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I haven't heard anyone mention Bill Lazor. He is the current QB coach in Philly. I'd say he had a great year tutoring Nick Foles. He has a degree from Cornell and played the position. He also was the QB coach in Seattle under Mike Holmgren. Hmm, the last time we took a coach from Philly, his name was Spagnuolo. That worked out pretty well....just saying.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Years of Coziness with Kevin Gilbride

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I don't disagree at all. I realize what happened this season. I'm on record for a total house cleaning as I have stated in my other comments previously. The 7-3 record indicates that most players at least played hard. Other teams in that situation most likely pack it in. That was my point. My concern is that the brain trust realize this teams' needs and address it. It's obvious there will be no coaching changes and we have to live with that, even though we don't like it.

10 months ago on PLAY THROUGH IN WEEK 17

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The season is finally over. This last game in the rain was a microcosm of the season. Sloppy football, more injuries and turnovers but if you want to look at the glass half full, this team never quit and finished 7-3. But let's be honest here. The defense carried this team, in particular, Jon Beason & Antrel Rolle. With 20+ free agents, changes are coming for sure. Eli Manning had a horrific season. And we can't blame it all on the OL. He made some awful decisions out there. Jerel Jernigan has made the most of his opportunities in his 3rd season much like Amani Toomer did. I'm just hoping that Jerry Reese addresses the OL with at least three new faces from the draft and free agency. Need a running back, tight end, wide receiver, another defensive end, a couple of linebackers, a corner, and a partridge in a pear tree....a tall order...ya think?

10 months ago on PLAY THROUGH IN WEEK 17

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Perfectly stated. There is one WFAN host who is a Giants' fan and does express our views. She even has had Patricia Traina on as a guest. It is Lori Rubinson. She is extremely knowledgeable and is a huge Giants fan. The problem! She is on at 2AM-6AM late Saturday into Sunday morning.

10 months ago on NYG 23 DET 20 OT

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We all should not be surprised by this.....Here's Eli Manning's strong support of Kevin Gilbride from his @WFAN660 spot: "Obviously, I had a different offensive coordinator early on but (Gilbride) was my quarterback coach and I was kind of learning the offense through him,” Manning said on WFAN (via @ConorTOrr at the Star-Ledger). “It’s a lot of the same plays we’re still running. I feel very confident with him.

“We’re on the same page with a lot of things. He’s a tremendous coach. Sometimes, we have had a tremendous plan and it’s just we haven’t executed. That’s the players’ job. We have had a number of opportunities to make plays when they are there and we just haven’t done it.

“He has a great mind for football. He has a great plan each and every week for us to go out there and perform.”

#NYG

10 months ago on NYG 23 DET 20 OT

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I agree with you, but it is common knowledge that Eli is comfortable with Gilbride. If there are changes to be made then I believe it will come from Mara. He challenged TC to change his philosophy on coaching and relationships with his players after the 2006 season. Tom adapted and went on to great success. Let's hope Mara intervenes again.

10 months, 1 week ago on SEA 23 NYG 0

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Eli is not an elite QB. He certainly has not played like one this year. He has thrown 25 INT's and although they are not all his fault, he does have to take the blame for many of them. There are a lot of factors at play here. We all know that the OL has been a disaster. Most of us on this blog feel that Gilbride's system is too regimented and he is inflexible. The fact that Nicks has quit on this team hurt Eli tremendously. Speaking of that, did you see Nicks "laughing" on the field yesterday? I was seething when I saw that. He can't wait to leave. Good riddance, we don't want players that mail it in. I remember in 2007 when Jerry Reese called Eli "skittish" and then of course we knew what happened after that. It might be plausible that Eli has been playing hurt this year. I say that because many of those long sideline passes have been under thrown this season. Coincidence? Maybe. Eli would never say it, but we might find out this off season. Andy said that changes are coming. I hope so, but I am not so sure. Eli likes Gilbride and that will weigh heavily. My hope is that Mara and Tisch see that the stadium was not full and tell TC that the OC has fallen way short. I just hope that the brain trust doesn't say we were injured on the OL and that's why we struggled. I am just not that optimistic that we will see the changes that we all want.

