wud up guys. Let's get this cracking.
How do you think that the New York Jets will do now that Kris Jenkins is out for the Season?
I think the Jets will be fine. They survived last year without Jenks. They will do again this year. But with him, they are much better. Their defense is beast-like with him. It will still be stingy without him. He just makes things a lot more easier for them.
Hey Ohm. If AR can play against the Colts and after watching Bruce "Toast" Johnson getting torched on numerous occasions when the Colts go 4 wide do you see them giving DJ Johnson a shot to see what he has or is Austin Collie going to go off for 12 catches and 155 yards and 4 td's. Your thoughts?
Bruce Johnson is dealing with a knee issue. We will see later today what his status is for Sunday's game. Doesn't sound good. So you may see a lot of all three safeties. You may see some D.J. Johnson. I think Bruce actually had a better camp than D.J. Either way, Giants have their hands full.
1. I think Sanchez is going to be the best QB out of Eli, Big Ben, Cutler, Romo and Palmer - what do you think?2. My friend thinks the Giants can go 12-4 (I see them at 8-8) - again what do you think?
Are you talking Fantasy or Reality? Because either way, there is no way Sanchez is beter than Eli, Big Ben, Romo and even Palmer. Even in the future, down the road, hard for me to see that Mark will be better than Big Ben unless he wins multiple Super Bowls. Giants might win 10 games. That was my prediction when the schedule came out.
Sup Ohm? So who was been a more disapointing second round pick Beatty or Sintim and who do you think has a better future with the GMEN
Hey man. Not willing to put that judgment on those dudes just yet. Way too early to deem anybody a disappointment or bust. Let's give them a little more time. Beatty just had surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot and will be out indefinitely. And Sintim got replaced by a 10-year veteran who is a former Pro Bowler in Keith Bulluck.
I recently heard that AJ Hawk is disappointed he didn't get any play time last week due to the packages the packers ran. His agent said that he could be open to leaving for another team... IT'S AJ HAWK! Do the Giants get involved in this or are we gonna stay with who we have?.... Also, what is going on with Dre Bly?
Mike, the Giants always have their eyes on the market and what is out there. So nothing would surprise me with them. As far as Dre Bly is concerned, they haven't signed anybody yet. Let's see what happens in next few days with their corners now and who can play and who can't health-wise.
Yeahhhhhh thats what I'm talking about!!! What a way to open the season boys. Who has the better game on Sunday, Ohm, Eli or Peyton?
Tom - Peyton. At home. Coming off a loss. Peyton.
Which two running backs for week 2 would you start out of Frank Gore, Ryan Matthews, and Arian Foster?
Fernando... Gore and Foster. Let Mathews prove himself first. He will get a ton of carries. But you have two studs in Gore and Foster.
Who should I start? Vick or Flacco? Forte or McFadden?
The Vick/Flacco one is a toss up. I am a huge Vick fan as far as fantasy. Love how he racks up rushing yards as well and it is a good matchup with Detroit. Flacco is going to score points. He ran into a great defense last week. I don't think you can go wrong either way. I might lean toward Vick but you have to hope Vick will throw for one and run for one at least. Flacco could throw for 2 easily. Vick might throw for two and run for one. As far as Forte, if you are in PPR, go with Forte. Safer option. McFadden has great matchup so monitor if Bush is going to be available or not and if you are not in PPR, maybe McFadden.
Hey Ohm! Great blogs!! I was just wondering who I should start this week in fantasy. Bradshaw or Arian Foster? Is it true Indy defense does better again smaller backs? Thank you! Keep up the great work!
Thanks Mike. Foster my man. Dude, weren't you pleased with what he did last week? Keep sending him out. Indy is not going to give up 200 yards to Bradshaw.
I think the Giants are better than the Colts. Better secondary, better O-line, better front 4, and a stronger more diverse running game. I also feel Eli is on the brink of having his most intelligent and efficient season. Your thoughts?
