The NFL’s Most Notable Suspensions

Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension, imposed by a retired federal judge, was the first player conduct penalty reached by the N.F.L.’s new hearing process.

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How the Jets and Giants Won the First Round of the NFL Draft

The Jets scooped Ahmad Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson II, three of their eight top targets in the N.F.L. draft, while the Giants bolstered both lines with Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal.

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What We Learned From Round 1 of the N.F.L. Draft

It was a big night for linemen, receivers, and the state of Georgia, but a very quiet one for quarterbacks. In surprising moves, A.J. Brown was traded to the Eagles and the Jets and Giants drafted prudently.

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Who’s No. 1 in the N.F.L. Draft? Depends on Who You Ask.

Mystery at the top of the N.F.L. draft makes predicting the rest of the first round anyone’s guess.

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Brian Flores’s Lawsuit Looms Over N.F.L. Owners Meetings

At its annual meeting, the league announced plans to increase diverse hiring practices, as John Mara, the Giants’ co-owner, called Flores’s claims of discrimination “false.”

#belichick-bill, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #discrimination, #flores-brian-1981, #football, #goodell-roger, #hiring-and-promotion, #mara-john-k, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tomlin-mike

Brian Flores Talks About His Lawsuit Against the N.F.L.

The former coach accuses the league of discrimination.

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Giants Hire Brian Daboll as Coach

Daboll had been the Bills’ offensive coordinator under Joe Schoen, whom the Giants hired as G.M. earlier this week after his tenure in Buffalo.

#allen-josh-1996, #buffalo-bills, #coaches-and-managers, #daboll-brian, #football, #jones-daniel-1997, #mara-john-k, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #schoen-joe-1979

Giants Hire Joe Schoen From Bills as General Manager

Schoen was previously the assistant general manager for the Buffalo Bills.

#buffalo-bills, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #gettleman-david-a-1951, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #schoen-joe

Giants GM Gettleman to Retire; Coach’s Fate Uncertain

In a little over four years as the Giants general manager, Gettleman failed to hire a successful head coach. His replacement may soon get the chance.

#barkley-saquon-1997, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #gettleman-david-a-1951, #jones-daniel-1997, #mara-john-k, #new-york-giants, #toney-kadarius

Dan Reeves, Coach Who Reached (but Lost) Four Super Bowls, Dies at 77

After playing and coaching with the Dallas Cowboys, he went on to great success — if no championships — with the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons.

#atlanta-falcons, #coaches-and-managers, #dallas-cowboys, #deaths-obituaries, #denver-broncos, #football, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #reeves-dan

John Madden Left a Voicemail for the Giants That Became N.F.L. Lore

Madden was many things over a legendary career, but he was always a football coach first.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #madden-john, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #oakland-raiders

The Jets Have Something to Build On. The Giants Do Not.

The Jets beat the even more hapless Jaguars as Zach Wilson flashed his talent on the ground. The Giants, still shuffling their backup quarterbacks, lost to the Eagles.

#football, #fromm-jake-1998, #glennon-mike-1989, #jacksonville-jaguars, #lawrence-trevor-1999, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #new-york-jets, #philadelphia-eagles, #wilson-zach-1999

Giants’ Risk-Averse Offense Contributes to 4-8 Record

The Giants’ risk-averse offense may be as much to blame as injuries for the team’s 4-8 record.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #fromm-jake-1998, #garrett-jason, #gettleman-david-a-1951, #glennon-mike-1989, #jones-daniel-1997, #judge-joe-1981, #new-york-giants

What Will the Giants Do With Daniel Jones?

The Giants must evaluate their third-year quarterback ahead of a contract decision. Injuries to teammates, penalties and coaching decisions have made the assessment difficult.

#football, #gettleman-david-a-1951, #jones-daniel-1997, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants

Sam Huff, Fearsome Hall of Fame Linebacker, Dies at 87

Huff, who became the epitome of the rough-and-tough football star with the Giants, was remembered for his head-on duels with two of the game’s greatest fullbacks.

#coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #halls-of-fame, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #sam-huff, #washington-football-team

The Jaguars Beat the Bills. So, Are Upsets a Trend?

As tempting as it is to blame parity, there are other causes for the underdog wins that have shaped the 2021 regular season.

