National NFL News

Mandel’s Musings: Newton Pulls Another “Goofball” Act With Female Beat Reporter in Charlotte

Published on: 5th October, 2017

Cam Newton
Newton put his foot in his mouth, again  | read this item

Carolina quarterback, Cam Newton, never considered a social or a football genius, made fun of a female beat writer yesterday at his regular Wednesday press conference for asking a “technical” football question about the route a receiver was running. His comment, made from the podium in full view of the local media and the television […]

Odell Beckham, Jr. Hopes to Play Bigger Role For 0-2 Giants on Sunday

Published on: 21st September, 2017

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants
Beckham's season is over after breaking his ankle  | read this item

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Odell Beckham, Jr. made his 2017 debut Monday night as a reserve who was on the field for 34 of the Giants’ 55 offensive plays. He caught four passes for 36 yards, the longest a 16-yarder, in the 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions. Because Beckham is still rehabbing the ankle he sprained […]

Giants Football: Q & A with Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti ((Eli Manning Doing Great)

Published on: 3rd August, 2016

Manning leads by example in training camp  | read this item

Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti Jr. August 3, 2016   Q: How has Eli looked? A: Eli has been outstanding. In the classroom, what a pro. Great preparation. You can see on the practice field that he has been a great decision maker. I am so impressed with his fundamentals. I am very impressed with Eli […]

Former NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson Wants Shot at NFL

Published on: 14th June, 2016

Robinson trying out for NFL at age 32.   | read this item

Former NBA guard Nate Robinson has always wanted a shot at playing in the NFL, and he got his chance to try out for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. Robinson played cornerback at the University of Washington, but he hasn’t played football since 2002 in any capacity. The desire to play has never left him, […]

Hornets Stephenson Accustomed to Spotlight

Published on: 3rd November, 2014

Hornets Stephenson Accustomed to Spotlight  | read this item

New York — He came into Charlotte this season as a high-profile free agent on the wave of a solid performance in a higher-profile Eastern Conference championship playoff series last season between his Indiana Pacers and LeBron James and the Miami Heat. It was his versatile skills on the basketball court and his confidence, delivered […]

Giants Get Off The Schneid With Pounding of Hapless Texans

Published on: 22nd September, 2014

Houston Texans v New York Giants
Rashad Jennings ran for career-high 176 yards

at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  | read this item

At some point, the pieces were going to come together for the Giants and that day was today. From start to finish they were the better team vs the Texans this afternoon, executing more crisply and overcoming some early miscues. The Texans came into the game having only surrendered 20 points over the first two […]

Goodell Makes a Mess of Press Conference, Leadership Under Deeper Scrutiny

Published on: 20th September, 2014

Ray Rice, Janay Palmer
Ray Rice and Janay Rice

In this March 11, 2013, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, left, poses with his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in Baltimore as they arrive for a screening of a new film that chronicles the team's championship NFL football season. Rice has been indicted on a charge he assaulted Palmer during an argument in an elevator at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino last month. Rice had been charged with simple assault after police said he knocked out Palmer on Feb. 15. But a grand jury Thursday, March 27, 2014, indicted him on a more serious count of aggravated assault, which carries a three-to-five-year sentence. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  | read this item

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday there have been too many recent examples of the NFL “doing wrong” and “that starts with me,” and followed it up with a goal of implementing new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics for a new policy. More defiant than contrite as he […]

Eli Manning Says He’s More Comfortable with Giants New Offense

Published on: 14th January, 2014

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Felton hit a huge three off a pass from Anthony with 54 seconds remaining in fourth quarter  | read this item

QB Eli Manning June 17, 2014 Q: From a personal perspective and from a team perspective, what do you hope to gain out of this camp? A: I think we’ve just got to continue working on the things we’ve been doing in OTAs. This is really the third or fourth time we’ve gone over the […]

Mandel’s Musings: NFL Coaching Carousel in Full Swing Now

Published on: 30th December, 2013

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Ryan has that look in his eye as if he knows something  | read this item

In football, no one ever said you have to love your coach. But, in Rex Ryan, the Jets seem to have one of those hybrid personalities who can lay down the law while making his players see how much he cares about them and about winning.

Football Giants Sign Hillis to Shore Up Terrible Backfield Situation; Coughlin Shouldn’t Have To End Career Like This

Published on: 16th October, 2013

Peyton Hillis
Former Madden video game cover boy is back in NFL  | read this item

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – – The Giants today filled the vacancy on their roster and in their offensive backfield by signing former 1,000-yard rusher Peyton Hillis. Hillis, a 6-1, 245-pound six-year veteran, has played for Denver, Cleveland and Kansas City. He was also in training camp this summer with Tampa Bay. “I’m coming in with […]

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