Posted on: May 4, 2010 12:43 pm
Those outside of the Big Blue like to point to the youngest Manning as the reason for their struggles. They say he is not a top QB, and he can not get it done stat wise, and in the playoffs. His low key demeanor is looked at as a reflection of his interior fire, but Giants fans know the truth.
Eli and Co. have brought a level of passing to the Gmen that has never been witnessed before in the Meadowlands. Steve Smith caught more passes than any Giant ever, varifying his status as a possession receiver extraordinaire, Nicks will have a breakout season (did tremendous for a rookie receiver) and if he can cure the bobbles, Manningham can be a great left side receiver. Add Kevin Boss and a possible speedster in Beckum, and who knows, the passing offense has everything they need to add on to last years great season.
The oline was okay, but not near the level of their 2007 form. They need to get back to being tough in the trenches, and the rookie (and second year) olinemen might be able to add a bit of urgency to practice and get the old vets going.
Now, the running game, ugggghh. Someone get Brandon Jacobs a snickers, he loks like Betty White out there. He is definitely scared of injury, as was evident by his suggestion to Danny Ware. When Ware was injured, BJ pretty much told him he was running too hard (trying to get extra yards by puttng his hand on the ground for more yards) and that he had to be wary of injury. I understand this, but man, you want to see him running hard. There has to be a better line than he found this year, in terms of not getting hurt, but giving something to the team. He idd help us to a SB ring, but is he done there? Will we see Jacobs hit the corners and AB hitting the hole? Will Ware get some run, Brown?? When will Gilbride get fired? or wil he be around for a while?
The Big Blue used to rely on defense, special teams, and 3 yards and a cloud of dirt. NOw they have receivers breaking records and leading the league in receptions, a beast of a running back who is seemingly scared of contact, and a defense that gives up 40 points on the regular.
I like what Eli adds to the team, I just hope the oline and RBs can get back to 07-08 form.
Go BIg Blue!!!!
Posted on: April 29, 2010 11:22 am
Well, we won't know until they suit up, and play the games, but we can guess, right? We (The Big MoFO Blue) have a new DC, and that should help things, depending on who you ask. Some argue Sheridan did not get a fair chance, but that ship has sailed. Fewel is here now, and it is his ship to right. And continueing the horrible analogy, he has some new weapons to help him along the voyage.
Most Giants fans agree the LB and Saffety positions were in, at best, disarray last season.
Was it the fault of the a. LB's? b. The Safeties? c. The Coord? Or d. a combination?
So far, it seems the Giants brass believe it was b. and c. And maybe a little bit of a., so that means maybe a little bit of d. (aha)
They replaced our Safeties (even (especially) if/when Phillips comes back, the safeties added turn the position from a weakness to a strength - on paper) revamped (maybe??) our LB's through addition by subtraction. Getting rid of older LB's with the hope that the younger ones are ready to go. And obviously Sheridan was canned, welcome Pete Fewel.
Here is what I am getting at.
Are we still in trouble with our Lb's? I think not.
I think a major problem with last years LB's was the safeties. With so much looking behind them, the LB's could not concentrate on the action in front of them. Now, with a better safety (net), they can focus on what they are supposed to focus on, RB's, TE's and QB's.
The safeties and corners, hopefully, will also be helped by a better, healtheir dline.
I think the Giants have done a great deal to sure up the defense, but we won't know until they butt heads with the Panthers, Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.
Posted on: April 22, 2010 9:55 am
If he can not right the Raiders wayward ship, who can?
Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:06 am
(From Sportingnews.com) http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/art
3. New York Giants . The final-month stretch, including trips to Minnesota, Green Bay and Washington, could cause them to fade.
What happens to the Giants come playoff time? In or Out?
Here is their schedule(from Giants.com), what do we win? What do we lose?
Green Bay Packers
Posted on: April 7, 2010 2:18 pm
Has Giants getting John McCLain, you know, from the eclaimed Die Hard movies.
Oh wait, well, still. I hope it goes down this way!!
Posted on: April 5, 2010 1:27 pm
37-20- and 10, and no ones making a big deal out of it? NYK mess up if they let this guy go. He is a very good player who continues to work hard and get better. I know it was against the Warriors, but these numbers have not been breached by any player NO ONE, since the ABA/NBA combined. That means something, regardless what team it was against. The Warriors are no defensive stalwarts, but they are not the worst defensive team ever!!
Great game Lee.
Posted on: April 1, 2010 3:44 pm
This is a big reason why I say those that want to put an asterisk by names like McGwire or Bonds clearly ignore the actual history of sports for their fantasized version.
It is especailly strange that writers jumped on the steroid hate club, after knowing about what had been going on forever in sports, Left the average fan to believe that steroids, and in essense, cheating in sports was somehow new, and Bonds was behind it.
Cheating is not new. It is also not to be accepted, but expected and dealt with, with an eye on the present, in the past and to the future.
Posted on: April 1, 2010 11:39 am
Seems the 3 publications I frequent see it 3 different ways. One says he killed it, one says he flunked it, and one says he did just enough. Sound like a story you have heard before, with goldy locks bears. Not bears with gold hair mind you, but you probably got that.
Sporting News - who I like - sees the Colt McCoy glass as half empty, or the porridge was too cold.
Espn thought the oats hot.
And CBS said it was just right.
Who is right? Wrong?