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New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito, currently in the midst of a surge in popularity that neither he nor anyone else saw coming, is learning that fame, 15 minutes or otherwise, comes with a price.
“Everything you do is under a microscope times a hundred, even more now,” DeVito said on Wednesday. “Anything that happens is going to be in some kind of article somewhere, like how this happened. I’m sure if this happened a month ago, it probably wouldn’t or would not have happened how it did, but it did.”
Whatever is going on around him, DeVito said he knows he has to “just continue to be yourself. I’ve always kind of been like that throughout high school, college. I know how it is at the quarterback position no matter what level it is. Obviously, now it’s more, but you’ve got to be yourself and be a good person at all times.”
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Tommy DeVito can’t wait for Eagles fans to boo him on Christmas. DeVito—the Giants’ third-string undrafted rookie quarterback sensation—heads to Philadelphia for Monday afternoon’s game, as his team tries to hand the Eagles a brutal loss.
The Linc might be a little bit louder then Bosco-Bergen Catholic
As Tommy DeVito and #NYGiants prepare to head to the Linc to face Eagles on Christmas …— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) December 20, 2023
The most hostile crowd DeVito has faced? Crusader Crazies stand up.@DonBoscoIronmen @BergenCathFBall @BergenCatholic @VarsityAces pic.twitter.com/mGC4wpMVTg
Illinois head coach Bret Bielema, a former Giants assistant coach under Joe Judge who remains close with Midwest-area scout Brendan Prophett and defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, helped sway DeVito to return to the Giants practice squad as a third-stringer when other teams were making bigger offers.
“He called me and said, ‘Coach, what do you think?’” Bielema said. “All the other places are promising these things and I said, ‘This is what I know: ‘In that building, you have great people, and it starts at the top with ownership.’ You could go to a different organization and you are starting from Day 1 walking in that building without relationships.”
“They can definitely beat the Eagles,” Boomer said. “The Eagles are not right. Unfortunately for the Giants, you’re gonna get a healthy Jalen Hurts. He’s not gonna have the cold and all this other crap. He’ll be back to normal, which will be a tough one for them. But there’s something wrong with that team, especially defensively…they’re giving up a lot of points, man.”
Here are five New York Giants players who can use the final three games to help their cause for next season — whether that means their contract is set to expire or they are expected to stay on the roster and hope to move up the depth chart in 2024.
Late in lost season, will Giants still find a way to end Eagles’ recent dominance in rivalry? | NJ.com
The early gauntlet of the Giants’ 2023 schedule revealed a harsh reality for Brian Daboll’s team: This group isn’t yet ready to be a legit contender.
But now, the Giants — late in a lost season that surely won’t end in a playoff trip — get two chances in the final three weeks to face a legit contender, the Eagles.
Justin Pugh looking to bounce back
GM Joe Schoen grossly overpaid Daniel Jones, who had just 15 touchdown passes in 2022 but was given a four-year, $160 million contract. Jones went 1-5 as a starter this season with six interceptions and just two touchdown passes, and then suffered a season-ending torn ACL. Offensive line was an area of need following the 2022 season, but the Giants overlooked this position in free agency. As a result, they lead the NFL with 76 sacks allowed and rank 31st in total offense, averaging just 261.7 yards per game and 13.5 points per outing (last in the NFL).
With eight tackles against the run, A’Shawn Robinson had more than any other player. Because seven of them were defensive stops, he also ended the week with the highest run-stop percentage at 31.8%.
With Matt Patricia now calling the plays for the Eagles' defense, Daboll said he has "his own touch to things" but wouldn't say it's "drastically different." He added, "There's certain elements that are maybe a little bit different, so he's a heck of a coach."
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NY Giants have not beaten the Eagles in Philadelphia since 2013, losing nine straight games in painful ways. Here are the agonizing details.
On that day when they last did, Josh Brown kicked five field goals, Peyton Hillis was the leading rusher and Victor Cruz was the leading receiver for Tom Coughlin’s team.
This week’s opponent
Eagles guard Landon Dickerson won’t miss much time despite needing thumb surgery. Dickerson will not go on injured reserve, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Dickerson has started all 14 games this season and played 97 percent of the Eagles’ offensive snaps. He also started every game last year and was chosen to the Pro Bowl.
Quarterbacks are attacking Bradberry week after week. Bradberry’s defensive passer rating the last three weeks: 149.3 vs. the 49ers, 139.1 vs. the Cowboys and a maximum 158.3 Monday night in Seattle. QBs in those three games were 15-for-17 for 230 yards with three TDs and no INTs when targeting Bradberry. His opposing passer rating for the season is now up to 117.7, 5th-worst in the league among 58 cornerbacks who’ve faced 50 or more targets.
Jalen Hurts is matched only by Jordan Love when it comes to big-time throws against the blitz. The two have 11 each.
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