Giants Playoff Aspirations Take A Major Hit

New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys

After the atrocious loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys, this team isn’t looking like a playoff caliber team. The offense struggled immensely, however, Andre Brown carried the team with his efforts on the ground. The defense was non-existent against Tony Romo, allowing him to pick apart the secondary play after play. The run defense was again pretty successful, but this time around, it wasn’t enough to hold the opposition to a loss.

This could very well be the end to the playoff aspirations once held after the four game winning streak that followed the 0-6 start in the beginning of the season. Not only would it be a miracle is the Giants squeezed into the postseason, but this team just isn’t good enough this year. The offense hasn’t been able to be what it used in seasons prior, and the defense can’t stop the pass in any way. The special teams has held off the big plays from returners, but it is still as good as it needs to be to be competitive.

We are looking at a team that will probably finish the season 6-10, one of the worst records of Eli Manning’s tenure as Big Blue’s face of the franchise.

It is a shame that this season has been a flop, and we very well may see a completely different roster next year because of it.

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4 Responses to “Giants Playoff Aspirations Take A Major Hit”

  1. buljos says:

    The regular season’s a flop, but it’s really within a standard deviation of this perennial middle of the pack team. Sure, they’ll sneak into the playoffs at 9-7 and then make miraculous road runs to world championships. But the Coughlin-Manning era is certainly described by regular season pack play. Sure, they’ve beaten Belichick-Brady in two Super Bowls. But let’s not pretend for a moment that the knowledge and skills of Coughlin-Manning are even close in comparison to Belichick-Brady, and the win-loss records are enough to shut down any such notion that they’re even in the same league. What’s more, Belichick-Brady aren’t anywhere near done adding to their legacy. Coughlin-Manning are just about over… 2014, 2015. Honor them for what they’ve accomplished, and send them on their way. As such, with this season a flop, it’s time to extract every ounce of value out of the remaining games. Even with a flop season, the remaining games are extremely valuable to those Giants who would greatly benefit from the reps, and thereby potentially provide stronger depth on the roster. Sit Eli, who stands to gain nothing from additional reps this season, and start Ryan Nassib… the guy JR used two draft picks to acquire. It will require Gilbride to scale down his playbook, but if the 49ers and Seahawks can do it, I’m guessing he can too. He’ll struggle, as did Eli until he was able to get the requisite number of reps under his belt. But with this a flop season, now’s exactly the time to put Ryan in there for the last 5 games. What does that buy the Giants? A single (vice carrying 2) backup QB in 2014 with 5 games of starting experience… what’s that… about 250 snaps? Nassib’s intelligent, has the skills, but just lacks the experience. So give it to him when it doesn’t cost the team anything. Who knows… the Giants might have Eli’s replacement on the roster. They just don’t know it yet.

    • Jason C. says:

      Because Brady and Belichick have done such a great job building their legacy in the past 10 years…
      They have ONE bad call against them in decades and the world goes apeshit, while the Giants have 10 or so a game and it doesn’t even get mentioned, even on a Giants blog! So yeah you can’t measure what Brady and Belichick do to what Coughlin and Manning do, because they actually have to fight for their winnings.
      If you are a Giants fan you’re an absolute joke of a fan, to EVER downgrade championships is pathetic and not worthy of being part of a fanbase. If you aren’t go spew your crap elsewhere.

  2. Roy Roy says:

    Mr. Buljos, rally doesn’t understand professional football if he is holding Eli Manning responsible for the Giants dismal showing again this year…Tom Coughlin is done as a NFL coach but the Giants will not send him packing…remember it was the “Duke”–Wellington Mara who said ‘welcome home’.

    Some here it goes…

    1. Eli is throwing to a new Tight End yet again this year after the team let Marchelus Bennett go. It’s the forth year in a row the Giants have tried to find a good Tight End ah…how about Romo and Witten how long have they been playing together 8 years? Bennett had 5 TD’s last year and 600 yards he was 6’6’ so the Giants bring in a new Tight End 6’3”. But the Giants would be the first to tell you they have the best Tight Ends coach in the NFL but not a player on the field.

    2. He is without Hekeem Nicks a receiver that was a top ten talent until he got injured. And don’t expect him back at the end of the year either!

    3. If you think Jim Cordle is a NFL caliber center than you’re smoking hemp. The Jets and Cardinals manhandled him and so did Hatcher yesterday!

    4.The OL is old and inept…how about the highly paid Left Tackle with the corn-rows who keeps getting beat game in and game out?

    5. NFL teams spend millions hiring coaches and scouts to neutralize and opposing team and the Giants have had the same offense in place for 10 years now! I mean this team can’t execute a simple screen pass properly because everyone in the stadium knows its coming!

    6. Eli has a new QB coach!

    7. Eli’s receivers have a new receiver coach!

    8. Try throwing a ball lying on your back!

    8. Could you Mr. Buljos throw a successful pass to Jerrel Jerrnigen? The only receiver in the NFL that needs a rear-view mirror on his helmet.

    Tom Coughlin is responsible for the coaches that walk the sidelines the coaches are responsible for putting their players in the best position to win. And this is a badly coached team. Personally if I where Eli I’d get out now and maybe he could get to the Super Bowl with another team but not these GIANTS,

    • Jason C. says:

      You didn’t get the memo, ONLY Tony Romo is allowed to be excused from winning consistently because of the “horrible” team that he has to play with. The Cowboys drafted Travis Frederick to start at center, yet half of the goddamn broadcast was spent making excuses for Romo because he’s a rookie, our center was Jim Freaking Cordle and then he went down too!!
      But it’s ok, the Giants are exempt from excuses, but that builds championship caliber, the only ring Romo will ever see is the one he puts on the next dumb blonde bimbo he involves himself with after his bumpkin ass gets dumped by the flavor of the week gold digger he’s currently involved with.

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