Inscrutable Giants

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Two years ago, we were lead to believe the wholesale changes made by John Mara were going to get the Giants on a path to prosperity. With the firings of GM Jerry Reese, VP of Player Personnel Marc Ross, and head coach Ben McAdoo, these three were the bad actors responsible for the Giants 3-13 season. Additionally, Reese and Ross were held accountable for their poor selection of players and the constant losing. Takeaway the 2016 season, overall, the Giants compiled a record 33-48.

In late 2017, here comes the Calvary. Over There. Over There. Send the word. Send the word. Gettleman is coming. The imperious and bellicose Dave Gettleman took over and said all the right things. Rebuild the Offensive line. We are going to Kick ass. This fired up the Giants fan base. Indeed, the losing under Gettleman’s watch will cease. This was the hope. Unfortunately, this has not happened. The Giants have gotten worse under Gettleman’s leadership. 5-11 and 4-12 seasons have roiled some of the smart Giants fans. Especially after Patch Mara fired head coach Pat Shurmur and kept the feckless and feeble minded Dave Gettleman.

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So here we are in 2020. the Giants hired Joe Judge as the new head coach. This hire by the Giants indicates the following: 2020 is a free pass for Judge and the Giants. Regardless of record in 2020, the team is preparing for a 2021 playoff push. Giants owner John Mara is betting on the much maligned Dave Gettleman to continue acquiring quality players like Daniel Jones and Dexter Lawrence. If Gettleman bolsters the roster over the next two years and Judge and his staff coach them up, this is Giants secret sauce for success. Evidently, the thinking within the organization is the Giants had a coaching problem not a talent problem.

Suspend JUDGEment-Giants Hire Joe Judge

Written by: Glenn Warciski

My initial reaction was disgust. Based on the reporting over the last several weeks, clearly, the New York Football Giants were targeting former Baylor and now Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. This stems from Giants beat reporters continuing the bombardment of communications via tweets and posts. Rhule is the Giants guy! Why not? Rhule served as an assistant coach with the Giants in 2012. More importantly, over the last six years, he has rebuilt down trodden college programs Temple and Baylor. Couple all of his impressive achievements with his penchant for analytics, this guy is what the Giants needed. Unfortunately, which has been the case over the last NINE years, the Giants got outmaneuvered by shrewd Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper. He did not allow Rhule to interview elsewhere. Reportedly, Rhule signed a seven year deal worth 60 million with incentives which could be worth 70 million. Wow! This is a lot of money for a first time NFL head coach. Tepper, who vowed to reinvent how an NFL team operates, made this bold move to get his Panthers back on track.

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Prophet’s Point After

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Shurmur’s Last Stand

It was an instant replay of the game with the Eagles 3 weeks ago. Of course, we had to have the driving rain just like in the Monday night game to set the scene. The Eagles have now beat the Giants 7 times in a row and 11 of the last 12. The Giants have also lost 20 of 24 games against the Eagles going back to the 2008 playoff game in Giants Stadium! The Giants have lost the last 8 divisional games against the Eagles and Cowboys. You are headed nowhere if you can’t beat the best 2 teams in your division.

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Dear John Mara

Written by: Paul Burke

Dear John:


I hope you enjoyed the end of another losing season ( three straight double digit losing seasons) in the comfort of your own home while your nemesis rival, and their world renowned classless fans were re-soundly heard cheering them on.


Your team hung on, quite heroically, for 3 quarters vs a seriously compromised roster with, as your HC stated, players who would be backups and much less practice squad players but, oh wait, they were.


John, we are sure you were in your luxury box booth with your Dad when the infamous “miracle in the Meadowlands” occurred. It was very poetic when Fox re-lived that moment only to almost re-live that.

That appeared to be the first time we witnessed your sub sub below .500 winning coach curse on national T.V. as it was the dagger in heart of the incompetence of your NY Football Giants. It was a sign of the dysfunction we have grown accustomed to, like fungus on our feet. It is reflection of, hmmmmmm……trying to put a finger on it?….oh yes the infamous Pisarcik fumble. Oh how history has it’s way of catching up. John, you resemble your Dad. You need a Rozelle intervention. Your Grandmother and Uncle Timmy are not to blame as your Dad ran the show (Good grief are we family counseling versus company counseling?).

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Prophet’s Pulpit-NYG vs Eagles Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Daniel Jones and the Giants were able to take advantage of a decimated Washington Redskins.

