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    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Several public school teachers in Rochester were put on leave after exchanging text messages that made “racist and demeaning” references to students, officials said Friday. The Democrat and Chronicle reported the teachers worked at Enrico Fermi School 17, which has a large percentage of Black and Hispanic students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. “I am horrified at the racist and demeaning references and language used to describe children … our children! The staff members have been put on leave and the District will use all forms of available discipline up to and including termination,” Rochester City School District Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small said in a prepared statement. Students discovered a series of texts, including one containing an obscenity that wished one girl would beat another up. Another obscene text suggested an automated call that insulted children and their parents, according to the newspaper. The discovery comes weeks after Rochester school officials said they were investigating allegations that a white teacher told his seventh-grade class of mostly Black students to pick seeds out of cotton and...
    A private school in New York City has reportedly changed its mascot and logo following an investigation that found it was "offensive." Collegiate School's move drew criticism from some parents who felt it was "woke overkill" to change its "Dutchman" mascot and remove religious references from its motto, the New York Post reported. GEORGETOWN LAW STUDENTS DEMAND SPACE TO CRY “Enough already. What else are they going to change?” a parent told the New York Post. “How can you take it so seriously? All of a sudden, here is this new awakening and everything must change.” The K–12 school claims to be the oldest independent school in the United States. It was founded by the Dutch West India Company and the Classis of Amsterdam in 1628 and is almost 394 years old, with the Dutchman logo acting as a nod to the school's founding. The old logo featured a winking Dutchman with a peg leg and will be replaced with a silhouette figure holding a lantern. The sticker price for the school's tuition is $57,800....
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants hire Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll as head coach. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NFL prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) The NFL season is coming to a close as we have Championship Sunday this weekend, but first, let us look at our latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft. This weekend, we were witness to some of the greatest NFL playoff matchups we have seen in recent memory. Multiple underdogs won on the road, and every game came down to the last play, as four teams punched their tickets to Championship Sunday. Here, we dive into what the first round could potentially look like in April. 1 Kayvon Thibodeaux Edge,Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars have still yet to select a new head coach, this fact the debacle that was the less-than-one-year run for Urban Meyer. The worst team in the NFL in 2021, there are some things to like about this franchise, making it a solid destination for a head coach, including quarterback Trevor Lawrence. After picking Lawrence No. 1 overall in 2021, the Jags once again have the first pick this April, and this time, they add an elite edge...
    Getty Nate Solder #76, Daniel Jones #8, and Billy Price #69 of the New York Giants look on heading to the sideline during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium on October 17, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) The New York Giants roster has a long way to go to return to the championship form of a decade ago. The process will begin along the offensive line. The Giants can go about improving their abysmal front five in a number of ways, but the surest and easiest will be through the upcoming NFL Draft. Brent Sobleski, of Bleacher Report, published a list of the best players each franchise can hope to secure this offseason. For the Giants, the answer is an All-American offensive lineman by the name of Ikem Ekwonu. Sobleski’s thoughts on the North Carolina State product are as follows: A pair of tackles are viewed as elite draft picks. Alabama’s Evan Neal could very well be the No. 1 overall pick because the 6’7″, 350-pound blocker...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after a dreadful performance in a nationally televised game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants (3-7) tweeted the decision Tuesday afternoon, saying the former Dallas Cowboys head coach had been relieved of his duties. There was no immediate word who would replace Garrett for the game Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6). Former Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens is on the staff and could take over. Garrett was hired last year shortly after Joe Judge was named head coach. The Giants (3-7) were embarrassed on Monday night, dropping a 30-10 decision to the Bucs. Judge said the team has too many good players not to be scoring, giving an indication changes were coming. New York has scored 189 points this season. It has struggled in the red zone and in five of its seven losses has a combined 55 points. The Giants finished with 215 total yards Monday night, the second-lowest total of the 26-game Judge era. They gained 159...
    Getty Ex-Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif giving a New York Giants defender the business. The New York Jets offensive line has been a wild roller coaster ride throughout the 2021 season. There have been tremendous highs and rock bottom lows. Apparently, general manager Joe Douglas had seen enough and decided to make a last-second deal ahead of the NFL trade deadline. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! He Didn’t Come Here to Sit on the Bench
    Joe Flacco could help the New York Jets’ offense salvage its season Geoff Magliocchetti October 27, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Joe Flacco’s return allows the New York Jets a chance at offensive development and reconciliation for its young core. At best, Joe Flacco’s New York Jets tenure will be commemorated when Twitter users facetiously play the “legends” game. Favorite examples amongst users in the tri-state area, for example, include “Boston Bruins legend Brian Leetch”, “Orlando Magic legend Patrick Ewing”, or “Los Angeles Sparks legend Teresa Weatherspoon”. Even if his destiny lies in competing with Brett Favre and Michael Vick for a roster spot on the “Wait He Played for the Jets?!?!” team, Flacco is back for more metropolitan endeavors. After 11 publicized and discussed seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII is now making his fourth move in three years. His latest was confirmed on Tuesday, as he’s going back to the Jets in a trade that sent a...
