Yes, the last several years of the Jerry Reese era were painful to live through. As we have written seemingly hundreds of times over the last few years, Reese and his partner in draft futility, Marc Ross, preferred the shiny, skill position toys to the build-through-the-trenches, smarter selections.
But despite such draft ineffectiveness, there are four contributors on this team who have survived from the Reese/Ross Error, one of whom was already extended and two others who arguably deserve a second contract. So, while we have dissected the several Reese misses, here are the four players who were at least good enough to survive three separate coaching staffs as well as Dave Gettleman’s purge of Jerry Reese’s roster:
Sterling Shepard, 2016 Draft, second round
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THE HOT SEAT
No matter what John Mara says, Dave Gettleman’s job is on the line
WEEK 1: BRONCOS AT GIANTS
The 2021 season kicks off at MetLife
TGI sat down with guard Shane Lemieux
WEEK 2: GIANTS AT WFT
Primetime divisional showdown in DC
TRAINING CAMP TAKEAWAYS
The X factor, Kadarius Toney is falling behind and The big tight end is back
The GMEN'S all-time record against their 2021 opponents
As we inch closer to opening day of the 2021 sea son, let’s take a look at how the Giants have fared historically against their opponents on this year’s schedule:
THE 12TH DIMENSION
My crack at the final 53 (in real time)
Reviewing the best Giants' WRs of all time
2021 hopes to be the Year of the Receiver for the New York Giants.
Darnold mea culpa
Sam Darnold was the third pick of the 2018 NFL draft and three years later dangles on a tightrope mixed with underwhelming NFL starters and guys on the cusp of the unemployment line.
Are we ready for September 12th?
MOST EXCITING TIME OF THE YEAR FOR FOOTBALL FANS
Stepping Up to the Plate
A longtime baseball card collector seizes the opportunity to do good after a destructive wildfire
REESE WITHERSPOON SELLS HELLO SUNSHINE, JOINS NEW COMPANY
It’s a perfect day for Reese Witherspoon as the actress and producer is selling the media company she founded to a newly formed company backed by private equity firm Blackstone Group.
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: TOP AVAILABLE FREE AGENTS
Leonard Williams, Giants 6-5 • 255 pounds • 28 years old An athletic 300-pounder with quick feet, Williams amassed a career-high 11.5 sacks last season. Add that to him being a stout run defender, very durable and possessing great character, and he should be in high demand. He won NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice last year. $$$$$
Five local retail shops share their COVID-19 woes.
Reese & Jim: DIVORCE SHOCKER!
LOOKING FOR THE EXIT: CRACKS ARE SHOWING IN THE POWER COUPLE’S 10-YEAR MARRIAGE.
JC Deep Dive: Why Jets said, ‘No Tank You'
Those who frequent social media are likely aware that some Jets fans were livid at the team for beating the Los Angeles Rams, Dec. 10, greatly hurting their chances at landing the first pick in the draft, which likely will be Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.
Torrey Peters Goes There
The author’s debut novel, Detransition, Baby, wades into two of the most vulnerable questions for trans women.
STOCK UP STOCK DOWN
STOCK UP STOCK DOWN
A LASTING LEGACY
All-star player. Decorated manager. Ambassador for the Dominican Republic. Felipe Alou wore many hats, but above all he was a pioneer who helped pave the way for generations of Latino players.