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Archive for November, 2008

Giants take care of the Redskins 23-7

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

The defense dominated even without Fred Robbins. The offense took care of business even thought he refs let the Redskins defenders get away with much more than the Giants. In fact, if it were not for a penalty on Corey Webster on the play where he had an interception, the Giants could have had a shutout. It seemed like Webster’s hand may have come close to or grazed the receiver’s facemask. However the refs let the Redskins get away with a more obvious hands to he face…

The Giants receivers had little trouble getting open against the Redskins secondary. That might be because the Redskins were trying hard to stop the run. They had some success there as they managed to slow the Giants’ running game down. They certainly didn’t stop us from running the ball, however.

But certainly the best part of the game was watching our defense have their way with the Redskins. A close second was watching Hixon turn into a star.

I thought drama was for other teams

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Usually it’s players on other teams doing stupid stuff but the Giants have stupid guys too it seems. No one has all the details but it seems Plaxico Burress and Antonio Pierce were at a night club when Plax shot himself in the leg with a gun he could not legally carry.

I guess it was also stupid that he waited 2 hours before going to the hospital but since they only kept him overnight I guess it wasn’t real serious. Surprisingly, it’s been reported that the cops haven’t talked to him yet. Plax can’t be hard to find so I guess they will talk to him eventually…

Giants 10-1 as Manning outduels Warner

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Warner saw a lot of pressure so I’m not blaming the guy but Manning certainly outperformed. The Cardinals put up an awful lot of offense – I’d much rather watch the Giants defense dominate than an offensive shootout – but I’ll take a win on the road any way I can get it. And remember, since they used to suck every year, Arizona is a solid team, now 7-4.

Jacobs was out, Plax was in. Plax hurt his hamstring – hopefully not too much worse than before.

Domenik Hixon had a huge game returning and was solid receiving.

The referees had a horrible game. Is this really the best the NFL can do? I don’t understand how the officiating can be so bad for so long.

Good Coughlin quotes

Friday, November 21st, 2008

This article has a lot of quotes from Tom Coughlin that make it even easier to root for the Giants and their coach. I mean as Giants fans we’d be rooting anyway, but this is the kind of team and the kind of coach that can make a fan proud.

What will it take to lock up Brandon Jacobs for a while?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

This article about Brandon Jacobs starts with the title that the Giants need sign him. Toward the end we get this quote: “A lot of money out there to be made,” he shouted in the winning locker room. “Free agent, baby.”

No doubt the Giants will have to pay Jacobs some serious cash to keep him around. This article mentions a few other big backs: “Reese and his boss, Ernie Accorsi, were thinking about guys like Earl Campbell and Kevin Mack and even Bronko Nagurski.”

Giants run over Ravens

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The #1 rushing defense in the NFL sucked pretty bad – or the #1 rushing offense in the NFL played the game of their lives – as the Giants ran successfully most of the game. Here’s an article on Earth, Wind & Fire from before the game in case you missed it.

During the game the Giants rushed for over 200 yards. They made Ray Lewis look obsolete. Ahmad Bradshaw made him look silly on his 77 yard run. Jacobs left the game after landing on his knee but says he’ll be OK.

The offensive line, of course, deserves its share of the credit. The Giants runners are happy to give it as Bradshaw even talked about how good the blocking was on his 77 yarder (that run was mostly Bradshaw making guys miss).

Manning vs. Flacco

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Flacco’s having a fine season for the Ravens but can anyone seriously think he is better than the Giants Eli Manning? Apparently the crazies down in Baltimore can.

Kareem McKenzie arrested for DUI, will play

Friday, November 14th, 2008

This article makes it sounds like there won’t be any suspension because the NFL usually just fines a player for their first offense. Hopefully there are no aggravating circumstances because we would certainly see a dropoff if Kareem McKenzie can’t play.

Giants beat Eagles 36-31

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

In a game that they should have blown wide open in the 1st half, the Giants held on to win in Philly 36-31. Turnovers kept the Eagles in the game despite getting destroyed by the Giants on all but a few plays in the first half.

Still can’t really complain too much about a win on the road against a division rival. May have been sloppy but whatever, the Giants got the job done.

Who made Phil Simms?

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Interesting thing here on Phil Simms: