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Great blocking from Ahmad Bradshaw

Posted on October 18th, 2011 at 3:00 pm by NFL-Giants

Thanks to BBI poster Wellington we have this Youtube video showing off Ahmad Bradshaw’s blocking:

1 – Marcellus Dareus had Boothe beaten badly with a great swim move, ‘Shaw came up and cleaned up the mess allowing Eli a chance to step up and make the throw.

2 – Bradshaw stones a blitzer charging right into Eli’s face, allowing time to make the throw.

3 – Wilson coming in as a free blitzer, Bradshaw gives Eli enough time to get the ball away.

4 – George Wilson coming in on Eli’s right again.

5 – Huge chip on Spencer Johnson. Beatty needed the help.

6 – Big blitz pickup against Byrd to allow a long completion. I think Garafalo pointed it out in his game review.

Giants shock many by beating Eagles

Posted on September 25th, 2011 at 6:58 pm by NFL-Giants

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

Posted on September 11th, 2011 at 7:57 pm by NFL-Giants

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?

Good luck Steve Smith

Posted on August 11th, 2011 at 4:04 am by NFL-Giants

though not against your former team. Seeing your team’s most reliable wide receiver go to a division rival is pretty tough but I have nothing bad to say about Steve Smith – the guy was an absolute bargain for us and he never held out or got whiney like Osi or anything like that even when he was playing real cheap on his rookie contract and after catching over 100 passes in a year.

Anyway, go kill Dallas.

Bad news for Prince and the Giants

Posted on August 8th, 2011 at 11:09 am by NFL-Giants

The Giants 1st round pick is hurt and no one knows when he’ll be back. Since you need 4-5 good cornerbacks, Prince was one rookie who was expected to see some real playing time this season.

Welcome to the NY Giants David Baas

Posted on July 27th, 2011 at 9:37 pm by NFL-Giants

The NY Giants are losing O’hara, Seubert, and Andrews from the offensive line. That’s a lot but all 3 are good moves even though Seubert is one of my favorite Giants.

So far we have on replacement – the 6-foot-4, 330-pound David Baas. He is 29 and doesn’t have the injury concerns (the 3 linemen we’re losing – none of them would be likely to play a 16 game season due to injuries) the Giants we’re losing have.

He has more experience at guard then at center but he is projected to start at center for New York. He was the 49ers best offensive lineman last year despite the position change so he should come in and play at a very high level in NY.

Osi Umenyiora complaining or just playing his part for the NFLPA?

Posted on June 17th, 2011 at 9:19 pm by NFL-Giants

Adam Schefter on ESPN makes it sound like Osi is already gone when they write about how he has sold his house in NJ and how he think Reese lied to him.

Schefter quotes Osi’s legal affadavit from the player’s anti-trust case vs the NFL but he never actually talk to Osi. I call that some shitty reporting.

Mike Garafolo did talk to Osi. I call that good reporting, you know, when you talk to the person you’re writing an article about. Osi says he’s not mad at Reese or the Giants – the affadavit is evidence of how the lockout is hurting him – the lockout is preventing Reese (not Jerry’s fault of course) from making Osi’s new deal.

86 Giants reunion article

Posted on June 15th, 2011 at 3:33 am by NFL-Giants

Great article from Giants.com about the 86 team’s reunion. Be sure to check out the quotes.

Jerrel Jernigan – tough & elusive

Posted on June 5th, 2011 at 7:41 am by NFL-Giants

Nice article here on the Giants third round pick, new return man, and maybe slot receiver (unless anyone believes Sinorice Moss wins the job?). Jerrel Jernigan is said to be a tough guy with the ability to make people miss. Sounds like a guy we can use on the Giants.

Overpaid in the NFC East?

Posted on May 26th, 2011 at 6:39 am by NFL-Giants

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.