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Giant Issues

What are you doing man?

What in the hell are the Giants front office doing this year?

As of right now the Giants have no pass catching Tight End, questions at running back, two dependable receivers, questions at linebacker, 3 healthy cornerbacks and no answer on the offensive line…

And Jerry Reese is just sitting there twiddling his thumbs.

What is he doing? Why is he not making any moves? He knows that the Giants need help in the middle of their defense and doesn’t go after any linebackers with Nick Barnett and Channing Crowder on the table. He knows that the run game was suspect at the end of last year so he waits to offer Ahmad Bradshaw a deal and let’s Cedric Benson and Ronnie Brown sign in other places. He let Steve Smith, the teams number one pass catcher in the last two years mind you, just sit around and wait for a deal and eventually Smith signed today with the Philadelphia Eagles (but at this point who hasn’t).

Is Reese floating in the Hudson and we don’t know it yet?

Right now the Giants are peddling so far backwards that we might as well call Eli Manning Archie. The team has no identity, no direction and as of right now no hope in making the playoffs. After last year’s nose dive in the final three games of the season the Giants are still plummeting and have no signs of stopping until they hit the ground and turn into a bloody pulp.

I couldn’t tell you who the Giants will throw the ball to besides Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks, I couldn’t tell you who will protect Eli or who will stop the pass in the secondary.

Dont blame Steve Smith for leaving, Reese never offered him a deal.

And we have no answers. No explanations. Nothing. The New York Giants are staring 3-13 in the face with no signs of help and their fans can’t do anything about it because Reese and the front office are sitting on their hands and hoping for some sort of miracle to occur.

Do they think that Bear Pascoe or Duke Calhoun are the second coming of Mark Bavarro or Amani Toomer?

For Giants fans it has to be frustrating to see the Eagles add another player in what has been an offseason of epic proportions. The Eagles have revamped their D-line, secondary and added depth everywhere on offense. Sure it stinks that Smith signed with an archrival, but they offered him a deal, the Giants didn’t. What would you do when you’re faced with unemployment; wait for your old team to offer you a deal like you were, or take what you could at the moment? Exactly.

Reese could’ve given Smith a deal last year after being a league leader in receptions in 2009, but didn’t. He could’ve given him one at anytime this year after free agency begun but he didn’t.

This is and all of the Giants other shortcomings in free agency are Reese’s fault to the utmost degree. He can’t fix anything at this rate because the free agency crop is all eaten up and camp is in full swing. The Giants have to essentially make do with what they have and it’s not much.

This isn’t good news for Coach Tom Coughlin who needs a good year to stop rumors of him being on the outs especially after last year’s meltdown. How can he make a playoff run when he doesn’t know what he has at any position other than QB or defensive line?

What also doesn’t help is the continuous saga featuring Osi Umenyiora. If Reese packaged him to San Diego for Vincent Jackson tomorrow I don’t think anyone would complain at this point. However, that would require Reese to actually do something, which he doesn’t seem interested in doing right now.

Fact of the matter is that the Giants are in serious trouble. With the regular season lurking and no real depth on the team the Giants aren’t looking like a playoff team.

The NFC East is out of the question and the Wildcard is too with the Cowboys, Buccaneers, Saints, Falcons, Bears and Lions all looking like contenders.

If they fall flat on their faces don’t blame Coughlin, Manning or anyone but Jerry Reese. His inability to improve the Giants at any position except punter has doomed them until 2012. It may cost Coughlin his job, put more pressure on Eli and stress out Giants fans every Sunday.

Thanks a lot Jerry. Now I kind of wish the lockout was still going on.

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Random Thoughts Vol.2

Hit me... I dare you.

It’s been a month… time for more random thoughts.

I’m pretty sure that even if Dontrelle Willis’s improbable comeback as a pitcher fizzles out, he can be a DH or first baseman with that bat.

The Pirates are now dead… I knew it couldn’t last.

FC Barcelona losing to Chivas USA is the equivalent of Michigan losing to Appalachian State.

Justin Verlander might throw 6 more no hitters this year… I’m not joking about that either.

The U.S. Women didn’t choke.

(I mean did you watch the game? Japan never died. They kept fighting back and took advantage of the opportunities that were given to them. Sure the U.S. missed chances in penalty kicks where the Japan goaltender all of a sudden looked like Ken Dryden. However, you can’t say that they choked the game away when Japan played well in the face of adversity. Sometimes teams give games away but most times teams pull victory from the jaws of defeat. That’s what Japan did.)

