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Giants take new-look offense into Detroit

By John McMullen, NFL Editor New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Perhaps the most difficult thing in the NFL is determining when a star player has begun what is an inevitable descent. The New York Giants believe Eli Manning has not yet hit the tipping point in his NFL career and they’re banking their 2014 season on that fact. The Giants ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: Jets, Ryan plan to spoil Carr’s Oakland debut

By Lyle Fitzsimmons, Contributing NFL Editor, The Sports Network New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York coach Rex Ryan’s defenses have been anathema for rookie passers. But thanks to a Jets secondary that could most optimistically be labeled as “unsettled,” the fortunes for Oakland rookie Derek Carr as he approaches his maiden NFL voyage may be a little better. The ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: InfraScanner – Concussion Awareness and Advocacy Tool

By Janine McGowan, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – Last season, a 16-year-old New York prep football player died following a helmet-to-helmet collision. Damon Janes walked to the sidelines, collapsed and was taken to a local hospital. After 3 hours, a CT scan showed bleeding in his brain and he was then transported to a trauma hospital which was 2 ... Read More »

NFL sets new domestic violence policy

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Saying he got the Ray Rice suspension wrong, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instituted harsher penalties for players and league personnel over domestic violence offenses. The revamped policy was announced in a letter from Goodell to NFL team owners and calls for a six-week suspension without pay for a first domestic violence offense and a ... Read More »

No surgery for Giants G Schwartz

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants announced Tuesday that they have received good news regarding starting left guard Geoff Schwartz and his toe injury. Schwartz will remain in a walking boot for approximately 7-10 days and then begin a rehabilitation program. After that, he will be evaluated on a week-to- week basis. Schwartz had his dislocated right ... Read More »

Jets suspend CB Patterson indefinitely

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson’s recent disappearing act has led to him being suspended indefinitely. Patterson did not show up for Friday’s preseason game against the Giants, leaving the Jets confused about his whereabouts. The only piece of information the Jets got about Patterson came from his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who told the team ... Read More »

Nassib lifts Giants past Jets

(Friday, August 22) Final Score: NY Giants 35, NY Jets 24 East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Ryan Nassib threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants rallied past their crosstown rival Jets, 35-24, on Friday in preseason action. Nassib went 8-for-12 with 103 yards in relief of Eli Manning, who was under center for the Giants in the first ... Read More »

Fantasy Football: The Andre Williams Threat

By Thomas Harrigan, Contributing Writer, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The threat New York Giants rookie fourth-round pick Andre Williams poses to Rashad Jennings’ fantasy value became more palpable Sunday night in Canton. We’ve heard since the start of training camp that Williams, who led the NCAA with 2,177 rushing yards last season, has been handling the goal-line reps, but the ... Read More »

Once a Giant, always a Giant

By John McMullen, NFL Editor, The Sports Network  Canton, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Tom Coughlin and Michael Strahan didn’t always get along but they will always walk together in history, the head coach and his leader who willed a group of men that stunned the previously unbeaten and 12-point favorite New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLII. Call it a “Big Blue ... Read More »

Injury ends NFL career of Giants RB Wilson

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The NFL career of New York Giants running back David Wilson is apparently over after he was advised by doctors on Monday to no longer play football due to neck problems. Wilson, 23, left practice last Tuesday with a burner and was sent to a hospital for tests on his surgically repaired neck. He sat ... Read More »