Best offensive playmaker options for the Giants to target in the draft

New York Giants, Kyle Pitts

The New York Giants ranked 30th overall in total offense in 2020. Averaging approximately just 17 points per game, the offense needs a major overhaul if they want to be competitive in 2021. Adding more playmakers, whether it is through the NFL draft or free agency, is imperative to improve their offensive production. The Giants currently hold the 11th overall selection, so there will be a bevy of viable options to choose from.

1. Kyle Pitts: TE, Florida

Kyle Pitts is my personal preference for the Giants’ first-round selection, and if he is available, Dave Gettleman should pull the trigger without hesitation. A 6’5, 239-pound perfect blend of speed and athleticism, Pitts is the quintessential tight end/wide receiver hybrid that is perfect for today’s NFL. Pitts has been compared to Raiders’ star tight end Darren Waller, and if the Giants could implement him into their offense, his production could be very beneficial. Now the question for most fans would be, “but why would they draft a tight end when they have Evan Engram?” The answer goes beyond the fact that Pitts is just simply a better prospect than Engram was. The best move for the Giants, or any team that drafts Pitts, would be to cross-train him as a receiver and a tight end to maximize his value. His presence on the field will do much more for that offense than I think most people realize. In my opinion, drafting Pitts is the Giants’ best-case scenario.

2. Jaylen Waddle: WR, Alabama

Waddle is another extremely enticing prospect that the Giants should very much consider if he is available. At 5’10, 182 pounds, Waddle is a speedster with dangerous twitch. Somehow overshadowed by his Alabama teammates Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, and 2020 Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, Waddle was still incredibly productive in his tenure with the Crimson Tide. Only playing in four games in 2020 before fracturing his ankle, which resulted in surgery in October, Waddle still managed to log 28 receptions for 591 yards and four touchdowns. He is an incredibly dynamic receiver that could open up a lot of opportunities for Daniel Jones and the offense in 2021. Maybe Joe Judge’s Alabama connections can land the star receiver in New York.

3. Rashod Bateman: WR, Minnesota

Bateman is one of the most electrifying prospects in the draft. A very impressive route runner, I think Bateman could be one of the best players to come out of this draft class. Ball skills, along with the toughness and grit to play on the outside, is just the type of weapon that could propel the offense. Bateman has tremendous awareness and speed that will help Jones.

There are several theories as to why the Giants’ offense stalled throughout the season. Barkley missing the season with an ACL injury, doubts about Daniel Jones’ abilities, and Jason Garrett’s play-calling can all be reasons to be debated amongst the fanbase. One thing is for sure, adding playmakers to this offense will benefit the production immediately.

BREAKING: New York Liberty win No. 1 draft pick for 2021

For the second straight year, the New York Liberty will choose first in the WNBA’s draft proceedings, set to be held next spring.

The New York Liberty hit the jackpot at the WNBA Draft Lottery for the second consecutive season, earning the top overall pick for a selection process set to be staged next spring.

New York cashed in on their top odds (44.2 percent), coming out on top of the four-team sweepstakes amongst the non-playoff participants. The Dallas Wings will choose second, while the Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever round out the top quartet. Last season, the Liberty chose Oregon recordbreaker Sabrina Ionescu with the topic pick. She was limited to three games due to an ankle injury, but managed to briefly impress, scoring 33 points in her second career game.

The lottery was held during halftime of the nationally televised matchup between No. 5 Louisville and No. 20 DePaul. Louisville, which has three representatives on the Liberty roster (Asia Durr, Jazmine Jones, and Kylee Shook), took control in a 116-75 victory in a game held at Mohegan Sun Arena.

General manager Jonathan Kolb represented the team for the second straight season. Upon earning the top overall pick, Kolb said the first thing he envisioned was “Sabrina jumping up and down on her healed ankle”.

“I was trying to contain my own excitement,” Kolb said with a smile in a Zoom press conference call after the reveal. “I was mostly happy for the fans, the fans that have been ride or die with this team since 1997 deserve this. They deserved it last year. I think if you really look at the trajectory of this franchise, where it’s going from an ownership, front office, coaching standpoint, now player acquisition standpoint. This is exciting, it’s an exciting time to be a fan.”

