1.31.2008

To Quote Bruce, "..Waitin' On A Miracle"

Before I even write anything:

IT IS GOING TO TAKE A PERFECT GAME FOR THE GIANTS TO BEAT THE PATRIOTS.

That said, here's maybe a glimpse to how:

Obviously, the Giants can't turn the ball over. If they do, they somehow have to WIN the turnover battle vs. the Patriots. I don't like those odds, so not turning the ball over - period - is the best recipe for success.

Secondly, the Giants MUST get pressure from UP THE MIDDLE on Tom Brady. Brady is a killer when he steps up in the pocket. Brady's completion percentage drops significantly when he rolls out. And if he rolls out versus the Giants?


You get to run into Mike Strahan and Osi Umenyiora, and it's damn hard to keep your eyes downfield when those two guys are within arm's reach. That said, Brady gets rid of the ball in less than one second after the snap. Even unblocked, it is impossible to get to him that way. I say, delay the edge rush by ONE STEP and push up the middle, then when Brady had to take off to the his left or right - here comes the Strahan/Umenyiora surge. That might make it difficult to get the ball off to:

Wes Welker, the assassin of the short-passing game. Welker and Moss MUST GET HIT and get hit a lot. Even if they catch it. The Giants defense is going to be playing like Team Rabies. There is no tomorrow, there isn't another meaningful football game until next September, so I expect bloodthirsty madness for 60 minutes. I think the Giants are very hungry, if they can make no mistakes on offense, special teams and defense, they will win.
The Giants running game doesn't need to dominate, but that would help. I think the wild card this time is rookie running sensation Ahmad Bradshaw, whom the Patriots DID NOT play against in the last game of the regular season at Giants Stadium. Bradshaw is a GAME BREAKER. The new England defense is very good, but they are not that fast. If Bradshaw sees some green, he is gone. Jacobs brings in a tremendous dimension. The big fella can really wear a defense down. In the 2nd half, look for a lot of Bradshaw as the Pats D gets tired.
So, if all of the above manages to happen, there are still 3 other playmakers who can change the game:

The patriots will run, but only reluctantly or to wind the clock down. Brady would prefer to throw for a three-yard gain than for Maroney to grind it out. If the Giants D Line and Linebackers can shut maroney and the short-passing game down, the Super Bowl will still come down to a crazy play or two from Belichick.
You absolutely cannot let up against the Patriots. No lead is ever big enough. Only till when that clock reads 0:00 can you count on winning. I think the Giants realize that and you will see a team play with reckless abandon. I think this is going to be one of the best Super Bowls ever. It will either crown the best team ever or (hopefully) will be the greatest upset ever.
I know it will hurt, but Jet fans, you need to pull for the Giants. You hate the Patriots and at least you will get the regional pride. Good luck, Blue.


And finally, regardless of the outcome of the Super Bowl, it is real nice to see Eli finally getting some respect around the League. Also, an interesting note, Jeremey Shockey isn't even with the team at the Super Bowl, opting instead to stay in Florida.
What the f? This is a very bad sign. Some guys on ESPN were saying stuff about Shockey just having surgery and not suppossed to be flying and whatnot. That is a bunch of crap. I think he's sulking in FLA and his ego is sore because the Giants have played their best football without him. And Eli's passer rating has shot way up, no interceptions. makes you wonder how many of those picks are Shockey's fault for shitty route running. By my count this season, at least 5.



14 comments:

Unruly Sloppy Joe said...

Figs, nice post.

I think the Giants have to come out in their opening drive and go "no huddle". They have to tire out those old (over 30) linebackers. Then Jacobs has to run like he did on that first play vs. Green Bay (when he ran over Woodson) every play.

As far as a Defensive plan...I am not sure what they need to do. I think you are right Figs, they definately need to hit the receivers. Nobody has gotten pressure on Brady all year. So if you cant get him then you might have to go after the guys he is throwing to.

I think the G-Men are solid enough to pull off the upset.

Unruly on an island said...

Where is everyone?

faker said...

Great post Ms. Figs.

I agree, GMen have to play perfect. Brady threw three picks against San Diego and the Pats still won, so don't think that Pats small mistakes will cost them, they win no matter what.

I don't think the Giants are going to be able to run the ball all that well against the Pats. The Pats had two weeks to prepare for the Giants run and pass game. It's a scary thought.

Pressue on Brady is key, sack that fucker, make Giselle cry, do whatever is necessary to get that fucker to the ground. Hurt him if possible. That is the best chance the Giants have at winning.

I am rooting for the Giants but don't forget about the one variable here - the Pats cannot lose this game. Their undefeated season would mean nothing if they did. They are well aware of that fact, and will stop at nothing to win this game. Nothing. I don't see how Giants can overcome this, but I'm looking forward to seeing what happens.

Speaking of, does nobody have SB parties anymore? I am not invited to any, it's bullshit.

I remember watching the SB at Unruly's house once, it was fucking nuts. I think Unruly was tackling Adams onto his couch or something? Were any girls there? Hunchacks were there I think. I think some nasty stinkbox girls were there too, I can't recall.

Anyway, good luck Figgy. I would love to see Bellicunt lose.
F the Pats!

Figs said...

I, unfortunately, HAVE to attend a Super Bowl party of a fucking patriot fan from Boston. The guy is one of my best friends in Denver and my other buddy (who's from Rochester) tried to bail on him and he went ballistic. I'd rather watch the game at Faker's.

But I think there is a 68% chance of me getting pissed off in this game. I want to watch it by myself so I can alternate between praying on my knees to leaping up in joy and curses. I don't want anyone to be watching me.

Nobody can step up and find a number for Adams? Unruler, I know you must have one in some rolodex somehwere.

