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  • How the Redskins beat Eli Manning

    We all know by now that the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants twice last season, and that they were Eli Manning's two worst games of the season. The Giants' Super Bowl MVP quarterback threw four interceptions and no touchdowns against Washington last season, and the Redskins don't think it was a fluke. Per the legendary John Keim:
    In the second meeting last season, the Giants' first drive showed what the Redskins want to do. The Redskins played both safeties within six yards of the line of scrimmage. They then dropped to cover deep halves. Perhaps because of this look, Manning held the ball for 4.9 seconds before throwing an incomplete pass. On the next play, the Redskins showed a cover-6 look. Manning looked downfield, stepped up and threw the ball away.

    "We're trying to make his first read not a quick one," Redskins safety Reed Doughty said.

    Said cornerback DeAngelo Hall: "We feel we match up well against them. We think we can do things to confuse Eli."

    John also writes in that piece about the manner in which the Redskins successfully pressured Manning in those games, and that the basic idea is to constantly be changing looks so Manning cannot get comfortable in the pocket and choose from a variety of very good options, the way he can against standard Cover-2 shells and defenses like that:
    "When we've been successful, it's because we're not allowing big step-up lanes, getting some sacks, showing different looks," Doughty said. "You can't just sit in a look all day and let him throw the ball."

    Now, there are a number of reasons these things might not be as easy for the Redskins this season as they were last season against the Giants. First, they are without a number of key players on defense, including their best pass-rusher, Brian Orakpo, and starting defensive end Adam Carriker. Their secondary seems to be worse, personnel-wise, than it was last season, and they've been sacrificing pass rush as they've dropped linebackers and sometimes even linemen into coverage to help out. And against the Giants last season, defenses didn't have to respect the run game. But behind offensive line improvements and some tough, determined running by Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants' run game is blossoming this season.

    So the Redskins likely have a tougher task in front of them in terms of stopping Manning and the Giants than they did last season. But the Giants also have a tougher task stopping Robert Griffin III than they did with Rex Grossman. And on the defensive side of the ball, what might be most important is that the Redskins' players aren't scared of Manning and believe they know what it takes to beat him. Doesn't mean they will, but a lack of intimidation can only work in the visiting team's favor.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfceast/post...at-eli-manning


    “Basically just stay with your man,” cornerback Janoris Jenkins said. “Follow him everywhere you go. Even if he goes to the bathroom, follow him.”

  • #2
    Giants 42 Foreskins 17
    I stopped fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FBomb View Post
      Giants 42 Foreskins 17
      I got no problems with that.


      “Basically just stay with your man,” cornerback Janoris Jenkins said. “Follow him everywhere you go. Even if he goes to the bathroom, follow him.”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FBomb View Post
        Giants 42 Foreskins 17
        Me likes me likes.

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        • #5
          its very simple....The Giants are a better team then the Skins all the way around. If they dont come up with schemes on both sides of the ball to win this game then shame on them.
          This should be win hands down.....
          "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
          You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch

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          • #6
            In the two meetings last year the Giants ran the ball 38 times for 166 yards. I expect a heavy does of ground and pound this Sunday, which will open up an already poor pass defense.
            As for the Giants defense they have to stop the running game, they use that to open up their short passes. With Garcon most likely out the Redskins have no legitimate deep threat. The Giants have the personal to make the Redskins one dimensional, they just have to execute and play sound football.

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            • #7
              The redskins dont have Carriker or Orakpo this season. Eli lost because of them more than anything RG1 did...

              I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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              • #8
                THIS IS GOING TO BE SUCH AN @#$ DESTRUCTION. Unfortunately for the Redskins they are playing with no pass rush.

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                • #9
                  To bad for them Eli will be starting on the 50 every drive,
                  has a running game, is not getting sacked this year,
                  has a better tight end, has passing accuracy that is
                  very consistent, has even more quality receiving weapons
                  than he ever has.

                  So, they can do whatever they want, it probably won't
                  matter much.

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                  • #10
                    1. its a divisional game. it's going to be close.

                    2. We no longer need Eli to have career like games to win. If Bradshaw could get 100 yards on the ground against SF, then Bradshaw/Brown/Wilson will get that and more against a front 7 that's not as strong as last year. It won't take long to force RG3 to try and carry this team on his own, and that's EXACTLY what Fewell's defense is best at stopping.
                    sigpic

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CDN_G-FAN View Post
                      1. its a divisional game. it's going to be close.

                      2. We no longer need Eli to have career like games to win. If Bradshaw could get 100 yards on the ground against SF, then Bradshaw/Brown/Wilson will get that and more against a front 7 that's not as strong as last year. It won't take long to force RG3 to try and carry this team on his own, and that's EXACTLY what Fewell's defense is best at stopping.

                      yep.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by OX1 View Post
                        To bad for them Eli will be starting on the 50 every drive,
                        has a running game, is not getting sacked this year,
                        has a better tight end, has passing accuracy that is
                        very consistent, has even more quality receiving weapons
                        than he ever has.

                        So, they can do whatever they want, it probably won't
                        matter much.
                        I know nothing about haiku but if this is it I like it.. a lot.

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                        • #13
                          I'm going for the "if I drink enough beers" concept. I know I posted about why have superstitions in another post. This is clearly about beers.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by FBomb View Post
                            Giants 42 Foreskins 17
                            You're giving them 4 too many points
                            “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FBomb View Post
                              Giants 42 Foreskins 17
                              i just hope its not 3 touchdowns and 7 field goals.
                              we gotta start punchin' it in.
                              due to the fact that I am from the Woodstock generation ...
                              my opinions may be chemically enhanced and influenced by severe episodes of memory loss

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