The slant-pass that Ramses Braden never received!

My opinion; before the Giants drafted Ramses Barden he was a participant in a receiver competition put on by some sports network at that time.

At one point Barden ran a deep pattern over the middle like Plax use to do, however the ball was thrown way to wide and Barden had to catch the ball across his body backhanded like a baseball centerfielder. It was an amazing catch and a testament to his skills. Last year Barden had what many people called his breakout-game against the Carolina Panthers where he caught nine passes from Eli. Then like the four seasons before, he was not seen of or heard from again!

I have always wondered why the Giants never used him on a slant pass in the red zone because he would be almost impossible to stop.

So last night in the BCS Championship game on the last play the pass I was hoping
Ramses Barded would have run, won the game for Florida State. If that play is run by a tall receiver who boxes-out a small defensive back it should be impossible to defend! And it was.

Book it Dano!

Giants should hire Ben McAdoo of the Packers as OC…just do something and someone different, please!


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3 Responses to “The slant-pass that Ramses Braden never received!”

  1. Ken says:

    I’m with you,Ramses Braden was a great talent that never got a real shot at showing what he can do. He may not have been the fastest receiver, but he was the receiver with the best hands.
    What a weapon, great hands , with a height, that always gaves him an advantage, and they still didn’t use him.
    The coaching staff had their heads up their as**es…not to have used him more. Who knows maybe he’ll be back next year…I hope so…

    • whats interesting about Barden is what made Jernigan important enough to Mara for him to call his name in his post season presser. 3 years on the roster and all of a sudden it’s hey! this guy can play! Barden’s breakout game came against a rookie corner in a bad secondary — that’s why he had a breakout game. also, he cost the giants the philly game with offensive pass interference the next game. The Giants never stuck with him after that… it’s a shame. I remember being at the Redskins game last year and the skins fan next to me saw him warming up and was like — who the hell is THAT guy? (talking about Barden)

      limited packages on offense are great for the team, not the player. they telegraph the play call, they provide valuable reps in running the same play every week for a new player, you rarely build on them unless there’s an injury on the depth chart ahead of that player.

      picking up on the sarcasm? you should.

      it’s player development theatre. I don’t know how you elevate quicker than what coughlin is doing but it’s clear Mara has let the rest of the team know, we need to get more out of our draft picks than a 3rd year glimpse before they hit their stride and go somewhere else.

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