For the Giants to save their season, their best player must rise above the mess around him. No one is questioning Manning’s credentials, but his future is still up for debate.
An upbeat Tom Coughlin is promising a more physical team. And if practice was any indication Wednesday, there was a little feistiness to the workout.
Now that three days have passed since that 38-0 catastrophe in Carolina, the question must be asked. When, exactly, did the Giants turn into the Jets? Even more importantly, who’s to blame?
After Sunday’s loss, Giants coach Tom Coughlin told his players to stick together. Not everyone did. Receiver Hakeem Nicks complained about not being able to throw the ball to himself.
Hakeem Nicks, considered by many to be New York’s best receiver, was completely held in check by the Carolina defense. Playing in his hometown, the 25-year-old was thrown to just one time and didn’t catch a pass.
After Sunday’s shutout loss to the previously winless Carolina Panthers, no one can argue that Big Blue hasn’t earned its position at the bottom of the NFC East standings. After all, the G-men allowed the Panthers to set a team record with seven sacks of Eli Manning. Panthers quarterback tossed three touchdown passes as Carolina thoroughly embarrassed New York 38-0.
There is little question that the Giants (0-2) should have a big edge going into Carolina (0-2) on Sunday. Let’s take a look at this week’s three key matchups.
The Giants are 0-2. It’s not an inescapable hole. There may be many days ahead. But bad things don’t happen to good teams. The performance level must rise.
Week-to-week storylines around the NFL will continue to be unpredictable for experts. Joe Giglio gives his 48 predictions to watch during the 2013 NFL season.
Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes and one interception and the New England Patriots beat the New York Giants 28-20 on Thursday night.
Tom Coughlin has seen flashes from his team, and he has a good core from two years ago to step up and lead.
If he can make a few people start hurting, starting with some Jets receivers on Saturday, he’ll be on his way. And the Giants’ secondary will be better for it.
Tom Coughlin was anything but happy. The Giants were limited to four field goals on five trips inside the Indianapolis 30.
Forget A-Rod, it’s almost football season! WFAN co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton took their show on the road Tuesday, broadcasting live from Giants training camp in East Rutherford.
Nicks declared himself “good to go” on WFAN radio Tuesday. The oft-injured Giants receiver has been sidelined with a strained groin.