New York Giants
I do not consider myself an expert on the New York Giants, so I sat down with Giants editor Alex Hoegler to get some inside information on who this Giants team really is and what the Colts can expect Monday night.
1. Eli Manning has played great early on this season, but why the inconsistency from the entire team from week to week?
I think it’s simply the opponent. The Giants are a mediocre team. They are not elite nor terrible. Often, opponents they face (Like Washington,) will shoot themselves in the foot. Eli Manning is solid this year, but his Giants haven’t been able to beat top teams.
2. The Colts have struggled against tight ends this season, can we expect a big night from Larry Donnell?
I would think so. The Colts should worry more about shutting down Odell Beckham Jr. right now. If Davis is on him, the Colts secondary doesn’t have anyone to matchup against Donnell. He’s been their top redzone threat, so I think this is a big week for him.
3. Can Amukamara and Rodgers-Crom…
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Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 9 in the NFL:
5. Robert Griffin III has a big return
Welcome back, RGIII!
Most people are waiting for RGIII to fall on his face when he returns to the Redskins lineup this weekend; it’s almost as though they are rooting for it. But during his absence, Jay Gruden has proven to be a pretty astute coach. So his decision to go back to the former Heisman Trophy winner should be trusted. Watch RGIII prove his coach right, combining for four touchdowns (through the air or on the ground) against the Vikings.
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Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys runs after the catch as Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants tries to make the tackle in the second half at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Since we are living in the year 2014, the first thing that we want to discuss when talking about the NFL is offense and why not? We are in the golden age of quarterbacks with players seemingly breaking records on a weekly basis. But what last year should have taught us is that defense can still win you championships, even in this day and age.
This was no different for the New York Giants heading into this season. They had a new offensive coordinator, quarterback Eli Manning was coming off his worst year as a pro, and there were many new faces to bring into the fold. All of this meant that defense, coming off a season in which it finished eighth, would be expected to carry the team for much of, if not all of, the 2014 campaign.
The first two weeks d…
The 3-4 New York Giants have a lot to prove according to Jason Pierre-Paul. Their division is not really up for grabs because the Cowboys are slowly pulling away, but they are in the toughest division in football. This week the Giants face Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. To many it is just another […]
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I had the chance yesterday to talk to Nik Kline of Cover32 for Indianapolis Colts. Have a look at our interview regarding the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants big Monday Night showdown:
Alex: The Colts were embarrassed against the Steelers offense last week. Was that one bad performance by the secondary, or is it that putrid?
Nik: The secondary was done for once Vontae Davis left the game with a knee injury, and he is now day-to-day. Davis was playing the best ball of his position this season. But the real reason the secondary looked so putrid was the fact that the Colts got zero pressure on Big Ben. Roethlisberger was hit once during 49 drop-backs Sunday, and played a perfect game. He literally had all day to throw, and he made the Colts pay for that. I do not care how good your secondary is, no one can have a good day when the defensive line plays that bad.
Alex: Other than Andrew Luck, what has been the main reason for the Colts success this year?
Nik:The pace of the offense. The Colts have ran a
It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just eight weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance.
Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend:
5. Chip Kelly
This guy is a genius? Really?
For all the hype surrounding his offense, the Eagles have struggled on that side of the ball, at least in terms of scoring points, in three of the past four games. And they’ve only managed to post a 1-2 record thus far on the road. Thus, their road game this week against a good Houston defense will be a test. Can the Eagles avoid a two-game losing skid? Only if Kelly’s much-ballyhooed offense kicks it into another gear.
Heat Index: 3 – The Eagles are a legit contender in the NFC East, so there’s no reason to push a panic button; but Kelly’s offense needs to be more consistent
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Yawn. That’s how the sports world collectively responded to Tuesday’s trade deadline in the NFL, a much-anticipated day that wound up generating less than Al Capone’s vault. Aside from a couple of transactions made by the lowly Buccaneers, involving a couple of players that most people had never heard of, the deadline came and went without anyone noticing.
Given the hype that surrounds the NFL nowadays, where everything that happens in the league is trumpeted like it’s headline news, the trade deadline being much ado about nothing isn’t exactly shocking; it’s to be expected. But it’s also not the only thing that gets more attention than it rightfully deserves.
The league is filled with overhyped things, people, events, etc. From coast to coast, there are aspects of the NFL that garner way more interest than they deserve.
Who and what makes that list? Here are 10 things more overhyped than the NFL trade deadline:
10. Jerry’s World
It’s a stadium, not a UFO
Yes, AT&T Stadium is a state
During the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants drafted linebacker Devon Kennard out of USC in the fifth round (174th overall). Last year the Gmen’s defense allowed 383 total points, surrendering about 24 points a game. Without a doubt, this team needed to make transactions on the defensive side of the ball. After having an impressive training camp and preseason, Kennard made the team with ease and earned a spot on special teams as well as backup linebacker. After starting middle linebacker Jon Beason went down with another season ending toe injury last week, Kennard moved up to the starting outside linebacker spot as Jameel McClain was forced to move to the middle. The Giants expect a lot of this rookie linebacker, as he is going to be put to the test against top NFL offenses in the next couple of weeks.
Kennard played for the University of Southern California (USC) from 2010 to 2013. He showed exceptional shutdown ability and displayed tremendous versatility as he started at defensive end, middle linebacke
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Victor Cruz is already out for the year, as is stud cornerback Walter Thurmond. The New York Giants have been hit hard with injuries, but it got even worse.
Linebacker Jon Beason will undergo toe surgery and is done for the year, according to ESPN.com.
Beason had 11 tackles and one pass defended in four games this season. If he was healthy, we would have probably seen a lot more from him.
It’s up to someone in the Giants secondary to replace his leadership for the remainder of the season.
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For the second straight season the Giants enter their bye week under .500. It’s likely that they will be forced to win seven of their final nine games to avoid missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season. The Giants are desperate to upgrade their talent on both sides of the ball and there are some intriguing names that are generating a lot of chatter around the league.
Unfortunately the Giants will likely do what they always do at the trade deadline, which is nothing. Here are three names that could help turn their season around, but the Giants will not deal for.
The Giants trade a third round pick for Lion’s defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh
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