Former Giants Center Shaun O’Hara looked at the game film from the Panthers game, and instead of offering an insider’s perspective — he came away sounding like just about every other Giants fan that watched the game last week. Check out his comments via the NY Post:
“The thing I was kind of hoping I would see is after the first couple of possessions [was] them saying, ‘You know what? We’re struggling. Let’s just go no-huddle, let’s go up-tempo, let’s change something up. That was always the way I felt when I was playing was the best way to get out of it. We’re struggling in a couple of different phases, let’s not sit here and try to draw up the perfect play and try to figure out who’s messing up. Let’s change it up, let’s go fast break and let’s put the pressure on the defense, let’s put them on their heels. Carolina’s defense just pinned their ears back and they were coming after ‘em. They weren’t even thinking about the run game, and when you see that, I look at it, let’s throw ‘em a curveball here, let’s be the aggressor and let’s make them react to what we’re doing, not vice versa.”
So no adjustments, wanted to see the no-huddle earlier, and agrees that too much time was spent on the sideline in the binder with Kevin Gilbride drawing up a play rather than committing to get the damn ball out more quickly to a RB or FB for starters.
Good to know our concerns have been validated by an NFL analyst that used to play for our team, I guess.