So… Yeah. Um, here we are again. Just like last week, this team can’t figure out how to handle the clock in the fourth quarter. I don’t know how much I can really add after a loss like that. It’s pretty cut and dry what’s wrong with this team. If you take away the mental mistakes, we’re 2 – 0. It’s as simple as that. Take away the clock management error and even just one or two of the dozen STUPID fucking penalties per game, this team is heading into week three on top of the division. That’s a fact. I know that it’s easy to just say that. And I know most of you are so mad about both fourth quarters that you think we should be 0 – 2. But when it really comes down to it, we were the better team in both games… until there were three minutes left.
So while it’s really, really, really hard to take any positives from these two games, I’m going to try. No matter how delusional I may sound, I truly believe that we aren’t a bad team. I’m not going to sit here and say that we are a playoff team. That would be ridiculous at this point. But when you look at the first 55 minutes of both games, there are positives to take from both. And then you look at the dumpster fire that is the Eagles. And then you remember Kirk Cousins is still the Redskins QB. And then you look at the losses of Romo and Dez. And then you look at the leader of the Cowboys for the next ten weeks.
And you realize that no matter how bad it feels this morning, there is a sliver of hope. This division is completely up for grabs. Even if it means pathetically winning it with 7 or 8 wins.
I’m not giving up on the season just yet. I’m going to be optimistic. And while I’m probably just a delusional idiot who’s relying way too much on the memory of going 0-2 before winning the Super Bowl in 2007, it’s going to make these next few days a lot easier. Don’t cry out loud today guys. Just keep it inside, and learn how to hide your feelings.
I guess this is the point where we get to my favorite segment…
Fucking Bright Spots, or Whatever:
- We actually know how to use Shane Vereen. One of the scariest things about week one was that McAdoo wasn’t getting Vereen the ball in the right situations. We have possibly the best pass catching back in the NFL and we were running him inside and on stretch plays. While the stupid stretch plays were still there, McAdoo finally found ways to get Vereen the ball in space. Complete game changer for an offense that has nobody outside of Beckham to catch the ball.
- The only thing better than watching Preston Parker drop every ball that’s thrown to him is that special moment when Rueben Randle gets open for the first time in three quarters, drops the pass, and goes back into hiding for the remainder of the game. That decision to drop James Jones and watch him become Aaron Rodgers’s favorite target so that we could keep Randle and Parker as our #2 and #3 receivers definitely won’t haunt us all season.
- Rueben Randle and Preston Parker… GET. THE. FUCK. OFF. OF. MY. TEAM.
- Victor Cruz will be back by Week 4. Thank fucking christ. Yeah he won’t be the same guy as he was in 2012, but right now I’d take an obese twelve year old as my #2 target over Randle and Parker.
- Please be okay Ereck Flowers. Please be okay Ereck Flowers. Please be okay Ereck Flowers. Please be okay Ereck Flowers. Please be okay Ereck Flowers. Please be okay Ereck Flowers. Please be okay Ereck Flowers.
- The defensive line played somewhat well. While Atlanta doesn’t exactly have the league’s best O-line, it was good to see the Giants control the line of scrimmage in the run game. Pass rush didn’t really inspire much, but at least we get JPP back soon. Oh wait nevermind…
- Good news/bad news on this one. Good news, DRC and Amukamara, when healthy, look like a pretty competent pair of corners. Bad news, they are not gonna stay healthy. DRC already got injured, came back, then got concussed. When they are healthy though, they’re very serviceable. Not great, but decent. And if we’re just looking at it from the standpoint of preseason expectations, I don’t hate the secondary.
- This is all of course dependent on Landon Collins turning it around. Right now he has been AWFUL, but I’ll just chalk that up to missing preseason reps to injury and also, you know, being a rookie. But there’s no denying that he has been terrible. That play where he forgot to touch Hankerson was brutal.
- Merriweather, surprisingly, actually made some plays. I still hate him, but at least he hasn’t hurt us… yet.
- We’re paying Dwayne Harris $17.5 million to be a completely pedestrian returner and fuck up fourth down runs by not getting set at the line of scrimmage. Sweet.
- I liked Coughlin’s balls going for it on fourth down on that play Harris fucked up. I have no further comment on coaching decisions this week. Have a great day everyone.
P.S. One more time…