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Mike Golic says NFL 2011 isn't all offense

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Mike Golic Photo Credit: ESPN Monday Night Football (Joe Theismann)

The NFL kicked off with a series of crackling quarterback performances through Week 2 — with all but one winning team scoring 21 points or more — but Mike Golic has a point to make.

“As a former defensive player I have to remind everybody that after Week 1 there were 89 sacks as well, which was the most ever in the NFL for a Week 1,” said the former Notre Dame and NFL lineman, who co-hosts ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning.”

Golic, 48, has type 2 diabetes and was promoting the informational website Bloodsugarbasics.com in the city yesterday. He rapped with amNewYork about football.

How big is for the Jets to lose Nick Mangold for a time?

He’s the best center in the game. If they said it was only going to be a couple of weeks with a high ankle sprain, that would be very fortunate for them.

As a former player, how much do you feel for Giants receiver Domenik Hixon, who suffered his second ACL tear in two years?

First, when you get hurt in the preseason, that’s like the worst — you haven’t even gotten in a real game. At least with him, he got in a couple of games, made that heck of a touchdown catch. But it’s really a damning thing. Especially early in the season, just because you put so much work in and it’s over so early — and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Is it sort of cold how, after devastating injuries, we move on to who’s next?

Unfortunately, it’s a cold sport. He goes down, you feel bad for a minute, and the next guy in you’re rooting for. ... That’s how it works. It’s on to the next one. Players know that; players are the ones left to rehab and get ready for the next season all alone.

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