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What concerns you the most about the Giants?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by FrankRizzo, Jan 13, 2012.

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Which one area concerns you the most vs the Giants

  1. Our OL protecting Rodgers vs their super D-line

    42.4%
  2. Our rush defense vs Jacobs & Bradshaw

    27.3%
  3. Our pass defense vs the great trifecta of Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, and Super Mario

    12.1%
  4. Bad breaks and bad calls by zebras... they make plenty of bad calls. Depends who they go against.

    18.2%
  1. passtheSALSA

    passtheSALSA Cheesehead

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    Question, was your LT back for the KC game?
     
  2. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    No. This will actually be his first full game back.
     
  3. RustyShackleford

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    Couple things:

    1) Interceptions: The packers need at least one. If they don't get any, I'm not sure that they can keep the Giants under 35 points. That's a lot of pressure to put on Rodgers and the offense.

    which brings me to:

    2) Drops: I trust the line to protect Rodgers. I trust the receivers to get open. I trust Rodgers to deliver the ball accurately. I don't quite trust the receivers to catch them. A couple key drops on 3rd down could prevent the Packers from overcoming #1.
     
  4. 7thFloorRA

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    I didn't think he was bad last year. What I hate is watching him give up huge plays while Smith and Francois who are more than capable of pass coverage are sitting on the bench so he can call the damn plays.
     
  5. Forget Favre

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    That's what I think to.
     
  6. Bagadeez04

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    I think it's pretty obvious that the Giants D line versus our O line is the big battler here.

    I like that our guys are finally healthy...though just how sharp Clifton will be is something that concerns me. Honeslty it's been so long since they've all played together I think chemistry might also be an issue.

    Bottlom line is it's going to be MM's job to come up with a good game plan that minimizes the impact of the Giant excellent D line.
     
  7. PackFanNChiTown

    PackFanNChiTown Bear Fan's Bane

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    Whether or not Eli will take Brees' place at the Pro Bowl.

    Rodgers will be going to Indy so he can't go and Brees won't be interested, so without Eli to start the NFC might have to hire the first alternate...
     
  8. Bagadeez04

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    The dropsies is a good point Rusty. Aaron will deliver the ball where/when he needs to, just depends on if the guys are catching them that day...I would guess cold weather plays a role there.

    Rusty did you used to be on Scout?
     
  9. GiantsWorld

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    For the Pack, the key is protecting Rodgers. BUT if they are struggling early to do this, I see them neutralizing the pass rush with quick slants and screens.
    For the Gmen, the key is the pass rush, plain and simple. Giants will score a bucket of points, but can they stop the Packers from doing the same?
    Also, hopefully the refs call a better game. The regular season game went completely towads the Packers. I swear I saw the refs doing the discount double check.
     
  10. Gmcman22

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    I'm most worried about a slow start after a few weeks off. If the offense isn't sharp anything can happen.

    When the offense is clicking, I don't think there is a team in the NFL that can beat the Packers... and that certainly includes the Giants.
     
  11. Bogart

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    For one the run game; remember this....


    When we lost to Atlanta last year in the regular season, I seen many people say the fumble at the goalline from A-Rod cost us that game. Keep in mind, statistically, Rodgers was THE leading rusher in that game. We'd have a short pass lead to a 2nd and 1 situation, try to run the ball, get stopped lead to a 3rd and 4 situation which is pass heavy. Come to think of it, a great number of our losses last year we had a terrible run game and Rodgers was having to do too much. Take that loss to Detroit for example. Now, I KNOW, Rodgers got hurt early in the game, but when the game was over, Rodgers was the leading rusher with a scramble or two.

    I know everyone loves to think it's all about the quarterback and whatever, but the run game is going to be extremely important. It don't matter if you have Brady or Rodgers, if you fail to run the ball in the playoffs and put all the pressure on your quarterback to do all the work, it's going to get tough. I don't doubt Rodgers, he's one of the best in the league, but it would make his life much easier if Grant and Starks put 100 rushing yards on the board together, ground and pound it, shred them to pieces...Even though we have the best receiving corps in the league, I'd rather play it safe on the ground and in the air.


    Remember Dan Marino's playoff career....With the exception of a few games, Marino barely had any help of a running game to help him out. He would put up damn good numbers for a QB in the old school era, and still lose because his team only had 20-40 rushing yards, and the other team went to town carving them up for over a hundred. Good example is the Dolphins/Chargers game from 1994. Chargers one by 1 point, and Marino played one of his best games ever, but failed to win while the Chargers had over 150 rushing yards, his Dolphins only had 30.
     
  12. realcaliforniacheese

    realcaliforniacheese A-Rods Boss

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    the O line. If we can protect A-Rod and we Don't drop 10 passes like last game The Giants will have a hard day.
     
  13. Farvetowebster

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    What would worry me if Im a packer fan is the 3 week layoff and the fact that the giants are the more physical team on both sides of the ball.
     
  14. Croak

    Croak Terminally twisted.

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    Yeah. Everybody told us to be worried because the Packers didn't hold any lockout workouts. I don't think this team has a problem with "clicking" when they are together.
     
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  15. Hype

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    not having Quarless in this game....

    very underrated player and blocker...his presence will be missed on sunday
     
  16. Southpaw

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    Getting gashed for big runs. If we can slow down Jacobs and Bradshaw, I think we'll have an easier time winning
     
  17. 12theTruth

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    I voted stopping the run as most important. If the Pack can stop the run then they make Eli more one dimensional and more likely to hand us a few turnovers. :) I'm not worried about dropped passes too much. Finley looked pretty good against the Lions and his drops were the ones that drove me the most crazy.


    I'm not nearly as confident as most on here about our offense scoring lots of points. May the best team win. I sincerely hope its the Pack! :)
     
  18. FrankRizzo

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    It's funny: I think the Giants are the toughest physical (offense and defense, experience and confidence) matchup for us, NO & SF & NE included. I am more worried about this game for many reasons.

    Of course, next week I'll be evern more worried, LOL.
    I hope.....
     
  19. okcpackerfan

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    my only concern about the giants game is what kind of mustard to put on my bratwurst
     
  20. longtimefan

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    Someone replied that Cliffy wasnt there..

    Wanted to let you know in case you didnt see/read it

    This will be the 1st game since WEEK THREE that we have our preferred OL starting

    While our back up was okay in the KC game, he was the weak link and IIRC his men were the ones that pressured Rodgers the most..

    He did get a lot better as season went on..In fact I think in an interview just this past week, Rodgers really gave him a ringing endorsement...So it is good to know that if for what ever reason that Cliffy has issue, or re injures himself, our back up can handle it.

    I "think" he started and played entire game in our 1st game
     
  21. NwkEffectElement

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    I'm just happy at least one Packer fan is objective about what went on in the first matchup in the regular season. The refs in the first had to receive two paychecks. We can only hope, for the integrity of the game at least, that it is a fairly officiated ball game.
     
  22. ExpatPacker

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    I agree with this. Screw NO, I don't see them as better than the Giants really. Yes they have a monster offense, but there's no way their defense is par with the Giants. And Eli and the Giants offense are in much better shape than before. If we can beat the Giants I think we can beat anybody. That's why I don't care about SF or NO right now. It's the Giants baby. That's who we have to beat.
     
  23. longtimefan

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    Spicy brown
     
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  24. ExpatPacker

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    Disagree longtimefan, go for the hot stuff.
     
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  25. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That is 100% accurate
     

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