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Giants vs. Eagles: Making the Connection

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  • 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, 4 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
  • Head Coach Tom Coughlin
    Was a wide receivers coach with the Eagles from 1984-85
  • Cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta
    Entered the NFL as the defensive backs coach in Philadelphia from 1991-94.

EAGLES CONNECTIONS

  • 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
    Brother Jack Bicknell Jr. was the assistant offensive line coach for the Giants from 2009-11.

GIANTS PHILADELPHIA-AREA CONNECTIONS

  • 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
  • LB Mark Herzlich
    Earned Associated Press Class AAAA All-State 1st team honors as a senior linebacker at Conestoga (PA) High Schoo
  • G Justin Pugh
    Attended Council Rock South High School in Holland, PA
  • Wide Receivers Coach Kevin M. Gilbride
    Spent three seasons as the wide receivers coach at Temple University
  • Offensive Assistant Ryan Roeder
    Was an offensive graduate assistant at Temple University from 2006-08.

EAGLES NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY-AREA CONNECTIONS

  • DE Vinny Curry
    Played at Neptune (NJ) High School, where he garnered first-team All-State and All-County honors
  • Defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro
    Is a native of Brooklyn, NY
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Matthew Harper
    Was born in Secaucus, NJ
  • Defensive Backs Coach John Lovett
    Began his coaching career at St. Joseph's Regional High School in Montvale, NJ
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Bill McGovern
    Attended Bergen Catholic (NJ) High School and was selected to the Bergen County All-Century Football Team.
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