Giants vs Buccaneers
Giants vs Buccaneers. Well after the debacle that was our home opener and banner raising game against the Cowgirls, Big Blue fans are hungry for a win. It took the team two games to put a big W on the record last season; let’s hope the same happens this season. Tampa opened up strong against a young energetic Carolina Panthers team, led by Cam Newton and recent Boston College player Luke Kuechly. They were able to make Cam scramble out of the pocket with a persistent pass rush, which surprisingly led to three
sacks against the nimble sophomore. They were also able to pick Newton twice, one by the ageless wonder (and only respectable one of the two brothers) Ronde Barber. On the offensive side, the Bucs added big name Vincent Jackson to the mix, which actually gives Josh Freeman someone to look at. Doug Martin also turned out to be a stud in their first game. So the Giants have to look to contain both a viable pass and rush game.
On the Giant side of the ball, the wrecking crew needs to step their damn game up. Letting Romo throw for 300 yards is absolutely unacceptable, even though it seems to be becoming par for the course. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a mediocre quarterback slip out of the monster hands of the front four on your defense time and again. Tuck has to slam his ass into the god damn turf. Looking back at that game, I can sit here and dwell on the missed calls by the scab refs, but that isn’t going to change the 0-1 record. The Giants have to
move on to Sunday and prepare for another somewhat mobile QB, who can move out of the pocket and test the safeties with Jackson. JPP, Tuck, Osi and the linebackers have to be on their toes, ready for some solid rushing followed by the play action. Webster needs to get his head out of his ass and not get burned by a no named WR like that jackoff Ogletree. The G-men still have some big names on the probable and questionable lists, like Nicks, Coe and Amukamara. Hopefully some of those guys will fight through the pain, not get hurt, and show that they can be dominant. Let’s also hope that the Black Unicorn can be just as magical as last week, so that Eli still has a reliable guy with good hands that he can check down too. But as always, defense wins championships. The guys need to prove why they are the Big Blue Wrecking crew; get to the fricken quarterback, actually bring him down and stop letting up the home run plays.
I’ll be at the game Sunday, with my brother and buddy (still looking for those jerseys), hoping to see Coughlin run up the scoreboard like it’s the Dream Team playing against the Catholic High School All-Stars. Give me a shout if you see us on the big screen, they’ll just have to turn those cameras up to the nosebleeds.
Let’s Go Big Blue!
PS- Somebody give Cruz some fucking Stick’em