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Bigbluereckingcrew
02-25-2012, 01:42 PM
Here is my top five and it may surprise many of you.

1) The Saints....IMHO the most dangerous team in the NFL esspecislly at home. We do not match up well against their skill players (not many do)

2) The niners...their defense is ready, they just need a qb and they will be very hard to beat (and a kick returned for that matter)

3) The Packers....Offense is off the charts but their defense needs some work. Unlike the saints however, I feel we match up better against the pack

4) The Eagles (you knew it was coming)....What can I say, extremely talented team that just can't get it together.....but if they do, watch out

5) Steelers....always a competing team, smash mouth style offense and aggressive defense make them formatable every year


Left outs....the pats, I think they are in the decline, Broncos, tebow has a while before they can threaten

Gmenfan87
02-25-2012, 01:45 PM
Plaxico shooting himself in the leg. I still think we would be a considered a dynasty right now if that didn't happen.

Giants10Joe
02-25-2012, 01:52 PM
Plaxico shooting himself in the leg. I still think we would be a considered a dynasty right now if that didn't happen.

I disagree. If Plax doesn't shoot himself, MAYBE we win in 2008. But we definitely don't win in 2011. Plax still on the team means no Nicks and/or no Cruz. It also means we win more than 8 games in 2009, draft later, and JPP might not fall to us in the draft.

Giants10Joe
02-25-2012, 01:57 PM
1) The Saints....IMHO the most dangerous team in the NFL esspecislly at home. We do not match up well against their skill players (not many do)

I think the Saints have to be the favorite to win the Super Bowl this year. As you said, they are unbeatable at home. If they can win enough road games to get the number 1 seed, then they will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs, including (for the first time ever) in the Super Bowl. Can you imagine how crazy and loud the Superdome would be if the Saints made it to the Super Bowl? That would be such a huge advantage for the Saints.


3) The Packers....Offense is off the charts but their defense needs some work. Unlike the saints however, I feel we match up better against the pack

The Packers are my number 2 pick to win the Super Bowl. I expect their defense to bounce back this year. Their defense played very well in 2010 when they won the Super Bowl. Also, most of their key players are young so they'll be good for a long time.

ru_gmen55
02-25-2012, 02:04 PM
I agree with your list for the most part. I don't think you can count out the Cowboys for next year. I know it's easy to brush them to the side considering they have a tendency to choke and shoot themselves in the foot....but they have a very talented offense, and Romo had the best year of his career last season in my opinion. Even in the two losses to the Giants, he looked pretty damn good. The NFC East is going to be tough to win next season. I have faith, though. It's evident that the Giants have both a good offensive and defensive core now. Just gotta improve the o-line and bolster up the depth at certain positions, and they should be one of the more balanced teams in the league.

Voldamort
02-25-2012, 02:04 PM
1. The Giants themselves (Heart)(Drive)
2.History
3.Staying Healthy
4.Getting some breaks
5.Keeping the team together,don't let the media,fan's and ref's get you down salary cap!

NYGRealityCheck
02-25-2012, 02:09 PM
1. The Giants themselves (Heart)(Drive)
2.History
3.Staying Healthy
4.Getting some breaks
5.Keeping the team together,don't let the media,fan's and ref's get you down salary cap!

Yea those ACL injuries are looking like a major threat at No. 3... nice one... lol

nhpgiantsfan
02-25-2012, 02:10 PM
Can't worry about other teams. </P>


1. Injuries</P>


2. weak offensive line</P>


3. poor running game </P>


4. inconsistand LB play</P>


5. continuing to rely on Eli to take us down the field for a score in the final minutes of every game.</P>


</P>


#5 could be number 1. The year he had in the 4th quarter was unbelievable. But this team needs to learn how to put teams away. They can't expect Eli to be a magician in the final minutes every week.</P>

Gimaniac
02-25-2012, 02:12 PM
Can't worry about other teams. </P>


1. Injuries</P>


2. weak offensive line</P>


3. poor running game </P>


4. inconsistand LB play</P>


5. continuing to rely on Eli to take us down the field for a score in the final minutes of every game.</P>


*</P>


#5 could be number 1.* The year he had in the 4th quarter was unbelievable.* But this team needs to learn how to put teams away.* They can't expect Eli to be a magician in the final minutes every week.</P>

All 5 of there were true this year and we still won it all.

miken609
02-25-2012, 02:51 PM
1. Eli going to a club with his boys and accidentally shooting himself in the thigh.

2. Nicks staying out late with Bradshaw and getting injured because he couldn't wake up in time for pregame.

3. Bradshaw staying out late with Nicks and getting caught by TC and missing the first half of all the games as a result.

4. JPP getting injured.

5. TC throwing the challenge flag too frequently.

jakegibbs
02-25-2012, 03:03 PM
Here is my top five and it may surprise many of you.

