The two-time Super Bowl MVP told Mike Francesa on Monday during his weekly spot on WFAN that despite their 0-2 record, the Giants aren’t as far away from turning the season around as many think.
The fourth quarter contained the worst infractions: a punt return allowed for a TD, four dropped passes and two lost fumbles.
The 2014 season is beginning like a repeat of the 2013 campaign for the New York Football Giants. Even with Arizona starting quarterback Carson Palmer sidelined with a bad shoulder, the G-men could not take advantage of backup Drew Stanton seeing his first action since 2010 and handed the Cardinals a 25-14 victory at the Meadowlands.
Turnovers. Penalties. Missed tackles. Little offense. All the ingredients are in place for Big Blue to miss the playoffs for a third straight season, and even possibly match last season’s 0-6 start.
“I am so sick and tired of Eli Manning,” the fan, identified as John Sherman, said in a 32-second video uploaded to YouTube. “He sucks!”
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.
Despite a miserable game in a season-opening 35-14 loss to the Detroit Lions, the two-time Super Bowl MVP was confident Wednesday that he’ll master the team’s new West Coast offense and get the Giants back to their winning ways.
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.
Maybe the Giants could have used more preseason reps. Then again, maybe those would not have been enough, either, given the poor matchup against the Lions.
Some Jets homer implied that Geno Smith is better than Eli Manning based on their Week 1 performances. You can’t deal with these people, so I merely report them to you.
Even when the Giants finally scored their first touchdown, they needed four plays to reach the end zone from a yard out. And that was one of the highlights.
The New York Giants were doomed for failure in 2013 by starting the season with an 0-6 record. In 2014, there are plenty of new faces in the fold, but Big Blue once again laid an egg on opening day, losing to Detroit 35-14 in a Monday Night Football dud.
Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night.
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.