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Giants Bears Halftime Thoughts

I can’t quite get a feel for this game, but whatever it is, it must be working, as the Giants are winning 3-0. The defense looks great, the offense keeps falling short, and the special teams are anything but special. But it’s an improvement.

The offense keeps falling short. They can’t finish the job. They’ll settle for a field goal. They’ll fall short. It’s not a lack of chances, just not great play calling and bad execution. Still, only 3 points. Not good enough. They’ve had too many chances, and just haven’t made good on it. They can move a bit. Just not enough. They should be up 24-0. But they’re not. And that could be a problem for the Giants for the rest of the year. The play calling is holding them back. Always falling a bit short.  The offense should be explosive. But conservative play calling is doing them in. Move the ball down the field! Take some chances! No more of these short passes. No more of these short runs. Throw it downfield! That’s your strength! Bears are expecting it, and sniffing it out. Time to change it up. Frustrating to watch. Should be up big. But, they just can’t get enough yards to move it forward

The defense looks great. Incredible, actually. 9 sacks. New record for sacks in a half. Great pressure. Canty, JPP, Osi, Tuck. Everybody is getting pressure. Osi looks like the Osi of old. Great explosion. Great tackling, especially by the corners, not allowing extra yardage after the catch. Huge difference. No mistakes. This is what we thought the defense would be. They are all over the place. Jay Cutler must be miserable. He has nowhere to go. It’s fun to watch this defense work. The real defense. They are explosive. They are fiery. This is Giants defense. This is what we should be seeing every week. Great job.

Special teams is, well, awful. Matt Dodge dropped a punt, and botched a hold that led to a missed FG. Darius Reynaud muffled a punt, and hasn’t done anything on returns. They need to get rid of Dodge and Reynaud. Both have done nothing.

If the Giants want to win, continue what they’ve done on defense. Execute on offense. Don’t be afraid to go for it. And, improve the hell out of special teams. I think they can do it.  They definitely responded after last week’s disaster. They just have to keep it up.

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2 Responses to “Giants Bears Halftime Thoughts”

  1. Russo757 says:

    Offensive play calling is shit. Totally expected. The defense is doing way more than part but the Offense is flopping

  2. gmen24-7 says:

    Was it the play calling that caused our qb to miss a wide open Smith for a TD on the 1st play of the game? Our inconsistent qb is rated 19th out of 32 Nfl QB’s. If we are ever going to step up to the ELITE class, it will not be with a QB that at his best was rated 11th, unless the D plays lights out like they did vs. Pats in 07. Take it to the bank. Eli cannot throw accurately downfield and that limits KG to call for slants, hooks and comebacks…just watch every game.

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