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Greg Olsen may be key for success against Giants

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I think that Olsen could be in for a breakout game against the Giants. The Giants will bring pressure on Cam so it will be important for him to get rid of the ball quickly. This could give Olsen some opportunities to get open over the middle and on quick outs to the sideline.

I know that we haven't used him a lot so far in the regular season but in preseason he saw several passes from Cam and they were successful. It makes sense that if we wanted to throw a new wrinkle at the Giants that calling plays for Olsen would be one way to throw off the Giants game plan.

Anyone else think this might be the game Olsen has been waiting for?

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Lets hope so. Ive been waiting 18 gms for Olsen to break out and Im still waiting.
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I wouldn't mind.

I still think the key is taking away Nicks

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[quote name='Rubi' timestamp='1348068329' post='1907063']
I wouldn't mind.

I still think the key is taking away Nicks
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Who will cover him.....Norman or Munnerlyn?

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i hope so. olsen has been mediocre so far. good. but not great.

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[quote name='Kyle82' timestamp='1348068535' post='1907071']




Who will cover him.....Norman or Munnerlyn?
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Gambit

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Been saying this for a while now....tired of saying it, ready to see it.

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[quote name='Kyle82' timestamp='1348068535' post='1907071']



Who will cover him.....Norman or Munnerlyn?
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Gamble and Norman. Mostly Gamble. If he goes in the slot, Munnerlyn and some help.

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While I think he could breakout, I think the run game and screens will be more affective in slowing the Dline.

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[quote name='Rubi' timestamp='1348068664' post='1907075']
Gambit
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yeah, i say Gamble on Nicks and Norman on Cruz with help over the top..

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[quote name='bLACKpANTHER' timestamp='1348070682' post='1907126']

yeah, i say Gamble on Nicks and Norman on Cruz with help over the top..
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Ya someone who's chippy needs to be on Cruz...slow down that salsa dancing f*ck

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Their D-Line is probably vulnerable to our run game if they continue to play like they have been. They've been getting impatient and selling out for sacks / QB hits rather than playing disciplined football. If this continues in our game our run attack should be able to exploit that pretty heavily.

I think Olsen [i]could[/i] be a big factor but I'm not sure that he could be the key.

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I think if we throw it to Greg every play he'll put up the numbers huddle fans will want. Hes a threat, plain and simple, and thats what we've lacked at TE. Get the fug over it that he does not get 500 passes a game. Give me a break.

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i doubt it. he spent lots of last week blocking and i bet he'll do it again tomorrow. i mean, compare the saints DL to the giants DL. we need all the help we can get, especially if bell has to miss the game. i'm sure tolbert won't put up much numbers either.

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could be a huge game for both olsen and tolbert. both guys have been a bit under-utilized, imo, so far.

ok....well olsen was used a lot in the bucs game, but still i think we should see more to those guys.

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he better be blocking his ass off.

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Sorry guys, I threw this thread out there and got busy and have been unable to respond.

While i agree that the giants are susceptible to the run because of their pursuit, I also think that makes them vulnerable to quick passes over the middle to Olsen.

This is one wrinkle that Chud hasn't exploited yet and I could see him dialing up a few plays to counter the Giant's pressure.

I'm sure he will be blocking his ass off when play calling warrants it. That is one area where he's worked hard to improve. I just think it's time to reward that effort.

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I'm not sure why people are so quick to doubt Olsen just because he only caught one pass last week (which gained us 13 yards and a first down). He did a pretty good job blocking for the running game on Sunday. I usually notice when he's blocking poorly, and on Sunday I hardly noticed him. He must have been doing something right. It's not easy racking up 70 yards anyways when your quarterback is finding other open targets for free.

Lafell pretty much played Olsen's role on Sunday, and it worked out well enough that there was no way we could have given the ball to everyone. Olsen has proven that he has hands of glue and he's solid at picking up first downs in clutch situations. If Cam needs him in the passing game, I don't doubt that Olsen will step up. We have plenty of offensive weapons. Don't be surprised if we rack up 30 points without using one of them.

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noticed improvement in olsen's blocking aswell

i think it was the cam td run, he completey dumped his man and took him outta the play.

might not be putting up huge numbers, but greg is a good player and im happy we have him

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[quote name='carolina-chuck' timestamp='1348068173' post='1907059']
Lets hope so. Ive been waiting 18 gms for Olsen to break out and Im still waiting.
[/quote] something we agree on. Shocking.
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