Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Feeling Blue Today

This season has been atrocious and disappointing, but today marked a day where it became a sad season as well.

Coach Mcadoo decided it was time to move on from Eli Manning


To this guy. 

Eli was given the chance to start  just to keep his streak alive, but was told he would not play a full game so Eli decided to take a step back and let Geno start. Eli starts to win a game and finish it. Not to play it like a preseason game and get pulled.  

He deserved a better finish in Big Blue if this was it for him. It was a franchise he never missed a start for and one he poured his heart and soul into.  Not to mention won two rings with and was an incredible leader on and off the field.

You could tell in Eli's press conference he was not happy at all with the coaches decision and wasn't sure what his future will be with the team. 

All I can hope is that he hangs on and stays another year. This team when healthy is only a oline away from big things and a new coach and GM of course.

What do you guys think of Mcadoo bold move?

Monday, November 20, 2017

What An Ending!

The Giants notched their second win of the year thanks to a solid effort all around. Defense forced 3 turnovers, Eli didn't throw an interception, there was even some trickery.

The biggest play of the game, even though it is hard to choose just one, was the catch and touchdown (despite the refs bad call of saying he was down) was by Roger Lewis.

I snagged this autograph rookie Contenders card of him last year for $2 knowing the potential he had. He showed it yesterday.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Snagging Donruss

Well, with the Giants in a 1-6 hole with no hope left for the season, I at least have hope in my collecting of them ad I have added have ton of cards through trades this year.

When sorting those cards out and putting them away, i discovered I have quite the collection of Donruss Paul Perkins cards going on especially with 2016 Donruss Optic.

Maybe I should try for a rainbow? What do you guys think?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

0-4, Oh The Hearbreak

0-4. I don't have words for the 2017 NY Giants team anymore. They seem to want to win, but can't seem to seal up a win. The last two weeks have been the hardest. Watching the Eagles kick a 61 yard field goal by a rookie to end it. Ouch. It didn't help that the Giants punter muffed a punt to give them the field position to try it. Follow that up with a game I couldn't watch because Fox plays Patriot games where I live over Giants ones, watching my phone tracker show the Giants trail 13-0 early, coming all the way back to take a 23-22 lead and having the defense and punter again blow it late and lose by a last second field goal.

This week they face a 0-4 Chargers team that is just as antsy for a win as the Giants are. This game I can actually watch on CBS Sunday at 1pm and I expect it to be a fight to the end. Especially for the history between the two teams. Back in 2004, Eli Manning was drafted 1st overall by the Chargers but wasn't happy about it. So with the 4th overall pick the Giants drafted Phillip Rivers and traded him among a handful of 2005 draft picks to the Chargers for Eli. I would say the draft worked out well for the Giants for as much as they gave up. Eli has 2 Super Bowl rings and MVP's, Rivers has 0.

Today's post will remain cardless for today. Zero cards because of zero wins. If they can beat SD on Sunday, expect a much more upbeat post next week.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

0-2

Oh boy. Words cannot express the way this season has started out for the G-men. The offense continues to stumble and the defense isn't playing it's best either.

Whose fault is it overall? Well, the teams.

The offensive line continues to let Eli get smacked around especially LT Flowers, they are not blocking well enough for any kind of run game, when Eli had time, not very often, he held it too long and the WR's couldn't get open. Then came the big what-would-have-been 30 yard gain drop by Brandon Marshall in the 3rd quarter, the failed kickoff and some bad coverage in special teams. Not to mention a defense that couldn't keep Matthew Stafford from running on them. They also had two key starters out.

How are they going to fix these problems before things implode? Well, that oline is still the biggest key. Fix that, get a run game, throw short quick passes, keep the defense off the field more often and practice special teams. It sounds easy, but it's not going to be. They don't have a whole lot they can do with the oline unless they take a look at free agency.

There was one bright spot last night,
 

Evan caught his very first NFL touchdown and looked like the best WR on the field last night. 

I am hopeful still for this team that they can turn things around against the Eagles. If you all remember correctly, the 2007 Super Bowl winning team started out 0-2 and looked worst than this one. Can this team be another version of that one? Well, it's gotta start with a tough Eagles road win.