It’s a very interesting question and one that needs to be asked considering the tumultuous prior weeks. I believe, first and foremost, we will definitely see a better effort and better body language all around. If there is one thing that Tom Coughlin will not tolerate it’s that type of unmotivated effort two weeks in a row. I’m pretty sure the players know this and I expect at least for them to be motivated. For the last week they have been told how terrible they played and deservingly so. This is usually when the Giants play their best football using the “Us against the World” card. They love playing that role.
Will they play their best football? Who knows?
This team is so Jekyll and Hyde it’s impossible to get a read on them. By listening to their interviews you would never think they are 0-3. They are either delusional or they think they can right the ship.
However, I do except a solid showing from the defense and I think they will be the reason that gives them a shot to win. The type of offense that KC runs kind of plays into the Giants scheme better than most. The Giants D is vulnerable to the big play. Alex Smith never takes shots down the field and when he does it’s usually not successful. He and Andy Reid’s offense plays to running the ball and short passes. They haven’t turned the ball over yet this year. I think Perry Fewell’s game plan should be let’s focus on stopping the run and unleashing pressure. If Alex Smith can beat us with the big play then so be it. I can live with that and you give them credit. At least you didn’t let him just dink and dunk the way down the field. He can do that and does it well.
Offensively, there could be an issue. The offensive line is in shambles, its going to be tough going against the Chiefs front that leads the league in sacks. One possible silver lining is just getting fresh healthy bodies up there. Although 3 starters are going to be highly inexperienced and will be playing in a hostile environment, anyone watching Snee and Baas try to grind it out could tell they are a shell of themselves right now. I would hope that Kevin Gilbride can manufacture a game plan that puts priority on getting the ball out and letting your play makers win matchups. You have to start playing to whatever strengths you got.
Win or lose, as long as these players come out to fight and play hard then they wil be moving in the right direction. Who knows maybe they are not as delusional as they appear?