Kristian Dyer

Giants ready to unleash multi-look 3-4 defense

There is still a learning curve for the New York Giants in their 3-4 defense, something that they hope will create even more confusion for their opponents this year. For decades it seems, the Giants have been firmly ensconced in a 4-3 defense. But with new head coach Pat Shurmur and defensive...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:56 PM

Curtis Riley challenging for starting safety role with Giants

In the hunt to start alongside safety Landon Collins, it appears that Curtis Riley might be gaining an edge. Riley started at safety for a second straight day in training camp, quite an accomplishment as the safety pairing alongside Collins has been in flux all training camp for the New York Giants...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 3:47 PM

Giants WR Sterling Shepard adjusting to life as father

Even in his third season in the NFL, New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard is having new experiences. This experience is quite the change of life as fatherhood is quite an adjustment for the Giants’ slot receiver. In two years in the league, Shepard has been to the playoffs and then...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 10:35 AM

Saquon Barkley, Carson Wentz have top-selling NFL jerseys

Three New York players rule NFL jersey sales with two rookies helping set the pace in the top 10 most popular jersey bought across the country.   Saquon Barkley, fresh off 43 yards on four carries in his preseason debut on Thursday night, is the top selling jersey in the league according to...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:52 PM

Todd Bowles 'happy' with what he saw in Sam Darnold

Todd Bowles is not naturally effusive from the podium during his press conferences but even the New York Jets head coach had to heap a certain level of praise on rookie quarterback Sam Darnold.   It was an impressive first game of the preseason for Darnold, who helped the Jets in a 17-0 win...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 10:57 AM

Nate Solder not happy with Giants, own performance

There were no excuses for Thursday night, not from Nate Solder, as the left tackle made his debut in a 20-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns. In their first game of the preseason, the revamped Giants offensive line did little to inspire confidence and Solder admits it wasn’t his best effort....

Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:21 AM

Giants QB Kyle Lauletta forcing way into backup conversation

Saquon Barkley may not have been the most impressive rookie on the field for the New York Giants this past Thursday night. That might just have been quarterback Kyle Lauletta. In his professional debut, Lauletta was one of the few bright spots for the Giants in their 20-10 loss to the Cleveland...

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 8:01 AM

Jets Teddy Bridgewater making strong early starting case

Lost in all the buzz about Sam Darnold’s sizzling preseason debut on Friday night was Teddy Bridgewater’s performance. Bridgewater was a pro’s pro, put up big numbers in the New York Jets 17-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons. There is every right for Darnold to grab the headlines...

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 7:51 AM

3 things to watch during Jets 2018 preseason

It really isn’t about this year for the New York Jets, who kick off their slate of preseason games on Friday against the Atlanta Falcons. This season is really about setting up next year.   Then again, that was already a known fact.   This is the second year of a rebuild for the...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 10:34 AM

3 things to watch for in Giants preseason opener

The 2018 preseason kicks off for the New York Giants on Thursday night, a team looking to rebuild in a hurry and needing to get this exhibition slate off in the right direction if they hope to be ready by Week 1. The Giants aren’t totally revamped – it isn’t like the team cleaned...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 4:38 PM

Dyer: Bowles smart to not anoint Sam Darnold as starter

Give credit to Todd Bowles, the New York Jets head coach isn’t giving away any secrets when it comes to the quarterback race. He has maintained a relatively even keel when it comes back to this year’s installment of the quarterback battle, maintaining that he will make a decision on the...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 3:38 PM

Eli Manning putting in extra work with Odell Beckham Jr.

Very often after a long, hot day of pads in training camp, the veteran players are the first ones off the field. This is not the case for quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the two biggest names on the New York Giants offense are staying after practice to get more reps in...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11:51 AM

Giants OC Mike Shula comments on Saquon Barkley

Mike Shula’s first year as offensive coordinator of the New York Giants is going to be made easier by not only having the game’s best wide receiver as well as a two-time Super Bowl MVP, but also a future star in the making at running back.   Saquon Barkley is able to do it all,...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 9:26 AM

Giants Ereck Flowers getting another chance

Ereck Flowers might be getting a second chance (or a third one) at a first impression.   The former first-round pick may not be living up to the hype that made him the ninth-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he absolutely has a chance to contribute to the Giants and win a starting spot...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:22 PM

Filly Atlanta out to prove she can compete at Hambletonian

Saturday afternoon will be the running of the 93rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the most iconic event in harness racing set for another big day. And unlike in years past, this year’s Hambletonian is wide open. There is no clear-cut favorite with a trio of horses all in the...

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 12:30 AM

GIants QB Davis Webb showing a high ceiling

The backup quarterback is always the most popular player on the team and in the case of the New York Giants, it is easy to see why quarterback Davis Webb is someone who is generating some buzz. It is difficult to ignore his potential and upside. Webb enters his second year with the Giants, coming...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 10:42 AM

BJ Goodson should thrive in Giants new defensive scheme

For B.J. Goodson, not much is going to change with the new look to the New York Giants defense. It still comes down, the third-year linebacker says, to stopping the other team.   After years of running a 4-3 defense, the Giants are switching to a 3-4, a subtle shift in their alignment that...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 1:16 PM

Giants Evan Engram looking to improve off solid rookie year

Evan Engram is coming off a rookie year where he not only produced for the New York Giants, but he lived up to some very lofty expectations.   A first-round pick of the Giants a year ago, Engram finished his rookie year with 64 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns. The former Ole Miss...

Monday, July 30, 2018, 11:10 AM

Alec Ogletree: New Giants LB Connor Barwin can still play

The New York Giants addressed their pass-rushing needs this week, adding veteran linebacker Connor Barwin. He’s a player, his new team says, that can still help even as his production goes down. Barwin is coming off a couple of down seasons but that didn’t stop the Giants from signing...

Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:12 AM

Tweets from Giants DT Damon Harrison show a chip on his shoulder

Think that Damon Harrison is playing with a chip on his shoulder? If his tweeting is any indicator than the answer is an easy one.   The New York Giants nose tackle has never been one to shy away from social media interaction and even putting tweeters into their rightful place. But Harrison...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:03 PM