Thoughts and Musings on the Giants

Judging by the amount of comments we got during and after the game, I take it you guys are angry. And rightfully so. It was a piss poor performance. All they needed to do was win. And they didn’t. Now, they’re still in it. A win on Sunday and a Packers loss does it. A tall order, sure. A win is not guaranteed now. Neither is a Packers loss. Once you can’t control your destiny, things become tough. But, let’s not get too down. This is still a 9 win team, maybe 10. Not all is lost.

-Still, it wasn’t a great performance. 6 turnovers. 4 picks by Eli. Inopportune fumbles. Not getting the first down. No run game. Just a bad showing. Can’t have that happen. Look, I know Smith is out. But, Nicks and Manningham are more than able. So is Kevin Boss. This offense still has talent. Didn’t look like it though

-Hey, Kevin Boss: Fall on the ball! Not that hard!

-Defense. Oh defense. Weren’t they ranked as the 2nd best defense in the league? Cause I don’t see it. Maybe I’m missing something. These players, I don’t know, they just seem to not “get it”. Take a look at the Thomas unnecessary roughness. I mean, that’s just a stupid play. Just so stupid.

-This team used to be so aggressive. In fact, it was only a few weeks ago that they were aggressive. Now? They’re laying back. Not pressing on receivers. Not getting the same consistent pass rush they were getting. Linebackers aren’t making plays. When was the last time you heard Keith Bulluck’s name mentioned? Kenny Phillips hasn’t been much of a factor of late. Just, I don’t know. It’s frustrating and a bit hard to put into words.

-You look at the talent on this team. And then you look at the cockiness. And you look at guys like Antrel Rolle. Talented guys. Who talk a lot. Maybe I’m old school. Maybe I’m old fashioned. But I think you shut up, you play the game, you out work the other team, and you make plays when you need to. You can’t be cocky. Dancing when you have big leads. It’s just not the right way to go about it.

-Lot of you are calling for Coughlin to be fired. Calling for Cowher to hired. And I get the frustration. I get it. We have Super Bowl expectations and when they aren’t reached, you blame the coach. And I don’t know if I want Coughlin to be fired. I like the guy. He has a ring. Is Cowher the right choice? I don’t know. Personally, I want a guy like Mike Tomlin or Raheem Morris. Young, brash, smart and focused on the defensive side of the ball. Cowher is a defensive guy. But he does run a 3-4. And that transition can be painful. And, despite all of you calling for Coughlin to be fired, I get the sense he stays.

-All I’m saying is: Let’s not jump into the coaching speculation, only with Cowher. First, let’s see what happens with Coughlin. If he does get fired, there are going to be a lot of candidates. Is Cowher the best one? I don’t know.

-How many of you think that the Giants are going to lose?

-Let’s hope for the best  this week. Maybe we sneak into the playoffs, and we figure things out and make a run. Or not. But let’s get too down. Until the season is officially over, there’s still hope. Albeit slim.


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