Trivia: Giants in the Super Bowl

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

With he Super Bowl only days away, we decided to take a stroll down memory lane and hit you with some Giants Super Bowl trivia. Big Blue has been to five of the big games, winning four. Two of those wins came over Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s New England Patriots.

Answers are on the bottom in the drop down.

1. Which Giant QB rushed for the most yards in a single SB game?
2. In Super Bowl XXV, what color jerseys did the Giants wear?
3. Which act provided the halftime entertainment at SB XLII?
4. Who is the only NYG to top double-digit receptions and 100 yards in a SB?
5. Can you name the Giants’ starting offensive line in Super Bowl XXXV?
6. This New York native sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXI.
7. He scored the first points in Super Bowl XLVI.
8. They were the Giants’ safeties in Super Bowl XXV.
9. In XXI, Simms threw 3 TDs. Who caught them?
10. Most tackles by a Giant in a SB game is 14, by who?

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1. Phil Simms gained 25 yards on 3 rushes in SB XXI including a 22-yard scramble.
2. In SB XXV, the Giants wore blue.
3. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
4. Hakeem Nicks caught ten passes for 109 yards in Super Bowl XLVI.
5. RT Luke Petitgout, RG Ron Stone, C Dusty Zeigler, LG Glenn Parker, LT Lomas Brown
6. Neil Diamond
7. Nobody. The Giants were credited with a safety when Tom Brady was called for intentional grounding in the end zone.
8. Myron Guyton was the FS and Greg Jackson was the SS.
9. Zeke Mowatt, Mark Bavaro and Phil McConkey.
10. Carl Banks, SB XXI (unofficial).

Beckham wants to work on line of scrimmage contact

Odell Beckham Jr. said he wants to work on the contact off the line of scrimmage going into 2015.

“That’s one of the things I want to work on the most: the press game,” Beckham said on Pro Football Talk Live. “I feel like if you can get those five yards down, I’d feel very confident in the rest of my game.”

Beckham also said that his life will never be the same after his amazing catch for a touchdown against the Cowboys and how he can’t wait to go into next season with both hamstrings healthy.

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Prince Amukamara

Amukamara expects to be ready for OTAs

Prince Amukamara said he expects to be ready for OTAs this summer.

Amukamara tore his biceps and missed the final eight games of the 2014 season. Amukamara had 46 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass deflections in his injury-shortened season.

He’s scheduled to make $6.898 million next season, after the Giants exercised his fifth-year option.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The Giants wold love to invest long-term in Prince, who will be 26 this June, but the health issues could put a limit on how much love they’re willing to show him.

Prince has only played 16 games once in his four years here as a Giant. That was in 2013, when he started every game.

His Giant career did not get off the ground due to injuries and his development has been slow. It was only recently the Giants began to see him has a core contributor.

He missed the first half of his rookie season of 2011 with a broken bone in his foot and, because he was way behind developmentally, was used sparingly during the Giants’ Super Bowl run that season.  In 2012, ankle and hamstring issues limited him to 13 games.

That is likely the reason why the club hedged until the last minute to extend his rookie option into 2015.  Look for the Giants to use one of their first four draft picks on a corner this spring.


Irvin lobbies Giants to leave OBJ alone

HOF wide receiver Michael Irvin is a big fan of Giants rookie WR Odell Beckham, Jr. So much that he’s lobbying the Giants to “leave him alone” and told OBJ that he should not change his act (NYDN, Jan 28).

From Ralph Vaccchiano of the NY Daily News:

Maybe Beckham does play a little too close to the edge for the comfort of some. Maybe he did draw too many fines for excessive celebrations or unsportsmanlike conduct. Maybe his brash attitude and trash-talking did put too big a target on his back late in the season. But that, Irvin said, is all part of what makes Beckham such a great player.

“I’m going to tell you this: New York should know better. Out of all the people in the world, New York should know better,” Irvin, now an NFL Network analyst, said Tuesday at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day. “You can’t take the lion out of the man. You did it to Jeremy Shockey and he wasn’t the same player.”

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Beckham’s post-catch antics and his willingness to engage in trash-talk has rubbed opponents the wrong way. Head coach Tom Coughlin addressed the subject with Beckham during the Giants’ late-season victory over St. Louis.

The Rams took umbrage to Beckham beating them handily on the field and then rubbing it in with his TD celebration. Several brawls ensued. The Giants won the game, but the message from Coughlin to OBJ is that his behavior was hurting he club. He then told reporters that he didn’t want to restrict a rookie from displaying his enthusiasm.

The general consensus is that OBJ is too good a player to involve himself in such behavior. It comes across as poor sportsmanship to outsiders and can only make him more of a target.

That being said, the friction he causes keeps the Giants’ blood flowing and they are a more cohesive team because of it. It is not the normal galvanizing cause a coach wants his team to rally behind, but the Giants don’t have a lot cooking these days, so it will have to do.

Redskins hire Fewell

The Redskins have hired former Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell as their defensive back’s coach (Raanan, Jan. 27).

Fewell interviewed for the 49ers defensive backs position.

Fewell was fired as the Giants’ defensive coordinator in early January.