Inside the WNBA’s Bradenton bubble, the Liberty finished a league-worst 2-20 sans Ionescu for a majority of the year, but enjoyed contributions from several rookies. Jazmine Jones, the final pick of last season’s first round, was named to the league’s All-Rookie team while filling in for Ionescu at point guard. Seven rookies partook in at least one game for the Liberty, a situation brought upon by several regular players (including Rebecca Allen, Marine Johannes, Han Xu, and 2019 second overall pick Asia Durr) opt-out of the proceedings. Several players have moved on overseas, where they’re competing in foreign leagues.

Kolb remained in a celebratory mood, but he expressed hope that draft lottery night would not be the only be the only time that the Liberty would be in the headlines far more often.

“We have an exciting opportunity for a hybrid rebuild…we can be super competitive while bringing the Liberty down the road for the future,” Kolb said. “In free agency, we’re going to be really aggressive…I don’t think tonight is the only night we’re going to be in the news over the next few months.”

The date for the 2021 draft has yet to be determined.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

New York Knicks intrigued by Devin Vassell’s nasty competitive streak

New York Knicks, Devin Vassell

The New York Knicks are looking forward to the 2020 NBA Draft on November 18th. In the midst of talking to NCAA coaches, assistant coaches, scouts, and so forth, the assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles by the name of Charlton Young had an interesting viewpoint of Devin Vassell’s overall competitive nature.

FSU’s assistant coach Charlton Young told NBA Insider Ian Begley the following.

When he first came to Florida State, I thought he might be there for three-four years and be a pro,” Young says. “Like, ‘Bambi’s going to get some bucks on his head, and it’s going to be over.’… Exactly what I thought was going to happen, happened. But what I didn’t factor in – he was (a) high-character gym rat.

“His humility was through the roof and all he wanted to do was get better. Everything we told him, he tried to do.

According to Ian Begley, Young was the first coach from a top program to offer Devin Vassell a scholarship. After receiving a heads up from Steve Bouye, the head of Vassell’s AAU team, Charlton Young went to watch the 6’7″ 180lbs forward at a scrimmage. After just a few minutes, he offered Devin Vassell a scholarship. Young immediately knew Vassell was a special talent.

The New York Knicks are intrigued by a worker, not a talker:

Devin Vassell doesn’t use words to win over coaches, scouts, General Managers, and so forth. The young talented forward from FSU attacks his weaknesses vigorously with hard work. The approach to the game and work ethic of the young NBA Draft Lottery candidate is impressive, and it’s also evident in his shooting improvement from the high school level to college.

According to Young, a Devin Vassell shooting video recently surfaced on social media, which had Knick fans panicking, and writing off the young talent was nothing more than Vassell just messing around at the end of a workout. The assistant coach at FSU also went on to say that Vassell didn’t change his form at all.

New York Jets Select OL Mekhi Becton

New York Jets, Mekhi Becton

The New York Jets did it; they pulled the trigger on the next anchor of their offensive line. The last homegrown guys who had an impact on the offensive line, Ferguson and Mangold have been retired for a few years now. The Jets haven’t had an anchor to protect their QB; now they have a big one.

Meet Mekhi Becton

Mekhi is definitely the anchor for this offensive line. At 364-lbs and standing 6-foot-7, Becton is sure to be a roadblock for edge rushers. In a division where there are three smart defensive coaches, Becton can protect Sam and block the ferocious edge rushers.

Mekhi is an excellent run blocker and a good pass blocker. Mekhi has the most risk of the core-four of offensive lineman, but the most upside. He ran a 5.10 40 yard dash. Becton is a monster of a man with superb agility. If Becton can make a smooth transition to the next level, the Jets may have just got an All-Pro left tackle.

With the Jets allocating ample cap-space toward the offensive line, they must shore-up their protection and provide Sam Darnold with the help he ultimately needs.

Draft Prospect LeVante Bellamy is a Gem

LeVante Bellamy may not be a household name yet, but in due time he will.  The Western Michigan University running back has been working hard since day one.  He puts his all into the game that he cherishes so much.  He is full of talent and truly skilled when it comes to playing running back.  Just look at his highlights and it is evident to see just how adept and versatile of a back he is.

Bellamy is someone who truly appreciates every opportunity he is given.  No matter what team he is on from high school to college, every single time he steps out onto that field, he gives it his all.  The gratitude and love he has for the game show each time he fights for yards.