Isn’t it funny that Ben Roethlisberger provided good off-season news for the Steelers as opposed to everyone else?

I’m surprised Steve Williams didn’t rip Tiger Woods even more than he did.

The Red Sox have not had a solid starting staff for the entire season with bullpen issues… yet have been in first place since June. And you think Adrian Gonzalez doesn’t deserve MVP?

Randy Moss aint done… seriously.

Are Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand the more extreme version of Mike Richards and Jeff Carter?

Seguin and Marchand are really enjoying winning the Stanley Cup.

I hate Merrill Hoge… but he was right about Tim Tebow…

And LeBron James would back him up wouldn’t he.

(My least favorite basketball player who shrinks in the moment defending the most overrated athlete not named Jimmer Fredette… god has a sense of humor.)

Kevin Durant dropped 66 at the Rucker… somewhere Russell Westbrook was seething.

Nice to see that Shea Weber got $7.5 million in arbitration… he’ll get that when he’s a Red Wing next year too.

The most aggravating rotation in baseball would consist of A.J. Burnett, John Lackey, Barry Zito, Edinson Volquez and Zach Greinke… with Burnett leading the league in headaches.

(I hate A.J. Burnett.)

The Eagles are the new Heat.

Osi Umenyiora can talk about a new deal all he wants. However, if he follows up another big sack season with a small sack season… kick rocks.

Ocho and Brady… Jesus.

What do you think Carson Palmer will do with all that money now that he’s retired?

Kyle Orton has lost his starting jobs to Jay Cutler, Rex Grossman and Tim Tebow…if he went on a 12 month bender I wouldn’t judge him.

Oklahoma is no.1 in the coaches’ poll. The last team to start the season no.1 and finish it as such… 2004 USC… good luck Boomer Sooner.

Strasburg is coming back… *giddy face*.

Shaq and Barkley on TNT… I need my cable back and fast.

The Red Sox traded for Erik Bedard to help their rotation… his ERA at Fenway is near 7 lifetime… I’m starting to feel ok that the Yankees didn’t get anything before the deadline.

Ryan Howard in his last 3 games has 3 home runs and 6 RBI, yep it must be August.

Michael Irvin on the cover of a gay magazine to promote equality of all people. Don’t know if I would’ve done it but very gutsy.

I win... again.

Duke being investigated for violations in recruiting… told you that no one is clean anymore.

When is Verlander’s next start again?

(We’re at a point with Verlander that he is must see TV. Verlander throws harder than anyone else in the league and his location has improved to the point where now he is close to pinpoint accurate. If you play the Tigers and Verlander is up on the mound then you might as well take it as a loss. He’s currently baseball’s best hurler and he hasn’t even hit his prime yet. Imagine this guy in 4 years… scary.)

Yani Tseng is the most dominant athlete in the world right now. And I am well aware that she is a 22 year-old female golfer and not many people watch women’s golf, but you should watch her.

Dan Uggla has a 25 game hitting streak… yet is batting .213… ummm?

NFL players like talking smack about how bad Roger Goodell is in the media, yet the signed this new CBA like everything is ok. Either take action or shut the hell up.

Is it wrong that I’m more excited for Syracuse football than Ohio State football? Keep in mind that I’m an OSU grad though I grew up with the ‘Cuse.

When A-rod retires there will be no specials on his greatness, no lauding over his accomplishments… hell there maybe a party thrown just for the fact that we never get to hear his name again.

(I haven’t been on A-Rod in a while but he’s like a bad ex-girlfriend he always finds a way to drive you crazy.

Really A-rod… illegal poker rings? And you still go after MLB and the Yankees tell you not to?

The Yankees are in a pennant race, one game back of Boston with the biggest part of the season approaching and you decide to blow a few thousand in front of low lifes, coke users and violent outcasts.

Eat your heart out Red Sox Nation.

I always say that I’m over A-rod but I really mean it this time. If this is true and A-rod did violate MLB policy then the Yankees should find a loophole in his deal, drop him like a bad habit and let Eduardo Nunez go through his growing pains at third.

I’m over the A-rod drama, I’m over the fact that there is always something with him and I’m ready to move on from him. Hopefully the Yankees brass feels the same.)

Kate Upton’s a Yankees fan, thank you God.

Had to end it off positively. Have you ever seen Kate Upton? That would make anyone feel good even when your third baseman is a perennial screw up.