Sean Payton exploits the Giants again

What happened to the Giants pass rush?  How were the Saints able to move the football at will against the Giants?  The answers to these questions is Sean Payton.  Yes.  Payton’s brilliant game plan was executed flawlessly by Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his offensive teammates.  Let us take a look at the details. New Orleans Times Picayune’s […]

Will to fight

Banks spoke in his weekly spot on WFAN yesterday to discuss déjà vu’ in the Bayou.  He starts out by stating, “that I’m starting to see this throughout the league with good players who chalk it up (as) ah well we prepared hard, these things happen (and) I don’t know why we didn’t take it […]

Saints 49 Giants 24

The New Orleans Saints embarrassed the New York Football Giants on Monday Night Football.  Scoring 49 points on the Giants, the Saints made it look so easy, the Big Easy.   Coming off of their bye week, the Saints were well prepared and played outstanding football.  On the other hand, this Giants team looked pathetic, especially on defense.  And […]

Saintly evening preview

On Friday we did a Q&A Exchange with the Saints, and learned a little bit more about the pulse of that team.  Tonight, we will learn more about the Giants, because the Saints will give them a test they have not received yet in 2011. There were some good comments this past Wednesday, and Paddlepedal […]

Phil Simms Goes Around the NFL for Week 12 of the 2011 Season

Simms talks NFL with Mike Francesa going into Week 12 on WFAN.  He touched briefly on the Giants near the end of his second segment. 1) MIA-DAL.  No easy games in the NFL.  Cowboys will not dominate you on both sides of the ball.  Core group of players in Miami.  Miami just not ready to […]

Q&A with Saints Nation

UltimateNYG NY Giants blog did a Q&A Exchange with Saints Nation to preview the game this Monday night.  Their answers to our questions are linked here.    1) How are the Saints going to win a Super Bowl when their defense is so porous? Who said they are going to? It’s going to take a Giants beating the […]

The NFL at Week 12

Wonder goes around the league and gives us the pulse of all 32 teams.  Pass the turkey and gravy.NE- Can you win a playoff game for the first time since ’07?NYJ- Super Bowl? Really Rex??!BUF- Showing their true colors.MIA- 3-7 is more accurate than 0-7. PIT – The Steelers always show up for the post […]

It’s Time to Get Angry

It’s time to get angry, says Antrel Rolle. We know why the players are angry.  They let the Eagles punch them in the mouth and did nothing in response.  But even if the Eagles had a love-in at Met Life and kissed the Giants butts en route to a 17-10 win, would that have made the loss any […]

No will to fight

Last year, twas’ the nightmare before Christmas.  Banks was on WFAN yesterday to discuss yet another nightmare, but this time it was before a different holiday.  According to Banks, in assessing what went wrong, “you have to start with the front line.  There were some telling things about this offense.  They were bad. I think they averaged […]

Eagles 17 Giants 10

A bitter loss.  A wasted opportunity. This perplexing Giants team did not distance themselves from their rivals in the NFC East.  Instead of ending the Eagles season on Sunday Night, their sloppy and inept play gave the Eagles life. The Eagles 17-10 victory over the Giants could become a flash point for both teams.  This win could […]

Phil Simms: Giants need physical man coverage vs the Eagles WRs

Phil Simms joined Mike Francesa on WFAN this morning from Chicago, where he will do CHI-SD.  His comments on the Eagles and Gmen are noteworthy.   1) HOU–  Leinart will takeover for Schaub, who is out for the rest of the year.  Can Leinart do it adequately? Yes.  Too many good components to the team to […]

Thoughts on Eagles and Quick Stats

  The Giants have the opportunity to, in essence, eliminate the Eagles from playoff consideration for 2011.  The Eagles will likely be without Vick, Maclin, and definitely DRC. (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) A defining game for a team to put away it’s biggest nemesis.  The dream team was, and has been, built on speed.  Whether it’s Vick, […]

Two Q and A : Eagles vs Giants

Not one but two Eagles bloggers opine about the upcoming Eagles vs Giants matchup.  Mike Burke, an Eagles blogger at, is up first.  Then Thomas Jackson of shares his thoughts. What is going on with Michael Vick?  He has been so inconsistent.  Last week, instead of blitzing him, the Cardinals opted to drop […]

Misc from the Web and the Niner game

Mark Weinstein of Bluenatic shares a very good story about a run-in with Al Davis. Boley and Bradshaw not practicing Steve Smith worried about his return to the Meadowlands? Nope, he is going to get a good reception by the loyalists who recognize that this guy brought us a Super Bowl title.  All you need […]

Fewell’s telling T2 Stats

In yesterday’s post we questioned Banks on what route schemes teams were running prior to the 49ers game.  Some numbers will confirm why the Giants are more skilled at man and press versus zone coverage. Before getting to the numbers.  Rolle admitted on WFAN yesterday that rookie LB Jones blew the coverage on Vernon Davis’ […]