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Dodgers Will Face Rival Giants in Division Series

The 106-win Los Angeles Dodgers took care of business in a do-or-die game against St. Louis. Their next opponent? The 107-win San Francisco Giants.

#baseball, #brooklyn-dodgers, #los-angeles-dodgers, #new-york-giants, #playoff-games, #roberts-dave-1972, #san-francisco-giants, #scherzer-max, #st-louis-cardinals, #taylor-christopher-a-jr-1990, #wainwright-adam

What We Learned From Week 4 of the N.F.L. Season

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is sitting on top of Jerry’s World, the Giants got an instructive win, and Kirk Cousins reverted to form in the Vikings’ loss.

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70 Years Later, Bobby Thomson’s Homer Still Hurts

A die-hard Brooklyn Dodgers fan cut school with his buddies to attend what turned out to be one of the most crushing defeats in all sports. Isn’t it time to let it go?

#baseball, #brooklyn-dodgers, #ebbets-field-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-giants, #playoff-games

St. Louis Cardinals Clinch Playoff Spot With 17th Consecutive Win

An outrageous stretch of success allowed St. Louis to snatch the National League’s second wild-card spot. Can it keep going?

#arenado-nolan-1991, #baseball, #new-york-giants, #st-louis-cardinals, #wainwright-adam

Rah, Rah, Room for Improvement

The Jets and Giants have dismal recent histories pocked by playoff misses and last-place finishes. With new hires and draft picks, and healthy contributors, the only way to go in 2021 is up.

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Can Anyone in the N.F.C. Stop Tom Brady and the Bucs From Repeating?

Tampa Bay returns much of its Super Bowl-winning roster, but Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have Jordan-and-Pippen-style title dreams for Green Bay.

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Off the Field, at Her Bedside, Where I Should Be

I’ve spent my life preparing for the biggest games a person could play, but nothing prepares you to be a caregiver who has to watch a loved one slip away.

#elder-care, #football, #marriages, #new-york-giants

Adoree’ Jackson Hopes to Spark Giants’ Secondary and Tailgate

Adoree’ Jackson, the headliner of the team’s off-season free agency signees, makes a habit of studying the experts around him. That includes his grillmaster father, Chris.

#content-type-personal-profile, #football, #jackson-adoree1995, #new-york-giants, #tennessee-titans

Jim Fassel, Who Coached the Giants to the Super Bowl, Dies at 71

He predicted that New York would make the playoffs when no one gave them much of a chance. Then they marched to the championship game, only to lose to the Ravens.

#baltimore-ravens, #deaths-obituaries, #fassel-jim, #football, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #super-bowl

Jim Fassel Bridged Giants Eras With a Smile. And, Once, a Rant.

The Giants coach called Gentleman Jim was best known for smoothly transitioning the team out of the Bill Parcells era, but one uncharacteristic tirade stood out.

#coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #fassel-jim, #football, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants

Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft

If the draft last week revealed anything, it was that there’s no tactful way to replace a healthy starting quarterback.

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The Giants Traded Back in the Draft and, Some Say, Well

Some fans scratched their heads at Dave Gettleman’s decision to trade back in the draft for the first time. But scooping receiver Kadarius Toney at No. 20 and getting draft assets was no fleecing.

#buffalo-bills, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #gettleman-david-a-1951, #judge-joe-1981, #new-york-giants, #rousseau-gregory-2000, #toney-kadarius, #wilson-zach-1999

Will N.F.L. Teams Learn the Right Lessons From Josh Allen’s Success?

The Buffalo Bills quarterback made an astonishing developmental jump in his third season that could provide a valuable map — or an untenable comparison — for teams trying to replicate it.

#allen-josh-1996, #brian-daboll, #buffalo-bills, #football, #jones-daniel-1997, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants

Giants Bumble Their Way Into a Win to Retain Playoff Hopes

The Giants’ topsy-turvy season had a fittingly odd ending. Now the team awaits the outcome of the Sunday night game between Philadelphia and Washington to learn its playoff fate.

#dallas-cowboys, #dalton-andy, #football, #jones-daniel-1997, #judge-joe-1981, #mccarthy-mike-1963, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #shepard-sterling-1994

NFL Week 16: What We Learned

The Steelers came back to beat the Colts, Kansas City survived against Atlanta and Jacksonville secured the No. 1 pick in the draft.

