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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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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Episode 20: 9/4/15

Fred Jackson's last moments as a Buffalo Bill. (Getty Images)

Fred Jackson’s last moments as a Buffalo Bill. (Getty Images)

Mike, Steve and Evan are all back in the studio and there’s a lot to talk about:

Did the Bills make the right move cutting Fred Jackson?

What does Tyrod Taylor being named starter mean for the Bills offense?

Does it make sense for the Bills to cut Matt Cassel?

Is EJ Manuel a good enough back up?

What’s going to happen in the AFC and NFC East this year?

All that and more you can find in Episode 20 of the Hard Foul Sports Podcast!

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We Fly High Again: Steve Spagnuolo and the Giants Defense

– Jim Bearor

Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has returned to where he belongs, the Giants sideline. (Sportingnews.com)

Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has returned to where he belongs, the Giants sideline. (Sportingnews.com)

Steve Spagnuolo, Big Blue’s hero of yore, has returned to the Giants. According to any New York fan you may ask, they could not have made a better hire. Everybody loved Spags then, and everybody loves him now.  When he left, Bill Sheridan screwed everything up, and Perry Fewell’s zone schemes were softer than baby s**t. Quite frankly, since Spagnuolo left the New York Giants, things just haven’t felt right.  Continue reading

They Might Be Giants: A Preview of the New York Giants Offense

With minicamps and OTA’s wrapping up, and training camp still a few weeks away, HardFoulSports.com’s own Jim Bearor shares his thoughts about the offense of his favorite team, the New York Giants.

 On paper, this might be the most talented Giants offense I have ever seen. It all starts with the offensive line though, and that is a big question mark for this team. Injuries are also among New York’s chief concerns but if all goes as expected, this could be one of the league’s best offenses.

The biggest factors at play here are health, inexperience, and growth within offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s offense. Injuries have been harsh to Big Blue over the past couple years, and they certainly need to be relatively healthy if they are to remain competitive in the NFC East, otherwise their lack of depth could be exposed – and it won’t be pretty.

With the overhaul that is happening to their defense, it is going to have to be the offense of the Giants that carries them.  Antrel Rolle is gone, Jason Pierre-Paul is still not participating, and Steve Spagnuolo is only getting started implementing his system. The offense made strides last year, but it looks like they’ll have to do even more to compensate for their defense.

So let’s take a look at this squad, position by position, and try and get a feel for this year’s New York Giants offense. Continue reading