SUNDAY 1:00 Metlife Stadium – East Rutherford, New Jersey
STUPID. STUPID. STUPID.
SO we’re gonna play our starters, because Our coach wants to put our best guys out there and WIN. Despite the fact that this will likely push our draft position (reportedly at 20th right now) even farther back. And before you say dropping a spot or two is no big deal, let me just say 4 word in dispute of that: Ha Ha Clinton Dix.
Because we missed Dix by one pick, GM Howie Roseman and Head Coach Chip Kelly decided to traded back 4 spots. We drafted Marcus Smith #26 overall. We’re about to deliberately jack-knife our own Draft.
Many fans want to pretend that our pass defense JUST became an issue this year. But last year when everyone (except me) was cheering about playoffs and what a genius Chip Kelly was, we were ranked DEAD LAST against the pass. DEAD LAST. The 253 passing yards per game we’re giving up this year, is down from the 289 per game we were giving up last year. If you’re just now upset over our spotty coverage, shame on you for not paying better attention this whole time.
Since we don’t commit much to playing pass defense, it allows us to play more guys up front so we get decent pressure and shut down the run pretty good. Which is a shame, since the NFL is a passing league now.
Our pace is slower and we’ve stopped doing certain things like calling for deep routes and calling Bubble-screens to spread out the opposing secondary. We also don’t involve RB Darren Sproles anywhere near as much as we should. None of these can be laid at the feet of execution. What you stop calling and who you stop playing are coaching decisions. These are deliberate moves spanning weeks.
They bleed points and cough up as much rushing yardage as any team in the league. We’re talking total bottom feeders here. But the giants won’t be playing to win, since THEIR coach isn’t an idiot.
The giants will be playing their starters too, BUT the difference is, Tom Coughlin’s team will be giving work to young guys that they’ll depend on for at least another year. We on the other hand will be allowing guys we don’t want to keep to audtion while guys we need to learn about will sit.
I’m so fucking disgusted, that I’m almost numb. Unless Chip Kelly has a trick up his sleeve (the likes of which no one has ever heard), we’re about to add insult to injury. No! Scratch that! We’re about to add long-term injury to short-term injury. Because Tom Coughlin can recognize the faux value in winning what’s basically the first preseason game of 2015.
EAGLES 21 – Giants 14