With One Month of the Off Season Down, Reese Gets a "Thumb's Up"
Jerry Reese, the New York Football Giants General Manager, has been collecting cornerbacks like a dog collects fleas this off season. Whether it be for depth (resigning Trumaine McBride) or quality (hello Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond III), Reese has seen the light in the new NFL - when you need to defend 50 passes a game, you better have little guys who can cover. The Giants have gotten younger and faster on defense over the past month, no longer hostage to depending on four defensive linemen to make it to the quarterback in less than three seconds.
(Post break: I was all excited when DeSean Jackson was cut by Philly and thought there was a great chance that he could be out of the NFC East. Needless to say, Reese looks clairvoyant now that D-Jax signed with the Skins.)
This d-back depth will provide better coverage (former number one CB Prince Amukamara will now be responsible for the number two receiver on almost every play) and more time for the linemen to find their target. With Reese spending over $100 million Marabucks on free agents, Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell should feel like a kid in a candy store with all the flexibility that he has (don't forget the linebacker changes - resigning of Jon Beason and addition of Jameel McClain). Despite losing Linval Joseph and Justin Tuck, the 8th ranked Big Blue D should be back in style in 2014.
Now about the offense . . .
The Yanks lost the first two games of the season and had to rely on Ivan Nova to save them from a sweep. Just the first win on the way to the Cy Young!
Ugh! Kentucky crushed my bracket hopes by beating Michigan. That's after they crushed my other bracket by beating Louisville. Did I mention how much I hate Kentucky?
Bobby Parnell, Matt Harvey, half the Braves staff - are elbows conspiring to give the Nats the NL East?
I'm sure Mrs. Esiason appreciated that Boomer was not hanging when his kids were born.
Fantasy Football note: Eric Decker stud to dud; Golden Tate will be, well, "golden".