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Giants beat themselves 27-26

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Despite winning the turnover battle, the Giants helped the Cowboys win the season opener.

Many fans will look to poor clock management at the end of the game, with Eli Manning snapping the ball with time left on the play clock. That’s almost funny because usually the Giants seem to have the slowest huddle and snap in the NFL. Then when the game is winding down they are on speed.

Some people will blame the play calling. A pass play on 3rd down at the end of the game in short yardage?

Some people will blame Preston Parker, who dropped 3 3rd down passes. I blame Parker too, but really I can’t say I’m surprised. You wouldn’t know that Parker’s job is to catch the ball if you only had his game tape to go on.

Some people will blame the illegal formation penalty that stopped the clock for Dallas.

Some people will blame the Giants defense. No pass rush. Dallas offense controlled the ball. Dallas offense had 2 easy scores at the end of the game.

In the end, the Giants looked like a poorly coached and the less talented team. The Giants deserved to lose. Might as well start the season with the taste of my own vomit in my mouth. Might have to build up a tolerance.

Another ugly win in the NFC East for division leading Giants

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The Cowboys turned the ball over 6 times and the game still came down to the last second after the Cowboys had a TD overturned because Dez Bryant’s finger came down out of bounds.

I guess you could call it mind boggling or heart palpitating that the Giants nearly managed to lose even though they won the turnover battle 6-2. Somehow the Giants offense got nothing going (1 of the Giants’ 2 TDs was scored by JPP on an interception return). There will be time for more analysis later. Now it’s time to enjoy the win.

Giants beat Redskins in exciting NFC East showdown

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Another 4th quarter win thanks to Eli. Eli didn’t have a great game but he was sure clutch, along with Chase Blackburn.

RG3 looks like a real talent and may actually have the Redskins among the NFL elite one day soon. The Redskins offense and RG3 were helped big time by the running game, which the Giants had no answer for. It may have been an ugly game, especially with the redskins running at will against the Giants defense, but no win in the NFC East is supposed to be easy.

Cruz, is the Giants all-pro receiver, among the best in the NFL no question. Without him, the Giants win fewer games. Need to sign him to a long-term deal.

Trent Cole’s cheap shot on Eli and the real refs: WTF?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Trent Cole dove at Eli’s knees after our QB handed the ball off. So you have a late hit to the quarterback’s knees on a non-pass play. One of the dirtiest plays I’ve seen in a long time, fitting that it should come on the night when the Eagles celebrate another cheap shot artist in Brian Dawkins.

And WTF refs? No penalty for the dirtiest play so far this season? Ron Winter, you screwed the pooch.

And the announcers didn’t have much to say either but we don’t expect much from announcers or refs while we expect nothing but bush league from the Eagles.

Petrus a Giant again, offensive line question marks for NYG and Dallas

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

The Giants cut Petrus and signed D.J. Jones because they thought Jones was better. Turns out that Jones had an injury they didn’t know about and couldn’t pass his physical, so we were left short a lineman. Sadly Petrus was the best we could do. Now maybe getting cut will motivate the dude to get better – vcan’t get much worse than this preseason at least.

So let’s talk Giants vs. Dallas to open the season. The Giants should have a strong passing game with Eli and his receivers but can the Giants offensive line stop the Dallas pass rusher?

And we have the same question going the other way. Romo is alright and the Dallas wideouts aren’t awesome but the Giants secondary is a mess with all our cornerback injuries. Our only chance, and it’s a good one I think, is for our defensive line to destroy the Cowgirls offensive line. Dallas has had issues with their offensive line too and the Giants pass rush is better than Dallas’ even if they do have the one stud.

Cowboys coming after the Giants

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Seems the Cowboys are obsessed with the new York Giants, thinking about them every day according to Jason Witten. What would be sweet is if the Giants crush them in week 1 and set the tone for the season.

This article credits their failures against the Giants for all the Cowboys big moves in the secondary and on the offensive line. Imagine Dallas fans when they realize it was all for nothing after opening day.

Giants shock many by beating Eagles

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

A lot of Giants fans, myself included, didn’t have high expectations for this game. The Giants have a lot fo big injuries and needed a lot fo help to win last Monday. And the Eagles are supposed to be good.

This Sunday, the Giants were just plain better. They averaged 4 yards per rush and Eli had time to throw. The offensive line did its job. The offense did not turn the ball over.

The defense (thanks Aaron Ross) earned the Giants some turnovers. Despite being on the field for 36 minutes, they held it together.

By the way, as Michael the dog killer Vick whines and cries about the ‘late’ hit from Canty that took him out, why don’t we make some noise about the helmet to helmet hit on Ballard as he was going out of bounds? The Eagles have been a dirty team for a long time – now I have to listen to them whine while they continue to rack up illegal plays that go unpenalized against the Giants?

Giants look weak in loss to Redskins

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

In an emotional game on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on NYC, the Giants looked like the weaker team and came away with the loss they deserved.

The supposed strengths of the team, the offensive and defensive lines, were unable to get the job done. The offensive line struggled in pass protection and the running game. The defensive line couldn’t put enough pressure on Rex Grossman. Man it’s embarrassing to lose to that guy and we really did lose to that guy because the Giants defense was good enough against the run. They obviously missed Juston Tuck and Osi Umenyiora. Although JPP should clearly be the starter – a bright spot for the Giants today performing well against double teams and making plays.

But we can blame the offense more than the defense because they had fewer injuries and played worse. Sucking on third down is bad – that’s when you need your high paid QB to earn his salary. And being unable to convert a 4th and 1 is a sign of weakness.

Finally, how long can our special teams suck before we get a new special teams coach?

Overpaid in the NFC East?

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I won’t argue with much of this list of overpaid NFC East guys despite there being too many Giants for my liking. But I will argue with David Diehl being on there – how can a guy who plays 4 positions on the offensive line well enough to be a quality starter – including the all important left tackle spot – be overpaid?

Injuries? Man, lots of players get hurt now and again – doesn’t make their contract a bad one. Diehl has been a friggin bargain.

Giants come up small vs Eagles

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

It’s tempting to place some of the blame on the Giants defense for giving up big running plays in the second half but the story of this game was the turnover battle.

When the Giants defense came up with a turnover and the Giants went ahead 17-16 things looked good. Manning had been excellent in the second half (unlike in the first half). But turnovers continued to plague the Giants and Eli Manning’s near the end of the game was especially annoying. You pick and a 4th and 6 on a QB run and then lose the ball with no bad guys making contact? Pretty weak play from a guy who is supposed to be one of the NFL’s best quarter backs.