10 months, 1 week ago on SEA 23 NYG 0

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@capt george so far the D has been doing justthat. The O has to give Eli more time. That pic I believe was a back shoulder fade that Eli was a bit off on.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on SD 37 NYG 14

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I agree Andy. I want to see what we have on our roster. Was it not too long ago that we heard the ever omnipotent Jerry Reese talk about Adrien Robinson as the "JPP of Tight Ends?"  My understanding is that he is healthy but appears on the inactive list every week!...Is that a miss? Let's see what he can do already.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on SD 37 NYG 14

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There is just so much blame that has to go around here this season. From Jerry Reese all the way down the line. But what really stands out here is the total ineptitude of Kevin Gilbride. Yesterday's game illustrated to me exactly what the problem has been all season.. Phillip Rivers has a weak O-Line but this season he has completed 70.3% of his passes has thrown 26 Touchdowns with only 9 interceptions. How can that be? Last year he had an awful season. What did the Chargers do? New Head Coach Mike McCoy brings in the talented Ken Whisenhunt to be the new OC. Eve with a questionable OL he has Rivers taking 3 step drops. This is just a simplistic observation from yesterday, but the Giants have lived with Gilbride for just too long. Let's face it, the Giants will never fire Coughlin, but there should now be a plan in place that he isn't going to coach for too much longer. He will be 68 next season and I believe the Giants have to take a look at what their future will be. Is the next HC on the staff now? Oh please,  I certainly hope not. There isn't a guy on the staff I believe that will be a successful HC in the NFL. In this era of the "Pass Happy" NFL, Eli Manning has passed for 3254 yds and 16 TD's and 20 Int's. Totally unacceptable! in 2011 he had nearly 5000 yards with 29 TD'd and 16 Int's. Yes, the poor O-Line & unreliability of Hakeem Nicks has contributed to that this season, but Gilbride failed to make the adjustments and go to a shorter passing game to compensate for our deficiencies. If TC is going to be here for the next 2 or maybe 3 years, then I believe he should be looking for his successor. That should start with a new OC as the first order of business.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on SD 37 NYG 14

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Great coaches use their personnel wisely. Kevin Gilbride is a poor coach because he doesn't adhere to that philosophy. I always believed Pat Riley was a great basketball coach. Why? He won with different types of players. In the late 80's & early 90's he had "Showtime" in L.A. Fast break exciting B.Ball. They won! He came to NY and with players who had a completely different skill set he won again when his teams held down their opponents with hard nosed defense. Great coaches realize personnel dictates how you should play. "Put players in a position to succeed" All Kevin Gilbride has ever earned in my opinion, is the dubious nickname of....say it loud guys....KEVIN KILLDRIVE!!! we all know too well why. We all have heard the stories of how Coughlin was nearly fired after 2006. He created the leadership council, changed the way he communicated and it worked out fortunately for Big Blue. We can owe that to John Mara who let his coach know that change was coming one way or another. Well, I hope Mr. Mara has another talk with T.C. and lets him know he has to alter his approach moving forward. I'm hoping that Killdrive is the damaged collateral. 

11 months ago on Odds and Ends at 4-7

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@mkdrep I don't think Mara will ever fire T.C. Winning 2 Super Bowls allows Tom to walk away on his own terms. More importantly, remember that Coughlin was Wellington's last hire.

11 months ago on DAL 24 NYG 21

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Quote...."Gilbride can walk the sidelines, yell at the refs, throw the little red flag, clap, etc. like other HCs. I've seen him do it in San Diego"

My answer to that....how many Super Bowls did he win in San Diego?

I rest my case!!!

11 months ago on DAL 24 NYG 21

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I always wished that Buddy Ryan really knew how to throw a punch.

11 months ago on DAL 24 NYG 21

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@buljos I would rather have "shingles" for an entire football season then to see Gilbride the HC of the Giants!!!!

