Some Random Thoughts And Musings

Here are some random thoughts and musings on this Wednesday morning:

-I’m starting to believe that Brandon Jacobs is a freak of nature. How could someone with his size be that fast? You would be hard pressed to find anyone like him. I’m still shocked all 32 teams passed on him at least 3 times in the draft. Crazy.

-The best outcome for everyone involved is to get Eli Manning’s contract extended sooner rather than later. While I have no doubt that a deal will get done, no one wants this hanging over the head of a the team during the year. If there is no deal done by the start of the season I would be shocked. Remember, the Giants extended Plaxico Burress’s contract right before the season.

-I think that the Giants receiving corp gets a bad rap. Yes, they are unproven. But many in the media seem to think that there is no talent in this group. That is flat-out wrong. Steve Smith is one of the best young receivers in the game, even if he’s not the 6-3 superstar. Domenik Hixon is really talented. This seems to get lost. They are not the best group in the league. But they certainly are not the worst.

-I’m really concerned about Michael Boley’s injury. He was going to stop the revolving door at weakside linebacker. No longer would there be guys off the street suiting up for the G-Men. They say 8-10 weeks. That puts him right in the middle of preseason. He still needs to get in playing shape, and get comfortable for the offense. I can’t see him making an impact until at least midseason. I think the Giants would be wise to sign a free agent linebacker, if only for depth purposes.

-I agree with Jesse Bartolis in his assertion that Corey Webster will have a big year. Webster came into his own during the Super Bowl run, and that confidence has carried over. Webster is now the leader of the young secondary. I think he’s up to the to the task.

-Where would the Giants be without Jeff Feagles? He’s been a model of consistency. Many teams go through multiple punters a seasons. The Giants have to start preparing for his eventual departure. 

-Finally, watch out for Ramses Barden. The rookie still has a long way to go after coming from Cal Poly. But at 6-6, he’s almost impossible to cover in the red zone. I’m calling it now–8 touchdowns. All within the 20 yard line.


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