New York City: Giants Finding Their StrideOctober 6, 2010 —
The Colts are just that good apparently.
After watching the Manning brothers go head to head so to speak I was extraordinarily distressed. I am a Giants fan. They played miserably on both the offensive and defensive. There was not much to be proud of except for one or two completed passes.
Not only was it a mess on the field, but off the field there was just as much to be distressed about. Brandon Jacobs, a Giants staple over the past three years, got upset that he wasn’t starting over Ahmad Bradshaw and threw his helmet into the crowd.
Tiki Barber pointed fingers at Tom Coughlin, saying, “He’s at a crisis, because the perception is that he is losing his team. We all know, especially in New York, once the media and the perception becomes reality you start fighting against it and when you start fighting against something that is not real, you make it real. That’s why he’s at a crisis. He needs to figure out a way to get control of this situation.”
The current team luckily disagreed. Players (i.e. Justin Tuck) said they didn’t blame Coughlin for the teams losses. And thank goodness for Michael Strahan and Antonio Pierce.
The pair met with the team before their most recent game with the Bears. Strahan told the guys that they needed to play to have fun. He went against Barber’s statement, telling The Wall Street Journal that Coughlin “was a coach who really cares about you…These guys have to get on the same page. As a coach, you can only do so much.”
Thank you. Stop blaming the coach.
Since, I personally thought the Giants were going to get crushed by the undefeated Bears I didn’t even bother to watch the beginning of the game. But, I couldn’t resist and checked the score on my phone about 5 minutes into the first quarter and to my surprise saw they were winning!
I immediately ran to the TV and put it on. The first thing I heard was that Jay Cutler was out and the Giants had already tallied nine sacks.
It was a completely different team out there. The defense was finally a cohesive unit. The running backs were working together and everyone was playing and having fun. It is true that it’s always more fun when you’re winning.
It’s now clear that the Giants aren’t the worst team in football. We can save that title for the Browns.