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Thanks. Our society has lost touch w integrity. They think it's something that can be bought and sold like anything else. You'd be amazed at the drivel on Twitter, the number of people who dismiss what took place, belittle the significance, and attempt to demonize the accusers who ask for relief. When we lose our standards, we have lost our way. We have lost our way. I hope Goodell figures this one out. Given his poor and uneven track record, I'm not so sure. Maybe it's naïveté but I hold out hope. It starts here. Hold the line. Integrity matters.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2015-articles/why-deflategate-matters.html
Understood. We'd all like the assurance that there were extenuating circumstances at those 2 places. One thing we can agree on is that your work situation is not 100% your own effort in the outcome. While we always must take responsibility for it, sometimes a less than perfect setup can make the odds insurmountable. As an example, ven here in NY, I want to know what the Giants are going to do about the relentless injuries. It was one of the reasons why I was never strongly vocal about Fewell's exit. Sure, I'm happy w Spags. But once Amukamara was lost (on top of the rest), I knew he was screwed. That doesn't make the sins of PF excusable, but it just shows that you can't control everything in your outcome.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2015-articles/steve-spagnuolo-hired-as-new-dc.html
Jan 20 1991 NYG 15 SF 13, Bahr winning FG ends 3peat.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thesportsdaily.net/
Steve Young said that September is the new preseason. So what it means is that it's possible to hit the last few weeks of the reg season without having hit your full stride. FA jumbles every team up. The CBA restricts practice. All of these factors allow a dark horse to emerge late in the season that wasn't necessarily playing well earlier in the year for "pretty" overall stats. I'll go even one step further and say that the wild card game allows a team an extra week to improve. It used to be that it got you healthier.. In 2011 it allowed Osi Umenyiora to come back and get prepped vs ATL in the WC before knocking off Rodgers and GB the following week.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2015-articles/most-important-factors-in-a-super-bowl-run.html
There has been only one coordinator who consistently made the adjustments, intra and intergame, under TC, and that was Spags.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2015-articles/perry-fewell-is-out.html
@dlutzker thx, fixed
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2015-articles/pff-2014-recap-of-the-gmen.html
@jfoster I'm on skeleton holiday staff for work, so I get to goof off and comment on sports. I see Mara and Coughlin's sound bites imply Fewell and Quinn likely to be back. As I stated in the post, I do not want Quinn and Palmieri back. Palmieri may not make it... they emphasized the strength and conditioning program at the final team meeting and "we need to be a stronger team." He backed up the medical staff but did not back up Palmieri.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/tom-coughlin-after-2014.html
Thanks Rich. I'll be posting on Tom Coughlin, past-present-future evaluation of the coach, in the next 24 hours. Stay with us for more discussion and keep following on twitter as well.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/phi-34-nyg-26.html
@CommanderShepard his blog lasted a few posts. Re journalists, they report on what is completely safe and out in the open, and are not driven by independent analysis. They are a negative indicator, ie when they are writing stories (ie front covers) about the awful stock market, it is time to buy stocks. Time Magazine had one about the coming Ice Age in the late 1970s. And now they are all warm when the sun is going to sleep. They can't help but write a story on the latest outlier, which is not what is going on for the other 99.99% of us. If we spent the amount of time per week that they did on these teams, many of us here would be able to do a better job than them.
Re the Gmen, the team is 0-8 vs teams with a winning record. You are correct that they did compete vs DAL and SF. But generally speaking, they are a weak team. SF's QB is not particularly good. DAL's coach is weak. At 3rd and 3 at the NYG 42, with 9:29 to go, DAL should be running the ball twice to get the first down. Garrett is weak. The Giants are weaker.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/32-teams-around-the-nfl.html
JPP does nothing in pass rush. He's been given 1.5 seasons to get his mojo back, and that back surgery clearly set him back. Unless you get him re-signed for a relatively cheap price, why pay for a DE who has 3.5 sacks (~2 of which are secondary sacks)? That doesn't make him a 3 down DE. He's basically a vg run stopper now and mostly non-threatening in pass rush.