11 months ago on DAL 24 NYG 21

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I was so excited all week because I knew I was going to the game. The crowd was pumped and there wasn't as many Cowboy fans there as we are accustomed to seeing when these two teams play. The disappointment was that even though the Giants talked tough before the game and they even tried to break up the Cowboys huddle before kickoff, they fell miserably short in how they played. They played undisciplined uninspired football.  We were up top and we could see the whole field. Gilbride's play calling is so poor it is comical. Without Lee at MLB you would think the seam pass to the TE would be a big part of the offense. I kept looking for it. Cruz & Randle were being bracketed on the outside almost the entire game. The middle was left open and of course because the run blocking allowed Brown & Jacobs to get to the second level, ( Cowboys missed Lee ) we gashed them for runs all day that seemed to go for 10-12 yards a pop. You would think that that would open up the play action pass. We were all screaming for the seam pass to Meyers which never ever materialized. The wind was difficult but that pass is thrown on a hard line and wouldn't be affected. IT WAS THERE ALL DAY AND NEVER USED!!! I am sick of Kevin Killdrive and the way he thinks he can outsmart everyone else, when all he does is outsmart himself. The Red Zone inefficiency absolutely killed us and we knew early that it would be hard to recover from. Got to give Romo credit for seeking out Rolle on the final drive. So that's where I have an issue with Perry " I'm out of" Fewell. Why didn't he blitz at all on that final drive and make Romo throw it before he wanted to? The 4 man rush wasn't getting the job done. And JPP, shut up and play the game. I don't think I heard your number called once. Listen, we knew it was going to be a tall order after an 0-6 start. Jerry Reese doesn't get a pass here because he went into the season with an injured OL and let them get old. I contend he doesn't think LB is an important position on the team, and were fortunate that Beason was acquired, but obviously he can't cover at all. Just a poorly constructed team that has a poor OC & DC. ( Not to mention Tom Quinn either ) I would hope they become part of the fallout, but I doubt it. This has to come from Coughlin. I just think he sometimes has blinders on regarding his coordinators. I hope that he will finally cut ties with them. I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers here. It's been a long time when our season is over before Thanksgiving arrives. To John Mara, you always want meaningful games in December. Well, not this season.....Time to reevaluate.

11 months ago on DAL 24 NYG 21

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The fact that we are even in this race at this point in time is nothing short of miraculous. The Giants have shown some character and have not quit. I give them credit for that. But I will be the first to say that we have had the schedule break our way. So the season is on the line Sunday! We cannot lose this game and win this division. We would be 3 games behind with only 5 to play. With that said, this team has to play better. We will be playing a team that has many offensive weapons and our defense will really be tested. Dallas is weaker on D with people missing but I envision a high scoring game. We need Eli to to up his game and more than ever we need Nicks to be Nicks. We need everyone to play their best game. The O-Line has to be better. No excuses JUST DO IT! Looking forward to it and there is a chance I will be at the game. I will have nothing but BIG BLUE on my mind all week!!

11 months, 1 week ago on NYG 27 GB 13

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@capt george @I Bleed Blue Let me qualify my thinking. This would depend on Kevin Killdrive having Eli use more 3 step drops. That would help a lot by not relying so much on a vertical passing game. A tall order I would admit.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on NYG 24 OAK 20

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I'm not worried about Philly or Dallas at this point yet. We have to just keep winning, then I can get excited. The one thing about yesterday is that we really ran the ball effectively. If this continues then I believe that the passing game will improve. Defenses haven't had to worry about the run at all, and therefore they have been able to double Cruz and Nicks. Randle is single covered and that's why he has been able to have some success. Our TE is not even a factor. ( thank you Mr Reese ) I envision a safety coming down to the box if Brown continues to run well. And if that happens, the passing game will become a strength again. At least that's what I'm hoping. Right now, win next week and the next and then we can talk. Right now...baby steps!

11 months, 2 weeks ago on NYG 24 OAK 20

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Yes Andy, I was disappointed but certainly not surprised. The interesting thing is you never hear Reese say he( himself ) has not performed well, when all of us fans know he thinks his 2007 draft gives him the security he needs. I know that John Mara is a patient man, but if this team goes 5-11 he will say it feels like 3-13 or 2-14 and I think then, he will be put on notice. As we both have said previously, winning 2 Lombardi trophies does give you the benefit of the doubt, but there comes a time when you pay the Piper. We Giants' fans know the real truth here and he won't be able to squirm out of this again. I wonder when he will take that clock down in the locker room? Stick to getting players Jerry, don't try to be a motivator. It doesn't suit you at all!!!!

