Three Days, and Counting

Camp is almost here! Which means we are that much closer for the season to start! Last year’s early expectations, and the subsequent crash-and-burn are behind us, and the real season that is supposed to be our second coming has nearly arrived.

Of course the trepidation factor is off the charts as it was only last year that our starting RB Jerick McKinnon was waylaid by an ACL tear on day 1.  that was the beginning of the injury maelstrom that enveloped the team last year. Now that we have a new training staff, we’ll avoid the injury bug. One can hope. One can also hope that the recent acquisitions like Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander can hit the ground running. Kentavius Street can provide an outside pass rush along with rookie stud Nick Bosa.
Jason Verrett can stay healthy. Witherspoon finds his game with a better pass rush. Richard Sherman keeps up his good work.

There’s a whole lot of players coming off injury, and a whole lot of question marks around this offense. Most glaringly the play of our quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. If anything, we discovered our backup in Nick Mullens, who directed the team to some solid wins last year. Wins that came with 4th string RBs, DBs, and LBs on the field.

We had a solid draft and added weapons on offense. Just have to wait and see how this plays out. Bring it on!!

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21 Responses to Three Days, and Counting

  1. NJ49er says:

    Hey…they waived the Kicker (Brown), that served as insurance to Gould.

  2. rtfirefly says:

    I’m getting sloppy. Sunday, I meant to say,


  3. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah. baby! Good to have the Giants relevant again. Makes this a little easier.

  4. Spittbloood says:

    Three wins and not counting for the Niners this season. Oh well, more fish on the barbie. We’ll get ‘em in 2020 for sure, dudes.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    If you haven’t read Deadspin’s take on your football team, well. it’s kinda funny. The comments are gold.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    From Bobby:

    The sound of Jimmy’s ACL snapping in week 3 was like an alarm clock waking us from a pipe dream to remind us that 1) the rest of the roster is still hot garbage, and 2) our GM is an ex-player who had zero front office or coaching experience until our man-baby owner gave him a six-year contract to run the team – probably because no actual NFL GM candidates would return Jed York’s calls. The rest of the roster farted their way to a 4-12 season which our franchise QB spent in a leg cast getting blown by a porn star old enough to be his mom.

  7. Winder says:

    Everyone thought Sandoval was done but I guess he as long as he’s in a SF uni he ain’t going nowhere. I know he had the bases loaded in the 10th and didn’t come through but he sure did the next time up. He’s actually become one of my many all time favorite Giants. Hope they don’t trade Bum.

  8. alleykat69 says:

    I can easily seeing Tevin Coleman as the lead back with the most touches and featured back at the goaline.Along with catching the pigskin and his work with Shanny in Atlanta this could be a solid breakout year.And really if they get as healthy McKinnion back and what Breida brings, this back field should be quite impressive imo…

  9. rtfirefly says:

    The Bosa Express is fueled up and ready to steam on! Deebo will sign next and we’re all set.

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  11. rtfirefly says:

    Deebo signed and ready to rock ‘n’ roll! Bingo!

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Glad we re ll signed and ready to go, but here’s some dissention from the front office.

  13. Winder says:

    OK, I thought the scouts job was to evaluate not to pick when a certain player goes. I can see where some might feel slighted every once in awhile but the buck stops at the GM so it is his choice. If he wants the HC to have serious input that is on him otherwise mistakes don’t get pinned on the scouts. To me this is a non-issue.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    There was a lot of back and forth over Joe Williams. The scouts didn’t even have him on their board. The fact that Shanny took him in the 4th is kind of a big deal. Solomon Thomas as well. there was a huge disparity in perceived value. The scouts just feel their input was ignored. I get that the buck stops with the GM, but they are the ones doing the deep dives on these guys.

    I’m fine with either Quinnen or Bosa, but the only factor there is how well Bosa holds up to injury. And some of the picks this year were curious as well.

    We’ll see. Again, I just hope we don;t get nailed by injuries.

    • rtfirefly says:

      What scout wanted Brieda, Mullens, or Bourne? They weren’t drafted, yet found themselves playing significant roles. Kittle? What scout picked Jimmy G.? Jet? Juice? Ford? Kwon? Verrett?

      Like what Winder wrote about mistakes not getting pinned to the scouts – when a scout is willing to fess up for all of the players he missed on, then I’ll take him seriously.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, it’s like “oh , yeah, well, uh, sure. We missed on THOSE guys, but but but . . . “

  16. Winder says:

    Rotoworld says that Celek and McKinnon are on the PUP list but it said that McKinnon had a recent flare up in his repaired knee. That doesn’t sound good.

    • Winder says:

      There have already been 4 or 5 players on other teams that tore their ACL’s on the first day of camp. So it ain’t just us.

  17. Winder says:

    Verrett and Kwon are not on the PUP list so that is good news. I forgot to add Richburg and Ward to the PUP list. Fucking Richburg has got to produce this year.

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