Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giants: Injury situation

David Diehl has said that he is getting better and he may try to play this week against the Jaguars.

Shaun O'Hara may not be far away from returning to action either

Giants signed WR Michael Clayton, formerly of the Bucs and recently playing in some independent league called the UFL. I don't know why he dropped out of the NFL, but at least he has some talent. My worry is that the Giants offense is so hard to learn that it may be a while before he is able to play. The game today has so many sight adjustments, hot reads and combination routes that you really have to know what you're doing before you can play. It's what kept Manningham off the field his first year and hurt Sinorice Moss's development. I remember Clayton as having good speed and real good size. I hope they can force feed him at least a portion of the offense so he can have some benefit to the team Sunday.

Looking ahead to the rest of the season: everyone said that this season bears some resemblance to 2007 a little bit. Like then, Giants had a new defensive coordinator and it took a little while for the defense to grasp his system. Giants got off to a good start and then hit some rough patches before coming together. Specifically, in 2007 they had a horrible game against the Vikings in Giants Stadium where Eli threw 4 picks, 2 of which were returned for TDs. Eli had another poor game this past Sunday, throwing 3 INTs and getting bailed out on the PI on Manningham that was a ball that was thrown up for grabs and could have easily been intercepted. Let's see if Eli can come back again and pull the team with him.

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