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Offensive Line Quarter Pole Review: Pulling Guards Driving Interior

John Jerry was a driving force behind the Giants big day on the ground in Week 3 (recorded a 2.0 run blocking grade). I’d estimate that on nearly half of the Giants’ runs Jerry pulled play side leading the way (in lieu of a fullback, which the Giants have rarely used this season) for the back. […]

NYG 45 WAS 14

I haven’t been this optimistic about the Giants since the 6 game run to win XLVI.  No, I am not talking about wild dreams yet in 2014.  But let’s keep it simple here: 1) The Giants have a Tight End (the fish) 2) The Giants have an Offensive Coordinator (the fishing rod!) Of 9 receiving […]

Redskins Preview

We exchanged Q&A with Redskins Hog Heaven to preview the game tomorrow evening.  Here are the answers to our questions via Anthony Brown.. Q1) Your early thoughts on Jay Gruden? Strengths? Weaknesses? Is he the guy who can deliver a title, or is Snyder still the rate determining (blocking) step? A1) Gruden is the sixth head coach […]

NYG 30 HOU 17

After the preseason, we said 6-10.  After Week 2, when the Giants were 0-2 and everyone else was bungee jumping, we said “6-10 is still a very plausible scenario.”  And after today’s 30-17 win?… Once again, 6-10 is still a very realistic outcome. It’s the prediction we have been sticking with throughout, so no need […]

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Giants’ Protection Making Strides

While the results for the passing game as whole– yards, points, turnovers have been less than impressive, the offensive line has showed to be much stronger than the 2013 unit through two games. More often than not Manning has had ample time to scan the field, step up in the pocket and deliver with confidence […]

The Palmieri Factor

At the end of the 2013 season, we asked for 3 coaches to be replaced.  They were OC Kevin Gilbride, ST Tom Quinn and Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Palmieri.  Palmieri has been with Coughlin since … Jacksonville.  While there is obviously something said to be for experience, there is also a lot to be […]

AZ 25 NYG 14

The Giants lost today, but we’ll talk about the game in a couple of moments. What is your time frame for the Gmen?  If your time frame for the team is 2015, then today was ok.  If your time frame for the team is 2014, then today was an unmitigated disaster.  Since we predicted 6-10 […]

The Lack of Integrity of Roger Goodell

Regulars to this NY Giants blog know that we are not fans of Roger Goodell. And then there was Ray Rice. Roger Goodell is a two-faced liar who has been filled with hypocrisy many times in the past. One of the best examples of this is how Goodell tried to promote a healthier NFL that […]

DET 35 NYG 14

You may think I am crazy, but I saw more good things than bad in this loss.  Regulars to this NY Giants blog know that I do not sugar coat anything and I only give free passes if they are earned.  The Giants were beaten. But they were not sorely outplayed the way they were […]

At long last, the beginning of 2014

The season has finally arrived.  Sunday was great, with football back for 2014.  They can talk about the Thursday kickoff all they want, but nothing is football like the smorgasbord of Sunday.  We saw many favorites struggle.  And more than a few lost.  ATL, MINN, MIA, TEN, BUF and CAR were 6 underdogs who won […]

Schwartz Lost for 7 Weeks

Everyone breathed a sigh of relief last week when the North Carolina doctor gave a better assessment of Schwartz’s dislocated toe.  This meant Schwartz would be able to return quicker, with many eyeing a start after 2 or possibly 3 games.  Yesterday we learned that by placing Schwartz on the short term IR, he will […]

Predicting the Giants Season Record in 2014

In striving for objectivity, we need to use a tool that can assess the Giants chances for wins and losses in each game without interjecting an opinion.  For this, we went to an online sports betting site to see what the money says about the Giants and each team they play against in the schedule. […]

This 53 man roster is not pretty

I have been polite this preseason.  Out of respect for the players, front office, & coaches, I have urged patience and time to let 2014 play itself out.  But along the way a few more developments have occurred that are noteworthy: 1) We have not seen any QB pressure from the first string Defensive Line. […]

Enough of Preseason. Onto the Regular Season.

I watched the replay of the NYG-NYJ game.  I listened on radio to the first half of the NYG-NE game.  Folks, this is going to be a long season.  Buckle up.  The offense has simply not made the improvements it needs to make to be ready for week 1.  It will improve as the season […]

Reese and Palmieri in Round 1

Let’s review Reese in Round 1 of the NFL Draft: 2007- Aaron Ross (hamstring) 2008- Kenny Phillips (knee) 2009- Hakeem Nicks (his entire brittle body) 2010- Jason Pierre-Paul (back) 2011- Prince Amukamara (foot) 2012- David Wilson (neck) 2013- Justin Pugh 2014- Odell Beckham (hamstring) Do you see a pattern?  Why have 8 of the 9 […]

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