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Archive for December, 2009

Last game at Giants Stadium one to forget

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

I’m afraid that by writing much about the Giants 41-9 defeat to the Carolina Panthers it’ll get stuck in my memory though…

The one thing that scares me most is that I don’t know for certain Bill Sheridan will be gone next season. It makes no sense to bring him back but until the Giants officially fire him you just don’t know…

Which Giants will we see today?

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Who knows at this point if the defense shows up (hopefully in a big way like last week) or goes into another “slump”. All I know is I hope everyone had a merry Christmas, has a kick ass Sunday today watching the Giants kick butt, and will have a happy New Year in a few days.

Giants offensive line now and in the future

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I mentioned that William Beatty would be a good player for Giants fans to watch. Did he impress or what? The Giants offensive line may be getting older but if most of these guys have a few years left (Snee certainly should have more than that) and Beatty and Boothe are as good as they seem to be, the Giants offensive line should be in fine shape for the future.

Are the Giants back? Big Blue crushes Redskins 45-12

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I am pleasantly surprised. Or shocked and elated. The Giants look like a good football team again – on both sides of the ball – in the same game!

The Redskins offense had been coming alive the past few weeks but the Giants defense suddenly figured out what they need to do.

Manning was accurate, we had room to run, and the offense didn’t kill the team with turnovers.

All in all it was a beautiful day. Can we expect more of the same? Can the Giants win out? Can they get the help they need and end up with a wild card berth? Can they bring a competent defense and offense into the playoffs?

Giants in a near desperate position for tonight’s game against the Redskins

Monday, December 21st, 2009

“Giants in a near desperate position for tonight’s game against the Redskins” is a quote that raises some doubts. The Giants should have been desperate a long time ago if they wanted to make the playoffs. Sure they could win out and get in if the right things happen. I understand that losing to Washington wouldn’t even be mathematically eliminating.

Speaking of strange quotes, Coughlin says: “We have enough motivation right here. We have all the motivation we need. We have had it that way for quite some time. Look at a graph of our season. We have to realize that there are an awful lot of things that these players, if they just stopped and thought about it, have to be proud of.”

You’re telling me the Giants defense has been motivated for a while? And they have something to be proud of? They were #28 – let’s see if they make us proud in Washington and move up a few ranks…

Because right now, if defense wins playoff games the talk about desperation and motivation is all moot.

Something tells me we’ll be watching an ugly game

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

The Giants secondary has been bad. Sure we lost Kenny Phillips for the season but that doesn’t explain how lost our guys look out there. If Corey Webster and Aaron Ross don’t play I don’t think there’s much chance of our defense looking good against the Redskins.

The only thing that might save us is the Redskins offense – they have certainly had their share of issues… Having said that, the Washington offense has been improving the past 5 weeks and considering the state of our defense, they are entirely capable of smashing us. The gaints defense is going to have to toughen up and smarten up. No more getting blown up by blockers. No more missed tackles. No more missed assignments.

I do think the Giants will put up some points. manning has had a few good games recently and we have to expect that from our franchise QB so assume he has another good game. The Giants will move the ball. They’ll need to protect it better than they did vs. the Eagles of course…

What to watch for: Giants vs. Redskins

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Obviously we’ll watch to see if the Giants defense decides to take another Sunday off, but one interesting player to watch will be William Beatty. They say he’s a natural left tackle and feels more comfortable on the left but apparently he’s the best the Giants can do at right tackle while Kareem McKenzie is hurt. Let’s see how this guy plays because he’s supposed to become our next left tackle (what happened to Guy Whimper I wonder?).

Everyone’s talking about the Giants defense

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The New York Times has a pretty objective look at Coughlin’s and players’ reactions to the bad defense. Paul Schwartz calls it a swiss cheese defense. Both articles mention an important lapse from Giants safety Michael Johnson who I think many of us would like to see replaced as much as we want Sheridan gone.

In Mike Garafolo’s review, I think Osi is the only Giants defensive guy to get a game ball. Sure the forced fumbles are nice, but I don’t think 6 sacks is nearly good enough from Osi who seems to be a liability against the run.

Speaking of the Giants defense being an embarassment…

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Some stats. The Giants are 28th in the league in points given up per game (25.4). Prett pathetic if you look at our company:

28 NY Giants 3993 307.2 2685 206.5 1308 100.6 330 25.4
29 Kansas City 5008 385.2 3083 237.2 1925 148.1 342 26.3
30 Tampa Bay 4699 361.5 2603 200.2 2096 161.2 356 27.4
31 St. Louis 4810 370.0 2896 222.8 1914 147.2 361 27.8
32 Detroit 5206 400.5 3537 272.1 1669 128.4 406 31.2

In 2008 we were giving up 18.4 points per game. We were ranked #5. Big difference…

Giants defense a disgrace in loss to Eagles

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Giants pride took a big hit today when Bill Sheridan’s joke of a defense gave up 46 points to the Eagles. The personnel can not be this bad so i guess we have to blame the defensive coordinator.