Every week we like to do a question and answer session with the editor of the enemy’s site here on Fansided.com. Here is part one of my conversation with “Inside the Iggles”.
1. The Giants came into the 2011 season as an afterthought, which is quite a feat for a New York team. What’s been the biggest reason the Giants have exceeded expectations?Coaching. The media loves to call Tom Coughlin old and out of touch. If you have ever met the man, old and irrelevant are the last thoughts that come to your mind. He is always prepared, and has developed a depth on this team that many thought didn’t exist. Also the development of young players such as Victor Cruz, Jake Ballard, and Kevin Boothe to name a few.
2. Brandon Jacobs continues to be a perplexing figure. He wants the ball more, he wants out of New York, he wants to win for his teammates. He seems to always have something to say. What’s the overall impression of Jacobs in New York right now?As Fans, we are tired of Brandon talking. In New York it is not possible to say something off the cuff and get away with it. He really needs to just play for his teammates, and be productive. I feel that Brandon suffers from never having a mentor in this league. The leaders on the offensive team when he arrived were not model citizens, and he has never really learned how to be a pro and just play the game.
3. This is a game the Giants should win. Is there any one player or aspect of playing the Eagles that scares you heading into Sunday night’s game?I am not sure we “Should” win this game. A division game in the NFC EAST is usually a tough affair, and a toss up at best. What scares me about the Eagles? Their desperation, their overall offensive talent, and an improving defense that has a lot to prove.
4. It’s been well-documented the Giants have a brutal schedule down the stretch. How do you see the NFC East playing out over the season’s final seven weeks?I am actually doing an article documenting the results and details of each of our opponents games for the next seven weeks. I think that IF the Giants can win this week, they put themselves in a position to control their own fate, and that is all you can ask in the NFL.
5. This game is billed as a must-win for the Eagles, but it isn’t. They’re screwed. It’s a much bigger game for the Giants because it sets the tone as they get set to duel with Dallas over the final month. Who do you like in this game and why?I still like the Giants match-up against your defense, and a maybe less than 100% Michael Vick. Le Sean McCoy is the x factor as our run defense has been less than stellar this year to date. As always, this will be a dog-fight to the finish!