PDA

View Full Version : NY GIANTS: FIVE MOST SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT THE REGULAR SEASON



RoanokeFan
01-03-2012, 12:56 PM
NY GIANTS: FIVE MOST SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT THE REGULAR SEASON (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/1/3/2679061/new-york-giants-season-review-victor-cruz-perry-fewell-jacquian-williams-kevin-gilbride)

"As the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
prepare for Sunday's first-round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/atlanta-falcons) I
thought I would take a really quick look at the regular season. Here, briefly,
are the five most surprising things about the Giants 2011 regular season.

<span>Victor Cruz -- How
much more can we say about Cruz? The guy has been incredible. He has
salsa-danced his way into the hearts of Giants' fans, and into the history
books. You know you have made it when guys start imitating your touchdown dance,
which has happened with Cruz on multiple occasions this season.</span> <span>The Giants finished last
in the league in rushing -- How does that happen with Tom Coughlin as
head coach? Even more amazingly, how in the world did the Giants finish last in
the league in rushing AND make the playoffs?</span> <span><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/131487/jacquian-williams">Jacquian
Williams</a> was their best rookie -- Anybody who said they saw that coming
is lying. Eyebrows were raised by draft analysts everywhere when the Giants
selected Williams in the sixth round -- most people thought Williams was UDFA
material. There is a long way to go before he gets there, but Williams might --
just might, not will -- end up being the best linebacker the Giants have drafted
since Jesse Armstead.</span> <span>The Giants lost to
Seattle once, Washington twice and still made the playoffs -- If you are
like me you spent a good chunk of the season thinking that, ultimately, that
early-season loss to the Seahawks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/seattle-seahawks) was the
one that would doom the Giants to a third straight playoff-less season. As for
the two losses to the Redskins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins)? Just
think how good that Washington team has a chance to be if Mike Shanahan can ever
find a real quarterback. Watch out for the Redskins if Shanahan is able to use
Washington's stockpile of draft picks to trade for Sam Bradford (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108591/sam-bradford)
of St. Louis.</span> <span>Perry Fewell took more
heat from fans and the media this season than Kevin Gilbride -- Rip the
coordinator is one of the favorite pastimes of Giants' fans -- only that is
usually reserved for Gilbride on the offensive side of the ball. This season,
though, Fewell has gone from a guy many saw as a potential Coughlin successor to
a guy many fans would like run out of town. Gilbride has pretty much gotten a
pass as his offense carried Fewell's defense most of the
season."</span>

Razur
01-03-2012, 04:47 PM
Always good posts..and this is no exception. How ever I'm not so sure that Fewell taking heat over Gilbride was a surprise...As you have pointed out the fans here will ( moi included ), jump right down the throat of Coordinator, when their team isn't performing week after week, as was the case for Fewell's team earlier this season..I am not in the know, but that he ( Fewell ) was considered a potential for HC, is actually the shocker to me. In any case your insights are always good readin. Thanks

RoanokeFan
01-03-2012, 04:49 PM
I'm happy to see the progression of Williams more than anything else on the list. We are desperate for improved play at line backer RIGHT NOW and I think he's going to prove to be a keeper.

MikeIsaGiant
01-03-2012, 04:50 PM
Shanahan trading picks for Bradford? Is that serious? Bradford will remain a Ram IMO.

Razur
01-03-2012, 04:54 PM
I'm happy to see the progression of Williams more than anything else on the list.* We are desperate for improved play at line backer RIGHT NOW and I think he's going to prove to be a keeper.


Agreed, and what better "teacher " then hands-on as a rook !!!! Counting on the vets to help him stay calm throughout post season...

C1010
01-03-2012, 05:11 PM
What amazes me about these rookies (especially of of the LB's) is that they have contributed despite not having an offseason and have been pretty much learning as they go.

TuckYou
01-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Shanahan trading picks for Bradford? Is that serious? Bradford will remain a Ram IMO.</P>


Yeah, where the hell did that come from? Are they suggesting Rams take Griffen III at #2? Keep Clemmons?</P>


Bradford is a solid QB, just needs ANYTHING around him. Get him Blackmon or Kaliland see what happens. </P>

BigBlue2010
01-03-2012, 05:25 PM
I think this is a very bad list. A lot of people were high in Cruz after last preseason and loved Williams's athleticism/potential before this season. Many, Many, Many of us have been very upset with our running game and have worried about our oline. It's impossible to look back and guess, but I'd say #4 would be most surprising.

RoanokeFan
01-03-2012, 05:29 PM
What amazes me about these rookies (especially of of the LB's) is that they have contributed despite not having an offseason and have been pretty much learning as they go.


I was pleasantly surprised when Williams got a sack Sunday