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ies Big Blue View will be running through the Super Bowl Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , highlighting the glory of the Giants’ past and celebrating the biggest playoff wins in franchise history.AnnihilationJan. 14, 2001NFC Championship GameGiants 41, Vikings 0The legend stepped to the front of the room, still a commanding presence even in retirement. Lawrence Taylor had something to say.And when the greatest linebacker of all-time speaks, people listen.“You’ve got what you want right here,” Taylor told the 2000 Giants. “You can’t ask for anything better than this. Playing this game, you’re 60 minutes away, here at Giants Stadium. It can’t be any better than that. “From the bottom of my heart, we’re proud of you. And whatever it takes, get it done.”Taylor was only one of at least eight members of the 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl teams to have met with the Giants on the eve of the 2000 NFC Championship Game.But his message resonated the loudest. And did they ever.The Giants did not necessarily need the extra motivation the night before they executed the most dominant performance ever in an NFC title game.Only a few words can encapsulate how completely the Giants dismantled the Vikings, 41-0, at Giants Stadium.Humiliation. Domination. Annihilation.The Giants led 34-0 at halftime. They held the ball for an eye-popping 42:22, including the final 12:53.And they outgained Minnesota, 518 to 114 (including just 60 net passing yards for the Vikings). The 404-yard disparity was the largest in NFL postseason history.The championship had became a game of keep-away by the Giants long before the fourth quarter in an effort to reduce any further embarrassment for the Vikings.Yet somehow, visiting Minnesota — which lost its final three regular-season games — was a one-point favorite entering the game.The blowout came two months after mild-mannered coach Jim Fassel uncharacteristically guaranteed that the Giants would make the playoffs after losing two straight to fall to 7-4.The Giants won their final five regular-season games, clinching home-field advantage with the best record in the NFC. Then they won their first two postseason games.Late owner Wellington Mara, then 84, struck a similar theme when speaking to the crowd as he accepted the NFC Championship trophy.The deciding factor might have been an observation offensive coordinator Sean Payton — now the Saints coach — made in his film preparation.He recognized an opportunity to exploit Minnesota cornerbacks Wasswa Serwanga and Robert Tate. Payton reviewed the plays the Giants ran that season Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , picked the most effective and compiled the game plan from them. He then faxed it to quarterback Kerry Collins the Tuesday night before the game with a note, “The best that we could do.”And so was Collins’ best.He produced the game of his career and broke multiple records in completing 28-of-39 passes for 381 yards and a championship game-record five touchdowns. (Ironically, it came before his meltdown in Super Bowl XXXV: 15-of-39 passing for 112 yards and four interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens.)Collins did all the damage in only three quarters, having sat out the fourth.Ike Hilliard had 10 receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns, including a 46-yard score that gave the Giants a 7-0 lead just four plays into the game.The Vikings’ Moe Williams fumbled the ensuing kickoff. And on the next play, Collins hit fullback Greg Comella for an 18-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead just 2:13 into the game.And on it went.The Giants defense was just as dominant as its offense.Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper lost a fumble on the first play of the second half while sacked by Shaun Williams. Five plays later, Collins found Amani Toomer for a 7-yard touchdown to increase the lead to 41 points. The defense recorded the franchise’s third playoff shutout, after blanking Cleveland in 1958 and Washington in 1987.Culpepper did not have many options.Cornerbacks Jason Sehorn and Dave Thomas blanketed Randy Moss and Cris Carter. Moss caught just two passes for 18 yards. Carter did not catch a pass in the first three quarters and finished with only three receptions for 24 yards.Fassel did not credit his own guarantee for the Giants’ run or the NFC title game rout. Super Bowl LIII (or 53, if you prefer) is over, and the 2019 offseason has truly begun. The New York Giants have a number of questions to which they need to find answers, but none is more pressing than the future of their quarterback position. Dan Kadar of Mocking The Draft came out with his weekly mock draft, and considering it is the day after The Big Game, he decided to release a two round mock draft. The Giants’ first pick is fairly predictable, but that just shows how necessary it might be. Raptor’s Thoughts: Just like Sam Darnold a year ago, Dwayne Haskins has become the default pick for the New York Giants in mock drafts. The reasoning is easy enough to figure out: The future is rapidly becoming the now for the Giants and they don’t have any answers for the quarterback position. The Giants managing to land Haskins at sixth overall, and he works out as a viable starting quarterback (let alone a franchise QB), it would go a long way toward making Saquon Barkley the “right” pick at second overall in 2018. The Giants need a successor to Manning to make the most of Odell Beckham Jr. Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard Linki görebilmek için giriş yapmanız ya da üye olmanız gerekir. , and Barkley. Likewise, they need the cap flexibility that a starting quarterback on a rookie deal provides going forward. As it stands now, the Giants might not see any other realistic options for the first round.Thebigger question is how much they would have to give up if they want to make sure they get him. Kadar says that they might “potentially” have to give up next year’s first round pick. I think he is underestimating how expensive that trade might be. The New York Jets executed a similar trade (from sixth to third) for Sam Darnold, and it cost them three second-round picks in a market with a much greater supply. The Giants only have one valuable pick this year in their second-round choice. So if they move up, it would likely cost them their 2019 second-round pick, as well as their 2020 first, second, and potentially third-round picks. They might have to stomach that kind of price tag if they want to secure Haskins. In the second round, I don’t have any questions about the pick of Adderley, other than wondering if he would even be there come April. The Giants absolutely, positively, need to address the free safety position. And they can’t do so as the Giants tried to do in 2018 and put every former cornerback they could find at free safety and pray something sticks. The kind of defense James Bettcher wants to run puts an enormous amount of pressure on the free safety, and even mediocre play is a liability. The payoff is an excellent scheme which can dictate the terms of a game to the offense, but he needs the players to execute it. Getting, potentially, the best safety in what is shaping up to be a good class would be a coup for the Giants’ defense.
 
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