Over the course of the season, the numbers we will be passing along will make more sense because they will be compared to earlier games. So far, the TE, QB, DE and LB evaluations have come through and we can share some "early returns."
Remember the grading?
+2 for a tremendous play
+1 for a good play
0 for doing your job
-1 for a poor play
-2 for a very bad play
Getting a slew of 0's is very respectable. Especially for younger players. Remember what Michael Strahan said: before the Super Bowl, the players were told to do your job every play and the ordinary will be extraordinary. Make tackles. Make blocks. Hold onto the ball. Catch the ball before you run with it. Do your job. With that said, here are some early player TOTALS for the game vs Dallas:
Michael Boley +6Eli Manning +5Jason Pierre-Paul +5Martellus Bennett +3Keith Rivers +2Mark Herzlich +1Justin Tuck 0Matthias Kiwanuka 0Chase Blackburn -1Jacquian Williams -1Osi Umenyiora -2
Now please keep in mind, IT IS ...