May 2020


Year after year, there seems to be a group of players that rise into stardom or take a leap forward at their respective position. Similar to previous seasons, the 2020 NFL season is shaping up to have quite a few players that have a chance of bursting onto the scene. Also, that includes players that have an opportunity to become even better despite showing upside thus far in their careers.

Former New York Giants standout Justin Tuck believes if Plaxico Burress didn’t shoot himself in the leg, they would have won another Super Bowl in 2008. On November 28th, 2008, Burress was in the Latin Quarters in New York when his handgun accidentally discharged and went into his leg. Burress ended up serving 21 months at the Oneida Correctional Facility and effectively ended the Giants chance at the Super Bowl, according to Tuck: Tuck said not only did it hurt the talent on the field, but it a...

If Beckham continued that pace, he would have needed only seven seasons to supplant Toomer. Beckham was derailed by injuries and finished his five-year stay fourth on the Giants’ all-time list for receptions — second only to Toomer among wide receivers — with 390 catches. He is now hauling passes in for the Browns.

The question is whether the Giants will be able to afford to carry three quarterbacks on the roster? It’s thought that the Giants claimed Cooper Rush off waivers given his familiarity with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett’s system. They might not have to keep three quarterbacks on the roster because Rush is eligible for the practice squad.

Can seventh-round pick Carter Coughlin provide the New York Giants with some much-needed help as an edge pass rusher? Let’s take a closer look. The basics Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 236 Age: 22 Position: Edge Experience: Rookie Contract: Unsigned How he got here Carter had 22.5 sacks in 47 games for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

There is one scenario that would have absolutely kept the 2008 New York Football Giants from repeating as Super Bowl champions: Plaxico Burress accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh with a Glock during Super Bowl week prior to Super Bowl XLIII against the Steelers. Now c’mon, what would the odds have been of something like that happening?

He’s a guy you see making tackles sideline-to-sideline. He’s also a guy in South Carolina’s scheme and (Will) Muschamp’s scheme down there isn’t the simplest. Guys have been challenged mentally being down there.

Well, he used the fourth overall pick in the draft on the player the Giants considered the best offensive lineman in the draft — tackle Andrew Thomas. He used a third-round pick on a guy many evaluators think has a chance to become a good starting right tackle in Matt Peart. The fifth-round pick of Shane Lemieux, a guard in college who is already cross-training as a potential center of the future, has been widely praised.

The New York Giants have not had many heartbreaking moments in recent years. It has been more like a constant chest pain that refuses to go away. The Giants have made just one playoff appearance since their last Super Bowl in 2011.

The fifth annual Tennessean Sports Awards will be transformed to a free on-demand online show on June 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Six-time Super Bowl champion and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors have been added as presenters for the fifth annual Tennessean Sports Awards presented by Farm Bureau Health Plans on June 18. The award show will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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