Hey guys, wud up?
Do you think that we will see D'Relle Scott playing at FedEx Field on Sunday?
If we do, it would be on special teams and maybe, maybe, a snap or two on offense. Otherwise, he could be on the game-day inactive list. Depends on what they think they need.
Ohm, I ended up getting Nicks on my team. Hoping for big things from him all year! Giants D as well. How do you feel about my other WR, Brandon Lloyd? Will he repeat his numbers from last year?
Hi Rach. Good job with Nicks. I like Lloyd but I'd be a bit surprised if he repeated his numbers. John Fox will want a more balanced offense and will want to run the ball.
It's sad when you have to play a powerhouse like Fla. Atlantic.What A bunch of losers!!!!Can't stand M-state since 1979!!
Right, because Michigan loves to play powerhouses like Appalachian State. Oh wait, I forgot, they can't beat those guys either.
i've been a giant fan my whole life..they say numbers don't lie..how good ( or bad) is eli manning really?
I would say Eli is what you get, a quarterback capable of throwing for 4,000 yards and also 20 or more INTs. I do think the INTs will go down this season. He still can reach 4,000 yards.
Do you think the Giants went from a playoff team to a 7-9 team because they have had an insane amount of injuries?
Giants can still win 10 games. But they CANNOT suffer many more injuries, especially to secondary. They are somewhere between 8 and 10 wins in my opinion. Second half of schedule is a killer.
Ohm, whats good brother? Was Ronnie vs. Situation the biggest heavyweight letdown since Tyson-Holyfield? At least Ronnie let Situation keep both of his ears
Yeah man, I don't even think Ronnie threw a punch. Sitch knocked himself out. That was crazy man. I would like to see those dudes fight. They're all muscle but would like to see them fight too. LOL.
How did the Giants not get Joselio Hanson? Did they even make an attempt to get him? Are they even trying to get themselves better after all the injuries? Does Coughlin even understand this is likely his last season with the Giants?
I don't know all the details about Joselio. The Giants want to watch their cap for the future as well. That's why you don't see them going out and spending a ton of free agents right now. Also, remember, signing any vested veteran before Week 1 means you have to guarantee their contracts for rest of season I believe.
I have J. Tuck as my Defensive Player on my fantasy team, looks like he might be out this weekend. If that's the case, who on the giants would be the next best option to scoop up for W1?
Well, Tuck could be game-time decision. Let's see what happens today and tomorrow. Otherwise, I'd go with JPP if available. Boley, Kiwanuka, Rolle are good options as well.
Ohm, heading to Vegas tonight. Two questions: (1) What's your favorite Vegas strip club, and (2) NYG is a 3 point favorite - can they cover that?
I've only been to Vegas once as an adult and went to see a fight so I haven't been to any strip clubs or clubs for that matter. NYG can cover but I do expect this to be a low-scoring, close affair.
Chances Tuck plays on Sunday?
Rob, I wish I knew. I will just say this, typically Tuck always says he is going to battle through an injury and play. But he sounded concerned and rightfully so, it's his neck. You never know with those things.
Tuck has to play? Right? Please?
Just answered it but let's just say this, would you rather have Tuck for this game or for the rest of the season... I'd say if sitting out this game means he will be healthy the entire year, do it.
Plax needs to shut his mouth and play football. He's the one who shot himself, not Tom Coughlin, Eli, or the Giants.
I wasn't surprised that Plax made comments about them but I was surprised at what he said about showing concern for him. But whatever, it's all interesting and fun to talk about. Christmas Eve will be fun.
Ohm, if you're not 5 minutes early to the chat, you're late! Now drop and give me 50.
You are late to my chat so that's a fine.
Ohm,If Tuck can't go on Sunday, who would take his spot opposite JPP?
I'm thinking Dave Tollefson. But you could see Kiwanuka in there a bunch as well.
How bad is Tuck's neck injury? It's been almost 2 weeks since the preseason game against the Jets when it happened and he's still feeling it and concerned. Think he plays on Sunday?
Hasn't progressed as fast as he would like and there's enough pain in there for him to be concerned. But no structural damage like Kiwanuka's from a year ago, Tuck says. We'll see.
Ohm, if the Bears made Briggs available for trade and with all the injuries the Giants have had on D...Briggs for Nicks! C'mon you know you'd do it!
