A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 06, 2017
NYPD (New York Pass Defense)

The 2016-17 New York Giants football secondary was nicknamed “New York Pass Defense” (NYPD), with a nod to the New York Police Department (NYPD). Tom Rock, a sportwriter for Newsday (Long Island, NY), wrote on December 13, 2016 an article titled, “Giants’ secondary deserves a nickname — but what?” Rock posted on Twitter the same day:

“How about NYPD? New York Pass Defense?”

“New York Pizza Dept.” is another popular use of “NYPD.”


Wikipedia: New York Giants
The New York Giants are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at MetLife Stadium, which it shares with the New York Jets in a unique arrangement.
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Linebackers
52 Jonathan Casillas OLB
93 B. J. Goodson MLB
94 Mark Herzlich OLB
59 Devon Kennard OLB
57 Keenan Robinson OLB
91 Kelvin Sheppard MLB
53 Deontae Skinner OLB
97 Ishaq Williams OLB
Defensive backs
33 Andrew Adams FS
24 Eli Apple CB
29 Nat Berhe FS
21 Landon Collins SS
25 Leon Hall CB
20 Janoris Jenkins CB
37 Eric Pinkins SS
41 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB
30 Coty Sensabaugh CB
31 Trevin Wade CB

Newsday (Long Island, NY)
Giants’ secondary deserves a nickname — but what?
Updated December 13, 2016 7:18 PM
By Tom Rock
The only thing missing from the Giants’ secondary this season seems to be a nickname. All the greats have one. Seattle has the Legion of Boom. Denver has the No Fly Zone.

The Giants? They’re working on it.

Twitter
Tom Rock
‏@TomRock_Newsday Tom Rock Retweeted Tom Rock
How about NYPD?
New York Pass Defense?Tom Rock added,
Tom Rock @TomRock_Newsday
Giants’ secondary deserves a nickname — but what? http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/giants/giants-secondary-deserves-nickname-but-what-1.12752278 … via @newsday
7:24 PM - 13 Dec 2016

Twitter
Tom Rock
‏@TomRock_Newsday
The NYPD (New York Pass Defense) has been locking up star WRs all year and huge reason why Giants are winning.
7:04 AM - 14 Dec 2016

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‏@DrewHendrixx
N.Y.P.D. (New York Pass Defense)
10:58 AM - 15 Dec 2016

Twitter
NYPD
‏@miasiabieber
@SouthsideJQBred idk who made it up but it’s New York Pass Defense. The nickname for the Giants secondary
9:19 PM - 18 Dec 2016

Giants.com
Meet the NYPD: New York Pass Defense
Posted Jan 4, 2017
Dan Salomone
Staff Writer
The Giants secondary has been one of the team’s biggest strengths this season: ...

Daily News (New York, NY)
The Giants’ secondary has a bold new, police-inspired nickname
BY SETH WALDER
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 12:42 AM
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“I didn’t come up with that, the fans actually came up with that,” Landon Collins said. “We (were) just trying to figure out what to call our group and they came up with it. We stuck to it. (Cornerbacks) coach (Tim) Walton is the one that brings the name up all the time and we just stuck with it. Call ourselves NYPD.”

It began a few weeks ago, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said. And Collins said Janoris Jenkins was the inspiration.

Newsday (Long Island, NY)
Real NYPD honors Giants’ ‘New York Pass Defense’
Updated January 6, 2017 7:29 PM
By Tom Rock
The actual NYPD showed up at the Giants’ facility Friday to visit their namesakes and they came bearing gifts.

Members of the New York Police Department football team brought boxes of ski hats and baseball caps with the words “NYPD Football” printed on them to hand out to members of the Giants’ secondary. The group, which has become a dominant unit this season, has adopted the nickname “NYPD,” which stands for “New York Pass Defense.”

Daily News (New York, NY)
Giants defense loose, undaunted by Packers as NFL world bows to Aaron Rodgers
PAT LEONARD
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, January 6, 2017, 7:06 PM
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The secondary is embracing the NYPD nickname (New York Pass Defense) bestowed by Newsday beat writer Tom Rock. Some of New York’s finest, in fact, delivered NYPD Football baseball caps and winter hats to the facility on Thursday. Collins, 22, received them from the police in person, and they were passed out Friday.

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