Giants’ dwindling free-agent options as potential targets fade away

It is Day 2 of the legal tampering period, otherwise known as full-blown NFL free agency. On Day 1 on Monday and already early Tuesday, teams with money to spend are handing out record-breaking contracts for instant gratification, adding talent to rosters at set-the-market prices that excite fans now and, quite likely, will become financial burdens later. This is how […]

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Giants scoping out defensive lineman who can make an impact

INDIANAPOLIS — There are several narratives hovering over the Giants that their main decision-makers, general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur, wholeheartedly and routinely dismiss. It is with complete agreement, though, that they pinpoint the failings of the pass rush in 2018 as the main reason the season was sabotaged. Cue Shurmur. “At some point we got to do […]

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Andrew Ireland: Giants were never really in the race for Buddy

Champion forward Lance Franklin had a medical with the Sydney Swans midway through 2013 while he was playing with Hawthorn as the Swans underwent their due diligence on the free agent before offering him a nine-year deal to join the club. The recruiting coup shocked the football world as most assumed Franklin would join Greater Western Sydney at the end […]

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San Francisco Giants owner asks for refund of controversial donation, but boycott remains

San Francisco Giants owner Robert Johnson has issued a written request to have a $5,400 political donation he and his wife made to Mississippi Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith refunded.  Johnson released a statement Tuesday through attorney Joe Cotchett one day after several Bay Area civil rights groups had called for a boycott of the team.  At issue was a joke Hyde-Smith […]

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New York Giants produce another offensive debacle vs. Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA — For all the flaws behind the New York Giants' miserable 1-6 start, there's one unmistakable problem they just can't seem to fix no matter how hard they try. The Giants can't score, the latest offensive debacle coming in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In a league where seemingly no one can stop the opposition from reaching the […]

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Giants big man Rory Lobb picks Fremantle

FOLLOW OUR TRADE PERIOD BLOG LIVE Greater Western Sydney forward/ruck Rory Lobb has nominated Fremantle as his club of choice. Lobb, a West Australian, had met with West Coast, but has chosen the Dockers. They have the greater scope in their salary cap to bring in Lobb, who is contracted for 2019 on a significant amount. Heading west? Rory Lobb […]

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