State Your Case Giants Vs Redskins
The Giants square off against Washington to shoot the fair one. In the Redskins corner is diehard Steve Shoup of Fanspeak.com (check out his Draft Simulator and play GM) He will tell you the Skins have a punchers chance.
Despite being a diehard Redskins fan, I really don’t believe the Redskins can or will beat the Giants this week, but here are my best three reasons as to why I might be wrong.
Alfred Morris vs the Giants run defense:
Ryan Kerrigan vs Justin Pugh:
The Redskins don’t have much going for them defensively, but the one thing they can count on is LOLB Ryan Kerrigan. Even without much consistent help from the DL and the absence fellow OLB Brian Orakpo, Kerrigan is having a career year and is terrorizing right tackles. Pugh has struggled some this year and it could be a favorable match-up for Kerrigan to exploit and make some big plays. Unless a repeat of Week 4 happens, this game figures to be close, so one big defensive play by Kerrigan could swing this game into the Redskins win column.
Jay Gruden is desperate:
Both teams are out of it and while both head coaches will of course be looking for a win to point to, things are getting a little desperate for Jay Gruden. He made the controversial call to bench Robert Griffin III, and now is getting significant push back by the fans and some in the media. With the Redskins offense continuing to struggle without Griffin, Gruden is looking worse and worse (though it was probably the right call). While most think it is unlikely that Gruden would get the ax this offseason, if the Redskins continue to disappoint and roll over to their opponents, Gruden might find himself looking for work. This is by far the most winnable of the Redskins remaining games, so look for Gruden to get creative and risky in his play calling. The past couple weeks the Redskins have tried to be more daring in their calls, and that will likely continue to try to end this losing streak.
Blogging for our Giants is Tim Merritt, The Giants finally got a win last week and now they are about to face their NFC east rival, Washington Redskins. This is going to be the start of a winning streak and this is why: