In his 19 seasons as an NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants hasn’t had one like this. It’s not the losses that make this season different. It’s the injuries.
Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Adam Snyder were among five Giants who went on injured reserve Tuesday, increasing the team’s total to 20.
The New York Football Giants will miss the NFL playoffs for a third consecutive season, and that fact alone makes the probability of changes very high as the calendar turns to 2015. The Giants spent over $114 million this off season, in a buying spree that was not worth the effort. So what is in store for the New York Giants this off season?
Coming off a sixth straight loss, Eli Manning on Monday said it’s time for the team to start doing things right. It’s time for the Giants to win a game.
The Dallas Cowboys (7-3) head back to work after completing their bye week. The New York Giants (3-7) begin the process of playing out the string, but they do get a player back from the injury list this week.
The Giants failed to take advantage of some early chances to grab a generous lead and the Seahawks made them pay with 24 consecutive points over the final 20 minutes. And then, of course, there was the run defense.
It’s not about passion or heart or even injuries. The head coach believes the buck stops with him. Bottom line.
The Giants’ opener in Detroit next Monday night shouldn’t make or break their season. But Victor Cruz doesn’t see it that way.
“If we are going to be playing on these contracts, make them contracts,” Kiwanuka said. “Either that or everyone sign a one-year deal every year and we’ll do it that way.”
Coming off an embarrassing home shutout against the Seattle Seahawks last week, no one knew what to expect from the New York Giants this week. But New York hung on through a second-half swoon, and Big Blue defeated the Detroit Lions 23-20 in overtime at Ford Field.
The Giants’ defensive line, like much of the rest of the 5-7 squad, has grown old and injured in the blink of an eye, and there appears little help in sight.
Andre Brown set career highs with 30 carries and 115 yards while running for the go-ahead 1-yard TD late in the third quarter — and he wasn’t activated until this past week.
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.
There were very few individual performances to point out, so for the first time we’re going to select some units in our following segment because this was a collective effort.
Star wide receiver Victor Cruz tested his foot in the workout, cutting hard on curl patterns, which forced him to dig his foot into the grass. There was no pain.