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@KevinGiants That's not a breakdown. Give me 15 minutes and I'll write the same stuff about any NFL team. No added value. No mention of the offensive line, I guess it's not an important part of the offense.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/predicting-the-giants-season-record-in-2014.html

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I don't agree that Manning could still lead us to a SB. I think he's done.

Pugh had some concerning plays in pass protection during the preseason. He's not helped by the people around him but still, he blew blocks regularly.

I projected this team to go 6-10 before the preseason. Considering how bad the offense looked, I think I have to change that projection. 4-12 is too depressing to think about, so let's go with 5-11.

Those games against JAX, TEN and HOU may be some of the worst football hours of the 2014 NFL season.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/this-53-man-roster-is-not-pretty.html

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@jfoster Thing is, if this is a rebuilding/lost year and Manning doesn't perform, the QB situation will be very interesting in 2015. Manning will have cap hit of $20M but only $2M of dead money so cutting him will be a possibility.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/uncategorized/nyg-27-ind-26.html

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Going into the preseason I thought that 2014 was gonna be a lost season, the team going 6-10 at best with an offense working to get together. I haven't changed my mind. The QB situation will be an interesting topic in the spring.

The thing that worries me the most is Manning's demeanor on the field. He looks freaking scared of NFL defenders.

1 month ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/uncategorized/nyg-27-ind-26.html

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Nassib's INT (nullified by penalty) is crazy. Where was he throwing this ?

The checkdown was 7y back, the post route was 7y downfield.

- 0.22 WPA on this play by Nassib. Awful.


And what happened on the intentional grounding ? 6 pass protection guys on the right side, no one on the left side. I'm guessing Brewer made a mistake leaving #54 on his own. Plus that DE was in the throwing lane of the only quick route by a WR on the play. Btw, 2nd & 2, we run 2 deep routes ? We sure Gilbride's gone ?


No coaches film in preseason, that sucks.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/nyg-17-buffalo-13.html

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Sad news about Wilson ... He's most likely done with football.


"I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me, or pity me," Wilson said. "I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too."

Gotta love the attitude.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/nyg-17-buffalo-13.html

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I have just watched the 1st half.

I know it's preseason (well technically not even) but I still wished for some different formations. The play calling was renewed but the formations looked very Gilbride-like. Not a problem, just kinda disappointed.

The OL is not there yet at all. Mosley looked absolutely lost. Brown looks kinda ok, better than I expected.

If we keep a FB, Hynoski took an early lead I think. He was there against the 1s and played better than Conner.

I like what I saw from Nassib. Clean footwork, didn't finish his throwing motion the way you'd hope though. Looked calm, poised. I wish they'd play him with the 1s sometime but considering Manning has a new offensive system to get working, it's unlikely.

Overall the O struggled, we got it going on the ground when BUF 2s were in.


Pat Traina at Inside Football had noticed in practice that the DL was getting their hands up and it was confirmed during the game.

I still don't like what I see from JPP, he seems lazy with his hands. Hankins might be the real deal. He did play extended time (still on the field after the 2 min warning in H1).

Herzlich showed some coverage abilities I didn't know he had. He's no Willis but I'll take it.

I like the secondary. Man coverage baby. Taylor did look a little slow back there.


Weatherford looked careless on that blocked punt, he was slow, like "it's preseason, I got time, who cares ?".

McManus could very well end up with the PK job.


I think you are way too harsh in 5)

Wilson does hold the NYG record for all-purpose yards in a game I believe.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/nyg-17-buffalo-13.html

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@RussWellen1 Tough to say that Jernigan is being wasted. He played in garbage time and against 2 bottom 10 pass defenses ... I can't remember if he did anything in preseason ? Did he play with the 1s ?


About McAdoo, I thought of that as soon as he brought his whole possee with him. I think it's the idea, to have him take Coughlin's place. I have absolutely nothing to back this up though.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/training-camp-begins.html

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Still no Beckham on the field ...

Yet "only" two injuries so far, it seems less than years past. Is Coughlin's softer policy having an impact ?

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/training-camp-begins.html

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I was doing a little tape/stat "analysis" on Jernigan, he's got a pretty awesome 9.5 Y/T when targeted in the short middle (between the numbers, less than 16 yards). The sample is big enough I think (22 targets) to be something to look at in 2014.

That's a Desean Jackson number.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/training-camp-begins.html

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I totally missed that post. Great job, it's important to be able to track how mocks turn out.

