NFL  > New York Giants  > GIANTS: Get Unplugged!!!
November 14, 2010, 08:13 PM
First off, Thanks to all my to my friends and family for all the help at "Taste of the NFL" event today at Giants Stadium. No it wasn't me that pulled the plug at the Stadium, Although the thought did go through my mind a few times for the rest of the night...lol Not sure what happened, It was really scary at one point where is was just black. Sure I'll find out tonight on the news.. But A LOT of bad thoughts were going through our minds but word got around that it was a mechanical error and not the act of someone being stupid.

I been saying all week The Cowboys shouldn't be taken as a 1-7 team. Hearing all week what Garrett was doing with the team I knew they were going to come out very strong and I knew it was going to be hard to defend them because who really knows what they are going to bring untill the game began. We some how forgot how talented the players are on the Cowboys, they may have given up the previous weeks but you should expect with the coaching change this team has the talent to wake up and play football again.

That doesn't excuse the Giants for being very unprepared. They came out thinking they would be facing a 1-7 team that gave up the previous week, believed in the hype that they were favored by 14 points at one point (which is just a stupid spread) and that the Cowboys would just take another smack after a coaching change. I also wasn't comfortable with Steve Smith being out and this injury is very costly down the road for us. Smith is a major security blanket for Manning and although Manninghan and Boss are suitable replacements, I just don't feel the confidence with them and I can see Eli feels the same. How many passes did Manningham fall just short of the marker where Smith always makes the first down?

Respect to Garrett for waking up your players, The hard nose practicing and putting some structure to these guys. Their new def cord (forget name) really planed well against the run but again the Cowboys have always had the talent to do so. I must say Dez Bryant is a Beast!!!

The Giants were just horribly under prepared and they were just forced to pull plays out of their butts for the entire night. Which turns into stupid penalties, mistakes, turn overs, blown coverages.... Fewell was WAY too confident going into this game and he got a taste of a talented team that had nothing to lose. Again, way too late making the adjustments in the second half. Also, we just don't play well at home, So do i really care about getting home field in the playoffs? How about just making the playoffs first?

We have a very big game coming vs the Eagles next and I hope we are much more prepared for that because this game means the Division. Go Redskins !!!

Get it together Giants or it's really going to be Light Outs!!!
November 14, 2010  11:08 PM ET

What's the deal with all this spam?

November 14, 2010  11:19 PM ET
QUOTE:

it is out of control that is for sure!

Just in time for X mas..lol

November 14, 2010  11:35 PM ET
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at least Boston is having Good time where ever he is tonight

What ever happen to Boston? He was my fav Pats fan...

November 15, 2010  10:27 AM ET

Sam,
good post. I think your guys got trapped in the "perfect storm". It happens, it is the NFL--no sure things. As you point out at the end is the game next week. Can your G-men shake it off like Patriots shook off the Browns loss to trounce the Steelers last night?
A loss to philly next week could start a slide like you guys had last year. I think Coughlin is a good coach but holds his guys together by a thread....when things go wrong they go wrong big. Dallas is out for the year, playing for pride and jobs. Giants have a lot at stake, good luck.

November 15, 2010  12:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sam,good post. I think your guys got trapped in the "perfect storm". It happens, it is the NFL--no sure things. As you point out at the end is the game next week. Can your G-men shake it off like Patriots shook off the Browns loss to trounce the Steelers last night? A loss to philly next week could start a slide like you guys had last year. I think Coughlin is a good coach but holds his guys together by a thread....when things go wrong they go wrong big. Dallas is out for the year, playing for pride and jobs. Giants have a lot at stake, good luck.

Thanks +40,

It doesn't feel like the melt down of last season, Really it never felt right even when we went 8-0 last year. From game 1 to 16 I was never happy with the team last year. Bill sheridan was really just that bad,

What happen last night it just seemed like we were not prepared because really what was the last good game the Cowboyas had that you can go back to the film and prepare for them? I would like to just chalk this up as a trap game loss. After the 1st quarter you could see the Giants pulling out binders, pictures... picking plays they never really practiced for all week. Who knew Kitna still had a deep ball in him? Really it was just stupid-ness on their part.

My mind has mostly been focused on the games vs the Eagles and Packers coming off the bye. Seahawks and Coyboys weren't realy a concern... Maybe the Giants felt the same way?

Next week vs the Eagles is the game to see where we stand. They really kicked our butts last year. So I hope Fewell has the perfect gameplan for the Eagles and Vick because it will really have to be perfect!

November 15, 2010  12:21 PM ET

First off...sorry Sam...but YIPPEE for the Boyz!!! Did anyone else notice how different the sideline atmosphere was yesterday??

