Football Open Thread


The Giants are taking on the Titans at home at 1pm ET, but the Jets don’t play until later tonight at 8:20pm. They’re in Miami to take on the Dolphins. Use this thread to talk about any and all of today’s football action, we’ll have regular old Yankee content up throughout the day as well.


  1. Teej says:

    Go Titans.

  2. Reggie C. says:

    Now that was not a Eli’s fault.

    WOW. Its just been one of those seasons for Eli.

  3. Andrew says:

    man i have better hands then the giants receivers.

  4. Steve H says:

    How good is Mark Ingram going to be as a pro?

  5. Carcillo says:

    You know what we’ll see from at least one team in every game today?


  6. Reggie C. says:

    That was epic.


  7. Reggie C. says:

    (shaking head)

    Eli… how could a left-handed lob/toss into coverage have turned out any way but that.

  8. Steve H says:

    Aaron Hernandez is an absolute animal.

  9. Reggie C. says:

    G-MEN defense looks good. King KIWI playing for a big money contract next season.

  10. Steve H says:

    Drew Brees so far: 2-3, 2 TD’s, 1 INT

  11. Ben says:

    What a terrible decision by Coughlin to kick the FG there. Tynes sucks, and you can’t risk giving up that much field position for a poor chance at just three points.

  12. Dream of Electric Sheep says:

    Ugh, Eli stinking up the joint! Trade him for Bo Jackson NOW!

  13. JMK says:

    Ugh, Nicks.

  14. JMK says:

    Seriously, is there a team in the NFL that has as many dropped passes as the Giants?

    • Pat D says:

      Uh oh, we’re sharing the same thought pattern.

    • Captain Jack says:

      If it makes you feel any better the Cowboys are well on pace to be the most penalized team in the NFL, Wade Phillips is an incompetent ass, the Eagles are starting Michael Vick, and the Redskins still aren’t very good.

      • JMK says:

        Meh, I don’t care much either way. If the Giants go 1-15 I’d be somewhat bummed but don’t really care that much about football.

        If it’s on and I’m catching up on work, I’ll watch and make ignorant observations but I don’t go out of my way to follow it.

  15. Pat D says:

    Jesus Christ, Manningham.

    Why can’t anyone catch the ball properly? Anyone know if the Giants lead in dropped passes so far this year?

  16. Pat D says:

    They’re going to review this, I’m sure.

  17. Reggie C. says:

    Gotta love this outburst of life from the GMEN offense!

  18. JMK says:

    Anyone have predictions on the Giants record this year?

    I’m going to go with 9-7.

  19. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    What is up with Nicks? I remember when we got him, the word was that he had great hands. No, seriously.

  20. Pat D says:

    Wow, Eli is 17 out of 20. 2 are interceptions, one of which bounced off Nicks’ hands, and the other incompletion was dropped by Manningham.

    In other news, c’mon Texans and, wow, the Bills lead the Patriots.

    Hey, wait, Jimmy Johnson is still in the Fox Studio? I thought he was on Survivor? Are you telling me Survivor isn’t live????? Jeez, next you’ll tell me that reality TV is really scripted and pre-planned!

  21. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Whoever is the ST coach of the GMen needs to get fired like now.

  22. JMK says:

    Excellent field position. I’m waiting for Coughlin to call for a 7-step drop.

  23. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Come on Thor, do your thing. Let’s keep ‘em out of the end zone.

  24. Pat D says:

    One of these days the Giants will learn how to get plays off without having to burn timeouts or take delay of game penalties.

  25. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This analysis is fucking horrible.

  26. JMK says:

    That’s sweet except that there’s probably a holding call.

  27. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    All right Thor, because of that penalty, I’m ditching you.

    C’mon, Osiris.

  28. Pat D says:

    Yep, so there was the Coughlin Face!

  29. JobaWockeeZ says:

    If DeAngelo Williams or Pierre Thomas would like to get me more than 2 fucking points each for my team that would be appreciated.

  30. JMK says:

    Maybe my TV is fucked up (it is) but does Coughlin look like he’s gotten this sunburn Hollywood oompa loompa Boehner tan going?

  31. Reggie C. says:

    Eli’s not going to buy anybody dinner tonight. What a fucking mental error by Brdshaw. Beautiful throw by Eli but … its not gonna count.

  32. Vince Young still has a release point that’s lower than you want, but he’s made great strides in terms of accuracy and decision making over the past few years. He’s a legit NFL starting quarterback, probably a top-20 starting QB now.

    Kudos to the Titans for their patience.

  33. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    Games’s not over but…

    The G-men aren’t very good, are they?

    I mean, they’re all right…

  34. JobaWockeeZ says:

    And I benched CJ Spiller too! Screw this.

  35. Pat D says:

    Defending Brandon Jacobs = now completely impossible.

  36. Pat D says:

    I could just see that coming…

  37. Reggie C. says:

    Gmen just dont have it today. Eli’s rebounded nicely. Bradshaw’s great in flashes but then fumbles the ball.

    ELI… dude.. throw it!

  38. Hughesus Christo says:

    This team is sloppy, Gilbride still sucks, and the ancient O-line is irreparable.

  39. Steve H says:

    Charlie Batch is lighting me up in fantasy. This sucks.

  40. Steve H says:

    Cleveland-Baltimore game a lot more interesting than expected, especially since Flacco’s not totally shitting the bed.

  41. Pat D says:

    Manningham makes some of the damnedest catches.

  42. Reggie C. says:

    Eli-Manningham gives me more confidence of big-play ability than Eli-Nicks.

    Am i crazy?