Nicely done Wonder.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/

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First thing first : thank you Mr Snee for everything you gave the New York Football Giants during the last 10 years.

Snee has got to be the second greatest Olineman of the history of the franchise.


It's sad to see him go but it's the good decision for everyone as we saw what happened when players try too paly too long. Stop while your body is still good for a few things ... and let the new guys make their own place.


Like most fans I have a lots of hopes but when I start and think about it I realize that most of them are misplaced.


The front seven scares me. As you said, who's gonna rush the QB ? Who's gonna cover TEs ?

On paper (...) the secondary could be very good but they'll need help from the pass rusher. Even DRC at his best (and that's top 3 in the NFL) can't cover Megatron for 5 seconds.


I cannot wait to see what McAdoo sets up. Manning is accurate on short, timing throws. There's no question he's got the will and intelligence to master whatever's in that playbook.

Jernigan, Cruz and Wilson look like perfect fit for what we believe that offense will be.


The question mark is the OL. We have to consider Pugh and Schwartz solid starters coming in - the opposite would be way to pessimistic, even for us here ...


Walton is an issue in my mind. I'll admit I haven't seen him play, so I'll PFF on him. -12 as a rookie, -26 as a sophomore, 4 ok games in 2012 and nothing ever since. That sounds to me like this guy is not a starting C in the NFL. Because even if he comes back, he hasn't shown anything in 4 years. Hoping he starts performing in 2014 is like those guys who thought that Barden didn't do anything because he wasn't given an opportunity. C'mon : he was not good enough for the NFL, period.

The RG question is not looking good either. Mosley could turn into something, who knows, we haven't seen him play. What we've seen are injuries. Jerry (going with PFF again) was average the last 2 years. Would average be good enough at RG ?


Well if we get Beatty 2012 back and Richburg delivers right from the start, I'd say yes, an average RG would be good enough.

Those are two big IFs though.


Quick about ST : I don't want Holliday catching (well, trying to catch) punt or kicks back there. I'd rather have Randle fair catch every kick in the season.


Good to be back here. Football is only 6 weeks away boys !

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/training-camp-begins.html

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@CommanderShepard At one point you have to do something. The guy was a head case coming out of college. He gets suspended 3 consecutive seasons. That's enough.

The coaches don't want to have to game plan for a guy, then learn he's not playing for 6 games, game plan for another guy and then switch back.

I like the decision by the staff.

3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/uncategorized/excellent-value-taken-by-gmen-on-day-3.html

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It's been a long time since I've commented ...


I like what Jerry has done during this free agency so far. He has not overpayed anyone I think except maybe Beason who I don't like that much.

Low risk high reward signings. Those contrast with his draft attitude of late, where he seems to go for the other side of the coin ...


On paper (yeah, ok, I know ...) the secondary looks awesome.


I watched some film on Jennings and I like the guy. I have to admit I didn't know much more than his name when he signed.

Low carreer carries number, he's younger in "RB years". That's good.

He's no homerunner but do we care ?  His pass protection is good (he's no Bradshaw though), he's powerful and doesn't freaking fumble.


Let's not forget that we are in this FA "frenzy" for a reason : we can't draft anymore.


Here's to hopping that they are as active and efficient in the "scouts FA" and are making the team of prospects study better.

6 months ago on Holliday, Manningham, Jerry sign with Giants

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JPP definitely looked better, and some of that was playing the Vikes who abonned the run because 1/ AP didn't look like himself 2/ we stopped it pretty well. Still, just looking at his speed which doesn't depend on who's playing, you can see he was better.

To quickly have a pretty good idea of how a squad is doing, I like looking at FO's DVOA ratings better than the sum of PFF ratings.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef

11 months ago on Pierre-Paul Shows Signs of a Return to Form

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A win ! Good. Awful football though. The fact that we need to play one of the worst teams in the league, with a new QB and a RB at 50% to get a win is not reassuring. I would not be surprised if this were our only win this season.

JPP did look a little better, but how much of that is the opposition ? Rogers was a force in the middle.

After an OK game in Chicago, Conner was good monday night, even though he doesn't look like a natural when running routes ...

11 months ago on NYG 23 MIN 7

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I agree, I want Cox out there,not Hillis.

