We couldn't run right. We could stretch or otherwise run off the left side. We couldn't do that the other way. Free wasn't overmatching guys in the run and Bernadeau was getting overmatched. Hanna and Escobar were underwhelming although I will say I thought Escobar played better. Witten did his stuff inline on the leftside. All in all the strongside was pretty damn weak. You could tell the Giants did not respect Bernadeau. They doubled off of him, knocked him back, put speed guys on him and otherwise attacked him all night long. Our line played well over all but when the Giants had there success most if happened on Bernadeau. Stunt off him to topple Free and crush Romo. Justin Tuck blowing by him. Linval Joseph giving him the David Arkin treatment straight back. It's interesting to watch an NFL game after the offseason. It's a different game when all the guys are the world's best and they all really give a damn. They run all out and hit. In this environment some guys show that they do not belong. Phillip Tanner does not seem to belong out there. He cannot run at that speed and he cannot take those hits. Certainly not at the RB position. I don't think he is going to be able to help much this year. This sucks but the Giants have a guy just like him AND they used the 32nd pick on the draft on theirs. Throw in how our 31st overall selection is doing and things are definitely looking up. It does not seem that they trust Randle just yet. The way Romo got tagged after Murray got a DE with a free run at him, I can understand their reluctance. Dare I say we miss Felix Jones? Romo is a man. Yes he was not overly accurate especially early on. But that interception was not his fault. He went back to Terrence. You cannot argue that completion percentage or him finding Jason Witten twice in the endzone. Then of course he was smashed and beaten unto injury, came back anyway and we won. MAN I'm not worried about Dez Bryant. After watching him beat up a Gatorade table in obvious frustration, I am looking forward to what he is about to do to Kansas City. Please let us see Flowers Island. I will not feel good about Miles Austin until week 6. If he signs another contract with the Cowboys, I am buying a Dwayne Harris jersey. Not worrying my day with special teams is worth a lot. He didn't do jack on offense. The league has decided there will be no kick returns but Mr. Harris has more Mr. Gant in him than he does Mr. Wilson. Who wouldn't wear the Shark's jersey? I would. Our defensive line was thin and it showed. Selvie can beat one on one matchups like Hatcher can with pass protection moving towards #94. They cannot, however, play 50 snaps a game. By the third quarter, they were having to sell out on the run in short yardage to clog up the center. Manning, Cruz, Nicks, and Randle abused my soon to be whipping boys. Before I start the whipping though I must say that Brandon Carr was our best defender today. He made them throw the other way for the majority of the game. He gave up a few plays but at the end of the game when they attacked him, who was it that sealed the game? Oh yeah, he looked a little something like this: [c][/c] That's right! The best defensive player, no the BEST PLAYER, wearing a star on his helmet on August 8th was a ..... cornerback. Worry not trenchers because your week 1 MVP is a big backer of Brian Waters. He's smart and can play alpha ball. It is good to be Brandon Carr. The rest of the defensive back 7 will now be whipped. For all of the correlating 6 turnovers does, letting the Giants WR abuse you for 3 quarters correlates almost as much. Yes we made plays but we still don't have range at safety and Lee and Carter don't make up for it enough. I couldn't see most of the backfield so I see a glimmer of hope but from where I sit, I had flashbacks to Drew Brees defiling our pass defense as he put the first of two nails into the 2012 coffin. JJ Wilcox needs to start chewing. I have to talk coaching now. I thought they tried to do quite a bit and some of it didn't work. They didn't have to abandon the game plan and run 3 wide with Romo in the shotgun for the second half because nothing worked. That is a big definite plus. In the name of grandstanding on single events at the end of games: going for two after Carr sealed himself as MVP was the right call. Fear not carrot haters: they had to take a timeout. Score 1 for Red and his staff. Let's hope that Kiffin can work more magic though. More. There is my semi coherent rant. It's probably poorly edited and TLDR yet onward Monday.