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Pro Football Focus Says New York Giants Are Worse Than Last Year?
Pro Football Focus Says New York Giants Are Worse Than Last Year?
There is little question that the New York Giants appear to be going in a better direction than they were a year ago. The subtraction of former general manager Dave Gettleman was enough to propel Big Blue up in my rankings. New GM Joe Schoen and his confident first-year head coach Brian Daboll are attempting to create Buffalo south in East Rutherford, NJ. However, Ben Linsey and Pro Football Focus (@PFF) ranked all 32 NFL teams on ESPN+. Will the Giants be better in 2022? If they are, it may not be because of the players.
Where Did Pro Football Focus (PFF) Rank The 2022 Buffalo Bills?
Where Did Pro Football Focus (PFF) Rank The 2022 Buffalo Bills?
Coming off of a disappointing playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in January, the Buffalo Bills didn't wait long to improve, making impact free agent signings, like star linebacker Von Miller and new Josh Allen weapon, wide receiver, Jamison Crowder. The team with arguably the most talented quarterback actually got better. Today on The Drive with Charlie & Dan, we had Dwain McFarland from Pro Football Focus (PFF), an analytics site that focuses on information useful for fantasy football. PFF thinks the Bills are pretty good this year.
Kumar Ready To Rock Joe Bruno Stadium In Troy Again This Week
Kumar Ready To Rock Joe Bruno Stadium In Troy Again This Week
He was selected with the No. 10 overall pick in last summer's MLB amateur draft. However, the Vanderbilt star was unable to sign with the team that chose him, the New York Mets. The front office for the Mets allegedly saw something they didn't like in Rocker's physical and subsequently reduced their bonus offer. When your representative is Super Agent, Scott Boras, you don't sign reduced contracts.
Buck’s ‘Regular Irregular’ Keeps New York Mets Afloat
Buck’s ‘Regular Irregular’ Keeps New York Mets Afloat
It takes a lot to win a World Championship in Major League Baseball. Successfully getting through injuries is one of the biggest obstacles that teams face. New York Mets manager Buck Showalter certainly knows the value of a player that he can plug into a few different positions in the field and can competently handle the bat when coming off bench or when put into the everyday line-up. This year, that's Buck's "regular irregular."
New York Yankees To Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s 80th Birthday
New York Yankees To Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s 80th Birthday
The New York Yankees will jump on the bandwagon of Major League Baseball teams, along with many minor league teams, in celebrating the late rock n' roll legend Jerry Garcia and his band, the Grateful Dead. The Pinstripes will join the San Francisco Giants, Garcia's hometown team, the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds in such celebrations during the 2022 season.
Boy Tries To Steal Second Base During New York Mets Game
Boy Tries To Steal Second Base During New York Mets Game
Having worked in minor league baseball, one learns that in-between-innings promotions with little kids don't always go exactly how planned. In fact, even in the big leagues a six-year-old does what, well, a six-year-old does! Who knows what that is going to be? Tuesday night, as the Mets were taking on the Astros, the Houston promotional staff and players got a big surprise from six-year-old "Oliver," during a fan contest.
Who Is The King Of New York Baseball Judge or Alonso?
Who Is The King Of New York Baseball Judge or Alonso?
As the first day of summer dawns, the two New York Major League Baseball teams are on a collision course for another Subway World Series for the first time in more than two decades. The Yankees have the best record in baseball. The Mets have the second best scorecard. In a few weeks, the two will face off for their regular season series. Maybe then we will see which team is better. However, which team has the best all around player? Who is the king of New York baseball?
3 Fun Games Will Make Your Little Leaguers A Better Players
3 Fun Games Will Make Your Little Leaguers A Better Players
The hardest thing for a baseball coach or a parent to do, is to make practice fun. Especially at the younger ages, fun practices help engage the players and teach them valuable fundamentals at the same time. Making competition fun is a key aspect of being a good baseball player. Here are 3 baseball game/drills that are fun and will help make your Little Leaguer a better player.
This Carpenter Has Many Tools That Help New York Yankees
This Carpenter Has Many Tools That Help New York Yankees
It's hard to go through a minor league system, spend 11 years with one Major League organization and then just move on. The St. Louis Cardinals were done with Matt Carpenter and bought out his option in November. The 36 year-old utility master, who has played significant time at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, left field and right field, knew someone could use his tools. In addition to his defensive skills, the 3-time All Star has a Silver Slugger Award in that belt.