Diego, stop drinking the Coughlin fruit punch. Come on man. So what happens if the Colts beat the Giants? Eli may be on the verge of having his best season. But it's Peyton, a four-time MVP. The Colts have the best player on the field and the better wide receivers. And if the Giants can't stop them, none of what you say will matter. Right?
Wassup Ohm, Do you think the giants will bring back Andre Brown since he's been cut by the broncos?
I think my boy Mike G. at Star Ledger reported that Andre signed with Broncos practice squad. Sorry dude.
Ohm...how's our white tigers? i miss them.....any chance of Bradshaw putting up anywhere close to foster numbers...will he get enough carries?
Hey bud. I don't see it at all. Hopefully he gets 100 yards. And remember, he will share some carries with Jacobs.
How many TD's will I have this year? Pro Bowl?
Don't see Pro Bowl, my man. I do think 9-12 TDs is possible.
Hi Ohm, what's the word on Nicks? He didn't practice yesterday. Is he good to go on Sunday? Also, how ridiculous is he?!?
I am not at practice today. But I saw my colleagues say Nicks was out there in pads during media portion of practice. I'd be surprised if he doesn't play. As far as how ridiculous he is... let's not get carried away yet. He had a great game on Sunday but it wasn't like he caught three passes, busted 60 yards each time and scored. Carolina couldn't cover him in the red zone. He has to keep it up if I want to put the "ridiculous" label on him. Ridiculous is Andre Johnson.
I'm in a league that gives 25 points per returning yards and half ppr; everything else is standard scoring. I can't decide on my flex: Mccluster, Cribbs, Gaffney, and Crabtree. Please help!!!
Well, McCluster will be nice for you eventually. But he doesn't get enough touches. I think you have to go with the dudes who are guaranteed to have most touches, right? So in that case, I'd go Gaffney and then probably Crabtree. With Cribbs and McCluster, monitor their touches. How many targets, etc.
Hey Ohm, how well do you think the giants DB's are going to far against Peyton Manning, yes we know the giants DB's are aggresive but will they be able to match what peyton throws at them?
Scott, I think they, like everybody else, will have trouble. Peyton is like Kobe. He is going to get his. Just how much is the question.
Waddup Big Ohm! Gmen have a shot on Sunday night? What should we be looking for early?
Hey dude. Giants do have a shot. Got to get tons of pressure on Manning like Houston did. And they got to score. Be efficient on offense. Use up clock, pound the ball on ground. And make sure Special Teams doesn't burn you.
Please tell Eli to unlock the door!!! He can't possibly beat me fair and square
Eli is a grown man now. Coming into his own. But I think you will probably get the win.
whats good Ohm? Any word on Ross? He seems to care more abt the Longhorns than getting back and health.
V, I think Ross will play. He has been practicing. We will see later today if he participated fully today. Should be good to go, just in time.
What if any adjustments are the Giants making to remedy the special teams play that was very poor last week?
M, good question. Just pray that the rook will be alright in his first road game.
Good afternoon Ohm. What is your opinion on people getting on Marc Sanchez' about his play this past week, when my opinion, is that Shottenheimer calls the plays, Cromartie had 4 penalties, S. Green fumbled twice, and dropped one...What is your opinion on that?
I think people need to realize Mark is a second-year QB who was going up against a really good Ravens defense. I think Sanchez has too much going on in his head. He is constantly in check-down mode. I like Schottie but I think sometimes they need to let Mark breathe a little bit more. But when you do that, Mark can throw 4 picks in a game easily. So it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario. Bottom line, Mark has to grow up fast. No patience at all for him because this team is built to win now. Rex also has to dial down blitz a little bit. I know he lives and dies with it but when you got third and forever, you can afford to dial down blitz. Blitz got you there. Let the opponent get a 10 yard gain when they need 15. But I still love Rex and his fearlessness.
WHAT DO YOU SEE FOR MY DALLAS COWBOYS I THINK DESPITE THE LOSS SUFFERED TO THE REDSKINS I THINK ONCE OUR O-LINE IS HEALTHY WE WILL BE FINE I THINK WE GO 11-5 OR 12-4 ARE MY EXPECTATION TOO MUCH????
