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@jfoster I think a lot of that perception (RE Reese) was on the back of the 2007 draft class. While it contained some guys that made nice contributions in 2007, and beyond in some cases, the draft doesn't look nearly as good now as it did then. Mostly flashes in the pan, washouts, injury risks, or combinations thereof.
1 week, 4 days ago on NFL Offseason Observations
@ultimatenyg Could be roid rage. But occam's razor dictates that he's probably just a punk hothead with a way overblown ego. Those are all over the NFL; maybe he's just somewhat worse than the norm.
I'm not sure who I'd like to see win. I had been leaning Seahawks out the small part of me that doesn't want Peyton to pull even with Eli in the one major area Eli's got the advantage.
But with the Sherman debacle, it might have me leaning the other way.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Richard Sherman
I agree Andy. Totally classless. They'll never do it, but I wouldn't shed a tear if the NFL suspended him from the Super Bowl for actions detrimental to the game or something along those lines (between that and his postgame interview). Exuberance and celebration is one thing. Being a classless low life is another.
The McAdoo era begins. Looks we'll get our new system.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 10 Years of Coziness with Kevin Gilbride
@the mayor @ultimatenyg McAdoo from the Packers is an interesting option. I don't see why Eli can't run a Packers' style offense (other than anything calling for Rodgers' increased mobility).
@jfoster @ultimatenyg @dbs50 I'm not in favor of Sullivan either, for the reasons discussed. I'd rather have them try to lure Cutliffe away from Duke if they're not gonna go for a young guy with new ideas.
It will be interesting no doubt. Andy, do you have any kind of short list of candidates you like?
Wonder how long this will drag out for..
2 months ago on 10 Years of Coziness with Kevin Gilbride
"Too close" meaning they want access. Not "too close" meaning rose colored glasses.
..But maybe both in a few cases.
I like Vacchiano, but he's always leaned toward the "Gilbride apologist" side of the ledger.
These guys are either all nuts, or they're too close to the team to be objective.
Gilbride not fired, but "retiring"?? Whatever, I'll take it...
2 months ago on Getting Middled
@dbs50 He straight up said "the offense is broken" and that "changes within the entire organization need to be made".
There's a glimmer of hope.
2 months, 1 week ago on NYG 20 WAS 6
@ultimatenyg @dbs50 But I guess 7-9 will cut it. They said everybody was on notice and that 8-8 wasn't going to cut it. But I guess 7-9 cuts it when you consider that they easily could have been 10-6, having played close games with Dallas and Chicago (but conveniently forget that they easily could have and probably should have been 4-12 assuming they had played actual NFL teams most weeks..).
@ultimatenyg @frank43 More evidence that can't be shared here??? What'd you do, secretly film team meetings or steal Gilbride's playbook or something? :)
2 months, 1 week ago on The Case for Replacing Kevin Gilbride with a new Offensive Coordinator
@ultimatenyg @CommanderShepard Yeah, over Christmas I talked with my brother/dad about that very thing when we all go together. They could conceivably bring in a couple bodies for the line to get Eli back to 2012 protection levels. Yay? Keeping Gilbride in that scenario probably brings us another marginal 9-7 caliber team. Yay?
While the Hill interception is unfortunate if that somehow allows Gilbride to stay (we must think the front office is stupid.... hell, maybe they are), I love Hill moving forward. Several young defenders to be excited about, especially if JPP and Brown can come back at full strength.
It's frustrating watching offenses like the Bears (even with McCown!) do with ease things that the Giants can't figure out to save their lives (aside from Marshall/Jeffery circus catches).
I think there's at least a CHANCE Gilbride gets fired.
Ever since Plaxico shot himself, this team has been the absolute definition of mediocrity and inconsistency (except for a magical six game stretch in 2011). That's a lot of mediocrity.
Even if the media wants to sweep it under the rug, I HAVE to think somebody in the front office is taking notice. If not.... we could be in for a long 2014.
@I Bleed Blue Outstanding. Pretty much nailed it across the board.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on SD 37 NYG 14
@capt george Well not to split hairs, but at 5-7 you were still arguing for that, and you're now saying 5 wins is already enough to keep the status quo...j
Anyway, we'll see I guess. For a proud franchise, I'd hope that these last two years are enough to make changes. We can't expect Coughlin to go, but Gilbride is at least a possibility. Let's hope it comes to fruition.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on SD 37 NYG 14
I think it's a little much so imply this "deserved" to be a 1-12 type team. However short of that, the points are well made. I agree with the entire list of 10 things. Like capt george I'd hate to lose Nicks for variouis reasons, but Andy is correct as well; there's no reasonable scenario in which he can be brought back.
Maybe it makes me cynical as dbs said. But I have a bad feeling Gilbride will be back regardless. As the mayor said, the oline (to be fair not entirely in Gilbride's control) may be made the sole scapegoat, disregarding the other issues.
This is one of the reasons why I've argued with capt george about "rooting/hoping for losses" as that assumes they'd actually get rid of Gilbride in ANY scenario. We can't assume that.
Fewell I think needs to go , but if he doesn't it might not be the end of the world. Priority list is (1) OC, (2) oline. If those two things are taken care of successfully, a lot more could potentially fall into place. Taking care of those two things is easier said than done. As I said in the comments last week, I like the core of guys on defense (assuming JPP can get healthy, and Williams/Paysinger continue developing.
First and foremost, purge the shitbride so that the healing can begin.
@mkdrep Take him now! Midseason! At least then maybe capt george could stop rooting for losses! ;)
3 months ago on Giants 24 Redskins 17
@capt george "Taking how I feel and projecting it on another?" Don't talk down at me. "Better" is a subjective idea here. A tiny part of me now hopes we go 5-11 yet keep the entire coaching staff, then see if you still think rooting against our team for half a season was really worth it.
So to be clear, you were sitting on your couch two weeks ago watching the Dallas game, actively hoping/rooting for a loss (and a Tony Romo win)? It wasn't just a case of recognizing afterward that it's probably for the best in terms of making change this offseason?
Well, all I can say is you must have a TON of fun watching those games hoping for the Giants to lose. Not watching the games at all seems like a better option. Whatever floats your boat...
@Paddlepedal @capt george I agree paddlepedal. If I knew for a fact 4-12 would result in Gilbride's firing, I'd have an easier time "hoping' for that. But this "hope we lose" attitude assumes a few things.
1) 7-9 is lousy, but 4-12 is downright awful to an embarrassing degree. You assume that type of putrid garbage won't have a lasting effect on the team.
2) You assume the Giants front office is stupid. We know they have way too much faith in Gilbride, but for a proud franchise like this, 7-9 and 2nd straight year with no playoffs is plenty bad. I don't think they necessarily need to go 4-12 to fire Gilbride.
3) How do you even know for sure 4-12 would automatically mean Gilbride's firing? Coughlin's working off his free pass from the two superbowls, and allegedly loves Gilbride.
But let me just understand this... you guys sit in front of the TV on Sundays and think to yourselves, "I hope the Giants turn the ball over right now, and I hope RG3 scores a touchdown," then if that happens do you pump your fist in glee?
I know you think you're rooting for what's best for the team long term. But to me that just feels..... dirty....
It's one thing to watch the game rooting for wins, but then seeing the silver lining in a loss after the fact. It's another thing entirely to sit there during the game hoping for Philip ****ing Rivers to blow us out of Qualcomm Stadium.