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Giants want to keep hitting Michael Vick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Josh Freeman passes under pressure from New York Giants Jason Pierre-Paul in NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

The Giants believe they’ve drawn the blueprint for how to defend Michael Vick, and they’re looking to continue to add pressure.

While many teams are hesitant to rush any athletic quarterback for fear of what happens when they break containment, the Giants want to put the pressure on the Eagles quarterback for the cumulative effect.

“As a quarterback who runs a lot, you should expect to get hit even more even when you stand in the pocket. You’re going to get hit,” Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said, via Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “We’re coming; we’re going to hit you regardless so whether you throw the ball or you run the ball, we’re going to hit you. If you throw the ball and release it, as long as we get there before he releases the ball, we can hit him.

“The ref’s the only one who can tell us no.”

The last time the Giants played him, they broke his right hand, knocking him out of the game briefly. He complained that many teams, including the Giants, were hitting him late. But he’s taking enough legal hits to necessitate a different plan.

“He’s not inhuman,” Giants defensive tackle Rocky Bernard said. “You can’t take that many hits and survive in this league, so they’re going to have to change something.”

Of course, teams are hitting Vick early and often this year. He’s been hit 29 times and sacked nine in three games, with 13 hits and five sacks by the Cardinals last week.

“A lot of teams took what we did,” Pierre-Paul said. “I was watching the Arizona game. Whew! They were killing him out there, man. He needs to get rid of the ball faster.”

At the rate he’s taking shots, if he doesn’t get the ball out quicker, he may not make it through another Giants game, or many other ones.

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38 Responses to “Giants want to keep hitting Michael Vick”
  1. coltsluckdynasty says: Sep 29, 2012 11:36 AM

    I honestly think Andy Reid’s plan is to just get Vick killed, that way he can switch QB’s without any controversy. LeSean McCoy should be getting 25 rushes a game, and at least 30 total touches. Why the eagles refuse to use McCoy the way they should is baffling. Good luck Vick, I hope you play for a better coach next year…

  2. jackbauerqb says: Sep 29, 2012 11:46 AM

    I agree 100%, what a great post

  3. ziggy7358 says: Sep 29, 2012 11:53 AM

    jpp last time I checked the giants were 1-7 vs eagles one of those wins coming in a playoff game … so what kind of formula have you all created?just wondering since you say everyone is now copying you? you all are losers vs the eagles since you have been wearing that blue ballerina outfits..

  4. zach011 says: Sep 29, 2012 11:53 AM

    Sounds like a bounty to me.

  5. dogluverssuck says: Sep 29, 2012 12:06 PM

    I still remember the Giants celebrating prematurely before Vick went off on them and over came that 8 minutes 21 point deficit, and the beaten look on Justin Tuck when DJax ran that punt back.

    I believe the Giants are going to force Vick to play like he should already. He needs to use that 4.3 speed and put the fear back in those blitzing defenses and make them pay for gambling.

  6. dogluverssuck says: Sep 29, 2012 12:07 PM

    Remember The Miracle in The Meadlowlands II Giants.

  7. dogluverssuck says: Sep 29, 2012 12:08 PM

    Giants are so stupid. Now the refs will be looking for contact on Vick.

  8. charliework says: Sep 29, 2012 12:23 PM

    Super Bowl champs or not, the last time the Giants played the Eagles, Vince Young beat them.

  9. unclenasty says: Sep 29, 2012 12:33 PM

    I wonder if Vick will cry to the media like he did last year after the beating he takes Sunday…punk

  10. saintsfan26 says: Sep 29, 2012 12:36 PM

    Why don’t you just come out and say it Giants? Your goal in this game is to knock Vick out. Don’t worry, you won’t get in trouble. Goodell was born and raised in New York and is a Giants fan.

  11. asw1028 says: Sep 29, 2012 12:37 PM

    Can someone on the Eagles please chop block Pierre Paul? Nothing like a torn ACL to help him shut his mouth.

  12. sportswannabe says: Sep 29, 2012 12:44 PM

    Can someone on the Eagles please chop block Pierre Paul? Nothing like a torn ACL to help him shut his mouth.
    ——————

    Classy. Like it’s his fault that Vick holds the ball forever and that the offensive line is in shambles and Andy Reid’s playcalling is hilariously misguided.

    Either way, nobody on the Eagles can regular block, so asking them to do a specific type of block is probably asking too much.

  13. njgiant1982 says: Sep 29, 2012 12:54 PM

    Results count, nothing else. Eagles fail every time when it counts. Thank god the players aren’t scum like the fans, advocating a chop block is retarded. Coaching your QB a career ending hit is even worse, which is clear what is happening. Win or lose, what happens down in the playoffs is what counts, simmer down on records, Giants have trophies that mute any noise the fans can mutter.