  43. Steve H says:

    I know it’s early, but if the NFL redrafted there’s not way Aaron Hernandez makes it past the 2nd round, probably not the 1st.

  44. Steve H says:

    Hughes is now starting. Panic move?

  45. JMK says:

    That non-call could have gone either way.

  46. JMK says:

    Tynes is garbage.

  47. Pat D says:

    You can’t get a field goal off on time? Shit, I’d be making the Coughlin Face too!

  48. Pat D says:

    Just keep giving them field position, guys.

  49. Man, I’m glad I cut Lawrence Tynes from my fantasy team.

  50. JMK says:

    See, this is why I am not a big Coughlin fan. It’s not just the face (although it does crack me up). He shows how mad he is and how much of a disciplinarian he is but his teams always seem to lack on the fundamentals, and special teams are terrible.

    That’s on him. Penalties, delay of games, having kickbacks go for 50-yard returns with regularity.

  51. Steve H says:

    Is Steve Smith-CAR even playing today?

  52. Steve H says:

    Is Frank Gore going to say that the 9ers outplayed the Chiefs today?

  53. Pat D says:

    Turn out the lights, the party’s over.

  54. JMK says:

    Big problem if Phillips is out for a while.

    Those Hurricanes are always causing trouble.


  55. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    The Giants…aren’t going to win, are they?

  56. All Star Carl says:

    Phil Hughes is starting tonight

  57. Reggie C. says:

    On another DOWN note, i expected a big game from my #2 round pick Miles Austin. Hasn’t happened. Ugh. Its frigging Houston for mo-sake!

  58. Pat D says:

    DFA McKenzie!!

  59. Oh, Kareem… I remember when you were good.

    Good times.

  60. Hughesus Christo says:

    Why is Kareem McKenzie on this team?

  61. Steve H says:

    Danny Woodhead is pretty good.

  62. Reggie C. says:

    Perhaps I spoke to soon. This Giants team looks like it could indeed pick at the bottom of the top 10. That slot would net the team a great OT or LB.

    All i can hope is that Wk 3 = rock bottom.

    • Pat D says:

      Their schedule does them no favors.

      • Reggie C. says:

        Had BRADSHAW not coughed up the ball in the red zone, this game might look different.

        I’m not saying the Gmen wouldve won, but i dont think the score would be this bad. Bradshaw also had that mental error that led to a safety. Top it off with McKenzie’s drive killing personal foul, and it just amounts to a sad sad day.

        alot of the blame is on Bradshaw and McKenzie.

  63. cano is the bro says:

    the giants are playing such bad football. It’s so frustrating, dumb penalties and the defense cant make the stops when they need to. Im also sick of Coughlin just standing on the side line and looking frustrated, fucking do something about it dude.

  64. Pat D says:

    So, I figure this is as good a time as any.

    Who’s coaching the Giants in 2011?

    I have fingers crossed for Bill Cowher, though I realize how unlikely it is.

    • Steve H says:

      If I’m Jerry Jones I’d back up the Brinks truck for Cowher right now (though I do think he’s overrated). The Boys winning this week saved Phillips’ job though.

  65. Steve H says:

    You know what’s awesome? Having Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Smith (CAR) on my fantasy team.

    You know what sucks? Shaun Hill, Derek Anderson and Jimmy Clausen.

  66. Pat D says:

    Just please throw the meaningless TD to Smith for my fantasy team.

    Also, who had Kansas City as The Team No One Saw Coming this year?

  67. Pat D says:

    So, about the Giants record? Yea, I’m leaning 6-10 right now.

    • Hughesus Christo says:

      The team is juuuuuust about ready to implode, but it’s hard to tell because they could wake up and start bombing it through the air like last year. They wouldn’t be good, but that could carry them into that 7-9/8-8 zone that will produce frustration, false hope, an inability to draft elite talent.

      • Reggie C. says:

        Yeah. I think i may be optimistic in thinking this team can squeeze out that 9th win. It’d definitely help their 2011 draft if they didnt get that extra win.

        I’ll say 8-8 and that hurts.

  68. Hughesus Christo says:

    Goddamnit, Mike Vick is in videogame mode. Looking forward to those matchups with the G-Men…

  69. Steve H says:

    Where would Donovan McNabb be historically if he consistently had good/great WR options throughout his career?

    • I bet he’d have a ring. Not multiple rings, but one.

      • Steve H says:

        Yeah. The one year (maybe other than last year) he had a legit WR he made the Super Bowl. Now he’s in Washington throwing for 400 yards to absolute shit.

        I don’t think McNabb is an all-time great that can win throwing to David Patten and Fred Coleman as his #2 and #3 guys, but I would love to see him have 5 years with a Harrison/Moss/Bruce/Holt/Wayne kind of guy. Just a ton of talent wasted and unnecessarily bashed his whole career, starting on draft day.

        • Ivan says:

          Hey as a Eagles fan, if anythang, I believe if he had a legit power running game, I think he could of been alot better. Their was way too many times where the Eagles where in chuck mode (part of that was Reid’s fault, and not protecting the QB and making McNabb job easier.

  70. Ivan says:

    Wow Vick, has been terrfic for the last what 10 Quarter’s of football. I still think he’s kinda playing over his head with the accuaracy, but holy moly, I thought that dynamic stuff was gone from ATL days, the dude is still doing some ridiculous how the fuck you do that type of stuff…

  71. Ivan says:

    As a Eagle’s fan, all I can say is…WOW…

    • Pat D says:

      Wow that they beat on Jacksonville, probably one of the worst teams in the league? If the Eagles are a good team, that is what is supposed to happen.

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