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Next Day Thoughts: Giants Saints

Here are some Next Day Thoughts on yesterday’s awful loss to the Saints

-Either the Saints offensive line did a hell of a job, or the Giants defensive line didn’t come to play,because there was absolutely no pass rush. We said that pressure on Brees would be key, but there was nothing. The Giants didn’t try any exotic blitz schemes, something to get pressure on Brees. I would expect the Giants to focus heavily this week on pass rush.

-Crazy thing about this game is, the Giants could’ve won. If Eli doesn’t fumble at the end of the half, and the Saints don’t score at the end of the half. We’re only 10 down, and we get the ball back to start the second half. We score there, it’s a whole new ball game.

-CC Brown is starting to get exposed.  Jesse mentioned moving Terrell Thomas to safety when Aaron Ross comes back. I agree with that. Brown is a great run stopping safety, but teams, especially the Saints, will look to expose that weakness.

-Great to see Domenik Hixon back returning punts. I still can’t believe that Sinorice Moss was the punt returner. It actually shocks me.

-I’m starting to fully realize what Michael Boley brought to the table. In addition to being a skilled pass rusher, he was great in coverage. Chase Blackburn is not that great in coverage. He’s just not athletic enough. The Saints exploited that.

-I think we’re going to see Jacobs break out, and break out very soon. Much better game against the Saints.

-Kevin Boss has been largely non-existent this season, and I’m not sure why. Part of it has to do with the emergence of Steve Smith, but that should be even more incentive to throw to Boss! When defenses are worried about Smith, odds are that they are going to focus less on Boss. The Giants are at their best when they run, and set up the play action pass. Throw to Boss more, Giants. You’ll be rewarded.

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One Response to “Next Day Thoughts: Giants Saints”

  1. GiantsCauseway says:

    The Giants pass rush was absent largly because the Saints were holding every play. I Tivo’d the game & watched it several times. It was actually comical. Osi was pulled down by his face mask once, he jumped up & ran to Hoculi who shook is head No.

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