On Enemy Ground: New York Giants

This week, we sat down with Big Blue View, a great Giants blog, for five questions. The Patriots will be taking on the Giants this Thursday in the fourth and final preseason game.

1. After following up the legendary 2007 Superbowl Win with a disappointing first round playoff exit to the hated Eagles, how will the New York Giants fare in 2009?

The Giants should be a playoff team again this season. They have made the playoffs four consecutive seasons, and this team has the ability to make it five straight. There are too many variables to figure out how deep they should go, but I consider the Giants and Eagles the best two teams in the NFC.

2. How much of a problem will the Jay Alford injury be? Is there a quality replacement in the wings?

Not much, really. The Giants still have Barry Cofield, Fred Robbins, Rocky Bernard and (once to gets over his hamstring injury) Chris Canty at defensive tackle. That’s enough of a rotation to make any team jealous. And Zak DeOssie can handle the snapping duties.

3. Fast forward to Week 10 – who are the starting receivers on this team?

Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks. Nicks, the No. 1 pick, is developing quickly after a hamstring injury early in training camp. Scouts said he was ‘NFL ready,’ and he has been showing it lately. He was brilliant Saturday against the Jets.

4. Has the Giants’ chemistry gotten better or worse since the Burress debacle?

I don’t know. I was going to say better, then Osi Umenyiora decided to go AWOL for a while Monday when he got his poor little feelings hurt by criticism from defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan. Oh, and you can tell I have no sympathy for Osi. Stop talking and start playing, pal.

5. Tell us a little bit about Big Blue View – How did it get started? What is the best thing about running the site?

BBV started in February of 2007, so the Super Bowl season was our first writing about the team on a daily basis. The site has grown way beyond anything I ever thought it would, and I am more amazed by its growth almost every day. I have gotten to cover training camp from the sidelines, do personal interviews with several players and gotten to meet and talk with a lot of top-notch reporters and writers. The best thing, though, is the Big Blue View community. I have always insisted on a pretty strict standard of behavior at BBV, probably a stricter standard than what most blogs would tolerate. By and large, the folks abide by it, they treat each other with respect and we have a great group of people who enjoy talking Giants football with each other. Even when they disagree.

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One Response to “On Enemy Ground: New York Giants”

  1. Justin says:

    Your answer to BBV’s last question was great.

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