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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Game plan from Rob

Rob gives us his offensive blueprint for this weekend:

There is a saying by Fassel, it is not who you play, but when you play them. As Giants fans, we could not have asked for a better time to get the Cowboys. Except if perhaps the game was in Dallas.

If we are truly going somewhere this year, then we need to win this game. They are missing so many key players that it is just a shell team. And we are pretty healthy.

Have no pity. Go after them from the get go. I would like to see Gilbride throwing early and often. If he comes out and starts trying to run the ball, then he is a fool and attacking the one Cowboy strength that isn't diminished. If they go nickel from the get go, we should bring out 4 WR. The more WR we field the weaker they are because the people they are putting out there are lower and lower on their depth chart.

From a strategic and tactical perspective, we should be throwing more than running. If at the end, we are "balanced" in run vs pass, then he is stupid. My only proviso on that statement is that if the game is a Giants blowout and the Boy's have given up, then we can run at the end. But somehow, I don't think that will be the case.

Close the deal. Put them on the ropes at 5-4. This game will be tougher than many expect. The Cowboy's will be up and if our game plan is to run, they can stop our run. My kingdom for an offensive Spags.


Ultimatenyg here. Sounds logical. This reminds me of what the Giants did against Minnesota in the Jan 2001 NFC Championship. We were a fairly balanced team, but Minnesota's secondary was the one with the worts, and Payton went after them. The game was over by halftime and all the oxygen was sucked out of them. Do not let them believe they are in this game. Open up a can of whoop a** and end the game before they know what hit'em.

I particularly like this for another reason- it burns Jerry Jones directly for going after Pacman Jones. How many of you remember that rookie game for Kiwi vs the Titans when Vince Young had his coming out party and Pacman Jones roasted us? Well, Jerry Jones wanted a piece of that and now it is time to remind him that the bill is coming due. Give them the loss while the guy is out on suspension and put Dallas one loss closer to not making the playoffs.

No mercy. They would do the same thing to us.

6 comments:

Pastime Princess said...

Maybe there is a God and he is a Giants fan.
“I could have done some things differently play calling-wise, no question about it, and there were some things that were there to be had that we didn’t quite take advantage of that could have been executed better,” said offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

xtian said...

the cowboys are beat up and will not have many players available. we will happily take that fortune as we have been there before. so let's hammer them out of the division race and leave only a wild card chance. i too wish we were playing in dallas now instead of later when most likely they will be healthier.

i love our power game that does wear other teams out by the 4th quarter (and takes toll on our division opponents for the season). that is part of the strategy during the first half in which we sacrifice some flash. think of a boxer focusing on body shots before going for the head.

while i agree with the overall strategy of smash mouth given our personnel we could still employ it more creatively.

bruno said...

Gilbride should take what Dallas gives us. BTW: a national newspaper named Gilbride the OC of the week.

dberenson said...

Are we going to see those red jerseys? I've come to associate those -- as cool looking as they are -- with home losses to Dallas. At least 2 years running now.

Control Barber, put Johnson on his ass, and the Giants win.

Bob said...

I love Rob's game plan. I just hope Gilbride is flexible enough to respond to the opportunity.
And, Damm It, put Bradshaw in for
10-15 plays.

I really see this as the MOST CRITICAL game of the year to date for us. Howeer it worries me that we are big favorites. Also too many favorable comments in the press rrecently re the G men.
Despite what they say, I believer the team sees this stuff and it makes them rrelaxed.....look at the CLE game.

I like it better when we are dogs.
I feel the team responds a lot better. Keep your fingers crossed.
It's critical that we put Dallas away why they are weak. When Romo is back, they will start rolling over people.

Bob

Mitch said...

I understand that those red jerseys have been retired for this season. I think that the karma about them being bad luck had something to do with it. When the Giants don them we have to call them "Big Red" and I think that is what Cornell is known as. We all know how terrific Cornell's football program is...lol

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