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NFL Week 14: What We Learned

The Chiefs did not need perfection to win, the Steelers are on a losing streak and the N.F.C. East remained wide open.

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Ravens and Steelers Face Off in Rare Wednesday NFL Game

After multiple delays, the Ravens and the Steelers appear set for the N.F.L.’s second Wednesday game since 1949. It is an unusual day for football, but games on that day have been fairly notable.

#baltimore-ravens, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-cowboys, #detroit-lions, #football, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #pittsburgh-steelers

Can the Giants’ Tenuous Grasp of the N.F.C. East Hold?

The Giants are riding a three-game win streak and seem banded behind first-year Coach Joe Judge. In a shaky division, that just might be enough to put them in the playoffs.

#coaches-and-managers, #football, #garrett-jason, #jones-daniel-1997, #judge-joe-1981, #national-football-conference, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants

NFL Week 12: What We Learned

The Titans demolished the Colts, the Chiefs won again and the Broncos, with no quarterback, were crushed in a week defined as much by the coronavirus as the action on the field.

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Florida Lawyer Charged With Extorting N.F.L. Player in Robbery Case

William Dean was charged with trying to extort nearly $800,000 from former New York Giant DeAndre Baker in exchange for his clients’ recanting allegations. On Monday, charges against Mr. Baker were dropped.

#assaults, #extortion-and-blackmail, #football, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #robberies-and-thefts, #seattle-seahawks

NFL Week 6: Results and Highlights from Sunday’s Games

The Titans rumbled for 601 yards in an overtime win. The Steelers crushed the Browns, the Buccaneers upset the Packers and the lowly Giants finally gave New Jersey a win.

#baltimore-ravens, #chicago-bears, #cleveland-browns, #football, #henry-derrick, #houston-texans, #jackson-lamar-1997, #new-york-giants, #pittsburgh-steelers, #tannehill-ryan, #tennessee-titans

What We Learned From Week 6 of the NFL Season

The Titans rumbled for 601 yards in an overtime win. The Steelers crushed the Browns, the Buccaneers upset the Packers and the lowly Giants finally gave New Jersey a win.

#baltimore-ravens, #chicago-bears, #cleveland-browns, #football, #henry-derrick, #houston-texans, #jackson-lamar-1997, #new-york-giants, #pittsburgh-steelers, #tannehill-ryan, #tennessee-titans

Football’s Boo Birds Are All Cooped Up

N.F.L. fans in the Northeast, lusty booers in normal times, have had to watch their teams’ dim performances from afar, without recourse. “I have no way to release my venom,” one Jets fan said.

#emotions, #football, #new-jersey, #new-york-giants, #new-york-jets, #northeastern-states-us, #pederson-doug, #philadelphia-pa, #philadelphia-eagles

The Jets and Giants Are Both 0-5. Can It Get Worse?

This may not be the worst year in New York football history. But there are a handful of reasons to think at least one team will pull it together.

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NFL Injuries Lead to Hand-Wringing, Finger-Pointing and Confusion

Conventional football wisdom suggests player health would benefit from either more — or less — preparation.

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N.F.L. Week 1: Live Scores, Tracker and Updates

Some familiar faces joined new teams — looking at you, Tom Brady and Cam Newton — and young stars like Lamar Jackson are ready to pick up where they left off in a season unlike any other.

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Giants’ Deandre Baker and Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar Accused of Robbery

Baker, a first-round draft pick for the Giants last year, and Dunbar were named in arrest warrants after an armed robbery was reported at a cookout party in Florida.

#baker-deandre, #dunbar-quinton, #football, #new-york-giants, #robberies-and-thefts, #seattle-seahawks, #washington-redskins

Giants Draft Pick Andrew Thomas Is ‘Everything You Want in a Left Tackle’

Thomas, the No. 4 overall pick in the N.F.L. draft, described the opportunity to block for Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones as a “blessing.”

#draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #new-york-giants, #pace-academy-atlanta, #slade-chris, #thomas-andrew-1999

Giants and Jets Scream for Help With Early N.F.L. Draft Picks

Both teams are committed to developing their young quarterbacks. How long that development will take depends on success in this year’s draft.

#football, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #new-york-jets