NFL Network’s Original Series ‘Finding Giants’ Provides Inside Look Into Scouting & Building the New York Giants

Unscripted Reality Series Represents a New Line of Programming

First Episode Premieres Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 PM ET

Before an NFL team can achieve success on the field, it is up to the hard work of the team’s scouts to scour the country to find the future players of the organization. For the first time ever, NFL Network – in association with NFL Films and Moondog Films – provides a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of professional scouts and follows the long process of what it takes to build a championship team.

NFL Network presents Finding Giants, a four-part series premiering Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00 PM ET and airing each Tuesday through October 21. All four episodes provide an intimate look into the New York Giants organization, one of the most successful NFL franchises with eight championship titles, including four Super Bowls. Each week on NFL Network, a first look of the new episode will air following the Thursday Night Football game, beginning Thursday, September 25 following the Giants-Redskins game. Digitally, Finding Giants will be made available on NFL Now through the service’s premium tier, NFL Now Plus. ($1.99 per month)

On NFL Now Plus, the full six-episode, “director’s cut” edition of Finding Giants will be available. NFL Now is the League’s next-generation video service and provides fans access to the largest digital library of NFL video anywhere accessible through apps and browsers across an array of Internet-connected devices. Offered for free with a premium tier, NFL Now allows fans to customize their own video stream of short-form videos and highlights from NFL Media and all 32 NFL clubs.

The last project “green-lit” by the late, great NFL Films president Steve Sabol, Finding Giants is an unscripted reality series, a first for NFL Network. Continuing this new line of programming, NFL Network will televise Undrafted, which will go inside the lives and tell the stories of various athletes as they prepare for the NFL’s Super Regional Combines, in October.

Finding Giants offers an in-depth look at scouting and team building in today’s NFL and shows what it takes to find and draft the best players to fit an organization. Finding Giants will also give fans a unique look at the personal side of working in the NFL as scouts and their wives balance life on the road with family life at home.

Additionally, Finding Giants will show footage inside the Giants’ draft war room during the 2014 NFL Draft, in which the Giants selected such players as Odell Beckham, Jr., Weston Richburg and Andre Williams.

Finding Giants includes interviews with the following people:

  • Tom Coughlin – Giants head coach
  • John K. Mara – Giants President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Steve Tisch – Giants Chairman & Executive Vice President
  • Chris Mara – Giants Senior Vice President, Player Personnel
  • Jerry Reese – Giants Senior Vice President & General Manager
  • Marc Ross – Giants Vice President, Player Evaluation
  • Steve Verderosa – Giants Executive Scout – Southeast
  • Joe Collins – Giants Executive Scout – Southeast
  • Chris Pettit – Giants Scout – Northeast & Midwest
  • Steve Malin – Giants Scout – West
  • Jeremy Breit – Giants Scout – West
  • Chris Watts – Giants Scout – BLESTO & Southwest
  • Ryan Jones – Giants Scout – Northeast & Midwest
  • Joe Skiba – Giants Equipment Manager
  • Tom Modrack – BLESTO Director
  • Ernie Accorsi – Former Giants General Manager

To view the trailer for Finding Giants, visit:

http://on.nfl.com/1uzEjW6

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