Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New York Giants - Rd1 Redskins - Review

Welcome to season 2011.

Let's hope it improves.

I do it to myself every team, every sport. I went into this game almost expecting a win. What I got was a bucket load of disappointment.

Don't get me wrong Rex Grossman played a good game and the Redskins played a smart game but the Giants didn't help themselves either.

Yeah Yeah I'm aware that the defence was decimated (or worse) but there were also some stupid errors and lacklustre efforts.

Ok where do I start? Injuries or stats?

Defensive injuries: We went into the season opener without our #1 and #3 cornerback and #1 defensive player/lineman Justin Tuck.

So I guess it's no wonder they gave up 305 yards and 2 touchdowns in the air. And 3 offensive touchdowns in total. On a good note Jason Pierre-Paul continued his good form with 6 tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble. The Giants D accounted for 4 sacks and 74 nett yards rushing. However too many 3rd downs were converted and things need to tighten up quickly!

The is news about that the only bright light for the New York Offence Hakeem Nicks has some knee issues and is being tested as we speak. He pulled in 7 receptions for 122 yards including a 68 yarder in the first quarter to the 1 leading to Eli Manning's 1 yard rushing touchdown to give the Giants the first score on the board. Let's hope he's ok!

Eli continued on from last year with a silly interception that resulted in a Touchdown for the Redskin defence. The Giants also lost the penalty count 8 for 63 yards against 3 for 25.

The Giants will be trying to kick start a winning streak this Monday Night verses the St Louis Rams.

The most intriguing battle would be the running back one. Last year Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs worked well together with Bradshaw piling up 1200+ yards and Jacobs keeping an impressive 5.6 average. Bradshaw looked like he was hitting the line at half pace at times but still had 13 carries to Jacobs' 6. I'd personally like to see Jacobs carrying at least 10-15 times a game.

Until then hail to the Capital!

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