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I'm satisfied with the pick. The thing about Wilson is that he is diametrically different than Jacobs and wasn't chosen just to replace him. Wilson is explosive and a game-breaker. I'd be surprised if he isn't seen as an important pass-catching option for Eli. I have to assume that Wilson was the first round pick because Reese believed he wouldn't last.
2 years, 9 months ago on NY Giants Draft RB David Wilson | April
I hope this thread will be over soon. It reminds me of Groucho Marx who said famously, "Who you gonna' believe, me or your own lyin' eyes?" Some observers don't want to accept the video evidence, and so you have to wonder what the point is of publishing the video at all. By Welker's account and those of his teammates, the pass was pretty normal and the catch should have been made without greater than usual effort. He had to go up to get it and so what? The best--and mundane-- explanation as to why he dropped the pass is loss of concentration. He twisted his body to the right because he wanted to land on his legs and run with the ball--before he caught it. How many times does that happen? Maybe some Giants fans are guilty that we got lucky to win the game. But that doesn't mean that the Giants didn't DESERVE to win. Good teams take advantage of lucky opportunities. Welker dropped the ball and Manningham didn't. We won the game.
2 years, 11 months ago on Saved by the turf. A look back at Wes Welker's GIANT drop in Super Bowl XLVI. | February
As a Giants fan I must say that they were lucky indeed to have won the Super Bowl. The video of the catch overrides the tortured analyses of the experts. Welker's whole body was facing the ball, which entered his hands and then was dropped. Nobody near him. And it appears to me that Welker knew he muffed the catch based on his body english on the ground after the play was over.
@ultimatenyg@booneavenueboy It seems to me that the only "letdown" you are afraid of experiencing is your own. Your original piece is an example of finger-pointing in anticipation of a Giants' defeat. It is highly unlikely, and probably unprovable, that a highly motivated team playing against an equally matched opponent in an important game could have a "letdown". Do you think the Packers got beat by the Giants because of a "letdown"?
3 years ago on Can the Giants overcome the Bob Christ Letdown statistic? | January
@ultimatenyg I don't think that you get the point. If I were one of the players you specifically identified by name as "ready to letdown", I would certainly resent it. Your allegation would have more merit if you could document the supposed link between experience and consistency.
Andy Furman writes that "there are players that you can see who are ready to letdown….guys like Victor Cruz, Mario Manningham, Michael Boley, Linval Joseph and Jaquian Williams…." How is Andy able to see this? Does he have a crystal ball?