Their D line? Their secondary?
I mean, I know the Giants went out last year and fixed the D, but those were big sexy moves that cost tons of money with big headlines.
How does Dallas look at glaring weaknesses and fill the spots rather easily it seems, especially with those suspensions? A secondary of no nAmes that look as good as ours?
Meanwhile our Tackles suck and we haven't been able to address it, so they bring in a blocking TE and figure it will help? What the fuck are we doing? Rhett Ellison was paid how much? Jesus H!
Going 0-1 in the division is a big big freakin deal. Another 1 or 2 of those would spell diasaster. And to top it off the Eagles our long time nemesis looked great going into FedEx and whipping the Skins. Perhaps the Giants just have not learned to deal with the CBA yet while other teams have?
I had a bad feeling all week about this game as it seemed like the Giants getting all the press as one of the best in the NFC, let it go to their head.
Here's to hoping that this'll give the Giants a wake up call that they cant take ANY opponent lightly, EVER, that they get their heads on straight and actually start to show up for these games.
I know it's only week 1, I guess I was just hoping that a lot of these issues would start to look like they were clearing up.
What a huge smelly egg fart that game was, as well as this thread.
Rant over. Pile on.
it's just the giants O-line is that bad that with no Beckham threat they were able to attack the giants offense at will, sad!
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| it's just the giants O-line is that bad that with no Beckham threat they were able to attack the giants offense at will, sad!
Exactly. I give the Dallas D very little credit. Maybe I'm being a homer but that defensive performance was on the Giants' O not the Dallas D.
comments during the spring, you got the impression that they hated the incumbent secondary and let them walk. I watched Clairborne yesterday get beat by a Cowboy perennial practice squad player. It remains to be seen how they will hold up this season. However Jerruh felt they sucked. Cap Hell, which is always a fixation of the benighted , had nothing to do with their decisions. They now have more cap space than the Giants. And Irving didn't play last night. He is their most versatile pass rusher.
Regarding their o-line, once again, Cap Hell had nothing to do with the 2 changes . Free retired. They felt Green was ready to start someplace. He seemed to hold up last night .
Coughlin's HC career needn't had ended so piss poorly if Mara would have spent the money to get some talent in the building. Instead a Hall-of-Fame coach was weighted down with the Ungas of the football world his last 3 seasons.
The salary cap is an elastic accounting device. If you spend the money up front , you can postpone the long-term consequences because you simply push the dead money out until the CBA expires. Jones has a million critics. They haven't won it in a long time. They might stink the rest of the season for all I know. But the choices they made in their secondary were based on the fact that ownership gave up on those guys. Cap Hell was not contributory .
they don't have a good defense, which will be exposed when they face teams that are functioning better than we are.
The reason they have cap space now is that Romo retired. When FA was going on they had squat to spend. You can buy what Jerry is selling and there may be some truth to it but their cap issues were real.
Jaylon Smith looked good, as did Sean Lee (nothing new there).
For a guy who had the type of injury that Smith had, I was surprised he moved so well. Lee is such a heady player.
No OBJ, and they went up against one of the worst OL in the NFL
The most questionable part of their D is their secondary,which we never challenged.The OC needs to change his game plan as it hasn't worked the last 2 years!
b-but, something changed since last year.
Should have we retained Newhouse?
On O our guys were getting hit hard and knocked backwards. On D we were just not making any big plays and it seemed like a lot of arm tackles and not a lot of power tackles.
The bottom line is that our O still stinks. It stunk last year, it stunk in the preseason and it stunk last night. You can't win scoring 3 points. The D was on the field the whole 1st half and wasn't terrible but never had a big play. We drove the ball on the 1st drive of the 2nd half and couldnt score a TD. The offense as a whole was bad. I can't believe that with OBJ out Marshall didn't have a catch until the last minute. Is he washed up?
I expect them to be around 8-8
the team is built from the OL out. Against most defenses, the offense holds on to the ball so long that the D is not on the field enough to really be fully exposed. They don't turn the ball over and put the D in bad spots and the maintain possession. That formula will, imo, easily be good enough to get to 9-11 wins.
That said, when push comes to shove against the league's better teams....I think they will crumble. I don't believe the offense can open up and play in a real shootout and I don't think the defense is good enough to keep them out of them against elite offenses.
Kinda like NE...but without much success. They have been a good team for a long time.
Cowboys have a good coaching staff. Marinelli, the puppet master, has a very good history of developing players, as well.
We DIDN'T fix our OL.
They actually have true nfl coaches..