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Matt Mosley loves the New York Giants.

A lot of what I have been reading around has the Giants listed as “pretenders” this season. And I think the number one reason for that is clearly the pundits’ lack of faith in the New York Giants receiving corps. I think that the Giants WR problem is grossly overstated.

 

Nearly all of their WR’s are under 25 and with the offensive line we have and the running game I think we’ll be okay in the passing game.

 

Anyway both Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com and Mark Schlereth of ESPN (NFL Live) have put the Giants as pretenders. But the Giants still have at least one fan in the realm of analyst. And that’s NFC East blogger Matt Mosley.

 

Below is some of what he had to say from his chat this week.

 

Check out the rankings he has (hint the Giants topped all his rankings)

Ahmed (Queens, NY): Love your blog Matt! I still don’t trust Eli late in the season. Do you think he is still maturing into the league? or is this the best we’re seeing from him? Thanks.

SportsNation Matt Mosley: I think he’s still improving. I don’t think the Giants were prepared for life without Plax — especially Manning. Think about the bomb that Hixon dropped against the Eagles. Could that have been a different game if the Giants get a TD there? You bet it could’ve. it’s alarming that he played those last four or five games without completing passes to his WRs for TDs, but now he’ll have a full offseason with Smith, Hixon, Moss, Nicks, etc. I think he’ll come back strong. Wouldn’t surprise me if he had an MVP-type season.  (Bartolis note: Wow.  I’m glad to see someone has faith in Eli manning. I think if the Giants go 12-4 this year adn have a decent passing offense Eli could be in serious MVP consideration considering how much everyone bashed the Giants WR corps)

 

Chris (Missouri): I just dont see Eli having that good of a year, especially when you look at the last 4 games of last year without plax, he didnt throw a touchdown pass. Not only that, they got rid of amani toomer and their number 1 – Steve Smith, and their number 2 a rookie, I just dont think he has the weapons, or really the skill to have a good season

SportsNation Matt Mosley: I know it’s early June, but we have to do better than 250 questions. Let’s give it one more go next Tuesday before I head out on vacation. And stop hating on the Giants’ receivers. Steve Smith and Hixon will get you off to a solid start — and Nicks will emerge as a big-time playmaker midway through the season. You guys have been wonderful. Hope to see you soon. keep reading The Beast blog — and listening to 103.3 ESPN (XM Radio 141).
Ryan (Cleveland TN) [via mobile]: with both their star recievers gone which Manning brother will have the best season?

SportsNation Matt Mosley: Ryan, thanks for showing up early today. I like to reward folks in our first 10 questions — especially the ones who avoid expletives. This will be the Year of Eli in the NFL (Bartolis note: I am an Eli apologist. I love Eli Manning and think he is one of the most underrated QB’s in the league. But I think Peyton will still have the better year. I hope Eli has one or two seasons in Peyton’s “league” in his career. Peyton is amazing) You heard it here first — unless you’ve been reading the guy who writes for the Giants’ Web site.
Mike ( Philly): Now that you’ve had a few weeks to see the teams in OTAs and what not, what do you see the BEAST teams records looking like so far?

SportsNation Matt Mosley:

Giants (13-3)
Eagles (11-5)
Cowboys (9-7)
Redskins (8-8)

Pete (NYC): got your ratings on the o line/d line.. what about linebackers/secondary?

SportsNation Matt Mosley: Secondary

1. Giants (Bartolis note: that’s a tough call. The Eagles I think I would probably give the advantage too. I think the Giants have a Great secondary and I think Corey Webster should have been pro bowl last year, but Asante Samuel is great.  And I might give a slight advantage to the Eagles)
2. Eagles
3. Cowboys
4. Redskins

Dave (scranton pa): Best rookie performance in the beast this season?

SportsNation Matt Mosley: Nicks

 Love the blog! We know football games are won in the trenches, so can you rank the top beast offensive and defensive lines?

SportsNation Matt Mosley: Thanks, Kev.

O-lines:

1. Giants  (Bartolis note: Agreed.)
2. Eagles
3. Cowboys
4. Skins

D-lines:

1. Giants  (No Question. No Debate. Giants have the most talent at DL in the league, we’ll see if that translates to most production).
2. Redskins
3. Eagles
4. Cowboys

 

Dave Scranton Pa: Rate the qbs. Top 4 qbs and then top 4 qb corps

SportsNation Matt Mosley: QBs

1. Eli Manning  (Bartolis: That took me as a shock. Everyone loves to hate on Eli and praise Donovan at times. I think if you’re measuring stick is “rings” then Eli’s the guy. Donovan has been great though for a number of years. What do you guys think?)
2. Donovan McNabb
3. Tony Romo
4. Jason Campbell

 

 

 

Well there you have it, guys. Someone who actually has faith in the Giants. Although I have been seeing a lot of doubters which is a great thing. The Giants play at their best when there are a lot of doubters.  I also want to mention two things briefly. 

 
Mario Manningham has been explosive and impressive at OTA’s let’s hope he keeps it up.

 

Also for the OTA’s ONLY Lawrency Tynes missed. It seems the Giants are focused and there’s great chemsitry that’s great to hear.

 

If you want to check out any of my other write ups as of late just click on the “Bartolis” tag under the “tag” heading on this post.

 

As always if you take time to leave a comment I’ll take time to respond.


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2 Responses to “Matt Mosley loves the New York Giants.”

  1. daneptizl says:

    He loves the G-Men. Leading the damn bandwagon… it’ll definitely be a good season.

  2. Jason C. says:

    About the QB question…
    I also have to go with Eli, based on the fact that McNabb had a point last season when his job was on the line, whereas Eli has not had an issue like that since getting the starting job. I’m just glad that people are finally getting off of Romo’s jock…

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