Wake Up Call, Giants! Team Must Re-Group After Embarrassing Defeat
Added by Vin D'Anton on September 25, 2013.
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The New York Giants have hit rock bottom. Sunday was the most embarrassing loss in recent years, and yes, that’s including the Miracle in the Meadowlands Part Deux in 2010. At least they showed up against the Eagles and dominated for about 48 minutes. Against the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday, not only did nobody show up to Bank of America Stadium, no one showed up to the airport for the flight to North Carolina.
A good friend of mine sent me a link from Buzz Feed and it listed a couple of reasons why it’s still good to be a Giants fan right now. One thing that stuck with me in a serious way, was the fact that there is nowhere to go but up from 38-0 and 150 yards of total offense to Carolina’s 402.
Sunday may have been a blessing in disguise. Nothing is better for a professional sports team than a harsh wake up call, and that is what the Giants got this past Sunday.
The past two weeks, all we heard from Eli Manning was he using bad bounces as a cop out or missing “little things” here and there. Well Eli, all that blew up in your face Sunday, didn’t it?
You guys on offense are obviously nowhere close to being on the same page. Granted, you had a pass rusher in your face every other play, but don’t the great ones always find a way? Don’t the great ones have such a quick release to the point where the offensive line should only have to hold a man up for three seconds?
People also want to get on David Wilson for the running game. Walter Payton couldn’t run behind that offensive line. So when your offensive line can’t do, well, anything, how can you utilize you’re amazing receivers and young running back?
Wake up call Giants…YOU STINK! You can’t do anything on offense and your defense, while impressive at times, especially with the circumstances regarding the offense, got pillaged by an average offense whose best weapon is an erratic quarterback.
Oh, and just for the hell of it, the special teams is a joke too. Bad punts, missed field goal, but what else is new when it comes to the kicking game for this team. How Tom Quinn still has a job is a joke.
With all this said, I have to agree with what Tom Coughlin said on Monday, when asked about his crisis management operations.
“Ours has always been ‘damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,’” Coughlin said. “Basically the way we’ve tried to do it is to be more focused ourselves and more driven and try to transfer those objectives directly toward our players. We’ve done nothing more than dive in and try to solve whatever issues we have and we’ll continue to do that.”
With this 0-3 start, “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” may be the only thing left to say. The Giants need to step on the gas pedal and not let go until Week 17 if they want to make the playoffs.
Honestly, if anyone can do that, it’s an Eli Manning led team.