11 months, 4 weeks ago on The Sound of Denial

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The much welcomed "Bye Week" is here!! I am glad. Not because this team needs the time off to rest, heal and revaluate, but we finally get to hear from Jerry Reese! As Ricky Ricardo used to say to Lucy, "You've got some explaining to do." I don't want to hear him say, we are on a two game win streak. I don't want to hear, "We are now in the process of turning this around." I want answers as to why this team started 0-6.

His miscalculation at running back, It looks at this point as if David Wilson is a colossal bust who can't stay on the field or maintain possession of the football. Ask him why Martellus Bennett, a big target who had good chemistry with Eli Manning, was not brought back. Brandon Myers, all 6'3" has been of little impact in the offense with 23 no impact catches and only one touchdown and is certainly a liability as a blocker.

 The offensive line has gotten old and injury-prone and has transitioned from a strength to a weakness. Two-thirds of the starting five — center David Baas ( whom I think is poor anyway ) and guard Chris Snee — are out for the season and finding competent depth has been a problem. The $38.5 million deal Reese gave left tackle Will Beatty appears to be a bad signing.

Reese has shown a lack of regard for the linebacker position, treating it as almost an afterthought. The position, once the cornerstone of the greatest Giants teams in franchise history, has been a weakness for Reese’s entire tenure with the team. (He'll spin it as to what a great pickup Jon Beason has been )

We can pick apart the drafts all we want, but if there is one miss that was most damaging. Marvin Austin, a 2nd round pick in 2011 who is no longer in the league.

The Giants have won two Super Bowls during his tenure. But we are either hit or miss. This season will most likely be 4 out of the past 5 seasons missing the playoffs.

I went back to find this quote from Reese,

“We want to put everybody on notice,’’ Reese told reporters in training camp, referring to the team’s inconsistency. “Myself, everybody is on notice that that’s not our standard.”

Hmmmm.

12 months ago on NYG 15 PHI 7

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At least this team shows some fight. Improved play from the defense is certainly encouraging. But is there a team in this league that has more problems getting off plays at the line of scrimmage than the Giants? Every game I find myself screaming at the TV "Clock-Clock" as Eli is yelling "Omaha, Omaha Hut!!!"  This has to be Gilbride not getting the players-protection-scheme right. Every game this happens. 3rd and 4 always seems to turn into 3rd and 9. Just very frustrating.

12 months ago on NYG 15 PHI 7

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We are all so frustrated by these abysmal efforts week after week. Can't disagree with anyone and what has been posted here. I would like to offer my humble opinion. It is time to hear from Mr. Jerry Reese. He certainly got all the credit back in '07 with his draft. He is now responsible for letting this team get old before our eyes. He has ignored the most basic concepts of building a football team. We all know it starts with the offensive line. He has overestimated the talent there and did not infuse quality talent over these past few years. You cannot win in the NFL without an OL and running game. He has not replenished the DL effectively. (5 sacks in 5 games?, just pitiful) he never has regarded linebackers as a priority, was just content looking for retreads and stop gaps. The coaches ( OC & DC ) are not good enough to compensate for the lack of talent. Kevin Gilbride, with 2 Super Bowl trophies on his resume has never even sniffed a Head coaching job of his own. We Giants fans certainly know why and so do other executives around the league. Perry Fewell? I'm sorry but I have never been impressed with him. In fact, I said when Spags was fired in St Louis, I wanted to hire him back. That problem is Coughlin. He is very loyal to his people, and that is admiral, but he most certainly should have taken a step back to reevaluate and see the big picture. All in all this is a mess. We know ownership is patient, but this time I wonder how many no- shows will be at Met-Life in two weeks. If it is what I think, we most certainly will hear from John Mara then. I just keep thinking that at least we have won 2 Super Bowls these last few years. We will all never change our loyalty, so to all of out ther....chin up!! We've been through this before.

1 year ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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It makes perfect sense. Does it make me feel better? I'll let you know after the Kansas City game.

1 year, 1 month ago on Chase Black-burned

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My mistake Beatty not cut.

1 year, 8 months ago on Pre Supe XLVII Comments

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Just heard that Bradshaw and Beatty were released. Canty is probably next. They are still 4.9 million over the cap. Rumor has it that Cruz wants 10 million per.

