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Week Three Preseason Handicapping Preview

Friday, 28 August, 2015

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Zack Cimini and Hollis Harvard Barnhart discuss week three from a handicapping perspective. Get insight on a couple of games as teams play their starters for longer periods in week three.

NFL Preseason Week 3 Handicapping Preview from Zack Cimini on Vimeo.

Nassib At CrossRoads to Show Backup QB Value

Monday, 17 August, 2015

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Organizations in the NFL can sometimes get away with hiding a positions depth due to an impact starter. The New York Giants have been able to do this for years as Eli Manning has been a durable quarterback. The backup quarterback role since the 2012 season has been Ryan Nassib’s out of Syracuse.

Nassib had many years under his belt as starter at Syracuse after replacing Greg Paulus in 2009. He was able to transform himself late in his junior season which carried over to a spotlight worthy senior season. When Doug Marrone landed in Buffalo, Nassib’s draft projections shot up to as high as a first round pick.

That didn’t happen but the Giants did draft him as a suitable backup for Eli Manning in the fourth round.

Each time Nassib has had brief action in preseason there has been little to write home about. He has had accuracy issues and does not seem comfortable yet with the Giants offense.

Even though the Giants did switch offenses last year, you’d expect Nassib to show a bit more of development in the pocket and take on the role a bit more as Eli’s backup.

It’s still early in the 2015 preseason but Nassib has to showcase his value a bit more in games two and three.

Eli, who is 34, is likely to get one more hefty contract offer from the Giants in the near future. That will make Nassib expendable when his contract is up as the Giants could bring in someone cheaper via the draft with a higher ceiling.

Nassib could still bounce around the NFL as a backup quarterback due to the veteran starters in the league and overall diluted backup talent throughout the league.

That’s never a goal of someone that has the tools Nassib does. It’ll be interesting to see how he finishes out this preseason and if he can finally clear that rookie hurdle and start to look like an NFL quarterback.

At this stage the Giants are unprepared if Eli were to go down for a length of time. If Nassib were thrown into a starter’s role it’d be a true disaster season.

Preseason Week One Free Play and Handicapping Tidbits

Thursday, 13 August, 2015

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Hollis Barnhart and Zack Cimini give out a free play between the Steelers and Jaguars on Friday and also give some handicapping tidbits for preseason football

NFL Preseason Week One Free Play and Handicapping Tidbits from Zack Cimini on Vimeo.

Free Play: HOF Game Pittsburgh vs Minnesota

Friday, 7 August, 2015

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Hollis Barnhart has a free play on the opening game of the 2015 season between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. Watch his take below.

HOF Game Handicapping Preview: Vikings vs Steelers from Zack Cimini on Vimeo.

AFC West Handicapping Preview Video

Thursday, 6 August, 2015

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The last division to be covered by Zack Cimini and Hollis Barnhart is the AFC West. We discuss each team and if they will get over/under their current set number for win totals in 2015. See what Zack and Hollis have to say on the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders reaching their over/under win total in the AFC West.

AFC West Handicapping Preview from Zack Cimini on Vimeo.

AFC North Handicapping Preview

Thursday, 6 August, 2015

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Zack Cimini and Hollis ‘Harvard’ Barnhart complete their win totals over/under division by division preview with the AFC North and AFC West. In this video they discuss the AFC North team’s in the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals.

AFC North Handicapping Preview from Zack Cimini on Vimeo.