I did a little analysis on Conner. He seems to have good technique but he really was helped by CHI LBs. In the picture below he ends up basically blocking 2 LBs (green arrow is Diehl, not Conner ...) because #57 couldn't locate Jacobs and ran into #52 ...

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/3807066852.jpg

While looking at Conner I noticed that Pascoe did have a fine day as well. Look at this block on a DE (Pascoe is indicated with the orange arrow):

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/3162906942.jpg

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/5775151143.jpg

You'll also see that Pugh kinda gets lost and Diehl is almost pushed back into Jacobs. Conner is blocking on Major Wright on the far left. Briggs, who looks like he was Pugh's responsability, will end up making the play for a loss of 1y.

11 months, 1 week ago on Cox, Giants Run Game Set to Build on Week 6 Effort

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The greatest disappointment as far as I'm concerned is Beatty. And it's not even close.

He was clearly a top 10 LT last season, which earned him top 10 LT money and the following years he's below average ? C'mon.

11 months, 1 week ago on Making sense of 0-6

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I'm wondering how much our good run D is explained by the leads other team build. I mean you're up by 14 or 17, you run and the defense expects it. Could that play a role? It does increase the number of rushing attemps though, so you must be pretty consistent to get a fine result as they do. We have the most rushing attemps against with 163 (tied with JAX - yes it's as bas as it sounds), allowing 3.9y every time (that's middle of the pack).

In any case we saw against Philly that once Vick was out, and with him the threat of scrambles, we were pretty effective against the best RB in the league.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Backs to the Wall

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We've all be asking for it for years. Previously it was a matter of just being better.

Now it's a matter of survival. The craziest thing is that we SAW it works, I mean we had our best drive of the last 4 games using short passes. And right back to the deep bombs. Unbelievable. Of course the simple fact that it was a one time occurrence might explain its succes.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on When the Tide Goes Out

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Interesting write-up. BBV did the same for the INTs against the Eagles.

http://www.bigblueview.com/2013/10/8/4816026/examining-eli-mannings-interceptions-vs-the-eagles-giants

You only agree on the last one.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on A Look at all 12 of Eli Manning's 2013 INTs

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Oh I'm not sure about that though. I could see him being "kindly" forced into retirement.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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We're not firing a 2 time SB winning coach mid-season.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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And remember Matt McCants ? He played better than any of our OTs ....

11 months, 2 weeks ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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"Is there any chance that Eli opts out of the shorter passes and goes with the long ball on his own?  Is that a possibility?  Is it possible he just isn't as confident in the shorter passes and naturally goes for the longer passes?"

Why would he ?
1. They don't play enough of them to build "non confidence" in them, do they ?
2. When they do use those, it seems to work.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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Well he's a QB in NY and the media, well, they are the media. It's easier to pick on the clumsy looking QB (sorry Eli) than discuss the short comings of the OC ...

I'm with you on Nicks. Has anyone told the man that this is a freaking contract year ? Lack of effort is pretty evident to me. Cruz + Randle is starting to look like an evidence for 2014. And I'll be fine with it (it's week 5, that could obviously change). Cruz signed his big contract and shows more heart, more willingness than the man on a contract year. Wait, what ? It speaks volume on both players I think.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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 I was gonna come here and advocate for a change at OC using Rivers as an example of how that move sometimes is a good thing even if the offense problems are not squarely on his shoulders. I was gonna say that maybe Manning is somehow "too comfortable" in Gilbride's system, how maybe he doesn't challenge himself enought, how perhaps they're installed in some kind of routine. Before saying that I wanted to watch another game from Rivers first. So I watched SD@OAK and he threw awful interceptions and kinda crashed my argument before it even took off.

Talking about OCs, I really like what Olson did during the early stages of that game : lots of different looks, nice route combinaisons, getting the backup FB involved in the passing game … Then he went 14 points ahead and it was I formation with a blocking TE all the way. Too bad. I'll watch more of their games.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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Holy Molly.

Gilbride had one good drive (the second TD drive I think) where he used quick passes. We get the Eagles D on their heels, we score and the next drive we're back throwing deep bombs. How can you not see what's working and what's not ?

11 months, 2 weeks ago on PHI 36 NYG 21

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I agree on Vick, he's been good when kept upright. I feel PHI's OL is weirdly bad in pass protection this season but they should be good enough to keep our "pass rushers" in check. The thing is they're awesome in run blocking and 3 of our DT are on the injury report (Joseph being out). We also lost Ross for the year. This could be a very long day, I can see us allowing 40 points ... easy.

