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New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley had one word to describe the Monday night performance of former teammate Mike Vick;
“For him to show everybody what his full potential was, I think he showed that the other night” Boley explained on Wednesday. Boley believes he knows how the Giants can defeat Vick, a task easier said than done.”For (Vick), it was getting out of the pocket,” Boley stated. “He’s always had an incredible arm, so like any quarterback, if you give him time, he can beat you. For him, doing more running then than passing, running the ball can be good for a while but it can be your downfall. I think that’s what hurt him.”
The cliché that has been used since Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys is that the New York defense simply must be better against Vick and the Eagles this Sunday night, or else the Giants will lose their second straight contest. Boley is well aware that the cliché is quite accurate for Big Blue this week, saying “any time you lose a game, you have to be a lot better. We didn’t play great as a team at all last week. We came in on Monday, looked at the film, and were very critical of ourselves, everybody from the top to the bottom. Starting today, we’d like to see the team get some of those things corrected.”
Truth be told, the Giants have quite a bit to correct before they face off against the man that currently has the highest QB rating in the league. The Giants pass rush was virtually non-existent against Jon Kitna and the Cowboys in week 10. A lack of pressure definitely won’t fly against Vick, who showed on Monday night that he and his offense can put points on the board in a hurry.
All quotes via New York Giants Communications Office
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