“Patch” Mara!

Written by: Glenn Warciski

This mess is all on you John “Patch” Mara.   The NYGunderground.com will continue to use the nickname Patch when referring to John Mara.   Why Patch?  As a result of his band-aid decisions, this once proud franchise has become the worst team in the NFL.  His flawed thinking has produced a ripple effect.  Consequently, the Giants have become irrelevant.

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Prophet’s Pulpit- Thursday Night Edition. Giants vs Eagles.

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

I apologize that I don’t have time on the short week to do a full breakdown of last week’s game. There is a lot to talk about there especially incompetent officials. It was a bit of a turning point. As much as OBJ’s bus driving in public is inexcusable, the team showed a real spark for the first time all year. Eli attempted to throw deep to Beckham and he did with 14 targets. 

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Prophet’s Pulpit- Week 5 NYG vs Carolina Preview & Prediction

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Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

Everyone in America thought the game with the Saints would be a shootout. It turned out to be anything but. The Saints ended up cracking 30 points but the Giants were in their familiar less than 20 point game. The defense played well and kept them in the game forcing the Saints to kick 4 field goals. However the supreme weapon Kamara was unstoppable rushing for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had 47 receiving yards to add to the rushing. Continue reading

Shurmur: Give Up The Play Calling!!

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Letdown!  After making positive strides offensively versus the Texans, Pat Shurmur’s offense disintegrated against a woeful Saints defense.  This is the same Saints defense which  allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons to score 48 and 37 points respectively.  Unfortunately,  Shurmur’s Giants could only put up 10 points.  The last 8 points were scored in garbage time.  Speaking of garbage, Shurmur’s team is playing like trash.  His special teams and offensive line stinks.  It is time for him to devote more time in overseeing the offensive line and special teams.  Both areas, without question, need serious improvement.  And relinquish the play calling duties to offensive coordinator Mike Shula. Continue reading

Prophet’s Pulpit-Week 4 NYG vs Saints Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca”

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What a difference a week makes. The Giants saved their season with a gutty performance on the road. Who knew that exchanging Chad Wheeler at right tackle for Ereck, one of the greatest Jerry draft busts of all time picked at #9 overall, Flowers would make such a dramatic difference. The Giants were able to run the ball. They ran for 115 yards after averaging 74.5 yards in the first 2 games. They scored on their first 4 possessions of the first half. This allowed Shurmer to use Barkley the way everyone anticipated that he would be used when he was drafted #2 overall. He was not Captain Checkdown catching 15 passes like he did in week 1. Barkley didn’t score but he had over 100 yards receiving. Eli was the “Good Eli” completing 86% of his passes for 297 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 picks. They won the time of possession battle at 35:30 minutes which is the most for the Gmen in a long time.

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A Giant Win: Shurmur Makes Corrections

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Written by: Glenn Warciski and Paul Burke

Credit Giants head coach Pat Shrumur for making necessary corrections in order to get his Giants on the winning track.  A week ago,  I was critical about the state of the team and the awful 0-2 start.  Yesterday versus the Texans,  he had his team prepared and ready to play.  Indeed, it showed with an impressive road win over the Texans 27-22.

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Week 3 Preview & Prediction-Giants vs Texans.

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Written by:  Tony “The Prophet”  Yantosca

The main thing that I got right last week was that the game was going to be low scoring and go under. It was a very disappointing Giants appearance and now indicative of what the rest of the season is going to look like. The Giants had played well against Jacksonville and had some chances to win that game. Last week we saw the regression to the Jerry Reese drafting and the McAdoo play calling. The Giants couldn’t run the ball. They ran for 35 yards. The offensive line collapsed as bad as it did at any time last year. The right side was already horrific. There was a big blow when Halapio hurt his ankle during the game and now is out for the year. Gettleman stupidly traded away Brett Jones to Minnesota to save some cap money, $3.9M vs. $555,000 for Halapio. I have been screaming for years that the Gmen never have any OL depth. Even though it is early they are essentially done for the year. Continue reading

Prophet’s Pulpit- Week 2 NYG vs DAL- Preview & Prediction.

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

The Giants acquitted themselves well vs the Jaguars with everything considered. They had to work out the preseason rust as the starters play very little in these meaningless games. They were never really out of this game. OBJ is back to normal form with 11 catches for 111 yards. However the Jaguars D with Ramsey kept him out of the end zone. Barkley came as advertised with 106 yards and a sparkling 68 yard run for a touchdown. He had 5.9 yards/carry, which is excellent. I think what we saw from Barkley will be typical. He will have shorter runs and then a long scamper that will help the average. We saw that at Penn State also. The Jags D with maybe the best linebacker corps in the league kept Engram along with the safeties to 2 catches for 18 yards. We had the obligatory Eli pick. This one hurt as Myles Jack, one of the best LB’s in the league, took the pick to the house. It was actually the difference in the game. Continue reading