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Archive for July, 2009

Pierce in trouble?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

You would think that the DA would worry about Plax but apparently they want to go after Pierce as well. Honestly I don’t think Pierce will get anything serious – if those reports a while back that Plax turned down three months jail time are true.

I mean think about it – they want Pierce for taking possession of the gun. What were his alternatives? The way I figure it he could have let Plax keep it and the idiot might have shot someone else. Or he could have left it lying around so any criminal could pick it up and we’d have another gun out on the streets.

Seems to me the DA is looking for another headline but this time making himself look like a dumbass.

Now if this part is true – that he brought the gun back to Plax’s house maybe he will get in a little trouble. But what was he supposed to do? Keep it for himself? Walk into a police station with the gun? I still don’t see a good alternative or criminal intent.

Giants in fantasy football 2009

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

We have some known fantasy commodities like Brandon Jacobs and Eli Manning.

What about a guy like Domenik Hixon. He’s likely to be our #1 receiver next year. What about Hakeem Nicks? He has a good shot at seeing playing time even as a rookie. Steve Smith is likely to be our #2 receiver. Ahmad Bradshaw is likely to spell Brandon Jacobs. Any of these guys in the later rounds could be a good pick.

Micah Rucker

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Here’s an Article on Micah Rucker. He’s a longshot to make the Giants roster but a 6’6″ receiver with good hands who runs a 4.47 always has at least a small chance…

What are we expecting from Michael Boley?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

So Boley was supposed to add the speed and cooverage ability missing from the Giants linebackers last season.

Then in June Boley underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip on June 24th and is expected to miss training camp and at least some of the preseason. Now Boley has been suspended for the Giants’ opener against the Redskins (in May 2008 Boley was arrested for physically assaulting his wife).

So just how much will Boley, the 5 year, 25 million dollar investment payoff this season. It seems that he won’t be in a position to help us early but can he catch up and contribute when it counts most later in the season?

Sporting News: 7 Reasons We Like Giants to Win Super Bowl 44

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Sporting news predicts the Giants to finish 12-4 and 1st in the NFC East. They predict that the Giants will beat Philadelphia in the Divisional Playoffs, beat Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game and beat New England in Super Bowl 44.

Here are the “7 Reasons”:

1) Championship Pedigree: The Giants have been there, done that. Many key players already own Super Bowl 42 rings. They still have the swagger of champions. Last season made them even hungrier. Until Plaxico Burress’ gun incident derailed them, the Giants looked ready to repeat. They feel cheated, as if their season went up in smoke when a gun went off in a nightclub. Burress is now gone and will not stand in their way. Nothing will.

2) Depth: This team is well equipped to handle injuries. Significant players have gone down over the past two seasons – Jeremy Shockey, Mathias Kiwanuka, Osi Umenyiora. Yet the Giants kept winning. General Manager Jerry Reese has assembled a formidable roster. The Giants are toast if Eli Manning goes down for the long term. But overall their roster is rock-solid.

3) Offensive Line: Guard Chris Snee and Center Shaun O’Hara are coming off Pro Bowl seasons. David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie are excellent tackles, and Rich Seubert is a dependable guard. The Giants led the league in rushing last season, as their backs were provided with gaping holes. Few backs run with Brandon Jacobs’ power and Ahmad Bradshaw’s game-breaking speed. Derrick Ward, who signed with the Buccaneers, will miss the Giants offensive line more than the Giants will miss him.

4) Ferocious pass rush: Justin Tuck became a star last season after Umenyiora suffered a season-ending injury. Together, they will make sandwiches out of quarterbacks, while Mathias Kiwanuka will rarely see double teams, making him even more effective. The Giants will miss defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, now head coach of the Rams. But the franchise was smart to promote former linebackers coach Bill Sheridan to defensive coordinator. Sheridan sat in meetings with Spagnuolo, and knows best how to deploy personnel. Remember Super Bowl 42, when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spent much of the game on his back? The Giants have the personnel to do that again.

5) Tom Coughlin (in Iraq): The longer he coaches, the more the Giants reflect his tenacity. One of Coughlin’s heroes is former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. After the league meetings in March, Coughlin drove up the California coast to meet Wooden for the first time, and they talked for three hours. Like Wooden, Coughlin never thinks he knows it all. Late in his career, Coughlin had evolved into a players’ coach, without being too lenient. Hiring young head coaches has become trendy, but the league’s oldest head coach (Coughlin will be 63 in August) is still one of the best.

6) Eli Manning: It seems like this guy has been around for a decade, but he’s only 28. Manning has his supporters and his crtics, but has yet to reach his prime. He already wears a ring, and often plays his best in clutch situations. Quarterback is the most important position in team sports. In the fourth quarter, the Giants have a quarterback who makes plays.

7) Special teams: The punter (Jeff Feagles) is superb at pinning teams inside the 20. The placekicker (Lawrence Tynes) is reliable. The kick-coverage units are excellent. The Giants usually win the battle of field position and rarely waste scoring drives.