Big Blue Adding Five to Ring of Honor on Sunday

November 30, 2011

NEW YORK – The New York Giants have announced that they will be adding five players to the Ring of Honor on Sunday. This tells me that MetLife stadium will be buzzing with the ghosts of old and the stadium should be electric. The Giants plan on inducting LB Carl Banks, TE Mark Bavaro, RB Alex Webster, LB Brad Van Pelt and P Dave Jennings. On behalf of the nygreporter, I would like to say congratulations men, this is a well deserved honor for some of the biggest names in Giants history.

I have had the pleasure of seeing some of these guys play and meeting a couple of them (Bavaro, Van Pelt) let me tell you, Mark Bavaro and Carl Banks are two of the best Giants of all time. They must have saved inducting them for this year in order to generate interest using high profile stars, spreading them out if you will instead of including them all in the initial 30 honorees. It makes sense but to the true blue Giants fan, there is no need for these types of things, we will be there no matter who is inducted. Once a Giant, always a Giant! Let’s take a look at this group of men and congratulate them.

2011 New York Giants ‘Ring of Honor’ Inductees

1. LB Carl Banks – All-time New York Giants legend, 2-time Super Bowl Champion, Pro Bowl selection.

2. TE Mark Bavaro – All-time New York Giants legend, 2-time Super Bowl Champion, 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

3. RB Alex Webster – Webster was born in Kearny, New Jersey, the local product was a 2-time Pro Bowl selection.

4. LB Brad Van Pelt – Van Pelt was born in Michigan and died there in 2009. A fan favorite, he was a 5-time Pro Bowl selection.

5. P Dave Jennings – Jennings was born in New York and spent 10 years with the G-Men. He is a 4-time Pro Bowl selection.

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What do you think about the five players the Giants will induct into the Ring of Honor in Sunday?

RD –

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Faithless Whisper Secrets in Dark Corners About the Giants

November 30, 2011

NEW YORK – There are a lot of people out there who have given up on the New York Giants. I am not one of them. The Giants must win four of the last five games to make the playoffs in my opinion but we’ll see what happens. Maybe three wins gets them in depending on the state of the NFC in a few weeks. Forgive my ‘Gladiator’ title to this article but it feels like the end of that movie to me, when everything seems surely lost and the odds are stacked against you. Maybe Coach Coughlin should screen that film for the guys before the Packers game to inspire the men.

The moment has arrived for the Giants. The last five games will not define this depleted roster but it will give the other players a ton of valuable experience. When the Giants finally field a healthy team, they will make a run deep into the playoffs. I know people will say “no excuses” but this really goes beyond that. The Giants have lost about 15 players this season and a number of players are playing banged up. Couple that with the fact that the Giants have lost about 25 players to IR for the two years prior to this one. Some might call that an epidemic when looking at it on paper. The Giants have now consistently lost 20% of their team due to injury for three straight years. No wonder they’ve missed the playoffs for back to back years and now find themselves in jeopardy of making it three in a row. If they can’t find a way to win some games down the stretch, there might be some big changes coming to New York.

The time has come to throw caution out of the window when it comes to the play calling. Both Coach Fewell and Coach Gilbride need to be dynamic against Green Bay and realize that the season is on the line. Break out some of those plays you were saving for a rainy day. That day is here and it is pouring outside. We need some real change, real quick. Some of these players who are filling in are truly playing to the best of their ability, so I thank them all for their effort. And for the Giants fans who have lost faith and believe that the season is over, all I have to say to you is, I’ll see you in the playoffs.

Do you believe the rumors that the Giants season is over? Can the G-Men pull themselves out of this hole?

RD –

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