Agreed on McAdoo and Fewell. Btw watch how Fewell's defense will do aok vs TENN's Mettenberger and JAX's Bortles. They're rookie QBs, so Fewell's D will notch enuf success in those situations.
I was disappointed in McAdoo's play calling. SF has a good D. But it's not as if Bowman and Willis were out there... Smith (2 hurries) had rust. The troubles all start w a challenged OL.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/sg-16-nyg-10.html
The OL can't hold their blocks very long, so you have to avoid long developing pass plays.
It looks like Reese has had a very good draft in '14 but '08-'13 have yielded a grand total of 1 pro bowler (who is still recovering from back surgery and is not back to pb form).
McAdoo has no choice but to scheme as he doesn't have a very good OL, doesn't have a RB who can catch a pass consistently, just lost his star WR, and doesn't have a TE who can block. Add a bunch of players who still don't know the offense and he needs the benefit of the doubt. I was hard enuf on him last week. Agreed re too much running on first down.
4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/oct/dal-31-nyg-21.html
@BigBlueClipper I was stunned how a coordinator that brought in small ball and schemed so effectively to adjust for his OL's weaknesses could abandon it all so quickly and not go back. I'd give a dollar for someone to retrieve the yards per pass attempt in Weeks 3-5 vs the ypa in Week 6. I have a tweet sent out to PFF asking for the holding time per pass attempt last night. And I DO NOT CARE ABOUT DOWN AND DISTANCE. This OL is not built to hold the ball 5 secs back there on long routes on a regular basis.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/oct/phl-27-nyg-0.html
The Eagles have made a lot of breaks for themselves this season. And they wear teams down w the no huddle in H1 so that H2 creates a fitness advantage. But the Giants have more familiarity w this as divisional foes having seen this twice already last season. Outside of Special teams, it's the Gmen's game to win or lose. Before the season began I had no expectation for this contest. Now, the stakes are so much greater. The Giants have an opportunity to put 2014 into play. It's their game to step up and grab it. If they protect the ball they win this game.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/oct/eagles-eye-preview.html
We tweeted this a few times during game. YES! And zero delay of game penalties too. Like a breath of fresh air.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/sept/nyg-45-was-14.html
Yep it was awesome, my tweets last night were foaming at the mouth. Pure joy. Of course opposing defenses will react and pay more attention to the TE, but then that will make it so much easier for other routes and other players. As long as a TE is singled, it's point, shoot, catch, fall down, TD. And there's nothing Eli likes more than a 6'6" guy on a quick route. Orakpo said after the game that the ball was leaving Eli's hands much faster than he's ever seen... There is nothing more frustrating for a pass rusher and nothing that helps an OLman more than a quick pass. We were calling for that last yr, yet Gilbride was still 8th in the league in long pass attempts. Ya think this is helping the guys up front??!!
Notice the use of the TE on 3rd down conversions to move the sticks? That's more McAdoo. We had a couple of those too in the red zone.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/sept/nyg-45-was-14.html
You asked what could be done, given that addicted NFL fans are unlikely to give up football or stop buying jerseys. All of the things mentioned by you and I are ALL things that can be done by fans AND owners collectively. Fans can point to the hypocrisy of Goodell in holding the Saints accountable for Bountygate but not holding himself accountable wrt Rice. But they can't remove him. Only the owners (/commissioner) can do that. This applies to the other things you mention as well.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/the-lack-of-integrity-of-roger-goodell.html
@beatseven There is something we can all do. We can raise awareness on Domestic Violence. And we can push for the NFL to use its monstrous power/audience to raise awareness on Domestic Violence. Pete Carroll, for his part, admitted his understanding of DV "will never be the same." http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/10/3373132/pete-carroll-meets-with-seahawks.html It's a start. It does not excuse the signing of Jefferson but it does get the discussion started.
Keep the discussion moving and sign the Gandy online petition to the NFL
Oh, and one more thing- did you notice at the end of the Pete Carroll link about Sherman's remark about (the hypocrisy of) consequences FOR GOODELL?!
