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Giants co-owner John Mara says NFL may “take the kickoff out of the game”

Despite moving NFL kickoffs to the 35 yard line in an attempt to increase player safety, it doesn’t appear that the safety of 11 men hurtling at each other at full speed is improving at all. So is the logical conclusion that the NFL is in the preliminary stages of eliminating the kickoff altogether? “We’re not at the point where we want to take the kickoff out of the game...
Via The Comeback
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Giants owner says NFL could eventually eliminate kickoffs

When the NFL moved the kickoff from the 30 to the 35-yard line in 2012, there was talk that the kickoff could be eliminated completely at some point in an attempt to make the game safer. That discussion had been dormant since then, until Giants co-owner and NFL Competition Committee member John Mara told Giants.com Tuesday that while the committee isn’t ready to abolish the...
Via The Sports Daily
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL would be silly to block a team from moving to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders have spent much of the offseason flirting with the city of Las Vegas in regard to a potential stadium there. It may just be posturing in an attempt to secure capital for a stadium in the Bay Area, but it is interesting nonetheless, mainly because the NFL’s owners continue to express rather silly and antiquated concerns about the potential for an NFL team in...
Via This Given Sunday
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL owner objects to Raiders in Las Vegas due to casinos

While there’s a possibility that the Oakland Raiders might some day find themselves pursuing a long-term home in Los Vegas, one NFL owner does not feel that it will happen. John Mara of the New York Giants said that he and other owners hope the Raiders will stay in Oakland. But even if that does not happen, he does not feel that Las Vegas is a suitable home for the Raiders, or...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Giants not ready to spend big to keep Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants would love to keep Jason Pierre-Paul next year, but president John Mara isn’t yet ready to pay him like one of the top free agents in the league. Mara appeared on the Michael Kay Show Friday and made these points known, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: John Mara says again the Giants want DE Jason Pierre-Paul back, "but it depends on what the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Coughlin blows past Giants owner at exit presser

Tom Coughlin has no time for New York Giants co-owner John Mara. Coughlin, who stepped down as Giants head coach Monday, addressed the media Tuesday at a farewell press conference. After speaking, Coughlin exited the stage and swiftly walked right past Mara, who seemed to brace for a handshake, a hug or some other form of acknowledgment. Tom Coughlin walking RIGHT by Giants President...
Via NESN.com
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Giants’ Owner John Mara Thinks One or Two Teams Will Move to Los Angeles

NFL owners gathered for their annual meeting in Phoenix this past week, and New York Giants’ owner John Mara made some rather interesting comments to reporters. He indicated that at least one team will be on the move to Los Angeles in 2016 (via NFL.com). I think there’s going to be 1-2 teams playing in Los Angeles next year,” Mara said. When asked to further clarify his comment...
Via Sportsnaut
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants owner calls free agent class 'mediocre'

By Rachel Wold The New York Giants have not made any major moves in free agency. So far, the only real name they have added is former New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen. There seems to be a specific reason for this. Giants owner John Mara explained his take on this year’s free agent class (via the New York Post). "There were obviously some star players out there...
Via Sportsnaut
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Potential first round picks for the New York Giants

The 2015 NFL Draft is just over two months away, and the New York Giants are sitting in an interesting spot with the ninth overall pick. The Giants are coming off their second strait playoff-less season after finishing 2014 with a disappointing 6-10 record. The emergence of Odell Beckham Jr. towards the end of last year lightened the blow of what was overall a lackluster season....
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Feeling out Ben McAdoo

Ben McAdoo After all the players have been chosen and they have begun to practice we start to question who is going to be leading the New York Giants? It’s instinctual, after we rip apart the players we have to find someone new to blame for the potential failure of the team. The players have been picked and prodded but we’ve left the newest member of the coaching staff alone...
Via isportsweb.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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