I really do not want to watch this game. I don’t like the Jets, I don’t like the way they play and I do not want to see Tim Tebow. I have a job to do so I will force myself. I will be paying attention to the Giants specifically and try to ignore anything in Green. There’s just nothing that interests me with the Jets. They are a bad team and have little talent. Someday I’ll figure out why Tebow was drafted with a first round pick (no wonder the GM was fired) and the Jets traded for him. The Jets needed offensive lineman and ‘Desperately’ needed receivers, so they go get a wildcat quarterback……I really think I can do a better job than Mike Tannenbaum. They also need a quarterback coach. I like Revis but he’s wasted on that team, the Jets are trash and their front office is clueless.
I will do a report on the Giants players tomorrow and a follow up to that when I can review the film closely. There are so many battles for roster spots it’s very interesting. Some of the things I will be watching for is the play of the offensive line. Specifically Snee and Diehl, they did not have a good game against the Jags and I hope they have a better showing. Also the battle for the middle linebacker position, Blackburn looked bad, Herzlich looked a lot better, this will be a big test for Herzlich the Jets do a lot of trick stuff on offense.
We’ll all be watching the receivers and who steps up for that #3 spot. Also Prince, everybody knows he will be targeted, if I were the OC I would go right after him. Now that some of the defensive tackles are out we need to see what we have, Hendricks should get a lot of playing time. Austin will probably not play so we might also see some of the new defensive tackles just signed. Another player to watch is Tracy, he has to play better against the run, he gave up a TD. He can rush the passer but he has to be more aware of his gap responsibility.
Another player is Scott, I hope he gets some time running. We know what Ware, Bradshaw and Brown can do, I want to see more of Wilson, Scott and Martinek running the ball. I also want to see more of Martinek blocking, we know Hynoski can do it. The backup TEs need more time and the WRs have a backload. Cruz doesn’t need but a few snaps and get him out, I want to see Randle, Stanback, Talley, Douglas and DePalma with either Eli or Carr. I do not care to see Barden and Jernigan at all, they cannot play, PERIOD. I have a feeling they are going to stash Douglas on IR like they did with Cruz.
These are the players I want to see more of to judge if they are going to make the roster and contribute. If not this season maybe next, I know they will stash some of these players on IR with minor injuries. I think Douglas is destined to go on IR with his hamstring if he can’t play, you cannot risk him on waivers even injured. I will say that it’s frustrating seeing the same players perform poorly and still get chances, namely Brown, Barden and Jernigan. Time to move in another direction, cut Barden he will tease like Moss did and put Jernigan on IR for some reason, maybe a hangnail.
Offensive line: As I said Snee and Diehl, they have to improve, Mosley at ROT not another position he really should be the starter there, he has played well. Brewer is very inconsistent and I want to see more of him at LOT. Petrus had a bad game and he needs snaps. Cordle might be hurt, I think White is the other center in camp. McCants needs more snaps.
WR: I want to see a little Hixon to see if he is 100%, Douglas, Talley, Collins, DePalma and Stanback all have talent. They need playing time with Carr at least, enough of Barden and Jernigan. I was impressed with Collins, he was wide open every time he was out there as was Talley.
RB: Scott needs some snaps, Wilson can play and blocked well but they both need more time. I do not like Brown, Ware looked much better. Martinek needs some time at RB not just FB.
TE: Robinson needs a lot more work so does Bear, we know what the Black Unicorn can do. There are a bunch of other TEs that the Giants have to sort through.
DLine: Tracy and another DE that looked good was Marshall, Broha also played well. At DT Hendricks should get a lot of time and the new guys need to get in there and show something.
LB: I feel Herzlich won the job but needs more snaps. Jones needs more snaps at the MIKE to see if he’s a viable backup, he really can’t play OLB. Rivers needs more time to get this defense down and start making plays. Paysinger looks like a SAM and not a WILL, he’s too slow for the WILL. I don’t know if Williams is playing tonight. Boley is probably still out and that’s why Rivers is so important, Boley has an injury history. Williams is needed out there too, is Muasau playing? The linebacker depth especially at the WILL is thin.
Secondary: I would keep Prince in there all game or at least 3 quarters, he needs the time on the field. I want to see a lot of Hosley too, in both the Nickel and Webster’s spot, also Hill at both safety positions. Coe is injured and I don’t know if he will play. There is a logjam at safety and that has to be sorted out. I was not impressed with the play of the backups at CB and Safety someone has to step up and win a roster spot.
So that’s basically it for tonight’s game, if I missed anything please let me know. I will review this game more than once as I study it. I did study the Jags game, I must have watched it too many times to count, over and over again, each play. I was very disappointed with Chase, Snee and Diehl and hope their performance improves. I cannot say it enough times Barden is a waste of a Jersey like Moss was and Jernigan has some talent but is not NFL ready. Let the new guys get in there, they are hungry to play and very talented.