EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - OCTOBER 03: Former New York Giants Tiki Barber is inducted into the Giants "Ring of Honor" during halftime of a game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 3 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Gary Myers of the Daily News said this morning that this was New York fans showing support for their team and coach, and telling Tiki to stuff it.
Here is a little taste of how they are feeling in Chicago today. I think you will enjoy this. Immensely.
The first-half carnage was like something from a sadist's daydream, with Cutler as the victim. It was cheap. It was perverse. It was wrong.
But you could not help wondering, here in the midst of the huge flashing video screens and pink shoes and chin straps afield, when Cutler would be counted out.
This was an embarrassment to the Bears' organization from top to bottom.
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz is complicit in the beating. As is offensive line coach Mike Tice. As is Bears general manager Jerry Angelo for not picking better blockers. As are the blockers themselves. (Talk about the blind side?) And of course, coach Lovie Smith, the great stone face, gets an ''F'' for tactics and a red ''F'' for leadership.
The Giants Looked Like the Giants Again Last Night -- New York Magazine
At times this season, the Giants have displayed some very un-Giant-like characteristics: In Week 2, for example, they were unprepared for the Colts' offensive scheme. And last week, they were unusually undisciplined, beating themselves with penalties. But last night felt far more familiar: an effective running game and one of the more impressive displays of pass rushing you'll ever see.
The Giants stumbled upon a neat game plan in the first half last night: Hit the opposing quarterback over and over again, until one of those hits inevitably gives said quarterback a concussion, knocks him out of the game, and forces Todd Collins into action. (And then, for good measure, knock him out of the game, too, later on.) Perhaps the Bears made it easy for them, and perhaps someone ought to tell Jay Cutler not to hold onto the ball for so long, but the Giants' defense in the first half — and in the second quarter in particular — was as impressive as we've ever seen.
Giants punter Matt Dodge drops a ball, botches a hold but rebounds in second half vs. Bears | NJ.com
"I was so focused on, ‘Kick it there, don’t let him catch it,’ and then you forget yourself to catch it. "It’s just a case of it slipped out of my hand. I guess I just lost a little bit of concentration."