Above 1st Base- try ultimatenyg.com , we talk about a little more than just QB and we've never kissed Reese's boots. (Well ok, he had an awesome draft in' 07, but that was 7 yrs ago.)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/why-this-season-could-get-a-lot-worse-for-the-giants.html
We are on the same online network. And I'm as critical about the Giants as anyone out there. But the doom and gloom is a little off base. Those who are pushing 'the sky is falling' are either in one of two camps: 1) msmedia selling newspapers/hits or 2) those who didn't track the Giants preseason, which was (for the first stringers) bloody awful. So we recapped this w a positive spin because (compared to the horrid preseason) the game was actually an uptick. We felt the Giants would win 6 games before the season began and we didn't see anything that changed that view. But we did see some upticks.
We have no control over the stupidity of Perry Fewell's schemes- if they are fixed quickly it will improve the team overnight. As for your skewering of Eli, you just need to give him time. He looked like a 0 (out of 10) in preseason. He was a 3 last night. That's a huge uptick. By 2015 he'll be fine. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
I just checked the moneyline in Week 1 vs DET. It says the Giants have a 32.4% chance of winning. Pleased that that methodology confirms (~matches the 34%) the first of 16 projected percentages which use an entirely different methodology.
So looking at those first 5 games, it says the Giants win 2.3 of them, or slightly less than half. But u don't get fractions of wins in the end, you get 0's and 1's. The Giants do have a shot in these games, but this is why I was so dismayed by the loss of G Geoff Schwartz. I like the Richburg (long term staple) story, but he's being thrown into the fire. It feels like 2-3 is all I'm saying.
I really hope JPP shows us a lot. We need him big time. All the math aside, the Giants are ~ TD dogs and one strip sack by JPP could be the difference. So that's where my hope is. McAdoo will call runs and screens and flares to help the OL. We need the Defense to play a great game.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/predicting-the-giants-season-record-in-2014.html
I don't think Manning is done by any means. His head is swimming right now. He's a bright enough guy that by season's end (or one more offseason) he should have the system under his command. I think his record of consecutive games started is going to end this season, as someone somewhere on the OL/TE will get him hurt.
I'll be breaking down the schedule to see objectively where this team rates to be. Like last yr, when Rodgers was out and we played vs the 3rd string practice squad QB (who almost led the team to a tie score late before throwing a pick, if mem serves), you never know exactly what the opponent will look like WHEN you play them. So it's very hard to extrapolate wins and losses. But the offense I saw looks like 6-7 wins tops. If things break well, 8 wins. If things don't, you could be right. If there is but 1 significant injury to the OL, you're looking at the latter.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/this-53-man-roster-is-not-pretty.html
As a rookie opposite JJ Watt, they won't be able to double him, but they'll chip him and show him enough looks to keep his #s down. If he gets any experience (ie 1-2 yrs) at all, he and Watt can both take a run at Strahan's record. Those two, given time and a modicum of support, will be a true NFL nightmare.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://bloguin.com/thisgivensunday/2014-articles/jadeveon-clowney-could-crush-jevon-kearses-rookie-sack-record-in-2014.html
As much as I want keep my feet on the ground and be realistic, I also will give the offensive players and coaches a little slack. They are 0-0. Let's play the game and see what 2014 brings.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/uncategorized/nyg-27-ind-26.html
I'm very appreciative of the support always. I know that blogging is a much richer medium than tweeting, but so is the investment of time. Dialogue on twitter is easier than commenting here on the blog, fwiw.
Re Beatty, the entire Offense is a work in progress, and for better or worse I throw LT/Beatty in that whole bin. Realistically I am thinking 2015 because so many things have to break the Giants way in 14 for great things to happen. I root for titles. Period. That's how I keep score. So the way I see it, a title only comes in 14 if the defense covers the offense. It would really help for Beatty to get back to 12 form, but I have absolutely no idea what we are going to get. W JPP at least we see what is needed.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/nyg-20-steelers-16.html
Pound for pound, McCoy has been the best RB. McCoy went in R2, where these guys generally belong. For their part, it's not like the R1's bust. They just get hurt and play a position that is not the dagger that it used to be. And when we talk about RB effectiveness, isn't it also telling that McCoy catches 3-4 balls per game out of the backfield??!! I remember tweeting back and forth that Gilbride (who gushed about Wilson's skills as a rookie) needed to use his RB in space, to throw him the ball, make 1 guy miss and set up a track meet to the end zone. The blogger responded that Wilson couldn't catch passes out of the backfield....!!!... SO HOW DO YOU DRAFT THAT IN ROUND 1 in TODAY'S NFL?!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/david-wilson-retires-from-football.html
Agreed on almost everything said. I thought the OL vs BUF 1st string DL was overmatched. It's the first game of preseason so I don't want to be too worried about it. They have a lot if work to do, which is exactly what we would expect.
