Has anyone been more hyped than this guy? I've been on his dick since he came in the league because I was convinced he was the next Ed Reed. The Giants have been dying for a swagged out ball hawk safety but this guy looks more like James Butler:
Pretty much following in his footsteps, literally. Only highlights you see are highlights of him chasing a touchdown. Pretty familiar. Looks like same guy in a different number. Phillips either isn't fully recovered/not the same from his micro-fracture surgery, or he's just not good. He showed flashes the games right before he got hurt, but nothing since. It's just been guys beating him down the sideline for uncontested catches. He gets there 5 feet late every time.
He's just part of the issue, because the entire secondary sucks. Blame it on injuries or whatever you want, but these are professional athletes who get paid a ton of money, they should be able to play basic defense. The front got pressure consistently but the back 7 couldn't hold receivers longer than 2 seconds so fucking Rex Grossman put up 300+ yards. That has to be the biggest slap in the face to the defense. You made Rex Grossman look good. That's almost impossible.
I'm not even going to get into the offense and the same generic off-tackle running plays on 3rd and 1 and 4th and 1. MIX IT UP! Holy shit they are so fucking predictable it makes me sick. And let's just keep leaning on Ahmad Bradshaw instead of the 6'4" 270lb. running back on 4th and 1. Real fucking genius.