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96.5% of 1150 people voted to get rid of Gilbride. I didn't know he had 40 relatives.
2 days, 17 hours ago on SD 37 NYG 14
Once again, it's not until the tide goes out that you see who's swimming naked.
4 days ago on SD 37 NYG 14
As I have noted before, I like Nicks for his potential and talent. But I will not reward what took place in this, his contract year. At best he is oft injured and at worst he is a malcontent. Next. Someone else will pay more for his services than he's worth. The only possible way to bring him back would be with a contract like the one Arrington got in 2006, laden w performance incentives to protect the giants from his body going AWOL. And he won't agree to that, so NEXT.
Re Fewell, I have no problem gtg a new DC. There is precedent in 2007 for a new (OC and) DC. I am skeptical they get rid of both, and the urgency to move on from Gilbride is more important than Fewell. In many Giants losses this season, Fewell's defense was not the problem.
4 days, 7 hours ago on SD 37 NYG 14
@jfoster completely agree. winning is the best deodorant. We beat Dallas 21-17 in the NFC Divisional round, but no one remembers how Gilbride took a 4 pt lead in hand and did the CLASSIC RRRK at 9:27 instead of a normal offense. There was WAY TOO MUCH TIME to be coaching differently just because you had the lead for the first time since Q1. Yet he did, and got a 3 and out. We won the game. But if Patrick Crayton doesn't cut off his route etc.. those are the mistakes that cost you more often than not.
1 week, 6 days ago on Odds and Ends at 4-7
@jfoster @mezzanine I will not defend Eli's weaker play here in 2013. He's a big boy, a rich one at that, so he can take the heat. What I will say is that you can see his clock is completely different this season. He has no confidence in the amount of time he can hang back there, and that affects his play. He's got the intelligence, the skills, the experience, frankly everything to win another ring. I barely spend any time in the recaps on him. I just feel he is not what is holding the team back. If he were better, on the level of a Brady or Rodgers, he would be able to do more with less (of an OL). But part of this is also imo on KG.
@Paddlepedal Giants should be sky high at the beginning of the game. Can they play with the emotion, discipline and concentration for 60 minutes? They have the opportunity. I honestly did not think they would be able to claw their way back to this juncture, but here they are and here we are as their fans. We have noted the 4 weak QBs the team has faced to keep our feet on the ground. A good effort and a win will be meaningful.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Beason's Arrival Has Begun to Restore Pride to Big Blue LBs
Here is an excellent writeup.. http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=new-yorkgiants&id=32158&city=newyork&src=desktop If I could get this kind of daily analysis of the team on a consistent basis I'd stop blogging. Pitch perfect Graziano.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on NYG 27 GB 13
Stop judging. If he's a curmudgeon, then u r a politically correct bully. One of you thinks this is a mirage and the other thinks it's a makeover. That's why they play the game.
Either the Giants get exposed when the competition becomes real, or they make something here. While I am a skeptic, I also could not have predicted that Hill, Beason and Brown would have made this difference either. If Nicks ever showed up that would be huge too.
Re Jacobs, he was the alpha in Giants v1.0. I dk what happened in SF but I credit the Giants for everything. It looked like SF was unable to manage the hotheaded RB.
The league is slop.
1 month ago on Snapshots on NFL's 32 Teams at Week 10
@Pataroons @CommanderShepard As soon as I transcribed Wonder's remarks, I knew there would be a negative response to his call for the best draft pick. But I posted it anyway to get the debate out there. Everyone, including Wonder, want to see the Giants do well. I think you have to fight each week to get better and build for next year if there is nothing left this year. Let's remember, we ALL are crazed Giants fans... I mean who else would be doing this at 2-6? So do not misunderstand the passion. Maybe Wonder's word about being "insane" is not appropriate, but he said it and I did not bleach it.
Yes, Capt George is correct, if I had a very high pick I'd trade down.
I appreciate your support of the team and the blog.