Being a good teammate is something Bellamy does exceptionally well, always showing guidance to others.  He is a true leader to all and leads by example both on and off of the field.

Although he may be young he is still quite experienced. Bellamy possesses a maturity and level of sophistication that makes him a great role model to both his fellow teammates and the youth.

No matter what may happen in the upcoming NFL draft, Bellamy is a hidden gem and any team would be lucky to have him and the talent and intelligence that he brings.  He fills go in his football career and beyond, not only for his talent but also for his wisdom, hardworking nature, and humility.

New York Jets: Best (and worst) first-round picks in history

New York Jets, Joe Namath

With the NFL draft one day away, the Jets find themselves with an early first-round pick at number 11. The team has had a mix of studs and busts in their history of first-round picks. Players, such as Jamal Adams, will not be mentioned because of their short careers thus far. Let’s take a look at some of the best, and worst, all-time picks the team has made in round one:

Best picks

Joe Namath (No. 1 overall)

Broadway Joe is the most iconic Jet in their history and, perhaps, one of the most iconic players in league history as well. Known for his guarantee that the Jets would defeat the Colts in Super Bowl III, he won the only Lombardi Trophy in team history. Namath threw for 27,057 yards and 170 touchdowns during his 12-year career in New York. The Hall of Fame quarterback remains the most significant draft pick in Jets history.

Darrelle Revis (No. 14 overall)

Revis played eight years with New York in two separate stints. During his first stint, he was arguably the best cornerback in football. Being selected to four Pro Bowls in his first six years, he earned the name “Revis Island” along the way. He also helped lead the team to back-to-back AFC Championship games in 2009 and 2010. Eleven seasons and 29 interceptions later, Revis was rightfully named to the 2010’s All-Decade Team.

Nick Mangold (No. 29 0verall)

Taking over the offensive line and replacing Hall of Famer Kevin Mawae was no easy task. However, once he took over in 2006, Mangold added himself to the list of best centers in the league. Mangold played 11 seasons with the Jets and made seven Pro Bowls while starting all but 12 games. To put that in perspective, he played, and started 164. The all-time great Jets lineman is among the best first-round picks.

Freeman McNeil (No. 3 overall)

McNeil played alongside quarterback Ken O’Brien for New York in the 1980s. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and led the league in rushing yards in 1982, although the season was shortened due to a strike. While playing his entire 12-year career with the Jets, he amassed 38 rushing touchdowns and 8,074 rushing yards, which is second in team history behind Curtis Martin.

Al Toon (No. 10 overall)

Toon played his entire eight-year career with the Jets before he retired due to multiple concussions. He ranks fourth in team history with 517 receptions and led the league with 93 in 1988. The 1986 AFC Player of the Year totaled 6,605 yards, 31 touchdowns, and three Pro Bowls during his career.

Worst Picks

Vernon Gholston (No. 6 overall)

The sixth overall pick in 2008 ended up starting just five games in three seasons with the Jets. Additionally, he never earned a single sack and had just one quarterback hit. The defensive end never lived up to the expectations. Other players that were on the board were Chris Johnson, Aqib Talib, and Jordy Nelson, to name a few.

Blair Thomas (No. 2 overall)

Drafting anyone with the second pick, let alone a running back, is going to bring along high expectations. Thomas was drafted to lead the Jets’ rushing attack but never produced. He never had more than 800 yards in a season and had just six touchdowns throughout four seasons. Another running back they could’ve taken here? Emmitt Smith.

Johnny “Lam” Jones (No. 2 overall)

Here we go again. Another second overall pick that didn’t pan out. The Jets didn’t originally have this pick, but traded picks 13 and 20 to get him. Through five years in New York, Jones had just 13 touchdowns, which is just over two per season. NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz was available as well.

Kyle Brady (No. 9 overall)

The Jets have never had much luck with tight ends, but Brady is towards the bottom of the list. In 63 games, Brady had just 10 touchdowns. In 1996, he started all 16 games but had just 15 receptions all year. Who else was available? NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.

