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Searching (hard)for positives, but there are a few.

UticaMike : 9/8/2019 10:03 pm
1.Our young guys got some experience. It wasnít pretty, but it was necessary.
2. We didnít give up any long runs against a great run blocking unit.
3. The offensive line actually looks like a group of professionals. Thatís an improvement over recent years.
4. Evan Engram looks to have improved, catching and blocking.

Anybody got anything else?

We didn't forget our underpants  
Anakim : 9/8/2019 10:05 pm : link
The Browns got blown out
Offensive line  
uconngiant : 9/8/2019 10:06 pm : link
is improved from last year, but still has a way to go

decent against the run today that's the only positive on defense.

Barkley is awesome and Ingram was very good today, maybe the best since he was drafted.

The rest needs a lot of work
Barkley, Latimer, Fowler all did good things.....  
Simms11 : 9/8/2019 10:08 pm : link
Connelly, Davis looked decent and the front 3 held their own against a very tough Dallas Oline. Jones even got a little much needed experience.
We are keeping Saquon Barkley  
Jimmy Googs : 9/8/2019 10:15 pm : link
fresh for next season...
We gave the Cowboys a laugher  
Poktown Pete : 9/8/2019 10:15 pm : link
Maybe they don't practice hard for their next game and get smacked?
No injuries  
George from PA : 9/8/2019 10:23 pm : link
DJ got his feet wet.

Barkley with improved OL will be great.

Defense can not possibly play worse
No injuries?  
Rjanyg : 9/8/2019 10:24 pm : link
Zo Carter was playing hard. Iíd like to see more pressure by him.
Buffalo will not take us seriously when they look  
Jimmy Googs : 9/8/2019 10:25 pm : link
at the film.
Tanney's locker room presence  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 9/8/2019 10:43 pm : link
Made Eli look solid. Of course.
We didn't have any Roughing the Passer penalties  
Jimmy Googs : 9/8/2019 11:00 pm : link
.
We helped Dak look so good that he will cost more  
Jimmy Googs : 9/8/2019 11:08 pm : link
against the Cowboys cap.

i can do this all night...
RE: We didn't forget our underpants  
allstarjim : 9/8/2019 11:15 pm : link
In comment 14566780 Anakim said:
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The Browns got blown out


Thanks for the healthy chortle.
RE: We didn't forget our underpants  
allstarjim : 9/8/2019 11:16 pm : link
In comment 14566780 Anakim said:
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Also speak for yourself.
Some positives:  
AdamBrag : 9/8/2019 11:35 pm : link
Evan Engram was very good
The offensive line was improved
The defense was better then I expected versus the run
BJ Hill had a solid game
We might get to see Jones sooner then expected
Antonio Hamilton came up with a way to stop Witten.  
St. Jimmy : 9/8/2019 11:40 pm : link
Get his shoelaces tangled with yours.
Definite bright spots  
lugnut : 9/8/2019 11:48 pm : link
Our D Line looked pretty good -- a legit positive building block. Opponents are gonna have trouble running on us.

O Line is definitely better. Barring injury, might even get a little better w/ experience, cohesion. And that could do wonders for Barkley.

Engram is clearly a gamer and a weapon. Love Gallman -- he could be the #1 back on a lot of teams. Connelly plays hungry -- might not be Mr. Upside but I like him.

On the other hand, our WR corps is a committee of look-alikes. I don't think they're gonna scare anyone.

Worst, I just don't see how we're gonna have ANY pass rush this year. We keep talking about what is Bettcher gonna do? Who's going to step up? But I just don't think we have anyone. ER will be #1 priority in Draft or FA, or both.
RE: Definite bright spots  
Andrew in Austin : 9/9/2019 12:34 am : link
In comment 14567031 lugnut said:
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On the other hand, our WR corps is a committee of look-alikes. I don't think they're gonna scare anyone.


Agree with your points - pretty happy with Engram and the OL. I was really disappointed in Shep. He should have made a sharper cut and caught the damn pass that hit him in the hands. Missing Tate is going to hurt for the next few games.
Folks...  
.McL. : 9/9/2019 12:43 am : link
This was always a rebuilding year.

I know a bunch of BBIers were giddy with optimistic anticipation of the season, but that was never realistic.

The defense has too many 1st and 2nd year players, who are bound to be inconsistent and make lots of mistakes. The LBs are just not that good period.

The OL is probably a little below average and has essentially 3 new players who need to gel. The WRs are below average.

Laying a stinker in the first game against one of the top 2 or 3 teams in the NFC was predictable (I did predict it...)

I've said this many times since the spring. What we need to be watching for is improvement as the season progresses, and improvement over last year.

Eli only got hit twice  
joeinpa : 9/9/2019 5:19 am : link
Plenty of time to throw, holes for running backs to run through
RE: Eli only got hit twice  
Jimmy Googs : 9/9/2019 7:59 am : link
In comment 14567144 joeinpa said:
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Plenty of time to throw, holes for running backs to run through


So why only 10 points during relevant time?
Seems obvious  
crick n NC : 9/9/2019 8:02 am : link
Dallas didn't respect Shurmur to stick with the run. Dallas played coverage, add in that nyg really doesn't have any threats at wr. And of course various player errors through the game.

