Greg Cosell of NFL Films analyzed the game tape of this past Saturday's game.
While I did not agree with all of the observations, there were more than a few which were consistent with our view of what took place:
Giants offense lacked consistency but they made a number of explosive plays which compensated for it
A significant problem for Sanchez is his accuracy, misses too many throws that are there- Not the kind of QB that makes receivers better with precise ball location
Onto matters of popcorn and cotton candy, the Pro Bowl announcements arrived yesterday...
Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul made the Pro Bowl. Elliot Harrison is so wrong on Eli Manning. My biggest criticisim in the past 7 years is that Eli could not carry the team when the team needed him to do so. So this year he finally has that sonic boom year where he does it all, and this terd is trying to tell us he wants Romo or Stafford? In 2011, in the NFC, it is very easy: Rodgers, Brees and Eli Manning, in that order. Period.
To be fair to Harrison, he is spot on re Cruz. 400 more yards than Jennings? Sorry Green Bay, but if your team is loaded enough that it has to spread the cheese around a little too much, then Jennings is going to come up short because Cruz has delivered too often and too much. This is one of the reasons why the Pro Bowl is such a joke. I apologize for even mentioning this bubble gum, but it is an 8 day week and I am off from work, so I have been seeing a lot of fluff movies lately.
the pro-bowl game is a joke, but being selected should not be. my biggest problem is 2-fold: 1. allowing the ignorant and/or homer fans to vote, period. 2. deciding who is in before the season is even over--many a time someone has a big last game or two and leapfrogs over the competition. ie. toomer is 2002 where he had a monster 200-yard 3-td performance the last game. really pathetic that he didnt make the squad that year.
cosell points out that the giants were playing predominantly man in coverage.
the biggest difference in this game defensively (other than not playing Romo/brees/rodgers) was tuck playing well. when this defense gets consistent pressure (like it did most of last year) it can be a good defense. They don't have the LBs or depth in the secondary to cover for extended periods of time (rolle in the slot for most of the game??? that is not ideal)
Wow. Not my perception at all. I saw some man but there was plenty of zone. I haven't the benefit of the film so I will only say if they were playing man, they weren't playing it all that tight. They gave Sanchez everything underneath, that's for sure.
And as far as the pro bowl goes, major league sports all-star games have become increasingly irrelevant over the years (irrelevant to the players more than anything, it's just a reason to party) but the pro- bowl is the undisputed king of sporting event that exists for no other reason than it just exists. Players don't want to play on it, the most die- hard football fans don't watch it, and ESPN barely wants to televise it. For good player ranking go to a place like Pro Football Weekly and argue and debate with people who at least know what they're talking about.
9-7 or Bust!