Monday Thoughts And Musings

Here they are, Monday Thoughts and Musings, brought to you by the salad with a little bit of tuna I’m eating. It’s quite good. Although I ran out of dressing, so now it’s just lettuce. I’m not a good dressing distributor. But, I digress

-I’m glad that at least a little football is starting. OTA’s don’t really give you much, but it’s something. We’re in that post-draft lull right now, and we’re starving for anything football. OTA’s are a good start

-I’m hoping that Mario Manningham can make the jump to the next level. He has all the talent. He’s just now always there mentally. He’ll drop balls, go out of bounds. If he can get his head in the right place on game day, the Giants offense will be that much better.

-Provided he stays healthy, Justin Tuck will have 10+ sacks this year. His shoulder is fine, he won’t have to face Flozell Adams and I think the supporting cast around him is better, meaning Tuck won’t be double teamed.

-It’s been a while since the McNabb trade, and I still don’t get it from the perspective of the Eagles. Maybe Kevin Kolb is the real deal. But McNabb still has life in him. It’s a huge risk, especially because Kolb is so unknown.

-Baseball interlude: Went to Citi Field for the first time on Saturday. Sadly, my Yanks lost. But, the Stadium was interesting. It reminded me of Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Almost identical. Sightlines, for the most part, were good. There was this place in center field called “Taste of the City”, which had Blue Smoke and Shake Shack. The lines were ridiculous. I didn’t even wait on line. There was also an international food stand, where they had sushi, Chinese food, Korean Food. I love sushi, but I can’t eat it at a baseball game. It’s just weird. This new emphasis on gourmet food at stadiums just feels wrong. I want a hot dog, not barbecue ribs.  More and more, baseball games are becoming less about baseball, and more about the Stadium. I will say that the Mets museum was pretty cool. And I’m not even a Mets fan. For the record, the best stadium I’ve been to is Miller Park in Milwaukee.

-I have a strange feeling that we’ll be hearing a lot of “Romo back to throw, finds Bryant deep down the field.” Dez is going to be a star. Romo is going to benefit from it.

-Jon Goff will be the starting middle linebacker Week 1. Will he stay there the whole year? That remains to be seen. But the Giants are giving Goff every chance to be the starter. I think he’ll capitalize. He’s really smart and instinctive. Has the physical tools. Just has to put it all together.

-Seriously, can the Giants stay healthy this year? Is it really too much to ask? Is it?

-Travel interlude: I’m debating, if the Flyers get to the Stanley Cup, buying a ticket and seeing a game in Philly. It’s going to be expensive. But, I think the atmosphere will be worth it. Have never seen a Stanley Cup game. It’s on my bucket list. What do you think?

-The Kevin Boss injury, while it won’t cost him playing time, will probably benefit from Travis Beckum. He’ll get the reps. He reminds me a lot of Chris Cooley/Dustin Keller. Field stretcher.

-If Domenik Hixon can stay healthy, can he be the number one receiver we all thought? Were we wrong to think that in the first place?

-It’s looking more and more like the Giants and Jets will host the 2014 Super Bowl. It will be crazy in the city, but it’s about time we got a Super Bowl. Biggest city in the world. And who cares about the weather? Football was meant to be played in the cold. If it snows, it will be amazing.

-I’m thinking that Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith will have 1,000 yards+ receiving next year. That would be awesome

-Food interlude: I’m looking for a better breakfast. I usually grab a bagel as I run out the door, but I’m sick of it. I need something quick, easy and healthy. Thoughts?


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7 Responses to “Monday Thoughts And Musings”

  1. “Biggest city in the world”

    i’ve heard that 5 or so times today.

    NYC is NOT the biggest city in the world.

    In fact it’s not even in the top Five.

    IN fact it’s not even in the top 10.

    In fact is’t not even in the top 15!

