Michael Strahan is, among many other things, a sensitive, insecure guy.
Bio: Greg Hanlon is a writer and reporter whose sports writing has appeared in The New York Times and on Slate. He is currently working on a book about the 1986 Giants Super Bowl season. He lives in Brooklyn, and his email is greg.hanlon[at]gmail.com.
Justin Tuck’s turnaround has mirrored that of the Giants.
One of the keys to the Giants' late-season run has been a defensive backfield that finally lived up to the reputations of its players.
When it comes to profanity-laced exultations of joy that are caught on camera, Steve Weatherford’s reaction to Lawrence Tynes’ game winning-field goal in the conference championship game against the 49ers last week might not have had the significance of, say, Joe Biden’s reaction to universal health care.
This post is about David Diehl, who played left tackle in the Giants’ 20-17 win yesterday over the San Francisco 49ers.
For much of his 13-year N.F.L. career, Erik Howard basically did the same thing on every play, and nobody noticed.
For much of the Giants' regular season, general manager Jerry Reese watched many of his best-laid plans turn into worst-case scenarios. Unit after unit —from the secondary, to the offensive line, to the running backs—failed to meet expectations and justify Reese’s investment.
Each time the Giants or Jets play a football game, Capital will write about a home-team member who took part in it. This post is about Chase Blackburn, who played linebacker in the Giants’ 37-20 win yesterday over the Green Bay Packers.
“The only thing I know is, I know what other people have gone through, and I see the end result," Carson said. "And I know those other people have played football.”
Each time the Giants or Jets play a football game, Capital will write about a home-team member who took part in it. This post is about Osi Umenyiora, who played defensive end in the Giants’ 24-2 win yesterday over the Atlanta Falcons.
NFL Films elevated the Giants' strategy to a moral philosophy: It was as if the high-scoring teams were fast-talking used-car salesmen while the Giants were the strong, silent mensches.