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: June 12, 2012, 09:32:07 PM

Posted by Darin Gantt on June 12, 2012, 11:58 AM EDT
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Its reasonable to suspect the Tampa Bay offense will have a New York Giants lean.
 
But new offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said (via JoeBucsFan.com) that such expectations would be premature.
 
The former Giants quarterbacks coach emphasized the wide-ranging experience of the rest of the offensive staff, but the reality is Tampa Bay has some of the parts to copy the Giants template (which, if youve noticed, isnt a bad idea).
 
By drafting Doug Martin to go with LeGarrette Blount in the backfield, and adding a vertical threat in wide receiver Vincent Jackson, the pieces are there for Sullivan to do familiar things.
 
And so its really been a very dynamic process, and were still trying to finalize and really hang our hat on the things were going to be good at, that were going to feature, Sullivan said. So I would just say that while there are some components to a New York system, I think what it boils down from a fan standpoint. I think they just need to anticipate and expect that the product that is out there is a unit that is tough, that is smart, and that is explosive.
 
Thats going to be our marching orders to what we want out there on the field.
 
The style can be as similar as they want, or not. But until quarterback Josh Freeman plays a little more like Eli Manning or at least the 2010 Freeman it only makes sense to streamline things and play the kind of physical style that makes it easier on a quarterback.

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#1 : June 12, 2012, 10:00:34 PM

   Welll, maybe not 100%... There are differences in respective skillsets; maybe just 90% alike ;D.
Freeman is much more of a running threat than Eli. Eli is a way better decision maker up 'til now. If Dallas Clark stays healthy, we got an edge there. And IMO Blount could evolve into a better RB than Jacobs, who has levelled off, if not regressed.
Defense is where they are way ahead of us...

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#2 : June 12, 2012, 10:11:58 PM

   Welll, maybe not 100%... There are differences in respective skillsets; maybe just 90% alike ;D.
Freeman is much more of a running threat than Eli. Eli is a way better decision maker up 'til now. If Dallas Clark stays healthy, we got an edge there. And IMO Blount could evolve into a better RB than Jacobs, who has levelled off, if not regressed.
Defense is where they are way ahead of us...
+1

Eli is a good decision maker but that wasn't always the case. In 2010 he led the league in int's before bouncing back last season.

Something interesting to think about, if Free and Eli swiched teams last year, would the teams results be the same?

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