And Dallas defense has been good for a while
A new generation of Giants fans  
Diver_Down : 9/9/2019 8:03 am : link
will have their own Baker The Touchdown Maker.
Shepard and Engram aren't threats in passing game?  
Jimmy Googs : 9/9/2019 8:09 am : link
Barkley can be a threat in passing game. It would be better if the ball isn't thrown at his back before he gets downfield though but maybe next week.

We didn't have anymore threats in passing game at the end of last season when we scored all those points on Dallas, did we?

RE: Shepard and Engram aren't threats in passing game?  
crick n NC : 9/9/2019 8:14 am : link
In comment 14567317 Jimmy Googs said:
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Barkley can be a threat in passing game. It would be better if the ball isn't thrown at his back before he gets downfield though but maybe next week.

We didn't have anymore threats in passing game at the end of last season when we scored all those points on Dallas, did we?


They are threats if you have a real number 1. I don't know why you would compare a game that happened last year to this game.

There are more elements that go into the passing game than just protection. Guys have to get open, catch the ball, qb has to know when and where to deliver the ball. Coach has to make it difficult for defense to decipher what you are doing.
I compare because many on this site used the last few games  
Jimmy Googs : 9/9/2019 8:30 am : link
with stable oline play and a selfish #1 WR gone as examples that the Offense was pretty damn good.

Now we need a true #1...which is it?
Are you just looking to argue  
crick n NC : 9/9/2019 8:33 am : link
And push buttons?

Why are you assigning the thoughts/opinions of others to me?

I rarely put a lot of stock in a single game.
only positive  
ron mexico : 9/9/2019 9:00 am : link
was that Shurmur wasn't afraid to put Jones in
Not good enough  
Thegratefulhead : 9/9/2019 9:19 am : link
As I was watching yesterday over and over I just felt the QB play wasn't good enough.

It feels like the defensive game plan is to show Eli an easy completion. If you give him a short pass with someone wide open and someone right there to tackle them he's going to throw it and you can tackle them, 1-2 yard completion. Far too many times we needed a third down to stay in the game and Eli through pass that had no chance of getting a first down. I don't care what the completion percentage is, I don't care what the QB rating is, that is just not going to get it done and it isn't good enough.
RE: Not good enough  
Rudy5757 : 9/9/2019 10:09 am : link
In comment 14567516 Thegratefulhead said:
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As I was watching yesterday over and over I just felt the QB play wasn't good enough.

It feels like the defensive game plan is to show Eli an easy completion. If you give him a short pass with someone wide open and someone right there to tackle them he's going to throw it and you can tackle them, 1-2 yard completion. Far too many times we needed a third down to stay in the game and Eli through pass that had no chance of getting a first down. I don't care what the completion percentage is, I don't care what the QB rating is, that is just not going to get it done and it isn't good enough.


I completely agree with this. Eli was not the reason we lost but he needs to play better if we are going to win. He needs to push the ball downfield. I would also like to know why we didnt use SB? Was Eli calling audibles or was that Shurmur? I have to believe it was Shurmur. We draft a RB who looks like a HOFer already and we barely use him. We try to run an old QB and a FB instead of a young stud RB. That changed the game.
RE: Are you just looking to argue  
Jimmy Googs : 9/9/2019 10:28 am : link
In comment 14567378 crick n NC said:
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And push buttons?

Why are you assigning the thoughts/opinions of others to me?

I rarely put a lot of stock in a single game.


I didnt make you respond or label my question Crick but in you came. Move on then...
It was a really nice afternoon...  
x meadowlander : 9/9/2019 10:31 am : link
...and the Giants got me outside to enjoy it! Turned it off at halftime.

I have a feeling I'm going to spend LOTS of time outdoors this fall.
RE: It was a really nice afternoon...  
Jimmy Googs : 9/9/2019 10:35 am : link
In comment 14567759 x meadowlander said:
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...and the Giants got me outside to enjoy it! Turned it off at halftime.

I have a feeling I'm going to spend LOTS of time outdoors this fall.


DVR-it and enjoy the fall weather...
RE: RE: Are you just looking to argue  
crick n NC : 9/9/2019 10:42 am : link
In comment 14567748 Jimmy Googs said:
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In comment 14567378 crick n NC said:


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And push buttons?

Why are you assigning the thoughts/opinions of others to me?

I rarely put a lot of stock in a single game.



I didnt make you respond or label my question Crick but in you came. Move on then...


Yep, I should move on and I will. Perhaps you should take your own advice when you're going back and forth with posters in what seems to be a battle of the last word.
Don't need to get ruffled. I posted a comment and asked  
Jimmy Googs : 9/9/2019 10:46 am : link
the question. You didn't have to chime in and get muffed up.

Sundays and Mondays are going to be like this for awhile so...
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