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Giants, Manning Must Rediscover 2011 Explosion for 2013 Success

If you were on UltimateNYG during the Super Bowl 46 run, or at all followed the Giants closely for that matter, you know that the “explosive play” was a staple of the team’s offense. There was arguably (and there are plenty of stats that will support it) no better team at attacking down the field […]

Ultimate22 Version 2.0

  Last year we rolled out our Ultimate22 platform, a way of critically looking at Giants’ game film and quantifying it through an individual player grading system. While there was certainly plenty of value in using the data to support our views, the system was not without its fair share of flaws.   We struggled […]

Thoughts on the Signings of Brandon Myers and Dan Connor

  While Martellus Bennett was a fan favorite and certianly had the best season of his career as a receiver in 2012, his loss is being overstated a bit. Coming from Dallas with the tag of "unpolished receiver but elite run blocker," Bennett failed to meet expectations as one of the premier run-blocking tight ends […]

Casualties of the Cap: Bradshaw, Boley, Canty

  On the same day the Ravens were celebration their SB47 victory with a parade through the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, the Giants began their journey to capture another with news of the release of Michael Boley. The "chopping" didn't end there as Wednesday afternoon brought us the end of the Giants' careers of Ahmad […]

Super Bowl 47 Prop Preview

Even if you don't fancy yourself a "betting man (or woman)" odds are you may have peeked at some Super Bowl prop bets in the last few days. The options range from choices like, "who will score the game's last TD" to "will Lebron James score more points on Sunday than the 49ers." Add these […]

Week 16 Jump to Conclusions Mat- Linebacker Failures

  Linebacker -Steve Hardin Week 16 LB grade sheet …after a blowout loss in a game with implications such as this one, the grades may end up being a little harsher than normal. DO NOT take this to mean that this was not by FAR the worst outing of the season, because it certainly was. […]

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Week 16 Jump to Conclusions Mat Pt. 1

  Offensive Line -Rich Conforti Week 16 OL grade sheet …coming off of a putrid effort @ Atlanta, the OL looked to rebound but instead produced more of the same from last week. The group put up a "-5" combined and while they have had worse totals this season, this week's stinker came on only on […]

Week 15 Jump to Conclusions Mat Pt. 2

  Wide Reciever/Tight End -Steve Gesuele Week 15 WR/TE grade sheet …the wide receivers followed up their best performance of the season with one of their worst in week 15 versus the Falcons. Domenik Hixon was the only receiver who had a game worth remembering; the rest of the unit was–as the entire team–completely flat. […]

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Week 15 Jump to Conclusions Mat Pt. 1

  Offensive Line -Rich Conforti Week 15 grade sheet …collectively the offensive line graded out at an appaling -18 and that number was only so low becuase Andy had the decency to spare them any more humiliation by cutting off the template after the Giants 2nd play of the 4th quarter. In reality the game was […]

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Week 14 Jump to Conclusions Mat Pt. 2

  Linebacker -Steve Hardin Week 14 LB grades …Blackburn was maneuvering as well as I have ever seen him in the box.  More and more, he has begun to use his hand to pop offensive linemen and create space to react to the play rather than burying his should into them.  When he does this, […]

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Week 14 Jump to Conclusions Mat Pt. 1

  Wide Reciever/Tight End -Steve Gesuele Week 14 WR/TE grades …feed Martellus Bennett. The Black Unicorn signaled this much to Eli Manning after a 2nd quarter catch and the Giants did just that. It resulted in one of Bennett's most complete games of the season. Although his 5-32-1 line wasn't gaudy he graded out to […]

Week 13 Jump to Conclusions Mat

  Decided to open with the picture of Eli just overthrowing Cruz in the first quarter, a missed opportunity for the Giants. This game was full of missed chances for the Giants, who played well at times but beat themselves offensively with a handful of penalties and a few explosive plays that the Giants left […]

Redskins-17 Giants-16; Giants Fall to 7-5

A lost opportunity to keep the NFC East a one horse race in this one. While the Redskins deserve the credit for winning a huge divisional matchup (in what was basically an elimination game for them) you can't help but feel that this was one of those games where the team who beat the Giants […]

Week 12 Jump to Conclusions Mat Pt. 2

  Defensive Line -George Richford (DE grade sheet) Rich (analysis) Week 12 DE grade sheet Week 12 DT grade sheet …the best effort put forward by the group to date. Rodgers was never able to get comfortable and that was a trend that began at the opening snap. As we all know by now, Green Bay's […]

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Week 12 Jump to Conclusions Mat Pt. 1

  Wide Receiver/Tight End -Steve Gesuele Week 12 WR/TE grade sheet …yes, the Green Bay defense was depleted but the Giants' receiving corps absolutely abused the Packers' secondary. The receivers and tight ends put together their best all-around effort this season to date grading out to a ridiculous combine total of plus 17. In the […]

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