    Why the New York Giants desperately need Daniel Jones to be ‘The Guy’ Alexander Wilson October 26, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are doing everything in their power to avoid another rebuild after bringing on general manager Dave Gettleman to change the course of the franchise in 2018. After drafting Saquon Barkley 2nd overall in his first draft class, the Giants proceeded to finish with losing records for the next three seasons. Big Blue is almost guaranteed to finish with a losing record in 2021 after starting the season 2-5, but there is one positive to harp on as they look to the future, potentially beyond Gettleman and his regime. That positive is quarterback Daniel Jones, who has had the unfortunate luck to feature behind one of the league’s worst offensive lines for three consecutive seasons and experience devastating injuries with his arsenal of weapons. The Giants’ offensive line ranks 29th in the NFL in pass-blocking efficiency, just one year after...
    New York Jets: Four goals for the post-bye slate Geoff Magliocchetti October 22, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Though the playoffs are still a pipe dream, there is plenty for the New York Jets to accomplish over the next dozen weeks. After a one-week reprieve for their beleaguered fanbase, the New York Jets are back in action. The Gang Green faithful actually enjoyed the last week of NFL football: no other AFC East team picked up a win and Sam Darnold lost in overtime before Jamal Adams and Geno Smith fell in a prime time thriller. Those latter instances allowed the Jets to shoot up the draft board thanks to prior transactions. Entering Week 7 play, the Jets own two picks in the top ten and four within the first 46. The fortuitous weekend for Jets fans was perhaps unironically assisted by the fact that their team didn’t play a single down, but that gravy train comes to an end on Sunday afternoon. New...
    New York Giants’ projected offensive line for Week 4 includes shake up at left guard Alexander Wilson October 2, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are preparing to piece together their 4th offensive line combination in three games, providing a clear indication of severe issues in the trenches. With injuries piling, including a season-ending ailment to Nick Gates, hand injury to Ben Bredeson, and knee surgery to Shane Lemieux, the expectation is that Big Blue will feature former practice squader Matt Skura at left guard in Week 4. Some might recall general manager Dave Gettleman expressing confidence during the preseason regarding the OL, but that sentiment has been thrown out the window after trading for Billy Price and Bredeson, both of whom have started off the season as liabilities. Expect Giants OL to be this on Sunday vs Saints: LT Andrew Thomas LG Matt SkuraC Billy PriceRG Will Hernandez RT Nate Solder — Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 1, 2021 Skura taking...
    New York Giants: What does Isaiah Wilson bring to a team starving for offensive line talent? Alexander Wilson September 30, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The story of Georgia standout right tackle Isaiah Wilson does not end in smoke and fire, in fact, he has the opportunity to present himself as a phoenix, raising out of the ashes and becoming a quality player for a New York Giants team in desperate need of offensive line talent. Wilson spent Tuesday with the Giants during a rather large workout, as the team looks to add talent in the trenches and depth on defense. Wilson must’ve impressed, as he stuck around on Wednesday and signed a practice squad contract. Giants are signing OT Isaiah Wilson to their practice squad, per @RapSheet Wilson gets a 2nd chance and the Giants desperately need a long-term solution at RT. Hes got all the talent in the world, if he can turn the chapter on his behavior, could be a big...
    New York Giants show interest in former 1st round tackle bust, could target starting-level free agent guard Alexander Wilson September 28, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are having serious trouble keeping their offensive linemen healthy, as starting left guard, Ben Bredeson, suffered a hand injury that could keep them out for multiple weeks, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN. With Nick Gates suffering a lower leg fracture which will keep them out the remainder of the season, losing Bredeson is just another knock to a unit that has struggled over the past few years. However, the team must move forward and find a replacement for the former fourth-round pick. Luckily for the Giants, one option has become available after agreeing to get vaccinated from COVID-19 and re-join the NFL. Former Los Angeles Chargers lineman Forrest Lamp has become available as a free agent, and the Giants should be heavily considering his services after spending the entire 2020 season as the starting...
    Lack of OL depth putting New York Giants in compromised position Anthony Rivardo September 24, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants entered the 2021 NFL season with one of the league’s worst starting offensive lines. In 2020, according to ESPN, the Giants’ pass-block win rate ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. Despite this, the team made no major moves to upgrade their offensive line in the 2021 offseason. The team made some lowkey moves towards the end of the preseason, though. The Giants traded for Ben Bredeson and Billy Price right before the start of the regular season. These two players have now been thrust into the starting lineup due to a couple of crucial injuries among the Giants’ starters. Left guard Shane Lemieux is done for the year with a knee injury while center Nick Gates is also for the year with a leg fracture. The...
