Rebuild is Here; Farewell OBJ

Written by: Paul Burke

The Mara’s Giants have never been equated with the phrase bold.   Continue reading

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Good Riddance Vernon; Our take on Collins

Written by:  Glenn Warciski,  Andy Furman, Paul Burke

Wag the Dog!   After the Giants allowed former safety Landon Collins to become an unrestricted free agent,  Giants GM Dave Gettleman was facing a firestorm of criticism.  Outcry from many fans,  How can you let go of your best defensive player?  What is wrong with Gettleman?   Well, ahead of the new league year which begins on March 13, the Giants leaked the trade of  embattled defensive end Olivier Vernon to the Browns in exchange for guard Kevin Zeitler.   For now,  the Collins story has shifted to good news about getting rid of Vernon.  In addition,  in this trade the Giants and Browns swapped draft picks.  The Giants will send a fourth-round pick (No. 132) in exchange for a fifth-round pick (No. 155) from the Browns to complete the deal.

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Giants Still A Mess!

 

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Written by: Glenn Warciski

New York Football Giants management continues to behave badly. It is March 1, 2019. Incredulously, we still do not know who will be under center when the new season begins in September. This is a slap in Eli Manning’s face. Mara, Tisch, Gettleman et al. What are you thinking? As I wrote in January, it is about money. Will Eli Manning be willing to take a pay cut to stay on?  This is the delay.  It is time to declare whether Eli will be the starting quarterback.  Stop dawdling already!  The Giants have to do the following:

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Cowboys 36 NYG 35

Written by: Glenn Warciski

The LOSING continues!   Up by seven points, late in the 4th quarter(1:12 left to be precise), it appeared the Giants would secure their sixth victory of this miserable 2018 season.  Not so fast.  The Giants sieve defense could not stop Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.  With three starting offensive lineman not playing and no Zeke Elliott in the game,  the Cowboys had difficulty running the football -51 yards on the ground.  But it was Prescott who overcame adversity.  Under pressure on 4th and 15 on the Giants 32 yard line,  Prescott evaded the rush and threw an accurate touchdown pass to  WR Cole Beasley.  Giants 35 Cowboys 34.   Then a successful 2 point conversion to WR Michael Gallup to put the Cowboys ahead 36-35.   Wait.  There was still  69 seconds left and Dallas was flagged for taunting which was enforced on the ensuing kickoff.   I was waiting for Eli Manning to lead his Giants to a come from behind victory against arch rival Dallas.  The Giants had the ball with 1:09 seconds left on their own 48 yard line.  20 yards needed to get “Mr. Automatic” Aldrick Rosas in field goal range.  What happens?   Our once star quarterback could not get the job done.  3 crappy passes and one pass well defended fell incomplete.  Instead of a thrilling win to end this season,  the Giants are losers! Continue reading

Prophet’s Pulpit-Cowboys vs NYG Preview & Prediction

Written by:  Tony “The Prophet”  Yantosca

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Well here we come to the end of the 2018 Giants campaign. Expectations were high early in the year. The bane of existence for a decade of Giants’ fans, Jerry Reese was fired.  We had a new coach from a successful program. We got a familiar face for a GM in Gettleman. When the smoked cleared and by the time the Christmas presents were opened, it was another season of opportunity lost. It was another lost season for Eli who does not have many good ones left at all. The offensive line started out worse than last year and got better but still has a long way to go as a bottom ranked group. There are only 13 players left on the 2018 team from last year. That is an issue in itself because good teams have a level of cohesion from players working together over time.

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Colts 28 NYG 27

Written by: Paul Burke

Merry Christmas!  Our pathetic Giants were in the gift giving mood.  Another late game collapse.  Another December loss.  Since 2013, the Giants are 11-15 in the month of December.   The losses continue to pile up.  Over the last 5 years, the Giants have lost 10 games or more FOUR times.  Again bleak times.  How bleak?  In Giants’ infamous history,  from 1970 til 1980 ( labeled the Wilderness Years), the Giants lost 10 or more games SEVEN times. Undoubtedly, we are in the 21st Century Wilderness years.  Takeaway  Super Bowl 46, this has been a decade of despair.  Nonetheless, we are not going to go too deep in on this recap as we respect your mental health as well as, we hope, our own.

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Prophet’s Pulpit-Colts vs Giants Preview & Prediction

Written by:  Tony “The Prophet” Yantosca

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The Giants couldn’t do anything right vs the Titans last week. They were not playing a replacement quarterback against whom they have feasted to get their few wins this season. Not that Mariota is Joe Montana, but he is an experience signal caller.  Beckham was out for the second game in a row. I went back and looked how many games he has missed and it is 19 going on 20 as he is not playing this week. That is 25% of all his games so far. That’s a ton of games for someone who just got paid the mother lode. Their offense is not the same without him. Engram is the big recipient of targets in his absence. He had 12 targets, the most for both teams, and caught 8 for 75 yards.  Eight different pass catchers caught at least 1 pass. Shepard disappeared only catching 2 balls on 9 targets. The Giants then rely on Barkley and he had one of his worst games as the Giants OL could not manage much push against the Titans defensive front. Barkley just had 31 yards on the ground and 25 yards through the air, only catching 4 of his 10 targets.

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Looking Ahead to 2019: REBUILD

Written by: Paul Burke

 

 

We can now start focusing on the offseason, now that we have moved past the nonsense and noise about clinging to the scraps of hope for the 2018 season. We will explore what is needed and what should be the plan moving forward with a thin roster of core players. There is no doubt they have the skill players to compete and create mismatches. It is the core of interior as well as key role players that move the needle from the bottom dwellers of the league to the legitimate contenders of the league. Continue reading