1 year, 8 months ago on Pre Supe XLVII Comments

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 @I Bleed Blue  @HSsports  Although it is comical that Sapp gets in the HOF before Strahan, I believe there is more going on here. All I have been hearing is that Sapp is responsible for the "3-Technique" and the "Tampa 2 Defense" He wasn't nearly the lineman Strahan was but there is a silver lining here. We must account for the NY Bias here. The fact that Parcells made it in this year probably hindered #92. No way were they going to put two NY Giants in. When it is all said and done Stray will get in next year and how sweet will that be? FOX will be doing the game and it will be a NY -NJ Super Bowl. Mike will be thrilled and we will all celebrate then.

1 year, 8 months ago on Pre Supe XLVII Comments

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@HSsports

1 year, 8 months ago on Pre Supe XLVII Comments

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Just heard the Jerry Reese and mike Francesa interviews. Reese's biggest lament was that the games against Philly, Washington & Pittsburgh irk him the most. Could not understand why we didn't put them away. Inconsistency was the teams' downfall. ( nothing groundbreaking here) what I did find very interesting is that he feels that Terrell Thomas' future may be at safety because of the two ACL surgeries. I just hope he can make it back. Reese also said he will reach out to Strahan so he can speak to JPP about what he should expect now as a superstar and how he has to adjust to it. Coughlin said he didn't think his team became complacent, ( I'm not so sure ) but he's certain that won't be the case next year. Lots of decisions to be made. I think there will be some popular veterans that bite the dust.

1 year, 9 months ago on NYG 42 PHL 7

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Disappointed?...Yes...Discouraged?...No!...this team was not mentally tough in my opinion. They became complacent. Some...not all were content with their ring, or in some cases two rings. A lot factors in play here. Age, declining skills, too many injuries (pointed out by Andy) and too much dependence on the Offense. I agree that Nicks was the biggest reason the O was ineffective. He was rushed back too soon after his injury and was never the same. We can debate Killdrive's predictable play calling, and the vertical passing game which became our trademark was just not there this season. The O line needs to be rebuilt. Diehl is probably done and Snee is in decline. I gave Bass a pass last year due to injury, but he clearly has been a disappointment. Bradshaw is a complete warrior but cannot be a feature back. He is just not big enough to handle the pounding he takes every season. Bennett should return but we need a quality blocking TE to compliment him. The D-Line is my biggest concern. I never thought I would say this but Tuck seems to enjoy going to Knicks games and doing commercials more than dedicating himself to football. Bring him back, ask him to play for a reduced rate and limit his snaps. It could benefit him and maybe return to a productive player once again. JPP found out what happens when teams game plan against him. The great ones like LT survive that. I'm confident he can adjust as well. DT has to be shored up. We could not stop the run all season. What can we say about LB that we haven't been preaching about for years? We now have RG3 in the division and teams found out what happens when he gets to the edge. Corey Webster is not worth 7 million. I'm not high on Prince but we are committed to him and I hope he progresses. He gives way too much cushion in my opinion. I know that Fewell has signed another contract, but he seems to be weak when it comes to making in game adjustments. Took all 16 games before he started blitzing LB's and DB's when He realized QB's had all day to throw. The good news is that this is all correctable and we can return to the playoffs next season. After all, if we had won just one more game we would be playing next week. P.S. I have been reading the blog all season and thoroughly enjoy the analysis. Andy and company do a phenomenal job.

1 year, 9 months ago on NYG 42 PHL 7

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Thrilling game. Almost too much for a man my age. Absolutely terrific. Eli was sub par but came through again for the 24th time in the 4th quarter. Still cannot understand what Gilbride was thinking. Two plays absolutely floor me. 3rd and 1 and he has Eli throwing a back shoulder fade to Nicks? C'mon...and after the Redskin turnover deep in our own end, Eli throws the pic. Now Eli made a poor throw, but you have 6 minutes left in the game. You need to kill some clock there. KG gets to cute there. All in all a very satisfying win.

