For those of you have been reading my stuff for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to pursue statistical analysis to supplement what my eyes are telling me about what is going on with the NY Giants.
But this is one question I’ll need your help answering because there is no statistical measure of heart. But it is perhaps the fundamnetally most important question the Giants need to answser during this season.
Is there any leadership on this team?
Is there any drive on this team…or are the players willing to rest on their 2007 season.
I think there is no denying that the Giants are one of the most talented teams in the league.
Eli Manning is a franchise Quarterback, Bradshaw is talented (as is Jacobs when healthy and motivated). The WR group is talented and the OL Plays well together (I think this year they are more talented athletically then they have been in a long time with Shawn Andrews, Will Beatty, and Mitch Petrus as the backups). The DL is LOADED with talent as is the secondary, (the linebackers are a question mark).
The 2007 Giants had Drive. They were road warrios. They played, perhaps, the toughest schedule in the league and they won all but one game on the road. The 2008 team was like that as well. They KNEW they were the better team and they came out and pounded it into you with submission.
And then the Plaxico Shot happened and the team has not played with that swagger since.
Burning Question #4 Do the Giants have any heart?
Let’s hear what you guys have to say. I think this is the biggest question abou the potential of the season as far as I’m concerned. (You can tie in with this question is their any player leadership? As coughlin lost the team? Are the players satisifed with being former Superbowl Champs and a .500 team).
Let’s hear it!
Speaking of “hearing it” from people. Brandon Jacobs has something to say (again!)
So I suppose I Should also relay the information about Brandon Jacobs unhappiness stemming from the inevitable position demotion.
“No one’s your friend in this business,” Jacobs told ESPN.com. “This is a cutthroat, backstabbing business. That’s just the way it goes. It’s been like that before me. If you expect anything else out of a business like this, you’re crazy.”
Via The Newark star Ledger
It’s almost hard to stay positive in a situation like this, but that’s what I’ve got to do. If I would have stayed making minimum, this wouldn’t be a problem,” Jacobs said told ESPN New York. “Once you get paid, you’re always in danger of running into problems like this. It doesn’t matter who you are or what team or organization you play for, that’s just the way it is.”
I love watching Jacobs play on the field when he’s on and some of his interview stuff is funny to read, but I’m not really a fan of the griping from professional athletes. boo oo I’m getting paid millions of dollars to not start.
Don’t talk about it, be about it, Jacobs. Let’s go. Let’s see some fire. Take back your starting position.