Defensive backs Norman, Moreau, and Dunbar were out last week. Nicholson and Collins who were questionable last week are out this week giving you an indication of how beat up the Washington secondary was.

Kudos to Jones for his performance. As Bill Parcells would say, Don’t put him in Canton yet.” Needless to say, Jones has exceeded expectations. if you analyze what he has done you see his major production:

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Time to Move on from Dave Gettleman

Written by: Paul Burke and Glenn Warciski

Writing about the Giants is getting very tiresome and, frankly, taxing for all of us. More than anything, we would love to write about the upward trajectory, meaningful wins, player development, and optimism for the future. The sad reality is there is no signs of improvement with this team overall with the exception of a few young players.

We have sounded the alarm on this site over the course of the season but now you know the state of your franchise is in disrepair when the criticism is coming out internally. Carl Banks came out with his harsh criticism of Bettcher’s scheme as his issue with the defense. He specifically cites the breakdown in coverage and lack of personnel adjustments. Banks’ paycheck is signed by the Giants franchise. In the past he has had some jaded criticism; so it is not something new from him. His criticism certainly has some merit as the coverage breakdowns have been evident all season. Many have written it off due to the youth on the roster, specifically in the secondary. We, however, need to push back on chalking it all the defensive failures due to just the scheme. Indeed, Gettleman has his fingerprints all over this too. Who brought in all these vets and how many of them played under Bettcher’s scheme? Bethea, Bucannon and Golden all had past success with Bettcher’s scheme. They know it well and you would likely believe they would be coaching assets on the field by now. You also have a vet in Ogletree. Why were these vets so available via trade and free agent acquisition? These vets are all castoffs. We’ve witnessed vets like Ogeltree bite on coverage to lead to a wide open TEs or WRs, We’ve seen Bethea bite bad on inside route fake where the WR went to a post route, then Bucannon being tossed aside for an easy TE TD. Since Banks is an insider, we are skeptical as to why he is speaking out and being critical of the coaching staff. We believe this is a tell tale sign that the coaching regime is doomed but the absence of criticism of the personnel is covering for Mara’s eventual decision to retain Gettleman. The recent signing of Riley Dixon is yet another sign and confirmation we are stuck with old Dino Gettleman. It is remarkable that the state of this franchise is at the point where we actually agree with a gasbag like Mike Francesca. He is 100% correct that Mara needs to blow this thing up.

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Prophet’s Point After. NYG 41 Deadskins 35

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants were able to get out to a fast start something that has been foreign to this team. They were able to take advantage of a very poor Redskins defense who’s secondary was decimated coming into the game. The Giants have not been able to get off to a fast start all year as I have documented in these articles. The have been outscored by 61 points in the first quarter this yearcoming into this game.

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A Giant Hollow Win! NYG 41 Washington 35 in OT

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Giants survived.

While having a commanding 14 point lead multiple times against a lowly Redskins team, the Giants squeaked by with an impressive overtime touchdown drive. Yes, they won and one cannot takeaway the performances of Giants QB Daniel Jones 5 TD passes and RB Saquon Barkley’s stellar effort 189 rushing yards and 2 TDs. ( one rushing and one receiving). Let us put this in proper context. They allowed a dog shit team engineer a 99 yard drive which tied the game with 29 seconds left. More importantly, they allowed a washed up Case Keenum look like Joe Theismann.

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Redskins vs NYG Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

As I recapped in my Prophet’s Point After on last Monday, the Giants met a team that was worse than they were. The Dolphins were at the bottom of the league in giving up rushing yards at 141 a game. The Giants ran for 138 yards and Barkley had his first game over 100 yards all year. Barkley got 112 yards on 24 carries for 4.7 YPC. He did it the old-fashioned way. It was his first 100-yard game without a run of 20 yards or more. The game was close at halftime with Miami up 10-7, but the Giants blew it open in the second half. The key play in the game was the safety that put them ahead and gave them the momentum that they never gave back.

The Giants beat the Redskins in week 4 when they played, 24-3. It was Haskins first appearance ever. He had to come in in the middle of the second quarter when Keenum had to come out of the game. It was a gift game for the Gmen as Haskins was not ready for primetime. He was 9 of 17 for 107 yards and 3 interceptions. It was a one-sided mismatch and a gift for the Giants. 

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