The Giants' Sack Machine: Paper Tiger or Reality?

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    The Dallas Morning News ran this AP piece about the upcoming Texans game.

    I'll put my money on the Paper Tiger..........and Paper Tigers burn easily.

     
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    Martz predictable??
    whoa!
     
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    Dallas Morning News running another article on the Texans? Whoa!
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    well 'the texans' said it... nebulous writing.
     
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    Well you know the Arlington crowd, being 1-2, is looking for some help from us to knock off their divisional competition. So naturally, they're very interested in this game.
     
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    As we are in their game this week.
     
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    Sure are a lot of ankle injuries in the league this year.... Almost some kind of trend.
     
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    I wonder if all 53 players and coaches in unison said that the Bears were predictable.
     
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    That was the reason he was fired in San Fran a few years ago, he almost refuses to run the ball. So yes the DL knows it's a pass and they can pin their ears back and go after the QB.

    Also Marx's offenses have always been among the most sacked and QB hit teams in the league, he tries to block with just 5 guys most of the time.
     
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    Wonder if it has anything to do with the emphasis in the avoidance of penalties for high hits which are more likely to be called for helmet hits or hitting a "defenseless" player.

    Furthermore, the average NFL players' weights and heights are increasing every year. Torque thus becomes even more augmented and transfered to the knee and ankle joints. The thing about the knee joint is that exercise can compensate by developing the large stabilizing muscle groups (quads/hams). There are very much smaller muscle groups in the lower leg, of which development does not effectively compensate the extra forces transfered to the ankle joint. The ligaments of the ankle stabilizing the toe up and toe down movements are very strong. However, the ligaments of the ankle stabilizing the lateral/medial (inversion/eversion side-to-side) planes are the weakest of the major joints......and these are the ones almost always involved, especially in high ankle sprains.
     
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    I predicted that everyone was going to say that the Bear's playcalling was predictable.
     
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    Kubiak is playing the Giants. He is not anymore fearful of their pass rush than he was of the Colts, or Cowboys or the SS blitz happy Redskins.

    Not saying that they don't have good players up front, but a lot of the sacks Matt has taken have come because he was holding onto the ball too long and standing pat in the pocket.

    Last week we moved Matt around a bit more and he also did a good job of getting rid of the ball when nothing was there.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the most sacks the Giants will get is 3...And I doubt they'll get that...

    Personally I'm looking for another shut-out.
     
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    I predicted that everyone was going to predict that everyone was going to say that the Bears playcalling was predictable.
     
  14. Rey

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    I know right.

    Seems like lazy reporting or someone just adding their own ideas to the story.
     
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    That's interesting stuff.

    I guess it's possible that strength training helps with ligament and tendon conditioning somewhat, but I bet that doesn't nearly keep up with the corresponding increase in muscle size. All that scientifically-increased muscle mass generates more speed and acceleration, but that energy has to be dissipated somewhere. Sometimes it's dissipated in the wrong spot.
     
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    Even though we may be weakened at WR today, I believe that we will find that the strength of the Giants' pass rush has been greatly exagerrated and that their secondary is more banged up than they can compensate...........Schaub lights it up........when Foster isn't running it up the gut.

    It will be our D that determines our fate.
     
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    oops, wrong thread
    :texflag:
     
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    The Giants play fast and aggressive on defense.
    They like to go after the passer, but they will probably tone done a bit against us.
    Their interior lines on both sides of the ball are at most average.

    I agree with TPN that we can run well on them (knock on wood).

    I hope to see our O mixing it up to take away their aggressiveness byforcing the Giants to chase themselves ragged all over the field.
     

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