It’s now up to Peyton Hillis to handle a large workload at running back for the 1-6 Giants.
The winless Giants have had about a million things go wrong for them this season, including an inability to keep anyone healthy in their backfield.
The New York Giants (0-6) quest for their first victory of the regular season continues on Monday night, as the team plays host to the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) at the Meadowlands. New York has had a solid ten days off after their 27-21 defeat to the hands of the Chicago Bears, but the time off may not have helped their injury situation. The Vikings got run out of their own building on Sunday, losing 35-10 to the Carolina Panthers, and have designated recently signed quarterback Josh Freeman as their starter against the G-men.
Now the Giants, who keep belching these bromides about a playoff run, need to shut up. Win one game and then speak mildly, meekly and modestly.
The 27-year-old has played for the Broncos, Browns, Chiefs and Buccaneers. Hillis was active for just one game for the Bucs in 2013 — he didn’t have any carries or catches — before being released on September 21.
With only one halfback healthy, the Giants are holding some open tryouts on Tuesday in an effort to add some depth — and maybe, just maybe, catch lightning in a bottle.
Whether or not Giants running back David Wilson is ultimately cleared to return to the field, his stenosis poses risks.
Tom Coughlin doesn’t have many options at halfback for the winless New York Giants. The choice now is rookie Michael Cox, and that’s it. Yes, Michael Cox.
One man was killed and another injured early Sunday in a motorcycle accident on the Cross Island Parkway in Queens.
The Giants’ 0-6 start is the worst for the organization since it lost a franchise-worst nine in a row in 1976, a season that saw coach Bill Arnsparger fired after seven games.
David Wilson’s season could be over should the Giants’ running back require season-ending surgery to address spinal stenosis.
Eli? Coach Coughlin? GM Jerry Reese? You decide!
Injuries have been mounting for the 0-5 New York Giants; it seems that each game a different starter goes down with a serious injury. This week starting running back David Wilson has been ruled out with a neck injury. For the Bears, starting cornerback Charles Tillman may miss Thursday’s game with a knee injury, and linebacker Lance Briggs is nursing injuries to his foot and hip. Both Tillman and Briggs will be game-time decisions for the Bears.
The New York Giants have the NFL’s worst running game and it doesn’t look like it’s going to improve much this week.
“(It’s) embarrassing, ridiculous, infuriating, frustrating — whatever you want to say,” Francesa said. “It’s as bad as it could possibly be. It’s not even worth saying the season’s over. Everybody knows the season’s over.