Interesting take on Kelly. Not sure how "defensive dominance" is a necessity though. And I think it's pretty clear that the Giants of 07 and 11 should not be taken as examples of how to win a SB ...

I'm not sure how you see the Eagles scoring only 17 on us. CAR scored 38 for crying out lout ! OK, any 38-0 game is an abnormality, and PHI poor defense might help our own defense a little bit.

45-33 Philly.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Q&A Exchange with Eagles Eye

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Nice write up.

The only issue I have with the secondary are missed tackles.

Weatherford hasn't been playing well and it doesn't help : our D starts drive on the 32.48 "yard line", that 31st in the league (KC was #1 btw with 20 ...).

11 months, 3 weeks ago on Week 4 Loss Proves to be More of Same for Big Blue

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Kinda lost in all this is how awful the ST are this season ... Football Outsiders have us as the 2nd worst ST unit since 1989 !

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/dvoa-ratings/2013/week-4-dvoa-ratings

11 months, 3 weeks ago on KC 31 NYG 7

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For instance, from Manning' s post game interview : "We said we're going to attack these corners, throw the ball down the field and try to get some big plays".

When you have blockers that cannot protect your QB, is that really the best game plan coming in ?

11 months, 3 weeks ago on KC 31 NYG 7

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Well Gilbride isn't the main problem, it's the OL.

But you can't just change your OL, so it'd be nice if Gilbride would try and help them a little bit.

And calling posts and 7 routes on every snap isn't helping the OL.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on KC 31 NYG 7

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@CommanderShepard Look at ATL against MIA. Okay they ended up losing but the ball was out in 2 seconds most of the time, it completely shut down their pass rush in the beginning of the game. Of course Wake being hurt helped.

The work of the OC was nice as well. He came in passing on 65% of plays in the first drive. It was 45% in the second and then 25% in the 3rd, because they were running so well.

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Snee, Beatty and Pugh Stand Out in Week 3 Disaster

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As far as conerbacks are concerned, let's talk about a guy who's had 3 snaps this season, Jayron Hosley.

As a rookie I didn't expect anything as CBs, even top 10 picks, struggle their 1st year.

He was supposed to be our SCB and got beaten by a guy coming back from 2 ACLs. Not good.

He's still only in his second year so no need to get all doom and gloom about his play, but still, he'd be nice to see him a little more out there.

12 months ago on Secondary Proves to be Bright Spot on Big Blue D

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@mjcannella I'm as surprised as you, it's so great to see him out there.

He's not well rated in pass coverage (-4.6) while his run defense is ok (+1.2).

The poor grade in coverage is mostly due to Wes Welker and Julius Thomas.

12 months ago on Secondary Proves to be Bright Spot on Big Blue D

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Sack #5

  All-22 at the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/3b841441141e39596f818244b7301a84ae8ac439.jpg
On a 3rd & 3, Randle is running a fade or a corner route, looks like it's Manning's first read (crazy no?). Nicks has some kind of dig with a break 10y downfield while Cruz gets an out route from the slot. That's a nice concept against zone but the coverage is something like 2-Man here.
The TE's runnig an out with a 10y deep break and the RB has some kind of pattern underneath.
The defense puts Kuechly on our TE, Davis on the RB and the 3CBs are man 2 man on the WRs.   All-22 2 seconds after the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/2ccdbf091418b5fe5bea1fac0a0a6a0061545a5a.jpg
Manning has not looked left at that point. Randle is running his deep route and won't be available anytime soon. It's a little early to checkdown so I'm guessing Manning's looking at the TE. He might be late runnig his route as the LB jammed him : no break yet from the TE. Nowhere to go at this point.   All-22 3 seconds after the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/a64774f87c7de9a2a1ee6ee8a09d567957555669.jpg
Nothin's changed for the WR, good coverage by the CBs. The one on Nicks is about to get out of position but it doesn't matter, Manning's getting sacked.
Kuechly is all over the TE while Davis is closing fast on the RB which is on the top of his route, just on the 1st down marker.
The pocket has collapsed. Boothe is trying to stop Horton in what seems desesperate and illegal fashion. Manning (arrow) has secured the ball and getting ready for the hit.   Quick sack here really, in less than 3s all is said and done so the OL is very much responsible.
Still no quick route, the closest thing is Cruz on his out, but that would be a crazy throw from the opposite hash marks to the outside of the numbers with a WR running away. Plus Cruz is stopping, the CB would jump that throw.
The only solution seems to be the RB although it's a split second throw and a DT is in the throwing lane, behind Baas. I wanna say Gillbride and the OL on this one.
So there you go, a little bit of blame for everyone. During the broadcast Billick was talking about coverage snaps. It's partly true, but considering the plays that were called, it's tough for the WR to do much.
Both play actions were absolutely useless, nobody bit on them.