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/nyg-17-buffalo-13.html
Back in 2007, I was at the Viking game where Darren Sharper abused Eli, played centerfield, read his eyes, picked him off, and undressed him. It was awful. He had 4 INTs, some were Pick 6's.. ugly. A few games later he's battling, plays 3 quarters vs NE en route to a 38-35 loss, and there was reason for hope. If he could only play 4 consecutive quarters, we opined, he could get this team over the top.
He did exactly that. The following week, in the Wild Card, he stopped the telegraphing. He actually looked off Ronde Barber on a TD throw, and you knew things had changed from only ~5-6 weeks ago. That's the enigma of Eli, the one where he goes from the outhouse to the penthouse in weeks.
A week later the Giants beat the Boys. The Boys were outplaying the Gmen until Flozell Adams got hurt in Q3. But it was a tremendous quick drive at the end of Q2 led by Eli and Toomer that squared a game which was being won by Dallas. Once again stats failed to show what Eli did.
Some of the enigma is Kevin Gilbride. His OC could not make in-game adjustments to save his life. It made Eli's job harder. A lot harder. And all of those Q4 comebacks in 2011? .. they happened often enough because KG's play calling could not accept responsibility for putting teams away earlier in games. Gilbride put so much pressure on his QB because of his own failings. Can't call a screen. Can't execute a screen. Can't help Eli when his OL isn't there. Can't scheme when he doesn't have an X WR. Gilbride had the Giants at 8th in the NFL last year in long pass attempts when the OL was one of the worst in the NFL. So the uninformed will bash Eli for all the INTs, but his OC did little to help him. This was why owner John Mara said the offense was "broken." The mainstream media came to Gilbride's defense. Horse manure. Anyone paying attention knew Eli was not being helped. It's only when the tide goes out that we find out Gilbride's been swimming naked.
Eli isn't god's gift to QBs. He's human. But he wins titles. Thanks for writing a rare article that supports a guy's intangibles in a world of misleading stats.
7 months ago on Conversation @ http://thesportsdaily.net/
Absolutely. Jernigan did very well when he took Cruz's spot when Cruz was out Week 17. So there is a lot he can do in a possession offense. I should have mentioned him, thx.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/training-camp-begins.html
Feels like the Giants chose that route (by suspending him 6 games and not cutting him). Agreed, he needs 1 last chance, and then u cut him. Hope it doesn't come to that. He's obv'ly a player, but he's wasting his chances. One day the Giants will (unfortunately) cut him and we won't even know why- it'll be because he's late to yet another mtg etc.
9 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/uncategorized/excellent-value-taken-by-gmen-on-day-3.html
@TC4EVA draft the WR in R2, esp this year when it is a deep draft for WR.
I have many problems with R1 WRs, but just one is that they are divas and they walk after their contract is up. Even Nicks, who was a terrific team player, moped for a year when the Giants paid Cruz and he didn't get paid.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/odell-beckham-selected-in-round-1.html
@CommanderShepard I agree. Yes, trade down.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/2014-articles/final-2014-draft-thoughts.html
@dbs50 @steverino44 Steverino- you must be disciplined and trade down. This is precisely what needed to be done in 1996 when Hardy, Johnson, Ogden and Rice all went ahead of the Giants. If you cannot find dominant in Round 1, you trade down and get so much more value for that decision. Instead, they took Cedric Jones. The Giants were hoping that AZ or another foolish team ahead of them would take Lawrence Phillips. It did not happen.
dbs- Previous posts have commented on the differences between these OL selections, but granted we have not done a more detailed breakdown. Everything here is on the record, and I mean EVERYTHING. So look back at this post the Day after the JPP pick: http://ultimatenyg.com/2010-articles/jason-pierre-paul.html Look at the comments focused on Earl Thomas, how we were grateful the Eagles did not take him at 13, and then lauded the "haul" of Carroll for getting Okung and Thomas, which set up their Super Bowl. (Wonder also had Kam Chancellor ranked 58th in the draft and he went in R5 to SEA, pretty good draft for SEA, eh?)
