seeing more “suprises”.

Mock draft silliness

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Interesting look here at who the various mock drafts have the Giants picking in the first round.

Giants ticket prices

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The 2011-2012 schedule for the New York Giants was just released on Tuesday and that means it’s time to scope out which games to go to this coming NFL season. After coming short on making the playoffs last year, the Giants are looking to rebound this season and reestablish themselves atop the NFC. As always, NY Giants tickets are forecasted to be in high demand.

According to SeatGeek.com, the Giants secondary market ticket prices finished the season averaging $333 per game – certainly not cheap by any means and constantly one of the most expensive tickets in the league. In fact this was high enough to earn them the highest average ticket prices rank out of all 32 NFL teams. Therefore, you might want to get in early this year and buy tickets as soon as possible. But which matchups will be the hardest to get tickets to? It’s safe to assume the Monday Night Football matchup on September 19 against the St. Louis Rams will be a tough ticket to get. We can also look at some more data from the 2010-2011 season to get an idea of which teams draw the highest prices when visiting The New Meadowlands Stadium.

Looking into the fan demand data some more, the top spots in order for highest average ticket prices last year went to the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and the Carolina Panthers and proved to be the most sought after NY Giants matchups of the regular season . So while it may be a little early in the year, it looks like it might be the right time to lock in a low price to catch some of the best games for the 2011-2012 New York Giants season. Best of luck in your ticket search.

Announce the Giants 4th round pick

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Feel like announcing the Giants 4th round pick? Enter this contest on Giants.com.

Barry Cofield looking for a long term contract

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

This article on Barry Cofield basically says he doesn’t want to play with a one year contract. Of course, at this point in time, he only has a one year contract. Thanks to the lockout, he is a restricted free agent for the 2nd year in a row.