Monday, December 12, 2005

Giants fail to impress back home

Check out what they're saying up north about the Giants after their less-than-dominant, 26-23 victory over the injury-depleted Eagles on Sunday:

From the Asbury Park Press:
Winning without impressing
The Giants set out on an improbable mission on Sunday, trying to make a star out of a tiny running back named Ryan Moats. While they were at it they also delved into the highly unlikely, attempting the daring feat of turning Mike McMahon into a reasonable facsimile of an NFL quarterback.

While their efforts were commendable, the Giants came up short.

They failed to pull off the impossible as well: As hard as they might have tried, they could not lose to the Eagles, a team that most recently got smoked by a score of 42-0 at home, on Monday Night Football, in front of God and country and the ghost of Howard Cosell."
From Newsday:
Given a leg to stand on
At least Jay Feely found some measure of redemption. Were it not for his 36-yard field goal that beat the Eagles in overtime, 26-23, this easily could have been another lost day on the road for the Giants.

Lost as in: four players, including linebacker Antonio Pierce and offensive linemen Luke Petitgout and Kareem McKenzie, lost to injuries; three lost passes by Eli Manning, who barely threw the ball deep all day and still managed to be picked off three times, and a lost first half by the Giants' defense, which allowed a second-tier Eagles offense to run wild for two quarters.

"That was . . . terrible," said linebacker Carlos Emmons (a former Eagle), who moved from strong-side to weak-side linebacker after Pierce went down with a sprained right ankle with 4:18 left in the first quarter. "We won, but we're not happy with it. I know I'm not. We came back as a defense and played well in the second half, but it's still not a game you can be happy about."
From the New York Daily News:
Manning, Tom nearly Cough one up
Tom Coughlin has rescued a floundering franchise in less than two seasons. Eli Manning is the foundation of the revival. They have the Giants on the verge of making the playoffs and positioned to make a run deep into January.

But to make more than a quick one-and-done playoff appearance, Coughlin and Manning have to pick up their games. Their decision-making yesterday in the Giants' 26-23 overtime victory over the Eagles, a team with no hope, put the game on the right foot of Jay Feely, which has been an adventure the last couple of weeks.

Manning has passed the point where his mistakes are excused by his inexperience. Nobody wants to hear that anymore. The Giants are in a pennant race.

No coach prepares a team better than Coughlin, but his game-management skills need some refining.
From the New York Post:
Forget pretty. Forget crisp. Most definitely forget dominant. The playoff race is on and the Giants remain alone atop the NFC East, somehow, some way.
They cling to their one-game lead over the Cowboys because they built a lead, blew a lead and got down-and-dirty in a rock-'em, sock-'em scrum with the Eagles yesterday at Lincoln Financial Field. They won a game because their defense finally awakened, they won largely in spite of Eli Manning and mostly because a kicker named Jay Feely was able to come up big after coming up small the past two weeks.


At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! could they rip apart a team that lost most of there starters anymore???? new papers are a bunch of morons and they make up most of there shit anyway

At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen the Giants played an awful game theres no doubt. But to say thats how good they are is ridiculous. Break down there losses this season. They have four of them. Two were in overtime. One loss was a game where their defense didnt give up an offensive touchdown (Min), but they gave up two ST's TD's. The only real loss they had was a game AT SD, when Eli played probably his best game as a pro, but the defense was terrible that day. Im not saying they are the best team ever, but to say they are barely better than the Eagles is stupid. Remember, the Giants went TO Seattle and took that team to OT, and Feely missed 3 game winning FG's (the same Seattle team that beat the Eagles by 42 pts).

At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only reason the giants seem like a contender is that the eagles are so depleted that the nfc looks like a challange, the giants will go one and done in the playoffs, if manning threw 3 int's should have been (5) against the "depleted" eagles D,, what the hell are they going to do against a team that could generate a passrush with just 4 guys, they are a long way away,, by the time eli is good,, the rest of the team will be old and finished, also it's such a pleasure to see him (manning) strugle like this,, this kid can't even decide for himself,,, Daddy my his decisions,, hence the draft. it's Pathetic to see someone who can't decide on there own.
i am so excited about the eagles next year,, when all the injurys are healed and they pick up a WR and a DE in FA draft a few of the same,, all will be better in Phily.
they will win the EAst by 7 games again,, can't wait to see Moats run again,, that was refreshing to see such quickness around the corners,, dont get me wrong westbrook is good,, but can't match the speed of moats,, and tp see teams try and chase him down will be fun..
Go Draft

At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah next year should be great for the Iggles....NOT. Is Kearse getting younger? Dawkins? How about your OT's? LB's? DT's? You think your going to pick up all that in the draft and free agency? Forget it pal. Listen keep looking forward to next year. I've heard the same thing from Eagles fans every year. Its always next year, next year, next year. LOL. Give me a break. I thought THIS was supposed to be their year! What happened? LOL. Get ready for that draft pal.....its ALL you have to look forward to. LOL. And for the record what part of the Eagles d is depleted? LOL. Its the offense thats depleted moron.

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey boys, big win yesterday! I bet your all in a great mood after that display of great football i saw in St Louis......omg that was the saddest thing i've ever seen in my life. LOL. Hahahahaha! E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles! LOL. All your team did was cost you a couple of spots in the draft. LOL. Omg that team is so pathetic. LOL. Dont worry boys theres always NEXT YEAR. LOL. Thats all i ever hear from Eagles fans, next year, next year, next year, next year, next year. Its been like 40 next years and still no Super Bowl for Philly. LOL. But look at the bright side beagles fans, at least you guys have a cool fight song to sing to eachother. LOL. E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles! LOL LOL LOL. By the way did you see that display of great football on Saturday put on by the Giants? Wow that was impressive. I bet you were all sitting in awe as Tiki ran for 220. Wish you had him dont you? Thats okay you have Ryan Moats and Reno Mahe, and they're pretty damn good if you ask me. LOL. Oh i almost forgot about Lamar Gordon too. He's really good. LOL. Big game next week for you against Arizona (might be the least watched game in NFL history) LOL. E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles! LOL

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles! Hey whats the spread for the big game on Sunday? LOL. I think the bird's are underdogs. LOL


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