Big Blue Banter: A New York Giants Fo...

Dan Schneier and Nick Falato break down the New York Giants using All-22 game film and analytics.

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Where the Giants go next w/ He's a Giant Podcast
Nick and Dan are joined by the He's a Giant Podcast (@queens_guy) & (@MONTECRI5TO) to discuss the New York Giants ahead of training camp. Sal and Monte's year-round podcast focuses on college players and how they would fit with the Giants. The four debate the news surrounding the team, expectations, and take a 30-thousand-foot view of the Giants' situation in 2024. Then, Sal and Monte ask Dan and Nick about their ideal prototypes for positions of need on the Giants, and who in college football could fit those descriptions.
74 min
Hard Knocks E2: Giants made their draft intenti...
Dan and Nick break down the second episode of Giants Hard Knocks by discussing the stark contrast between what Shane Bowen is looking for on defense, the insight shared between Joe Schoen on the free agent process, the QB and WR interviews with individual breakdowns of each interview, his conversation with Patriots GM Eliot Wolf about trading up to No. 3, Saquon Barkley drama and more.
67 min
Giants TE preview: Evan Neal's new best friend?
Dan and Nick recap the Giants TE position by starting with how different it will look after running the pass game through Darren Waller. They discuss the importance of the blockers added, how it will help Evan Neal and the entire pass protection unit and more.
34 min
Hard Knocks Takeaways: Inside look at the Giant...
Nick and Dan break down the first episode of HBO's Hard Knocks, featuring the Giants' front office. We received an in-depth look at the free agent process, which was led by Director of Pro Scouting Chris Rossetti. Insight about Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and other Giants were divulged throughout the episode, and the two discuss their thoughts.
44 min
WR preview: Unproven with SKY-HIGH ceiling
Nick and Dan discuss the Giants' WR CORPS ahead of training camp, and the immense - UNPROVEN - potential within the room. The two go through the ideal 11 personnel package, Darius Slayton, and depth pieces like Isaiah Hodgins, Allen Robinson, and Bryce Ford-Wheaton.
39 min
RB Preview: A Changing of the Guard
Dan and Nick preview the Giants RB position as the team transitions from a one back system to a rotation. They discuss the upside of Tyrone Tracy within the new structure of the offense, Eric Gray’s future, sleepers to make the roster and more.
35 min
Daniel Bellinger interview: Offensive changes f...
Dan and Nick are joined by recurring Big Blue Banter guest and Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger to discuss exciting changes coming to the Giants offense in 2024, go over some of his film from 2023, talk about his transition to the New Jersey area from the west coast (why he loves bagels and Daniel’s first experience at Djais in Belmar), his early thoughts on the new faces in the tight end room and a lot more.
27 min
State of the New York Giants w/ PFF's Trevor Si...
Trevor Sikkema of Pro Football Focus joins Nick Falato to discuss the state of the Giants and the impact of their 2024 NFL Draft. The two go through Darren Waller's retirement, the RB situation, Malik Nabers' ceiling, and Dexter Lawrence's dominance, plus much more!
46 min
Five things we can’t wait to watch in Giants tr...
Dan and Nick recap the final day of Giants minicamp by hitting some of the key points (Evan Neal injury update plus what it means for Josh Ezeudu as swing tackle, Jermaine Eluemunor as guard), Wan’Dale Robinson telling Giants media he’s hit his fastest GPS time and more before diving into today’s show topic: The five things they can’t wait to watch (offensive side) in Giants training camp. They break down each of the five things to get excited about in detail.
33 min
Minicamp: Wan’Dale shows off post-ACL second ge...
Dan and Nick break down the Giants’ first minicamp practice open to the beat reporters by discussing some of the key topics including Wan’Dale Robinson’s TD and the burst he displayed post catch, Daniel Jones’ progress in his return from the ACL tear and what it means for his training camp status, Evan Neal missing team reps again as the Giants have “backed off” on Neal, per Brian Daboll and a lot more.
36 min
Ranking the NFC East defenses: Where do the Gia...
Dan and Nick break down how far the Giants have come toward closing the gap in the NFC East on the defensive side of the ball by going position by position and ranking where all four teams land by assigning a point scale for each position group.
36 min
Giants OTAs: Malik Nabers is as unguardable as ...
Dan and Nick recap the recent string of Giants OTA practices including their ninth OTA that was open to the media. They break down what Malik Nabers’ dominant practice means, the big leap we’ve seen from Jalin Hyatt already from a strength and mental processing standpoint, Aaron Robinson sighting, Jon Runyan confirming the RG position to play next to Evan Neal, Brian Daboll calling the plays yet again and more.
