Giants vs. Eagles: Making the Connection

Posted Oct 1, 2013 explores connections between the Giants and their Week 5 opponent


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    Know Your Opponent: Eagles Roster
    DT Mike Patterson
    Played in 115 regular-season games for the Philadelphia Eagles, starting 99 of them. He finished with 551 tackles, 16.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception.

  • DT Cullen Jenkins
    Played two seasons with the Eagles. He recorded 112 tackles, 9.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

  • Cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta
    Entered the NFL as the defensive backs coach in Philadelphia from 1991-94.


  • CB Brandon Hughes
    Spent the first 10 games of the 2010 season on the Giants practice squad.

  • Defensive coordinator Bill Davis
    Spent the 2005 season as the Giants’ linebackers coach.

  • Wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell
    His brother, Jack Bicknell, Jr., was the assistant offensive line coach for the Giants from 2009-11.


  • T Will Beatty: Attended William Penn High School in York, Pa., where he earned first-team All-County honors on both offense and defense.

  • QB Ryan Nassib: Played at Malvern (Pa.) Prep, where he earned Super Prep All-Northeast honors in 2007.

  • RB Da’rel Scott: Attended Plymouth Whitemarsh in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., where he was a four-year letter-winner in football, track and basketball.

  • LB Mark Herzlich: Earned Associated Press Class AAAA All-State 1st team honors as a senior linebacker at Conestoga (Pa.) High School.

  • T Justin Pugh: Attended Council Rock South High School in Holland, Pa.

  • Wide receiver coach Kevin M. Gilbride: Spent three seasons as the wide receivers coach at Temple University.

  • Offensive assistant Ryan Roeder: Spent time as an offensive graduate assistant at Temple University from 2006-08.


  • DE Vinny Curry: Played at Neptune (N.J.) High School, where he garnered first-team All-State and All-County honors.

  • Defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro: Native of Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Assistant special teams coach Matthew Harper: Born in Secaucus, N.J.

  • Defensive backs coach John Lovett: Began his coaching career at St. Joseph’s Regional High School in Montvale, N.J.

  • Outside linebackers coach Bill McGovern: Attended Bergen Catholic (N.J.) High School and was selected to the Bergen County All-Century Football Team.

  • Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland: Native of New York City.