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  • An optimistic take on the rest of the season.

    Here are some reasons to be optimistic right now.

    #1: The Standings
    The Giants are 6-3 and are totally in control of their own destiny. The rest of the NFC East wishes they had the Giants "problems". Yeah, this loss stunk, but the Giants were on a 4 game roll...... I'll gladly take another 4 wins followed by another clunker in the 2nd half of the year.

    And really, of all the games on the schedule so far, this (AFC opponent) was probably the best game to drop from a playoff run standpoint.

    Also, keep in mind the Giants were up by 10 in the 4th quarter....it's not like the Steelers blew them out. In fact, all 3 losses were games the Giants could have taken.

    #2: The Coaching Staff
    Coughlin is a great coach, and I think Fewell and Gilbride are good assistants. Coughlin gives his coordinators alot of latitude, but whenever a true crisis hits, it seems like he gets his assistants and his players on the same page.

    #3 The Players
    This team has the players to make adjustments and go on another run. Locklear has proven (to me) that he's an upgrade over Diehl, and I'm pretty sure that will work it's way out. Similarly, Andre Brown and David Wilson provide alternatives if Bradshaw continues to struggle. When KP is 100% healthy, I expect to see more of the 3 safety alignment, and that will be a net talent upgrade.

    If the offense continues to struggle, I expect the coaching staff will be pragmatic about plugging in new players.

    Bottom line:
    This team has won 2 of the last 5 Super Bowls for a reason.....they are a really good ****ing team.

    I'm guessing Eli lights up the Bengals next week, and they go 7-3 into a much needed bye.....and then the Steeler game will fade.
    Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 11-05-2012, 07:00 PM.
    "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

    "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

  • #2
    You sound reasonable. What are you doing on the Giants message board?

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    • #3
      Well done. And just o add a point we went up against the better (top 5 pass defenses and overall defenses/pitt is the best ranked pass defense) team defenses in this slump, and as u said, we are still 6-3. Ppl ***** about the coaching and this and that, alot of it valid, but what kind of team can go 6-3ahead playing some avg to awful ball for their standards? A damn good team thats what...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
        Well done. And just o add a point we went up against the better (top 5 pass defenses and overall defenses/pitt is the best ranked pass defense) team defenses in this slump, and as u said, we are still 6-3. Ppl ***** about the coaching and this and that, alot of it valid, but what kind of team can go 6-3ahead playing some avg to awful ball for their standards? A damn good team thats what...
        True.
        "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

        "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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        • #5
          Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
          Here are some reasons to be optimistic right now.

          #1: The Standings
          The Giants are 6-3 and are totally in control of their own destiny. The rest of the NFC East wishes they had the Giants "problems". Yeah, this loss stunk, but the Giants were on a 4 game roll...... I'll gladly take another 4 wins followed by another clunker in the 2nd half of the year.

          And really, of all the games on the schedule so far, this (AFC opponent) was probably the best game to drop from a playoff run standpoint.

          Also, keep in mind the Giants were up by 10 in the 4th quarter....it's not like the Steelers blew them out. In fact, all 3 losses were games the Giants could have taken.

          #2: The Coaching Staff
          Coughlin is a great coach, and I think Fewell and Gilbride are good assistants. Coughlin gives his coordinators alot of latitude, but whenever a true crisis hits, it seems like he gets his assistants and his players on the same page.

          #3 The Players
          This team has the players to make adjustments and go on another run. Locklear has proven (to me) that he's an upgrade over Diehl, and I'm pretty sure that will work it's way out. Similarly, Andre Brown and David Wilson provide alternatives if Bradshaw continues to struggle. When KP is 100% healthy, I expect to see more of the 3 safety alignment, and that will be a net talent upgrade.

          If the offense continues to struggle, I expect the coaching staff will be pragmatic about plugging in new players.

          Bottom line:
          This team has won 2 of the last 5 Super Bowls for a reason.....they are a really good ****ing team.

          I'm guessing Eli lights up the Bengals next week, and they go 7-3 into a much needed bye.....and then the Steeler game will fade.
          Cant agree with #2 Joe.........Our Coaching staff is very mediocre.......our 53 players are AWESOME
          with no leadership yesterday our middle was totally exposed

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BParcells777 View Post
            Cant agree with #2 Joe.........Our Coaching staff is very mediocre.......our 53 players are AWESOME
            with no leadership yesterday our middle was totally exposed
            Jack.....every team drops a game here and there.

            Looking at the Giants losses, I'm pretty sure they had a chance to tie or win pretty much every game with their final offensive possession.......that tells me that the coaching staff is doing it's job.

            How many other teams can you say that about?.....seriously, the Giants have been in every single game they lost....and it's only been 3 so far.

