Note To Giants: Fly Air Manning


Published: July 20, 2009

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... about a power running game, and rightfully so.

Power running is what the Giants are all about; it's what they have always been about.

In the NFL though, defenses respect balance: The ability to both run the ball and throw the ball at any given time.

As the 2008 season drew to a close, the Giants lacked that balance. None of the young receivers (or veterans for that matter) emerged as a reliable target for Eli Manning.

That said, the Giants continued to employ their "power running" strategy to no avail. Teams were able to stuff the Giants' running game at will.

So to all you "power running game" apologists, I’m going to offer up an "I’m sorry" beforehand.

The Giants need to spread it out and air it out in 2009.

With both Hixon and Smith ...

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