|Written by Jerry Santiago|
NFL football fans will have a lot of questions when evaluating the sports betting prospects of the New York Giants for the 2009 season. NFL football handicappers were impressed with the Giants for the first 3 months of the 2008 sports betting season as they looked to be on their way to a repeat super bowl title.
But fortunes can change in the most peculiar ways in NFL football and when Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg at a night club that marked the beginning of the change of sports betting fortunes for Big Blue. The Giants ended the NFL betting post season of 2008 suffering an upset home loss at the hands of the hated Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants will enter the NFL football preseason looking to re-establish their positive vibes and to get back into the championship groove. At the same time this veteran contender will not likely want to expose key players such as quarterback Eli Manning to injury in the exhibition season.
Quarterback David Carr, an 8 year veteran from Fresno State, is expected to take a lot of snaps during the NFL football preseason. Carr played his first 5 years of NFL football with the Houston Texans before playing for the Carolina Panthers in 2007 and the Giants in 2008. He has a career quarterback rating of 75 with 64 touchdown passes and 70 interceptions.
Andre’ Woodson will also get playing time at quarterback for the Giants this NFL football preseason. Woodson was a star at Kentucky and was a 6th round draft pick of the Giants in 2008.
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw should get a fair amount of carries in the NFL football preseason as the 3 year pro out of Marshall is 2nd on the depth chart. He ran for 355 yards and a 5.3 yards per carry average last year.
The Giants open the NFL football exhibition schedule on August 17 as they host the Carolina Panthers. They travel to Chicago to face the Bears on August 22. On August 29 the Giants host the Jets in the Battle of the Big Apple before ending the preseason on September 3 at New England against the Patriots.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.