    The New York Jets run game has a huge opportunity ahead Geoff Magliocchetti September 22, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit As Zach Wilson struggles to find his NFL footing, the New York Jets’ run game could become a vital source of offensive stability. Michael Carter breaking all the tackles. #TakeFlight ????: #NEvsNYJ on CBS????: NFL app pic.twitter.com/gbemrhnZUe — NFL (@NFL) September 19, 2021 Offensive salvation may have made its way to the New York Jets through the 2021 NFL Draft. But the Cleveland-based gift might’ve arrived not on Thursday of the proceedings…but Saturday. To the surprise of no rational Jets fan, Zach Wilson’s arrival wasn’t a one-size-fits-all instant fix for New York’s green team. Calling for Wilson’s dismissal and closing the book on his Jets career after two games is asinine but there’s no denying that Gang Green needs to develop some sort of offensive momentum, even if the results don’t translate on the scoreboard. As one rookie has faltered, it might...
    How will the New York Giants supplement the massive loss of Nick Gates on offensive line? Alexander Wilson September 19, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants already had problems in the trenches before losing starting center Nick Gates to a fractured lower leg against the Washington Football Team on Thursday evening. Gates, who was shifted over to left guard, was pushed back into quarterback Daniel Jones when a defender landed awkwardly on the back of his leg, sending him to the ground in a heap, experiencing obvious pain. Losing Gates for the rest of the 2021 season is a massive casualty, as the OL was already thin. They’ve been actively trying to work in two players who the Giants recently traded for, Billy Price and Ben Bredeson. Gates, who had allowed just one hurry and one pressure over 74 snaps the season, will be replaced by Price on the short-term at least. Price, who was recently acquired from the Cincinnati Bengals in...
    New York Jets: Now’s not the time to worry about Denzel Mims Geoff Magliocchetti September 17, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The receiver’s predicament is worth keeping an eye on, but the New York Jets have bigger, broader things to worry about. Denzel Mims should be on the field. Don’t let anyone tell you different. #Jets pic.twitter.com/9557rCte3Q — Optimistic Jets (@OptimisticJets) September 16, 2021 For all the talk about the New York Jets’ perpetual search for a franchise quarterback, metropolitan football has been equally bereft of a homegrown big-play receiver. It has been nearly 15 seasons since a receiver that originally began his career with the Jets reached four digits in yardage (Jerricho Cotchery in 2007). The Jets have had some offensive teases since then: Robby Anderson was a diamond in the rough of the undrafted, but the Adam Gase era caused him to “lose his love” for the game. Day three Quincy Enunwa came close but saw his metropolitan career eaten away by...
    New York Giants shift offensive line combination, here’s the projected starting unit for Week 2 Alexander Wilson September 16, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit It has only been one week in, and the New York Giants are already shifting up their offensive line and testing on different combinations. On a short week against the Washington Football Team on Thursday night football, the Giants have elected to move center Nick Gates over to left guard, where Shane Lemieux played for just 17 snaps last week before being replaced by Ben Bredeson. Bredeson was traded from the Baltimore Ravens to the Giants several weeks ago. Big Blue sent over a fourth-round pick and exchange for Bredeson, a fifth and seventh-round selection. However, Bredeson is still learning the system and struggled in some facets in his first action with his new team. With that being the case, the Giants feel better moving Gates over to the left side. Gates has never played left guard before, spending his rookie...
    New York Giants offensive line needs to prove that Week One was not a fluke Anthony Rivardo September 15, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants offensive line was the biggest concern surrounding the team entering the 2021 NFL season. Question marks surrounded nearly every lineman in the unit. In 2020, according to ESPN, the Giants’ pass-block win rate ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. Despite this, the team made no major moves to upgrade their offensive line in the 2021 offseason until just this week. With basically the same unit from last year carrying over, expectations were low for the Giants’ front line. In Week One, the Giants’ offensive line exceeded all expectations. The line was not the reason for the Giants’ offensive failures. The unit put together a good performance but needs to keep the momentum going in Week Two in order to prove that this...
    New York Giants offensive line faces strong challenge to start the season Anthony Rivardo September 11, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants kick off their season tomorrow afternoon against the Denver Broncos. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the Giants this year as they spent a lot of money to improve the weakpoints of their roster this offseason. However, one weak area of the team went largely untouched. The Giants did not do much to improve their offensive line. The New York Giants had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL in 2020. In 2020, according to ESPN, the Giants’ pass-block win rate ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. Despite this, the team made no major moves to upgrade their offensive line in the 2021 offseason, other than acquiring some quality depth pieces. As the Giants face off against the Denver Broncos tomorrow, the game...
