In the late afternoon, the NFL Network was showing a replay of the Giants vs. Pats, Week 17, showdown. Some things I noticed from that game that I didn't notice when I attended it...
Gerris Wilkinson is a pretty good LB. Some people are worried about the loss of Reggie Torbor and Kavika Mitchell at OLB. Wilkinson had tight coverage against Randy Moss and had a pass broken up against him in the end zone, even though it hit off of his helmet.
None the less he showed me some cover skills. He has played on special teams and always seemed to be in there making plays. I look to see him contribute and possibly start next season.
Watching this game made me remember the atmosphere in East Rutherford on that mild December night. It reminded me of the greatness of Giants fans. It seemed like a playoff atmosphere even though Big Blue had nothing to play for.
I have said this before, but maybe 20-30 years from now, Tom Coughlin's move to play everyone and try and win will go down as the greatest coaching move in the history of sports. They went from playing mediocre, inconsistent football to consistent, and almost, turnover free football.
Some other notes..
The GMEN have had some guys who need some cheese with their wine.
Seriously though, give Plax a raise. Javon Walker is making some big money next year, and frankly I don't see his Super Bowl ring. Plaxico is underpaid and was a leader of that Giants team. He barely practiced all year but was still able to give solid performances on Sundays.
Shockey is another story though, I don't understand what he wants. Does he want more credit for being an excellent TE or does he just want out of New York.
He plays with heart, passion, and unlike other great pass catching tight ends, he takes pride in his blocking. I say that they shouldn't give in, but let him have his starting job back after threatening to start Kevin Boss. I think Jeremy will be motivated to help Big Blue repeat and win another ring.
I was on the Giants website and looking at the pictures of the new stadium. The stadium looks like it will be truly one of the best, possibly better than the University of Phoenix or the Lucas Oil stadiums (which is slated to open for the Colts for this season).
Get ready BIG BLUE NATION for a great training camp period coming in a month at SUNY Albany.