            Still, they need to get some work done.....like I said, beat Cincy, and then go into the bye with 2 weeks to heal up and make adjustments prior to the final stretch.
            "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

            "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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            • #7
              Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
              Jack.....every team drops a game here and there.

              Looking at the Giants losses, I'm pretty sure they had a chance to tie or win pretty much every game with their final offensive possession.......that tells me that the coaching staff is doing it's job.

              How many other teams can you say that about?.....seriously, the Giants have been in every single game they lost....and it's only been 3 so far.

              Still, they need to get some work done.....like I said, beat Cincy, and then go into the bye with 2 weeks to heal up and make adjustments prior to the final stretch.
              the loss hurt but you could see it coming.......we have been trending down for a long time and only a few defensive playmakers have covered it up.........welll we made precious few spectacular defensive plays yesterday..........had we not made a few we would have been blown out

              Also we absolutely friggen STINK in the, I can't believe I'm saying this "GREEN ZONE".............Coughlin has proved once more he cannot keep up with league trends like no huddle, bubble screen, screens (well thats an old one but a good one)...........his STUBBORN insistence in rushing back ailing aging "STARTERS" is nauseating........he nearly got Eli killed yesterday

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              • #8
                Amen! Let's whoop the **** out of Cincy and go into the bye at 7-3! Our coaches and players have some things to work on to get this offense back on track. I feel the ST just had a bad game but will rebound and the defense has been pretty good IMO. They let up yards, but they usually hold them to no points or a FG and they do lead the league in turnovers so they are doing something wrong. The issue is, we are not capitalizing on those turnovers. See the issue with the offense. I think we are more than alright, especially with Dallas and Washington losing and hopefully the Eagles too!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by EnragedYouth85 View Post
                  Amen! Let's whoop the **** out of Cincy and go into the bye at 7-3! Our coaches and players have some things to work on to get this offense back on track. I feel the ST just had a bad game but will rebound and the defense has been pretty good IMO. They let up yards, but they usually hold them to no points or a FG and they do lead the league in turnovers so they are doing something wrong. The issue is, we are not capitalizing on those turnovers. See the issue with the offense. I think we are more than alright, especially with Dallas and Washington losing and hopefully the Eagles too!
                  Very true about the special teams....really, if not for the lopsided special teams, the Giants might have won yesterday.
                  "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                  "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                  • #10
                    It shouldn't be surprising we lost to a good team as poorly as we have been playing the past few weeks. But we did get two division wins while we are struggling and that says something about this team. A loss to the Steelers will not hurt us as much as Dalls or Washingston would have (standings and emotionally). Let's beat the Bengals and re-group. Dink and dunk, pleasssssssseeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Well the Saints are helping out tonight so far. Spags is bringing the blitz tonight. When I see what the Saints are doing so far boy does it make me miss Spags calling the defense on the Giants sideline. I know the Saints defense has been horrible but today they are doing what Spags used to do with the Giants. I sure do miss it.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by repeatchamps View Post
                        Well the Saints are helping out tonight so far. Spags is bringing the blitz tonight. When I see what the Saints are doing so far boy does it make me miss Spags calling the defense on the Giants sideline. I know the Saints defense has been horrible but today they are doing what Spags used to do with the Giants. I sure do miss it.
                        I agree....Spags used to gamble alot with the Giants, and sometimes the other team would take advantage, but when the Giants defense lost under Spags, I usually felt like the other team deserved the win.

                        With Spags, the Giants defense used to just be so disruptive.....it's a different feel now.
                        "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                        "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                          I agree....Spags used to gamble alot with the Giants, and sometimes the other team would take advantage, but when the Giants defense lost under Spags, I usually felt like the other team deserved the win.

                          With Spags, the Giants defense used to just be so disruptive.....it's a different feel now.
                          Yup and for those who will come out and say, well the Saints defense still gave up 140 plus yards rushing in the first half, well all I can say is when Spags was here he most definitely had better tacklers than he has with the Saints. Most of Philly's rush yards in the first half were due to missed tackles, nothing more.
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                          • #14
                            What I don't like is that they looked bad the last three weeks and honestly I don think the Steelers looked all that good yesterday. So no, I don't think they lost to a great team. They where up by 10 in a very sloppy game by both teams. The Giants just do not like winning in November and December.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Buddy333 View Post
                              What I don't like is that they looked bad the last three weeks and honestly I don think the Steelers looked all that good yesterday. So no, I don't think they lost to a great team. They where up by 10 in a very sloppy game by both teams. The Giants just do not like winning in November and December.
                              I'm not going to excuse yesterday's game.....but the fact is, Giants didn't lose any ground this weekend, so I'm just going to forget about it and look forward to beating the Bengals and getting into the bye on a positive note.
                              "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                              "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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