Re: Myth of the Giants Pass Defense
posted at 1/27/2012 6:01 AM EST
In Response to Re: Myth of the Giants Pass Defense
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Myth of the Giants Pass Defense : Hey Jessey, though I'm an avid Sox fan, I don't post too much over on that board simply because that board is dominated by the likes of 3 people, 2 of which I can't stand. I've always liked your posts. I'm all for having fans from opposite teams on our boards as long as they don't troll. You provide a lot of good insight and definitely know the game of baseball. Good to have you over here. I have to agree. This game will either be won by the Pats O-Line or the Giants D-line. If the Pats can give Brady some time like they've been doing most of the season, he'll rip that secondary a new one. I'll take Brady over Manning in a shootout ala Game 17 of the 2007 but I'll take Eli if the Giants front 4 can get to Brady early ala Super Bowl 42. If the Giants D-line plays up to their potential, it'll be Super Bowl 42 all over again. If that is the case, the Pats will especially need to rely on the running game and play action. Hopefully O'Brien won't come out in the Shotgun Spread from the get-go and instead gets BGE some touches early. Also hope to see Ridley back in the game. It'd be nice to see the Rook get some touches but he better hope to God he holds on to it. Either way, best of luck to ya and may the better team win. Cheers.
Posted by IrishMob7[/QUOTE] -
Hey IM - there has been somewhat of a change of personality on the Sox forum the last couple of weeks and for the better. We will see if it lasts.
As for rooting interests in this game, since I am a born NYer, I guess it would be the Giants. But it is certainly no whooping and hollering game for me. My ego takes no leap or hit depending on the outcome of the game.
I find this to be an interesting betting game. It is where I put my money early Monday morning when the first line came out. I thought 3 1/2 points was way too much as I see it being a field goal game either way. Most local bookies shut off betting or didn't even take action on this game because they are so deep in mid season action when the Giants lost to the Skins and the odds of them winning the S.B. went to 100-1. A lot of people dropped nickels and dimes on the Giants with those odds and there is a lot of fear that they won't be able to cover the cash flow out if the GIants do win.
I think this is a 4th qtr game and should be enjoyable to watch. I will say this, Manning is playing at an exceptionally high level right now and his receivers have turned in a scary trio, especially Victor Cruz. I thought Brady was superman vs Denver and since I consider him one of the two greatest QB's in history, he will always scare me, even after he retires. As I said, it is the pass rush on both sides. I don't think the Giants secondary can cover the NE Tight Ends and I do not think NE's secondary can cover the Giants 3 wideouts. Should be a good game - enjoy.
Stop by the Sox forum - with Pujols and Fielder in the AL now, this should be an interesting season.