xxi-xxv Posted August 24, 2008 Share Posted August 24, 2008 Jesus Christmas, I am out in my car tonight running some errands and I put on 1050 ESPN radio, Of course they are the Jet station and now known as the "home of Bret Favre" but I need a football fix with the Osi shit and all. So here is a synopsis of what I heard, paraphrasing of course host(some yahoo who I forget who he is) Well folks I just have the feel that this is the year where the Giants go 6-10 and the Jets are the 11-5 team with a home playoff game and all. The Giants have gone in 7 months from an unlikely SB champion and team on the rise to now having this Osi situation and having to deal with the fact that the Jets on the other side of town now have Brett Favre. I almost drove off the road. Now, no doubt that losing OSI is a big loss and we will have to make up that pass rush elsewhere, but lets keep a few things in persepective here, #1, was there ever a team that seemed to be able to ovrcome injuries at key positions better than the 2007 SB Giants? We lost 2 starters and 1 key backup in Kiwi, Shockey and Ward. We played a playoff game on the road in week 1 of the playoffs minues out starting C and starting CB and with a very weakened SLB in Mitchell(who was playing that position for KIWI). #2, Does Mathias Kiwinauka not posses the skills to at the very least replace OSI in certain situations and #3 I love Osi and all, he really truly is great, but and this is a huge but, this is 2 injuries in 3 seasons now, of his 13 sacks last year 6 came in one game against a complete bum and we still do not know how he responds to more double teams now that Strahan is gone, now I know that that seems like its harsh, but if you are going to go the flip side that the Giants are done you at the least have to raise these points if not to play devils advocate with your audience. Now to the Favre comment. I still do not know what a 39 year old Qb, whom we BEAT to get to the SB playing for a team that also plays in NY has anything to do with the Giants? Anyway thats where he lost me, but then The crypt keeper John Clayton came on and this made me laugh, now he is entitled to his opinion but this was a little over the top Clayton(this is a direct quote) "this now makes the Giants #4 in the NFC east" WOW THis is not to minimalize what has happened, this sucks, it sucks donkey balls. I for one though am not buying into t he idea that this one injury changes everything. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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