Not happening kid. The one everyone wants from here, fan-wise, is Briggs for Osi. I don't know if that is happening either.
Ohm, how are your ACL's? I may need to sign you.
I play tennis. And my ACL's are going nowhere near that Giants practice field. LOL.
Over/under on how many players the Giants have on IR by the end of the season; im going with 17. You?
Hmm, that's a good number... I'd say lower.
Who do you think will be the Best Offensive & Defensive Rookies for the Giants?
Best offensive rookie: Probably Scott or Jernigan. Best defensive: Greg Jones.
I'm going on record now saying that the Packers will put up 85 points against the Giants when they play later this year...
That's a long, long ways from now. It won't be that bad. But Pack looked crazy awesome last night.
Ohm, please tell the Giant fans who are soooo negative, that back in 06( after Tiki and Shockey left), they were all crying about how bad we would be!!!! If I remember correctly we won the Super Bowl in 07. Relax everyone. Now Ohm, tell em........
Public Service Announcement from my man D-Murph. If you all have issues, address D-Murph.
How is JPP feeling about the likelihood of getting some playing time this week?
Haven't talked to JPP but I am sure he is hyped. Could be in store for a big game.
Ohmie! My boy Blackburn was spotted working out for the Gmen for the MLB void. Any chance they sign both Blackburn AND Kawika after Week 1 when theres no guaranteed vet contracts?
Talked to Chase in the locker room. He says he feels great and is ready to roll. It is possible one or both get signed next week.
What will Greg Jones struggle with this week? How will the Redskins attack him?
Greg excels against the run, he is physical and instinctive. But has trouble covering and Redskins have good tight ends... be back in a minute, AC guy calling me over.
I'm back. Home ownership yo... whew.
Just got an update from my co-worker Ian Begley who is covering Giants practice today: Tuck participated in a portion of practice open to media... that's a good sign
When are you taking that vacation son? You are working too hard.
Have to wait until Bye week and even then might not be able to go anywhere. Sigh.
Do you see the Giants having a chance on Sunday if the running game does not get going early? Eli needs the play action pass with the lack of wr and te depth, even against the Redskins...
John, hit it on the nail. Play-action is huge. I think the Giants will try to pound the ball and then balance things out.
Do you know about Tuck yet? (you will continue to hear this, much like kids in a van asking "are we there yet?")
Just gave you the update but we'll know more later if he participates fully or not. He could just be limited. We may have to wait until Saturday but Coughlin will give us an update later in the day.
hang on be right back, have to talk to the water heater guy
sorry guys, have a leak in my water heater... back now
Have the gmen brought anyone in to play TE? Eagles released Donald Lee, he is better than what we got..
So far, they got the crew they have right now. Next week, perhaps they sign someone. We'll see
Everyone is so worried about the Giants....but with our schedule we could easily be 10-6 or 12-4 just as easily as analysts are saying we could have an 8-8 year. By wk 8 our only feasible loss is the Eagle game....we could technically be 7-0. But other than that, is there any interest in D. Lee at TE?
I don't think you are respecting how difficult that second half of the schedule is. I'd be very surprised if they went 12-4. I did predict 10-6 when the schedule came out but that was with most of their players healthy and Boss and Smith back. Not saying they can't do it still but going to be harder than before.
im a jersey native and ohm i cant wait to see you snatch the ball out of the air in the back feild. how long do you think u got?
No football for me man. Those dudes are incredible athletes. I'll stick to tennis.
Ohm - will Greg Jones be looked on to be a starter after this week or have they already decided bring in another LB?
I would guess that if he does well, his role could increase and they can still bring in a veteran to help and mentor him. Let's see what happens. They could still bring in a veteran to start later and have Jones fill in until that guy is ready. All to be determined.
Hey Ohm, with all the injuries this year, is it fair to criticize Reese or Coughlin if the team misses the playoffs again?
Yes. If they don't make the playoffs again, third straight year, hard to see TC surviving.
What is the TE situation looking like for the GMEN this sunday?
Ballard could get the start on running downs with Pascoe in as well. Beckum could come in on passing situations.
Do u see the Gmen playing mostly 3 safety sets on Sunday with Goff out?