2 years ago on A more thorough discussion of the exhilarating win vs Washington

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Great job as always. The Giants will draft the best player available. They always do. I would love an impact LB....probably won't happen. How about a big time TE....Coby Fleener? Probably not.  A RB who can carry between the tackles like Doug Martin...nah the Giants never draft who I want. Let's face it, when it is all said and done we will probably see another DE drafted at 32. Andre Branch? Why not? It is what they do. For the record, I'm watching Game 7...Go Rangers!

2 years, 6 months ago on Welcome to the 2012 NFL Draft- Round 1 | April

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All I know is for 2 times a year RG3 will be a load for us to deal with. The Skins weaknesses last year was QB, O-Line & Secondary but you could have fooled us...lol  The Redskins also have third and fourth round picks (69th and 102nd overall), and an additional fourth round pick acquired from Oakland in the Jason Campbell trade (106th overall).  They can fill a few needs with quality picks if they are shrewd....which is bad news for us.

2 years, 6 months ago on 2012 NFL Draft: QUARTERBACK | April

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 @10Miles I would love Martin but I think he will go early in the 2nd round...might even sneak in at the end of the first. He won't be there when we pick unfortunately.

 

2 years, 6 months ago on 2012 NFL Draft: RUNNING BACK | April

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I've paid my dues - Time after time - I've done my sentence - But committed no crime - And bad mistakes I've made a few I've had my share of sand kicked in my face - But I've come through. We are the champions - my friends And we'll keep on fighting - till the end - We are the champions - We are the champions No time for losers 'Cause we are the champions - of the world

2 years, 6 months ago on Giant Zen in the 2011 Season | March

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Andy, I was surprised as well regarding MM. He did not get the contract other wideouts got this off season. Reese really must have been hamstrung with the cap. He struggled early on with Gilbrides offense, as do many others. It is well known that KG's offense is extremely complex with receivers having to make multiple reads on the fly. I believe that is why in years past Eli looked befuddled at times when actually it was his receivers not making the proper reads and running incorrect routes. MM will do fine I believe in the SF offense because as you said it is much simpler.

 

We all criticized Reese last year for letting popular players go last season, so I cannot criticize him. We can't sign everyone and after all he was 3rd on the depth chart. I think the Giants are very high on Jernigan and believe he is ready to take the next step. They do have a huge target in Ramses Barden and this will be his make or break year. I would love to see him produce because I always envisioned him as an unstoppable "red zone" target. I'm just not so sure about him. We should all not forget Domenik Hixon, because we know he can do it. He just has to stay healthy. I, for one know that he helps our return game immensely and hope he makes it all the way back.

 

Can't wait for the draft. I'm sure we have OL. RB, TE on our minds....But please Mr. Reese....DO NOT FORGET LINEBACKER THIS YEAR !!!!!

 

 

2 years, 7 months ago on MM and Game Winning Drives | March

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It's hard to argue with you Peter because the stats show you are correct. It doesn't matter to me really because we've won the big prize twice in 4 years. That's what we are judged on. We got to the dance and we prevailed. Stats are a good indicator of your football team as are circumstances. It certainly helped us when New Orleans lost in the divisional round.

 

Now, having said all that, the NFL is a different game now and the Giants have the 3 most important elements to a team that achieves success.  First and foremost they have the Quarterback!  Eli is as cool as they come, especially when the game gets frantic most notably the 4th quarter. He is the consummate leader that has the respect of everyone in the locker room. Secondly, they had that receiving corps that was reliable and a lot of the times spectacular! They were  a big play offense that broke games open many times. Nicks & Cruz all season & Manningham especially stepped up in the playoffs. Everyone talks about his 38 yd Super Bowl catch, but for me it was the TD in Frisco on a 3rd & 15 that was just as spectacular.  Last and certainly not least was our D-Line. The Giants continually draft D-lineman because they know you can never have enough of them.

 

So, if Kerry Byrne wants to describe the Giants as a poor champion twice. It's okay with me, I don't care. Everyone in the NFL is looking up at us and wishing they were where we are right now.

