Most folks in the Tri-State area would say the Giants have no shot to make the playoffs after an 0-5 start. We say “most” because there’s a group that won’t give up just yet — the guys in the locker room.
“It’s wide open and obviously we’re two games back right now,” the three-time Pro Bowler said on Tuesday. “Obviously we’ve got to play better football and do those things, but we still feel that we can get hot.”
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.
This losing streak has to end sometime for the New York Giants, and if this is the week, it would not be impossible for the Giants to get back in the putrid NFC East race.
Coach Tom Coughlin has a battered group heading into Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium, although he’s not going to offer any excuses. He knows what is at stake and so do his players.
It has to happen Sunday against the Eagles, though. Already, just a quarter of the way through the schedule, the Giants are running out of chances.
“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.”
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.
“We have a lack of excitement on the sideline,” the two-time Pro Bowler told reporters. “When I look up and down the sidelines, sometimes we’re in it and sometimes we’re not. I don’t know what the reason is for that.”
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.
A wishbone quarterback has yet to hoist a Lombardi Trophy. Until one does, give me the safer sensibilities of the pocket passer. Like Peyton Manning. Like Eli Manning. Maybe MetLife will be a family affair.
The 2013 season belongs to the Seahawks. When the NFL season ends in MetLife Stadium in the snows of February, Pete Carroll’s Seahawks will survive the marathon that is the NFL.
If Big Blue can figure a few things out on defense and the offense does not slip, the division could be theirs for the taking.
A hometown hero from Danville, Virginia, Giants running back David Wilson is familiar to carrying vast expectations. After a rookie season filled with lavish highlights of his prodigious potential, the upcoming season appears very bright for Wilson.