  14. d3murf says: Sep 29, 2012 12:58 PM

    @asw1028

    I see your keyboard confidence is shining today, wishing someone who doesn’t even know you exist – a career altering injury. It’s women like you who would piss in their underwear if you had to fight JPP straight up. Smh at these clowns.

  15. htowntexan says: Sep 29, 2012 12:58 PM

    i understand that this sort of talk (and Rexy’s talk) is a tad bit less offensive than bounties, but it’s not much. sure seems excessive to suspend players for a year, etc. when statements like this can be made with no repercussions.

    And 9 sacks to folks in Green Bay doesn’t sound like much–8 in the first half last week against the Seahacks of all people.

  16. geniusfan says: Sep 29, 2012 1:00 PM

    I find it rather amusing that the Giants claim that they developed the “blueprint” to beating Michael Vick. I mean they must be really bad at executing it seeing as they are 1-7 in their last eight games vs the Eagles.

    Vince Young even managed to beat them last year and they still are yapping. It’s not like the Giants defense is even playing well right now either they made Josh Freeman look like a star quarterback.

    We’ll see what happens tomorrow night JPP. For your sake I hope you’re not too overconfident.

  17. kingcarlbanks says: Sep 29, 2012 1:00 PM

    Yeah I’m quite sure Cole, Babin and Co want to hit Eli too. Eagles fans need to get their panties out of a bunch. I guess lackoflombardiitis is really hitting Philly bad!

  18. gcsuk says: Sep 29, 2012 1:04 PM

    Nobody on the Giants said ANYTHING about cheap shots or trying intentionally to hurt any player.

    “We’re coming; we’re going to hit you regardless so whether you throw the ball or you run the ball, we’re going to hit you. If you throw the ball and release it, as long as we get there before he releases the ball, we can hit him.

    What part of that quote says “We are going out of our way to cheap shot and injure Michael Vick.”? None. I would assume that the Eagles plan to hit Eli Manning as many times as they can as long as it’s by the rules.

  19. anthonykornheiser says: Sep 29, 2012 1:06 PM

    @Dogloverssuck
    yeah, remember that regular season game? that was awesome. Remember not making the playoffs last season and the giants winning the SB?
    everyone does too.

  20. arlingtonassasin says: Sep 29, 2012 1:36 PM

    Isn’t it the goal of every team to hit the QB? Nice and classy Philly fans hoping for a torn ACL on JPP. That’s crap. Karma and an empty trophy case go hand in hand.

  21. andyreidsbuffet says: Sep 29, 2012 3:17 PM

    Losing to Vince Young, Tavaris Jackson, and Rex Grossman at home in one season automatically nullifies a SuperBowl Championship.

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2012 4:01 PM

    Look at all the Eagles fans gearing up for their Super Bowl.

  23. bkostela says: Sep 29, 2012 4:16 PM

    I find it rather amusing that the Giants claim that they developed the “blueprint” to beating Michael Vick. I mean they must be really bad at executing it seeing as they are 1-7 in their last eight games vs the Eagles.

    Vince Young even managed to beat them last year and they still are yapping. It’s not like the Giants defense is even playing well right now either they made Josh Freeman look like a star quarterback.

    We’ll see what happens tomorrow night JPP. For your sake I hope you’re not too overconfident.

    ———

    its been 21 months since vick last beat the giants

  24. situsavaisprier says: Sep 29, 2012 4:29 PM

    Something that the Giants don’t understand. You need to continue to be aggressive on defense and going after QB’s. Stop relying on your down linemen and even those 3 man lines. It never did them well. Perry Fewell has to be aggressive with the calls.

    For the record, Eagles did come back in 2010 and Vince Young did quarterback the Eagles in last years Eagle victory, but look at how the Giants defense played. Giants defense couldn’t be stopped in 2010 getting to Vick. All of a sudden they played softer and softer (one great example is Brent Celek’s 65 yard td, look who’s covering him and look who else is 20 yards downfield). The answers to those are Tuck and then Osi.

    Don’t get me wrong Eagles deserve credit for not giving up and playing till the end, but many people never pay attention to how soft defenses play with a big lead, or hell even a lead or near the end of a half.

  25. homerx says: Sep 29, 2012 4:44 PM

    Eagles fans will constantly go back to the various miracle at the meadowlands as comebacks. I would gladly lose every game to the eagles for the next 10 years if it resulted in more superbowl wins. Philly fans are too shortsighted to win anything substantial.

    The Eagles and their band of punk players will never win a Super Bowl. There are too many teams with more talent and class in their way.

    You only need to go back to Deseans classless celebration and throwing g the ball at Perry F and that’s why they will never win. Too caught up in their own glory to be a serious contender.

    I love how every year the Eagles are a dream team or dynasty and they haven’t won JACK!

