After surrendering 112 points over their last three games (all losses), the Giants need to step up and beat the Chargers. If the D that played in Philly last week shows up you can chalk this up as a loss. This week is huge for the team, it’s a chance for them to redeem themselves a bit heading to the bye.
If the G-Men can bounce back from that shellacking the Iggs put on them last week, the team might be able to gain some momentum and pull some Super Bowl XLII-style stuff. Lest we forget that stomping the Vikes put on the Giants en route to 18-1 (almost the same score, too; Minn/G-Men was 41-17 and last week’s debacle was 40-17. However, the Vikes thrashing came in Week 12 at home and The Philadelphia Massacre was Week 8 on the road. You never know. Just saying is all.)…
Without further ado, here is the Giants agenda for shutting down the San Diego Super Chargers:
- Stop LT. He stole the nickname from a Hall-of-Fame Giants great, the team should be pissed off about that. LT and Sproles should be held in check if Big Blue expects to win. No more TDs to Brent-Celek-and-Leonard-Weaver-esque players. And please, PLEASE, one of the D-Backs step up. The secondary was a joke against the Eagles. That can’t happen again.
- With a depleted secondary Vincent Jackson could be a big problem all day, Antonio Gates too. Coughlin said that Aaron Rouse (acquired from Packers a few weeks ago) will start at safety, and Canty and Boley should get some snaps. It’s about friggin’ time. Whatever helps that team shut down the Bolts. LISTEN UP DEFENSE: No more short passes going for long gains, no more deep bombs to wide-open receivers and no more playing like you could give two shits about the team and the game. Step up and hit somebody, make something happen!!!!
- Eli needs to sac up. He looked like shit against the Iggs, that second pick was embarrassing. It wasn’t all his fault, by any means, but he needs to play better. Plus, the receivers better get open. When Kevin Boss is your most consistent target, your passing game leaves A LOT to be desired. Where’s the Steve Smith who once upon a time led the NFL in almost every major receiving category?
- The running game needs to get Bradshaw involved early. Jacobs got the majority of the touches in the first half last week, and that’s gotta change.