I would love to slam this guy, but the Giants have given me little ammunition to fight back with.
I want to read his column on Monday after the Giants beat these Bears, who may be 3-0 right now, but they are not as good as Mr. Hughes believes they are. Keep in mind, they still have Jay Cutler under center. He can be rattled into turnovers.
Observations of the Giants offense....
"Their interior run game is almost non-existent now and they gained all their significant yards on outside pitches to Bradshaw. Against linebackers of our speed, I don't see that working."
"I counted a total of one completion made to a receiver in-stride, moving down the field and that was to tight end Kevin Boss in the seam....."
"David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie will start for them at the left and right tackle spot, respectively. And neither can block Julius Peppers. Both will require significance assistance."
"Their play-calling around the goal line is boring. Lots of drop backs that involve Eli standing in the pocket. If the Bears increase pressure down there, they'll get turnovers."
On the defense...
"On a whole, I was terribly unimpressed with this unit and think the Bears are going to have the opportunity to score a boatload of points Sunday night."
"The Giants linebackers are not particularly fast and not particularly versatile. We'll have huge mismatches with Forte and Olsen whenever we line them up outside."
"Justin Gage and Kenny Britt are talented guys but not speedsters and there were opportunities deep down the field against this secondary. If Vince Young weren't the Titans quarterback, they would have scored at least ten more points..."
"In the fourth quarter, Giants defenders wanted nothing to do with the field and Chris Johnson ran through them."
On the special teams.....
"They acquired Darius Reynaud from the Vikings in the Sage Rosenfels deal and he's returning their kicks and punts. He doesn't seem like a big threat."
"Their return games have struggled so badly, they're moving some starters onto the units. I think we might have a big game returning the ball."