NICOLAS. I THINK YOUR COWBOYS WILL BE UP AND DOWN AND THIS WAS TYPICAL COWBOYS. I STILL THINK THEY WILL WIN THE NFC EAST AND THEN PROBABLY DISAPPOINT IN PLAYOFFS. TONS OF TALENT. WHEN WILL THEY PUT IT TOGETHER?
How many sacks do you predict from the Giants? Can they get to Peyton?
Wud up. Hmm... you can hit Peyton but hard to sack him. I am going to say one to two sacks. That offensive line isn't right though.
Sup Ohm, specials question. How good did JPP look sun? he seemed to be flying around. totally the opposite of how bad dodge looked. whos fault was the blocked kick?
V, Coughlin raved about JPP on special teams. Made him sound like a man amongst boys. I think Coughlin said two guys were on him, and one had to tackle him from behind by collar.
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Do you think the Giants will Blitz Peyton alot, or do you think they will let up because he could burn them?
Cody, good question. I think the Giants will try to come up with a lot of pressure. But they have to protect themselves too. I think you may see some NASCAR formations with four defensive ends up front although Osi apparently was not at the portion where the media gets to watch practice. Don't know what that is about yet but keep it locked on the ESPN NY blog.
Jeter the cheater?
Fabio... LOL. You know, I am a Spartan. And I believe Jeter fashions himself as a Wolverine. So I'd usually be all about this. But I respect the man. And Jeter goes about things the right way. My only problem with this is if A-Rod had done same thing, he'd be roasted big time.
Ohm, how can you possibly say that you don't see a Pro Bowl this year for Nicks??? Why do you arrive to this conclusion? He's about to become a top 8 WR
Ben, Nicks is going to have his ups and downs. He is not going to have three touchdowns a game every game. You got to be realistic about that. I still wonder if he will even have more catches than Steve Smith. Let's see how the next few weeks go. I still see Smith as the number one receiver. Perhaps Nicks emerges. I think Nicks is their biggest playmaker for sure. But still think Smith will end up with more catches. And I definitely do not see Nicks as a top 8 WR in the league. Sorry. He isn't there yet. Not even top 10.
True or false: Peyton will have a hard time throwing the ball with Tuck, Kiwanuka, Cofield, Osi, and Canty sitting on his prone body in the backfield. You really think the O-line of the Colts is up to the task?
False. I think Peyton still gets his stats. Question is how much can the Giants defense hold him to. The O-line is definitely suspect right now after Week 1. But it's still the Colts man. At home. Peyton is still a four-time MVP. Give them their respect.
WHO SHOULD I START IN FANTASY FELIX JONES OR MARION BARBER ? OR BOTH ?
NICOLAS... I WOULDN'T START BOTH COWBOYS BACKS. IF I HAD TO PICK ONE, DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF LEAGUE YOU ARE IN. IF PPR, GO JONES. IF NOT, JUST TD LEAGUE, GO BARBER.
How will the jets hype help or hurt them now that they are in a losing position?
B, it only hurts them when it comes to the perception by media and others. I don't think they care much in the locker room about how they talk. Remember, they barely made the playoffs last year but talked a whole bunch and in the end backed it up by making it to the AFC title game. They aren't done talking, not by a long shot.
Ohm, your the best, keep up the good work..What's the status of Nicks Sunday? Also heard we worked out Dre Bly, any chance of him signing for some DB depth?
Thanks Mitch. Nicks should play Sunday. Let's see what his status is later today. I answered Bly earlier below. Thanks!
While Revis can (maybe) handle Moss, how do the Jets handle Welker, Revis, and the Patriots WR-like TEs, given how terrible the rest of their secondary looked on Sunday?
E, I think they have to be very careful with Welker. My opinion is they need to jam him at the line, which is a lot harder said than done since Pats like to line him behind sometimes two other receivers, and they have to stop him from running his routes. Which may be one of the hardest things to do in football. I watched a lot of that game last year in NE with Welker and he killed them. If I were the Jets, I'd find a way to get two guys on Welker, Revis on Moss and make all the other guys kill me. Don't even know if that is possible.
