Good morning, New York Giants fans!
Yours truly is back from a terrific week on Cape Cod, and ready to buckle down and get ready for training camp. Let’s get started with a look at some of the recent headlines.
This is a fun little series from The Draft Network. Not sure it’s grounded in any type of reality, but still fun.
New York Giants
The franchise’s constant lean toward one last Super Bowl run has created an offensive line that is formidable but expensive; Nate Solder just turned 31 and has the second-highest cap number on the team. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins will turn 31 mid-season and is making almost $15 million. There’s going to be a mad rush to not only finalize Eli Manning’s career, but elevate Saquon Barkley’s while he’s still in his (much earlier and much shorter) prime.
Valentine’s View: “Combustible” isn’t the word I would use. I would say it’s “interesting” because of Dave Gettleman’s insistence that the Giants are building rather than rebuilding. Can they win while trying to fix the roster for the long term? Gettleman is betting that they can. The approach, however, is one that risks getting the Giants stuck in perpetual mediocrity — especially if Daniel Jones isn’t the long-term answer as heir to Manning.
No Giants are on this list. If one ends up getting consideration for this honor, my guess is it will be cornerback DeAndre Baker.
This is only here to illustrate what a mess the Washington franchise is.
All I’m going to say here is that I certainly hope not.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports, citing two unnamed sources close to Peyton Manning, that he passed on the chance to become the lead analyst for Monday Night Football because this year’s schedule includes a pair of Giants games.
Although there’s no guarantee Eli will actually be playing quarterback for the Giants come Week Nine vs. the Cowboys or Week 14 at the Eagles, Peyton also is reportedly hesitant to analyze/criticize any of his former teammates.
“If he ever decides [Monday Night Football] is something he wants to do, it’s going to be after Eli has finished his career and he gets a little bit further from his era of playing and maybe some of his teammates have moved on, too,” one of the unnamed sources told Robinson. “It would have been a tough position for him this season, with the Giants [and Broncos] being on the schedule. There is a lot of loyalty there for him and I don’t think he’d ever want to be in a position where he’d be conflicted about his analysis. It just wouldn’t have been a comfortable situation this year.”
Honestly, can you blame him for that?
Browns tight end David Njoku said the Giants are getting a “special player” in Jabrill Peppers, and adds he thought the Giants might select him in the 2017 draft.
Let’s end with Saquon Barkley helping to make this happen.
Have questions about the Giants? E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the best ones will be answered in an upcoming mailbag. This will be the final mailbag before training camp begins, so let’s make it a good one. Thanks!
You can find and subscribe to Big Blue View radio from the show’s home page.
You can find all the shows on our Big Blue View Radio Hub Page.
You can also find the shows and subscribe on all your favorite podcast apps: