To get to know the New York Giants better, we reached out to Joe Tufaro of GMen Headquarters, Fansided’s Giants’ site. We asked him about the Giants’ rushing attack and their week one loss to the Cowboys among other things.
Let’s go Inside the Villain’s Venue with GMen Headquarters.
1. Much like the Broncos, the Giants’ main question mark on offense lies in the ground game. How do you think the Giants will use David Wilson this week?
The real issue here is two fold, while David did get stripped twice last wee, which is inexcusable, the offensive line must do a better job in front of him. We have said all summer that the Giants will only be as good as their O-Line this year. Wilson will play just as much as planned. He is a young player and is very very talented. Brandon Jacobs was brought back to add a veteran presence, and will be used in short yardage and to end games.
2. We know the big names (Eli, Nicks, Cruz, Pierre-Paul, Tuck). Other than these guys, who should the Broncos be concerned with?
David Wilson. Again the kid is special and can break one anytime. I also think WR Rueben Randle showed why you can’t just concentrate on Nicks and Cruz.
3. Even though the Giants are the better team on paper, the Jets seem to hog the local and national headlines when it comes for football in NYC. Is this an advantage?
It’s a huge advantage, but it is also a result of how the Giants go about there business. The Giants give nothing to the media, keep quiet on supposed controversies, and are consistent in there approach. The Jets give the media everything they can handle and more, comment on every little story, and create buzz when their is none. It’s just the mediataking the path of least resistance and that is fine with the Giants organization.
4. The Giants had six turnovers last week, but only lost by five points. What strengths of the team do you attribute that to?
They fight for each other and never feel like they are out of the game. When you have a QB like Eli, Like Peyton, Like Brady, Like Elway, you feel you can come back from anywhere. The defense doesn’t get down because they know the offense will perform eventually. All in all the defense gave up 19 points, and the offense had the ball with two minutes remaining at the 50 first and ten, and that was after 5 turnovers and 17 points scored on the offense. I would take that every week.
5. Finally, your prediction for Sunday’s game?
I don’t usually do predictions, but I imagine we will need to put some points on the board and hold the ball as long as possible.