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NYgirl10
02-02-2012, 08:30 PM
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<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">They won't be as successful as the Ravens. Brady threw 19 passes to Gronkowski and Hernandez on Sunday and completed 12 for 153 yards and no touchdowns. Against the Broncos, the tight ends combined for 14 catches, 200 yards and four touchdowns. Hernandez and Gronkowski caught 12 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' win over the Patriots earlier this season. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">In some ways, the Giants won't have what the Ravens had in matching up against the two tight ends. What the Ravens did was try to match a cornerback, sometimes 6-foot-2 </FONT><FONT color=#000000 face="Arial Unicode MS">Jimmy Smith</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13963/jimmy-smith)<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS"><FONT color=#000000>,</FONT> against either Hernandez or Gronkowski. The Giants' corners are 5-foot-11 or 6-0, so they don't have the one big corner to take away the tall Pats tight ends. Instead of matching up in man, they may try to bracket the tight ends with a linebacker or corner underneath and a safety on top. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


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Firenugget
02-03-2012, 06:49 AM
I think they may try to copy and paste them to death.[;)]

Kruunch
02-03-2012, 09:00 AM
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<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">*They won't be as successful as the Ravens. Brady threw 19 passes to Gronkowski and Hernandez on Sunday and completed 12 for 153 yards and no touchdowns. Against the Broncos, the tight ends combined for 14 catches, 200 yards and four touchdowns. Hernandez and Gronkowski caught 12 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' win over the Patriots earlier this season. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">In some ways, the Giants won't have what the Ravens had in matching up against the two tight ends. What the Ravens did was try to match a cornerback, sometimes 6-foot-2 </FONT><FONT color=#000000 face="Arial Unicode MS">Jimmy Smith</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13963/jimmy-smith)<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS"><FONT color=#000000>,</FONT> against either Hernandez or Gronkowski. The Giants' corners are 5-foot-11 or 6-0, so they don't have the one big corner to take away the tall Pats tight ends. Instead of matching up in man, they may try to bracket the tight ends with a linebacker or corner underneath and a safety on top. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


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Kick him in the ankle?

Kruunch
02-03-2012, 09:00 AM
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<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">*They won't be as successful as the Ravens. Brady threw 19 passes to Gronkowski and Hernandez on Sunday and completed 12 for 153 yards and no touchdowns. Against the Broncos, the tight ends combined for 14 catches, 200 yards and four touchdowns. Hernandez and Gronkowski caught 12 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' win over the Patriots earlier this season. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">In some ways, the Giants won't have what the Ravens had in matching up against the two tight ends. What the Ravens did was try to match a cornerback, sometimes 6-foot-2 </FONT><FONT color=#000000 face="Arial Unicode MS">Jimmy Smith</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13963/jimmy-smith)<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS"><FONT color=#000000>,</FONT> against either Hernandez or Gronkowski. The Giants' corners are 5-foot-11 or 6-0, so they don't have the one big corner to take away the tall Pats tight ends. Instead of matching up in man, they may try to bracket the tight ends with a linebacker or corner underneath and a safety on top. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


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Kick him in the ankle?

Moss#83
02-03-2012, 09:12 PM
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<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">*They won't be as successful as the Ravens. Brady threw 19 passes to Gronkowski and Hernandez on Sunday and completed 12 for 153 yards and no touchdowns. Against the Broncos, the tight ends combined for 14 catches, 200 yards and four touchdowns. Hernandez and Gronkowski caught 12 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' win over the Patriots earlier this season. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">In some ways, the Giants won't have what the Ravens had in matching up against the two tight ends. What the Ravens did was try to match a cornerback, sometimes 6-foot-2 </FONT><FONT color=#000000 face="Arial Unicode MS">Jimmy Smith</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13963/jimmy-smith)<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS"><FONT color=#000000>,</FONT> against either Hernandez or Gronkowski. The Giants' corners are 5-foot-11 or 6-0, so they don't have the one big corner to take away the tall Pats tight ends. Instead of matching up in man, they may try to bracket the tight ends with a linebacker or corner underneath and a safety on top. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


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Mr. Zolo
02-03-2012, 09:24 PM
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<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">*They won't be as successful as the Ravens. Brady threw 19 passes to Gronkowski and Hernandez on Sunday and completed 12 for 153 yards and no touchdowns. Against the Broncos, the tight ends combined for 14 catches, 200 yards and four touchdowns. Hernandez and Gronkowski caught 12 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants' win over the Patriots earlier this season. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS">In some ways, the Giants won't have what the Ravens had in matching up against the two tight ends. What the Ravens did was try to match a cornerback, sometimes 6-foot-2 </FONT><FONT color=#000000 face="Arial Unicode MS">Jimmy Smith</FONT> (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13963/jimmy-smith)<FONT face="Arial Unicode MS"><FONT color=#000000>,</FONT> against either Hernandez or Gronkowski. The Giants' corners are 5-foot-11 or 6-0, so they don't have the one big corner to take away the tall Pats tight ends. Instead of matching up in man, they may try to bracket the tight ends with a linebacker or corner underneath and a safety on top. <o:p></o:p></FONT></P>


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The Giants have 2 LB's who have the speed to stay with Grok and Hernandez in Micheal Boley and Jacquain Williams. You can bet they will be in coverage, which frees up the safeties a bit. I expect to see Deion Grant and maybe Phillips help out occasionally help out.