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Thoughts and Musings

Well that sucked. It was actually a very good win, but one that was overshadowed by injuries.

-I feel awful for Terrell Thomas. Torn ACL. Done for year. Tough break for a good player and good guy. Freak thing to. Bumped knees with JPP, landed wrong. Thomas brought a lot to this defense. For one, he was the leading tackler. He’s a physical corner who can blitz. He had 10 picks the last two years. He was primed for a big year. He and Webster formed a great corner duo. Now, there’s a lack of depth. With Bruce Johnson out for the season, and Prince Amukamara not back until at least Week 4, the number 2 corner becomes Aaron Ross. He played well yesterday, but has not had a good preseason. Brian Witherspoon, who has had a good camp and has played very well in person, sprained his left MCL. So the third corner becomes Michael Coe. Depth is virtually non existent after that. They’ll have to sign someone. Someone like Kelvin Hayden, Lito Sheppard could fit in nicely. They need someone. Coe is not a third corner. Ross has struggled. A veteran like Hayden or Sheppard would work.

-Aaron Ross needs to step up. Plain and simple. He played well covering Roy Williams last night. He’s not devoid of talent. He was a first round pick and has played well before. He needs to be consistent. Needs to focus more. We’ll see what happens.

-Antrel Rolle was drafted 8th overall as a corner. He was moved to safety, but he can play corner. Giants have some depth at safety, with Deon Grant, Tyler Sash and Derrick Martin. Rolle might play some corner.

-It’s still a tough loss for the Giants. Thomas was in a contract year. Could have done big things.

-There were positives to last night’s game. Brandon Jacobs looked like his old self. That touchdown run made Major Wright look like a 3rd grader who doesn’t know his left from his right. Great move.

-Bradshaw was good as well. Made a lot of plays after contact.

-Da’Rel Scott. Wow. He inserted himself into the third running back role. Ware played well too, but Scott ripped off a 97 yard TD run, and showed off that speed. He’s blazing.

-I love what Devin Thomas did on kick returns. He’s going to be the kick returner.

-Greg Jones was fantastic. Had the blocked punt. Making tackles all over the place. He was a tackling machine in college. He’s short; that’s why he slipped to the 6th round. But he can play football.

-Michael Boley didn’t play much, but played well.

-Congrats to Mark Herzlich who picked off a pass. Well deserved.

-Matt Dodge and Steve Weatherford continue to be neck and neck in the punting battle. Both have done very well.

-I thought Eli still looks a bit rusty. I’m not concerned, but I would like to see stronger and more accurate.

-Mario Manningham, you gotta hold onto the ball.

-David Carr looked really good. Both he and Sage have looked good. Another battle that’s going to go down to the wire.

-I think the Giants have some players in their young ‘backers: Jones, Herzlich, Jaicquan Williams, Phil Dillard and Spencer Paysinger have all looked really good throughout camp and in preseason.

-The lack of a tight end is worrying me. Yes, Daniel Coats had a TD, but he also was so offsides that he was already on his way to the GW Bridge. He’s more of a blocker anyway. I’m surprised they haven’t brought in anyone serious to compete.

-Will Beatty held his own against Peppers. Had one false start, but otherwise did well.

-Nerd interlude: I’m a nerd. Proud of it. One of the things that I would like to learn more about, and something that I think everyone should know how to do, is coding. This website is full of HTML, but it’s all templated and easy to use. I can’t create any of this. So, I found this website called CodeCademy, which is a really easy and interactive way to learn how to code. It’s a valuable skill to have, and CodeCademy makes it easy.

-David Baas had a really nice pull block.

-Michael Coe had Earl Bennett wrapped up on a punt return, and let him go. Your number 3 corner, ladies and gentlemen!

-I don’t think we can understate how big the Thomas loss is. It’s huge. He’s one of their best players. He makes plays. He’s going to be missed. But, someone is going to have to step up. Will it be Aaron Ross? Michael Coe? I don’t care as long as it gets done.

-Did we sell our health related soul for that Super Bowl a few years back? The amount of injuries on this team, year after year, is just mind boggling.

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4 Responses to “Thoughts and Musings”

  1. Big Daddy says:

    Really good things happened and a really bad one. Thomas will be missed, others in the secondary have to step up. Hopeful the Prince comes back and works his way into making a contribution this season.

    I DO NOT like what I saw from Beckum, ran sloppy routs, one that fooled nobody so they were all over Manningham and that might have cost a TD.

    Even if you are not the primary target no matter what you must run crisp routs. I’m sure he’ll here it at the next meeting.

    Scott will make a big contribution and Herzlich is slowly moving up the depth charts. Same for Greg Jones, Boley is playing well because he’s hearing footsteps.

  2. jeremy P. says:

    Because we have Grant and maybe Sash, what about moving Antrel Rolle to the third corner when we run Nickel packages? Just a thought I had, tell me what you guys think.

    Or Do you guys think we will just use Grant as that hybrid safety just as we did last year?

  3. Jared says:

    I think the best line of the night was when MT said someone needed to pick up Major Wright’s jock after he got beat by Jacobs!

    They definitely have to pick up another corner. Why screw around and mess up our starting safeties? Is Lito a UFA?

  4. Jason C. says:

    Is Talib on the trading block? I know he isn’t the Giants kind of character guy, but he can play in a zone defense and is an aggressive, physical corner.
    Lito hasn’t looked like he’s an NFL caliber player in 3 years, Hayden I might look into. I think they look in a couple weeks after cuts are made, a few teams are insanely deep at CB and could be cutting quality players due to cap constraints.
    Also what’s the story on Finnegan?

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