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Archive for December, 2007

Giants play well vs. Patriots

Monday, December 31st, 2007

It was very nice to see the Giants play almost even with the Pats. I don’t think anyone was expecting a win and we outperformed pretty much everyone’s expectations. The injuries are a huge concern going into Tampa Bay – hopefully at least some turn out to be minor…

Sounds like I missed a great game

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

The Giants stick to the running game an beat thi Bills, securing a playoff spot in the process. Brandon Jacobs gained 145 yards and scored two touchdowns on 24 carries and Bradshaw gained 151 yards and scored 1 touchdown on 17 carries.

Merry Christmas!

Stop playing pass happy football and Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2007

First let me make a confession – I’m not watching the Giants Bills game. I’m in Munich on vacation and it’s beautiful (though cold) here. Somehow I don’t think the Giants Bills game will be as awesome as Munich at Christmas time…

Actually, I think it won’t be the right kind of ugly. I want to see ugly smash mouth football instead of ugly throw the ball 54 times in the cold when your QB and receivers are all struggling football. Seriously, fire Coughlin. Fire Gilbride. It can’t be that hard to find someone who will make the offensive calls that you have to make to win in December with our running game.

But for those of you watching the game I hope it’s a happy few hours. And for everyone Merry Christmas!

Another typical Giants season?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Some papers are speculating that another terrible ending to a Giants football season could be the end for Tom Coughlin. The scary thing for me is that we don’t dismiss the possibility of the Ginats imploding. This team has showed in years past that they are perfectly capable of blowing this season and losing all remaining games even if they do sneak into the playoffs.

You might let Eli Manning off the hook based on all the drops against the Redskins, but then again you might not:

Although the Giants had the pleasure of facing an array of bad or inexperienced quarterbacks (drum roll, please, for Trent Dilfer, Jon Kitna, Tarvaris Jackson, Rex Grossman and Todd Collins) the opposing quarterbacks as a composite have outdone Eli Manning in every pertinent category.

At some point you have to stop blaming the coaches and the QB exclusively – the Giants are a mediocre team and there must be more reasons than Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning…

Any ideas?

Message to NFL: clean up the officiating

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

I’m no fan of the Ravens, but I don’t think their players deserved fines for criticizing the officials after they lost to the Pats in the closing minute sof the game.

Let’s face it: officiating in the NFL sucks. Every week we see lots of not just bad calls but absolutely ridiculous calls. Until the NFL figures out how to provide quality officiating, they and their officials deserve all the criticism we can possibly offer.

Giants special teams this Sunday

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

This article talked about the importance of limiting Devin Hester’s impact on the game. The author talks about the Giants special teams weapons and while Tyree and Feagles are good let’s face facts – the Giants special teams have been nothing special this season.

How do you think they did against the Bears and will they be good enough to not lose us any games this season?

Manning leads the Giants to victory, sort of – Ward injured

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

The Giants won, but it was at times a hard game to watch thanks to a couple of interceptions from Manning. Do we give him credit for playing well the last few minutes of the game or do we flame him for sucking before that?

Now you can argue that the wide receivers aren’t all that great with Plax hurting, but the running game and offensive line are decent so I think we can expect better than average from our franchise QB, #1 draft pick that we traded a bundle for…

The defense played pretty well though had trouble closing the deal on the Bears last drive. Still all but 3 of the Bears 16 points were the result of turnovers. Nice to finally see some good D but not sure I enjoy watching Eli much these days…

Injury news: The Giants probably lost Ward for the season with a broken leg.