1) The Saints....IMHO the most dangerous team in the NFL esspecislly at home. We do not match up well against their skill players (not many do)

2) The niners...their defense is ready, they just need a qb and they will be very hard to beat (and a kick returned for that matter)

3) The Packers....Offense is off the charts but their defense needs some work. Unlike the saints however, I feel we match up better against the pack

4) The Eagles (you knew it was coming)....What can I say, extremely talented team that just can't get it together.....but if they do, watch out

5) Steelers....always a competing team, smash mouth style offense and aggressive defense make them formatable every year


Left outs....the pats, I think they are in the decline, Broncos, tebow has a while before they can threaten

1) Cap Room to resign all key players & keep this team together (WR, DL especially)
2) Key FA aquisitions to fill the non key players they loose due to not being able to resign
3) 2012 Schedule is brutal ranks #1 toughest schedule in the league
4) O line has to play better than it did last season big threat to keep Eli consecutive game streak alive a well
5) Tom Couphlin's health. He's getting up there in age. I know I'm from same generation. Seems like every month someone else I've known for years health has took a turn downward. Old age has a way of being brutal to you at times. Hope that worm doesn't turn for ole Tom. It's a young man's game but Tom seems to get the most out of those youngsters. Go Blue Go.

gmen46
02-25-2012, 04:22 PM
Can't worry about other teams. </P>


1. Injuries</P>


2. weak offensive line</P>


3. poor running game </P>


4. inconsistand LB play</P>


5. continuing to rely on Eli to take us down the field for a score in the final minutes of every game.</P>


*</P>


#5 could be number 1.* The year he had in the 4th quarter was unbelievable.* But this team needs to learn how to put teams away.* They can't expect Eli to be a magician in the final minutes every week.</P>

All 5 of there were true this year and we still won it all.

You are so right.

In fact, these were all reasons many Giants fans were saying would prevent us from making the playoffs THIS year--until after Week 17.

Giants10Joe
02-25-2012, 04:28 PM
1. Eli going to a club with his boys and accidentally shooting himself in the thigh.

2. Nicks staying out late with Bradshaw and getting injured because he couldn't wake up in time for pregame.

3. Bradshaw staying out late with Nicks and getting caught by TC and missing the first half of all the games as a result.

4. JPP getting injured.

5. TC throwing the challenge flag too frequently.

You forgot about TC getting injured again in another sideline play.

Bigbluereckingcrew
02-25-2012, 05:02 PM
Here is my top five and it may surprise many of you.

1) The Saints....IMHO the most dangerous team in the NFL esspecislly at home. We do not match up well against their skill players (not many do)

2) The niners...their defense is ready, they just need a qb and they will be very hard to beat (and a kick returned for that matter)

3) The Packers....Offense is off the charts but their defense needs some work. Unlike the saints however, I feel we match up better against the pack

4) The Eagles (you knew it was coming)....What can I say, extremely talented team that just can't get it together.....but if they do, watch out

5) Steelers....always a competing team, smash mouth style offense and aggressive defense make them formatable every year


Left outs....the pats, I think they are in the decline, Broncos, tebow has a while before they can threaten

1) Cap Room to resign all key players & keep this team together (WR, DL especially)
2) Key FA aquisitions to fill the non key players they loose due to not being able to resign
3) 2012 Schedule is brutal ranks #1 toughest schedule in the league
4) O line has to play better than it did last season big threat to keep Eli consecutive game streak alive a well
5) Tom Couphlin's health. He's getting up there in age. I know I'm from same generation. Seems like every month someone else I've known for years health has took a turn downward. Old age has a way of being brutal to you at times. Hope that worm doesn't turn for ole Tom. It's a young man's game but Tom seems to get the most out of those youngsters. Go Blue Go.

YES, these are also major concerns...I love the idea of a salary cap but they can destroy a championship teamteam

nhpgiantsfan
02-25-2012, 05:56 PM
Can't worry about other teams. </P>


1. Injuries</P>


2. weak offensive line</P>


3. poor running game </P>


4. inconsistand LB play</P>


5. continuing to rely on Eli to take us down the field for a score in the final minutes of every game.</P>


</P>


#5 could be number 1. The year he had in the 4th quarter was unbelievable. But this team needs to learn how to put teams away. They can't expect Eli to be a magician in the final minutes every week.</P>


All 5 of there were true this year and we still won it all.</P>


I understand those were issues this year. That's why I wrote them. I am as happy as the next guy about our championship. But you have to admit weweren't anywhere close to the best teams in football during the regular season this year. This team needs to play more consistent football. You can't just stay status quo and expect to get red hot at the rigth time every year. That just doesn't happen. People are talking about Eli getting 3 more rings??? The QB's with 3 or more rings played on dominant teams. Bradshaw, Montana, Aikman, those teams were unstoppable. </P>

SweetZombieJesus
02-25-2012, 06:30 PM
I will focus internally, because as we have learned the Giants can beat ANYBODY.

1) The O-line. 2008 was the time action should have been taken as we knew they were at their peak. Diehl has faltered especially at LT. Just about the only top-notch lineman we have is Snee. The line needs to be blown up -- when Jacobs can't get a hole up the gut, and Eli gets destroyed like in SF, it's a miracle the team went anywhere with the line as it is constituted.

2) Osi. Once again having a platoon of pass rushers wins a SB but Osi is at the downside of his career and has probably worked his way out of town, and that's ignoring if the team can even afford him at a reduced rate in the first place. So now we're back to trying to find a super-sub DE (and I hated the JPP pick, LMAO).

3) RBs. Bradshaw's on 2 bad legs and he's past the usual shelf life for most RBs. Jacobs is DONE. Part of the blame goes to the line, but time to move on with some young talent. Maybe keep Bradshaw for another year or two but time for new blood.

4) Secondary. We've got some old guys, and a lot of injured guys, and very few signed. There could be a lot of turmoil here. Does T2 recover and look anything like his old self, and do we sign him. There's a shoebox full of question marks.

5) WR. Manningham's probably gone so somebody needs to step up at #3. Having Nicks &amp; Cruz is a nice luxury to have, but Nicks has gotten injured a lot and we are probably going to see a 4 game stretch where Cruz is the only guy out there and he'll be doubled, so guys are going to have to climb the depth chart and show some moxy.

and, a bonus

6) TE. Our TE corps got decimated, hard to say if any of them come back or what we will have back there.