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'Pathetic' ground game again in Jacobs' hands

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08:01 AM ET 11.25 | At least in this case, Brandon Jacobs won't be playing in front those Giants fans so willing to boo these days. Reinforcements for the Giants' "pathetic" running game do not appear to be on the way. Though Ahmad Bradshaw vowed last week to test his broken right foot sometime this week, it did not happen on Thursday. The injured running back was sidelined during the Giants??? Thanksgiving Day practice and he could be in line to miss his fourth straight game. That means that [Jacobs], the Giants??? angry running back who led what Tom Coughlin called a "pathetic" rushing game last Sunday night against the Eagles, could get yet another start as Big Blue takes on the Saints (7-3) Monday night.

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November 25, 2011  08:44 AM ET

I thought Jacobs was done!! What happened?

November 25, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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I thought Jacobs was done!! What happened?

He is but the Giants just don't know it yet.

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November 25, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I thought Jacobs was done!! What happened?

He said last year if he didn't play up to his expectations he was gonna quit...guess he had low expectations

November 25, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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Giants should abandoned the ground game altogether...

So it seems. And it is not going to get better with Beatty out. It was a remade line to begin with, Methinks it will get remade again next year.

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November 25, 2011  09:49 AM ET
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The pass game shall open the running game. NO's D isn't great, exploit the void

Will it matter. The Giants LBs will get abused in the short passing game all day by Brees. 40 points would not be enough.

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November 25, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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I predict the Gmen get 37 yards on the ground, 180 yards in the air. And earn a final score of 42-10 in favor of the Saints

About right. Does not look good. Too bad about the injuries this year, there is not a good team in the NFC East. If the Redskins had stayed healthy, they had as good a chance as anyone.

November 25, 2011  10:21 AM ET
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I predict the Gmen get 37 yards on the ground, 180 yards in the air. And earn a final score of 42-10 in favor of the Saints

Hey, crazier things have happened, like when Seattle stunned the world and the Saints last year during the playoffs.

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November 25, 2011  11:02 AM ET

This could be a wonderful weekend for me.

Go Saints!!!

Go Patriots!!!

Go Seabags!!!

November 25, 2011  11:26 AM ET
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This could be a wonderful weekend for me. Go Saints!!! Go Patriots!!! Go Seabags!!!

We'll do our best. Thanks for not letting the Fish get too full of themselves.

November 25, 2011  11:53 AM ET
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We'll do our best. Thanks for not letting the Fish get too full of themselves.

Game lived up to my fears... Moore is a good QB for the Fins system. Consistently exposed our CB...

We need Mike Jenkins back in a hurry (can't believe I just typed that...)

November 25, 2011  12:04 PM ET

Damn those 49ers...

November 25, 2011  12:14 PM ET
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Damn those 49ers...

That's the secret to beating the 49ers... Put it in Smith's hands and take it out of Gore's.

Worked for the Cowboys...

November 25, 2011  12:45 PM ET
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So it seems. And it is not going to get better with Beatty out. It was a remade line to begin with, Methinks it will get remade again next year.

Shame too, because it obscures the actually very decent year Eli is having. The guy has no RB's and spends 30 minutes a game running for his life, and he's still putting up 300 and 2 TD's every single week. If you want to complain about the INT's, fine...but considering his terrified fleeing of charging linemen brings back memories of Carr in Houston, he's really keeping them in every single game almost single-handedly.

November 25, 2011  01:02 PM ET

I haven't given up on the Giants yet, but they do need to change their offensive approach. Less off-tackle stuff and more sweeps, flare passes, and screens. Get Da'rel Scott into the offense with a package that utilizes his speed.

 
November 25, 2011  03:46 PM ET
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That's the secret to beating the 49ers... Put it in Smith's hands and take it out of Gore's. Worked for the Cowboys...

Not sure how many QBs would be able to thrive with that wicked pass rush coming. It seemed he was under pressure the whole night.

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