Monday, September 26, 2016
A Giant Meltdown
Before I get started, I want to point out that the New York Giants are 2-1, and other than this next strip of games coming up, they have a relatively easy schedule in 2016. Fans already condemning general manager Jerry Reese, and making rookie head coach Ben Macadoo the poster boy for all every problem. It's week three; it is way too early for that, however there are several areas of concern for the Giants that are starting to become trends. When Macadoo was introduced as head coach in March, he stated he wanted to play, "Sound, disciplined football," where was that Sunday? A team tat had committed just 7 penalties in the first two weekds committed 11 of them over 100 yards, including one of the most mindless fouls I have ever seen in a football game negating a blocked punt that would have ideally set up a go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Moreover, Macadoo was praised for his work with quarterback Eli Manning, cutting his interceptions and increasing his touchdown totals in his two years in Macadoo's offense. Manning's numbers so far: 4 touchdowns to 3 interceptions including 3 fumbles (1 lost). "Holding onto the duke," must be a hyperbole seeing as the team has lost 5 fumbles in just three games. This is a talented roster, with one of the most dynamic receiving corps in the NFL, but this is a crucial stretch of games where we will find out who Macadoo and these New York Giants truly are.