12 months ago on Snee, Beatty and Pugh Stand Out in Week 3 Disaster

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Sack #4

  All-22 at the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/e5f32a9d5466ef2b7075170e1447c0915d1c2d58.jpg
It's a 1st & 10, both WR are running route that will get them to the 1st down marker : comeback for Cruz, post for Nicks.
There's a play action going on, Jacobs (Scott ?) then will look for someone to block and run in the flat if no one comes up. The FB runs straight ahead until 5y beyond the LoS. CAR is still in zone. 58 will blitz from Manning's right side.   All-22 2 seconds after the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/ab53cac3d489dda4f842cf8171abf88e334832fe.jpg
Manning's already feelint the pressure on his left, even if Beatty is doind all he can to push the DE around him. Lotulelei is beating his man, the TE on the right side seems to be handling the blitzer well.
Nicks seems like an option at this point. He's got separation and is being covered by Dratyon Florence, he should be able to beat him 1 on 1. Our friend Blackburn is underneath the would be throw though. Plus it's just 7-0 at this point. Yet I feel Manning should pull the trigger there.   All-22 3 seconds after the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/6271580cd048aa311de2803cdd7ba6eeaeac0f8c.jpg
I was being nice to the OL when I wrote this was a 4s snap. This is 3s and the play is basically dead. Once again though, Manning seems to be going in protection mode quickly.
The RB is open, 5y from Manning, clear throwing lane. The closest defender is Kuechly, 10y away.
Nicks is covered, Cruz is open I think. The TE is open but Kuechly is running to him, throwing there is risking a pick or a huge hit on you TE who's a sitting duck.   I wanna blame Manning there as well, it looks like the pass rush is getting to his head (Ok, hard to really "blame" a guy for that) and does see his checkdown. The RB also have a blocker (Cruz) downfield and could get some nice yardage if not a 1st down if he catches the ball. Even if he drops, it's better than the sack.
Once again no quick route like slant, dig, curl or quick out.

12 months ago on Snee, Beatty and Pugh Stand Out in Week 3 Disaster

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Sack #3

All-22 at snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/8d7b121f6f4103639e9ce156c0c904a12d8a786b.jpg
Just after sack #2, on a 2nd & 21. Here again we have long developing routes also it makes way more sense. Coverage is zone and CBs are playing it safe, teh FS will drop way downfield.
The TE will hit the DE on his way underneath. The RB is in pass protection, turning into a checkdown option if he has nobody to block (which will be the case).

All-22 2 seconds after the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/653a90e5278d819cd05ea5db3c8aec8487039b56.jpg
All WR are still running their route, no breaks yet. The TE did what he had to do with the DE, he's running his route, Kuechly's on him.
The RB marked a stop, most likely to ID the pass rushers and then takes off. The pocket is ok, moving backwards but mostly okay.

All-22 3 seconds after the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/2193c6d2087a286c64325e081f884addfb65db81.jpg
Manning looks like he's feeling the fear, it does look like he's tucking this a little fast (MMQB on full throttle here). He kinda run inside the collapsing pocket while it's exactly where Beatty is redirecting the DE. There seems to be some space on the left, the RB is there too. We wouldn't have gotten a 3rd & 8 out of a scramble or a checkdown but it would have been better than a -7y sack.
Cruz is wide open in the middle, Randle as well but there's a CB eyeing Manning and he's standing right in the throwing lane.
The TE is double teamed by the LBs.

I think maybe Cruz should cut inside, the S is till going backwards 2s after the snap, he only starts coming back to Cruz 3s after the snap. Also the TE is keeping the LBs busy underneath.
Beatty is badly beaten. I feel Manning has a lot of responsability in this one though.

