Speaking at a press conference Tuesday during the Giants’ bye week, Reese said the 67-year-old Coughlin is an outstanding coach who has kept the team together despite an 0-6 start. He scoffed at the idea that the coach’s age was an issue.
Two wins do not make a playoff contender, unless you’re in the NFC East. Despite opening the season with six straight losses, the Giants remarkably are still in the playoff hunt heading into their bye week.
With two wins under his belt, Tom Coughlin got a little reflective yesterday while chatting with the media, fondly recalling how raking leaves and piles of chestnuts signified the start of the fall season.
The Giants have pointed the arrow in the right direction over the past two weeks, although there’s still much work to be done following Sunday’s 15-7 road victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sometimes a run ends, no matter who leads it. Yet the message remains the same with the Giants, and that message resonates just as loudly in loss as it does in victory.
Oh, the possibilities of what might have been had the Giants received similar efforts from the get-go. Instead, they head into the bye at 2-6, thinking about how they might scrape their way to .500.
The Eagles will attempt to snap a franchise-worst, nine-game losing streak at home when the Giants visit “The Linc” on Sunday.
The New York Football Giants seek to extend their winning streak to a modest two games as the team faces the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Giants fluid offensive line situation changed again this week, after starting center David Baas was placed on season ending injured reserve. The Eagles enter the contest relatively healthy, although last week’s starting quarterback, Nick Foles, is likely out with a concussion.
How much will Vick be inclined to run after the injury? Usually, his most dangerous scrambles against the Giants are between the hash marks — which is where Beason now roams.
“He was pretty much a regular last night,” Tom Coughlin said Tuesday. “He was a very welcome addition. He went onto the field and fit right in. It was very encouraging.”
Something is wrong with Big Blue. Even if the Giants finish over .500 the rest of the way – and nothing they did in Monday night’s win assures you they will – someone vital must go.
For the first time this season, the Giants are going to be able to watch the videotapes of a game and have something to smile about.
In a week where the Cardinals pushed the Dodgers to the brink of NLCS elimination and the Red Sox did the same in their ALCS matchup with the pitching-rich Tigers, this area’s teams gave the hometown fans at least a good chuckle.
Craig imagined for a minute what it might be like if Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took his tremendous leadership abilities to a Boy Scout Troop.
Can you say tough love?
If the Giants’ season gets any worse — and with Minnesota and Adrian Peterson coming up Monday night there’s a fine chance it will — one can bet a few changes will be happening shortly after what is affectionately known as “baggie day.”