Kristian Dyer

Eli Manning still on pace for decent year in 2018

Eli Manning is under duress this year but it is not just from opposing defensive lines that are cutting up his protection. He also is under pressure from his own fans and the media for the slow start of the offense. And yet, Manning is on track to have a pretty decent year. If only his offensive...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 3:33 PM

Jets offense was more than Sam Darnold in Week 1

Sam Darnold might be grabbing the headlines but the rest of the New York Jets offense stepped in to help the rookie in his NFL debut.   Strong play from the offensive line, good routes from the wide receivers and a very solid night from the running backs helped key the Jets offense in Monday...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 11:03 AM

Positive takeaways emerge from Giants Week 1 loss to Jacksonville

The New York Giants were disappointed in Sunday’s home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a lackluster start to the season truth be told. But as frustrated as these Giants are, they aren’t going to wallow in the result. Dating back to last year, the Giants have won just one of their...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 5:31 PM

Dyer: Don't enshrine Sam Darnold yet, let him be a rookie

If you read the headlines on Tuesday morning, Sam Darnold is getting the measurements for his bust in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The New York Jets rookie quarterback turned some heads in leading the New York Jets to a Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions. And while Darnold...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4:04 PM

Giants struggle to unleash Saquon Barkley against Jaguars

One big run in the fourth quarter gave a lift to what was an otherwise difficult afternoon for Saquon Barkley, the New York Giants rookie running back finishing with a solid day statistically in his NFL debut. The Giants were on the wrong side of a 20-15 home loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 4:25 PM

3 things learned from Giants Week 1 loss to Jaguars

The more things change, the more they remain the same. The New York Giants (0-1) lost again, a 20-15 result to the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0) continuing the trend of losing ways that were established by this team last year. The result underscores that despite the roster turnover and a new head...

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 5:23 PM

Maturity of Odell Beckham Jr. matching the talent: Dyer

He’s a far cry from the brash and in-your-face wide receiver of a year ago. Here is a player who is now as mature as he is talented. Odell Beckham Jr. had plenty of opportunities on Wednesday to talk trash, to sound off on this topic or that topic. It has been low-hanging fruit around these...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 11:06 AM

Red Bulls acquire Jean-Christophe Koffi from DC United

Jean-Christophe Koffi, a product of the D.C. United Academy, has been traded to the New York Red Bulls, a league source tells Metro New York. The deal is expected to be finalized this week.   One of the top college soccer players as a junior last year, Koffi is currently not with Virginia...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 12:28 PM

Josh McCown set for caretaker role with Jets

Josh McCown likely knew coming into this season that he wouldn’t be the New York Jets starter come Week 17 or perhaps even by the midpoint of the season. But when he re-signed with the Jets this offseason, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the veteran McCown would begin the season as the...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 11:12 AM

It is Lombardi or bust now for Sam Darnold: Dyer

It is now Sam Darnold’s team. It is now officially the ‘Samchise.’ Not only is Darnold the Week 1 starting quarterback for the New York Jets, he is now the present, not just the future of the team. The first-round pick, third overall, will now carry the weight of nearly five...

Monday, September 3, 2018, 9:17 AM

MLS Red Bulls fans featured on special Red Bull cans

Red Bull the energy drink and the New York Red Bulls, the MLS team, finally have come together. Talk about synergy. This month, the Red Bulls unveiled a fan can, a limited edition can of the energy drink that features the supporters of their MLS team. The initiative blended (like a Red Bull...

Friday, August 31, 2018, 9:00 AM

Giants Odell Beckham Jr. setting higher goals after contract

To whom much is given, the old proverb goes, much is expected. And now for Odell Beckham Jr., there certainly will be high expectations that extend off the football field. The New York Giants made Beckham the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history, a five-year contract for $95 million that puts...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 3:29 PM

Red Bulls coach Chris Armas praises ageless DaMarcus Beasley

HANOVER, N.J. – At 36 years old, DaMarcus Beasley shows no signs of slowing down, the Houston Dynamo outside back still continuing to contribute and play at a high level, as he has been doing for two decades. In fact, he might just become the Tom Brady of MLS. And now player colleagues from...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 3:14 PM

Charcandrick West could be key addition to Jets roster

Charcandrick West is a New York Jet, the team making a move on Sunday to bring in the running back to help bolster the depth at the position. The running game struggled in Friday night’s 22-16 preseason loss to the New York Giants, with Isaiah Crowell failing to make a dent in limited...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 7:48 PM

Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas poised for a big 2018 season

For the New York Giants, Friday’s 22-16 preseason win over the crosstown New York Jets wasn’t necessarily pretty but one position sure felt good for ‘Big Blue.’   Kicker Aldrick Rosas showed that he is in mid-season form, hitting all four field goal attempts in the...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 7:11 PM

Landon Collins looking for vast improvement from Giants D

Landon Collins thinks that the New York Giants defense can be a good one, the star safety, however, seeing the potential for this unit to be even better than that. A year ago, the Giants defense suffered through not just injuries, but a severe dip in form from several key players. While some of...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 9:42 AM

Beckham Barkley Manning trying to click for Giants despite DNPs

The three most important players on offense for the New York Giants have yet to see the field at the same time this preseason, a fact that doesn’t look likely to change with two games left before the season officially kicks off. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. continues to recover from last...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 8:42 AM

Ray-Ray Armstrong with second chance at first impression for Giants

Last year, Ray-Ray Armstrong went from being one of the best players on the San Francisco 49ers defense to being cut, an odd stretch of events that eventually brought him to the New York Giants. Now in his first full year with the Giants, Armstrong looks likely to be one of the team’s...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 8:40 PM

Olivier Vernon likes the upside of Giants defense

There are a lot of new faces on the New York Giants in all three phases of the game but no unit has undergone a bigger transition than the defense. And for one of the leaders of that unit, it may be a process but one that he sees with a big upside for this defensive unit. Signed two years ago as a...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 9:43 AM

Giants Pat Shurmur still believes in Jets Teddy Bridgewater

Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold might be the presumptive starter at some point this season for the New York Jets, but in the eyes of Pat Shurmur, don’t count out quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.  Shurmur, the New York Giants head coach in his first year with the team, spent the past two...

Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:11 PM