Yes, I do see that. Just wonder if Rolle will still be on the slot guy.
Which route do you think the Giants go IF Tuck can't go on Sunday? Start JPP and Kiwanuka at DEs and let 2 rookie LB start, or start JPP and Tollefson at DE and Kiwanuka at LB with Jones? I personally would feel more comfortable with JPP and Kiwi at DE.
I think you could see Tollefson get the start and Kiwanuka moves down and plays some DE as well. Hard to see the Giants going with two rookie linebackers. But we'll see
Ohm have a hard choice (because i am a giants fan) who should i start at qb super heavy my three qb's are: Eli, Stafford, Vick (ugh)
Geez, why do you have those three QBs? You only need two of them. Go Vick.
Ohm, take your vacation when the Giants are mathematically eliminated. Which would be soon lol!
Eric, still gotta work no matter what. Sigh.
I have to know. Was the punt block incentive in Snee's contract for blocking punts or for keeping people from blocking NYG punts? Cause I can't see him blocking many.
Probably just something that is thrown into contracts as an incentive that will never be reached. Who knows.
Will Giants add Linebackers
Possibly next week. They had Kawika Mitchell and Chase Blackburn and I know Dhani Jones is interested
Hey Ohm,Great job with gmen coverage and twitter. Thanks! Depth is clearly and issue this year. Do you think the giants d will have issues with pass coverage using more nickel heavy packages? Compensating for linebacker depth and possibly moving rolle to a new role? Very concerned once the ball passes the d line.
Thanks Jon... well, Ross is going to have to play like a first-rounder and hold his own on his side. Rolle will get slot WRs and then you have Deon Grant and Kenny Phillips out there until Prince Amukamara comes back which could be end of month or early Oct.
Is it true that no Giant suffered a season-ending injury at the team photo today? Or is it too soon to know?
Too soon... nah, it's not that bad... but certainly has felt like it at times.
Work with me here please Ohm... let's jus say the Giants go 8-8, miss the playoffs, and decide to dismiss Coughlin... do you think Reese will go after another old-school type coach (Cowher?) or maybe a younger type along the lines of (Spags, Tomlin, McCarthy, Garrett)?
You have to remember that any hire will be approved by Mr. Mara as well. Hard to say really.
How many dates does a guy have to take a girl on before he can expect...well, you know
Hmm... I'm kinda old-fashioned so I would say at least 5-to-10. But maybe I don't have as much game as others. LOL.
do you think its fair to your loyal followers that you keep putting this chat on hold to take care of things in your house? i mean come on, which is more important?
I love you guys but when it comes to my money and my house and any leaks, my house comes first kid. Unless you all want to start an Ohm house fund, then we'd be good.
favorite song on karaoke night?
Sarah... you really got me here... wow. There are sooo sooo many. I'd have to say this, we usually say that if you karaoke at the bar in public, you have to have a bar song or go-to song. The one that I have used at the bar is "Stan" by Eminem. But I'd gladly do any Jay-Z song with Beyonce if I have a Beyonce with me. LOL!
When do you think Osi will return? Will he return?
Might be Week 3 or later. I'd be a little, little surprised if he's back for next Monday night vs Rams.
Thanks Ohm -- so a follow-up to my last question: The over/under in NYG/Wash is 37.5. You think the under is the right play? Beers are on me if we hit this
Ryan, I don't want to mess with your money man so don't make any bets on my advice. LOL. But gun to my head, I'd say under. Hard to say if Tuck isn't available.
Is hixon returning punts? and is he the No.3 WR?
I'd bet that Hixon will be the PR. As for WR3, my guess is Hixon too. Maybe Cruz sees a few snaps there as well.
From a Giants Fan: Dear ownership our team is quickly becoming a joke! remember players talk amongst each other and if you see one player and another player leaving the team with a unhappy taste in their mouths we will quickly become the Chicago cubs...simply a place where no one wants to be...this sickens me to the ump degree... Eli is not the leader of the team....Remember this statement!
To the ump degree... oh boy. Not good.
giants a playoff team
Jack chimes in...
Ohm, what was plax thinking with his comments about Coughlin, Eli, n Giants? Is what his saying true or making things up so that the media fires up against the Giants as they did as Plax? What the hell is going on with tis dude? if i were him, i wouldn't carry any crap to a club, and why would someone? if you need protection, hire a freakin' bodyguard! he's to blame for his contract, his "OMG my nike deal is gone", and his family matters. your thoughts ohm?
