On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

     
  • Thu., Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

  • Fri., Dec. 19, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

     
  • Fri., Dec. 19, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM EST Access Blue

    “Giants Access Blue,” hosted by Bob Papa is a backstage, behind the scenes all access pass to the lifestyle of the Giants players, coaches and organization. Fans get in-depth, up-close and offbeat interviews away from the field and the locker room with the Giants. The program gives Giants fans insight into their favorite players’ interests in pop culture, music, and entertainment.

  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST Giants Chronicles

    Host Bob Papa talks to the biggest stars and legends in Giants history and looks back at the franchise’s greatest moments and rivalries. Episodes feature current players and legends in an up close and candid storytelling setting. Players and legends like Eli Manning, Mark Bavaro and Lawrence Taylor discuss their Big Blue careers, greatest moments and Super Bowl titles.

  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

     
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

     
  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST Live Giants Rewind

    The Giants most recent game broken down and condensed into 30 minutes with Bob Papa and Carl Banks premieres every Tuesday night. Exclusive camera angles and player interviews tell the “inside story” of the game. Bob and Carl break down the key plays that changed the game and decided the outcome.

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST Live Press Conference Live

    The Wednesday, “Giants Press Conference Live” show is hosted each week by Paul Dottino and Roman Oben. The show starts with Coach Tom Coughlin’s press conference “live” from the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Giants’ fans get all the critical insight from Coach Coughlin, all-access interviews with the players in the locker room and exclusive highlights from practice.

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

     
  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the fans way to talk to the insiders at the Giants. The sixty minute live daily show is hosted by a rotating panel of experts and insiders talking the latest Giants news and information. Our hosts take your calls and twitter questions about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by analysts Shaun O’Hara and Roman Oben to break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW

Print
RSS

Writers debate best Free Agent signing

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Giants.com staff debates the best moves thus far in Free Agency

What is the Giants' best Free Agent move so far?

  • RELATED NEWS

    2014 Free Agency Central
    MICHAEL EISEN: I’m tempted to say guard Geoff Schwartz, because the offensive line had such a difficult time last year. But I’m going to go with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. In the modern, pass-centric NFL, a lockdown cornerback like DRC is so vital. He should team with Prince Amukamara to give the Giants a terrific tandem of starting corners.

  • JOHN SCHMEELK: Geoff Schwartz. It was one of the Giants first moves, and I think their best. If there was one weakness the Giants had last year that really short-circuited their season, it was offensive line. He was one of the best guards on the market, filled a major need and came at a good price. This was a move the Giants had to make and, therefore, the best free agent move.

  • DAN SALOMONE: Geoff Schwartz. I was sold at 6-6, 340. The Giants needed talent on the line. They needed size. They needed a veteran with his best days still ahead of him. Finally, they needed someone they could plug in day one. That’s Geoff Schwartz.

>> CATCH UP ON GIANTS FREE AGENT MOVES


What is the most surprising Free Agent move?

  • MICHAEL EISEN: Trindon Holliday. For years, the Giants have had to chase outstanding return specialists without having one of their own. Now they have one. Let’s hope Holliday’s presence will force the other teams to feel the same discomfort the Giants have experienced.

  • JOHN SCHMEELK: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: I just didn’t think the Giants could fit a top corner like this into their budget, but they were able to do just that. The Giants secondary might now be the strength of their roster and one of the best units in the NFL. It will free up Perry Fewell to be very creative with blitz packages next season.

  • DAN SALOMONE: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Whether it was the cap space or the two other defensive backs they signed the day before (Walter Thurmond and Quintin Demps), the Giants made a statement with DRC. They will not be complacent after finishing as the No. 8 defense last season. Antrel Rolle lobbied for his former teammate from their days in Arizona, and it’s hard not to listen to him. The league took note of the Seattle Seahawks this past season. Rodgers-Cromartie gives the Giants an added confidence to the defense.

>> WATCH: FREE AGENTS TELL WHY THEY JOINED BIG BLUE


What had been the best under-the-radar Free Agent pick up?

  • MICHAEL EISEN: J.D Walton. He didn’t play a down in 2013 because of a serious ankle injury. But he might become the Giants’ starting center.

  • JOHN SCHMEELK: Walter Thurmond. Despite doing an hour talk show the morning after Thurmond’s signing, I didn’t receive ONE call asking about him as a player. I couldn’t believe it. Though Thurmond will likely be the third corner, he is a virtual starter in the slot with all the three wide receiver sets the Giants will see next season. According to Pro Football Focus, he was one of the top five cover guys in the slot last year, and he will be a huge plus in the Giants defensive backfield. I also don’t think enough people are excited about Rashad Jennings, who I think will be the Giants' best running back since Tiki Barber.

  • DAN SALOMONE: Rashad Jennings. It seems like this signing was lost in the shuffle of all the defensive moves, especially when Rodgers-Cromartie was brought in. But let’s not forget where the Giants' problems were last season. They were on the offense. And it wasn’t all on the offensive line. The revolving door at running back needed to be addressed, which is only amplified by David Wilson’s uncertainty. The Giants saw how hard Jennings ran against them for the Raiders in Week 10 and took notice. He’s ascending at 28 years old with just 387 NFL carries on his odometer.

Which position do you think the Giants need to pick up in FA next , and who would you sign based on who is available NFL.com’s best remaining Free Agents?

  • MICHAEL EISEN: The Giants are still thin at tight end. But it’s difficult to pick a specific player, because we haven’t seen the new offense in action. Do the Giants need a player who will line up next to the tackle and be counted on to block linebackers and defensive ends? Or someone who will constantly go in motion and be more of a receiver? How about an H-back type? Without knowing more about the offense, it’s hard to pick the player.

  • JOHN SCHMEELK: The Giants still need to pick up a veteran presence at tight end, even if they intend on finding their eventual starter in the draft. Someone like Ed Dickson, Owen Daniels, or even someone like Ben Hartsock could all be options depending on their price. Don’t sleep on Larry Donnell, however, who played through a lot of pain last year and proved to be a reliable blocker.

  • DAN SALOMONE: Offensive line. We’re squarely in the second wave of free agency. The teams that made their splashes have already done so. Now it’s about bringing in depth before the NFL Draft, which begins May 8. If Jerry Reese can somehow maneuver bringing in another interior lineman like a Brian De La Puente, they could really have some options in the draft.

>> VIEW BEST AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS

Which Free Agent loss will have the biggest impact to the Giants?

  • MICHAEL EISEN: Justin Tuck. The Giants have long believed you can’t have enough good pass-rushers and Tuck had 11 sacks last season. And he was a team captain and leader.

  • JOHN SCHMEELK: I’m going to cheat and say Linval Joseph and Justin Tuck together. I worry about the impact their departure will have on the run defense, which was one of the best in the NFL last season. Both players quietly did their job extremely well and were rock solid in their assignments against opposing running backs. Johnathan Hankins and Mathias Kiwanuka will have big shoes to fill replacing them on the defensive line.

  • DAN SALOMONE: Hakeem Nicks. Say what you will about Nicks last season, but the Giants are staring at a 56-catch, 896-yard void to fill without him. And that was on a very down year. We also know how close he was with Eli Manning, the franchise quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP. In addition to the offensive line, Nicks became another scapegoat for those who were looking for one in 2013, but the man could produce. The Giants wouldn’t have a fourth Lombardi Trophy without him. We’ll see if the 2014 corps is up for the challenge.

>> WHERE DID GIANTS 2013 FREE AGENTS SIGN?


CLICK HERE FOR GIANTS FREE AGENCY CENTRAL >>