The only real answer to the current question is simple. Sometimes, things just don’t fall right, even for a defending Super Bowl champion.
Coughlin may be disappointed and he is probably angry. However, his team should not be broken up.
The defending Super Bowl champions did their part against Michael Vick and their NFC East rivals — but it wasn’t enough.
“We have to think, ‘Hey, everything is going to work out,’” Manning said. “‘Those other teams are going to win for us, and we have to go out and do our business.’”
What’s notable for the Giants is that Eli Manning is not going to the Pro Bowl and there can be no argument that he was jobbed, the voting was a sham or an injustice has been done.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz, guard Chris Snee and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have been selected to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl team.
Pride. Honor. Dignity. You know exactly where a team stands when coaches use these terms. In other areas of life, they are qualities by which one tries to build a life. When a football coach uses them, it means that his team is most likely losing.
The Giants need lots and lots of help to make the playoffs. But none of it will matter if New York can’t get its act together and beat the Eagles in Sunday’s home finale at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants aren’t giving up despite not being in control of their playoff destiny.
The Giants have the same coaches, players, and talent, but not the temerity
One flop is understandable. Some days, everything goes wrong. But two no-shows in a row is a trend that begs answers.
The defeat eliminated the defending Super Bowl champion Giants (8-7) from contention in the NFC East and severely damaged their chances of qualifying for a playoff berth.
This won’t be an easy game for the Giants, but they are catching a team that is going in the wrong direction.
As Manning goes, the Giants go. And lately, Manning hasn’t been going so great.
No more wiggle room — not one inch. OK, maybe a millimeter, but only enough to squeeze a thread through.