Gene Clemons

Gene Clemons

Gene "Coach" Clemons has been involved with the game of football for 30 years as a player, coach, evaluator, and journalist.  Clemons has spent time writing for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Bridgton News, Urbana Daily Citizen, Macon Telegraph and footballgameplan.com.  He has a YouTube channel called "Coach Gene Clemons" where you can find his popular "X&O The Joes" series as well as other football related content. 

The New York Giants defensive line works out during Giants minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in East Rutherford.

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New York Giants 2024 Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line

The Giants have a lot of unproven depth on the D-line. Can coach Andre Patterson tap into that talent?

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Jan 21, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; The New York Giants huddle up against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFC divisional round game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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A Giant Issue Podcast: Expectations for New York Giants Training Camp

Coach Gene Clemons talks to The Entertainah about what he wants to see at New York Giants training camp this summer.

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Aug 1, 2023; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants helmets rest on the grass field during training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Facility.
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A Giant Issue Podcast: Top Training Camp Position Battles

Coach Gene Clemons talks to Emory Hunt from Football Gameplan and CBS Sports about four key position battles brewing at New York Giants training camp this summer

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Dec 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants center John Michael Schmitz Jr. (61) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
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New York Giants Center John Michael Schmitz: The Good, The Great, and The Ugly

John Michael Schmitz's first season was promising, though some areas in his game need refinement. Let's break down his film to see where he showed strength and where he still needs to improve.

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Dec 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito (15) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
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New York Giants QB Tommy DeVito: The Good, The Great, and The Ugly

We look at Tommy DeVito's performance from the Week 11 matchup against the Washington Commanders.

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Dec 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants linebacker Micah McFadden (41) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
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New York Giants ILB Micah McFadden: The Good, The Great, and The Ugly

There is much to like about Giants ILB Micah McFadden's game, as we took note of from last season's showing against the 49ers.

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Dec 31, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants linebacker Bobby Okereke (58) celebrates his sack against the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium.
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New York Giants ILB Bobby Okereke: The Good, The Great, and The Ugly

Bobby Okereke has been a solidifying force in the middle of the Giants' defense. Let's look at the good, great, and ugly aspects of his film from last season.

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) gets knocked out of bounds by New York Giants cornerback Deonte Banks (25) and safety Isaiah Simmons (19) during the first half of an NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, October 8, 2023.
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What ILB Isaiah Simmons' Role in New York Giants Defensive Scheme Will Look Like

Coach Gene Clemons breaks down how the Giants likely intend to deploy ILB Isaiah Simmons as the nickel and money linebacker.

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Jul 26, 2023; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals halfback Jacob Saylors (34) runs drills during training camp at Kettering Health Practice Fields.
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New York Giants 2024 Training Camp Preview: RB Jacob Saylors

Can Saylors go from UFL star to a spot in the Giants backfield rotation?

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Dec 11, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants cornerback Deonte Banks (25) celebrates after a play during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Giants CB Deonte Banks: The Good, The Great and The Ugly

As Banks enters his second season and first as the clear-cut CB1, we examine his game against the Green Bay Packers last season to gauge his best talents and areas for improvement.

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Sep 16, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (78) walks off the field after a loss to the Washington Football Team at FedExField.
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New York Giants LT Andrew Thomas: The Good, The Great, and The Ugly

The Giants' All-Pro caliber left tackle, Andrew Thomas, makes a difference when he is on the field and does a lot of things right.

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September 21, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) rushes New York Giants offensive tackle Evan Neal (73) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium.
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New York Giants RT Evan Neal: The Good, The Great, and The Ugly

Is OT Evan Neal as bad as some believe? We look at his game last year against two top pass rushers to find out.

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