The New York Football Giants finished the 2014 season with a 6-10 record. For the third straight year, Big Blue missed the playoffs and finished the season with a losing record for the second year in a row. Owner John Mara called finishing 6-10, “an embarrassment”. New York has seen that winning a Super Bowl is not easy, but you need to qualify for the playoffs before you win a Super Bowl. The playoff drought has fans and management searching for answers. However, one answer that the Giants believe they have figured out is at head coach.
On the eve of both the new year and the first college football playoff games, the Capital One Orange Bowl saw 7th ranked Mississippi State and 12th ranked Georgia Tech battle to end their seasons with a win. While the pre-game hype centered largely on Mississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott, who finished eighth in Heisman voting, his top receiving target, De’Runnya Wilson, found himself under the radar.
The inaugural Boca Raton Bowl was an exciting and high scoring battle that saw a kickoff returned for a touchdown, five total touchdowns accounted for by quarterback Rakeem Cato and a historic 18-catch performance by Marshall receiver Tommy Shuler in a resounding 52-23 victory for the Thundering Herd. However, the bowl did not begin with the teams storming onto the field to the cheers of the thousands of fans, nor with the opening kickoff. Rather, the game itself was the final stage of months of preparation by both the city of Boca Raton and ESPN.
ESPN Radio's Joe Schad (@schadjoe) joined One on One with Kenny Ducey and Kelly Kultys to talk about the upcoming college football playoff and where some big names might end up in the NFL next season.
Mark Cannizzaro (@MarkCannizzaro) of the New York Post sat down with Kelly Kultys on One on One to discuss the final week of the regular season in the NFL, who has the best chance of making the playoffs, who to watch out for and the future of Rex Ryan and the New York Jets.