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New York Giants' 2014 Year In Review

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The year in Big Blue View headlines

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Happy New Year, New York Giants' fans! Before we look ahead to a 2015 season I know you hope is better than the last two, let's look back at the year that was. Here is a list of some the major headlines and stories you found at Big Blue View during the 2014 season.

January

2 -- Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired after 10 years with the Giants, most of those calling plays for Eli Manning. Gilbride's "retirement,' which may or may not have been forced, set off a chain reaction that led to a massive overhaul of the Giants' "broken" offense.

3 -- Veteran running back Brandon Jacobs ended "an amazing run" by announcing his retirement.

3 -- Co-owner John Mara admitted that the Giants' drafts in several season prior to 2014 had not been good enough, saying "We have missed on guys, no question about it."

10 -- Former Giant Michael Strahan was named a Hall of Fame finalist.

10 -- Giants announce that David Wilson would undergo neck surgery.

14 -- Ben McAdoo hired as offensive coordinator as the Giants completely change course on offense. When he was hired McAdoo said "We're going to be an up-tempo, attacking-style offense. We're going to play with good energy. And we're going to rely on fundamentals."

15 -- Continuing their offensive re-structuring the Giants fired long-time tight ends coach Mike Pope and running backs coach Jerald Ingram.

22 -- Pope joins the staff of the Dallas Cowboys.

24 -- Long-time Giants' offensive lineman David Diehl announced his retirement, saying he had "accomplished everything I could possibly dream of as a football player."

25 -- The Giants completed the shake-up of their offensive coaching staff by announcing the hiring of several new coaches.

February 

1 -- Michael Strahan is voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

2 -- The first outdoor cold weather Super Bowl is held at MetLife Stadium.

8 -- The Giants begin chopping veteran players by voiding the contracts of Brandon Myers and Corey Webster.

21 -- Giants and Tom Coughlin announce one-year contract extension through the 2015 season.

26 -- Our first-ever 'Weatherford Wednesday.'

28 -- Chris Snee says he wants to try to continue playing.

March

10 -- The Giants re-sign Josh Brown and Trumaine McBride.

11 -- Free agency really heats up. Our recap of a wild day of comings and goings.

12 -- Starting center David Baas is waived due to injuries.

13 -- More free-agent comings and goings, including Justin Tuck bolting the Giants for the Oakland Raiders.

14 -- After the initial rush of free agency, we analyze what the Giants did and what they had left to do.

14 -- Tuck calls the Giants' offer 'disrespectful,' and Hakeem Nicks joins the Indianapolis Colts.

16 -- Quintin Demps and Walter Thurmond join the Giants as free agents.

17 -- The Giants score a major coup as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie signs.

20 -- A 'Kudos & Wet Willies' review of free agency.

22 -- Giants gamble with signing of ex-Miami Dolphins guard John Jerry.

31 -- The Giants add cornerback depth with signing of Zack Bowman.

April

7 -- Is Robert Ayers the perfect replacement for Justin Tuck?

11 -- Eli Manning undergoes ankle surgery.

27 -- Ex-Giant Ahmad Bradshaw rips the organization while defending Hakeem Nicks.

May 

8 -- Giants select Odell Beckham

9 -- Day 2 draft coverage

10 -- Day 3 draft coverage

13 -- More free-agent signings

28 -- Giants begin OTAs

30 -- Will Hill hit with six-game suspension by NFL, his third strike.

June

2 -- The Giants waste no time, deciding to waive Hill.

4 -- Jayron Hosley hit with four-game suspension for violation of league's substance abuse policy.

12 -- Jon Beason suffers foot injury that would eventually ruin his season.

17 -- The Giants began a three-day mini-camp.

17 -- Beason decides to try rehab rather than surgery.

July

20 -- Training camp preview

20 --Chris Snee announces retirement

21 -- David Wilson cleared for return

23 -- Odell Beckham injures hamstring. We know how this played out.

28 -- A 70 percent completion goal set for Eli Manning. How did that turn out?

29 -- Damontre Moore on how his rookie season humbled him.

29 -- David Wilson leaves practice with 'neck burner.'

August

1 -- All the details of Michael Strahan's Hall of Fame enshrinement.

3 -- Giants vs. Bills in Hall of Fame Game.

3 -- Expectations for the 2014 draft class. How close did we get?

4 -- David Wilson told 'he should no longer play football'

6 -- Wilson officially retires

9 -- Giants defeat Steelers

12 -- Odell Beckham practices

16 -- Nassib rallies Giants past Colts

18 -- Odell Beckham re-injures hamstring during practice

22 -- Giants beat Jets. Geoff Schwartz, Marcus Harris injured.

26 -- Charles James among cuts as Giants trim roster to 75.

28 -- Giants defeat Patriots, finish 5-0 pre-season

30 -- The Giants cut their roster to 53.

September 

8 -- Giants trounced by Lions

14 -- Giants lose to Cardinals

14 -- Beason re-injures foot

15 -- Walter Thurmond lost for year with pectoral injury

16 -- Jerrel Jernigan placed on IR

21 -- Giants defeat Houston Texans

25 -- Larry Donnell stars as Giants blow out Washington Redskins

27 -- Cornerback Jayron Hosley reinstated

30 -- Beckham debuts, Giants defeat Falcons

October

1 -- Former Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham was released from the purgatory of IR, and from the Giants.

1 -- Larry Donnell reveals that he is very bad at Fantasy Football.

5 -- The Giants beat the Atlanta Falcons as Odell Beckham debuts, and stars.

6 -- Rashad Jennings reveals MCL sprain.

8 -- 'Picture-Gate' happens before Eagles game.

12 -- Giants get embarrassed by Eagles, Victor Cruz suffers knee injury.

13 -- Extent of Cruz's injury becomes known.

19 -- Giants lose to Dallas Cowboys.

21 -- Defensive line coach Robert Nunn says Damontre Moore needs more "at-bats."

22 -- Giants' mid-season report card.

27 -- Jon Beason elects season-ending surgery on his toe.

28 -- Trade deadline passes with Giants making no moves.

November 

3 -- Giants man-handled by Indianapolis Colts.

3 -- Michael Strahan receives his Hall of Fame ring.

3 -- Prince Amukamara lost for season with torn bicep.

9 -- The Giants are no match for the Seattle Seahawks.

13 -- Harry Carson calls Giants defensive play an "embarrassment."

16 -- Eli Manning throws away winnable game vs. San Francisco 49ers.

17 -- Geoff Schwartz comes off short-term IR.

23 -- Giants fall to Cowboys, but Odell Beckham makes that catch. You know the one.

30 -- Giants suffer stunning loss to Jacksonville.

December

1 -- Robert Ayers done for year with torn pectoral muscle.

1 -- Mike Francesa says the Giants are "as sad a joke as the Jets."

4 -- Beckham named Offensive Rookie of the Month for November.

5 -- LeBron dishes career advice to Beckham.

7 -- Giants end seven-game losing streak with victory over Tennessee.

14 -- Giants defeat Washington Redskins.

18 -- No Giants make the Pro Bowl.

21 -- Giants defeat Rams for third straight victory.

25 -- Four-part plan for fixing the Giants.

28 -- Giants lose to Eagles, finish season 6-10.

30 -- Giants decide to keep Tom Coughlin.