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WEEK 81 – Final Destination

Posted: December 18, 2011 by Keith Stone in 2011 Giants, Deadskins, football, Giants, NFL

Redskins 23, Giants 10

I think this Giants season is going to kill me. I really do. When they were down 17-0, I felt like I wanted to start sobbing because this season has been so fucking frustrating and just when it seems like they’ve turned the corner, they lay this shitbomb against Washington. The fucking Redskins! Rex Grossman looked like Joe Montana out there. I know the team is banged up but they just didn’t execute. If it’s third-and-long and they throw a short pass, you have to make a tackle. And I love Hakeem Nicks, but he dropped two touchdowns. You can’t do that at the beginning of the game because it sets a negative tone and then Eli doesn’t want to throw deep anymore.

The game was way too similar to too many of the Giants’ losses this year, which I thought we were finished with after the Cowboys game. They have a seemingly inferior opponent and are content to let them hang around until it’s too late. Rex Grossman was the quarterback. Blitz the shit out of him! He didn’t do anything when the Giants brought pressure but more times than none they send four guys or even three. On the offense, there were some deep passes but once the team got behind, they really should have been throwing. Hey, Kevin Gilbride, ever hear of a play-action? Just because a team is worse doesn’t mean you can’t bring the heat.

The funny thing is the Giants still had a shot to win it yesterday. Then Manningham runs a stupid route and Eli gets picked off. Still they get the ball back to the goal line but nobody can hold onto a pass. It seemed like no matter what the Giants just weren’t winning the game. It sucks but it’s only one game and sometimes they happen. You just gotta write it off.

And so the season takes another wild turn and I’m one step closer to seeing a cardiologist. Who knows how the Jets are going to look. They played horribly yesterday but obviously they’re going to come out with something to prove next week. It’s probably going to be a low scoring game, but with Sanchez at quarterback, I’d like to see the Giants keep him on his toes. As bad as the Redskins game was, with everything that’s happened this season, I still think the Giants are going to make it to that last game against the Cowboys. It seems like the fates would have it no other way.

WEEK 67 – Scalped

Posted: September 12, 2011 by Keith Stone in 2011 Giants, Deadskins, football, Giants, NFL

Redskins 28, Giants 14

This game was a disaster from start to finish but it was still fairly evenly matched. The big difference was Eli’s TAINT. The Skins also got a huge advantage on Antrel Rolle’s questionable unnecessary roughness penalty, and converted a 4th down while the Giants failed on theirs. The injuries killed us, especially Justin Tuck’s. Rex Grossman was able to get tons of time with only JPP coming after him. The offensive line wasn’t great, as could be expected, but they will improve. I would’ve liked to see the ball get thrown downfield more. The few times they did, good things happened. Not even so much long bombs, but more in the 20-30 yard range. The running backs looked fairly solid but I would have liked to see Jacobs more.

Overall, a horrible way to start the season. I’m very discouraged. At the same time, the Giants are good at making adjustments, nobody got injured, and the Rams may be even more banged up. Although I still don’t think the Redskins are very good, it was a division game on the road and those are very hard to win. Remember: the last time the Giants lost to the Skins, they were holding up the Lombardi Trophy two months later.

Jabroni of the Week: Rex Grossman

Posted: August 14, 2011 by Keith Stone in Deadskins, football, jabronis, NFL, Rex Grossman

What is it with these guys named Rex? QB Rex Grossman went on the record saying that his Redskins were going to win the NFC East this year. I’m all for being optimistic, but when you make a guarantee there has to be a somewhat-realistic chance that the prediction is going to come true. I have a better chance of hooking up with Kate Upton than the Deadskins do of winning the division.

Forget about the fact that everyone is slobbering all over the Dream Team to go 19-0. The Giants and Cowboys are both underrated and have good chances in the East. The only way the Deadskins could win a division was if they were magically realigned to the NFC West. Even then, it’d be close. For sure, Washington isn’t terrible. They’re just not good. They made some decent free agent pickups (overpaid as usual) but ironically enough, their greatest weakness is the guy that made this crazy guarantee. Rex Grossman would have trouble leading a team to win the UFL, much less the toughest division in football. I’d buy an outside shot at a playoff berth, but NFC East Champs? You gotta be fucking kidding me. If the Skins win the NFC East, I’ll stand in the middle of Times Square wearing a burgundy and gold speedo and sing Hail To the Redskins.

Rexy, baby, I know you made the Super Bowl five years ago but that was because you had the best defense in the game. Plus the NFC sucked that year. This isn’t 2006. I like your confidence but come on. Nobody’s buying it. Not even the most optimistic Deadskins fan. Honestly, I didn’t even realize you were still in the NFL. Why don’t you worry more about completing more than 10 passes in a game and not about magical fantasies? And enjoy the 6-10 season. Until then, you’re a jabroni, brother.