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Monday, February 3, 2014
Big Blue Morning: Weekend recap

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Sorry this is late, folks. Was working late at the Super Bowl, then had to get up early to drive through the snow to Bristol, where I'll be appearing on "NFL Insiders" at 3:15 p.m. ET on ESPN on Monday and Tuesday this week. Yes, the best apologies always come with shameless plugs.

Anyway, we will turn our attention this week to the Giants' offseason and their priorities in terms of their own free agents. I expect them to attack some of the simpler situations -- guys like Andre Brown and Stevie Brown, for example -- early in the process while the thornier situations of Justin Tuck, Hakeem Nicks, Linval Joseph and Jon Beason sort themselves out closer to or even after the start of free agency. But that's just my educated guess. Will work to find out more in the coming days with the Super Bowl now behind us.

As for Giants-related issues from the weekend, in case you missed them ...

Michael Strahan was elected to the Hall of Fame, no doubt providing an offseason smile for Giants fans who remember better days. He also got an apology from his now-fellow Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, according to Sapp.

And Giants owner John Mara wants another Super Bowl in New Jersey because this one went well. He's entitled to his opinion, of course, and the week was great, if a little too cold early on. Personally, I loved covering a Super Bowl that didn't require me to get on a plane or sleep in a hotel. But I continue to think the NFL is nuts to press its luck on this. Just because something worked one time doesn't mean it was a good idea.