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    Carl Banks Talks Giants-49ers

    Another great article I found at Big Blue View By Ed Valentine

    Carl Banks spent some time talking New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers with a Sacramento radio station this week. He echoed Tom Coughlin's sentiment that the Giants are "a very dangerous football team."

    Banks, the former great Giants linebacker who currently broadcasts games on WFAN with Bob Papa played in several big Giants-49ers games over the years, and said with the teams meeting on Sunday that "all is right with the world."

    Banks said not making the playoffs would have been a "great disappointment" for the Giants because "it would have been a complete waste of talent."

    Banks was asked what led to the Giants turnaround late this season, especially on defense.

    "At a certain point good players are tired of being mediocre and doing stupid things. The other part of it is they got healthy, which helps. They also on the defensive side of the football started to get everyone on the same page.

    "Whatever it is they are playing as a complete unit and its playing dividends."

    Banks said the Giants are "very close" to what they were four years ago when they won the Super Bowl and opined that they will have to be Sunday against the 49ers.



    "They're going to face a team that is so buttoned up and mentally tough. they're not going to make a lot of mistakes," Banks said. "They play a very disciplined brand of football."

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    Re: Carl Banks Talks Giants-49ers

    I think one of the most impressive things was even when Rodgers had time, he was having trouble finding open receivers. The defense is really clicking right now.

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    Re: Carl Banks Talks Giants-49ers

    pretty amazing what the emergence of JPP coupled with both Osi and Tuck being relatively healthy for the first time this year has done.

    Edit: Props to Boley, was pretty obvious what he means to the defense on the few weeks he was out.

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    Re: Carl Banks Talks Giants-49ers

    [quote user="fletch842"]pretty amazing what the emergence of JPP coupled with both Osi and Tuck being relatively healthy for the first time this year has done.

    Edit: Props to Boley, was pretty obvious what he means to the defense on the few weeks he was out.[/quote]
    Yup, and the moment Boley went out injured in the first half when we played 49ers earlier this season, 49ers starting killing us in the middle of the field.

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    The defense just shut down a great offense last week and a very good one the week before. They also stopped a good running game their 1st playoff game.

    I hope they stay focused and play as good as they have been playing. I don't think the 49ers have the offense the Falcons or Green Bay have.

    If the Giants just play the same way they played this team the last time and cut out their own mistakes they win this game.

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