Monday, August 18, 2008

Pre Season week 2, NYG vs Cle, Dal vs Den

New York Vs Cleveland
- The Browns wore their Brown pants for the first time. Not a big deal but I like the pants.
- Browns kicker Phil Dawson hit a nice 56 yard field goal.
- In the past 3 years, Eli Manning has completed 29 TD to Plaxico Burres for the #1 QB to WR combo.
- Last year when Tiki Barber retired, the media wondered where the Giants would get their yards from. Well, the 07' Giants had 7 less rushing yards than the 06' Giants!
- 23-3 score at the end of the 1st Q, the Giants starters are officially whipping the Browns starters. The only complaint I have with the Giants thus far is the kick off and punt return coverage giving up too many yards to Josh Cribs and his backup steptoe.
- Domenik Hixon had 3 Tds for the Giants, 2 receiving and 1 return TD.
- Giants starters leave the game 30-3 and dominated the Browns. The Giants O-Line and D-Lines looked real good with a "meet at the QB mentality".
- Derek Anderson didn't look good at all. In his defense he had no time to throw with Osi O, Justin Tuck and Fred Robbings giving him no time, but Anderson and Jamal Lewis botched a handoff that resulted in a James Butler Fumble recovery TD.
- Anthony Wright got hit on a throw which was tipped and returned for a TD. He needs to get rid of the ball quicker.
- One of the Giants less heralded ( not Moss, Manningham, Smith) receivers is going to work out and contribute. Whether it be Dom Hixon, Michael Jennings, Brandon London, or Craphonso Thorpe.
- Giants backup RB Kayay Harris might suffered an ugly injured. It looks like he broke his leg around the side of the shin.

Dallas vs Denver
- The Cowboys are stacked with talent up and down the roster.
- Dallas probably has the best O-line in the NFC
- Tony Romo is no worse than a top 3 QB in the NFC ( Mcnabb + Brees).
- Terrell Owens might be the best WR in the NFC.
- Jason Witten might be the best TE in the NFC
- Marion Barber is a solid cloud of dust RB.
Dallas was 9th in the NFC in yards given up on D, 13th in points against, and 6th in yards per play against. They added 2 pro bowlers on defense ( Zack Thomas and Pacman Jones) and a 1st rd cb in Mike Jenkins.
- Dallas was 13-3 and the best team in the NFC last year and they could be a better team this year ( although with a worse record). On paper they are probably the 3rd for 4th best team in the AFC, but they should be the best team in the NFC if they can stay healthy.
In the preseason game against Denver, Zack Thomas looked good which answered critics that said he was old and washed up.

- The biggest thing for me was that Jay Cutler looked good and was throwing bullets. His weight dropped from the 220s, 230s down to 202 because of diabetes, but he got his weight back, has taken control of diabetes. I am happy for him to be back strong.
- Selvin Young looked real fast and real good. If he can stay healthy and play at that level, he will be the next RB to graduate from Denver RB U.

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