Former NY Giants RB Tiki Barber Blasted in Media

April 8, 2010

I’m not going to say this is comical, because there is nothing funny about this story. The New York Post has reported that former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, has broken up with his eight month pregnant (with twins) wife for a 23-year old blonde intern. The news came as a shock to some because Tiki and Ginny, were married for 11 years. The way the media is attacking him now, this is going to be an enormous blow to Tiki’s ego and a story that has just started to catch fire. I expect there to be even more news on this story, daily, for the remainder of the week. The man will need to figure of what he is going to do. The New York media are going to harass him constantly over this one. Barber turned 35 years old yesterday.

A lot of people never forgot how Barber left the Giants or some of the things that he said about the team in the media. Some can’t forgive the bashing Tiki gave Eli, about the Super Bowl MVP Manning’s leadership skills, on national TV no less. He was a part of our team and a very good running back is how I will remember him. I will also never forget how he left the team though. I never quite got that bad taste out of my mouth after he left. Everyone will surely be waiting to hear what Barber’s reaction and explanation is going to be. Personally, I think it’s his business and something they will have to work out on their own.

What do you think about the Tiki Barber fiasco? Do you have love or hate for Barber?

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2010 New York Giants: The Offensive Tackles

April 8, 2010

The New York Giants offensive line has been one of the best in football for a very long time. There were a lot of injuries in 2009 but QB Eli Manning seemed to be moving around like a jack rabbit quite a bit in the backfield. I would never say anything bad about this group of men who protect Eli. Last season seemed a bit strange in multiple areas, not just the O-line. I’m willing to accept that and have confidence that the Giants offensive line will once again become a wall to opposing defenses in 2010. The New York Giants currently have six offensive tackles on the roster.

Second year left tackle William Beatty, performed pretty well this year. I would not be surprised to see him become the starting left tackle at some point in 2010. This of course is based upon the promise he showed in a dismal 2009 season. David Diehl “doesn’t care where you play him, just get him on the field” would most likely switch to an offensive guard position. Diehl is a young veteran presence on the team that the rest of the tackles can learn from. Players like Adam Koets, who have been on the team for three seasons now and could blossom into a very good starter. Guy Whimper is a mainstay and has played well in New York. He will need to step up his game during training camp this year to lock down a permanent spot, the Giants seem to be experimenting with different options and it may include bring in some other talent at the offensive tackle position. Herb Taylor is a great depth guy and team player but along with Whimper as his primo competition, may need to pick his game up during the 2010 training camp.

What do you think about the current New York Giants Tackle situation? Do you think William Beatty is the future at left tackle?

Here is a list of the current 2010 New York Giants Offensive Tackles:

1. David Diehl, LT #66

2. Kareem McKenzine, RT #67

3. William Beatty, LT #65

4. Guy Whimper, OT #79

5. Adam Koets, LT #61

6. Herb Taylor OT, #68

RD –

2010 New York Giants: Kickers and Punters

April 8, 2010

I will try to make this as quick as possible for all of you that hate kickers. The truth of the matter is that this is an area of the team that has not been performing very well. There are four Kickers/Punters on the 2010 new York Giants roster currently. Field position and field goals are a very important part of the game, they need work in this area. Let’s begin with K Lawrence Tynes. The Giants fans I have talked to about Tynes seem to be split on their opinions. Some still remember the fateful day back during the 2007 season, when Tynes beat the Packers to send Big Blue to the Super Bowl. Others think he has been less then reliable when we needed some FG points. Personally, I would like to see Tynes replaced but only if it is a better kicker. I’m sure the front office is shaking their heads saying “Really? a better kicker, now that’s an original idea” but what I mean is, if no solid veteran kicker is available, I guess Tynes will have to do for now. Even though, my stomach turns to knots every time he lines up for a FG. The New York Giants will never draft a kicker or punter.

Jeff Feagles is a seasoned veteran and mostly known as the best directional punter to ever play the game. He is a true weapon to have on your team. Father time seems to be catching up with Feagles who has played in 22 NFL seasons. His numbers were off last year and he didn’t seem to be getting the same distance that coaches and fans have grown accustomed to. Still, the team decided to re-sign Feagles to a one year deal and see how much he has left in the tank. Any true football fan loves Feagles because of his toughness and longevity. He remains one of the only lights that could ever shine on the punter position.

K Sam Swank and P Jy Bond are on the roster as training camp motivation. I doubt that either of these guys will be on the team once the season starts. It would take a Herculean effort to replace P Feagles or K Tynes at this point. Out of the two, Swank has the better chance of making something happen.

What do you think about the current 2010 New York Giants Kickers/Punters situation?

Here is a list of the current 2010 New York Giants Kickers/Punters:

1. Jeff Feagles, Punter #18

2. Lawrence Tynes, Kicker #9

3. Sam Swank, Kicker #3

4. Jy Bond, Punter #TBA

RD –