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Giants news, 12/17: Poll results, Daniel Jones, Isaiah Hodgins, more

New York Giants headlines for Saturday, 12/17

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Poll: Giants’ fans split on Sunday’s outcome

Only a slim majority of Giants’ fans think they will defeat the Washington Commanders on Sunday night.

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Isaiah Hodgins' comfort with Brian Daboll paying dividends | New York Post

“... it’s scary to imagine where a limited Giants passing offense might be without the first-year head coach’s inside knowledge of Hodgins’ potential. Since he was claimed off waivers from the Bills on Nov. 2 after the Giants did not make a move at the trade deadline, Hodgins has played 243 offensive snaps — second-most among their receivers.

“Isaiah has done a really nice job, not only in the red zone but being a factor on third down, and first and second down,” offensive coordinator Mike Kafka said. “He’s a really good blocker, a tough kid. He’s done everything we’ve asked of him.”

2023 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Bryce Young Leads Quarterback Revival | 33rd Team

23. New York Giants: Jordan Addison*, WR, USC

The former Biletnikoff Award winner fills a major position of need for the Giants. He doesn’t wow you on tape, but he will be a very reliable player for Daniel Jones and the New York offense.

Giants vs. Commanders: Playoffs, and perhaps Daniel Jones’ future on the line in pivotal matchup - The Athletic

It's the Giants' biggest game in seven years. Win, and the playoffs are a near lock. Lose, and their playoff hopes will be on life support.

Lawrence Taylor's message to Giants 'D': 'Show me some nuts!” | New York Post

“Show me some nuts!”

Bill Parcells never had to worry or wonder about the mentality that his beloved LT would play with under similar circumstances: prime-time game, playoffs on the line, the whole country watching.

“You just said it,” [Lawrence] Taylor told The Post. “It’s a prime-time game, the playoffs are on the line. You just said everything you need to know about that game. Everything else is just preparation. Let’s do this, OK? Let’s do this. You already know what’s at stake, all right? If you can’t play when everything you ever dreamed of and everything that you want is put into one game, if you can’t rise to that challenge, then what’s left?

“These games define who you are.”

Will Evan Neal’s Giants rookie year be a success? It’s up to him to answer — starting now -

Neal, the Giants’ rookie right tackle, is well aware that only one thing will let him bury last week’s dreadful pass blocking performance against the Eagles.

“That’s what it boils down to — playing better,” Neal told NJ Advance Media. “That’s really all I can do. There’s no secret recipe or formula. I’ve just got to go out there and get those guys blocked.”

The Giants' Saquon Barkley-Daniel Jones Dilemma | Football Outsiders

How Daniel Jones unlocks New York Giants' 'five-headed monster' | NBC Sports

Odell Beckham, Jr. close to signing with Cowboys, says Jerry Jones | USA Today

Washington fans want the new owner to dump the Commanders brand | Hogs Haven

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