boohyah Posted November 12, 2007 Share Posted November 12, 2007 will have to wait for a few weeks, till Dallas play Green Bay. So I'm stuck with yesterday. First off, Congrats to Bad Egg. Secondly, we've had winning records at midseason for the last 4 years, which has meant for some reason we are going to the superbowl. Let's learn our lesson please and stop talking like this in the future. Eli is taking a lot of heat today, some deserved, but some not so. Some say the game was lost in the second half, but it was lost IMO in the last 2 minutes of the first. The Giants have the ball with 2 minutes to go in a few games this year, only to completely blow up. Yesterday was no different. There was no reason the team shouldn't have gone in at half time up 17-10. But for some reason, Gilbride decides to shelve the ground game and start throwing. Instead of keeping the tempo going into the second half, we simply handed it off to Dallas. Forget the field goal we got, Dallas had to know they should have been losing, instead it was tied. Up 17-10 and possession to start the 2nd was a scenario that would have been great for us. That said, Eli broke down in the one area he's been best at this year, control. It's going to interesting this week to see what he does now, because he's about to get the roasting of his career from the media. He actually threw the ball well, and Shockey was playing with the Dallas middle defense all game. Plaxico was well covered most of the game, but to at not least one time go deep was poor playcalling on our part. Toomer was okay. Kevin Boss caught a pass!!!!. He's needed to atone for that bullshit holding on Bradshaw's return. Was it just me, or did you get the feeling that Jacobs just wasn't running hard enough early on and just got into his groove later in the game. Maybe that's just me. Poor Snee is killing guys on run blocking this year and get's called in the most important game this year. I thought if Ward had played he could have given us a nice change of pace. We learned very little on defense from the first game. Seriously, 31 points at home is almost as bad as 45 points on the road. We threw every fucking blitz you could think of in the first game and had little success, so why continue with it??. Contain is what works with Dallas. If you need more time to get to Romo, then play better pass coverage, which our linebackers failed to do yesterday, they were at fault for the last TO touchdown because they stayed in the middle, which caused Johnson to cover Witten and Gibril had no help on TO. I thought the front played as well as they were allowed. What bugged me more than anything, is that a vet like Sam Madison can get wrapped up jaw jacking with TO all game like he did. He was sorry into it that he played poorly and note to Sam: any time you start mouthing off to TO, you get burned badly, that's why the kid is a superstar. Spagnolo takes a beating for this and for playing single coverage on TO and not putting Ross or Dockery on him for some plays. Ross's athleticism would have been a help and Dockery is good in downfield coverage. Gibril had a good game, but we have problems in the other safety spot, because Butler is still behind in his development. Overall, not a very smart game by the Defense. Tom, Bradshaw showed yesterday that even though he could fumble now and then, he has the ability to break one, the McQuarters safe 5 yard return needs to go. Tynes is just a running joke now and his late arrival onto the field was a mess!. Don't we have like 100 asst coaches on the sideline to make sure that fucking plays and players are on the field in time. Tom was back to his old deer in the headlights routine yesterday, he seemed to have no control. Are Gilbride and Spagnolo off limits or something. Down 11, with 4 minutes to go, Gilbride starts calling draw plays to Jacobs???, but with 2 minutes to go in the first he wants to go to the air?. Spagnolo never adjusted for TO yesterday. First thing they should do today when they get to the office is ask"what did we, the coaches do wrong?". Bet it won't though. We just lost to a better team though, now we must keep playing harder because they goal has to be to meet that team again later. The road to the Superbowl is going through Dallas. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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