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Reminiscing about 2011 Super Bowl

Pascal4554 : 8/9/2018 3:20 pm
Was in a rare mood of nostalgia last night and went back and watched the 2011 Super Bowl win. I donít have a great memory for Giant games and Giant teams of the past, so it was interesting to watch the game and compare it to what I remember about the 2011 team. I was working a ton of hours during the 2011 super bowl run, so I feel like I never properly enjoyed that season.

Here are my notes from the game for anyone who wants to reminisce.

-Giant O-line much better then I remember. Eli had clean pocket for most of the game. Seems like we ran the ball pretty well, some of that might have been scheme and match ups, guessing the Patriots were trying to take away Cruz and Nicks, but there were holes in the running game I havenít seen in a long time. 37 minutes time of possession...DamÖ
- Our secondary was better than I remembered: Webster, Amukamara, Rolle, Grant, Ross
- Holy cow - lucky Giant fumble recoveries on Nicks and Bradshaw fumbles
- Completely forgot about Hynoski, Pascoe, and Ballard
-Weatherford punted really well, pinned New England inside the 10 three times
-Chase Blackburn interception- God I love that play
-Bradshaw and Jacobs played with such physicality and attitude, certainly miss that
-Eli very accurate, trusted the O-line- stat line 30 for 40, 296 yds and 1 td
-JPP, Tuck, Osi, Canty, - donít appreciate it until it is goneÖ JPP and Tuck look unstoppable on some plays, looks like we should have gotten some holding callsÖ
-New England not called for pass interference on Manningham on 3rd down on the failed drive before our last scoring drive, Coughlin goes ballisticÖ
-Going to Manningham three straight times on our last scoring drive
-Welkerís drop got a lot of attention from what I remember, but there were couple other big drops on New Englandís final drive by Deon Branch and Hernandez
-New England missed Hail Mary at the end was way too close!

I think we were just the better team than the Patriots in 2011 as compared to 2007. We might have been in their heads. Just watching the Super Bowl it is surprising we only won 9 games that season.
Both of those Super Bowls still stress me out...  
mstyles22.0 : 8/9/2018 3:28 pm : link
And donít forget that Bradshaw recovered his fumble (somehow) in SB42, and Steve Smith had that play where he batted the ball avoiding another fumble. If youíre going to add Championship games, the Michael Johnson recovery.

Sometimes you just need some good fortune.

A big play you missed from SB46 was the bs holding call on Boothe. A big gain by Jacobs on 3rd and 1 when the Pats were on their heels becomes a punt. Totally changed the momentum.

Wilfolk was micíd up for the game and even told the officials it was a bad call.
Actually, after it all played out,  
Big Blue '56 : 8/9/2018 3:29 pm : link
we won 13 games that entire season
I made a similar thread to this back in 2012 or so  
Go Terps : 8/9/2018 3:32 pm : link
What I remember best is that I think Eli threw only 1 or 2 bad passes the whole game. He was absolutely brilliant. It can't be stressed enough how incredible he was in the 4th quarter that whole season.
RE: Both of those Super Bowls still stress me out...  
Pascal4554 : 8/9/2018 3:34 pm : link
In comment 14033559 mstyles22.0 said:
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A big play you missed from SB46 was the bs holding call on Boothe. A big gain by Jacobs on 3rd and 1 when the Pats were on their heels becomes a punt. Totally changed the momentum.

Wilfolk was micíd up for the game and even told the officials it was a bad call.


Yep, remember that play. I was watching a condensed version of the game, so wasn't seeing replays, but yeah I thought that call was the bogus call on Boothe. Wilfork was massive.
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Gary JC : 8/9/2018 3:35 pm : link
I don't remember feeling so wracked with nerves for the 1986, 1990 and 2000 Super Bowls. But the 2007 and 2011 games were absolutely gut-wrenching! Maybe because I was getting older. lol.
RE: I made a similar thread to this back in 2012 or so  
Pascal4554 : 8/9/2018 3:44 pm : link
In comment 14033563 Go Terps said:
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What I remember best is that I think Eli threw only 1 or 2 bad passes the whole game. He was absolutely brilliant. It can't be stressed enough how incredible he was in the 4th quarter that whole season.


One pass to Manningham was underthrown, but Eli was talking to Manningham after the play and Eli looked annoyed so it could have been Manningham's fault, one other pass might have been poor and almost picked, but I could be remembering incorrectly, one short pass to Bradshaw was dropped that should have been caught. Another pass to Manningham was caught but Manningham was out of bounds, would have been a tough catch. Seems like there was a lot of play action and our offense was in a good rhythm for most of the game. One pass in the second half Manning threaded to Cruz with two guys covering him was an absolutely ridiculous play.
Trying to recall a Nicks fumble  
Jimmy Googs : 8/9/2018 3:45 pm : link
but it escapes me.

Any other context on that?
RE: Trying to recall a Nicks fumble  
Pascal4554 : 8/9/2018 3:56 pm : link
In comment 14033580 Jimmy Googs said:
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but it escapes me.

Any other context on that?


3rd quarter we start with our best field position of the game around mid field and are driving, Nicks catches the ball on a short pass with room to run and you can just see he is holding the ball somewhat loosely and the New England player sneaks up behind him to punch it out, Hynoski recovers, but it was one of those scrambles for the ball when anything could happen...
Thanks man  
Jimmy Googs : 8/9/2018 6:04 pm : link
nice memory...
RE: Both of those Super Bowls still stress me out...  
jeffusedtobeonwebtv : 8/9/2018 6:15 pm : link
In comment 14033559 mstyles22.0 said:
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And donít forget that Bradshaw recovered his fumble (somehow) in SB42, and Steve Smith had that play where he batted the ball avoiding another fumble. If youíre going to add Championship games, the Michael Johnson recovery.

Sometimes you just need some good fortune.

A big play you missed from SB46 was the bs holding call on Boothe. A big gain by Jacobs on 3rd and 1 when the Pats were on their heels becomes a punt. Totally changed the momentum.

Wilfolk was micíd up for the game and even told the officials it was a bad call.


Not only was that holding call bogus, but it was the only holding call all It's hard to believe that there were no legitimate holds that should have been called. Obviously the refs were not calling holding, but then they came up with that call when there was not a hold.
RE: RE: Both of those Super Bowls still stress me out...  
jeffusedtobeonwebtv : 8/9/2018 6:16 pm : link
In comment 14033715 jeffusedtobeonwebtv said:
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In comment 14033559 mstyles22.0 said:


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And donít forget that Bradshaw recovered his fumble (somehow) in SB42, and Steve Smith had that play where he batted the ball avoiding another fumble. If youíre going to add Championship games, the Michael Johnson recovery.

Sometimes you just need some good fortune.

A big play you missed from SB46 was the bs holding call on Boothe. A big gain by Jacobs on 3rd and 1 when the Pats were on their heels becomes a punt. Totally changed the momentum.

Wilfolk was micíd up for the game and even told the officials it was a bad call.



Not only was that holding call bogus, but it was the only holding call all It's hard to believe that there were no legitimate holds that should have been called. Obviously the refs were not calling holding, but then they came up with that call when there was not a hold.


that should be "but it was the only holding call all GAME."
The phantom holding call  
GiantTuff1 : 8/9/2018 8:28 pm : link
prevented what could have been a blowout in the Giants favor. We had them dead to rights and were marching up and down the field. Eli was locked in. That call gave the Pats life.

I truly think were it not for that call we win 35-17 or something.
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