  26. rajbais says: Sep 29, 2012 5:23 PM

    Hitting is one thing. Forcing turnovers matters more.

  27. chucknorrisrules says: Sep 29, 2012 7:29 PM

    Eagles cut Chaz Henry and brought in Matt McBriar. Nuff said. Game over. Eagles win big. Suck it Giants fans!

  28. greymares says: Sep 29, 2012 8:11 PM

    if the Giants win this game they will win a 40-35 shootout because they are capable of putting up points. I’m not that concerned about the 31st ranked defense giving up 6.7 yds. per play on average.

  29. ceschatz says: Sep 29, 2012 9:14 PM

    awwww, cute little Giants fans have absolutely nothing else to come IP with besides throwing SB’s in everybody’s faces. last I checked it was a new season and the Giants have already lost one division game, and given their track record against the eagles, will probably be down 2 this Sunday night. it’s funny how many times people slap down Cowboy fans for boasting about 5 SB’s and “living in the past” when that’s exactly what these pathetic Giant fans are doing. Its 2012, quit talking about 2011.

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2012 9:21 PM

    ceschatz says: Sep 29, 2012 9:14 PM

    awwww, cute little Giants fans have absolutely nothing else to come IP with besides throwing SB’s in everybody’s faces. last I checked it was a new season and the Giants have already lost one division game, and given their track record against the eagles, will probably be down 2 this Sunday night. it’s funny how many times people slap down Cowboy fans for boasting about 5 SB’s and “living in the past” when that’s exactly what these pathetic Giant fans are doing. Its 2012, quit talking about 2011.
    —————

    Because that’s what matters. Just shut up and watch the game Sunday. Eagles fans have nothing to brag about that anyone other than they themselves CARE ABOUT.

  31. anthonykornheiser says: Sep 29, 2012 9:34 PM

    @ceschatz
    starting everything off with “awww” is bad in itself. Giants fans have nothing to come up with? ok, so who are the super bowl champs? they are still the champs until someone bumps them off, thats plenty to come up with. Sorry to be so technical mr. awww, but, they won the SB in Feb 2012. i guess it’s ok to talk about then.

  32. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 29, 2012 10:11 PM

    unclenasty September 29, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    I wonder if Vick will cry to the media like he did last year after the beating he takes Sunday…punk
    ——————————————————–
    WOW!!!! A Giants fan talking about crying to the media after a game?!?! This must be your first weekend watching the NFL, either that or you haven’t been following your own team. Week 1 it was the refs, Week 2 it was Schiano, Week 3 its the cameramen. I had to explain to my mom this is why she couldn’t find any Kleenex at the store, they’re all in East Rutherford.

  33. lippy4246 says: Sep 29, 2012 10:39 PM

    Last time I checked the Giants beat Mike Vick last year and he’s still the QB of the Eagles. Vick can keep crying about his DYNASTY. And the last time I checked that is still a lousy KISS album and has nothing to do with the Eagles

  34. bobonmycob says: Sep 30, 2012 12:48 AM

    Giants fans either run to the “were super bowl champs” or “your fan base sucks and your trophy case is empty”. Okay… I read the posts and ONE guy said he wished an injury on JPP. That one guy does not represent the entire philly fan base. None of us want JPP hurt we want a good fair game. We hate each other but we know as football fans we bring the best out of each other because we are division rivals. Im sick of the bickering here just shut up and let the best team win on Sunday. It’s too early in the season to say who is superior regardless of what we witnessed so far.

  35. axespray says: Sep 30, 2012 2:01 AM

    Vick; “Coach, these gimmicky weird crossing routes that take forever to develope … they’re killing me yo’…”

    Reid; “Then Play Better or something!”

    McCoy: “Or hand me the football – whatever….”

  36. FinFan68 says: Sep 30, 2012 8:17 AM

    I still don’t get the fascination with Vick. He is not a very good QB. He is an exciting player in the open field but not quite like he used to be. He can put some zip on his throws and it looks effortless but they often miss the mark badly and he has no clue what he wants to do at the line. He plays backyard ball like nobody else but the structure of the NFL offense seems too much for him.

  37. blu4l1fe says: Sep 30, 2012 9:47 AM

    andyreidsbuffet says:Sep 29, 2012 3:17 PM

    Losing to Vince Young, Tavaris Jackson, and Rex Grossman at home in one season automatically nullifies a SuperBowl Championship.

    ————————————————-

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste!

    I love how you use an SAT word (nullifies) to convince yourself and try and do the same to other Eagle fans that winning regular season games is way, way, WAY more valuable, important and, what really matters, over winning the SuperBowl.

    Hey, if you’ve convinced yourself that, have at it. The way the

  38. blu4l1fe says: Sep 30, 2012 9:48 AM

    Eagles have been playing you will look like you’ll get your wish again this season.

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