Thoughts and Musings

No game, but that doesn’t mean we stop here at the Gab.

-What do you guys do on the bye week? Watch the other games? Spend time outside? Catch up on work?

-I do a combination of all three. Bye weeks can be relaxing. Football, as much as we love it, takes up 3 hours of our Sunday. I use the bye week to recharge for the week ahead.

-I don’t think the Miami game is a must win game, but this is the easiest game on the schedule. Miami is just an awful team, that using this game to just bludgeon a team would be nice. Things do not get easier after that.

-I think going to New England then to San Fran, that’s a tough stretch. West Coast trips are always brutal, and the Giants never seem to do well out West. But to add New England before it and then Philly after it? Tough.

-I think if the Giants want to continue to succeed, Bradshaw needs to play like he did against Buffalo. Establishing the run, and then letting Eli do his thing makes the Giants all the more dangerous.

-Hay interlude: I went on a hay ride with my girlfriend this weekend. It was in the middle of Pennsylvania, a beautiful farm, and some friends. Very nice. Issue: The tractor got stuck. Not once. Not twice. But three times. It’s not a great experience to be stuck in the middle of a cornfield, and having to wait for the bulldozer to pull you out. Eventually, probably from all the pulling, one of the tires just went out. But it was great to be out in nature, with a lot of peace and quiet, and some great people.

-I think Eli is flying under the radar, but he’s playing outstanding football. In fact, I think he should be in the MVP discussion. Is he playing on Aaron Rodgers’ level? No, but who is. Manning is playing, I think, the best football of his career. And he’s doing it without fanfare, which is how Eli likes it. His brother is getting more attention for being hurt. But, I think Eli succeeds when he’s allowed to dicate the conversation, and for him, that’s to not be in the conversation. When he’s playing well, he doesn’t get noticed. When he’s playing poorly, he gets all the flak in the world. I don’t understand it, but I think it’s time that Eli gets some notice.

-I think if you told me that Victor Cruz would have been this good, I would have laughed. I knew he had talent, but I just hadn’t seen it against top defenses and corners. But he has a knack for the big play, and he comes up big.

-Wonder what’s going on with Justin Tuck. I think there’s something behind his neck that we don’t know about. And that to me is worrisome.

-I think Greg Jones, and for that matter, Mark Herzlich and Spencer Paysinger, need to get some more playing time. I think playing with two linebackers is playing with fire.

-It looks like Kiwanuka is playing more and more at D end, and that’s good, but like I said above, you still need more linebackers. Kiwi is a D end, and he should be there full time. But you can’t make that move at the expense of the linebacking core.

-How good has Corey Webster been? Remember just a few years ago, he was a bust. Now, he’s a top flight corner. I think it’s incredible what confidence can do to someone.

-Do you think LSU could beat a lower level NFL team? Because I’m starting to think they could.

-I think this is the best ice cream in the world. 

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