Reese retools Giants defense to win i...

Reese retools Giants defense to win it all

There are 17 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Reese retools Giants defense to win it all. In it, Newsday reports that:

The 30-year anniversary passed quietly, with no ceremony or other public acknowledgment of one of the most important dates in Giants history.

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Deland, FL

#1 Mar 3, 2009
Gotta grab another big target for Eli. If Burress some how does make it back, no more Amani Toomer.

Since: Jan 08

Oakdale, NY

#2 Mar 3, 2009
Yeah. I don't think they've given up on Plax yet.
This guy Reese is sharp. He really knows how to make the moves. The Giant "D" will probably be REAL TOUGH next year. I'm psyched!

Corona, CA

#3 Mar 3, 2009
Didnt ward sign with the Bucs?

Dubuque, IA

#4 Mar 3, 2009
Amani Toomer was and will always be a class act. I for one will miss him tremendously.

Murfreesboro, TN

#5 Mar 3, 2009
I like what Reese has done so far with adding depth to the defensive line. He is a very smart GM and great and recognizing talent as mentioned. I really want us to get a top notch receiver. Boldin would be nice! I was sad about loosing Ward, but I had a feeling it was going to happen. He signed with the Bucs NOT the Falcons.
dud dew

Silverdale, PA

#6 Mar 3, 2009
I said in December the "D" front was wearing down, and that it might prevent a repeat. And though I've been a loud Jerry fan since the controversial moves of his first year, my take on the loss to Philly is that the "worn down 'D'" played well enough that only a little help from Eli and friends woulda squeaked one out. If this team is good enough to get home games in next year's run, it needs a QB who can play at least moderately well on windy days - and I don't have a whole lotta confidence Eli is suddenly gonna learn that, in his sixth season. Jerry and Co. are goin' thru all kindsa contortions to pretend Eli can make all the plays in all conditions. He hasn't shown that.
And these changes on defense may give him an extra drive or two each playoff round to get it right, but, who, having seen him in the Meadowlands in late winter during his career, can be confident that will be enough?

Jeffersonville, IN

#7 Mar 4, 2009
Bob I was watching PTI last night and saw you behind Mike Wilpon. A picture of you at least or perhaps some ex-Milwaukee coach/struggling Indiana coach. You seemed to be shouting "the Giants will chose one of the talented left tackles in this draft with their first pick". Couldnt agree more. Any significant injury to their offensive tackles and the Giants would be in big trouble.
ny fan

Huntington, NY

#8 Mar 4, 2009
I like what they have done so far. They should have signed Toomer to one more year. He was always reliable when he was healthy. I seriously doubt that Plax will be back. Coughlin hated him. Eli will have to find another go to receiver. Yeah, I read that Ward went to the Bucks. Can't these news media get their facts straight?
Patrick Gough

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 Mar 4, 2009
Way to go on defense!!! Now, let's get some offense, as in pass catchers with size and speed!!!
Don Gullet

Charlotte, NC

#10 Mar 4, 2009
Dud Dew has it exactly right. It is great that Reese has improved the defense and we should be top 3 next year. But that will not make Eli throw tight spirals. The reason the Giants did not repeat is that playing home games in playoffs is a TREMENDOUS disadvantage for the Giants now. Eli is an excellent QB but he has very poor throwing mechanics. Next year he should be benched as soon as starts throwing knuckleballs in the wind in a playoff game. Pretend he was injured and go with Carr.

Savannah, GA

#11 Mar 4, 2009
No need to waste a draft pick and
cash to get Boldin. There are better
WR in this years draft.
I would like the G-Men to draft
Kenny Britt,@ 6-4 he has the size
the G-men need, the kid is also
from NJ.. If the G-MEN keep both
2nd round picks look for them to
draft a running back. I'm thinking
the kid from UConn..

GO Giants.

While Eli had a bad game against
the Eagles, the play calling was
even worse. 1st and 5 on the Eagles
21 and you throw the ball 3 times.
The Giants had 2 backs with over
1000 yrds on the sidelines.
That was where the game was lost.

Poughkeepsie, NY

#12 Mar 4, 2009
9 PICKS. NOT 11.

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Mar 4, 2009
Forget Obama, Jerry Reese should the be the role model that all young african american children should be looking up to. This guy is outsmarting every other white black yellow brown GM in the league.

Since: Jan 08

Oakdale, NY

#14 Mar 4, 2009
Soho wrote:
Forget Obama, Jerry Reese should the be the role model that all young african american children should be looking up to. This guy is outsmarting every other white black yellow brown GM in the league.
I'm with you, man. This guy thinks "outside the box" first, then goes "mainstream." One would have thought this guy would have looked at receivers, even another halfback. I certainly believe we ought to get a young strong OT. That said, buffering up a good (and yeah, tired/injury prone) defensive line is way on top of things. Without the draft, our "D" is probably greatly improved. I'm pretty sure the offense can put up 20 on most games. Imagine a Giant "D" that gives up 14 or less every week.
giantsfanincolor ado

Greeley, CO

#15 Mar 4, 2009
superbowl bound baby!!!

Worcester, MA

#16 Mar 5, 2009
Forget trading for all these WR like Edwards or Boldin. We need stay where we are or trade up in the draft if we need to.

The guy we need is Jared Cook. JARED COOK! guy played WR in college, 6'5", 250 4.55, can jump like Plax.

Is there anymore of a reason? How about we could use a guy like Antonio gates/Tony gonzalez, why not make our own?

Worcester, MA

#17 Mar 5, 2009
The D is set, we can draft an OLB if needed later on. We need to focus on offense for the first 2 rounds. Cook is a must to me, we need that dude. If not and we don't trade up for him, I think a guy like Britt or maybe Shawn Nelson or Travis Beckum would be nice. Actually Beckum we can get later on cuz he was injured last year. When he was healthy he was the best receiving TE in College.

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