Phil Simms Comments, and Marvelous too

Phil Simms was blunt with his (paraphrased) comments:

1) GIANTS- “Very curious” (to see) about this team. I saw them do a lot of good things in the offseason, they looked good on paper. But I did not see it, not even a glimpse of it in preseason. I saw big passing plays against them, I saw lots of time, too much time, for the opposing QB. This team still needs that big play WR and I do not see it there yet. Eli Manning needs that. This is a tough matchup for the Giants later today vs the Skins. “I have more concerns for the Giants at this point than I thought that I would.” (Note that Simms picked the Giants to win the game on Showtime… this is why I am thinking the Giants can somehow eek out a narrow win.)

2) Sanchez- the real deal. Franchise QB. VG thrower of the football. Good feet. Good character. Not surprising that he won the job from Clemons, he was not handed it, he earned it. Simms thinks he is going to have a very good career.

3) Upticks and positive comments on: Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco, Matt Hasselbeck, Gerrard, Brady, Cutler, Seattle team, Patriots team.

4) Negative (neutral at best, which was not perceived as positive) comments on: Jake Delhomme, Brett Favre, the rest of the Bears offense helping Cutler enough (singled out Pace), the Panthers offense.

5) Believes we will see more wildcat early this season but that it will fade (again) as the season wears on.

Marvelous comments:
“Giants 24-14 today. The Giants have a lot to prove. We will be tested. It is up to us to take this game to the Skins. We must be aggressive out of the gate in Q1. If Gilbride gives Eli a chance and plays to Eli’s strengths, we will be ok. One way to do that is to give Eli the 2 minute drill at the beginning of the game, he is very good with that. If the Giants come out with a sense of urgency we win 24-14. Re Mario Manningham, I know him from (seeing a ton of him in) college, he is a special kind of player. He is going to be very good. Get him involved. I am sold on Nicks. Do not pussyfoot around, get these kids in the game- I’d start Nicks and Manningham. I am not sold on Heyer and I think Samuels has lost a lot, so the Giants can eventually get to Campbell because the OT position of the Redskins can be a battle we win. I love Eli today.”

Ultimatenyg comment:
The poll for breakout WR is closed, the winners are Manningham and Nicks. Play these guys. Only one team wins the title, the other 31 lose, so shoot the moon, by the time the end of the season is here you’ll have answers instead of more questions.


4 Responses to “Phil Simms Comments, and Marvelous too”

  1. James Allen Says:

    Opening day!

    Not much else to say that hasn't been said already. Let's do it.

  2. Pastime Princess Says:

    There is no reason why we don't destroy this team today. This Giants offense is almost the same one minus Toom and Plax that ran it down the throats of Ray Lewis and the Ravens. Except for some really bad red zone play calling, we destroyed the Steelers last year. Same OL, same QB, Same RB plus Ahmad. Manningham can stretch the D and while Smith is no Toom he is not chop liver either. Put the peddle to the metal and we cruise to an easy win like Seattle last year. This team on O can be that good. They did it before and there is no reason why they can’t do it again.
    I am not a rah rah type guy. I try to be as realistic as possible. I was screaming last year after Plax went down that we needed to change things because without him the O would not function as it was intended. This year, no pun intended, is a whole new ball game. Gilbrown has had all off season to come up with a plan for life without Plax and I am hoping for the best. If we don’t put up points in the high 20’s or low 30’s today it has to rest squarely on Gilbrowns incompetence.

  3. Andrew Says:

    Watching the Jets right now. Sanchez looks fantastic (as a Trojan, this makes me very proud). As a Giants fan what I'm noticing is the Jets' playcalling. Their offensive calls are tricky, and unpredictable. Gillbride should be taking notes. Screen passes, deep passes, inside runs, outside runs, cycling in talent, trick plays, brian schottenheimer and rex ryan are dynamic on the sidelines. We are an hour out from our season opener, GO GMEN!

  4. Andrew Says:

    Also did anyone watch USC-OSU last night. What a game!

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