OK the Giants, who in preseason, I thought were going to be our biggest competitors to get the NFC E title. They very well could be, but I found a couple of things interesting about that team.
1. Their strength is SUPPOSED to be the secondary along with a formidable D-line. Granted, they were super banged up on the line, but their high priced free agents, and "big names," were getting tuned up by guys like Anythony Armstrong, Fred Davis, an aging Moss, and Rex Grossman. Rolle, Webster, Boley, Ross were getting equally torced.
2. Just like a few of us had a little too high hopes for our O-line, I think the Giants optimism was worse. They thought David Diehl was going to be great back there, he wasn't. I was also a bit disappointed in Chris Snee who is like Jason Peters to us -- our best lineman. If Reese did do one thing right, it looks like he hit it big with David Baas at center.
3. Can we all start laughing in unison now when the Giants fans try to tell us they have a better WR corps than we do? Nicks is a beast, Manningham is good, but kinda raw when it comes to instincts a WR would have (ie not knowing where his feet are on the sideline), but there is a HUGE drop off of talent after that!!! Victor Cruz or Hixon would not even make our team. Clearly, Eli misses a reliable third down target which he's not going to get from any of those guys, nor their TEs.. Beckum is another guy who wouldn't even make most NFL teams roster. A guy they have been trying to develop for a long time.
At least Giants fans have Nicks and JPP to look forward to. These guys will be studs for a long time.
Hat tip to Jimmy K for analyzing the Redskins moves and calling it perfectly. The Redskins are much improved on defense. Their offense still doesn't instill any fear into me, but they have some guys on the defensive side of the ball who can make some plays. Mabe the Skin will be our biggest competition? OK, that's pushing it but that would be interesting.