Please read Wonder's bio. That has been his nickname since he was very young. His qualifications? Well, he has watched more film and more football than most of us and has a keen eye for subtleties that I cannot begin to describe. One of my favorites that I have mentioned before on this site is that he will watch NFL Combine film and carefully examine how the hips of a Cornerback move to determine the potential as a Pro. Unfortunately I have not had the time to grade out his first draft from 3+ years ago. But to use the strobe, he did not want to take JPP in Round 1 because there was not enough data on him (too few games in Div 1 in college), so who did he like instead at that spot in the draft? A Safety named Earl Thomas. Thomas was taken one spot before the Giants selected. He had Thomas a "1" and right now he is being considered in talk for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, not bad for his 4th year in the Pros. http://espn.go.com/blog/seattle-seahawks/post/_/id/1616/everyone-talking-about-thomas He's not perfect, liked Nicks but liked Britt more for the upside. But he nailed Vontaze Burfict and Daryl Washington, drug suspension excepted.
Tom- email me so that we can do a Q&A exchange, thanks.
2 months, 1 week ago on Eagles are in a New York state of mind...
@Tom Jackson I think Reid has now beaten the Gmen 9 of the last 11 times. Hey Tom, want to do a Q&A exchange w our readers for this Friday?
2 months, 1 week ago on KC 31 NYG 7
Great points. KG's in-game adjustments are poor. Q1 vs the Panthers will go down in lore .
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Snee, Beatty and Pugh Stand Out in Week 3 Disaster
Very helpful, Rich. While this positive comment on the work done here can easily be construed to be a 'homer's' praise, regulars will know that I don't do that too often. This piece really helped me to better understand the failings... More importantly, they help me to understand exactly where all three players are going forward. For Beatty, I see a guy who is a good T, not great, who will not shut down the best. And if a guy like Johnson gets a 'tell' (like in W3), good night. Snee? Toast until healthier. Pugh? Baptism by fire. And the matchup vs KC could not come at a worse time. Let's see how they respond. Call me a fool, but I believe there is enough crisis to get the proper attention and adjustments this weekend. I'm not expecting a rosé garden, but I am expecting an uptick of some sort. Once again, thanks Rich for a very good analysis of what's going on back there.
Yes, once again a theme we unfortunately know all too well about Gilbride. I love to cite my favorite of favorites, PIT in 2008. We won that game 21-14, but it took Gilbride 6 visits to the red zone to finally adjust to the Steelers loaded box.
But let's still remember that guys were gtg whipped physically up front. To tie this into Nick Olsen's remark, it's quite possible the CAR DL had a tell on pass/run which would have given them a distinct edge in their ability to defend against both.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on CAR 38 NYG 0
Excellent point. Blackburn definitely helped his players and coaches prepare against his former team. We saw this back when Cofield left and then in the very first Skins game, the rookie R1 DE knew the play and pulled off a pick 6.
Fair points re the coaches. It's really embarrassing to see the incompetence at running the screens, something we've been complaining about for so long around here, that we even supplied an Rx before camp began. So if I'm guilty of taking a week off at railing at Gilbride, yep. Nearly every week I can pick on Gilbride, and this week, if u check my tweets during the game, I asked for two things which he came up short on- (1) adjustments after the first two offensive series and (2) protecting Eli from injury.
What is nonetheless damning re the OL is how, anecdotally speaking, the three biggest culprits today were Snee, Beatty and Pugh, and those were the three biggest in Weeks 1&2. I'll wait for the PFF data to confirm that or not. If it does confirm, then I think this problem is less coaching and more about the players and ultimately the dearth of said talent. We'll see.
I want to thank PFF for their graciousness in allowing us to cite their data. I also want to encourage our readers to subscribe to their service, because it will enrich the discussion. We don't get paid for you to use them; it is just the right thing to do AND will make all of us more knowledgeable about the team.
3 months, 1 week ago on Ultimate22 Version 2.0
@Justin wThx. ESPN is supposed to imply a certain threshold of media credibility. While I know they are less than squeaky clean, I just didn't expect this egregious an error.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Skinny on Tuna