East Rutherford, NJ – Hello Gabbers, hope everyone had a great Christmas with their family and friends. As we approach the last game of the NFL season, there are a few things to discuss about your NY Football Giants.
As you can see from the first picture; the ball is definitely rolling down hill and the snowball is getting bigger by the second. Last weeks lost to the Baltimore Ravens 33-14, was another crushing defeat to an already frustrating season for all Giants fans alike. They looked defeated in all three phases and could not recover from the thrashing by the Ravens.
The Giants have been outscored 67-14 for the past two weeks. Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco have looked as if they were relaxing on their couches with the way they were able to torch the Giants secondary; mostly Cory Webster (6yr/$43.5MM) who becomes a free agent in 2014; has not lived up to the billing this season and has been exposed by opposing QB’s. I’m not going to touch Prince Amukamara since he has shown vast improvements and is looking like the 1st rdr the Giants drafted. Jayron Hosley, the rookie out of Virginia Tech, has been plagued by a few injuries here and there but when on the field, he’s played like a “rookie” to put it in simpler terms.
Let’s talk about the Defensive line, shall we? Let’s…. The book is out on the SuperBowl champion front seven; Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Chris Canty, Linval Joseph, Rocky Bernard, Mathias Kiwanuka, Chase Blackburn, Michael Boley and cast… has the NFL figured you out? Great question… is it lack of hustle, injuries, what is it guys? Big Blue nation needs this addressed, asap!! For me, its simple; the Giants are unable to create pressure up the A and B gaps (collapsing the QB pocket) thus not allowing the D’ends to come off the edge and get sacks (2011 – 48 sacks vs. 2012 – 32 sacks) a big decline from last year to say the least and a huge issue for the defense. When that doesn’t happen , it exposes the already weak Giants secondary to big plays from the opponent. According to ESPNNewYork.com’s, Ohm Youngmisuk, Osi Umenyiora was quoted saying the Giants lacked confidence; ” You can’t say it’s physical talent because we have the ability, but obviously it has to be something, and so the only thing I think you can point to is confidence”.
And then there are the Philadelphia Eagles (4-11). They have been a thorn to the Giants in recent seasons, mostly notably, Dec 19, 2010.. see video DeSean Jackson menace Giants, in what was one of the biggest collaspes in the Giants 85 year history, lost to the Eagles on a 65 punt return by Desean Jackson eliminating the Giants from their playoff contention.
In week 17, Michael Vick returns as a starter as Nick Foles suffered a broken hand. Although Desean Jackson has been on IR for most of the season, that play from 2010 still lingers in many of the Big Blue faithful. The last game of the regular season has the potential of the NY Giants not making the playoffs at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles once again. Do you think there will be a miracle at Metlife Stadium? Send your thoughts.