    Shanghai, China 13.3 million
    Mumbai (Bombay), India 12.6 million
    Buenos Aires, Argentina 11.92 million
    Moscow, Russia 11.3 million
    Karachi, Pakistan 10.9 million
    Delhi, India 10.4 million
    Manila, Philippines 10.3 million
    Sao Paulo, Brazil 10.26 million
    Seoul, South Korea 10.2 million
    Istanbul, Turkey 9.6 million
    Jakarta, Indonesia 9.0 million
    Mexico City, Mexico 8.7 million
    Lagos, Nigeria 8.68 million
    Lima, Peru 8.38 million
    Tokyo, Japan 8.3 million
    New York City, USA 8.09 million

    New york is the biggest city in the United States.

    Not the world.

    other than that, I like Domenik Hixon I’ll settle for #1 PR in league.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Domenik Hixon is a good football player, very reliable. If anyone goes down he will come in and perform well. Every team wishes they had a Domenik Hixon. He’s David Tyre 2.0

    I’m afraid Mario’s skills best translate to the outside so he’ll only be in the lineup during 3-wide sets, He should do fine, I’m hoping 900 yrds 7 touchdowns.

    Goff is the leader to take the spot but Gerris has way more upside.

    Travel Interlude: I read on Yahoo a 61 year old man has visited every country on the planet except 3. When I read that my goal of traveling to every state in America doesn’t seem that great.

    I hope Stevie Smith doesn’t get another 100 catch season, that to me would mean the other receiver’s aren’t getting open and we’re under using Boss. And with the talent we have, our top 3 receivers should each get 65+ catches a piece, with Boss adding like 45.

    • Steve B. says:

      You’ve mentioned Gerris, and lately I’ve been thinking that he could turn out to be the starter, and be pretty effective, I mean he was drafted as a MLB after playing 2 years at Georgia Tech. So its not like its a new position or anything.

      The thing has been injury, can he stay healthy, if he can, he could be the true breakout Giant of 2010.

      Should be an interesting training camp battle

  3. Jason C. says:

    I went to Citi last night, and you’re damn right the yankees lost!! LETS GO METS!!! haha

  4. andrew says:

    @hixon- i dont want him to be a #1 receiver. I want him at the #3 or #4 slot subbing for smith and returning punts and kicks. i want more nicks, more barden in the redzone, more bradshaw all around but especially catching screens and short passes between the 20’s. its going to be another dynamic offensive years for the Gmen.

    @mcnabb- the eagles gave him a decade and they didnt get a ring. to an eagles fan its over, time to move on, turn the page. even though he has gas left in the tank hes not getting younger and there may not be a sense of urgency to prove himself anymore. perhaps in washington he’ll get more respect – he’s one of the best.

    @hotdogs- wouldn’t mind some ribs, but a dog and some peanuts with an ice cold draft hits the spot each and every time.

    @breakfast- try a banana instead of the bagel. active lifesyle or fiber one bars are really good too.

  5. OZ says:

    @breakfast instant oatmeal with protein powder. Healthy and balanced, and you can vary the carb to protein ratio to suit your needs. If you want to get really fancy, try plain oatmeal, a spoonful of peanut butter, and vanilla whey powder.

    Oh yeah, go Big Blue

  6. Russo757 says:

    No way Hixon is a #1….maybe #1 PR but not a receiver…He is better suited filling in for an injured player or acting as Bobby Booshay. Smith, Nicks, Manningham is the way to go. A little more grooming and situational awareness and NY will see big things from Manningham especially with Nicks on the other side. I’m with Andrew.. I’d like to see NY stack the line in the “green zone” with Nicks, Manningham, Barden, Boss, Smith…then run a PA up the gut..lol. Two six-six guys is a hard thing to cover. Even if Barden isnt the best route runner the D will have to respect his size and ability to jump ball allowing for a freed up Smith on the slant. I think the true ? on the offense is how Jacobs is going to perform. This may be a make or break season for Brandon. I like the guy when he runs hard..but last year was poor at best. Hopefully he is over his injury and the line will open some gaps for him to impose his will on the D. Only time will tell..

    On another note…I hear a lot about NY signing Rolle but no one talks about Grant as an addition. I dont know much about him but I’m hoping he was signed cuz he can make a difference and add some mentorship to the young guys since he has been in the league so long. What is everyones thoguhts on his addition to big blue?

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