Let’s get this out of the way up front: if the absence of Plaxico Burress and the so-called distractions surrounding his legal problems were the reasons the Giants played their worst game of the year against the Philadelphia Eagles, then Plaxico is a much bigger influence out of the lineup than he ever was in Read More
By Allen Barra 12/02/08 2:23am
If you’re a Giants fan, would you consider it a letdown if they didn’t go all the way this season? You should, because right now, after their hugely impressive 23-7 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, the Giants are clearly the best team in the NFC and probably in the entire league.
If you Read More
By Allen Barra 11/25/08 1:55am
Learn how to spell the name: S-p-a-g-n-u-o-l-o, with a Steve in front of it. Oddly enough, considering he has a Super Bowl ring and is the mastermind of what is probably the best defense in football, many in the New York sports media still get his name wrong.
It’s tough to play in New Read More
By Allen Barra 11/19/08 9:55pm
No one ever begins a story by listing offensive linemen, so let’s set a precedent: the New York Giants offensive line, from left to right, consists of David Diehl (left tackle), Rich Seubert (left guard), Shaun O’Hara (Center), Chris Snee (right guard), Kareem McKenzie (right tackle).
New York’s offensive line is the heart and soul Read More
By Allen Barra 11/13/08 8:25pm
The unsung hero of the New York Giants’ now-legendary 2007 season wasn’t a player but a quarterback coach. Chris Palmer, an 18-year NFL veteran, had a sensational track record: at New England he worked with Drew Bledsoe, who went on to lead the Patriots to the 1997 Super Bowl. The following season, he moved on Read More