Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's check the headlines for this Saturday morning.
Ex-Giants coach Bill Arnsparger dies
Bill Arnsparger, head coach coach of the Giants from 1974 until being fired mid-way through the 1976 season, has died. Arnsparger was 88.
Arnsparger was a defensive mastermind and the architect of the Miami Dolphins 'No Name Defense' that helped the team go undefeated in 1972 and win two Super Bowl titles. He went just 7-28 as head coach of the Giants and was fired with the team 0-7 in the middle of the 1976 season.
Time to move on from JPP?
Good friend Pat Traina thinks so. Here is part of her argument:
It is not the Giants' way to cast aside one of their own -- it never has been.
But business is business, and the fact is that Pierre-Paul's production since 2011, regardless of health, has been deceiving. Combine that with his lack of judgement, and the franchise tag is no longer a sound investment.
Valentine's View: You know my stance on this. I have said the two sides are better off together in the short term. Fact is, it's fair to wonder whether the Giants would have moved on from Pierre-Paul already had they not missed the playoffs three years in a row. I would not blame the Giants a bit if they ultimately rescinded the franchise tag and made Pierre-Paul a free agent. I just don't believe they will, and a big part of the reason is their lack of success in recent seasons means they aren't necessarily in a position of strength.
Second-year running back Andre Williams has been working on his receiving skills.
SB Nation talks about what Shane Vereen could bring to the Giants offense.
Don't forget to get your copy of the 2015 New York Giants Almanac to get ready for the upcoming season.