2 years, 7 months ago on Giant Outliers | March

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Yes Rich...it is wonderful being a Giants fan. My best friend is a "die hard" just like us, except he is a Jets fan. We spoke at great length this week and his frustration level was extremely high.  He pointed out to me that when Eli was entering his 4th NFL season I was extremely frustrated with him, recalling that I said things like I can't believe the Giants wasted a pick on this guy.  Actually,  it was 2007 after the infamous Viking game where Eli was throwing "Pick 6's" like nobody's business that I said this whole regime had to go and the Giants franchise has been set back at least another 5 years until we find a QB.  Well, we all know what happened after that.  The Jets have yet to learn what the Giants already know: "championship teams are built, not bought." Well, here we are after Season 3 and Sanchez does not get the same support or belief from the Jets because they first inquired at all about Peyton Manning. Then they give a contract extension to Sanchez. Now the Jets to trade for Tim Tebow, the NFL's most popular star but really a mediocre quarterback. The Jets needs are a starter at right tackle and a true No. 2 receiver, among other things.  But they go and get another player to sell tickets, another name to put in lights. Ringling Brothers has come to NY a little early this year and they will be residing in Florham Park this coming fall.

 

The Jets lacked two important elements last season: roster depth and locker room cohesion. They built their roster as if they were playing fantasy football. The is the same team that traded for Brett Favre and Santonio Holmes, that signed Jason Taylor and LaDainian Tomlinson and Plaxico Burress and every other big name it could land in recent seasons. Does anyone here honestly think that Rex Ryan will be able to withstand what comes next. I don't. He couldn't do it last year. Quarterback controversy, start your engines!!!!!

 

I thank every day I am a Giants fan. Even though they have frustrated me at times when I don't agree with what is going on, but never wavering in the fact that it is as solid an organization in its thinking and everyone for the most part is on the same page.  Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Dallas are the only franchises that have won more Super Bowls than we have. Now, that says it all.

 

 

 

 

2 years, 7 months ago on Thoughts on Tebow From the Giants’ Ivory Tower | March

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Brandon Jacobs frustrated me many times and probably underachieved for much of his career here, most notably how he was about 50% lifetime in 4th & 1 conversions. I still choose to remember the 4th & 1 he did convert on that final drive in SB XLII. He was a member of two Super Bowl winning teams. That is good enough for me. Good luck to you Brandon and thanks.

 

I would like to change the subject here just a little and pose a question. I am a big fan of the NFL's  "America's Game" series. I am very much looking forward to this years addition. Since the three members of the team that narrate have never been repeated on any franchise, This would leave Eli & Coughlin out. So, if the NFL adheres to this policy, who do you think should narrate?

 

My own thoughts are that Justin Tuck will be one of them for sure.. The other two could be from among Victor Cruz?....Antrelle Rolle?....Hakeem Nicks?

 

Any thoughts?

2 years, 7 months ago on Jacobs Always Brought it for Big Blue | March

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Love the new banner....well designed and apropos. BTW, I bought the new SBXLVI in bluray. Not disappointed at all. Great stuff. I came across this video on youtube. Give it a look....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZizS0eQ1r0&sns=fb

2 years, 7 months ago on The New UltimateNYG Banner | March

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Andy, I agree wholeheartedly with you on this, but I would take it one step further.  Gregg Williams should be "suspended for life." His practice has now been with 3 organizations with players concurring from Buffalo, Washington & New Orleans.  That type of coaching has no place. If the NFL is serious and I believe they are they will send a stronger message with the suspension. If other coaches are compliant they too deserve suspensions for at least a season. But Williams deserves "zero tolerance" here. Draft picks lost, owners who knew and turned the other cheek  should be fined heavily as well. The players who committed these acts should be punished monetarily but can't be suspended. Because all they did was follow what their immediate bosses instructed them to do. If the NFL even tries to suspend them the Players Association would have a field day with it.

 

But someone has to explain to me however why players would risk $10,000 fines for questionable hits by the NFL when the bounty paid was only $1000- $1500.  Where is the logic in all of this?

2 years, 7 months ago on Bounty Gate | March

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@UltimateNYGGlenn

 

I thought this was interesting....

 

A breakdown of how Giants' quarterback Eli Manning performed in the 2011 regular season when Manningham played versus the games when he was out. 

YARDS/GAME YARDS/ATTEMPT QB RATING                                     With Manningham 305 / 8.2 / 89.5                                                                Without Manningham315.6 / 9.0 / 104

Source: Pro-Football-Reference

2 years, 7 months ago on Manningham on his way out; Osi likely stay | February

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 @UltimateNYGGlenn Absolutely agree with you on this Glenn. He will probably go to Tampa Bay or San Francisco. I'm hoping that J.J. can step up.

