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New York Giants Game Recap: Rant & Rave

Last night the New York Giants got pushed around by the surging Indianapolis Colts.   As the day wears on today more media outlets will dissect the very sloppy play of Big Blue.

By popular demand I have brought back my… Rants and Raves of the week.

Rant:

David Diehl – it is obvious his time has come and gone.  The warrior can no longer protect Eli Manning‘s back side or front side.   He looked terrible last night and was one of the key contributors to the offense sputtering.   He will eventually get No. 10 killed with his poor play.

Rave:

Ramses Barden – a new number and a fresh approach.  4 catches/28 yards.  While the receiver didn’t look flashy he showed some gamesmanship with a couple tough catches and he was productive when it counted.

Rant: 

Hello Mr. Reese…what will it take to draft a middle linebacker, I’m willing to give up something!   The Giants need  someone who can actually play. Dan Connor is the very, very poor mans Chase Blackburn.  This guy is never in the right place at the right time.  Herzlich… I want to like this guy but what does he do?   He over pursues “every” play.  Take the time to watch him…he just runs around in circles.

Rave:

I am sorry Wilson but your’re going to have to become the starter, or do I mean Andre Brown.  Who cares…these guys look great!   Brown looked shall I say nimble in the 2nd Quarter leaping over a defender to acquire a first down.   Wilson was just fast and showed versatility with a great catch and run out the back field.

Rant:

Hakeem Nicks while grabbing two nice 20 yard grabs looked slow and sloppy.  The new jersey’s when worn outside the pants look terrible.    While in the the past the old jerseys had a neat look, this long sloppy look did not work for No.88.   Nicks also did not look very explosive and his routes seemed slow and rounded. Does he need to get in shape from all this time out of camp?

Rave:

Michael Cox might have only returned one kick…but the 36 yard rip showed this 7th round draft pick deserves to stay.

Craig J. Santucci | Senior Editor Giants Rush

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