33 min
Ranking the NFC East offenses: Where do Giants ...
Dan and Nick break down how far the Giants have come toward closing the gap in the NFC East on the offensive side of the ball by going position by position and ranking where all four teams land by assigning a point scale for each position group.
36 min
Xs&Os deep dive w/ Cody Alexander
Dan and Nick are joined by Match Quarters' Cody Alexander for a super, nitty-gritty deep dive on the Xs and Os focused on the defensive side of the ball -- specifically dealing in concepts that new defensive coordinator Shane Bowen will deploy.
51 min
Giants OTAs: Surprising 1st-team OL, DJ ahead o...
Dan and Nick give their takes on what has been going down during the early Giants OTAs from what OL coach Carmen Bricillo said about Evan Neal and more during his first media appearance, their thoughts on the early 1st-team offensive line, Daniel Jones' rapid progression back from a torn ACL, Malik Nabers' early progression and more.
34 min
Giants draw draft praise from PFF’s Sam Monson
Dan interviews PFF’s Sam Monson about the Giants direction going from the start of the offseason with free agency through the draft, the QB situation and more.
31 min
Giants 2024 schedule analysis
Dan and Nick go game by game breaking down the Giants 2024 schedule and what games are pivotal for their season.
37 min
Should Giants GM Joe Schoen be on the hot seat?
Dan and Nick dive into the debate that’s taken over Giants Twitter since the conclusion of the 2024 NFL Draft – should GM Joe Schoen be on the hot seat heading into 2024? They take a 30,000-foot view to start before diving into a look back on each of their five biggest takeaways after the 2021 season heading into the 2022 offseason. Then, they dissect each move Schoen has made in each of his two offseasons, the biggest deciding factors and more before circling back to discuss what would have to happen in 2024 for Schoen to be on the hot seat for them, and potentially for them to say – “that’s it, it’s time to move on” and what he can do to secure his seat for the future.
79 min
Mailbag: How offense will evolve, elite QB or e...
Dan and Nick dive into their final edition of the post-draft mailbag by tackling how the offense will evolve with Malik Nabers and whether or not we'll see a similar scheme to 2022, what they would prefer -- an elite QB or elite roster and which of the two is easier to build, what path the Giants have to improve QB in 2025 if they need to, how Eli Manning's skill set would translate to today's era and a lot more.
76 min
Do the Giants have the fastest receiving corps?
Dan and Nick take a look at one of the key stated objectives by Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll to get faster at WR when they arrived by first looking at their route-weighted speed in WR in 2022 when they took over to where it is now, how they've added stop-and-start ability as well, and what this means from a schematic standpoint and from a ceiling standpoint for the offense in 2024.
35 min
Mailbag Pt. 2: Where the franchise is going, fa...
Dan and Nick dive into part two of their post-draft mailbag with a 30,000-foot view question to start about what it would mean for Drew Lock to find success – if given an opportunity – for the franchise’s optimal long term goals, answer a fun question about their favorite Giants of yesteryear, plus if the Giants have a specific type they’re looking for at QB and a lot more.
67 min
Mailbag: How DJ&Lock fit Daboll’s system differ...
Dan and Nick dive into their first edition of their post-draft mailbag by answering questions on the differences between what Drew Lock and Daniel Jones bring to Brian Daboll’s system, which current Giants WR Malik Nabers will help the most, if fans are being too negative about the team, and a lot more.
73 min
Two big reasons why the Giants roster IS better...
Dan and Nick tackle a heated debate among Giants fans in the Giants Twittersphere as to whether or not the Giants roster is actually better now than it was in 2023. They dive into the question holistically and then individually by going position by position. Finally, they quantify the crux of why they are both confident the 2024 roster is better.
22 min
NFC East 2024 NFL Draft Grades
Dan and Nick break down each of the three New York Giants division rivals and assign draft grades for the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders. They break down each team's draft class, individual picks, how they approached their draft classes, what they accomplished and what it means moving forward for the Giants.
40 min
Giants Draft Review: 30K-foot view + answering ...
Dan and Nick rally for their annual end of the draft weekend review of the draft as a whole -- from the 30,000-foot view as Dan can't stop saying. They discuss the draft class as a whole, individual picks but also a wholistic approach that includes Dan asking Nick the biggest burning question from each of the three nights of the draft -- plus kicking things off with the biggest question about where the Giants are headed now.
75 min