What the deal Ohm? If the Giants beat up the Colts this week, can we put them in the conversation as one of the elite teams in the NFC? Also, if Sanchez has like 3 turnovers this sunday, will Rex replace him with Brunell since the Jets are a supposed " SB team"?
Otto... well, if the Giants beat the Colts, I will definitely be much more of a believer in this team. I am not saying I don't believe the Giants are good. I predicted them to win 10 games. But to beat the Colts, in Indy, even if it is week 2, is a huge accomplishment. Says a lot about how good the Giants can be. So yes would be the question, they would be in discussion for elite 5 in NFC. As far as Sanchez, no way they go to Brunell. Sanchez can throw 5 picks for two straight weeks and he's still the guy.
I would like to see the Running game get on Track this week seeing all the success Houston had last week. The only way this team will be really successful is when teh running game stes up the pass and with no Boss this week it will be a good tell tale stat for teh rest of the year........
KM... word. Time to see if the running game can get untracked. Good time to find out. Loss of Boss hurts.
Ohm, whats up man? After getting a glimpse of the rest of the NFC east in week 1, who do you think will be the biggest challenge for the G-Men this year?
Cowboys. Redskins will give them fits with McNabb. And I think Philly is better than a lot of people think, Vick or Kolb at QB.
Ohm, what W-L record would really surprise you for the Giants this year, both positively and negatively? I say anywhere between 8-8 and 12-4 would not be surprising.
B, 12-4 would really surprise me. I can see them going 8-8 easily. I got them at 10 wins. Right in the middle.
Ohm!!! You know what i like.about you? You're not that bias. Big ups man. Now for the game sunday night, do you see the giants blitzing more than usual or playing a pretty caual game on defense?
G, thanks dude. But that is my job. Objective. Except when it comes to Michigan State or all things Jessica Alba. LOL. I can see the Giants blitzing but they got to be smart about it. What you really hope for is that their front 4 gets pressure on its own. That is why they got so many defensive ends. You may see some corner blitzes. It was effective toward the end against Carolina. But that is Matt Moore. This is Peyton.
Smith vs colts or Austin vs Giants
PPR? I'd go Smith. I think Eli will need him on Sunday night. Austin is good too but he has to deal with Reggie and Dallas. Smith always gets his targets.
If I retire, will people start talking about me again? I haven't led off sportscenter in almost a week - it's not fair Ohm!!
Brett will always be in the news. He is when he is on his tractor and he is when he is playing. Just get Percy right and get on the same page #4!
THe Jay-z concert was the best thing ever. ONly second to the Yanx world series wins. Do you see the new RB in GB doing well?
Really Matt. I love that dude. Saw him at MSG twice and at Meadowlands. I wanted to go. Couldn't find somebody who wanted to shell out 300 with me. LOL. Brandon Jackson should do well. McCarthy raved about him in camp. I just worry about FB Kuhn taking goalline carries. Rodgers tends to throw in red zone anyways. But I think Brandon might surprise people. He is in a terrific offense.
Please tell Nicolas that the button to the left of the "A" key is the caps lock. Use it
LOL! DONE DEREK.
What are the realistic chances of the Michigan State Spartans winning against a fired up Brian Kelly and Notre Dame?
Ah, my man George. Good question. I have watched MSU the past two weeks and I am worried about their secondary, as always. I love Greg Jones. But the rest of the defense is very very shaky. I am not sure about ND's QB situation and if Crist is starting or not. I think he's out right? If we can keep running the ball and Cousins is on point, we can outscore them. Remember one thing George, Saturday night, prime time, at home... usually means a ridiculously amped up Michigan State. We typically show up in those type of games.
Is the giants second round pick ever going to play D-line this year - or are the giants too loaded? In retrospect, shouldn't the giants have drafted a linebacker with their second round pick?
