With Osi Umenyiora due to hit the free-agent market on March 12, should he make any attempt to re-sign him? How much should he pay Victor Cruz? Does he keep or release David Diehl? How about Corey Webster?
If the selection committee doesn’t pick Michael Strahan for the Hall of Fame on Saturday, they’ll have to answer to Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck. And nobody wants that.
“I’ve always enjoyed (Rex Ryan) as a coach and as a person,” Umenyiora said. “That might be a good fit. (But) hopefully it will be with the Giants.”
Reese has shown he can hold a hard line when negotiating with players, but now he must bring in new talent. There will be no excuses if he can’t upgrade the Giants’ defensive personnel next year.
“I can’t even describe how it hurts,” Coughlin said. “I don’t know what to do. I’m walking around here like a crazy man. I don’t know what to do with myself. We shouldn’t be doing this right now.”
To say that Brown has earned a permanent starting spot in the Giants’ secondary next year is a gross understatement. The man has been a virtual turnover machine since stepping in full time on October 7 against Cleveland.
The Giants’ annual blueprint for much of Tom Coughlin’s tenure has been a perilous playoff tightrope. And Sunday they finally slipped and plunged flat on their faces.
The only real answer to the current question is simple. Sometimes, things just don’t fall right, even for a defending Super Bowl champion.
The Giants need lots and lots of help to make the playoffs. But none of it will matter if New York can’t get its act together and beat the Eagles in Sunday’s home finale at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants aren’t giving up despite not being in control of their playoff destiny.
No more wiggle room — not one inch. OK, maybe a millimeter, but only enough to squeeze a thread through.
The Giants must show a willingness to engage that has only been apparent on an every-other-game basis in recent weeks.
“This is not real complicated. I don’t know what happened in the second half. We certainly didn’t come out and play,” coach Tom Coughlin said.
Phillips practiced on a limited basis Friday for the Monday night game against Washington and expects to play.
Lessons learned in Week 7 will take on even greater significance now as the Giants will try to put a stop to RGIII.