previews Week 16 -
Giants are back!
Next week at - Philadelphia
What are they saying about the
here to find out.
We asked Gamegirl if
she was ready to maybe shell out for some playoff tickets
the way things are going for the Giants.
"There's no playoff tickets even if the Giants make it."
she replied. "The Giants would be a wildcard team, and
all the playoff games are away."
She was right of course. We hadn't thought about it, not being
season ticket holders ourselves. Gamegirl won't be able to
attend anymore games. She'll have to watch at home just like
I guess we'll keep her around anyway though. What the heck!
Jetfan told us that he has playoff tickets. He wasn't rubbing
it in, he was just happy after all these years to be able
to go to a playoff game. Praise, praise and Hallelujah to
That guy can turn a turnip into a rose. We all know. He did
it for us once, and it would be great to see Parcells take
the Jets all the way to the Superbowl. Maybe Jetfan will give
us some reports along the way. Anyway, back to the business
at hand. Gamegirl had some stuff for us.
"It was a good game for the Giants. They are starting
to look like a playoff team, and they should win the game
next week against the Eagles. It's too bad they started so
late in the season to put it all together."
Was she expecting to see Danny Kanell in that game instead
of Mike Cherry?
"No, and I was glad to see Fassel give Cherry the call.
We already know what Kanell can do, and we need to see Mike
Cherry in a real game situation. It was a little late in the
game and didn't work out to very much playing time, but it
was the right move.
The odds are against the Giants playing more than one more
game, even if they do beat the Eagles next week, and it will
be interesting to see what player moves Fassel makes in that
Should we ask if anyone out there has Eagles tickets for Gamegirl?
She laughed at that, and said,
"I think the next game I'll be seeing in person will
be next year, and will have my old favorite, number 31 on
Gamegirl is not the only one anxious to see Jason Sehorn take
By the way, he writes an excellent column if you haven't noticed
by now. The link is on the left.
Mikefan was definitely in a good mood, and anxious to talk
"The key word for the Giants success these past two games
is 'Balance'. They've been showing it on offense and defense,
and beyond that I can't emphasize enough the importance of
Kent Graham to this team. The defense did their usual great
job against Kansas City, and the Kent Graham offense took
the field like they owned it.
Graham's confidence has spread along the front line. The little
things he does help out also, like going with the hard count.
He's been very successful in drawing the defense offsides,
and it helps to keep the opposition off balance throughout
He puts the ball all over the field, and he connected with
eight different receivers before they pulled him from the
Kansas City game. That keeps everyone on his offense sharp
and in the game, and leaves the defense wondering what's coming
Kent also can roll out from the pocket, and that keeps more
pressure off of his guys."
Mikefan saw that he was blinding us with all this Kent Graham
stuff, and he laughed a bit.
"Look, I'm not worshiping the guy, but he's doing everything
right. He's been able to throw downfield, and that's opened
up the door to everything else for the offense. Now the run
is working, and they can throw the short stuff when they want
to. Going downfield was key this year to getting things on
track, and it's something that Danny Kanell wasn't able to
Maybe he's being way too careful, or maybe it's a confidence
thing a quarterback has to develop. Kent Graham has had more
games under his belt from playing at Arizona previously, and
it shows in his style and confidence."
We asked Mikefan the same question we put to Gamegirl.
Did he expect to see Danny Kanell in that game instead of
"Well, actually, yes. I disagree with Gamegirl on this
one. I'd like to see if Kanell can throw downfield now that
Kent Graham has shown everyone that it's possible. Switching
Kanell with Graham during a game, one for one, is going to
shed some light on the quarterback situation.
I guess it would be nice to see Cherry, and all the young
prospects, but putting him in there now won't prove anything.
Give the guy some preseason game play to see what he has instead."