The number 5 means something to New York Giants first round draft pick, Kayvon Thibodeaux. The defensive sensation out of the University of Oregon terrorized collegiate quarterbacks while donning the number five for the Ducks. Two weeks ago, Thibodeaux was selected 5th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft by new general manager Joe Schoen. So, you could say that the number 5 is pretty special to Kayvon.
Long before his New York City radio career, Tiki Barber was rushing for touchdowns, while starring in the New York Giants backfield. Barber played 10 years for Big Blue. The second round draft pick out of Virginia rushed for well over 10,000 yards in the late '90's and early 2000's. Now he hosts the "Tiki & Tierney" show on WFAN out of New York City and has strong opinions about his old team and their current players.
Wednesday, newly minted New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen began a major overhaul of the team's less than stellar roster. Schoen set about chopping some of the unproductive salaries left by his predecessor Dave Gettleman. The moves by the former Buffalo Bills executive initiated the beginning steps of his ultimate blue-print for his new team.
Former New York Giants tight end McKenna Sean Pascoe played 7 years in the NFL, except nobody knew him by that name. Now, Bear Pascoe, yes, they know that name. Pascoe wasn't an offensive specialist, catching first down passes over the middle on a regular basis. He amassed 40 receptions and 2 touchdowns over 85 games. One very cool stat, Bear won a Super Bowl with the Giants 10 years ago over the Patriots. He'll certainly never forget that.
The one person that may benefit the most out of the Joe Schoen/Brian Daboll era with the New York Giants is quarterback Daniel Jones. The young quarterback has had a rough road as he enters his fourth season with his third head coach. That isn't a great ratio of stability, for one that plays a position that is supposed lead your $4.85 billion franchise. In order to make the most of this new opportunity, Jones reached out to the guy that did pretty well with Brian Daboll at his side in Buffalo.
There are some very good memories of Odell Beckham, Jr. in a New York Giants uniform and some not so good ones, as well. The blazing speed and one handed grabs were often offset by fights on the sidelines with kicking nets or party boat pictures days before a crucial playoff match-up against the Green Bay Packers. Going on national television and taking shots at two time Super Bowl MVP quarterback, Eli Manning ,seemed to be the plane ticket out of town. Beckham, Jr. had worn out his welcome with the fans in New York but it seems maybe not the players.
The simple answer is, 'yes.' Is it a long shot that the Giants will actually be in a position to add the quarterback in pursuit of Super Bowl victory #8? Of course it is but this is sports, so never say never. On Monday, the far-fetched dream of TB12 playing for Big Blue maybe stayed alive, just a little. On his SiriusXM show “Let’s Go!”, co-host Jim Gray asked Tom Brady about the possibility of returning to football. Now it's Tom Brady's show. Jim Gray isn't asking ANY questions that Tom doesn't want to field.
As New York Giants owner John Mara and new general manager Joe Schoen tried to defend their hiring process against allegations made by former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, new Giants head coach Brian Daboll continued to build his coaching staff. In the process, Daboll made Big Blue history.
Tuesday afternoon, Brian Flores filed a class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, that includes the New York Giants, the NFL and all 32 teams. It even includes allegations that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered Flores $100,000 PER LOSS! The bombshell lawsuit claims that the Giants interviewed Brian Flores for their head coaching position, even though they had already decided to go with Brian Daboll. The class-action suit claims that Flores' interview with Big Blue was a “sham.”