1) Read it and weep: Canty (calf) is out for the game on Sunday.
2) Dallas Game Preview
Wonder Game Plan for the Giants defense:
a) Do NOT let WR’s get “over the top”
b) Treat WITTEN as a WR
c) POUR in on ROMO…he does NOT like pressure
d) RUN BLITZES should also do well
e) ATTACK CONSTANTLY; their Oline is not as good as it was
And Ultimatenyg will add one more:
f) Maintain pocket integrity because if you let Romo out of the pocket he buys time and is far more effective.
Mike Francesa points to the limping Giants secondary for why he likes Dallas to win the game. Considering the Boys are home and favored in their new stadium, that is not an outrageous call. Phil Simms likes the Cowboys. Add that weaker handicapper Warren Sapp likes the Giants, and it is not particularly encouraging. Simms is not infallible, but all else equal we’d rather have him on our side.
No forecast from us, but two reasons why you should not count the Giants out: the road warriors and Wade Phillips.
3) Did you ever ask yourself why sportswriters, during the game, have TWO recaps being written, one for each possible result of winning and losing?
How convenient it is to have two versions of the game, one dialed in for a view with rose-colored glasses when they win, one with a coroner’s autopsy glasses when they lose. How come no one rips these journalists for that bs? At least around here, we take shots at the Offensive Coordinator, win OR lose! Today we’ll just let Banks do the dirty work for us instead. Take it away Carl…
4) Papa and Banks Show on Giants.com– Carl Banks on why the team struggles and is 10% below league average on short yardage/red zone (see minute 12:30):
a) spread out your formations so that you are not predictable
b) pass more