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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hard Knocks on display at New Meadowlands Stadium Monday Night!

The Jets made an appearance on that show that aired on HBO.

Monday night it became reality at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

In the first half, the starters played for both teams.

Don't be misled by the final score, the Jets outplayed the Giants and they sent Eli Manning to the locker room to get stitched up in the process.

The Jets starters looked great and it was only the first preseason game. Despite throwing an early interception, Mark Sanchez looked like he was ready to go. He wound up completing 13 of 17 passes he threw for 119 yards and a touchdown.

He spread the wealth around to all his weapons. For a team that is suppose to be defensive oriented, the offense looked rather impressive.

Former Steeler Santonio Holmes was a big factor even though he's suspended for the first 4 games. When he gets to play he's going to add depth to this deep squad.

Shonn Greene looked good and the L train didn't show signs of age in the short period of time he played.

As for the defense, the Giants couldn't move the ball against the Jets starters.

Eli Manning got hit hard by Calvin Pace and wound up getting knocked out of the game.

The Jets led, 13-10 at halftime.

In the second half, the Giants took over mainly because of a guy named Victor Cruz who the media referred to as "Victor Who".

When I heard his name I knew it rang a bell. Being an astute football observer, I remember seeing him play. With that being said, I double checked my roster. Yes, indeed I saw him play at UMASS on November 7, 2009 against Northeastern.

Victor left an impression on me that day when he made 5 catches for 88 yards and a touchdown pass. In addition, he ran back a punt for 10 yards and 4 kickoffs for 25 yards.

Now he's trying to land a spot on the Giants roster as a free agent.
In his first NFL game action, he turned a lot of heads. Apparently, the media unlike royalty doesn't do its homework.

He finished the game with a stellar performance. He made a spectacular one hand grab that lead to a touchdown.

Overall, he had 6 receptions for 145 yards and 3 touchdown passes.

He exploited the Jets second team and helped the Giants runaway with the victory, 31-16!

His teammate at UMASS, Vladimir Ducasse, offensive lineman who the Jets drafted with the 62nd pick overall saw his first NFL action as well. Royalty saw him play too.

Please note during halftime, the Jets had a special ceremony honoring 6 Jet legends from the past by inducting them into their newly created ring of honor.

Those people were late coach Weeb Ewbank, Joe Namath, Don Maynard, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko and Curtis Martin.

The only thing missing on this night was Darrelle Revis.

Once the Jets come to their senses, they'll realize that in order to achieve their ultimate goal, they need to have access to Revis Island.

For everybody who was forced to fork over a fee for a PSL that's the least they can do for them.

Stay tuned throughout the football season for plenty of insight from royalty home and away.

If you want to go, just let me know so I can arrange to make it happen.

Thank you for reading.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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