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The ‘tight butthole’ effect

PepperJ52 : 9/19/2023 11:02 am
Remember when Prince Amukamara commented on the importance of getting that first win of the season so guys aren’t walking around with a “tight butthole?” Besides being kinda funny, that idea always stuck with me because it seems like a simple but important observation.
The Giants were going to be big underdogs this week no matter what, but I wonder if getting out from under the burden of being 0-fer can have a tangible effect against the Niners. Maybe they come out playing loose and more confident. A couple of dynamic plays early and a lucky bounce or two and perhaps overconfidence by SF can flip the script in the Giants’ favor.
And what about from the fan perspective? For me, I’m not at all dreading this game like I was a couple days ago. I’m not naive enough to expect a Giants win, though I do look forward to seeing if coming off a historic win - on the road - gives the team a lift.
I’d be more worried if SF was coming into the game with a bunch of backups like they did a couple years ago when the Giants were favored and totally flopped. IDK, but I have a gut feeling the Giants will at least be a tough out and we get a much better game than expected. Sure, an upset win would be awesome. A close loss on the road against a top contender that fires the team up to take down the ‘Hawks in week four to get to 2-2? I’d have signed up for that in a second when the schedule came out.
What do y’all think?
thought I accidentally hopped over to the wrong website  
KDavies : 9/19/2023 11:03 am : link
for a second there...
RE: thought I accidentally hopped over to the wrong website  
PepperJ52 : 9/19/2023 11:07 am : link
In comment 16212711 KDavies said:
for a second there...

Optimus-NY : 9/19/2023 11:07 am : link
i don't see why we can't win.  
markky : 9/19/2023 11:09 am : link
we have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. this is why they play the game.

i think we get it done.
Momentum and confidence  
Les in TO : 9/19/2023 11:18 am : link
There is something to be said for that. At the same time, SF is a tough opponent and just as the team came into Philly in the playoffs on a high after a big playoff road win in Minnesota and got destroyed, that could happen on Thursday too.
I feel like we're going to see a  
antdog24 : 9/19/2023 11:19 am : link
similar performance that we did against Dallas. We can't overcome the talent gap we're about to face.
Anything is possible  
GiantTuff1 : 9/19/2023 11:40 am : link
and I am rooting for this outcome.

However, I feel like more often than not after an insane emotional comeback win, the winner is at risk of flopping the next game from exhaustion.

But the x-factor is it is a Thursday game (which I hate), but those games on a short week tend to be weird. I hope it can be an equalizer for the Giants to catch SF off guard.
Taking the teams out of this  
The Dude : 9/19/2023 11:47 am : link
and blindly looking at the spot, it sucks for the road team. I'd have to check gambling twitter to see how road teams fare on short rest after traveling cross country for a road game prior. Can't imagine its good against the spread or straight up. Not going home, short week, just not the best recipe.

THEN, you add in injuries to the RB, and Oline...against of the best in the league. The spot itself just sucks for NYG, but then take into account injuries. I dont foresee another Dallas situation, but i think the spread is appropriate at 10.5 right now.
Any given Sunday  
gary_from_chester : 9/19/2023 11:51 am : link
Gameplan to maximize our strengths and minimize theirs.

Power running game, control the clock. Play action and some deep shots as they crowd LOS. Make Purdy beat you with his arm. I think we see more of Simmons in this game. If the D plays well, I think we have a shot. i have confidence in our offense.
RE: I feel like we're going to see a  
pivo : 9/19/2023 11:54 am : link
In comment 16212734 antdog24 said:
similar performance that we did against Dallas. We can't overcome the talent gap we're about to face.

Hard to say, really. 9er front 7 was somewhat underwhelming vs Rams, w only 1 sack by a LB. Plus, they disappeared the 2nd qtr. Somewhat anecdotal, but maybe they are still trying to hit their stride like the Gmen. Rams controlled "important" offensive stats (1st downs, TOP, 3rd downs, passing yds), but (2) Stafford picks made the difference. Purdy was pedestrian (17/25 - 206), but of course McCaffrey made most of their offense. Let's hope Wink figures out a running defense in the nick of time.
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Well.....the obligatory image!  
ConsistentGiantFan : 9/19/2023 12:05 pm : link
Kegel in 1-2-3...  
MeanBunny : 9/19/2023 12:33 pm : link
The win in AZ absolutely let’s the team  
Section331 : 9/19/2023 1:15 pm : link
play looser this week. If the OL can protect DJ, they can score some points. Losing SB hurts, because SF has had some trouble stopping the run. The issue will be our D. I don’t feel good about that matchup.
Pete in MD : 9/19/2023 2:11 pm : link
you just have to push through the obstacles. It might be uncomfortable at first for some, but usually works out in the end.
RE: Sometimes  
SirLoinOfBeef : 9/19/2023 2:33 pm : link
In comment 16212957 Pete in MD said:
you just have to push through the obstacles. It might be uncomfortable at first for some, but usually works out in the end.

I see what you did there. Bravo sir.
It’s like playing flip cup  
bradshaw44 : 9/19/2023 4:43 pm : link
That first cup you’re on pins and needles. But once you get that first one to fall, you relax.
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