Blog Bits: Quarterback Eli Manning

Last month, I had an opportunity to attend a special Father’s Day promotional event sponsored by Oral B and the March of Dimes that featured quarterback Eli Manning as its spokesperson as part of a special assignment. The following is some football talk that came from that “Q&A” with Manning. Continue reading Blog Bits: Quarterback Eli Manning

Blog Bits: Safeties Coach David Merritt, Part 1

We continue our focus on the assistant coaches with this, the first part of two with safeties coach David Merritt, who provides an overview of two of the younger safeties in his room, Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe.

Merritt also spoke about the challenge of picking up the pieces after former safety Will Hill forced the team’s hand with his failure to abide by the league rules. Continue reading Blog Bits: Safeties Coach David Merritt, Part 1

Blog Bits: Running Backs Coach Craig Johnson

We’re about halfway through our annual “Blog Bits” series and we still have a fantastic interview with linebacker Spencer Paysinger coming up.

For the time being, though, we turn our attention to the interviews we were able to get with the assistant coaches that did not appear on Giants.com, ether in the videos or in the transcripts.

First up is new running backs coach Craig Johnson, who was an assistant coach at Rutgers the same time we were an undergraduate student. We managed to get a couple of questions in with Johnson before a crowd came over to join the session.

Continue reading Blog Bits: Running Backs Coach Craig Johnson

Blog Bits: Offensive Lineman Geoff Schwartz, Part 2

Here is the final installment of our two-part Blog Bit with Geoff Schwartz. For this particular blog bit, we changed things up a bit to explore the lighter side of the very affable Schwartz.

Special thanks to Inside Football intern Emily Iannaconi for input on this Q&A.

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