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Giants Make It Four In A Row And Fall To The Chargers 21-20

I am going to make this write up a short one as the Giants fall to the Chargers by the score of 21-20.  The team played better but showed the same faults that have been haunting them for the past month.  I think it is time for Coughlin to take a look at his coaching staff and players and make some decisions quickly.

The bright spot for the day would have to be Eli Manning as he finished the game 25 of 33 for 215 yards and two touchdowns and zero picks.  He spread the ball all over the field and did a nice job eluding the blitz for the most part of the game.  It was too bad that they took the ball out of his hands at the end of the game.  The receiving core contributed as a whole, everyone out there made some nice plays.  The ground game still isn’t what it should be.  Jacobs and Bradshaw combined for 106 yards but they seem to be missing something and can’t pick up short yardage anymore.

The defense played better but again not good enough.  They pressured Rivers a bit and caused a few turnovers but when it came down to crunch time the Chargers marched right down the field and put the dagger into the Giants heart.  Corey Webster seems to have regressed over the past two weeks and the defensive backs are not staying with the play.  I will say that Bruce Johnson did make some great plays.  Now it wasn’t all the defenses fault as penalties, terrible play calling/decisions and a field goal attempt I can’t even begin to explain doomed the Giants today.

The penalites are inexcusable, I thought Coughlin was the dictator, it’s not showing right now.  The Giants had first and goal at the four yard line, one holding call and then some questionable play calling just seemed to take all the wind out of the sails of the Giants.  I understand the philosophy but I don’t agree with it, run and make the Chargers use their timeouts.  The problem is the Giants still have issues in the secondary and they left too much time on the clock letting Rivers and Co. march right down the field like it is a scrimage.  And then there is the mysterious field goal.  The snap was good, the hold was good and Tynes just doesn’t kick it?  WTF?  Tack on 3 points its 23-21 and no one gives a rats azz about the last score. 

This game really hurts the Giants chances this year, they better use the bye wisely and be ready to come out strong in two weeks.  The Giants have a brutal schedule left and now have to battle just to make the playoffs.  I’ve had enough of the Giants for today.

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7 Responses to “Giants Make It Four In A Row And Fall To The Chargers 21-20”

  1. Leonbright says:

    This was a bad loss. I wonder if Bill Sheridan has lost the defense’s ear at this point. No pass rush, a confused secondary. Despite this..does it really just come down to not having the athletes in the secondary? Is it coaching, adjustments…or just not having the horses on D.

    Dunno. We’re looking at a 7-9 season boys.

  2. Russo says:

    at this point Ill take 5-12 and a nice draft pick and a few new coordinators

  3. daJudge says:

    I am no football genius. Just a regular fan. However, the defensive play calling was simply awful. As I said in a previous post, the prevent really doesn’t work for the Giants because their secondary is sub-par. Why would you want to induce a pass. On the last drive, the cushion was so deep that I could not even see the secondary–and I have a huge screen. What’s worse, the Giants “D” was finally digging in and the front 4 were looking dominant. So what do you do–play the prevent and hope that the Chargers keep dropping passes. IMO not only is this strategy ineffective, pardon the French–it is emasculating. We have KillDrive on offense and KillD on the other side. The coaching has stifled this team. On offense, why didn’t they go with fourth and a foot in the first quarter? This was also a great showing of no confidence. I’m not even going to comment on the Charlie Brown like field goal attempt. (I swear that I started hearing Schroeder playing piano after the ‘attempt’.) I’m sorry but the coaching was awful and changes are needed now. Please.

  4. Russo says:

    Sadly I dont see Caughlin making any coaching moves midseason. Anyone know who is available going into 2010?

  5. Lars says:

    Giants coaches don’t know how to make mid-game adjustments. Hixon does nothing, he is a burden to the offense. It is time for Nicks to be on the field more. Could we run more then 3 plays, off tackle, off tackle, shot-gun, punt? No imagination on offense, and the D needs a big play linebacker. Thank god they benched cc brown.

  6. CMH says:

    With Eli throwing the ball as well as he did, how do you NOT take a shot at the end zone on 3rd and goal? Running Jacobs in that situation was a serious “no confidence” move that should infuriate Manning. Gilbride and Sheridan are simply not getting it done.

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