Another second half collapse, most likely out of the playoffs, gotten blown out the past two games. The fact our team made Joe Flacco look like an All Pro QB is sad and disgusting.
This team needs to make some changes for next year. Even if we somehow manage to luck out and make it this year, backing into the playoffs isn't what this team should be doing. We laid beat downs on the Packers and 9ers who are going to be the 2nd and 3rd seed in the playoffs but we get blown out by a Ravens team that has been bad lately.
These are the changes I'd like to see:
1. New coaching staff
All the way across the board. Sorry Tom, but it's time to retire. The last 4 seasons have been awful even though we won the SB last year. We were lucky 9-7 won the division, because most of the time that is not enough.
2012:9-7 (assuming we beat the hapless Eagles)
That looks like a mediocre football team to me. And when most of these teams started out 6-2, there's no reason for it. The one constant is Tom Coughlin. I don't know what he does or doesn't do to cause these second half collapses, but I'm sick of seeing such a talented team go to waste. It seems like Coughlin going is also the only way we will see Gilbride gone also.
2. OL help via FA or the draft
Beatty is solid, Boothe is OK, Baas was a huge waste of all the $ he was given and has not lived up to his contract, Snee is breaking down and Diehl is Diehl. We need to work on getting this OL back to where it was in 2007. Consistent and one of the best in the league. Reese cannot keep neglecting the OL or it is going to get out of control eventually.
3. New starting CB
Prince has shown he can this season. Corey Webster however has been up and down and way down. To me, his biggest problem has been far too often he's looking back at the QB instead of concentrating on his WR and then they blow by him for a huge play. Regardless, he's on the wrong side of 30 and needs to be replaced. His contract is also way more than than we should be spending on a washed up CB.
If we can get a new starting caliber CB, T2 back and healthy with Hosely, we should be solid.
There is more that we need, but those are the top 3 changes I think we need next season to be successful again. D-Line and LB are also problem areas, but to me not as much as the ones mentioned above.
Originally Posted by Gibby23
The only way I will be proven wrong is if the giants win in SF and that isn't going to happen. You can keep saying they beat the Packers on the road and all that, but they are not playing the Packers this Sunday. The Niners will win by 10 plus points..... Numbers don't lie only you and some giants fan do to make yourself feel better about the loss your team has coming up.
hard to knock TC one year after the team wins SB, but we have to start at the top. too many issues on both sides.
I believe football is one sport where coaching has a big impact on the game. with the team struggle as much as we have in the 2nd half, i just didn't see any adjustments on either side to help disguise our weakness or maximize our strength. it's same old slow paced offense and conservative defense. something tells me this is TC's philosophy. no gimmick smash mouth football. well it works when you have talent to dominate but we are just not that good of a team especially with all the injuries.
the last couple of games it just felt like the other team knew exactly what we were doing and how to pick us apart. I think TC's style is just old for today's games.
Really...Im not ready to make any major changes....this years collapse seem more like a motivational let down more than anything. I think we should give TC and his staff the opportunity to coach out their contract and hpoefully correct the second half collapse syndrome en route to the SB in our stadium.
We have a lot of talent on this team...vets and young players.
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1 - Any player who has toned out TC need to be replaced as TC has more football intelligence than this entire roster.
2. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - there are FIVE, count them, FIVE roster spots being taken up by Barden, Beckum, Hixon, Randle and Jernigan and none have solidified the #3 receiver position left by Manningham nor are any returning kicks as Wilson has that job. ENOUGH - get them on the field or get rid of them (especially Barden, Beckum and Hixon).
3. Fire Perry Fewell - "you can never have enough pass rushers" and Perry Awful can't scheme to the teams strength as the DL continually slants. Pierre Paul went up against rookie Osemele who has given up 7 sacks and 13 pressures this season. That's an average of a little over 2 plays per game in which his QB is under durress. He gave up NOTHING to Pierre Paul yesterday. Meanwhile, Pierre Paul claims to be having a good year under this scheme in which his sack total has gone from 16.5 and is now at 6.5. In addition, Justin Tuck was quoted this past week when asked what's wrong with the DL with "we're still trying to figure it out". ENOUGH, this is the same DC who dressed one DT against Peyton Manning and Colts and used a line of DE's with DB's playing linebacker. two years ago. ENOUGH of this B.S.
We NEED to get faster and more athletic at EVERY position but QB,K,P!!! It's like we only want to be athletic at DE.
.We need fast athletic 3 down LBs( I WAS MAD AS HELL THIS YEAR WHEN WE DIDNT DRAFT BOBBY WAGNER OR MYCHAL KENDRICKS)
.If we are not going to get Big Mauler type linemen,we need to switch over to a zone running scheme
.We NEED press man to man CBs. Our pass rush helped out our secondary in past years but it's time the secondary returned the favor.
.I personally wouldnt mind having a HUGH run stopping DT in the mode of Phil Taylor from cleveland but I dont feel we need this.
. I think we prolly keep Gilbride but we need to have him study ( steal) some schemes from other teams and also college teams. We need to have more modern offensive concepts. It's like were using a VCR and others are using Blu Ray
PS....... FCUK the draft board for once. If it's somebody we WANT and they are a few picks away, GO GET HIM. It's not like not having a 3rd rounder would doom us
I think Hixon and Randle have shown they can play given the chance. To me it looks like hixon has one great catch after another. I dont think either one of them is the problem. Cruz and Nicks are possibly the best WR tandom in the NFL. The problem is that nicks hasnt been healthy all year. More teams are gearing up to stop cruz and with a less than 100% nicks its been a lot easier to stop. Other than that one crazy game against Tampa this year Eli and Nicks really havent done a thing. We have no run game! We need to fix the O line and get a starting RB who can stay healthy.
We need 2 add real d tackles with Joseph big run stopers that eat up space..And we badly need a tru middle linebacker that can make over 100 plus tackles...of course we need 2 add a corner and safety.... And on O we need right takle and add a new guard and tight end..And 4 once we need 2 draft a qb earlier 2nd round if we have 2 so we can develop 4 insurance our trade 4 picks...like Cousins, Wilson, Kapernick or Andy Dalton players who are still available in2 or 3 round... lets go Reese!!!
They say the best aspect of a good secondary is a good dline. Osi will be done with the gmen after this Sunday tuck has been largely ineffective the last two seasons outside of motivation we need another de in the Jpp mold. I hear things about Ezekiel Ansah out of byu. Then we need a corner who can actually cover. Preferably a big physical one like Brandon browner who can compliment muk and hosleys speed. maybe a mlb who can be effective against the run and pass seeing as we have situational mlbs that must change.Get rid of deihl and brig in a new tackle opposite Beatty. Other than that resign Stevie brown and lock Bennett up to a multi year deal. But most importantly replenish the athleticism, youth, and depth at the defensive end position and let's get back to classic ny giant football.