    3 offensive line combinations the New York Giants could test to start regular season Alexander Wilson September 4, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are heading into the 2021 season with major questions on the offensive line. Despite general manager Dave Gettleman spending a monstrous amount of draft capital during the 2020 off-season, the line is still in shambles. However, don’t expect the evolution of the line to stop just because the preseason is over, the Giants will likely use the beginning portions of the regular season to test different combinations in hopes of finding an adequate unit. Three offensive line combinations the New York Giants could test: 1.) The Shane Lemieux experiment LT: Andrew Thomas LG: Shane Lemieux C: Nick Gates RG: Will Hernandez RT: Matt Peart Oregon product Shane Lemieux was expected to be the starter at the beginning of the regular season, but after suffering a knee injury early in camp, he missed the majority of joint...
    New York Giants: Who should start at left guard in Week One? Anthony Rivardo September 1, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL in 2020. In 2020, according to ESPN, the Giants’ pass-block win rate ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. Despite this, the team made no major moves to upgrade their offensive line in the 2021 offseason until just this week. The Giants made a couple of key moves on the offensive line this week. They traded for two interior offensive linemen in Billy Price and Ben Bredeson. It was extra important that the Giants add depth to the interior after Shane Lemieux suffered a knee injury during training camp. Two Giants offensive guards also retired this summer. Shane Lemieux is working back from an injury but is still the projected starter for Week One. The second-year...
    BREAKING: New York Giants trade for former first-round OL Billy Price, what are they getting? Alexander Wilson August 30, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Oddly, the New York Giants sat interior defense of lineman BJ Hill on Sunday against the New England Patriots in the team’s final preseason game. Hill, who has been a productive pass rusher for the Giants the past few years was traded on Monday afternoon to the Cincinnati Bengals for former first-round pick, Billy price. Price, who has 1,354 offensive snaps to his name, has struggled since being drafted in 2018. He posted a 29.4 pass-blocking grade, per PFF last season. He has given up five sacks, 31 hurries, and 41 pressures in his career, but has the versatility to play at left guard, center, and right guard. Billy Price has played in 1,354 snaps over 3 years with 5 sacks to his name. Hes had his fair share of struggles but is a good pickup for the Giants as an...
    New York Giants: Evaluating each starting offensive lineman’s performance in final pre-season game Alexander Wilson August 30, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants might’ve walked away from their final preseason game of the off-season with more questions than answers. The starting offense was without several key playmakers, including Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Saquon Barkley, and Kyle Rudolph. With that being the case, quarterback Daniel Jones once again operated with less than stellar starting talent, but it was the offensive line that put him in harm’s way more often than not. With the OL being the biggest concern, it was disappointing to see several poor performances that led to Jones either running from pass rushers or being thrown to the ground. There were some positives in the trenches, but two glaring weaknesses at tackle stand out. Evaluating each starting offensive lineman in New York Giants’ final pre-season game: LT: Andrew Thomas Most entered Sunday’s game against the Patriots with a common...
    New York Giants: Evan Engram speaks on Freddie Kitchens’ influence Cay North August 20, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit When the New York Giants announced joint practices with the Cleveland Browns, many noted the connection between head coaches Joe Judge and Kevin Stefanski. However, not as many noted the connection between the Browns and another member of the Giants coaching staff. Freddie Kitchens was the head coach in Cleveland before coming to the Giants as a tight ends coach, a role which has been increased to senior offensive assistant for this season. His return to Cleveland brought some praise from his former players despite things not working out when he was the head coach. “Freddie, that’s my guy. He was my first NFL running backs coach of my career,” Chubb told reporters on Thursday. But it’s not just some of Kitchens’ former players with the Browns who appreciate the coach. Kitchens will likely play a larger role in planning the Giants offense this...
    New York Giants already declare key offensive players OUT for second preseason game Anthony Rivardo August 20, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are currently enjoying a week of joint practices with the Cleveland Browns. The Giants and Browns will face off in a preseason Week Two matchup on Sunday night. In their first preseason game, key members of the team were held out in an effort to keep them healthy for the start of the regular season. Players like Daniel Jones and Leonard Williams did not see the field on game day. Many of these key players will return to the field to start ramping up to game speed. But the Giants have already declared a number of key offensive players out for their second preseason game. Kenny Golladay (hamstring), Kyle Rudolph (foot), Saquon Barkley (knee), and Kadarius Toney (unknown) will all be absent from the Giants’ lineup on Sunday. When will these players return? Daniel Jones and most...
