NEW YORK – I have been very disturbed by the trend I have seen with Big Blue lately. I have lost that sense of security that the Giants will overcome whatever is thrown at them. These feelings have festered for one reason alone and that is the fact that the Giants are not beating the teams they should be destroying. Here we are with five games left in the season and the Giants are sitting at 7-4 and tied for first place in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles. Quite honestly, they are lucky to be where they are at because they could have easily lost the Jaguars game last week. The Giants won the game against the Jaguars but they did not beat them.
Now, most fans would say “Hey, they are in first place and coming off a comeback win, what are you complaining about?” First of all, I am not complaining about anything, I am simply pointing out the fact that the Giants are not performing to the level of talent on the team. I am concerned with the lack of performance in the 1st and 2nd quarters specifically. We are very aware of the fact that Big Blue has suffered a number of injuries and have lost a ton of talent for the entire season. I’m positive that this has led to the backup players making a lot of mental errors because they were thrown into the starting roles they now own. The Giants lead the entire NFL in turnovers with 30. They are also getting way too many penalties, even though the refs have blown many of the calls this year. Both of these horrible statistics can be attributed to mental errors, something that head coach Tom Coughlin is not known for.
When I say that the Giants need to find a sense of urgency, I am simply asking the team not to believe their record of 7-4. I do not mean to insult anyone inside the Giants organization. Obviously, we are all huge Giants fans here at nygreporter or we would not have this family friendly Giants website on the internet. The team needs to hear the fans when we say that the past 3 weeks have been ugly. I truly believe that this is the most crucial point in the 2010 season and the G-Men have to understand that it can all end very abruptly if they do not play like their season is in jeopardy, because it is. If the team does not adopt this sense of urgency and play with a deeper purpose and focus, then I think the season will end as a major disappointment. The Giants will need to win three out of the five remaining games (including three division rival games) to finish at 10-6, something that doesn’t guarantee a playoff spot but should be enough to squeak in.
The Giants play the Redskins next in New Meadowlands stadium this Sunday at 1PM EST.
RD – nygreporter.com
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