Well, not everybody.
The defensive recovered from the Giant’s opening drive and kept the Super Bowl Champs in check for the balance of the game even with a patched together secondary missing starters Shawn Springs and (at times) Fred Smoot.
As bad as the game looked it should have been closer than it was. The zebras watched Brandon Jacobs deliver a one-two combination to a Skins’ linebacker after an incomplete pass. Milk toast Al Michaels and John Madden described it as being chippy, and NBC didn’t think it warranted a replay because a commercial is more profitable and we KNOW it’s all about PROFITS, now don’t we?
“Chippy” is when guys have each other’s face mask (as happened in a no penalty situation later in the game), a 15 YARD PERSONAL FOUL is when one guy takes two punches (with open hand or closed fist) and connects to the helmet of his opponent after the whistle and without any provocation. It was 2nd and six. The penalty, if called, makes it 3 and 21. You know what happened. The Giants scored their ONLY touchdown three plays later. Nice, Zebras, NICE!
Moving on to the head coach. New coach, same questionable play calling and same HORRIFIC time management, much more hair. Moving Jansen to the bench was BRILLIANT. His replacement got his ass KICKED.
Now a few words about the offense: It SUCKS.
No really, it’s not.
Let’s talk about a West Coast offense and our QB of the future that accounted for TWO completions in the FIRST half. While we know Jason Campbell has had to master 1,369 different offensive schemes since BIRTH, he’s got to complete MORE than two passes in a half. Granted one was for a TD so that’s a 50% TD Ratio which is AWESOME. Right.
Tonight across our great land 200 million people will not be watching political conventions. No, they will be watching 16, 17 and 18-year-old BOYS (most of which will never SNIFF the NFL) complete MORE than TWO passes in the first half. When the high school games end and the college games get going, almost every team in every NCAA and NAIA division will complete TWO passes in the first half.
Only the FYF Colts in the 5 and 6-year-old instructional league WON’T achieve this dubious goal. Don’t be shocked if the Pee Wee guys (7 and 8-year-olds) manage to complete a pass or TWO.
Call me East Coast Discouraged,
Your loyal fan.
P.S. Congrats on being the first guy and only guy in the last draft to grab a punter (a kid from Georgia Tech to further remind us of the WRETCHEDNESS that is ACC football). That worked out nicely – 37.6 yards per kick. We HAD a guy who’s career average is better than that and he cost a KIA and about what you pay a assistant bank manager before you CUT him. Nice, Mr. Snyder, NICE!
(Photos by TAH, AP Photo/Bill Kostroun and AP Photo/Seth Wenig)