I’m sure most of you saw the Giants lose to the Seahawks. Some of the Giants played well, like Osi Umenyiora who had a great day against the best left tackle in the NFL. There’s no way I thought Osi could produce 2 sacks, 8 tackles, and several hits or hurries going against Walter Jones.
The problem on defense was with the secondary. Will Allen played well, but ex-Giant Joe Jerivicious had an awesome day picking on Corey Webster. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that a veteran NFL receiver can school a rookie who hasn’t played much, but I was surprised anyway.
And what hapened to Jay Feely? Seattle kicker Josh Brown has an excuse for him:
“The wind really swirls in here and stays high,” said Seahawks kicker Josh Brown. “It is not necessarily right down the field. That’s why the first couple of kicks were ground balls on kickoffs because if you get the ball caught up in the air, it is going to drop that way. I really feel bad for him.”
And the offensive line thought things were a bit too loud (and they were loud) committing 11 false start penalties (2 of which came from Walker on a punt). Petigout (5) and Diehl (3) were especially bad.
So all in all, the Giants could clean a few things up and be an elite team. But until they do…