12 months ago on Snee, Beatty and Pugh Stand Out in Week 3 Disaster

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Sack #2

All-22 at the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/6ad245950b183d842e2a83b35caf4b6aeecb4804.jpg
That's a 1st & 10 and long developing routes are called : all breaks for receivers (WRs outside, TE on the hash marks) are 15y downfield.
The RB seems to be the checkdown in a kind of flat route.

All-22 2 seconds after the snap
http://hfr-rehost.net/view/self/47ae4157541f44d21f946bef6df7caf96c84ba29.jpg
- Pugh is taking care of the blitzing LB
- Pascoe as FB is working Kuechly who's more in gap control vs the RB than a pass rusher
- Lotulelei is being double teams by Baas and Boothe
- Snee is 1 on 1 vs the LDE
- Beatty is against the other DT (RDE - Hardy - dropped in coverage)

No receiver is even close to finishing is route, Meyers could break inside where there's some room, he won't. The RB is still in the pocket, no checkdown available.
The ride side of the line is beaten, half a second later Manning will tuck it and go down.

2.5s and the pocket is virtually gone. In a 5 vs 4 situation, that's not good.
The play action doesn't fool a-ny-one in the defense. I know our running game is bad - but that bad ? Blackburn ?
The play calling could be questionned as well, no quick route. This is the second drive so it's clear by now that pressure will get there quick. I'm guessing it's still the pregame established script being run at this point of the game but c'mon, didn't they anticipated the OL getting beat like this ?

12 months ago on Snee, Beatty and Pugh Stand Out in Week 3 Disaster

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I had a closer look at the sacks taken by Manning.

Sack 1: 3rd & 5, 2.6 seconds from the snap to the sack, 6 pass protectors vs 4 pass rushers, no blitz.

Sack 2: 1st & 10, 3.1s, 6 PP, 4PR (a DE in coverage, a LB pass rushing)

Sack 3: 2nd & 21, 3.9s, 5PP, 4PR, no blitz

Sack 4: 1st & 10, 4.1s, 7PP, 5PR (a LB blitzing)

Sack 5: 3rd & 3, 3s, 5PP, 4PR, no blitz

Sack 6: 1 & 20, 2.7s, 6PP, 4PR, no blitz

Sack 7: 3 & 11, 2.8s, 6PP, 4PR, no blitz

Quick "analysis".

The accepted theory is that a sack over 3s is on the QB. So here we have a distribution that would make Gauss proud : a sack in 3s, 3 over, 3 under. Of course the crazy thing that jumps out is that we got destroyed by pretty straight forward pass rush. 6 times a sack came with 4 men rushing (and the LB wasn't disguising it at all), just one on a blitz by a LB (no disguise there neither). We always had more blockers than there were rushers and most of the time we had 2 more.

I made a quick study of the long sacks (3s and over). I'm pretty knew at football so it would be more a "tell me where I am wrong" thing than a lecture :)

12 months ago on Snee, Beatty and Pugh Stand Out in Week 3 Disaster

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I have to admit this makes sense, to some extent.

Blackburn was there last season too.

12 months ago on Chase Black-burned

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KC had more very high quality players than wins last year, they were not a 2-14 roster.

Their defense is better than what we faced so far and it will be a very tough game. On the offensive side Smith is really a no factor as a passer but they have a guy in the backfield that could run us over.

Outside of Fisher their OL locked pretty good to me and their DL, while not Carolina's, isn't that far off.

We got beat in the tranches vs CAR, the same thing could very well happen next sunday.

+9 in TO diff, +12 in toxic diff, +12 ppg diff. They look like their record (of course they won't go 16-0) - their pythagorean wins are at 2.5 (small sample though).

I'm not liking this at all. I have hope but

12 months ago on CAR 38 NYG 0

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I actually thought that Wilson ran *well* considering. He was driven, forced a few missed tackles.

And he may be our best pass protector after all ^^

12 months ago on CAR 38 NYG 0

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They just outplayed us one on one, there's no need to know the gameplan for that.

12 months ago on CAR 38 NYG 0

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I agree, the pressure on Manning was pretty bad but it did look like he had *some* time on most sacks. All-22 isn't available before wednesday I think, it'll be interesting to see what was what.

At some point in H1 it did look like Manning wasn't even looking downfield much anyway, the beating had gotten in its head by then.

It's Rueben Randle by the way.

12 months ago on CAR 38 NYG 0

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I got my time machine to work !

We're in the 70s, right ?

1 year ago on Some NY Giants Game Film Stats from PFF

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