Top 3 “News” York Giants
Here at GMEN HQ we possess an extensive blogroll, a roll that can be found at the top of the site under “Giant Blogs.” Periodically, we’ll being doing a “top-3″ segment like today, where we feature three paramount New York Giants stories that we find around our blogroll. For this instance, admist the Jints Training Camp with only three days until the Hall of Fame game, the top sites were:
“That’s tough, man, not just because of his age, but you just worry about him long-term, you don’t know what type of long-term effects that may have,’’ Cruz said. “And he’s such a good player, such a special thing about him, and it’s tough he has to go through this now. Hopefully he can get on the right side and we’ll see what happens.’’
Manning has always been very fond of and respected Jeter; he said he tries to keep in contact with him whenever possible and him and his brother Peyton Manning made a visit to Yankee Stadium earlier in the season to see Jeter play at least one last time before retirement. Manning said the best thing he likes about the 40-year-old Yankee captain is his ability to be a role model.
6. Get Ready for Screens – The Giants have been working on at least one screen pass per day at practice. And they go beyond the traditional running back screen that have become the norm around these parts. In particular, the Giants are running a lot more screens to their wide receivers.
So… Flip Wilson, potentially the Giants best weapon for the screen game Ben McAdoo wants to utilize, may not be available for the season (or career) and that is a scary notion. Now, this is not exactly stunning information. After all, the Giants and the fanbase have known for some time that David Wilson was going to face a long journey recovering from such a devastating injury as an NFL running back. But hearing comments like the one above from Victor Cruz just makes the situation all the more humanized and real.
Despite the health of “Flip”, the Giants still have a game this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in Canton. Additionally, the New York Football Giants still have to both install and find a rhythm within Ben McAdoo’s West Coast Offense to the best of their ability before the real season starts. The team has five preseason games to work out the kinks in the system and potentially figure out who the “screen game” role will filter through if it’s not David Wilson.
Also, regardless of Eli Manning remembering special moments with Derek Jeter — phone calls from a decade ago — the QB has to take better care of the football. For the sake of Giants Nation, Derek was quoted as saying (no, not really):
“Hey Eli, throw to the team that is wearing BLUE.”
Because that was the main problem the Giants had last season: turnovers. A lot is said about Eli’s 27 Int’s, but the team also fumbled the ball 26 times. That’s 53 opportunities the G-Men unnecessarily gave their opponents in 2013 to allow them to put points on the board. Unacceptable.
- A Well Designed Scheme
- It’s Fast, Fast, Fast
- Good for Eli
- Ideal for the WR’s
- Best for Cruz
- Get Ready for Screens
- It’s Mismatched with the Offensive Line Talent
- 70 Percent Not Far Off
- RB’s Are Running Routes
- TE’s Are Everywhere
Which leaves you wondering, where’s the avoid turnovers section of the offense? Because really, that should be the New York Football Giants number one priority going into the regular season — Football Security. All that other stuff is great, grand, wonderful… but the Giants can’t turn the ball over like they did last year or their Super Bowl dreams will get curb stomped.
Looking around our blogroll, there is a mixed bag of good news and scary news when it comes to Wilson’s health. However, when it comes to the ultimate goal in football for the New York Giants — winning a Super Bowl — nothing is scarier for Giants Nation than the team not fixing the gaping hole in its GIANT turnover sack.