Monday Morning Giants- Dallas 35 NYG 10

Super Barkley

Written by: Glenn Warciski and Paul Burke

Ugh! The more things change with the Giants team the more they remain the same. The arch rival Dallas Cowboys mauled the Giants 35-10. We are not counting the garbage touchdown scored by the Giants late in the game. Another Sunday and yet again another Giants loss. Chew on this Giants fans. 4 losses in a row dating back to last year. Going back to 2012, 47-67 overall record and 16-27 record in the NFC East. This is a franchise in crisis! To make matters worse, this 2019 Giants team, clearly overmatched, could not stay toe to toe with a much better Cowboys team. With so much optimism entering this season and a proclamation made by Giants GM Dave Gettleman, “Check the Resume” and “Trust Me”- blew up like an imprecation in his face. Albeit, we are not surprised, because if you read our prediction post; well, we think this is a 5 win team. We were surprised they played this poorly on offense and defense.

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Prophet’s Pulpit-NYG vs Cowboys Week 1 Preview & Prediction

Written by: Tony "The Prophet" Yantosca

Prophet Bleeds Blue

This is the 5th year that I am embarking on previewing and predicting Giants games with “The Prophet’s Pulpit”. I want to thank Glenn at nygunderground.com for giving me the opportunity. I have been a Giants’ fan since 1960 when I started watching them as a 7 year old. That was also the first year of the AFL. This is my 60th year of watching the NFL and I am grateful for that. I have witnessed “real” football and not the watered down product of today. I also do not want to see anyone get hurt. I have seen every Super Bowl and every big game like: The Immaculate Reception, the Ice Bowl, The Catch, The Fumble, The Tuck Rule, The Sea of Hands game, The Heidi Bowl, The Holy Roller, Miracle at the Meadowlands 1&2, The Fog Bowl, The Hail Mary, The Epic in Miami, (that was the best game ever until the Rams/Chiefs game this year), Music City Miracle, The Comeback, Ambush at Mile High, et. al. So I try to bring some history to this post. 

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Monday Morning Giants-(MMG) Giants and Pythagorean Theorem

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Written by: Glenn Warciski

Last season, the Giants posted a dismal 5-11 record.  Although they won 5 games,  the Giants had a 4-8 record in one score games.  In other words, their overall outcome of total wins could have been better.  On the other hand,  we have pointed out here on the NYGunderground.com,  the Giants were able to make games closer by scoring points in garbage time.  And,  in four out of their 5 wins,  they defeated teams playing backup quarterback. (49ers, Bears, Bucs, and Redskins).  Perhaps, the Giants record could have been worse.  Furthermore, we have suggested Eli Manning is the main reason for the offensive struggles.  However, on the contrary,   Giants GM Dave Gettleman bristled at Eli Manning being the problem for the offensive woes, calling it a crock.  In turn, Gettleman blamed his defensive unit for being the culprit.  This message has been parroted by some of lemmings who cover the team.  Is this true?  Or is it propaganda spewed by Gettleman?  Is all the aforementioned reasoning anecdotal?  This got me thinking.  So what can we learn about 2018 Giants and this upcoming season? Continue reading

Monday Morning Giants-MMG- Daniel Jones Quandary.

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is all the rave.  Deservedly so with his impressive performances in his first two preseason games.  With Jones exceeding expectations thus far, albeit against back ups,  the Giants are in the midst of a quarterback quandary.  Couple Jones’ play with  recent comments made by Giants owner John Kevin Mara,  whether they like it or not,  Jones is making a push to be the starting quarterback. Continue reading

Prophet’s Pulpit-Giants Manifesto

Written by: Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

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Prophet with LT.

I thought  on 12/4/17, one of the greatest days in New York Football Giants History, the Giants’ road for the future would get better. That was the day that the Giants, after a decade of bad draft picks and personnel moves, finally fired Jerry “Reach” Reese. I could not have been more wrong.  I thought highly of Gettleman because he was with the Giants before, and would be able to turn things around.  It is my belief, he has turned out to be a disaster.  Now, I can see why he was thrown out of Carolina. He is very arrogant and pompous. He has made moves in his short tenure that rival the mistakes of Reese. I know that there is a lot of “coach speak” before the draft, but it seems like whatever Gettleman said, the opposite was true!

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Daniel “Flash” Jones: A Positive First Impression

Written by: Glenn Warciski

5 for 5 and a TD!   Although it is preseason and only one series,  Giants 2019 first round pick QB Daniel Jones provided much needed excitement for a frustrated fan base and beleaguered front office.  Jones provided hope.  As Andy Dufrense  from the Shawshank Redemption quipped, “Hope is a good thing,  maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Continue reading

Preseason Begins: Focus on Football

Written by: Glenn Warciski

Back to School.  Back to Football.

The New York Football Giants begin their preseason vs the New York Jets on Thursday night.   Finally, we can focus on football.  Needless to say, this has been a tumultuous off season for the Giants.   As of the writing of this post,  WFAN’s Mike Francesa will not broadcast from Giants camp.   This is unprecedented.  Francesa, a staunch Giants supporter, appears to be marginalized by the Giants.  This is as a result of his sharp criticism of the team.  Francesa claims embattled Giants GM David Gettleman refused to do an interview with him.  Continue reading

The Giants & Analytics

analyticsWritten by: Glenn Warciski and Paul Burke

The analytics community put the spotlight on the New York Football Giants in April 2018.  After selecting Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick,  Giants GM Dave Gettleman defended his decision about selecting Barkley,  “We all had such a conviction on this kid that at the end of the day … the only reason that pick wasn’t in at 9:58 was because we had to wait until the five-minute mark,” Gettleman said. “Otherwise it would have been in.”  Gettleman goes further by stating;  that he did not have any interest in trading out of the No. 2 pick, something he tried to make clear before the draft. “People call you and they want the second pick of the draft for a bag of donuts, a hot pretzel and a hot dog,” Gettleman explained during his press conference. “Leave me alone. I don’t have time to screw around.”  Acid breath was not finished.

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