Monday, January 23, 2012
G-Men: Journey to Indy
Well today is an amazing day. I am deeply humbled for the opportunity to witness the New York Football Giants attend their 2nd Super Bowl in 5 years. From what looked like a depleted defense months ago, the G-Men rallied around the demand for staff changes and stood by their coaches to make an incredible run down the stretch to inch into the playoffs. I am true believer of moral victories, and once the Giants realized they could hang with the big boys after a last second loss to GB in week 13, the team changed. It will be a battle in Indy, and the stakes couldn't be any higher. We will be competing against a bitter Patriot team, who I'm sure can still taste the defeat when the Giants ruined their historic perfect season. The question is, who has the edge? Call me a homer, but I like the matchup the Giants have here. Brady is not the most mobile quarterback, especially when comparing him to their last two opponents (Rodgers, Smith). Expect the Giants to hit Brady again and again and hopefully disrupt a dangerous rhythm. The X Factor for me will be TE Rob Gronkowski. In my eyes if the Giants shut down the Gronk, it could be a very long day for the New England Patriots. Yes, Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez are excellent weapons, but I feel the Giants artillery outweighs their explosiveness. Pats better bring everything they can on defense, because if its not Victor Cruz, its Hakeem Nicks, if its not Nicks, its Mario Manningham, if its not Manningham, its Ballard or Bradshaw. Let's put the haters to rest, let's go #ALLIN. LET'S GO BIG BLUE!