The New York Giants kick off their 2023 season on Sunday night on primetime television, against their nemesis, the Dallas Cowboys. Some may look this game and say 'oh no', while others embrace Big Blue's opportunity to change the narrative on their football team.
The annual preseason battle between the New York Giants and the New York Jets takes place on Saturday at their shared home, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, of course. These two teams have faced off prior to the regular season every year since 1969 (with the exception of 2020). However, this season has some different expectations surrounding both squads.
There is little question that New York Jets' quarterback Aaron Rodgers has absorbed as much of New York's NFL Spotlight as humanly possible. Rodgers will be a Hall of Famer five years after he retires and the Jets stink. 'Hope & Misery' always dominate Big Apple headlines. However, football fans may not want to sleep on the 'other' New York quarterback, who, lately, appears ready to flash his own arsenal.
As the New York Giants made the University at Albany their summer home from 1997-2012, those that worked in the Great Danes' athletic department enjoyed a firsthand look at Big Blue's internal operation, the heartbeat of any team. Gauging from Saquon Barkley's about-face contract Tuesday, things haven't changed much.
When you turn down about $20 million in guaranteed money in any profession, people are going to question your decision. When the criticism comes from a person who had the same job and was tremendously successful at it, the assessment carries a little more weight.