I only remember a few Super Bowls with you guys: 49'ers/Bengals in Fakester's basement in '89; 49'ers/Chargers at Unruly's in '94 and I won some money on a quarter score.

I am truly scared about this game. I was nervous before the Ravens Super Bowl, this time I am flat nervous. But I like our team now as compared to that 2000 group led by Fassal. Some little feeling somewhere says they can do it though.

Don't remember any SB Party's with you losers said...

Dudes, anything from 1988 to 1998 is very foggy for me. I don't remember any SB party at my house and I actually don't think I was invited to Fakehead's for the Bengels/49ers. Was I there? Although, I do not deny making out with Adams on my couch. That might have actually happened.

As for me, I am invited to one. My friend Steve is having one. He is putting a TV in every room in his house.

Hey, I made a blog for work. It is called http://freightsavings.blogspot.com. You should check it out sometime. It is fun.

FAKE said...

I'd rather check out a blog about Carmen Electra's tits then your stupid work blog. For free porn go to www.ampland.com

Regardless, I won money from Danny Lature on the 49/Bengals Superbowl, I was the only person to pick the winner (I forgot who won that one).

Anyway, Unruly, is Steve your alter ego?

One thing that I forgot to comment on, Shockey should be at the game, he helped them win games this year and it is fucking stupid he isn't going. If he can't fly he should have somebody fucking DRIVE him. Lame, lame and lame. Regardless, I think the GMen are better with him on the field. You can't blame 5 INTs on Shockey unless he literally tipped the ball in the air to the opposing team. Eli threw a ton of picks this year1!!!! I blame 14 of his INTs on his ugly pushed in face. (Remember the kid who really had a pushed in face, he was nice enough).

Anyway, Shockey has helped them win and has been a good team player the past two years, so back off the Shockster.

Do you guys know DiPomp is going to the game? How the fuck does that guy always get tickets? He was at the Ravens game, and that is bad news for the Giants.

Figs, don't get so nervous, you probably won't get to play in this Super Bowl unless it is a blowout in the 4th quarter. I see a potential fight between you and a friend of your friend's. If the guy is so wacko about people going to his party then fuck him, he is nuts. Go to a local gin mill or watch it with your girl and your dog.
I wish I could have a SB party, I would invite Unrly, Figs, Pat, Hughsey, "Steve", Dorno and a bus full of whores for halftime blow jobs. (Unruly's whore would be a guy, not like there's anything wrong with that).

GOOOOOOO GMEN

FAKE said...

I'd rather check out a blog about Carmen Electra's tits then your stupid work blog. For free porn go to www.ampland.com

Regardless, I won money from Danny Lature on the 49/Bengals Superbowl, I was the only person to pick the winner (I forgot who won that one).

Anyway, Unruly, is Steve your alter ego?

One thing that I forgot to comment on, Shockey should be at the game, he helped them win games this year and it is fucking stupid he isn't going. If he can't fly he should have somebody fucking DRIVE him. Lame, lame and lame. Regardless, I think the GMen are better with him on the field. You can't blame 5 INTs on Shockey unless he literally tipped the ball in the air to the opposing team. Eli threw a ton of picks this year1!!!! I blame 14 of his INTs on his ugly pushed in face. (Remember the kid who really had a pushed in face, he was nice enough).

Anyway, Shockey has helped them win and has been a good team player the past two years, so back off the Shockster.

Do you guys know DiPomp is going to the game? How the fuck does that guy always get tickets? He was at the Ravens game, and that is bad news for the Giants.

Figs, don't get so nervous, you probably won't get to play in this Super Bowl unless it is a blowout in the 4th quarter. I see a potential fight between you and a friend of your friend's. If the guy is so wacko about people going to his party then fuck him, he is nuts. Go to a local gin mill or watch it with your girl and your dog.
I wish I could have a SB party, I would invite Unrly, Figs, Pat, Hughsey, "Steve", Dorno and a bus full of whores for halftime blow jobs. (Unruly's whore would be a guy, not like there's anything wrong with that).

GOOOOOOO GMEN

Unruly Jets Fan said...

oh by the way, by buddy Rob Roche through a SB party last night in AZ with all sorts of palyers and celebs. I am going to post about the whole experience on the blog.

fake a doodle do said...

Lucky bastard. Why doesn't he bring you with him? You can pass off for "Tom Anderson" special teams player for the Buffalo Bills. Your stats on the year: 22 tackles, 1 catch for 11 yards You had your biggest game against the Jets, with 4 special teams tackles. Some stinkbox will fall for it hook line and sinker, and before you know it she'll be slobbing your knob. Fuck, I'll be "John Mason" back up punter for the Eagles. It will still get me some ass.

Start fucking taking advantage of friends who get these perks dude, Jesus!!!!

Shockey Figs said...

Phone number. Mike Adams. Anyone?

Real figged said...

unruler, you were definitely at the Super Bowl party at your house. '94. 49'ers rolled the Chargers. Steve Young, Rice, Deion Sanders, Ricky Waters.

unruly said...

Sorry Figs, I still nothing.

val lovin it said...

they did it

fake said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THE GMEN WON AND IN SUCH SPECTACULAR FASHION!!!!!!! I AM IMPRESSED. I WAS A GIANTS FAN FOR ONE DAY BECAUSE I HATE THE PATS, NOW I HATE THE GIANTS AGAIN (BUT RESPECT THEM). WILL COMMENT ON FIG'S UPCOMING BLOG. David Tyree is nuts, by the way, with all his Jesus and God talk. "Does God hate the Pats" would have been a great question to that Jesus freak. That being said, he made the most amazing clutch catch on one of the most amazing throws I have ever seen in my life.