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The Giants' offense is supposedly the strength of the team. It has to start playing like it. In the last three weeks, the offense has scored 17, 14, and 20 points. More productivity across the board is needed. The time is now. The Eagles and Cowboys are only one game back.

 

This is a big game for Eli Manning for a few reasons. The Jaguars are a very good defensive football team who are quite capable of causing problems for the Giants' ground attack. Jacksonville is likely to stack the line and dare Eli to beat them. Secondly, with injuries continuing to be a factor on defense and offense, Eli's team needs him to perform at a higher level more now than ever before. While he will be a better quarterback in future seasons with added experience, he has played in enough games now to expect him to play like the first player taken in the 2004 NFL Draft. Thirdly, a significant portion of the team's fan base is starting to turn on him. Phil Simms experienced the same thing. And the only way Phil silenced most of those detractors was going out and winning a World Championship.

 

Defensive tackles Marcus Stroud and John Henderson are the strength of the Jaguars' defense. Stroud is “questionable” with an ankle injury while Henderson is “questionable” with a hamstring injury. Both players are big and disruptive. Stroud normally will line up over the right guard (Chris Snee) while Henderson usually plays over the left guard (David Diehl). Of course, the issue outside is LT Bob Whitfield against the quick outside rushers. Losing DE Reggie Hayward for the year was a blow to the Jaguars, but reserve Bobby McCray (6 sacks) can rush the passer. He can play both end spots so both RT Kareem McKenzie and Whitfield may have to deal with him (though he mostly has played over the right tackle in place of Hayward). Paul Spicer is the other end. He's a bigger player and not as strong at rushing the passer.

 

The linebacking corps, due to the absence of Mike Peterson, who is on Injured Reserve, is an ordinary group. Ex-Giant Nick Greisen and Clint Ingram start outside and Daryl Smith is the middle linebacker. He's their best linebacker and leading tackler. The Jaguars do blitz a lot so blitz pick-ups by the offensive line, backs, and tight ends will be critical. The thumb injury to Barber could be an issue here.

 

Personally, I think it's time to take some of the heat off of Manning and Whitfield and focus on what the Giants do best and that is run the football. If Barber's hand is an issue, Brandon Jacobs is quite capable of carrying the load and serving as a spark for this team. I would run, run, run. Pound the football and wear down Jacksonville. Coughlin had Manning throw too much last season (third-highest in the league in terms of passing attempts) and I think they are over-emphasizing him now this year too. Run the damn football!

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Jacksonville is in the lower half of the league when it comes to Sacks, so Eli should have some time. Even with the lack of sacks they are very high when it comes to INT's

 

The weaker point of thier D is against the run, giving up an average of over 103 yards a game.

 

What does that say to you..... (What do you think is says to Huff :furious:) It says to me, run the fucking ball until they bring the 8th man in the box, then hit shockey in the middle and Plex Deep. Couter-act the blitz with screens and draw plays.

 

DO NOT PASS ON FIRST DOWN for atleast the first half! Force them to commit that 8th man and bustem with a deep pass with a play action when Jacobs is in the back field.

 

This is a winnable game tonight, on a national stage. Kick some ass and ESPN will be saying that the Gmen are superbowl bound again

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As far as manning "stepping up", that should have happened against the Bears. Lets all hope he plays better then he did against the bears. But with the defense starting to mirror last years disaster, it is starting to look like last year again with the pressure falling on manning to score points. And we all know what happened with that.

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Jacksonville is in the lower half of the league when it comes to Sacks, so Eli should have some time. Even with the lack of sacks they are very high when it comes to INT's

 

The weaker point of thier D is against the run, giving up an average of over 103 yards a game.

 

What does that say to you..... (What do you think is says to Huff :furious:) It says to me, run the fucking ball until they bring the 8th man in the box, then hit shockey in the middle and Plex Deep. Couter-act the blitz with screens and draw plays.

 

DO NOT PASS ON FIRST DOWN for atleast the first half! Force them to commit that 8th man and bustem with a deep pass with a play action when Jacobs is in the back field.

 

This is a winnable game tonight, on a national stage. Kick some ass and ESPN will be saying that the Gmen are superbowl bound again

Gorilla we must be twins that were separated at birth....or we did the same girls or something, because you took the words right out of my mouth.

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Jacksonville is in the lower half of the league when it comes to Sacks, so Eli should have some time. Even with the lack of sacks they are very high when it comes to INT's

 

The weaker point of thier D is against the run, giving up an average of over 103 yards a game.

 

What does that say to you..... (What do you think is says to Huff :furious:) It says to me, run the fucking ball until they bring the 8th man in the box, then hit shockey in the middle and Plex Deep. Couter-act the blitz with screens and draw plays.

 

DO NOT PASS ON FIRST DOWN for atleast the first half! Force them to commit that 8th man and bustem with a deep pass with a play action when Jacobs is in the back field.

 

This is a winnable game tonight, on a national stage. Kick some ass and ESPN will be saying that the Gmen are superbowl bound again

Told you so..... :furious::doh::furious:

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