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I Hate The Giants

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Let’s discuss the New York Giants for a minute.

I hate the New York Giants.

Every single season in the last 8 years this team has been a bunch of dogs in the second half of the season, rolling over and turning division leads to deficits. They go from a professional football team to a bunch of replacements that don’t deserve to be in the national football league.

It happened in Tom Coughlin’s first season, it happened during the Super Bowl run of 2007 (yep a few bad losses including a stinker versus Minnesota that had New York calling for Eli Manning’s job), it happened once Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg, and it’s happening again right now.

But this collapse may take the cake. A close loss to the 9-2 San Francisco 49ers was acceptable. We showed we belonged in their class. The loss to the Philadelphia Eagles the next week however was disgraceful. There was no Michael Vick, no Jeremy Maclin, Vince Young in his first start of the year and the Eagles were reeling… And they pushed the Giants around like a bunch of sissies and left the meadowlands with another win.

It was the kind of loss that kills you as a fan. The Giants came off a tough loss, play a division rival that they beat weeks earlier and have clear advantages against and you lay that fat of an egg? It made me so mad I threw the tantrum of the year in public.

So now your division lead is gone, you look like absolute crap a week ago and you face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. You as a team give it all you got and take it to Brees and the Saints right?

Nope, well at least the defense anyway.

Eli and the passing offense looked in sync throughout the game while once again the run game was atrocious as Brandon Jacobs thievery of money for his performance of tip toeing to the lune if scrimmage was on display again last night.

(I hate Brandon Jacobs. Ever since he got paid his 6-4 270 pound frame has been worthless. He’s been a whiny, sulking, soft mess who has becoming a thorn in the Giants side. His end zone celebration last night when he wouldn’t leave the field was just another example of his immaturity and tge fact that he doesn’t get it. You’re down 18 points. Score and get the hell off of the field. Victor Cruz did it and he’s five years your junior in the league you jack ass. Jerry Reese please cut him.)

But the biggest offenders were the defense last night. That was a lazy, pathetic performance that disrespected the long legacy of toughness the previous Giant defenders invented. Leonard Marshall, Carl Banks, Lawrence Taylor, Michael Strahan and other legendary Giants defenders should be embarrassed to equate these bums with themselves.

Justin Tuck quit, the defensive line got pushed around, the defense was caught off guard and not properly set several times (this is an NFL team mind you) Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips decided not to attempt to make plays on the ball and stand flat footed in the secondary, Aaron Ross let Jimmy Graham go untouched for a score and Corey Webster gave up on a Pierre Thomas run and turned around and walked back to the bench even though Thomas was 8 yards from the end zone…

Yeah that was an epically long run-on sentence, the Giants can’t stop bad punctuation either.

Pretty much if your name wasn’t Manning, Cruz or Jason Pierre-Paul you had no right boarding that flight home because you showed no effort or care last night. Take the bus.

The crazy thing about it is even though the Giants looked like a minor league team last night, they are still only one game back in a horrid NFC East and play the Dallas Cowboys twice. The Cowboys play one of the easiest schedules in the league but haven’t looked impressive at all. Even if the Cowboys pull away there is still a shot at the Wildcard with the Bears struggling without Jay Cutler and The Lions losing ways lately and the fact that they just lost Ndamukong Suh for two games due to suspension.

In other words the Giants are still very much alive for the playoffs if they can show that they give a damn.

Coach Coughlin can yell all he wants but this team either wants it or it doesn’t. You can’t use excuses anymore at this point in the season. Just play the damn game and show some effort, because after last it’s hard to believe that this poor excuse of a team could be a playoff contender.

The Giants have five games to right the ship starting with the Green Bay Packers this week (pray for the Giants). They are in the midst of another late season collapse that could cost Coughlin and lots of players their jobs.

Do yourselves a favor and play like you give a damn over the next few weeks and earn a playoff spot that as of right now you don’t deserve.

Your fans and your coach is sick of this type of performance on the field, when will you all be as well?

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Giant Issues

What are you doing man?

What in the hell are the Giants front office doing this year?

As of right now the Giants have no pass catching Tight End, questions at running back, two dependable receivers, questions at linebacker, 3 healthy cornerbacks and no answer on the offensive line…

And Jerry Reese is just sitting there twiddling his thumbs.

What is he doing? Why is he not making any moves? He knows that the Giants need help in the middle of their defense and doesn’t go after any linebackers with Nick Barnett and Channing Crowder on the table. He knows that the run game was suspect at the end of last year so he waits to offer Ahmad Bradshaw a deal and let’s Cedric Benson and Ronnie Brown sign in other places. He let Steve Smith, the teams number one pass catcher in the last two years mind you, just sit around and wait for a deal and eventually Smith signed today with the Philadelphia Eagles (but at this point who hasn’t).

Is Reese floating in the Hudson and we don’t know it yet?

Right now the Giants are peddling so far backwards that we might as well call Eli Manning Archie. The team has no identity, no direction and as of right now no hope in making the playoffs. After last year’s nose dive in the final three games of the season the Giants are still plummeting and have no signs of stopping until they hit the ground and turn into a bloody pulp.

I couldn’t tell you who the Giants will throw the ball to besides Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks, I couldn’t tell you who will protect Eli or who will stop the pass in the secondary.

Dont blame Steve Smith for leaving, Reese never offered him a deal.

And we have no answers. No explanations. Nothing. The New York Giants are staring 3-13 in the face with no signs of help and their fans can’t do anything about it because Reese and the front office are sitting on their hands and hoping for some sort of miracle to occur.

Do they think that Bear Pascoe or Duke Calhoun are the second coming of Mark Bavarro or Amani Toomer?

For Giants fans it has to be frustrating to see the Eagles add another player in what has been an offseason of epic proportions. The Eagles have revamped their D-line, secondary and added depth everywhere on offense. Sure it stinks that Smith signed with an archrival, but they offered him a deal, the Giants didn’t. What would you do when you’re faced with unemployment; wait for your old team to offer you a deal like you were, or take what you could at the moment? Exactly.

Reese could’ve given Smith a deal last year after being a league leader in receptions in 2009, but didn’t. He could’ve given him one at anytime this year after free agency begun but he didn’t.

This is and all of the Giants other shortcomings in free agency are Reese’s fault to the utmost degree. He can’t fix anything at this rate because the free agency crop is all eaten up and camp is in full swing. The Giants have to essentially make do with what they have and it’s not much.

This isn’t good news for Coach Tom Coughlin who needs a good year to stop rumors of him being on the outs especially after last year’s meltdown. How can he make a playoff run when he doesn’t know what he has at any position other than QB or defensive line?

What also doesn’t help is the continuous saga featuring Osi Umenyiora. If Reese packaged him to San Diego for Vincent Jackson tomorrow I don’t think anyone would complain at this point. However, that would require Reese to actually do something, which he doesn’t seem interested in doing right now.

Fact of the matter is that the Giants are in serious trouble. With the regular season lurking and no real depth on the team the Giants aren’t looking like a playoff team.

The NFC East is out of the question and the Wildcard is too with the Cowboys, Buccaneers, Saints, Falcons, Bears and Lions all looking like contenders.

If they fall flat on their faces don’t blame Coughlin, Manning or anyone but Jerry Reese. His inability to improve the Giants at any position except punter has doomed them until 2012. It may cost Coughlin his job, put more pressure on Eli and stress out Giants fans every Sunday.

Thanks a lot Jerry. Now I kind of wish the lockout was still going on.