How great was last night? The WORLD CHAMPION Big Blue New York Football Giants started off the season with an L to Tony Romo and his paper towel O-Line. All of the Miles Austin / Dez Bryant fantasy owners like myself got a little production. And the G-men’s first round pick spent 3/4 of the game on the bench literally CRYING over a fumble. Hell, the Giants’ 20th corner Michael Coe even pulled a hamstring.
But the biggest takeaway from last night’s game wasn’t that I need to put in a waiver claim for Ogletree or that I’d pay money to see someone slap the Starter hat off of Romo’s dumb head, it was that the biggest similarity between the Eagles and the Giants may also be their biggest difference.
The Giants’ line is dominant — but they’re not marathoners. Near the end of the game all of those guys looked gassed and Romo had enough time to pick apart their shitty crippled secondary. Maybe the Giants have suffered more injuries on the defensive line than the Eagles, but the Birds by scheme and personnel are a much better rotation than the Giants. I brought it up earlier in the summer when it was debatable, but now it’s fact: the Eagles have more depth at D-line than the Giants. The Giants starting four may be better — may — but there’s no way they can compete with the legions of attackers the Birds bring.
Brandon Graham has been an absolute monster in preseason and would start on most other teams in the NFL — yet on the Eagles he’s third string. Just food for thought.
But seriously, David Wilson cried over a fumble.