I am sure there are two sides to every story... and this is Plaxico's side. To tell you the truth, I do believe this is exactly how he viewed what went down and how things happened and he's not thrilled with it. He wanted to see more from the Giants I guess... now the Giants organization is one that is pretty classy so I don't know... but Plax feels this way.
How was my service today?
Good except he has to come back on Sat or on Monday now to fix the leak. So no chat for you guys on Monday.
Am I in the right chat? We're a half hour in and nobody has blasted Eli yet. This feels weird
Or Gilbride. Give it a week.
Holla Holla!! Hey OM I had a quick question which I seek your advice. I took the Giants in an earlier Fantasy Draft, is it time to jump ship and pick up another D? Also wanted to comment on how you are the MAN!!!!Holler at your Boy JdubbDizzle
Jdubb going with the old school spelling of OM. I'd play Giants defense if you did not have an elite defense on your roster this week. It's Rex Grossman dude.
Hey Ohm, you think Bradshaw will have a big game Sunday? Good enough to start on Fantasy?
I think you can start Bradshaw as a viable RB2 option.
Who is going to be the slot receiver (cruz or hixon)? Don't know why people are so worried about our offense either. Smith was out half last year and we still should of been 11-5. Boss dropped so many balls too... so overrated.
Yeah but when Boss had to catch the balls for a first down, he did. He practically carried the Giants in one game at home last year when they needed a big catch.
Ohm-Boy: Stafford against Tampa Bay or Big Ben against Baltimore?
I think I have a few games left in me ...
Actually, you might. LOL.
Homey Ohmy!!! show some love to the west side its the best side!!! Plax went off on Coughlin, Strahan as well. As gloomy as things look for gmen, and the reality of missing the playoffs. Dont you think it is time for a regime change next season. dont be politically correct.. YES or NO!!!!!
If they fail to make playoffs, yes, time for a change. I don't remember Strahan going off on Coughlin, recently, though.
5-10 dates? You should have went to school in upstate NY - usually half a date is all you need lol
Stone cold gentleman Mark. Listen to Ralph T.
Hey Ryan, have you watched the preseason? Bet. The. Under.
I love the back and forth between you guys. Feels like we are one big family.
Why is everyone treating Kevin Boss like he was a superstar? I've watched every game since his career started, and he never really stood out. The giants rarely use the TE for passing anyway. Am I crazy for thinking Bear will fill in just fine? I mean, who heard of Boss before he had his shot?
I do agree with you that they didn't use the tight end enough in passing game. But Eli did look for Boss and Smith when he needed a first down. Now if Nicks is doubled, he has to go to Manningham or Hixon or maybe Beckum. Pascoe has had some difficulties this preseason blocking. We'll see how it all shakes out
If Eli gets hurt and misses several weeks, can the Giants sink to Andrew Luck contention?
It's possible. But hard to see them being that bad even without Eli, the one guy they probably can't afford to lose.
Real Brooklyn Boy (Maryland) - we are the joke of the league, don't you forget that
Yeah, but you guys have Boss now!
Type "Ohm Y" into google and you're the 2nd result behind Ohm Yoga. Do you partake in Ohm yoga? On another note, do you see similarities between G. Jones and Zach Thomas? Both were considered too small for MLB.
Hmm, really? Too early to compare Greg to Zach. But Greg has speed, can chase down RBs. Strong against run. Heady player. I think he will surprise a few people. But let's not place expectations on him in this game. It's his first start ever after spending entire preseason as third team MLB. He only has had three practices as the starter... be patient.
With all the Giants injuries and ACL tears over the last 2 years, has there been talking that the Giants training staff is doing a bad job? The giants have had way more injuries than most teams
Nope. Just talk of it being football and bad luck.
Can the Giants deal Sage this year even though he's on the I.R.?
I don't think so... but nice try. LOL.
One big disfunctional family... but good advice with the under. Thanks. Heading out - have a great weekend, and be safe in NYC with the anniversary
Alright guys, thanks for sticking with me through the water heater check... we'll meet up next week and talk about Week 1. Good luck to you guys this weekend!