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2) It is now a story
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When I heard this story the first thing I thought was "brilliant move by Gilbride" Now Justin Smith will have to think twice about holding offensive lineman during the game. This was nothing more then a tactical move by Gilbride. And I love it...
Refs hate ny teams, nothing we can do about it. Even umpires give yankees pitchers a smaller strike zone always, screw them all.
He should focus on teaching his two blockers how to disengage one guy and cover the stunt.
If Justin Smith is holding two of the Giant's lineman, you need new lineman.
the person i responded to said "Not shocking that this joke of a team all of a sudden became good."
So if he is indeed getting away with holding, then the offense is improved because of it as well, the entire defense is improved as well. I guess smith's holding impact favorably their special teams and coaching too. the OP to my response was just tacking on excuses as to why the 9ers are a good team and I corrected it.
I am not saying this because I'm a homer. But I can't remember the last time a player on the Giants pulling a Flozel Adams. The G-Men typically play a really classy game. I can't lie, and I know it's bad. But I sometimes I wish the our team would dish out the same punish. I know it's not right, but when I see things not called, during games. I get up.
I really don't understand all this uproar. Every team does something illegal in the trenches when an official isn't looking. They're doing whatever they can to win. The Giants are no better. If the injury faking incident didn't occur in the Rams game last year then we probably wouldn't be celebrating a fourth Super Bowl. I would like to think we're classy enough to not pull those moves but no one is ideal and I'm sure some of the G-men's linemen do some holding themselves. But I would like to point out that the Giants do things like this very very little so I guess frequency matters. And like how ny06 pointed out: this is mental warfare right now. They're trying to get into each other's head. Well played Gilbride, well played.