Good morning New York Giants fans! Here aresome headlines for this Monday morning.
Vacchiano: Manning-Coughlin duo "likely over" if no playoffs
Yesterday, Ed looked at some possible changes to the Giants roster and hierarchy should they miss the playoffs for a fourth straight time. However, Ralph Vacchiano chimed in on the topic and believes that Tom Coughlin would mostly likely leave if there is no postseason for Big Blue.
Because while Manning will soon have a lucrative, long-term contract extension to celebrate, Coughlin's future is far more open-ended. And if they can't find a way to get to the playoffs for the sixth time together, then a little more than six months from now their dynamic duo will become a thing of the past.
It doesn't seem fair that Coughlin is the one those words apply to the most, especially since Manning's failings were at least partially responsible for many of Coughlin's losses. But that's the reality of today's NFL, where a franchise coach is far more replaceable than a franchise quarterback.
Interesting to note is that the future of Jerry Reese was not mentioned in Vacchiano's article.
Five Giants who need to show up at training camp
Ebenezer Samuel points out five Giants who need to start erasing these question marks surrounding the team. The biggest name on the list? Victor Cruz, who is working his way from his patellar tendon tear.
But just how healthy is Cruz? It’s been less than 10 months since he tore his left knee patellar tendon, ending his season in October. While he’s been optimistic about his progress through rehab and is expected to avoid the physically-unable-to-perform list, he hasn’t tested that knee in a game situation, making a sudden move against an oncoming defender.
Jon Beason: "I feel the best I've felt in four years"
In an enlightening interview with New York Post columnist Steve Serby, Jon Beason talks about his road to recovery and how he's feeling for the 2015 season.
Q: What has this journey to get back on the field been like for you?
A: I don’t think fans realize how much of an impact having your dream, or something you thought you were born to do, taken from you has on you as a person. Nothing would make me happier personally than to go out and play ball at a high, consistent level, 1, for myself, for my family … but also for the fans. It becomes quite frustrating when you feel like you’re a tough-minded person … you realize adversity is a good thing, it makes you better in the end, and when it’s very consistently just pounding on you injury after injury, it weighs on you mentally, emotionally, the way you treat your friends, your family. … Honestly, I feel pretty damn good right now, and I’m just excited to go back and do what I love. Q: Do you feel like you’re 100 percent? A: I feel great. I can tell you I feel the best I’ve felt in four years. I feel young. I feel like a kid again — but then I have to eat those words (chuckle) if something happens.
Q: Do you feel like you’re 100 percent?
A: I feel great. I can tell you I feel the best I’ve felt in four years. I feel young. I feel like a kid again — but then I have to eat those words (chuckle) if something happens.
Other topics include on his feelings about Steve Spagnuolo as a person and a coach or how he feels about the whole situation with Jason Pierre-Paul. It's a must read.
Around the league
If it wasn't obvious by now, the Eagles definitely have confidence in Sam Bradford as their next starting quarterback. The question mark surrounding him has never been talent but health. The Eagles conducted research to learn more about ACLs to see what the true risk factor is. If that's not enough, Chip Kelly went on to compare the storyline of how Drew Brees was passed on by the Miami Dolphins because of injury concerns in response to a question on Bradford.
Chip: "Ask the Miami Dolphins what the history of their franchise would be like if their doctors didn’t fail (Drew Brees) on the medical."— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) July 26, 2015
As we wait word on the Tom Brady hearing, the NFL has changed its procedure on how footballs will now be handled.