0-4. I don't have words for the 2017 NY Giants team anymore. They seem to want to win, but can't seem to seal up a win. The last two weeks have been the hardest. Watching the Eagles kick a 61 yard field goal by a rookie to end it. Ouch. It didn't help that the Giants punter muffed a punt to give them the field position to try it. Follow that up with a game I couldn't watch because Fox plays Patriot games where I live over Giants ones, watching my phone tracker show the Giants trail 13-0 early, coming all the way back to take a 23-22 lead and having the defense and punter again blow it late and lose by a last second field goal.
This week they face a 0-4 Chargers team that is just as antsy for a win as the Giants are. This game I can actually watch on CBS Sunday at 1pm and I expect it to be a fight to the end. Especially for the history between the two teams. Back in 2004, Eli Manning was drafted 1st overall by the Chargers but wasn't happy about it. So with the 4th overall pick the Giants drafted Phillip Rivers and traded him among a handful of 2005 draft picks to the Chargers for Eli. I would say the draft worked out well for the Giants for as much as they gave up. Eli has 2 Super Bowl rings and MVP's, Rivers has 0.
Today's post will remain cardless for today. Zero cards because of zero wins. If they can beat SD on Sunday, expect a much more upbeat post next week.
Oh boy. Words cannot express the way this season has started out for the G-men. The offense continues to stumble and the defense isn't playing it's best either.
Whose fault is it overall? Well, the teams.
The offensive line continues to let Eli get smacked around especially LT Flowers, they are not blocking well enough for any kind of run game, when Eli had time, not very often, he held it too long and the WR's couldn't get open. Then came the big what-would-have-been 30 yard gain drop by Brandon Marshall in the 3rd quarter, the failed kickoff and some bad coverage in special teams. Not to mention a defense that couldn't keep Matthew Stafford from running on them. They also had two key starters out.
How are they going to fix these problems before things implode? Well, that oline is still the biggest key. Fix that, get a run game, throw short quick passes, keep the defense off the field more often and practice special teams. It sounds easy, but it's not going to be. They don't have a whole lot they can do with the oline unless they take a look at free agency.
There was one bright spot last night,
Evan caught his very first NFL touchdown and looked like the best WR on the field last night.
I am hopeful still for this team that they can turn things around against the Eagles. If you all remember correctly, the 2007 Super Bowl winning team started out 0-2 and looked worst than this one. Can this team be another version of that one? Well, it's gotta start with a tough Eagles road win.
Finally Game Day tomorrow. Been counting down for months. Every game day I wear a different jersey for and I already have my get up set aside for tomorrow.
Hoping for already Big Blue win, but won't guarantee it. I don't do game predictions it's a curse.
The Cowboys come in full strength on offense and the Giants may be missing my jersey choice for tomorrow. Should be a close interesting game. I just hope the Giants oline can hold up. That's the key piece for the game. If they can't, Eli will be pressed into bad throwing situations and that never bodes out for a win for the Giants.