Justin Tuck refuses to blame the New York Giants’ woe-and-five start on quarterback Eli Manning and the team’s struggling offense.
Heading into Week 5 against the Eagles at MetLife Stadium, the Giants’ wait for Jason Pierre-Paul continues.
“He said he’d punch anybody in the mouth that had anything to say about Tom Coughlin in that locker room,” Canty said. “Justin needs to worry about punching opposing offenses in the mouth.”
It’s one thing to lose four straight games. It’s another thing to NOT HAVE WON a game. And it’s yet another thing when you consider that the Giants haven’t tasted any sort of victory since their preseason opener.
“If anyone turns on our coach, I would be the first one to punch him in the mouth,” the defensive end said. “And put that in print. It better not happen, I know that.”
The last time this happened to Big Blue, they won only six games and missed the postseason entirely. Now there seems to be a gloomy feel of history repeating itself.
Boomer defended Pierre-Paul, citing the defensive end’s back problems, while Al Dukes played off the ‘one-hit wonder’ mention and used it to display his vast knowledge of music…
How much wiggle room do the Giants have? Not much when you are 0-3, but at least the NFC East does not appear to be nearly as strong as it was expected to be.
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.
Coughlin was dealing with more than the Giants’ 0-2 start Wednesday, and most of his players knew it. The team’s poor play was insignificant compared to what the 67-year-old Coughlin had been through the past 48 hours.
Not to predict that this team will be anywhere near its home locker room in MetLife Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday, but the Giants have put on quite a show before following an 0-2 start.
The last time an NFL team made the playoffs after starting 0-2 was in 2008. In the last four seasons, though, 0-2 has been the kiss of death.
If things don’t change for New York, there isn’t going to be a repeat of 2007. Instead it will be another year out of the playoffs.
Paul Dottino previews the three biggest matchups ahead of the Giants’ Week 1 opener in Dallas.
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.