The interesting thing which is sometimes hard to articulate is that when Wonder stops short of bringing JPP to Round 1 because of 7 starts in college, it is PRECISELY due to the injury risk that is an UNKNOWN. How does a player like this withstand the physical requirements? Without college, you do not know. JPP showed up in the Spring OTAs (or camp?) with a back problem- and 2 years later it derailed a year. So this was true FEAST (2011) and FAMINE (2013). And fwiw, Wonder gave him a 3, a solid starter. I appreciate your kind words and support of the blog, keep the comments coming and everyone follow us on twitter during the draft for discussion as everything unfolds.
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/uncategorized/versatility-vs-dominance.html
@CommanderShepard Wonder did not comment on enough players to get to Niklas, but I will ask. Re DT Aaron Donald; "End of Round 1. But has to play opposite a 3-technique DT in the right system. Will be a good pro. SEA or SF makes a lot of sense, NE or DEN does not make sense. Fit is important for this player." I will make the next post on Ebron.
11 months ago on Conversation @ http://ultimatenyg.com/
Been a while Arturo. Yes, we thought that the Beason contract was too rich- Reese overpaid there. The details of the deal were released after the 2nd FA post w his signing and before the 3rd FA post on the signing of DRC. I tweeted my note on the overpay of the deal.
Just a side note everybody- this blog is a great forum for us to stay connected as Giants fans literally all over the globe. But twitter is as powerful if not even more powerful as a medium. It's almost like micro-blogging. I have instant chat w people who ask questions across that space. And during the draft it is THE BEST WAY to quickly communicate and stay up to date. So get on twitter and follow the Giants/UltimateNYG w better coverage.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Holliday, Manningham, Jerry sign with Giants
I never have a problem trading down. Give me those multiple R2 draft picks in exchange for R1. Glad to see Snee taking a paycut- it was the only way it would make sense.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on NFL Offseason Observations
Some of the comments on twitter trying to defend his actions were forcing me to post on it. Stuff like the judging, casting stones, yada yada. SILENCE IS JUST AS BAD. Last night I read that Sherman apologized. Mark Schlereth, one of the few who called Sherman out for unprofessional conduct on Sunday, remarked on Monday that maybe there was something there given that RS apologized. No, said the throng of haters, who ripped him again, claiming the only reason RS was apologizing was because of media pressure. These people have completely lost their compass.
One last remark- to win a game that could have gone either way and show that lack of humility further illustrates the absurdity of the actions. It is never appropriate to act w disrespect, be it 38-0 or 23-17. But if that game has a single play going the other way, you're a loser.. So the madness of the behavior is even more stark than ever. I can't prove it, but I'll throw it out there... Steroids? Roid rage? There have been plenty of rumors about SEA players. All I'm saying is that what I saw from RS did nothing to quell those ideas.
1 year, 1 month ago on Richard Sherman
I don't know most of these guys. So I asked Wonder-savant, and his response when exposed to a bunch of names all being circulated: only one worth his salt is Chudzinski, rest are not worth any time discussing.
1 year, 1 month ago on 10 Years of Coziness with Kevin Gilbride
@dbs50 Tob be fair to Politi, he was the only one who led with the admission that it was time for KG to go. The rest of them are so blinded by whatever they were busy getting from that relationship. As for who to bring in, I am not in favor of Sullivan. George Young advocated hiring staff that the organization knew so that there were no surprises. But one of the best hires of TC (for DC in 2007) was Spanoulo, who was not in the Giants' system to my knowledge.So all of the chatter about Sullivan is going in the wrong direction, imo. I prefer a young guy w/ a lot of energy.