    New York Giants should keep eyes on one Cleveland Browns offensive lineman as trade/waiver target Alexander Wilson August 20, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants’ front office feels confident about their starting offensive line unit, despite left guard Shane Lemieux working his way back from a knee injury he suffered early in training camp. After a disappointing first preseason game against the New York Jets, Big Blue is on the hunt for reserve talent in the trenches, and their joint practice sessions this week and a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns should offer them a behind the scenes look at some of their roster bubble talents. Cleveland has a strong offensive line, representing one of the only teams in the NFL to have so much security at a premium unit. With that being said, one player who could represent a target for the Giants in a potential trade or waiver claim is Drew Forbes, backup offensive guard. The former Southeast Missouri...
    Singer Granger Smith and More Parents Share Kids Back to School Pics The 50 Most Densely Populated Cities In The World Is it still arm-chair GMing when you own the team? Mets owner Steve Cohen has been something of a firebrand since officially taking the reins of the team. His outspoken Twitter personality has gotten him in hot water in the past, but it has also offered something of an unfiltered look at a mad owner. On Wednesday, after another frustrating Mets loss, Cohen delivered a thinly veiled shot at the team, blasting its putrid offensive approach. It’s hard to understand how professional hitters can be this unproductive.The best teams have a more disciplined approach.The slugging and OPS numbers don’t lie. — Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) August 18, 2021 MORE: Remembering former Mets farmhand Tim Tebow "It's hard to understand how professional hitters can be this unproductive.The best teams have a more disciplined approach. The slugging and OPS numbers don't lie," Cohen's tweet reads. In a word: Yikes. But Cohen's disappointment is understandable. The Mets are coming off a 3-2 loss...
    Former New York Jets head coach Joe Walton dies at 85 Geoff Magliocchetti August 16, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Walton’s 54 wins as a head coach are good for second in New York Jets history and he also spent four seasons as a tight end for the Giants. The RMU Department of Athletics is sorry to learn of the passing of Joe Walton, the architect of @RMU_Football. Walton was inducted into the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013, and he is seen pictured here with former Washington quarterback @Theismann7.#RMUFB | ???????????? pic.twitter.com/8br1Fn5IJP — RMU Athletics (@RMUAthletics) August 15, 2021 Former New York Jets head coach Joe Walton passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. His passing was confirmed through an announcement from Robert Morris University athletics. The cause of death was not disclosed. Walton spent seven years (1983-89) at the helm of the Jets, posting a 54-59-1 record (including 1-2 in the playoffs). His 54 wins are the second-best...
    New York Giants likely to add more offensive line support in coming days Alexander Wilson August 16, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants fell to the Jets in the first preseason game of the 2021 season, and they may have walked away with more negative than positive. With the team looking to find a healthy combination of offensive linemen, the unit struggled in multiple categories. Ranging from pass-blocking to run-blocking, only a few individual players looked the part, including Andrew Thomas and Will Hernandez. The starters had their pros, but the second-string offensive lineman was a complete mess, as the Giants were forced to rely on Kenny Wiggins, former Detroit Lion, to supplement Shane Lemieux being inactive and Kyle Murphy leaving with an injury. General manager Dave Gettleman promised the fixing of the OL years ago, but it has been several years, and the unit is still out of touch. Despite having tons of youth and potential talent, the team allowed their...
    New York Jets beat New York Giants 12-7 in First Preseason Game | Recap and takeaways Anthony Rivardo August 14, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants and New York Jets faced off tonight in Week One of the 2021 NFL preseason. The New York Jets came out victorious. FINAL SCORE: 12-7. Key stats and takeaways New York Jets QB Zach Wilson: 6/9, 63 yards WR Denzel Mims: 3 receptions, 51 yards DE Bryce Huff: 2 sacks, 2 TFL 2021 second-overall draft pick Zach Wilson had a solid debut in his first NFL action. While he did not light up the scoreboard, Wilson was smart with the football. He was accurate, had some impressive plays, and avoided any major mistakes. An all-around good performance by a rookie quarterback. Many felt as though the Jets got a steal in the second round of last year’s draft when they selected wide receiver, Denzel Mims. Tonight, Mims looked like an impressive wide receiver, totaling...
    New York Jets: The importance and symbolism of the right tackle battle Geoff Magliocchetti August 13, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit As the New York Jets continue to seek clarity on the offensive line, an intriguing battle for snaps has emerged between two veterans. Addressing the offensive line is the football equivalent of having a salad: no one wants to do it. Everyone would rather have a tasty cheeseburger with a side of fries, downing it with a cold beverage…i.e. add a flashy skill player, one whose antics can become a staple in the pregame hype videos played on stadium videoboards. But, at the end of the day, the consumer knows deep down that adding a blocker or keeping up on their fruits and vegetables will lead to its long-term survival and prosperity. The New York Jets indulged themselves for far too long. Prior to taking Mekhi Becton with the 11th overall choice of the 2020 draft…passing on several elite receiving talents…they had gone nearly...
