The Snoopy Bowl turns into The Sloppy Bowl in the Meadowlands


Well, that was fun.  NOT.  Game 3 of preseason and ya just gotta see some progress.

Stating the obvious to any fan or human being with an ounce of realism: there was really nothing offensively that looked like it would be ready for regular season in under 2 weeks.  And while there are many Giants fans who continue to say, “We’re fine, it’s only preseason”, or “Don’t say anything negative about my Giants”, allow me to tell you this: by ignoring reality, we can’t fix our issues (in football or anywhere in life).  So as I sit here and shake my head, I’ll just share a few thoughts I have coming out of tonight’s game against the pitiful Jets (who won the game):

  • Make no mistakes – nobody won in this game.  If there ever were a game where 2 teams deserved to lose, this was it.
  • Our QBs didn’t look any better than Smith and Sanchez tonight.
  • Our offensive units seemed to be playing from different playbooks.
  • Cordle?  Sorry, but I was rooting for Shaun O’Hara to put on some pads.
  • Highlights: We saw Steve Weatherford about 80 times.
  • Lowlights:  We saw Steve Weatherford about 80 times.
  • Perhaps when they heard ‘Snoopy Bowl’, they heard ‘Sloppy Bowl’ instead.
  • The running backs were back to ineffective tonight on all but one play.
  • The running backs apparently can do some running during returns (but one or two good plays do not a game make).
  • I have changed my mind on which linebackers are staying, and which are on the verge of being cut.  I had high hopes for someone, but I’ve seen nothing of note.  I believe there are 7 spots.
  • Trattou and Tracy were in the game more (Tracy for some plays with 1st team), than Ojomo tonight.
  • Jernigan’s 9 Giants lives have got to be over already.  Can’t count on any consistency.
  • Am I missing something or have I not seen anything of note from Adrian Robinson?  Aside from good old Bear Pascoe, our Tights Ends are far from lighting me up.
  • That unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Matt Simms (who should be the starting Jets QB next week) was ludicrous.
  • Discipline is lacking.  The 4 contiguous defensive penalties in the first quarter were also… ludicrous.
  • It was wonderful to see Terrell Thomas back on the field, tackling, pumped, and right in it.  20 snaps I believe.  I hope he can continue in a positive direction.
  • On Special Teams, the one person I see right in the thick of EVERY play?  Zak DeOssie, Long Snapper.
  • A couple bubble guys who stood out: Patterson, Austin, Bosworth, McBride.
  • I wish we could keep more guys on the Defensive Line.
  • I wish there were a magic pill for the Offensive Line.
  • If I could hypnotize the Giants Offensive Line, I would snap my fingers and tell them to act like a steel wall.
  • I like this kid Charles James.  He’s got a little fire.
  • Unfortunately, still no Cooper Taylor.
  • Turns out the Meadowlands Blood Drive took place (a few too many times) today.

More soon.  I need to recuperate overnight.  First cuts are Monday by 4pm EST.  Good times ahead for Coach Coughlin.

Ali

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