In one of the biggest surprises this season, the Carolina Panthers demolished the New York Giants 38-0 yesterday. The Giants are now 0-3 for the first time under Tom Coughlin. The 38 point loss was also the worst loss for Tom Coughlin in his Giants coaching career.
What is wrong with the G-Men??
For starters, they have no running gain. David Wilson is just too small to be a starting running back. When a defender grabs his arm it shifts his whole body, that makes it way too easy for defenses to not only stop Wilson, but to create a fumble. So, what do the Giants do?
They go out and sign Brandon Jacobs. Giants fans remember this guy. He is a 280 pound back that thinks he can juke like Reggie Bush. He does not understand the concept of getting low and hitting the hole. This was the reason the Giants cut him two years ago in the first place, so why the hell re-sign him!?!? The over-aged and over-rated running back is not the answer. I was really hoping to see the Giants pick up Mcgahee or Turner. But of course they bring back a guy who can't control his temper and is getting slower by the second. Good move.
It gets even worse for the Giants. After yesterdays meltdown the entire league knows how bad their offensive line is. Eli Manning was sacked 7 times and 4 were in the first 10 plays of the game. If you blitz Eli, you will get there. Wilson can't pick up the blocks and Hynoski has been battling through injuries and looks to be a entirely different fullback.
The Giants identity has always been a good running game, and defense line. Now, that is their two biggest weaknesses. JPP and Tuck look terrible. These two former pro-bowls would bring a double team every down. Now, they cant beat a one-on-one. At times they look effortless and tired. You can blame it on injuries all you want, the truth is something needs to be done or you will see Justin Tuck jobless soon enough.
At 0-3 is it time to scratch the season off?
It is sad to say, but even at 0-3 the Giants have a chance at winning the NFC East. The division is turning into one of the worst in the league. When the Cowboys are favorited to win, you know something is going wrong...
If the Giants can get some momentum and their offense-defensive lines can figure it out they still have a shot to turn this season around. There is way too much talent on this team to be playing like this. I mean come on, Hakeem Nicks had 0 catches, and Eli was the teams leading rusher Sunday, is that a joke.