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jhamburg
01-23-2012, 04:48 PM
Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him.

I thought this was funny for a few reasons:

1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled

2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doing

DartLax 36
01-23-2012, 04:52 PM
I liked Ross back there. Showed the staff was laying it all on the table, and I just feel safer with hem than I do with blackmon

Desepx
01-23-2012, 04:53 PM
Listen man, every single kick/punt return I hold my breath and want to look away. I wish we had a dangerous and reliable return man. Would be sooooo nice...something to look at for next year. (+ new special teams coach?)

freeoscar
01-23-2012, 04:53 PM
it wasn't funny, I'm sure he was coached that way, which was entirely appropriate for the situation.

BigBlue wins
01-23-2012, 05:00 PM
Listen man, every single kick/punt return I hold my breath and want to look away. I wish we had a dangerous and reliable return man. Would be sooooo nice...something to look at for next year. (+ new special teams coach?)


I really am pleased that the giants have been able to do alright without having Hixon. He was a reliable returner.

Desepx
01-23-2012, 05:02 PM
yea, hixon was a stud for us, missing him for sure.

nhpgiantsfan
01-23-2012, 05:03 PM
I would be fine with a fair catch on every punt. We don't have differnce makers back there anyway. So might as well just make sure that we don't turn it over. I bet Ross was told that due to weather and field contions to not take any chances at all. And I am fine with that.

Gianthunter
01-23-2012, 05:05 PM
Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him. I thought this was funny for a few reasons: 1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled 2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doingHe was doing exactly what he was told to do. Secure field position.

DragonSoul
01-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him.

I thought this was funny for a few reasons:

1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled

2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doingI have no issues with what ross and even cruz did.

They tried to make a move or two, but once it got tight and the way the weather has been, anything could happen, so drop down and get ready for the next play.

rwmcquarters
01-23-2012, 05:07 PM
After the impact that we saw returns have on the game yesterday, I am completely fine with Ross' strategy.
Definitely got a chuckle after about the third time I saw him just be happy to secure the ball.

simms56
01-23-2012, 05:19 PM
Our return game didn't break one all year but at least we have held onto the ball. I am more than fine with Ross's approach. That was good coaching.

TuckYou
01-23-2012, 05:23 PM
Trust Manning with the ball rather then Ross. Fair catch it or do what he did every time. Dont care about returns. We never get anywhere with them.

Gianthunter
01-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him. I thought this was funny for a few reasons: 1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled 2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doingHe was doing exactly what he was told to do. Secure field position.Thats what I said.

SouthernGiant56
01-23-2012, 05:30 PM
I'm definitely nervous on every return, and this was a good strategy to keep possession in miserable playing conditions.

It is frustrating that we can't generate any kind of yardage on our returns, but I am not confident in having Ross back there and letting him try to do something either.

What was even more frustrating yesterday was watching Akers crush the ball past the endzone on every kickoff, while Tynes can barely reach the 5. The result was us always starting at the 20, and SF starting at the 45 several times.

calzonesays
01-23-2012, 05:31 PM
was a good move.

after seeing how the 49ers forced turnovers vs. the Saints its really not worth it staying up trying to get 3-4 more yards vs. fumbling.

TheAngryTuna
01-23-2012, 05:36 PM
Just happy we are not the ones who lost two returns.

Blue daddy
01-23-2012, 05:41 PM
The Giants didn't turn it over and lose the game thats not funny.

JMGGIANTS
01-23-2012, 05:44 PM
Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him. I thought this was funny for a few reasons: 1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled 2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doingHe was doing exactly what he was told to do. Secure field position.Thats what I said.</P>


LOL I see you are having a monologue</P>

BParcells777
01-23-2012, 06:11 PM
I do not think it was Ross's strategy..........our wrs were doing it too and the kick returners

Coughlin must have put the word out for everyone to go to the ground as soon as it became apparent you were about to get nailed to stop the turnovers

GameTime
01-23-2012, 06:16 PM
I do not think it was Ross's strategy..........our wrs were doing it too and the kick returners

Coughlin must have put the word out for everyone to go to the ground as soon as it became apparent you were about to get nailed to stop the turnovers
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no doubt about it......was def a coached thing for sure....</P>

B&RWarrior
01-23-2012, 06:56 PM
give the coaching staff credit, we got here w/o big plays from the kick and punt return team. Against a team like the 49ers better to protect the ball than look to do something we haven't done all year.