I think you will see Linval. They are high on him. They are just loaded. Watch every week. It depends on who they are facing. Linval will be in there sooner or later.
Am I the only one that thinks the colts be dealing with a bad situation after they start 0-2?
The Situation. Love it. I have a hard time seeing Colts going 0-2. But I will admit this... I gave the Giants a 10 percent chance of winning this game before season started. After seeing how Colts did on Sunday, I give Giants more of a chance. But still think Colts win.
I know you're taking the Colts to win this week, but would you go near this game in Vegas? Seems like a toss-up to me, especially with the Giants getting between 4 and 6 points depending on where you bet.
I am not good at the Vegas stuff. But I think you take Colts dude. Even if it is 6.
If Giants win and Jets lose, can they actually get more attention from the media?
Nope. Because Jets are a story either way.
You can't stop the chat for a phone call Ohm... I've gotten like 6 calls at my office during this chat, but I just forward them to voicemail. You need my dedication!
Thanks dude. Appreciate it man!
You guys are funny man. Love you all. Where's Snook?
Ohm, do you see me getting heavily involved in the offense Sunday night?
I see more Beckum but I think you will be out there quite a bit Bearster. You did well in camp. I was surprised when you were cut.
Hey Ohm. Fantasy question here. Start 2 of the following WRs:Johnny Knox, Mark Clayton, Eddie Royal, Jacoby Jones.Thanks
D, hmm... PPR? I think if PPR, I go Knox and Royal. Safer than Jones. But Jones could have a nice day. Clayton would normally be in there but he might see Asomugha. I don't like that if that is the case.
why is it that everyone likes to still label the Colts invincible? the defense was terrible, they've lost Sanders...Peyton is the main reason there always so good he creates this misleading persona that they're stacked...they're not. If the Texans can beat up on Colts, other teams can definitely beat them. Peyton's gaudy #'s couldn't help out his Colts this past week, and I feel there defense will be an issue all season long. O-line also not what it once was....
bloop bleep doop dip dop, last I checked, the Colts went to the Super Bowl last year. They have their weaknesses. Nobody is saying they are unbeatable. But people need to stop thinking the Giants are world beaters too. Be realistic here. Colts went to the Super Bowl last year. Giants won 8 games after starting 5-0. I think Eli will do very well. But I can't see Colts going 0-2. Who knows, maybe they will prove me wrong.
Ohm wud up... got dangelo williams starting as one of my rb's and i can start one more.. foster or bradshaw. i feel bradshaw can have the better game against the colts D than foster against the redskins D. what should i do?
Foster man. Better offense. And even though I think Andre Johnson will show up, can you really bench a number one running back who had 231 yards and 3 touchdowns last week for a guy who shares some carries with Jacobs and runs in a running game that had just two 100-yard games last season? If Colts get up in this game, kiss the running game good bye.
Ohm, what are the odds the Giants are 4-2 when they go to Dallas in Week 7?
If you are a Giants fan, you need them at 4-2 and no less. Schedule gets much tougher at that point. I have said all along, Giants need to be 4-2 after the first six games. Must be 4-2.
Bwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaahhhhaaaaaaaaaaa! Come on dude. This is my chat room kid. That means this is a Green and White chat room.
What up, Ohm? I just wanted to say I think it's pretty funny that when people SHOUT their questions at you, you shout right back. Good stuff.
B... I am who I am kid. No apologies for that. Thanks for the support homey.
Own do you think the Giants can have the same success against the Colts run defense as the Texans had? Foster looked like a Tornado last game!
Dude, did you just call me "Own." Now that's a first. No, don't see the Giants racking up yards like Foster.
Y do you answer Jet questions if you cover the Giants?
Because I try to answer as many questions as possible. If you guys take the time to post, I try to get to as many as I can. And I covered a lot of Jets last year. A lot.
also Notre Dame wil beat the spartans tomorrow night! You can take that to the bank!
It's possible. Not denying that. But I like when we play under the lights at Spartan Stadium on national TV.
