The week long business trip to Detroit is finally over! After the Giants beat the Lions 30-17.
After watching the full game ( I’m a loser I know) and sleeping on my thoughts of the game, there were plenty of things I was very happy to see and honestly one poor thing that is going to make me nervous.
- Davis Webb- Boy what a difference a week makes! He played the whole first half really well. The drive that really came to my mind was the second drive of the first quarter where unfortunately the right side of the line got blown up and the lions got to Webb and force what we thought at the time was a fumble. The call ultimately got overturned and gave Webb and the offense a second chance. For that moment on it looked like a switch went off. The drive took 17 plays for 79 yards that took 9:00 minutes, which capped off with a Wayne Gallman 8 yard touchdown.
- Wayne Gallman- another guy who I had on my players to watch in my previous blog. Boy it’s awesome being right! Wayne had two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. He totaled 35 total yards. He just looked poised and confident. Like I claimed yesterday he will be taking carries away from Jonathan Stewart before we know it.
- Kerry Wynn- Mr Preseason himself had another solid game. He had three special team tackles and a huge sack on defense. To me he seems to be a lot faster then we have seen him in the past. Let’s see if he keeps it up so we have even more reliable depth for the pass rush.
- Alec Ogeltree’s pass defense- Once again for back to back weeks the opposing team found him in pass coverage and converted a huge game on the defense. That was honestly the only negative play the first team defense gave up while they whole unit was on the field together. It’s still preseason so I’m not completely worried just yet… But it’s been two weeks in a row and I really hope it’s something I’m not writing about every week.
Play of the Game-
After linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong’s interception in the third quarter two plays later Rookie Quarterback Kyle Lauletta rushed for a 10 yard touchdown… That’s right you read that right a quarterback for the Giants rushed for a touchdown that was for ten yards or more. It was a beautiful bootleg call, he saw no one was open so he cut it up and made a few good football moves to get into the end zone. The cameras showed the sideline after they saw Lauletta’s juke and they all went nuts. It was a priceless reaction.
So there you have it another preseason in the books. Thankfully no serious injuries to important players for the Giants. That’s the biggest victory then the actual score. On to next week when the Giants face off vs the Jets at the MetLife Bowl! Enjoy you’re week, Go Giants!