Have to win this game because there’s a good chance ODB will be kept in check again. Panthers secondary is excellent.
The Panthers have allowed James Bradberry to follow opposing top receivers. Per PFF, Bradberry was on Julio Jones for 70.4 percent of Jones’s routes and allowed four receptions and 46 yards on seven targets. In Week 3, Bradberry was on A.J. Green for 55.6 percent of Green’s routes with two receptions for 12 yards on five targets.
Bradberry's production against top wide receivers in the Panthers' past two games speaks for itself: Going up against Julio Jones in Week Two, Bradberry held the Atlanta Falcons' All-Pro receiver to just five catches for 64 yards and no touchdowns. In Week Three against Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green, Bradberry was even better: When Green was lined up against Bradberry, he only managed two catches for just 12 yards. And again, no score.
He has been lockdown, but I have a feeling Odell is about to break free for a 150+ yard game. Its been brewing. His words throughout the week were strong. He needs to actually lead by example now and hopefully Eli realises checking down completely nullifies Odell. Maybe a few words throughout the week can improve everybody.
AJ and Julio are bigger receivers. They don't have the route running of Odell as good as they are and any corner can be undone by that.
Can you imagine his explosive celebration if he scores on a short slant and turns it upfield? I agree, he's barely able to contain himself right now, and I hope he channels it in a positive way.
LOL, I am always going to go with the Giants, you can just pencil me in.
I have changed my approach in my weekly pickem pools where I now pick against them often.
After 5 years of never coming close to winning, I realize that always picking the Giants and never picking the Jets or Eagles that was NOT a winning strategy.
I can't pick against them either. I gave up fantasy football this year as I just can't not load up with Giants or choose Giants rivals for my roster. My wife is a Bills fan so two big screens it is. I pull for Josh Allen, he's a likeable guy. Go Giants, for crying out loud I don't want to see Newtons superman celebration.
I just hope Shurmur et al don't come out super predictable.
After a week(s) of scrutiny about constantly checking down and dinking and dunking, on the heels of Beckham's comment in the Anderson interview... I just hope we don't come out chucking it downfield with the intention of "righting the ship" instantly.
Everyone and their mother is expecting the Giants to try and push it downfield now.