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Giant Opportunities: A Giants/Redskins Preview

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– Jim Bearor

Kirk Cousins and an 0-2 Washington team will head into the Meadowlands on Sunday, and their hopes of defending their NFC East title already is kinda sorta in the balance. It’s a long season, but a loss here would put them three games behind the Giants with an 0-2 divisional record. Big Blue has an opportunity to start 3-0 for the first time since 2009, or they’ll fall back to the pack and restore disorder to the NFC East. This is one of those games that only gains importance in the months after it’s played. But even just looking at it in the scope of the 2-3 Week old season, this is a big deal. Continue reading

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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 64

Victor Cruz scores in his first game almost two years. (Getty Images)

Victor Cruz scored in his first game almost two years. (Getty Images)

On an all new Hard Foul Podcast, Evan and Jim break down the first week of the NFL season. Jim’s very happy with his Giants. Evan’s very disappointed in his Bills. We then discussed winners and losers after a very exciting and surprising Week 1 of the season. How excited should Raiders and Lions fans be? And should Seattle start getting worried?

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Giants @ Cowboys Preview: McAdoo & What Dak Can Do

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(credit: Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports and Giants.com)

– Jim Bearor

In a couple days, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants will do battle at Jerryworld in Arlington, Texas. There will always be the air of familiarity between these two, but Sunday’s game feels like a new book in the series. Continue reading

The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 55

The Cowboys will go as far as Tony Romo's collarbone and Dez Bryant's foot takes them. (Getty Images)

The Cowboys will go as far as Tony Romo’s collarbone and Dez Bryant’s foot take them. (Getty Images)

On an all new episode of the Hard Foul Podcast, Jim Bearor and Evan Sally start the show talking a little Bills (Reggie Ragland’s injury) and Giants (Offensive line concerns). We then start our NFL preview, 32 Teams, 32 Questions. We feature the NFC East and NFC North in this episode.

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The Hard Foul Podcast: Episode 54

Is Tyrod Taylor the man to finally break The Streak?

Is Tyrod Taylor the man to finally break The Streak?

On an all new episode of the Hard Foul Podcast, Jim Bearor and Evan Sally talk about their excitement for the upcoming football season, examine the Bills and Giants, and discuss the Olympics and the US men’s basketball team, among other topics.

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Seven-Headed Monsters Don’t Exist

 

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Will Rashad Jennings have a Justin Forsett-like late career breakout, or will one of the young runners step up to take command of the RB1 slot? (Photo Credit: Steven Ryan)

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The New York Giants are bringing back the four running backs that made up a disappointing backfield in 2015. They ranked 18th in terms of rushing yards and were the team’s worst positional group according to Pro Football Focus. Andre Williams continued to frustrate everyone who had a rooting interest in him, but the other three had decent seasons. Jennings the starter, Vereen the third down back, and Darkwa the fill-in, all ran for a little over four yards per carry.

There was quite a bit going on at the position last year, but you can’t have too many running backs, right? Apparently that’s how the Giants saw it, seeing as they signed free agent Bobby Rainey and drafted Paul Perkins out of UCLA in the 5th round. Oh, and they recently added Marshaun Coprich, an undrafted rookie from Illinois St.  That makes seven. It’s only training camp, so the roster will be trimmed down before it’s all said and done, but there’s no denying the backfield feels crowded right now. Continue reading

McAdoo’s Giant Remix

-Jim Bearor

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Photo Credit: (Howard Simmons, New York Daily News)

Evolution, not revolution.

These words have been repeated often by Ben McAdoo since he took over for Tom Coughlin as head coach of the New York Giants in January. McAdoo isn’t Coughlin and he won’t try to be, but he’s made it clear in interview after interview that continuity is key.  All three coordinators are familiar faces. McAdoo’s beloved offense will probably return eight or nine starters. Hell, the clocks are still set to Coughlin Time — five minutes fast. Even so, there’s no denying times have changed. Big Blue had the oldest coach in the league last year, and now they have the second youngest.

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A Giant Enigma

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Eli and his Giants might be good. Or they might not. (Getty Images)

Eli and his Giants might be good. But are people ready to buy in? (Getty Images)

The Giants are not far off from being 5-0, but their poor fourth quarter play has cost them two double-digit leads, and it doesn’t seem like they’ve completely kicked that nasty habit yet. This team does have grit though, and the current form of the offense seems very sustainable. The pass rush is non-existent, but there has also been a tremendous group effort towards stopping the run. I wouldn’t go so far as to say we don’t know who this team is yet, but it feels like there is a lot that still has to take form. The foundation is there, though. This is already a solid football team, and they have the potential to become dangerous in the playoffs. They also have the potential to beat themselves on any given Sunday, and it seems like they’re always trying to find new ways of doing it. Continue reading

Hard Foul Sports Podcast Episode 24: 10/2/15

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Tyrod Taylor and Jack Eichel have Buffalo excited. (Getty Images)

We got a new podcast for you and a new intro to go with it. On a supersized episode of the podcast, Mike, Evan and Stich talk about the Sabres preseason, look at the MLB Postseason and preview the Bills game vs the New York Giants. To wrap up the show Giants fan Jim Bearor joins the show to give his perspective on the game and the Giants season so far.

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Trash Talking: Bills vs. Giants

HardFoulSports.com writer Jim Bearor is the only Giants fan on a staff full of Bills fans. So naturally we had to talk a little trash. Hard Foul Co-Founder and Bills fan Evan Sally traded some emails with Jim over the past few days on the eve of Giants vs. Bills. It got a little heated.
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