Dee Milliner (No. 9 overall)

Being pinned as the replacement for Darrelle Revis is a tough spot to enter into, especially for a rookie. Milliner, who dealt with some injuries, played just 21 games through three seasons, starting 14. It’s safe to say that Dee Milliner was not, in fact, Darrelle Revis 2.0. Just four picks later, the Jets took Sheldon Richardson, who ended up elsewhere.

With the number 11 pick in tomorrow’s draft, the Jets have the opportunity to add to this list. Whether it be because of a great pick or a bust, someone new will be donning the green and white next season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFL plans to host ‘Draft-a-Thon’ for COVID-19 relief

The NFL announced yesterday that this year’s draft will also be functioning as a three-day fundraiser to assist those helping to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. The league’s foundation selected six charities that the benefits will go towards. The six charities are:

All of the charities are nonprofits and have been assisting during this time in many ways. Their services range from the American Red Cross making sure that there is a sufficient blood supply to the United Way’s foundation helping first responders get any resources they may need.

“As we face this global health crisis together, we are filled with gratitude for the extraordinary work of first responders, healthcare workers and many others who are helping those in need,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, as reported on NFL.com. “The Draft-a-Thon will deliver much-need funding to many who are suffering as well as those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The league has already donated roughly $40 million to assist national relief efforts. Fans can help add to this number by donating throughout the three days of the draft. The draft is scheduled for April 23-25 and will be televised on ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes and NFL Network.

More news regarding the Draft specifics should come out in the coming days.

 

New York Giants Draft prospects in the National Title Game

New York Giants, Kristian Fulton

The College Football National Championship is finally here, and New York Giants fans should be paying close attention.  LSU and Clemson are set to square off, and both are loaded with NFL caliber players.  Many of which are in positions of need for Big Blue.  The Giants scouts will have their eyes on Monday nights game, and you should, too. 

Who will the Giants be watching in Monday’s National Championship?

Isaiah Simmons – LB/S, Clemson

Isaiah Simmons needs no introduction.  He has been linked to the New York Giants for some time now.  Truthfully, he would be the only player Monday that would make sense with the 4th pick.  Simmons is an athletic freak that can wear many hats in the defense.  That versatility seems to be something new head coach Joe Judge will be highly intrigued by. 

Simmons spent much of his season playing LB, S, and even CB for the Tigers en route to Monday nights game.  He has excellent range, elite quickness off the snap in pass rush, and the man can tackle!  Simmons has very good man coverage skills, which would be a blessing to this defense.  The Giants taking Simmons would be met with rousing appreciation from a fan base that has been wanting a game-changing linebacker for years.

Kristian Fulton – CB, LSU

Another potential first-rounder for the Giants, but only if they trade back from 4 or he has a mind-blowing combine. Fulton is about everything you’d want in a man cover cornerback — he can get physical at the line of scrimmage in press coverage and can remain in an opposing receivers hip pocket.  Excellent ball skills and can be very explosive when closing down distance while playing off coverage.

Some things to watch with Fulton is he has not been the best tackler, so the run game is far from a strength of his.  It also should be noted that he does have a failed drug test in 2017 that may come up as a red flag.

Grant Delpit – S, LSU

Safety is not something I expect the Giants to address early in the draft, which likely means Delpit’s chances of suiting up in the blue are very slim.  However, his talents are worth watching.  

The 2019 Thorpe Award winner is likely to be the highest-drafted safety in April, and that comes with good reason.  Like Simmons, he’s a versatile player that can play single high or in the box. Delpit has great size and length, can play man or zone coverage, and has incredible instincts that show up in his ability to take the ball away.

K’Lavon Chaisson – Edge, LSU

Chaisson is one of my favorite prospects in the draft.  If the Giants do what I think they should do and that’s trade back, look for Chaisson to have a legitimate chance to be a 1st round selection for New York.  

K’Lavon is more of a stand-up pass rusher that brings outstanding speed to the defense, which helps him in containment.  He often looks to win with pure speed and will need to continue to develop his skillset of pass rush moves, but if you watched the Tigers game against Oklahoma, you’d see how much of a difference-maker Chaisson can be.  The athletic pass rusher was coming off of a torn ACL in 2018, but considering Chaisson chased down one of the fastest WR prospects in the draft, CeeDee Lamb, I would say it’s just fine. 

Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU & Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson – OL

What? I can’t be the only one that will be watching offensive linemen in the National Championship Game, can I?  It is no secret that the Giants have to address the offensive line in the draft. They may look for stop gaps in Free Agency, but getting younger across the line is going to be crucial.

Many will wonder what happens with Jon Halapio going forward after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles in Week 17.  Has his play and injury history kept him from coming back to the organization in 2020?  If so, Cushenberry could be that answer. Cush will be one of the few interior offensive linemen that can also play center, and that versatility could be attractive to the Giants. He’s still raw and won’t be an early-round pick, but given how thin the interior OL class is, he could be a top 100 pick. 

Tremayne Anchrum is another intriguing prospect.  Anchrum is an offensive tackle that many believe would be better suited for a move inside. Tremayne could prove himself a late-round tackle prospect with a good showing against the LSU pass rush.  His balance leaves a lot to be desired, and his length needs improvement to be an NFL tackle, but he has solid athleticism and vision that makes him a potential project.

Tee Higgins, Clemson & Justin Jefferson, LSU – WR

Monday nights National Championship game will be loaded at the skill position on both sides of the ball.  These offenses have all the potential to light up the scoreboard, and Higgins and Jefferson are two massive reasons why.  Both receivers have tremendous height with Higgins listed at 6’4” and Jefferson only an inch shorter at 6’3”.  

Tee may be a slightly more polished receiver than Jefferson, but not by much.  Higgins’ ability to burst off the line of scrimmage is pretty impressive for a bigger receiver. Despite this, he could use a little more physicality in press coverage at the line.  He is fearless with an incredible catch radius, showing off his basketball background when high pointing the football in contested coverage.  

Justin Jefferson has a similar toughness while going for catches when contact is inevitable.  He is creative in his routes, finding open space in zone coverage. He also can beat the defense deep with his speed on posts and fly routes.  Jefferson has what it takes to be another great LSU receiver in the NFL, but will need to work on creating separation against man coverage and cleaning up his technique off the line.  It’s no secret that the New York Giants have found elite receiving talent from LSU… could they do it again with Jefferson? 

NY Jets Mock Draft 1.0 Rounds 4-7

Welcome back to my 1st mock draft attempt of 2020. The goal is to improve the Jets and give them pieces that hopefully lead them to an improvement from 7-9 next year and success in the foreseeable future. In the first 3 rounds of this mock, the Jets added a star wideout, a beast of an offensive lineman, a linebacker with big potential and a potential replacement for Lev Bell. Using The Draft Network Mock Draft Simulator and taking the best players at each position based on needs, potential, and more here is an early projection of what the Jets draft could look like.

Round 4 Pick 110: Trajan Brady CB Miami

The Jets will have some big cornerback decisions in this upcoming offseason. Trumaine Johnson will likely be on his way out. They have other free agents like Brian Poole as well. Poole should be brought back. Arthur Maulet and Bless Austin have shown flashes but the Jets need another corner. Trajan Brady would be an excellent slot corner or rotational cornerback in the future. Brady is FAST and can keep up with a lot of receivers in coverage and support blown coverages. Brady is very undersized but if he can figure out ways to use it to his advantage in the future then he can be a very solid NFL player.

Round 5 Pick 140: Yasir Durant OL Missouri

The Jets need to not only upgrade the offensive line in free agency and with an early-round pick but also in the late rounds as well. Yasir Durant is a raw prospect but one who could easily become a top offensive lineman for this squad. In 2018, Durant allowed fewer QB pressures then both Jawaan Taylor and Jonah Williams, two top linemen from last year’s draft. Durant is the kind of player that with development from a solid offensive line coach, could be a very good NFL Starter. Durant could be a very good value pick in the 5th round and a good piece for the future.

Round 6 Pick 171: Denzel Mims WR Baylor

One of my favorite picks in this draft is Denzel Mims. Mims is a 6’3 receiver with electric speed. Mims can be a monster in the red zone and also be a significant deep threat. He has the makeup of a superstar receiver and his only flaw is some minor technical issues. If Mims can iron some of those issues out with help from offensive assistant Hines Ward and WR Coach Shawn Jefferson then Mims has the potential to contribute early and in a big way. Mims has the potential to be one of the best wide receivers in this class and adding him could immediately help the offense, both now and in the future.