    New York Jets 2021 opponent report: Tennessee Titans Geoff Magliocchetti August 13, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Tennessee lost several key offensive contributors from its recent postseason runs, including current New York Jets WR Corey Davis. The Opponent: Tennessee Titans The Date: Week 4, October 3, 1 p.m. ET, CBS (@ NY) The Series: Tennessee leads 25-19-1 (last meeting: 2018, 26-22 TEN) PART I: Carolina Panthers PART II: New England Patriots PART III: Denver Broncos Corey Davis earned 984 yards on 65 receptions for the Tennessee Titans last season. A bout with COVID-19 held the fifth pick of the 2017 draft just short of his first career four-digit yardage season. Davis played a major role in each of Tennessee’s last three playoff trips, two of which have seen them win at least one game. Somehow, Davis got lost in the Nashville fold, leading Titans management to label him expendable. The Titans’ return to the national spotlight…only three teams have partaken in more playoff games...
    New York Giants: Pros and cons for the offensive line ahead of the 2021 season Alexander Wilson August 13, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit New York Giants head coach Joe Judge indicated that quarterback Daniel Jones wouldn’t play in the team’s first preseason game of the year against the Jets. Sitting Jones is a smart decision; avoiding potential injury as the offensive line looks to build chemistry with the regular season starting in less than a month. That could be perceived as a major reason for concern. Deciding to sit your quarterback because the OL is in murky water suggests the team isn’t entirely convinced of their adequacy. However, plenty of teams refrain from playing their starting quarterbacks in the first preseason game. Nonetheless, the Giants have a weaker unit than most, having ranked dead last in pass-blocking efficiency last season, per PFF. New York Giants pros and cons list: Pros: -A young group -Offensive tackles with potential -Cheap contracts -In-person training and...
    New York Giants: Young offensive line has to step up, says Nick Gates Cay North August 7, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit It’s clear that the offensive line isn’t going to be the same as it was last season for the New York Giants. The team hasn’t had the chance to make the drastic changes that many would consider ideal, but there’s a better idea of what the line is going to look like this season and one specific defining factor setting it apart: youth. The O-line grew younger last season with Andrew Thomas and Matt Peart winning starting roles at tackle, and both of those players will almost certainly retain their spots while bringing more experience into their second year. Another player that made it into the starting lineup last season is Nick Gates, who went from starting 3 games to starting every game of the season at center. He’s a less flashy part of the offensive line’s youth movement compared to number four...
    Giants’ addition Joe Looney opens up a ton of new options on the offensive line Alexander Wilson August 2, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants experienced a scare on the offensive line this past week when Shane Lemiuex was carted off the field with an apparent injury. As the team waited patiently on test results to return, luckily, Lemieux’s knee was cleared of any significant damage. Head coach Joe Judge claimed that Lemieux was day-to-day and could return next week at some point. However, that didn’t stop the Giants from considering adding more depth, as former Kansas City Chiefs Center Austin Reiter came in for a visit. But the team had another player in mind, former Dallas Cowboys interior lineman Joe Looney. Looney played in 12 games last year with Dallas, serving as a primary center and one game at right guard. He tallied 764 total snaps, recording a 50.6 overall pass-blocking grade and 50.3 run-blocking grade, per PFF. He was hit...
    The New York Giants’ lack of OL depth could prove to be costly this season Anthony Rivardo July 29, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants are only on their second day of practice in 2021’s training camp. Already, the Giants are dealing with some injury scares. Starting left guard Shane Lemieux was carted off of the practice field today. This injury scare once again sheds light on the Giants’ lack of depth on the offensive line and how it could cost them in a major way this season. The New York Giants offensive line is one of the worst in the NFL The Giants had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last season. In 2020, according to ESPN, the Giants’ pass-block win rate ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. Despite this, the team made no major moves to upgrade their offensive line in the 2021...
    New York Giants: Freddie Kitchens’s promotion could lead to a more vertical offense Anthony Rivardo July 26, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The 2020 New York Giants offense was pitiful. They averaged a putrid 17.5 points per game, ranked 31st in the NFL. But things might change drastically for the stale dink-and-dunk Giants passing attack in 2021. Joe Judge and the Giants made crucial changes to their coaching staff this offseason to fix their offense, including a key promotion of Freddie Kitchens. Last offseason, the New York Giants hired Joe Judge as their next head coach. Coach Judge built an impressive staff that included numerous former-head coaches as assistants. In 2019, Freddie Kitchens was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns before being fired and ultimately hired the same offseason by the Giants as a tight ends coach. Freddie Kitchens’s role has changed this offseason. Kitchens received a promotion from tight ends coach to “senior offensive assistant.” This promotion will give Freddie Kitchens more responsibility...
