November 18, 2010 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Former Eagles offensive lineman Shawn Andrews did not practice for the Giants yesterday because of a sore back. Really. Andrews started the last two games for the Giants at left tackle, replacing David Diehl in the lineup Sunday against Dallas and Shaun O'Hara the week before at Seattle. He was especially impressive against the Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware. He played mainly as a backup in all seven of the Giants' other games, as well, either at guard or as an extra blocking tight end. The Eagles released Andrews in May when they became convinced that his 2-year battle with back injuries would continue to plague him. The Giants signed him during training camp in August.
January 4, 2010 |
The New York Giants ended the season with another stinker, getting blown out, 44-7, by the Minnesota Vikings yesterday. The Giants were outscored, 85-16, in the last two games, including a 41-9 loss to Carolina last week in the team's final game at Giants Stadium, to finish 8-8 after starting the season 5-0. "Playing like that 2 weeks in a row is disrespectful to the logo that's on our helmet," center Shaun O'Hara said. "The Giants franchise, organization and fans deserve better than they received the last 2 weeks from the players.
October 17, 2003 |
With support from the NFL Players Association, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp will appeal the $50,000 fine he was issued Tuesday for mistreating officials. Earlier this week, the six-time Pro Bowler called the punishment "unbelievable" and said he believed the league was trying to make an example of him. "The appeal will be based on, first, the timeliness of it," NFLPA chief Gene Upshaw told the Washington Post. "Second, it's a first offense, and that's pretty steep for a first offense.
March 8, 2004 |
Shaun O'Hara, a former Rutgers walk-on who became an NFL starter, signed a multiyear contract with the New York Giants yesterday. O'Hara, who has started at center and guard for the Cleveland Browns over the last 4 years, is expected to play center for the Giants. Chris Bober has started at center for the Giants, but he is a free agent who is expected to sign elsewhere. O'Hara started 38 of 54 regular-season games for the Browns, starting the last 34 games in which he played.
July 28, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Coach Tom Coughlin signed a contract extension with the Giants yesterday, the top move among a flurry of activity on the second day of official business after the NFL lockout was lifted. Coughlin, hired by the Giants in 2004, is now in the fold through the 2012 season, and he will take a 65-47 record into the season opener Sept. 11 at Washington. He was set to see his previous 3-year contract expire at the end of the 2011 season. But the team decided to eliminate the lame-duck status.
January 6, 2009 |
FOR A TEAM that just spent a week off with its heels kicked up, healing its wounds and watching other worn-out clubs bash heads, the Giants sure seem surly. Perhaps that is to be expected from a team that sputtered and limped into the playoffs, even as a top seed. The Giants play host to the Eagles on Sunday in the Divisional Playoff round, but they're reluctant to review their path to the top. Maybe that's because they know it really doesn't mean anything. The Giants were a wild-card entry last year when they upset the Cowboys in the divisional round en route to their Super Bowl win. "I don't think this team really looks at it like we lost three of the last four," said center Shaun O'Hara, one of three Giants conference-call participants yesterday.
December 17, 2009 |
Defensive end Trent Cole said he was defending teammate Jason Babin on Sunday night when he sent a couple of punches at the helmeted head of New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara. Cole found out yesterday that his action cost him a considerable amount of cash. He declined to say how much, but a league source said the fine was $15,000. Cole said he would not appeal. The league source said that O'Hara was also fined $15,000. "I embarrassed myself and my team," Cole said. "It was just a situation I didn't want to be in . . . but it happened and you have to deal with it, take the consequences, and move forward to the next week.
December 18, 2009 |
New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara is not apologizing for his actions during a scuffle with Trent Cole and said he is surprised he got fined the same amount as the Eagles' defensive end. The two were fined $15,000 each for the incident, which took place near the end of Sunday's game at Giants Stadium. O'Hara, who said he plans to appeal the fine, appeared to stiff-arm Cole in the facemask in the closing seconds of the Eagles' 45-38 win. Cole retaliated by throwing a couple of punches.
December 5, 2008 |
YOU CAN TALK about that huge late failure to convert on fourth-and-1, and a couple of crucial replay challenges that didn't go the Eagles' way, and a hobbled Brian Westbrook, but none of that was the biggest reason the Birds lost their last meeting with the Giants, 36-31, on Nov. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field. The essence of the game was the Giants' offensive line controlling the line of scrimmage, outplaying the Eagles' defenders. New York ran for 219 yards on 45 carries, and controlled the ball for 39 minutes and 10 seconds, leaving the Birds with only 20:50 worth of offense.