Round 7 Pick 202: Big Kat Bryant EDGE Auburn

Big Cat Bryant is a really good athlete. He has not played a lot at Auburn and only has 6.5 sacks in the three seasons he spent there, but the way he’s utilized at Auburn significantly drops his stock. Although Bryant is athletic enough to drop into coverage, has sideline to sideline speed and has solid pass rushing abilities, they play him at defensive end. If Bryant was switched to outside linebacker, his production would immediately increase. That type of athlete in a Gregg Williams defense would be fun to watch. Bryant would fit well in this defense as a rotational linebacker but if he’s a defensive end I don’t know how long he’ll stay on an NFL roster. This would be a potential based pick that the Jets should make.

Summary

The Jets added a speedy cornerback with the potential to be a solid slot corner. They added an offensive lineman with the potential to become a very good start with some technical refinement. They grabbed one of the best wideouts in college football from this past year who could immediately contribute. Lastly, they added an edge rusher with solid potential as a rotational pass rusher. Their Day 3 picks matter just as much as their Day 1 picks. Joe Douglas often has a lot of success in identifying talented Day 3 picks as seen with some of the Eagle’s previous pickups. These are 4 additions that could help the roster significantly and the whole draft class would be one to be proud of for the Jets.

Dave Gettleman Is Leading The New York Giants Into Bat Country

The best way to get through it is to take it one day at a time. Wake up, get through the first hour,  then the next until it’s time to go to sleep again and repeat the cycle. Try not to think about what happened, maybe even pretend it’s still February and none of The Idiot’s damage has been done yet. This is what I keep telling myself….but it doesn’t work. The Idiot is still running the New York Giants and there is nothing we can do about it.

There is a world where the Giants have Odell Beckham, Saquon Barkley, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Landon Collins. It’s a wonderful place where a young nucleus is building towards respectability and there’s a clear path for the franchise. It’s made of candy canes and planes and bright, red choo choo trains and you know, I wish that I could go there.

Instead, I’m stuck in this reality where we have Eli Manning for 3 more years, to be followed up by Lloyd Christmas. All because of The Idiot…

He did his best to do the same thing in Carolina. How many times have you seen a team fire and replace a GM with the guy he replaced? It happened to The Idiot. He took a team (built on Cam Newton, Luke Keuchly, Thomas Davis and Greg Olson….all acquired before his tenure) that was 15-1 and a super bowl contender and brought them to 6-10, alienated the players, coaches and organization staffers and tried to force out most of the teams best players as their contracts came up….sound familiar?

Now like all GMs that don’t work for the Redskins, The Idiot has had his ok moments. He drafted Star Louteilei and Kawan Short back to back in the same draft in Carolina and took Saquon Barkley when everyone demanded a QB last year. Unfortunately, he continues to trade quarters for two nickels and a dime in the name of “team culture” and clearly has a plan in the same sense that Wily E. Coyote has one to catch the roadrunner. I’m pretty sure Golden Tate and Jabril Peppers came to the team in boxes stamped Acme.

So what do you do when your favorite NFL team is in the hands of not just an idiot but The Idiot? Well, you can move on for a few years and wait for him to be fired and catch up with the team when an executive who isn’t displaying signs of suffering from a head injury is running the franchise.

You can take to social media and throw your insults and frustration out into the other of the interweb and commiserate with other miserable fans. Finally, you can always drop some acid and act as if maybe his plan is so ingenious that you just can’t comprehend it, and Eli Manning will lead the team to back to back Super Bowls and the retire John Elway style.

I currently reside in Seattle and it’s almost shocking to watch a competent GM rebuild on the fly and keep his team in contention while turning over the roster. Schneider has let aging or expensive vets go at the right time, replenished with mostly mid to late round draft picks, and low-cost free agents. They may not be Championship contenders, but you can see the direction of where they are going, and the team surprised the NFL with last seasons strong showing in what was supposed to be a down year.

So what am I going to do this year? I’m treating the Giants season like a Pink Floyd laser light show at the planetarium and once again channeling my inner Hunter S. Thompson.  In my world The Idiot will be a genius, every wounded duck pass will leave trails in the air, and Eli Manning will be avoiding lizards and bats as he leads the team to victory. I’m psyched and ready for the season to come….now if only I could get some golf shoes…