2011 NY Giants

jaxvid

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Pretty thin gruel from the Giants. White QB and White LB, that's really all which is pathetic. Not any better then New Orleans or San Francisco or Denver. Not even in the same ball park as the Packers and Patriots which will have white players making plays outside the hashmarks on a regular basis.
 

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In Green Bay's run through the NFC last year, they faced ZERO Super Bowl-winning QBs (Vick, Ryan and Cutler). Aside from piling up points on Atlanta, they played tight against Philly and Chicago. This year, they might have to face two Super Bowl QBs. Competition.. what a concept!

Green Bay has no monopoly to the Draft, nor FA, and aren't the only team with a "spread the ball around" offense. They have also botched drafts by taking bust (DT) Justin Harrell, reaching on Raji and Sherrod, etc. Because of moves like that, they don't have a competent DL. Even quotabacks like Newton and Freeman (plus Blount) were abusing Green Bay. Freeman -- who was mired in awful play -- had his "breakout game" against GB.

Their opponent on Sunday, NY, has a wide-open offense with Nicks, Cruz, Manningham and Ballard. They also have a much better DL. I can't come out and say that "Green Bay is the best run organization in the NFL." How long will it take GB to build a real DL?

Green Bay has home-field, and, I'm not saying that they can't make the SB this year, but that they might be tested even more this year. In the postseason, the regular-season records are erased and GB will be the hunted. If GB does go through this minefield and makes the SB, I'd most definitely give them the advantage over any AFC team in the SB.. and I wouldn't base it on Green Bay defeating Pittsburgh in last year's SB, but on this year's postseason.

--The Giants' aren't better than Atlanta by a "24-2 margin," but that was a nice tune-up game for NY. In the 2nd half, New York opened up their offense more, after playing the 1st half conservatively. This weekend, the Giants' will start out the game stronger.
 

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Interesting article on Chase Blackburn that has Justin Tuck making the interesting statement:

"That guy, he plays special teams, he plays in our dime package, he plays in our base package," defensive end Justin Tuck said, before adding with a smile: "For a white linebacker, he's pretty versatile."

Comments after the article are pretty amusing as well.
 

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versatility is usually the downfall of many White athletes, meaning they are too versatile. Ive seen White linebackers capable of starting and doing better than a starter, but remain backups because they can backup all 3 spots, if they get injured then you are out of a lot of depth, for some reason this doesn't stop coaches from lining them up on special teams as kamikazes. The same thing with linemen, backups because they can backup multiple positions on the line, all to save roster space. Pretty much all of our guys can catch as well, and most have decent arms that don't look like a girl trying to throw the football. Then look at some of the affletes in the league, they can only do one thing well, runningbacks that can't pass block or catch. People assumed Gerhart couldn't catch because he was a bigger back, but he can, and can throw as well. Jared Allen could drop back in coverage if he wanted to, im pretty sure he lined up as a tight end and caught a pass as well.
 

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Green Bay has home-field, and, I'm not saying that they can't make the SB this year, but that they might be tested even more this year. In the postseason, the regular-season records are erased and GB will be the hunted. If GB does go through this minefield and makes the SB, I'd most definitely give them the advantage over any AFC team in the SB.. and I wouldn't base it on Green Bay defeating Pittsburgh in last year's SB, but on this year's postseason.

--The Giants' aren't better than Atlanta by a "24-2 margin," but that was a nice tune-up game for NY. In the 2nd half, New York opened up their offense more, after playing the 1st half conservatively. This weekend, the Giants' will start out the game stronger.

And, how many more points could NY have scored in that 1st half?

I'm very happy for Eli. He's taken so much BS, and now he's in another NFC Championship game.
 

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inspirational quote, Mark Herzlich: "2 yrs ago I was told I might never walk again. Just WALKED off plane in Indy to play in The #SuperBowl. #TakeThatSh*tCancer". Speaks for itself!
 
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