Giants vs. Steelers: 'Kudos & Wet Willies' review

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the 'Kudos & Wet Willies' for Saturday's Giants-Steelers preseason game.

The first New York Giants' preseason game of 2013 means it's also time for our first 'Kudos & Wet Willies' review of the season. The Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 18-13, and there was both good and bad during the game. So, let's get started.

Kudos To ...

DaMontre Moore -- 'DaMonster' sure looked like the the real deal Saturday night. He blocked a punt and put pressure on Steelers' quarterbacks all night. He had four tackles.

Victor Cruz -- One catch. Fifty-seven yards. One touchdown. One salsa dance. Night over. Good enough.

Brandon Mosley -- I honestly have no idea how the second-year offensive lineman will grade out on film. I just know he started and played all the way into the third quarter, a huge workload for the first preseason game.

David Carr -- Completed 7-of-11 passes for 64 yards and looked like he was in control when he was in the game.

Michael Cox -- The rookie seventh-round pick from UMass impressed with some hard, decisive running.He totaled 33 yards on nine carries.

Adewale Ojomo -- Had a huge preseason in 2012, and picked up where he left off with 1.5 sacks on Saturday night.

Wet Willies To ...

Giants' Run Defense -- So much for all that talk about improved run defense. The first half Saturday night looked like the same old same old, with the Giants losing the battle at the line of scrimmage. The Steelers ran 17 times for 81 yards (4.8 yards per carry) and had seven runs of five yards or more. That is not going to cut it. The first-unit linebacker play, simply, did not seem to be very good.

Matt McCants -- Snapping the ball over the head of the quarterback and having it result in a Pittsburgh safety is not cool, and it won't help him build a case for sticking around.

Da'Rel Scott -- Carried 10 times for only 12 yards. Some of that was on his offensive line. Some of that, though, was on him. There were plays to be made in a few instances, and Scott did not make them.

Your thoughts, Giants fans? Who impressed you? Who did not? This, admittedly, is an abbreviated version of 'K&WW.'

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