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    Giants Focused On Making Running Game A Strength Again

    http://www.giants101.com/2013/03/03/...trength-again/


    For the New York Giants, their offseason priorities remain in the trenches and getting them improved and somewhat revamped. On the offensive side of the ball, it begins obviously with the line. Keeping the offensive captain not only upright, but giving Eli Manning valuable time in the pocket will benefit the rest of the skill players. What should follow is the running game and being able to depend, once again, on that aspect to gain back time of possession to the blue side. They ranked 25th in the league (with a tad over 29 minutes). Needless to say, this hopeful increase in TOP would also help the defensive side of the ball.

    Head coach Tom Coughlin briefly lamented over the loss of big-hearted running back Ahmad Bradshaw, but keeps his focus on the tasks at hand.

    "We have things that obviously have to be accomplished moving forward with players and we have to have the resources to be able to do that," Coughlin said.


    Coughlin affirmed that this summer’s training camp will be an open competition at the tailback position amongst David Wilson, Andre Brown and Da'Rel Scott for the supposed starting position. Don’t read into that too much nor get nervous about lack of experience carrying the load. There were years that folks questioned the ability of backs to step up.
    “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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    Are they focused on making the Defense good again because thats worse then the running game

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    Another very weak article from Giants 101. The title speaks of making the running game a strength again then talks about keeping "Eli upright." They don't deal at all with our OL, not even a mention of its central role in making the running game work. Not a single mention that we are likely to have the same cast of characters along the OL next season who didn't get it done last year. Who are these people writing this stuff at Giants101? Do they have any sports or journalisim credentials?
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    Do they have any sports or journalisim credentials?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    Another very weak article from Giants 101. The title speaks of making the running game a strength again then talks about keeping "Eli upright." They don't deal at all with our OL, not even a mention of its central role in making the running game work. Not a single mention that we are likely to have the same cast of characters along the OL next season who didn't get it done last year. Who are these people writing this stuff at Giants101? Do they have any sports or journalisim credentials?
    As bad as this OLine is, they have been respectable keeping Eli upright. Eli's pocket prescence helps. But, we don't have a single OLineman who we can count on to run behind on 3rd and 1, 3rd and 2, Always stuffed at the line. So, to make the running game a strength we need at least one beast on the line.. Beatty or Boothe? Forget it... they haven't shown that beast-ability. Even a 3rd string RB can get us a 1st down with a hole. Get us that beast run blocker and that's all this O needs right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimonami View Post
    As bad as this OLine is, they have been respectable keeping Eli upright. Eli's pocket prescence helps. But, we don't have a single OLineman who we can count on to run behind on 3rd and 1, 3rd and 2, Always stuffed at the line. So, to make the running game a strength we need at least one beast on the line.. Beatty or Boothe? Forget it... they haven't shown that beast-ability. Even a 3rd string RB can get us a 1st down with a hole. Get us that beast run blocker and that's all this O needs right now.
    That's as clear as day to you and me Zim but not the author of this article.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    Another very weak article from Giants 101. The title speaks of making the running game a strength again then talks about keeping "Eli upright." They don't deal at all with our OL, not even a mention of its central role in making the running game work. Not a single mention that we are likely to have the same cast of characters along the OL next season who didn't get it done last year. Who are these people writing this stuff at Giants101? Do they have any sports or journalisim credentials?
    I was expecting an article solely based on the offensive line, instead I read an article about "open competition" at the running back position.

    Giants fan since the early 80s

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    Quote Originally Posted by ny06 View Post
    I was expecting an article solely based on the offensive line, instead I read an article about "open competition" at the running back position.
    It shows no understanding whatsoever about what it takes to make a running game work.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeyejedi View Post
    Are they focused on making the Defense good again because thats worse then the running game
    Seriously this team has a number of issues before running back to fix. And I don't like this because Gillbride tends to waste possessions on 1-2 yard gains. We have an elite QB and 2 great receivers yet we're going to hand the ball off like 50 percent of the time?

    I'm tired of Killdrive.

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    I'm fine with helping the interior of the oline and finding another RB to join the cast, as long as they add a couple defenders in the first 3-4 rds... Maybe there best bet is to grab 2 impact defenders in RD1 and 2, and then 3-5, build up the interior of the oline and find another back to compete with scott and brown.. I'm ok with that.. But we need to upgrade the defense, bigtime!

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