Posted on: May 4, 2010 12:43 pm
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How about the offense??

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
 

State of the New York Giants Defense

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.

GO BLUE!
Posted on: April 22, 2010 9:55 am
 

Bruce Campbell - just what the Raiders need!!

http://hollywoodhatesme.files.wordp
ress.com/2009/09/bruce_campbell_arm
y_of_darkness.jpg

If he can not right the Raiders wayward ship, who can?
Posted on: April 21, 2010 10:06 am
 

Giants 3rd in strength of schedule - YIKES

(From Sportingnews.com) http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/art
icle/2010-04-20/schedule-power-poll
-texans-land-toughest-road-playoffs


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?

Carolina Panthers
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday Sept. 12, 1 p.m., FOX
The Panthers will visit the Giants for the third consecutive season. Last Dec. 27, the Giants lost their final game in Giants Stadium to Carolina, 41-9, and now trail in the regular season series, 3-2. In their 2008 home finale the Giants defeated the Panthers in overtime, 34-28, to clinch home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. In home games vs. Carolina, the Giants are 1-2 in the regular season and 0-1 in the postseason. The Panthers are coached by John Fox, who was the Giants' defensive coordinator from 1997-2001.

Indianapolis Colts
Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 19, 8:20 p.m., NBC
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 7-6. This will be the second game featuring Eli and Peyton Manning as the starting quarterbacks – thus the second game in NFL history in which brothers are the opposing starters at quarterback. The Colts won the first such meeting, 26-21, on Sept. 10, 2006. This will be the Giants' first visit to Lucas Oil Stadium, which opened in 2008. They won both of their previous two games in Indianapolis, 27-7 in 1990 and 44-24 in 2002.

Tennessee Titans
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m., CBS
The Giants lead the series, 5-4, against the franchise that played in Houston prior to 1997 and was known as the Oilers prior to 1999. The Giants have lost their last four games against the Oilers/Titans and have not won a game in the series since a 13-10 Monday night triumph in the Astrodome on Nov. 21, 1994. Since then, the Giants lost to the Oilers in Memphis (10-6 on Nov. 9, 1997) and to the Titans in Nashville (28-14 on Oct. 1, 2000 and 24-21 on Nov. 26, 2006) and in Giants Stadium (32-29 in overtime on Dec. 1, 2002). In the most recent meeting, the Giants led 21-0 in the fourth quarter before allowing 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. The Giants are 3-1 in home games against the Oilers/Titans.

Chicago Bears
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 3, 8:20 p.m., NBC
The Giants trail in both the regular season (27-18-2) and the postseason (5-3) series. They have not defeated the Bears in a regular season home game since a 28-24 victory in Yankee Stadium on Oct. 5, 1969 (though the Giants routed the Bears, 31-3, in a 1990 NFC Divisional Playoff Game). Chicago won in the Bronx in 1970 and in Giants Stadium in 1977, 1995, 2004 and most recently, on Nov. 12, 2006 (38-20). The teams last met on Dec. 2, 2007, when the Giants earned a 21-16 victory in Soldier Field.

Houston Texans
Reliant Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m., FOX
The Giants are 1-1 against the Texans, who were an expansion team in 2002. On Nov. 24, 2002, the Giants lost in Houston, 16-14. The teams last met on Nov. 5, 2006, when the Giants defeated the Texans in Giants Stadium, 14-10.

Detroit Lions
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m., FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 20-18-1 and lost each of their last three home games against Detroit – in 1994, 2000 and a 28-13 decision on Oct. 24, 2004. The Giants' last home victory over Detroit was a 20-0 shutout on Nov. 18, 1990. The Giants won their most recent meeting, 16-10 at Detroit on Nov. 18, 2007.

Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys Stadium: Monday, Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
New Meadowlands Stadium: Sunday, Nov. 14, 4:15 p.m., FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 55-38-2. Last season, the Giants swept the Cowboys for the first time since 2004. On Sept. 20, Lawrence Tynes kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the Giants a 33-31 victory before more than 105,000 fans in the first-ever regular season game in Cowboys Stadium. The Giants completed a sweep with a 31-24 triumph in Giants Stadium on Dec. 6. The teams split their two games in 2008, with each team winning at home: In 2007, Dallas won both regular season games: 45-35 on Sept. 9 in Texas Stadium and 31-20 on Nov. 11 in Giants Stadium. But the Giants defeated the Cowboys, 21-17, on Jan. 13 in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game in Dallas, their only postseason meeting with the Cowboys. The Giants were 19-14 vs. Dallas in Giants Stadium. They are 16-31-1 in Dallas. The Giants have swept the season series 11 times, while Dallas has 18 series sweeps.