    THE New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp has passed away from the injuries he sustained during a recent bicycle crash, reports say. American football coach Clarence Barone announced the news in a heartbreaking Facebook post on Thursday evening. 2Jets passing game coach Greg Knapp has reportedly been critically injuredCredit: Getty 2Knapp has been coaching in the NFL for 26 yearsCredit: Getty Knapp's agent said he injured when his bicycle was reportedly hit by a car in California last week, according to 9NEWS. The agent reportedly confirmed that Knapp is in the hospital in critical condition, but did not provide any additional information before his death was reported today. Knapp, 58, has been coaching in the NFL for the past 26 years. Before coming to the Jets, he spent three years as a quarterbacks coach with the Atlanta Falcons. He was also quarterbacks coach for the Denver Broncos for four years, including during their 2015 Super Bowl victory. Most read in SportKEEPING MUM Wife of pastor who 'had affair' with Cubs star's spouse is silent amid claimsSPORT SCANDAL...
    New York Giants: Can Andrew Thomas have a career similar to All-Pro OT Lane Johnson? Anthony Rivardo July 20, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants spent the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on left tackle Andrew Thomas. Last offseason, the Giants made it a point of emphasis to upgrade their offensive line. They drafted Thomas in the first round, offensive tackle Matt Peart in the third round, and offensive guard Shane Lemieux in the fifth round. Despite this, the Giants still had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last season. In 2020, according to ESPN, the Giants’ pass-block win rate ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. New York’s hefty investments in their offensive line did not pay off in year one. High expectations were set for Andrew Thomas after the Giants made him a top-five draft pick last year. Unfortunately, Thomas...
    Look at the New York Giants’ biggest question mark heading into the 2021 season Alexander Wilson July 18, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The biggest question for the New York Giants heading into the 2021 season revolves around an offensive line unit that struggled considerably to keep Daniel Jones safe last year. Despite general manager Dave Gettleman guaranteeing that he would solve the woes in the trenches, the line ranked dead last in pass-blocking efficiency in 2020. However, they are adequate in the run game, but as the NFL adapts to a more passing-centric style, the Giants are going to need to adjust before they doom their quarterback to another year on the run. This off-season, the front office did very little to bolster the group, but there is hope they can take a step forward with the hiring of Rob Sale and Pat Flaherty as a consultant. However, avoiding the necessary bolstering could end up biting the Giants in the butt. They are optimistic...
    ESPN projects New York Giants with league’s worst pass blocking teams Cay North July 18, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Pass blocking is a major issue for the New York Giants this season. The team has made a number of big additions to the offense, but that might only have a limited impact if the offensive line can’t protect quarterback Daniel Jones. This is especially relevant with this season being largely declared the make or break one for Daniel Jones, who needs a raise in his levels of play to keep up his job security among rising pressure. However, not everyone is that confident about the Giants improving in that area. ESPN has been ranking various position groups around the league, and when it comes to offensive lines, the Giants received a grade at the very bottom of the league for pass blocking. The list measured the teams by projected pass blocking win rate, and the Giants came in at 32nd in the league with...
    New York Giants: Can Zach Fulton steal a starting guard position? Anthony Rivardo July 17, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants had one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL last season. In 2020, according to ESPN, the Giants’ pass-block win rate ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. Despite this, the Giants did not make much of an effort to upgrade their offensive line during the 2021 offseason. They have a young bunch of linemen expected to start this upcoming season, all of which are inexperienced and unproven. But one offensive lineman that the Giants did sign seems to be flying under the radar. New York did not spend any of its draft picks on another young offensive lineman this year. But they did take a chance on a veteran offensive guard by the name of Zach Fulton. Most fans expect Fulton to be a backup/depth...
    Did the New York Jets ‘finally’ solve their offensive line woes? Alexander Wilson July 8, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Just one spot ahead of the New York Giants, the Jets ranked 31st in pass blocking efficiency last season, per PFF. In run blocking, they landed at 20th, thanks to a surprisingly successful performance by right tackle George Fant. Hopefully, with the insertion of UNC stand-out running back Michael Carter, the Jets will finally have a more committed running approach. With head coach Robert Saleh coming from the Kyle Shanahan system in San Francisco, it is possible they utilize a rotation of backs, exposing mismatches and running lanes. However, the success of the Jets’ offense heavily relies on the protection of Zack Wilson in pass blocking. Considering how poorly they performed last year, the organization realizes it was a priority to upgrade the blocking personnel as much as possible. They brought in multiple new players, including USC versatile lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker, veteran Morgan Moses, and...
