12/14/11 Christmas DAC Day 14, The NYG Offense

NEW YORK – It feels very strange to talk about how good the Giants offense is. Not because I haven’t seen stellar offense from Big Blue in the past but because New York is known for it’s defense. The truth is the Giants offense is very good. The rushing game has been poor all year but the passing game has flourished. QB Eli Manning deserves to go to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. WR Victor Cruz deserves to go to the Pro Bowl. WR Hakeem Nicks deserves to go to the Pro Bowl. TE Jake Ballard deserves to go to the Pro Bowl. A couple of offensive linemen deserve to go to Hawaii. I would include WR Mario Manningham here but he missed a few games with injury (I know Nicks did too) and it effected his overall numbers. A lot of guys are stepping up in 2011 and no one is benefitting from that more then Eli Manning.

I’m not sure what happened to the Giants running game but it has been non-existent for most of 2011. Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs have both missed time due to injuries. The Giants offensive line got off to a shaky start but have been doing a much better job, despite all of the injuries like LT William Beatty and C David Bass missing considerable time. The Giants have shut out opposing defenses a few times and not allowed a single sack. The Giants and GM Jerry Reese should heed my warning, please draft an offensive lineman in the first round of the 2012 draft.  I was certain the G-Men would take a Center or Linebacker in round one last year but when CB Prince Amukamara fell to our pick, it was clear he was the best available at a skill position.

The Giants will need to protect franchise QB Eli Manning who has one heck of an NFL Iron Man Streak going on, third in NFL history as of today (behind only Brett Favre and Peyton Manning). Prior to the Cowboys game on Sunday night, they showed a graphic of all four NFC East teams and the QB’s they’ve started since Eli Manning was drafted. I think two teams had used seven different QB’s and one team had used eight during the time Manning has been the leader of New York’s offense. That really says something and it is about time these media guys and girls give Manning his due. Easy Eli has already eclipsed the 4,000 yard passing mark for a third consecutive year and it looks like 2011 is going to end up being a career year for him.

Rookie RB Da’Rel Scott has shown flashes of greatness and his speed is undeniable. I expect great things from this young man in the future. Rookie WR Jerrel Jernigan has also had a few opportunities to show what he can do. It is difficult to get playing time right now because the G-Men are so deep at the WR position. RB DJ Ware has helped out and done well when needed. TE Travis Beckum has been getting a little more playing time now, while TE Bear Pascoe is primarily a blocker and bulldozer up the middle. The Giants offense is the real deal and has been carrying this team all year.

DAC Fact

The Giants will play Wellington Mara’s favorite rivalry, the Washington Redskins this weekend (12/18/11 at 1:00 PM EST at MetLife stadium). The Giants lead the all-time series 91-64-4. Did you know the Giants versus Redskins rivalry is the oldest in the NFC East and one of the oldest in the NFL?

What do you think about the Giants offensive performance so far this year?

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7 Responses to 12/14/11 Christmas DAC Day 14, The NYG Offense

  1. bobbyg says:

    it is strange to see how good the giants offense is,especially being a giants fan as long as i have.it was always enough offense to get by and then the defense would handle it.i remember a time when the giants would score 17 points and that would be unbelievable,it was like giving the defense 4 touchdowns.it just amazes me how its either the defense is off the hook,or the offense is playing off the hook.if these two could come together,we will have good time going into the playoffs.as bad as the running game has been,they seem to have come alive the last couple of weeks,especially jacobs.i thought we would have to talk him off the bridge a couple of weeks ago,but the guy is starting to run with rage again and thats a great sign for the giants and a good tell to have eli do even greater things going into the post season.i know the redskins are coming to play and would love to play spoiler,but i think the g-mens toughest challenge at dallas has past and i believe they will run the table.i think having osi back is going to make a difference for this defense as well as a few more additions coming back.if there was any time for the g-men to start getting back some health,this is it.looking forward to the pre-game article rob and a gift from tampa bay saturday wouldnt hurt either lol.

    • robdomaine says:

      I know what you mean and to be even more specific, the Giants passing game is the dominant group on this team. The Giants are simply balling in the pass game and Eli Manning will have career numbers when this season is over and another Pro Bowl under his belt. The three amigos with Nicks, Manningham and Cruz have been outstanding and TE Jake Ballard has locked down the TE position. We need that offensive line bolstered and more strength of special teams. The defense is injury stricken but those players will return. Things are going to get interesting over the next couple of weeks.

  2. bobbyg says:

    just to add,the cowboys have a tough game to play against the eagles in two weeks who would love nothing more than to beat dallas twice,lets not forget what the eagles did to dallas that first game.this all meaning that if the g-men handle business sunday,by the time they face the jets next week on christmas,the g-men could have this thing locked up.giants,eagles and cowboys all playing for there teams coaching jobs.this is going to be real interesting in the next two weeks.

    • robdomaine says:

      The Cowboys have a QB who may be the biggest choke artist of the last decade for the entire NFL. I really never worry about them and I think the Cowboys make a QB change following another sub-par season with a unlucky QB at the helm.

  3. #elimanning2minute drill

    Nice post! 🙂

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