Last week was a drag as the Yanks began their offseason, the Giants embarrassed us, and the Rangers and Knicks did what they could to try to cheer us up.
This week could be better, if for exampe the Giants were to win, or the Rangers get off to a good start in the regular season, or the Yanks continue acting with intelligence, and the Knicks keep gelling. Let's take a look.
Giants: the Giants have looked careless and stupid while making the same errors over and over again. Eli hasn't played well yet, and the WR's haven't dominated like they should, yet. And the multi-million dollar DL has been a bust when it comes to rushing the passer. It's been despicable, and this mught just be how things go after a long term coach is replaced. Is it work harder or is it recess? Oh, and the injuries are already out of control again. It's game five and sort of a must win against the Pack tonight. Let's hope some coaching and coaching acceptance took place after the dsgrace against the Vikes.
Rangers: The Rangers will start the real games this week, and we may finally be seeing what Chris Kreider can really do. It used to be considered common knowledge that power forwards take longer. In the preseason, paired with Mika and Buch, Kreider looked like a monstrously dominant PF. There's word that they will start the season with 8 D, and I still can't believe they haven't made a trade. They seemed so close to multiple moves back during draft weekend. We'll see what happens, but they feel incomplete.
Knicks: The Knicks are deeper and more talented than they have been in quite some time. The new pieces that have played have looked good, and Noah hasn't even suited up yet, but is being a vocal cheerleader. He's supposed to play in preseason game 4. Meanwhile, the kids (including 27 year old Kuz) have looked useful. This could be a really fun year. Go Knicks.
Yankees: Cashman and Hal spoke seperately about staying the course, and looking to add pitching. Cash said he'd be unlikely to part with any of the July take, and that he expects to get calls on McCann, whom he should trade. They still haven't had the organizational meetings that tend to set the agenda for FA, the GM Meetings and the Winter Meetings, so as long as the don't do anything short sighted or downright stupid, we should enjoy more building.
Have a great week, everyone!