@the mayor The difference with Joseph is that he's ours, we drafted him, all he does is play, he's young, pay him.. IT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING BAD AND ACCEPTABLE, or GOOD AND GREAT. This is why you clean house of the Websters and Baas's, so that you make the money room for the future, and Joseph should be in our future. If another team wants to pay astronomical money, well ok, I get that. But barring it being completely unreasonable, bring him back. At 25, he's got 4 quality years ahead of him before his DT/trench body breaks down. These are the guys you go to war with.
1 year, 2 months ago on NYG 20 WAS 6
@dbs50 the pt differential for teams who are 7-9 is another stark way of showing how uncompetitive they are. yes, this is a 4-12 or 5-11 team, and that fits in with what Banks said about them being slightly above the Skins.
@CommanderShepard Someone mentioned a scenario where the Giants will fortify their line and do just enough to get back into the competitive swing of things in 2014. YET GILBRIDE'S UNDERACHIEVEMENT will remain, assuming he comes back. This is why I use the Buffett analogy about the tide. We see the problems every year. It is just that THIS year they are uglier because he has no answers. Lost in the Giants win vs a DET that imploded was the fact that the Giants offense had 8 NET YARDS of offense in the 2nd Half. EIGHT FREAKING YARDS! Yet this is the guy we want to come back?! I am afraid he is coming back, that is how scary this entire situation is.
1 year, 2 months ago on The Case for Replacing Kevin Gilbride with a new Offensive Coordinator
@frank43 I'd categorize that under (10) for not coaching away from tendency. When he brings in his run package like you describe, we know there is a VERY high probability he will call run to Jacobs. What he needs to do is cut down the tendency from that package. You cannot give the defense any edge. KG helps defenses out an inordinate amount of the time.
I do not claim to make this list 100% comprehensive. And there are some items here which can arguably be considered nested/repeats. But we are in agreement that he makes it easier than it has to be. I actually have more evidence of the "telegraphing" than even I can share on this blog, which is why I am positive of the "FACT" of his tendencies. Unfortunately I can't share it here.
I don't think Wonder will see Reese or Coughlin let go, so not really worth even speculating about any replacement. But I had to share his perspective, similar to LT's, that it is time to move on.
1 year, 2 months ago on The AFC at Week 16
@capt george @mezzanine Eli needs an OC who can help him with this part of his (short passing) game. All he really has had in (the last 7 years of) his career is the Great and Magnificent Gilbride, who can't coach up a screen to save his life. Eli has the skill to execute a competent dumpoff. He did it with Tiki, he can do it as an experienced veteran.
1 year, 2 months ago on SEA 23 NYG 0
@buljos @dbs50 the 9-7 scenario is somewhat plausible, but underscores a point about how behind the curve that JR has been on the OL. Carl Banks on radio last night said that they have to bring in a parade of OLinemen, thru the draft/FA etc. Depending on how quickly they can protect Eli is how quickly the team can get turned around. But I really want to see Gilbride gone, because I know they can do better. Eli needs help/support and he's not getting it from the coaches.
@MoSilkyMo That's a good observation re Sullivan, and one big takeaway that I cannot emphasize enough- there are plenty of younger coaches who are very hungry to make a difference. You are better off taking a chance on someone who has energy and is aggressive, rather than simply staying with the "devil you know." Of course this kind of thinking is at odds with the Giants "stability," which frowns on change for change's sake. But at a certain point, enough is enough. Coughlin brought in 2 new coordinators in 2007 and we got a title. I do not expect that kind of turnaround, but the point is that you have to embrace change. It is the only constant.
Unfortunately that has been a common theme, the comparisons to teams from the 1970s. Those teams had talent on defense and no talent on offense. This team has enough talent to better than 5-8. It also has very little talent on the OL. The best thing about 2013 is that Pugh has gotten snaps. Coughlin needs to be getting the younger players snaps for many reasons, including pushing the older players. Coincidence that a game after Nicks didn't dress he showed up vs WAS? That's how Parcells motivated. Play for me or I'll find somebody else. It's find somebody else time.
1 year, 2 months ago on SD 37 NYG 14
96.5% of 1150 people voted to get rid of Gilbride. I didn't know he had 40 relatives.
Once again, it's not until the tide goes out that you see who's swimming naked.
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.