Seattle Seahawks
Qwest Field
Sunday, Nov. 7, 4:05 p.m., FOX
The Giants lead the series against the Seahawks, 8-5, including a 44-6 rout in their most recent meeting on Oct. 5, 2008. The Giants are 2-5 in Seattle, including 0-2 in Qwest Field, where they lost 24-21 in overtime on Nov. 27, 2005 and 42-30 on Sept. 24, 2006. The Giants were 6-1 against the Seahawks in Giants Stadium.

Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field: Sunday, Nov. 21, *8:20 p.m., NBC
New Meadowlands Stadium: Sunday, Dec. 19, *1 p.m., FOX
The Giants lead the regular season series that began in 1933, 79-69-2, and are tied in the postseason series, 2-2. Last year, the Eagles swept the season series for the first time since 2004, winning 40-17 on Nov. 1 in Philadelphia and 45-38 on Dec. 13 in Giants Stadium. The first of those games broke the Giants' four-game regular season winning streak in Lincoln Financial Field. Either the Giants or the Eagles have swept the season series in 21 of the last 25 years. The Giants won both games in 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 97-2000, 2005 and 2007 (11 sweeps). Philadelphia swept the series in 1988, 89, 91, 92, 95, 96, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2009 (10 sweeps). The teams split their season series in 1990, 2002, 2006 and 2008. The Giants are 4-3 in the regular season and 0-1 in postseason play in Lincoln Financial Field. They were 15-19 vs. Philadelphia in regular season games in Giants Stadium.

Jacksonville Jaguars
New Meadowlands Stadium
Sunday Nov. 28, *1 p.m., CBS
The series is tied, 2-2. Tom Coughlin has coached in each of those games, three as the Jaguars' head coach and one on the Giants' sideline. The Giants lost to the Jaguars in Jacksonville, 40-13, Sept. 7, 1997. They twice defeated the Jaguars in Giants Stadium (28-25 on Dec. 23, 2005 and 24-17 on Nov. 3, 2002). Coughlin returned to Jacksonville as the Giants coach on Nov. 20, 2006, but the visitors lost on a Monday night, 26-10.

Washington Redskins
New Meadowlands Stadium: Sunday, Dec. 5, *1 p.m., FOX
FedEx Field: Sunday, Jan. 2, *1 p.m., FOX
The Giants have played the Redskins every year since 1932 and lead the regular season series, 89-61-4. The postseason series is tied, 1-1. The Giants have faced the Redskins 154 times in the regular season, making this their most frequently-contested rivalry. In 2009, the Giants swept the series for the second year in a row and the third time in four years. They won on Sept. 13 in Giants Stadium, 23-17 and on Dec. 21 in Washington, 45-12. The Giants have swept the season series with the Redskins 29 times. They were 22-12 against the Redskins in Giants Stadium and are 7-5-1 in FedEx Field.

Minnesota Vikings
The Metrodome
Sunday, Dec. 12, *1 p.m. FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 12-9, but lead the postseason series, 2-1. This is the third consecutive season the Giants will visit Minnesota, where they are 4-6, including 4-3 in the Metrodome. They lost their regular season finale there each of the previous two years after winning in the dome in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Last season, the Giants closed their 8-8 season with a 44-7 loss to the Vikings. Minnesota has won four consecutive games in the series, including triumphs in Giants Stadium in 2005 and 2007. All three postseason games between the teams were played in Giants Stadium, including the Giants' 41-0 victory in the 2000 NFC Championship Game.

Green Bay Packers
Lambeau Field
Sunday, Dec. 26, *4:15 p.m., FOX
The Giants trail in the regular season series, 25-21-2, and in the postseason series, 4-2. This is the teams' first meeting since the Giants' epic 23-20 overtime victory in frigid Green Bay in the 2007 NFC Championship Game. The Packers won each of their last three games in Giants Stadium – in 1998, 2001 and a 35-13 triumph on Sept. 16, 2007. The Giants' most recent home victory over Green Bay was a 27-7 decision on Nov. 8, 1992.



Posted on: April 7, 2010 2:18 pm
 

SN's latest Mock Draft - Yippiekeyyeahmotherfuka

http://www.sportingnews.com/college
-football/article/2010-04-06/mock-d
raft-teams-lining-for-selections-af
ter-bradford

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
 

Where are the David Lee stories????

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/player
s/playerpage/555962/david-lee


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
 

I guess we had problems before steroids!!

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/th
e_sporting_blog/entry/view/61391/be
rnie-carbo-hit-1975-world-series-hr
-for-boston-while-high-on-drugs

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
 

What is McCoy - Great or Horrible??

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.

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/art
icle/2010-03-31/mccoy-shows-limitat
ions-kindle-thomas-tweak-injuries

Espn thought the oats hot.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft
10/news/story?id=5044786

And CBS said it was just right.

Who is right? Wrong?

Who knows.


 
 
 
 
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