November 15, 2010  12:34 PM ET

Sam I agree with your assesment regarding Steve Smith. The Cowboys have never had an answer for Smith and he was sorely missed last night. However that doesn't excuse Manning from throwing balls directly to Cowboys' players. As bad as Manningham may have played those picks were just awful and the bad snap/Manning fumble deep in Giants territory was awful too. However when the game was on the line Brady James stepped up and stuffed Brandon Jacobs. I think that play right there is a reflection on the changes Jason Garrett is trying to instill. James himself admitted to it in a post game interview.

November 15, 2010  02:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Sam I agree with your assesment regarding Steve Smith. The Cowboys have never had an answer for Smith and he was sorely missed last night. However that doesn't excuse Manning from throwing balls directly to Cowboys' players. As bad as Manningham may have played those picks were just awful and the bad snap/Manning fumble deep in Giants territory was awful too. However when the game was on the line Brady James stepped up and stuffed Brandon Jacobs. I think that play right there is a reflection on the changes Jason Garrett is trying to instill. James himself admitted to it in a post game interview.

Yeah it's just that trust factor with Smith and the "maybe or maybe not a catch" with Manningham. Boss has the hands but not the legs. Smith has been eating up the Cowboys since he was a #2 WR. So Eli having to play without him is going to be a challenge the next couple of weeks.

November 15, 2010  02:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

First off...sorry Sam...but YIPPEE for the Boyz!!! Did anyone else notice how different the sideline atmosphere was yesterday??

Your Boys deserved it, Can't take anything away from them. Just hope you guys help us out down the road by beating the Eagles.. Who knows 8-8 could get you in the playoffs, the way things are going in the league!!!

November 15, 2010  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Your Boys deserved it, Can't take anything away from them. Just hope you guys help us out down the road by beating the Eagles.. Who knows 8-8 could get you in the playoffs, the way things are going in the league!!!

LOL!! This whole season has been a surprise and I don't just mean the Cowboys. Lot's of weirdness all over the league this year.

November 15, 2010  03:28 PM ET
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LOL!! This whole season has been a surprise and I don't just mean the Cowboys. Lot's of weirdness all over the league this year.

Lets say it here first... Bucs vs Raiders Superbowl !!!

November 15, 2010  03:39 PM ET

Didn't we already have a Pirate themed SB a few years ago?? ;)

November 15, 2010  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Didn't we already have a Pirate themed SB a few years ago?? ;)

Due for a rematch..Disney can spin it with Pirates of the carribian 4.. Jack Sparrow can hand out Lombardi!!!lol

November 15, 2010  03:56 PM ET

Things look worse for My Giants.. Even thinner on WR now, Barden is done for the year... Smith could be 4-5 weeks.. Not good news !!!

November 17, 2010  12:26 PM ET

I completely agree with your post Sam. I was at the game and it was horrible to watch, especially because the rest of my family are Cowboy fans (unfortunately). First the blackout was pretty intense. It was only for about 30 seconds, but it was still scary. That is enough time to have all different thoughts going through your head. It didn't help that all the player were told to drop to the floor and just lay there! As for the game, I wish the lights stayed off the whole time! Like Sam said, the Giants were disgustingly unprepared for this game. They thought it was going to be a breeze to play a 1-7 team. I think Smith being out for his injury was a key problem is the weak offense as Manningham barely reached the 1st down make every time he fell. I hope the Giants can reflect on this terrible loss, fix their problems and come back and beat the Eagles this Sunday, for a HUGE win!

 
November 18, 2010  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

I completely agree with your post Sam. I was at the game and it was horrible to watch, especially because the rest of my family are Cowboy fans (unfortunately). First the blackout was pretty intense. It was only for about 30 seconds, but it was still scary. That is enough time to have all different thoughts going through your head. It didn't help that all the player were told to drop to the floor and just lay there! As for the game, I wish the lights stayed off the whole time! Like Sam said, the Giants were disgustingly unprepared for this game. They thought it was going to be a breeze to play a 1-7 team. I think Smith being out for his injury was a key problem is the weak offense as Manningham barely reached the 1st down make every time he fell. I hope the Giants can reflect on this terrible loss, fix their problems and come back and beat the Eagles this Sunday, for a HUGE win!

The Smith factor again will be an issue this week, Hurting on the O-Line... It's really going to to be up to the running game to get our First downs vs the Eagles or atleasy make it 3rd and shorts. Vs the cowboys we had so many 3rd and longs that the only person that could make the catch and get the first wasn't playing. Keeping Vick off the field is the best thing the Offense can do and I hope Perry Fewell is going into this game wanting to make a statement and really make this a signature game for him and the Defense, cause really thats what it's going to take.

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