New York Giants Have a Great Opportunity This Weekend

NEW YORK – The Giants have a great opportunity to start the year 4-1. Nobody, including myself, thought the G-Men would start off so strong this year because of all of the injuries the team had to endure. I wouldn’t say that I am shocked by this solid first quarter of the season because I know this team very well and I know how much talent they have. Let’s just say that I’m happy it started this way. Giants GM Jerry Reese did the best he could this offseason with limited funds, the lockout frenzy and a ton of players to sign. However, he could not get deals done for a lot of fan favorites including WR Steve Smith, TE Kevin Boss and DT Barry Cofield. But more then that, we had some veterans leave the team like OL Rich Seubert and C Shaun O’Hara. Couple all of that information with the complete devastation the injury bug waged on the team and it becomes rather easy to see why fans became skeptical.

Everyone seemed effected except the Giants themselves. I am a firm believer that pep talks cannot replace talent on the field. I will stick to that story my entire life. But there is no way to look at the early success of the G-Men without giving credit to the rookies and second string players who have stepped up. And let’s not forget about QB Eli Manning who seemed to come to life after a week one loss to the Redskins. I guess what I am trying to say is, the story of this season so far has been the true team effort in every sense of the phrase. The total team effort shown by the Giants has been exceptional. They will slowly begin to get players back from injury and when they do, it will be difficult to shake up the roster if they continue this winning streak. I know it sounds crazy but trust me, the coaches will be doing a lot of thinking.

The Giants face the Seahawks this weekend (10/9/11 at 1:00 PM EST). Every Giants fan wants to beat up the Seahawks because of memories from recent games against them. After they play the Seahawks they have only one more game before the bye week. That team is the re-energized and revamped Buffalo Bills (10/16/11 at 1:00 PM EST). You can’t be a football fan and not root for the Bills to do well. Just not when they play the Giants of course. After those two games, the G-Men go into their bye week. I hope they get a ton of rest because when they get done with that, the schedule becomes evil. Some sick guy in the NFL thought it would be a good idea to schedule the Giants against almost every elite team the NFL has to offer. It is not going to be easy but getting as many wins as they can get before the break will be crucial to their playoff hopes. They have the talent and drive to get back to the postseason, that much I am sure of. The next two teams we play are beatable and it is up to Big Blue to get the job done.

Are you surprised by the tremendous 3-1 start to the 2011 season for Big Blue?

RD –

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9 Responses to New York Giants Have a Great Opportunity This Weekend

  1. bobbyg says:

    to be honest,i actually thought we would be 3-1,but the loss i had for them was to the so called dream team eagles.i know it sounds half glass full mentality,and believe me,i never been a glass half full kind of guy.god knows you had to talk me off a ledge before the season started lol.but i dont know why or how,but i just have this feeling the g-men are really going to go above and beyond what was projected of them with all the injuries.its like they have this chip on there shoulders,but it took a week or two to start to gel with a lot of the rookies and second stringers.i do however agree that they need these next 2 before the bi-week.i know this sounds nuts,but i think the big blue goes 11-5,and teams we didnt think they could stay with,there going to me after the packers and saints games,im on a pink cloud right now lol.enjoy the weekend and the game rob,talk with you after your post game article.

    • robdomaine says:

      You were definitely more positive then I was before the year started. I did not think we would be 3-1 right now, 2-2 maybe. And as you know, I felt they need to win at least 5 before the bye week to have a legitimate shot at the postseason. they have exceeded expectations so far. I just do not want to get overexcited because there is a lot of football left to be played. I still think they will end up at around 10-6 and squeak into the playoffs.

  2. bobbyg says:

    and yes,the g-men have a tremendous opportunity to really put themselves in position.ive always been a big advocate of saying that when you win,you as the g-men god willing could win these next 2,they can also get healthy and get some major factor players one of the few who grew up a mets and giants fan out of bensonhurst brooklyn,but i was rooting for the yanks last night for ya buddy.and you know that the yankees organization will be back full swing next season,while the mets sell off there team a little at a time lol.

    • robdomaine says:

      Some interesting things about the Seahawk game that a lot might not know and that is that the Seahawks actually have a better defense then Big Blue statistically. The other interesting thing is they have the absolute worst offense ranked dead last in the NFL. So you can see where this game might go. I was bummed out that the Yankees lost too man. But they gave the fans another great season and another year in the playoffs.

  3. bobbyg says:

    congrats on a great season for the yanks.that is very interesting about the seahawks about the g-men looking at T.O.,that could happen.and for short change.thats the word on the wire as we speak and they were talking about how coughlin and T.O. could coexist.that could be pretty interesting my friend lol.

  4. bobbyg says:

    i hear ya buddy,i thought that would tickle your funny bone.but they actually did discuss it on mike and mike.i feel the same way about picking up tight ends and CBs.and this weekends game should not be looked passed.the only thing that i do like,is when the seahawks had hasselbeck,they did good against them twice.i think easy eli has another big prediction of course in my own mind is g-men 35 seahawks 17.two weeks before season you were talking me off bridges,now im making predictions.what a metamorphosis.

  5. bobbyg says:

    its gameday and a lot of people i have been talking with have been picking hakeem nicks in there fantasy leagues to have a huge week,.its justified looking at with the kid has done in the last few weeks.but i say differently this week against the seahawks.i believe that a they will double team nicks today and manningham will have his day when the g-men split wide.of course it would be good for the g-men to have 2 wideouts catch for over a hundred yards each and 3 TDs.but i do believe manningham emerges this week.

    • robdomaine says:

      Hey buddy, I have my family here visiting still and they have been here all day. I will write my post game article tomorrow. Sorry to be quick on here buddy but I’m going back out to hang out with them. Talk to you later.

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