When you’re going to cover a wide receiver’s feet, don’t use your fat tire.
— Todd Archer, NFL writerA few years ago, I was covering a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, a game that was supposed to be a huge game for the 49ers’ offense.
But the 49er offense had been torched by the Cowboys’ defense.
I got a chance to cover the game from the sidelines with an NFL-approved fat tire that had a small hole on the inside.
It was in the shape of a crosshairs symbol.
I thought that was really neat, especially because the game was about to end and the Giants had just lost to the 49ERS.
I had a hard time seeing the hole, because I thought the Giants were on the other side of the stadium, but then I noticed the hole.
I was like, Oh my God.
And then the next play, we ran it right into the hole!
The hole in the fat tire was about as wide as a dime.
When I got there, the hole was about the size of a football.
It looked like a soccer ball.
I couldn’t believe it.
I didn’t know what I was doing, but I did the right thing and went back to the booth.
I told the Giants’ fans to be aware of the hole and to wear the proper safety gear.
I had them pull out their safety goggles.
I also told them to look in the direction of the quarterback and the receiver.
And that’s the safety gear we’re talking about.
The Giants, however, weren’t going to take that safety advice.
I watched the game again and again, and I was reminded of all of the times I had to put on the safety goggles to cover up a fat, protruding tire.
It’s like the Giants are really good at hiding this safety issue.
I still don’t get why that is.
When you’ve got a safety guy like (defensive coordinator) Dave Toub (who played for the Giants in the 1990s and was the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos in 2012) with the kind of knowledge and expertise in this area, why would you take a safety precaution and not make sure the safety is wearing the proper gear?
The answer is simple.
The safety is always looking out for the safety.
The first safety to notice the hole on a fat-tire is usually the quarterback.
So it’s very important that the safety wear safety goggles when the safety plays.
You can’t let a quarterback look down the hole because he’s going to miss the ball.
If the safety wears safety goggles, the quarterback will look down.
That means that you’ve just put him at a tremendous risk.
If he gets hurt, you’re letting the quarterback know that you’re not happy with what he’s doing, and you’re giving him the benefit of the doubt.
So I’m glad that the Giants did the best they could to make sure safety Greg Jennings wore the right safety gear when he covered tight ends and running backs.
He had a great day and he was one of the best in the NFL at doing that.
It’s hard to say what the Giants would have done with the safety who played for them during the regular season.
He may have gotten the best of them.
But I do believe that he could have made a difference on Sunday.