    New York Giants have two potential breakout players on the offensive line Alexander Wilson July 8, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit There is no question the New York Giants are taking a calculated risk with the offensive line unit this upcoming season, having failed to allocate more resources toward an injection of talent. However, there is an argument to make that the line could play well above expectations, coming off a disappointing 2020 season where they ranked near dead last in the NFL and pass-blocking efficiency. They had multiple rookies starting at times, including at left tackle, right tackle, left guard, and a first-year center. The only established veteran who was considered an above-average talent was Kevin Zeitler, who they cut this off-season to save salary space. If the line takes a healthy step forward, quarterback Daniel Jones will reap the benefits, but it remains a big “if.” Solidifying the tackle spots should be a priority for Big Blue, and bringing in former Louisiana OL...
    What do the New York Giants have in UDFA center Brett Heggie? Anthony Rivardo July 6, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants‘ 2021 NFL Draft class was widely regarded as a slam dunk by fans and analysts alike. However, one consistent criticism with the Giants’ approach to this year’s draft was their failure to address the offensive line. Reportedly, there were linemen on New York’s radar, but the value was not there when the team was picking or the players were selected by teams picking ahead of the Giants. Now, the Giants will enter the 2021 season with a young, inexperienced, and unproven offensive line. The Giants’ offensive line is by far their biggest question mark on the roster. The New York Giants’ pass-block win rate in 2020, according to ESPN, ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. The Giants’ offensive line was one of the worst in...
    New York Giants should roll into 2021 season with young starting offensive tackle duo Anthony Rivardo July 4, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Giants tried their hardest to rebuild their offensive line last offseason. They drafted three hog mollies in the 2020 NFL Draft, including offensive tackle Andrew Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the first round. Despite these efforts, the Giants’ offensive line was still one of the worst in the league last season. The New York Giants’ pass-block win rate in 2020, according to ESPN, ranked dead-last in the NFL at 46%. Their run-block win rate ranked 18th at 70%, which is about average or slightly below. Entering 2021, the team has not made many positive changes to the line to improve the unit. They cut their best lineman, veteran right guard Kevin Zeitler, and failed to replace him. Not a single offensive lineman was drafted by the Giants in the 2021 NFL Draft, and the only lineman they...
    New York Jets 2021 offseason recap: Offensive line Geoff Magliocchetti July 4, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The continued renovations to the offensive line got off to a slow start, but the New York Jets recovered with a big gain on draft day. Following the conclusion of minicamp activities, the NFL offseason is officially over. The next time the New York Jets convene in Florham Park, they’ll be getting ready for preseason and regular season action for the 2021 season.  With the offseason in the rearview mirror, ESM looks back on the green offseason that was, position-by-position. This next segment centers on the revamped blocking program… PART ONE: Quarterbacks PART TWO: Running Backs PART THREE: Wide Receivers PART FOUR: Tight Ends Credit: Joe McManus How It Started By this point, everyone knows that Jets general manager Joe Douglas is at least trying to make things right on the offensive line after the negligence of the Mike Maccagnan era. That plan was rather obvious...
    What Freddie Kitchens’s promotion means for the New York Giants’ offense in 2021 Anthony Rivardo June 25, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit New York Giants head coach Joe Judge made some key changes to his coaching staff this offseason. When Judge was hired in the 2020 offseason, he built a strong coaching staff that featured many former head coaches in assistant coaching roles. One of those former head coaches was Freddie Kitchens, Judge hired him as the tight ends coach. Freddie Kitchens served as head coach of the Cleveland Browns in the 2019 season. Kitchens took over as the offensive coordinator for Cleveland in the 2018 season after the team fired Todd Haley. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield saw his game elevate to another level once Kitchens was put in charge. Unfortunately, things did not end well for Kitchens in Cleveland, as the Browns disappointed in 2019 and fired their head coach after one season. Joe Judge then brought Freddie Kitchens onto his staff as a tight...
    New York Giants: Offensive line had worst hurry rate in league for 2020 Cay North June 19, 2021 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on reddit Share on email A lot has been spoken about the New York Giants offensive line already. In particular, the offensive line is frequently brought up after losses as one of the main contributing factors. It’s not without reason. While some of Daniel Jones’ struggles come from decision making or ball security, some of them stem from the simple fact that, like Eli Manning at the end of his career, Jones often doesn’t get much time to throw the ball. That hypothesis has made the rounds in Giants conversations since Jones came into the league, but most of the time, there’s no solid statistics backing it up. Sure, one could say Jones is sacked more than other quarterbacks. But sacks aren’t always the fault of the offensive line. Now, however, next gen statistics are telling a more specific story.Daniel Jones was the most hurried quarterbackWhich NFL offensive...