NEW YORK – It’s going to be a hazy shade of winter for the Giants with all of these recent injuries. There are now 11 players who have landed on the IR list and we have only four healthy WR’s, including WR Derek Hagan who came back to the team after WR Ramses Barden was ruled out for the season. There is a lot of talent resting on the IR list year man. It’s getting too difficult to cut players from there. Welcome back Derek, it looks like No. 80 is still available.
I expect the New York Giants to dig deep and defeat the Eagles this Sunday night (8:30 PM EST) in Philadelphia. I think what happened last weekend against the Cowboys was a huge wake up call for the Giants talented “UFO Backfield” (my nickname for the DB’s) who are flying around out there getting balls. They were taken by surprise by the lack of a pass rush up front. I have to admit I was surprised as well. I thought the G-Men would win this game by two touchdowns minimum. I’m glad the backfield got this game out of the way against an inferior football team, because they have a tough stretch the rest of the way. I give DC Perry Fewell props for sticking with the players in the backfield and not blitzing more. This was a test for our secondary and they were held to the fire a little bit. It will serve them well for the remainder of the season and into the playoffs.
I expect that pass rush to return against the Eagles this weekend (I predict 2 sacks, 2 INT 1 forced fumble for the G-men). QB Michael Vick will not do to the Giants, what he did to Washington. Although, that was one of the most incredible performances I have ever seen by any professional football player. That was exceptional and something I will never forget. The fact that he was playing McNabb only makes it more memorable. Big Blue will put the Cowboys game behind them and take sole possession of 1st place in the NFC East, which they now share with Philadelphia at 6-3 each. Manning vs. Vick will be a nice matchup for Sunday Night Football.
– On a side note, FOX Sports needs to do something about the Troy Aikman and Joe Buck tandem calling New York games. There is something very wrong with that. I suggest replacing either troy aikman or Joe Buck with Michael Strahan for the LIVE games. I would prefer he replace Joe Buck first and if not him then Troy Aikman. I don’t care about how you feel about Troy Aikman, you still have to respect what he did on the field, Joe Buck has become very annoying to me lately. Michael Strahan is ready to cover LIVE games.
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RD – nygreporter.com