Five news items to start your day (4/28)

Posted Apr 28, 2014

Get caught up with the latest Big Blue happenings

1. John Mara talks rule changes. Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara sat down with's Michael Eisen to talk about new NFL rules and what the future might bring. “I think we’re moving toward a system where replays are going to be conducted by the command center in New York,” he said. “I don’t think we’re there yet, but I see us moving in that direction.”

2. Eli vs. DC’s. The Giants offense will face seven defensive coordinators for the first time in their current positions. That makes knowing their histories and tendencies near the top of the Giants’ offseason checklist. So went through the new defensive faces -- as well as the old -- that the team will face in 2014.

3. Make the Case. In our “Make the Case” web series, we look at the selections provided by two NFL draft experts and their reasons why. Then we ask you, the fans, to weigh in on which player you would like the Giants to select if available at No. 12. The current debate is on the offense but at different positions. In recent mock drafts, ESPN’s Todd McShay projects Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan to go to the Giants at No. 12, while analyst Dane Brugler has wide receiver Mike Evans of Texas A&M.
4. More no-huddle? Last year the Giants offense did really well on no-huddles. Do you think the Giants should start doing the no-huddle in the middle of games even when they don’t need to? Michael Eisen answered that question and more in his mailbag.

5. ICYMI. The 2014 NFL schedule was announced last week, and the Giants are slotted to play five prime-time games, including the first Monday night opener in 13 years.