2 years, 8 months ago on Manningham on his way out; Osi likely stay | February

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This in today's NY Post.....

 

Manningham suggested leaving a Super Bowl champion will not be exceedingly difficult because “How many times have you seen a repeat?” He then seemed to take a shot at the Giants coaching staff when he was reminded that the last team to win back-to-back Super Bowls was the Patriots.

Manningham called the Patriots “a different type of breed right there, different type of coaching staff then what we [have].”

As for parting ways with Eli Manning, Manningham praised his quarterback but added “but there are a lot of good quarterbacks in this league. I just want the ball more, that’s all.”

Clearly, Manningham doesn’t want to be third in line, which he was this past season behind Hakeem Nicks and Cruz.

 

Another "ME" athlete. I am surprised by these comments. No humility at all. Yes, he had a great playoff run and was very productive. He couldn't stay on the field during the regular season and was very inconsistent when he did play. I understand he has a small window to make money, and this is shot, but in my opinion, he took unnecessary shots at the Giants. So, this once again will parallel the 2007 season by having the player who made the most significant catch in the Super Bowl never play another down for the Giants.

 

2 years, 8 months ago on Manningham on his way out; Osi likely stay | February

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It certainly is inevitable that when teams win Super Bowls, they will lose players. M.M. is probably gone. Too many teams with WR needs will be in hot pursuit. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up a 49er. The Giants are over the projected $122 million cap. They will most likely try to fill roster spots from within. Look for Jerrel Jernigan to get a long hard look. He has the kind of speed that that will stretch defenses. I'm hoping Hixon comes back in a return role where he certainly has excelled in the past. Ramses Barden has been a disappointment, but was a project on draft day, so let's hope he can make the jump next year. I've heard that Osi might be extended and the Giants certainly have the leverage here, but he might be traded on draft day as well. Who really knows what Reese is pondering here?

2 years, 8 months ago on Manningham on his way out; Osi likely stay | February

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 @UltimateNYGGlenn  @II'm glad you got my point. There will be doubters, but to have 4 titles in the last 25 years is an achievement that no other franchise can lay claim to.

 

2 years, 8 months ago on Saved by the turf. A look back at Wes Welker's GIANT drop in Super Bowl XLVI. | February

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 @capt georgeI think I stated what I wanted to talk about.

 

2 years, 8 months ago on Saved by the turf. A look back at Wes Welker's GIANT drop in Super Bowl XLVI. | February

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Glenn...My point was....I DON'T CARE. We won the Super Bowl and that is what I am happy about. I am sure many of us have heard countless times over he past 4 years how lucky the Giants were to have beaten New England. I don't want to hear a discussion that gives the Pats an excuse for losing to us again. We are their Daddy!!! Plain and simple. I acknowledge that Wes Welker is a great receiver. I just think this discussion is pointless. We are talking about bodies twisting and rotating, grass vs. turf. We played in a dome which for all intents and purposes is a perfect enviornment. Give me a break please. He is human and he dropped the ball. It happens. New England is a great team. In 2007 they were 18-1. In 2011 they were 15-4. Our record against them was 3-1. The Pats against the rest of the league was 33-2.  That's all I'm saying....Be happy. I think it is time we have a discussion on how the Giants franchise has to be considered a Top 5 Franchise of all-time. ( Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Dallas, New York & San Francisco in that order )

2 years, 8 months ago on Saved by the turf. A look back at Wes Welker's GIANT drop in Super Bowl XLVI. | February

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I'm sorry but this analysis is way over the top and unnecessary.  Welker dropped a ball he normally catches. With all your analysis Glenn, you neglect to talk about "PRESSURE OF THE MOMENT" and that plays a big part of this.  Ball is dropped by a very good receiver. Giants take over and a 38 yard pass completion to the Giants 3rd best receiver gets the job done. Period. End. The Giants now have their 4th Super Bowl title in 25 years. Now that is worth talking about!!!

 

2 years, 8 months ago on Saved by the turf. A look back at Wes Welker's GIANT drop in Super Bowl XLVI. | February

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