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BJacobs aka The Problem
12-16-2012, 06:33 PM
It was apparent from the opening the kickoff, that the New York football Giants were set up to fail coming into this important matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. From the media's constant barrage of Superbowl Pretenders remarks, the lost to the Carolina Panthers the week prior, even after saying they were the better team before the game and the memory of the blowout loss last year in the playoffs; the Falcons came into this game with the fuel they needed to play with an intensity that the Giants were never able to match. This was their statement game, the game they put everyone on notice that they are ready for the playoffs and the road to superbowl is going to have to go through them. Meanwhile, the Giants came into the game with the mentality "We're better with our backs against the wall" and they now suddenly find themselves there, with their backs against the wall, no longer in control of their ability to make the playoffs. They came into the game flat, injured and exhausted after coming down off the high they experienced when they beat the Saints. All of these factors along with the inconsistent play so far this season created the perfect mixture unfortunately setting the Giants up to fail.

GameTime
12-16-2012, 06:34 PM
the only thing you said that is actually a true statement is you mentioned the Giants inconsistent play.
If media coverage is going to affect a teams play then there is something really wrong....

VBGiantsFan
12-16-2012, 06:36 PM
It was apparent from the opening the kickoff, that the New York football Giants were set up to fail coming into this important matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. From the media's constant barrage of Superbowl Pretenders remarks, the lost to the Carolina Panthers the week prior, even after saying they were the better team before the game and the memory of the blowout loss last year in the playoffs; the Falcons came into this game with the fuel they needed to play with an intensity that the Giants were never able to match. This was their statement game, the game they put everyone on notice that they are ready for the playoffs and the road to superbowl is going to have to go through them. Meanwhile, the Giants came into the game with the mentality "We're better with our backs against the wall" and they now suddenly find themselves there, with their backs against the wall, no longer in control of their ability to make the playoffs. They came into the game flat, injured and exhausted after coming down off the high they experienced when they beat the Saints. All of these factors along with the inconsistent play so far this season created the perfect mixture unfortunately setting the Giants up to fail.

Giants still control their destiny. in out guarantees a wildcard

Flip Empty
12-16-2012, 06:42 PM
the only thing you said that is actually a true statement is you mentioned the Giants inconsisten play.
If nedia coverage is goign affect a teams play then there is something really wrong....
This. The media hype is for the fans, not the players.

BJacobs aka The Problem
12-16-2012, 06:47 PM
Yeah, because its never ever used as bulletin board material?

Parademon
12-16-2012, 06:49 PM
Ravens & Eagles will both be happy to see us. They know we are the remedy for what ails them.

Seriously folks, we just need to beat these 2 teams & we should at the very least lock up the 6th seed. We lose either game, goodby playoffs.

Cloud57
12-16-2012, 06:50 PM
I had a feeling that the giants would come out flat today, and I hate it when i'm right. I still think the Falcons suck.

GameTime
12-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Yeah, because its never ever used as bulletin board material?
no its is....but the media didnt create the buzz to make sure the Falcons won.
The Giants played like crap and it wasnt because of an article in the paper

GameTime
12-16-2012, 06:51 PM
I had a feeling that the giants would come out flat today, and I hate it when i'm right. I still think the Falcons suck.
SO ITS YOUR FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

giantsforce
12-16-2012, 06:52 PM
Ravens & Eagles will both be happy to see us. They know we are the remedy for what ails them.

Seriously folks, we just need to beat these 2 teams & we should at the very least lock up the 6th seed. We lose either game, goodby playoffs.We just said good bye to the playoffs today. You just do not want to accept it. mathematically we are still alive, but in reality, with this coaching staff, we will lay an egg for the last 2 games. The typical 2nd half Coughlin collapse.

BJacobs aka The Problem
12-17-2012, 09:39 AM
no its is....but the media didnt create the buzz to make sure the Falcons won.
The Giants played like crap and it wasnt because of an article in the paper

My point isn't just about the media. Yes the media helped provide some motivation to the Falcons, but that wasn't only the only reason for what we observed yesterday.

My point was the fact that everything pretty much paved the way for the Falcons to come out extremely motivated and to play this game with a high intensity, while the Giants seemed like flat, emotionless and completely unmotivated. If you were told that one of those teams were playing for a playoff spot and had to win to stay ahead in their division, you would have thought that it was the Falcons who were that team. You could see it from the opening kickoff, the interception which allowed them short field to score the touchdown and right after the missed field goal. The Giants just seemed completely lackadaisical and it looked like the Falcons were the team playing to get into the playoffs.

Everything just seemed like it was in favor of the Falcons coming out strong and the Giants coming out flat and that is what pretty much happened.

Another thing that really bugged the crap out of me was the fact that it seemed like the team just gave up early during the game.

GameTime
12-17-2012, 09:42 AM
My point isn't just about the media. Yes the media helped provide some motivation to the Falcons, but that wasn't only the only reason for what we observed yesterday.

My point was the fact that everything pretty much paved the way for the Falcons to come out extremely motivated and to play this game with a high intensity, while the Giants seemed like flat, emotionless and completely unmotivated. If you were told that one of those teams were playing for a playoff spot and had to win to stay ahead in their division, you would have thought that it was the Falcons who were that team. You could see it from the opening kickoff, the interception which allowed them short field to score the touchdown and right after the missed field goal. The Giants just seemed completely lackadaisical and it looked like the Falcons were the team playing to get into the playoffs.

Everything just seemed like it was in favor of the Falcons coming out strong and the Giants coming out flat and that is what pretty much happened.

Another thing that really bugged the crap out of me was the fact that it seemed like the team just gave up early during the game.
what you say is certainly true about the flat part. But the set up to fail thing is all heresay.
The Giants for some reason cant get their **** together and give up way too early. Even in the 3rd quarter down by 17 or whatever they have 0 sense of urgency...****ing 0. No huddle shoudl have been a no brainer there.....absoultely atrocious play and even worse coaching yesterday IMO....

BJacobs aka The Problem
12-17-2012, 10:17 AM
what you say is certainly true about the flat part. But the set up to fail thing is all heresay.
The Giants for some reason cant get their **** together and give up way too early. Even in the 3rd quarter down by 17 or whatever they have 0 sense of urgency...****ing 0. No huddle shoudl have been a no brainer there.....absoultely atrocious play and even worse coaching yesterday IMO....

100% agree. The lack of urgency had me cursing at my TV.

Was it me or did it seem like there were absolute no adjustments made on offense? I could have swore I seen the Falcons play off on our WR's, with the LB's playing very close to the line and it seemed like that wasn't exposed at all. I kept saying to myself, why aren't they using quick passes in the middle of the field? And where the hell was the quick WR screens? Gilbride loves those things. If there ever was a time for that, this would have been it. There were no double moves to make the CB's pay for watching the QB instead of the WR's and the seam pass was non-existent.

I'm no football expert, but I could swear I seen holes in that falcon scheme that the Giants never took advantage of.