Final Thoughts on the Giants' Bludgeoning of the Buccaneers
Is there really anything more to say about the Giants’ bludgeoning of the Bucs?
Probably not, but I’ll give it a try anyway.
The offensive game ball goes to Ahmad Bradshaw, who gained 104 yards on 14 carries for a spectacular 7.4 yards per carry. Bradshaw has proven that he is as valuable to this offense as anyone, and he needs to get double-digit carries every game.
The defensive game ball goes to Terrell Thomas, who had three tackles and an interception—the game’s only turnover. It’s tough to choose just one player to give the defensive game ball to after a shutout; it was a team effort. Mathias Kiwanuka also looked good, putting ample amounts of pressure on Byron Leftwich.
Although they dominated the Bucs’ offense, it was kind of surprising to see that the defense recorded zero sacks of the slow-footed Leftwich. The Giants have a disappointing three sacks for the season.
How long before the Panthers' Steve Smith is "The Other" Steve Smith?
Madison Hedgecock should not be featured in the passing game. Ever. He may be the best blocking fullback in the NFL, but if he dressed up as a receiver for Halloween, no one would buy it. Does he even have fingers? I’m not sure.
Sinorice Moss is back, baby! Maybe my preseason prediction that he wouldn’t win MVP was a bit premature. With Domenik Hixon and Hakeem Nicks on the shelf, Moss had to do something to show that he belongs on an NFL roster, so he’s safe. For now...
When Hixon does come back, he needs to be the full-time kick and punt returner. For the second time in two weeks, Moss slipped and fell while returning a punt. Bradshaw replaced the ineffective Moss on punt returns, but he’s too valuable on offense to risk using as a returner.
NFL kickers should not miss field goals of less than 35 yards. That means you, Lawrence Tynes.
Three out of five ain’t bad. The Giants scored their first three red zone touchdowns of the year! It turned out that the way to fix the red zone offense was to play against a team with a really bad defense.
New Giant running back Gartrell Johnson looked solid, running for 23 yards on six carries. He also had a nice 19-yard run called back due to a penalty. He may not ever see much playing time in close games, but he looks like another good find by Jerry Reese.
It’s not like he came out of nowhere either. He was drafted by the Chargers in the fourth round, only a few picks after the Giants took Andre Brown.
One more thing:
Am I having deja vu?
Nope, Flozell Adams is just that big a low-life that he tried to trip another defender this week! (No. 76 at the top of the screen).
This time, the quarterback was in no danger, as he handed the ball off to his running back and the defender was already out of the play.
I don’t know what I can say about Adams that I haven't already said. But it is past the point of ridiculousness. The NFL needs to do more than give him another slap-on-the-wrist fine.
Roger Goodell needs to send Adams a message with a minimum of a one-game suspension.
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