Armed with his alter ego, which in this case manifested itself in the form on Tom ‘Ah-Ha’ Coughlin, Craig attempted to simplify Big Blue’s complex new system…
Victor Cruz has been a productive member of the New York Giants’ offense for four years now. In his first three seasons in the league, he averaged over 1,000 yards receiving each year. But as his statistics have declined, so has his patience. Cruz thinks that more targets by Eli Manning will turn into more production for him.
The star wide receiver, one of the Giants’ five team captains, knows that targeting him just twice in the first half is not a winning formula.
The last thing the Giants need is to start this season like they did last season. Monday night’s effort in Detroit didn’t exactly calm many nerves on that front.
A loss in the opening week of the season can be a lot more important for teams that are not established. The Giants should have an opportunity to learn a bit more about their identity in their opener tonight against Detroit.
Let the Giants season begin. How it ends, nobody knows. But starting off with a win would bring a lot of peace to a lot of minds, not the least of which belongs to Tom Coughlin.
New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is heading into the regular season under the microscope.
After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason.
With two weeks left until the regular-season opener in Detroit on Sept. 8, the Giants’ new offense is struggling, and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning does not look comfortable.
Rex Ryan has not-so-fond memories of the last time the Jets faced the Giants. Well, other than winning a preseason game that earned his team a Snoopy-topped bronze trophy.
Coach Tom Coughlin would never criticize his franchise quarterback, but he knows that there has to be changes with Eli Manning and the offense.
Although the performance against Indy has led to widespread consternation about Manning and his first-unit group, one must understand that McAdoo is keeping things under wraps.
While the team believes in the new up-tempo offense, Eli Manning said the players are doing too much thinking on the field and not reacting instinctively.
Coughlin said he hopes to get his first-string offense more opportunity to play together this week against the Indianapolis Colts.
“It was good to get the running game going and get that offensive line firing off,” Manning said after Sunday’s preseason win over Buffalo. “That always helps out the whole offense.”