One less decision to be made will be at LB, where a position is now open as the luckless Clint Sintim was declared done for the season after blowing out his knee for the second year in a row. You may not like him as a player, but you have to feel sorry for this guy.
In his the wake of Sintim's injury comes the emergence of two excellent young OLBs: Spencer Paysinger and Jacquian Williams.
Paysinger has just looked solid. A product of the Oregon juggernaut of 2010, it boggles the mind how this kid went undrafted. He will factor in somewhere on this Giants defense in the next few years.
Williams is just loaded with upside. If you watched last night's game, it was hard not to notice him. The kid had seven tackles and three sacks. He is not as big as you would like at LB, but he's much faster than anyone expected. He gets to the ball, as does rookie S Tyler Sash,'who led the Giants in tackles again last night.
The Giants RB situation still worrying you? If it is worrying anyone if should be worrying the rest of the league. Rookie Da'Rel Scott is simply explosive. The Giants finally have a guy that makes defenses antsy with his speed.
Andre Brown was thought dead and buried after blowing out his Achilles and then getting bounced around the league. Not so. This kid's been awesome all summer. He does not look like a backup when he is out there. But for the Giants, he is a backup. They have great depth at this position now...
Did not appreciate Bill Belichick playing his starters for the majority of the first half. Give the Giants credit for hanging in there with their seconds. I understand why Belichick does things, but I didn't really see the point of having a Hall of Fame QB beating up on a bunch of backups, many who will be unemployed in next 36 hours...
Was pleased to see rookie WR Jerrel Jernigan rebound from some miscues. As I said earlier, I want him on this team. He is from a small program and is just getting used to the speed of the pro game. Once he does, he will begin to pay dividends. He made a great grab to secure the game-winning two-point conversion.
For a blow-by-blow analysis of last night's game, scroll below for Kel Dansby's quarter-by-quarter coverage.