The Pride Of Saugerties’ Sloppy Chug Fires Up Rangers Fans
The Pride Of Saugerties’ Sloppy Chug Fires Up Rangers Fans
The New York Rangers faithful needed little to get them going on Thursday at Madison Square Garden for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the defending two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Tampa Bay Lightning. Throughout the Blueshirts magical postseason run, celebrities and pro athletes have lit up the Garden's Jumbotron, much to the crowd's delight.
New York Mets Question Marks Stack As Atlanta Gets Hot
New York Mets Question Marks Stack As Atlanta Gets Hot
True New York Mets fans hold their breath, wait for the next shoe to drop, etc, until about the second week in October. When that rare occurrence happens and their beloved team makes the playoffs, they will be generally satisfied and begin to enjoy the winning experience. Until that point, it's early and plenty of bad stuff can and has happened to this franchise.
Sir Charles Dunks On The New York Knicks Roster
Sir Charles Dunks On The New York Knicks Roster
NBA Hall of Famer and TV commentator Charles Barkley has never been shy with his assessments, nor should he be given his occupation. However on Wednesday, while he was promoting a celebrity golf tournament, he took aim some pretty low hanging fruit, the New York Knicks. The franchise's president, Leon Rose is already feeling the heat for the roster he has assembled. Now it is clear that the basketball community's patience with Rose's plan is wearing thin.
How About A Cool Day Of Capital Region Golf As A Gift For Dad?
How About A Cool Day Of Capital Region Golf As A Gift For Dad?
With Father's Day quickly approaching, a chance to give that extra special gift is rapidly diminishing. Golf gift certificates are great but they are usually for one greens fee or the pro shop. Why not give Dad the opportunity to take whomever he wants out for a day of golf? This is definitely a gift on the pricey side, so shakedown those siblings to put some cash towards a memorable Father's Day gift.
At 77 Can Schenectady’s Pat Riley Do More Push Ups Than You?
At 77 Can Schenectady’s Pat Riley Do More Push Ups Than You?
He has won five NBA championships as a head coach, with two different franchises. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. And, the Miami Heat president, that starred at the former Linton High School in Schenectady some six decades ago, told the media on Monday that he can still do more push ups at 77 than they can!
No Super Bowls But New York Jets Add 3 More To Ring Of Honor
No Super Bowls But New York Jets Add 3 More To Ring Of Honor
The New York Jets last won a Super Bowl prior to Apollo 11 astronaut, Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, nearly 53 years ago. Yet, the NFL franchise still honors players that prospered during the 5 plus decades of Gang Green championship futility. The trio being honored during the 2022 season did their very best to bring the Jets faithful a Lombardi Trophy and came sort of close twice.
College Lacrosse Star From New York Dies Unexpectedly At 19
College Lacrosse Star From New York Dies Unexpectedly At 19
Nineteen is an age where you are supposed to have your entire life of hopes and dreams ahead of you. When you are a star lacrosse player for a university in the extremely competitive Division I Colonial Athletic Association, you have a lot to look forward to. On Monday, tragedy struck the UMass lacrosse program, involving one of their bright young players.
New York Yankees Show Thor’s Hammer Is Still A Myth
New York Yankees Show Thor’s Hammer Is Still A Myth
At six foot-six, with long blonde hair flowing from his hat, he almost looked mythical on the pitcher's mound. For six years the New York Mets had hoped that the player nicknamed "Thor" would be hammering opposing batters with his 100 mph fastball. The mythical character came to life on multiple occasions for Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, just not enough to keep the towering right-hander in Queens, NY. Tuesday night, the Yankees showed the Mets why they didn't lose much.
Hall Of Fame Classic Returns To Cooperstown This Weekend
Hall Of Fame Classic Returns To Cooperstown This Weekend
There are so many cool baseball events that go on in Cooperstown each summer. The Hall of Fame Classic baseball game played at Doubleday Field is one of them and is a tradition that goes back a few generations. Names like Brooks Robinson, Ozzie Smith, Earl Weaver and Wade Boggs are just a few of the names that have highlighted the games over the years. The Classic was cancelled in 2020, and again last year.
4 Cool Capital Region Baseball Road Trips For This Weekend
4 Cool Capital Region Baseball Road Trips For This Weekend
Memorial Day weekend and baseball is an American tradition. It is a time where family members get can together for an extra weekend day and enjoy a ballgame. We put together 4 cool baseball road trips that are about 2 hours or less away but unique enough that it is worth the ride, especially given the price of gas. The Tri City ValleyCats are on the road or that would have been #1!

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