OHHHHHHHM, Do i start Matt Prater or Steven Gostkowski? I need all the help i can get with my fantasy team. And a random fact that you think i wouldnt know
Dude... one thing I have to ban from my chat room from now is FANTASY QUESTIONS ON KICKERS! Come on man!
Give me anything else. But not kickers! LOL.
My man Ohm, waddup? Miss seeing you on DNL. Thx for keeping us up-to-date on all things "Giants". How's S Andrews looking? How's his back?
Gunny, thanks man. Seattle. Nice. His back is doing well. His head is doing well. Has now been moved to tackle with Beatty's injury. I think Andrews is going to be a force soon. If he stays healthy, you will see more and more of him.
My man Ian, who is covering practice for me today, just texted me that Nicks is limited today and Osi is questionable with knee issue. Coughlin said both are gametime decisions.
My team is depending on me to produce offense this week against the Pats. Do I stand a chance? or should I already put another L on the record
You have a chance. I think you will play better than Monday night. I think Jets have a good chance of winning. Next week is another story in Miami.
How cool was it that my jersey read "J Smoker"
Only jersey better than that was Napoleon Outlaw.
@ derek (DC) thanks i forgot where that button was
LOL. Nicolas has calmed down! LOL.
Palmer or Flacco this week??
Flacco my man. Flacco.
this may be the most asked question of all. but when will see the preseason greatness of victor cruz in regular season? and not just in special teams?
Gonna be a while. He's got four receivers ahead of him. Has to play special teams to get on field.
Situation you hang out here too? That's a situation
If loving you is wrong Ohm, then I don't want to be right
Hey man... I am all about man love too. But don't smother me!
Which version of me is going to show up on Sunday, the guy who can put up 150 yds and 2 TDs or the "slouch" who's upset about his contract?
The version that gets silenced by Revis Island. Maybe 4-5 catches, 70 yards.
Well i am a long way from ann NYG fans, but what do you think about mario manningham? and the giants WR's in general. I am feeling really good about the entire offense right now. but aside from manningham's route running, i think the WR's are the best SET in the league. Steve Smith is just the solid guy you go to when you need a catch bad.Nicks(my boy since draft day) is a solid big play maker, and redzone target.manningham can be a game changer cuz of his feet, if only he can keep them inside the lines.what do you think? nasty receiving core? or just a group of guys.
Very good receiving corps. Very good. But not the elite group in my mind. But much better than anyone expected. And you are right, Mario is a playmaker but got to keep feet in bounds. LOL.
People need to realize M Sanchez sucks. Hes the reason Jets might only go 8-8 and miss the play offs. I already predicted 3100 16td/17ints for his season. Want me to come back week seventeen and say I told ya so?
Sanchez doesn't suck. He's still young and developing. I am not saying he's on Big Ben level either though. But I got you down for the record. Come back Week 17 home boy.
Someone tell Snooki that fat, drunk, and obnoxious is no way to go through life
She's still cute. LOL.
Do you trade Foster and Schaub for Rodgers? I would still have Mendenhall, Steven Jackson, Brandon Jackson and Arian Foster
For Rodgers... absolutely.
another delusional ND fan spartans will win this game easily ND is way overrated and overhyped
I don't think it will be easy Nicolas... but thanks for the support G!
Trade Foster and Schaub for Rodgers? I have Mendenhall, Steven Jackson, Bradshaw and Brandon Jackson
Oh wait... my bad. I thought was it Foster for Rodgers... hmm... I still think getting your hands on Rodgers is key. I still think I'd do it. Get something else minor back in the deal. Something for depth if you can.
In PPR league, Forte or Bradshaw?
Forte dog. Forte.
Brandon Loyd or Austin Collie this weekend. Brandon seems to be Denvers number 1 receiver.
Collie. I don't trust Lloyd. I still view Gaffney and Royal as the two WRs to own in Denver. Collie will get his chances because of Peyton.
Alright guys, got to run. Thanks for sticking it out with me and hanging man. Good luck you guys this weekend!