Previewing the upcoming Giants Game.

Does he ever smile?
It has arrived. Some real sho’nuff, this counts football. We brung it so now its time to run it!

First on the agenda: The New York Football Giants!

You remember these guys right, the ones we hammered last season. So they have revenge on their mind for some reason. Something about their new stadium or something. Anyway….

Before I start I am just going to say that I am not able to say “we are going to lose this one”. Obviously we will not win every game, but I always consider that there is not a team out there that we cannot beat.

But I will point out what I think will be critical to winning and will say things like “If we cannot pull this (particular thing) off we will surely lose” so lets get going already.

Offense: Obviously we have not shown where we can be sucessful or not here. albeit, all the components were not in place and the starters did not play the whole game and the “gameplan” thingy and on and on and on, but the simple fact of the matter is this, The game plan had better include putting somebody in the endzone. period. And I am going to start right up front.
Giant Fans do not like us. We beat up on them, we give Coughlin the “stink face”, we made their last game in their Old Stadium a nightmare, so on opening day (for both of us) my first prediction is this. “IT IS GOING TO BE NOISY”. (Pay attention Jordan and Ryan) Watching the offensive line is going to be scarey for me knowing how many penalty yards and possibly points they cost us in the preseason. If they cannot get this simple problem resolved in what is probably going to be a LOUD Enviroment, we are in for a long day.

What may be working in our favor is a Giant Defense that still may be trying to find itself under new Defensive Coord. Perry Fewell. And taking a quick take on them, they still seem to be trying to piece together their defense. For some reason I think they may attempt to play a bit too aggressive and I hope Fox has decided to take advantage of that. Well, he does plan to run the ball.

So Offensively we will have to play solid mistake free football and give Double Trouble the chance to show that they can indeed capture momentum before Week 3. If this happens, success will follow for Matt Moore to keep the secondary honest, but none of this happens if some Linemen get jumpy.

Defense:Lets just go ahead and say it. PreSeason is OVER Everything is reset and we start all over.
So it is time for the guys to go out and prove it. As anybody knows with New York, you have to start by stopping the run, stop the run, stop the run and stop the run again. This team loves to run. Even when coaches leave, they go to other teams and want to run the ball.

So what do we need to do? Stop the Run of course. So who are we looking at here. Amahd Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs. And they are indeed very good Running Backs. But now I have to question with recent depth changes, will they be the same? Especially considering recent events. One thing I love about this game, sometimes small things do matter.

Special Teams: From the looks of it , seems like Captain Munnerlyn will be fielding Punt Returns. Not sure if many agree with me, but I suspect he will do a good job with it. At this point, as long as he catches it, I am good with it.
Intangibles: They see this as a revenge game. (Funny how they forgot disrupting our Playoff seeding a couple of years ago, and breaking Steve Smiths Arm even though they STILL could not keep him from scoring) so if they are close to having their act together, they will bring a hard game.
Now the “chump” issue has somewhat cooled off but I would like to point out to everyone who has decided that 89 is the “other………” Steve Sm…..well my fandom will not allow me to finish that sentence but you know what I mean. Allow me to retort and I want you Giant fans to never forget this because you cannot take this away.

Do you know why you have decided to annoint a “Steve Smith”?

Because 89 has already set the standard!!!
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  • John

    Yep it’s for real now. Being a new stadium we don’t how noisy it will get but we know they’ll try. Regardless some of our guys tend to get silly penalties either way so hopefully it will be minimal.

    I think the D can handle the run. And if they get pressure I think Eli may be a little gun shy. Seems to me he is still kind of flinchy after the hit that got him stitiched. A couple early knockdowns could go a long way.

    The O has it work cut out for it. Not because of the Giants per se but because of the scoring monkey placed on their backs. Personally I haven’t been all that impressed with the G-mens D this year. Still look shaky in the back and they really have only one impact player in the front 7. Of course we’ll see but I think we can get over on this defense.

    If special teams is exciting I hope it’s in a good way. But for a while every return will be a nail biter until they prove they can hold on to it and make something happen on occasion.

    Nothing left to it but to do it. Go Panthers!

  • pelion_panther

    Your fandom. Are you kidding me. I read this site every few days when there’s absolutely nothing else to read. Based on the low number of comments on your post (and this close to the regular season no less) I would guess that I’m not the only one who is more than a little fed up with your useless post and ridiculous opinions. Congratulations. You have guys have almost completely ruined what used to be a pretty good blog. Your high opinions of yourselves lead you to throw out meaningless post filled with old news offering no new insight and very little meaningful opinion. Hog wash. If you want to run a sucessful site do some freaking research, tell it like it is, and forget about wants of the three people (probably your wife and parents) who make up your fandom. Give us real post with real information sprinkled with opinions that make us think, not bullcrap that you posted just because it had been a while since your last post.

    • Ron

      Please feel free to show me where you have submitted better work. Also, if you don’t like what’s written, you have other options. I suggest you choose them.

    • Eric Quackenbush

      If our site is that bad, then you must be pretty desperate to read Panthers news that is “old and offers no insight.” My writers and I do our best to bring Panthers fans news updates and opinion. If you don’t like what we have to offer, then please, go somewhere else. We won’t miss you. No one is keeping you here. Good day.

    • gkillette

      Oh yes. For the record my dog IS indeed funny looking.

    • John

      For the record I am not related to anyone here.

      You sir come off like one of the guys killed your dog or something. Your complaints are ridiculous and you did nothing to back them up with anything other than spittle inflected monkey feces thrown at the screen.

      Congrats you have shown an utter lack of class and no ability to debate in any reasonable manner.

      • Eric Quackenbush

        I am formally requesting a “Like” button for your comment, John. :)

  • gkillette

    Good Morning Mr. Sunshie and Sugar Sprinkles. The last time I heard such an insightful critique was when someone told me my dog looked funny.
    Let me reply to this in simple terms.

    1. NOTHING HAS HAPPENED YET? The standings read 0-0. The most recent activity is Preseason. They have done nothing and niether have we. When something happens……..

    2.Exactly what were you looking for? The same drivel that every other guy is publishing. “Matt Moore is inexperienced.” “ONOZ, No Peppers” What do tell.

    3. My wife and Parents do think I am terrific by the way. My mistress however is disapoinnted in the way my golf game is going. Thanks for asking.

    4. So, what sucessful sites have you run?……..wait….is that you Tino?

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