The New York Giants are not in panic mode yet. Let's just call this deep concern. The Giants have played pretty good football for about 56 minutes of both of their opening games. Its the last four minutes of the total of the fourth quarters that have not gone well for the Giants, and as a result, they have lost their opening two games after holding leads of 10 points.
The New York Football Giants are 0-2 at the start of this 2015 season. They have not played a complete game yet this season. They have taken leads into the fourth quarters of both games, only to make mental and tactical errors, on the field (looking at you, Eli Manning) and in the coaching booth, that cost them the game. They have shot themselves in the foot both times.
Two years ago, noted B-movie producer and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie decided to go for the blockbuster, rather than the product with substance and staying power. He courted then-Oregon coach Chip Kelly, continuing to woo the head Duck even when Kelly turned him down.
If it’s possible this early in the season, there will be some desperation in the stadium Sunday when the Cowboys visit Philadelphia, thanks to the Eagles’ week-one belly-flop in Atlanta. You know the statistics by now.
The Cowboys and Giants have spent the entire offseason making headlines. Dallas decided to make questionable moves in free agency and in the draft. Free agent defensive end Greg Hardy was brought in from Carolina, to help take the Cowboy defense to another level, despite his incredibly controversial past.
This is simply not the way to handle it. Not in any way, shape or form. And he must make this right. Now.
Jason Pierre-Paul, the New York Giants’ Pro Bowl defensive end, has been at home in South Florida trying to rehab from a horrific firework accident that occurred on July 4. Since that day, the Giants have not seen their best defender and pass rusher in person.
The NFC East is tough. From an external look, the Cowboys, Eagles, and Giants all have legitimate chances to win this division. The Redskins need to improve a lot, but they're headed in that direction. There's a reason that this division has some of the most intense rivalries, and that should play out over the course of the season. Each team has won the division once in the past four seasons.
After finishing far behind in the NFC East last year, the Giants will look to compete for the title against the Cowboys and Eagles. There’s little doubt the Giants have some great talent on their team, but their rush offense and defense ranked towards the bottom of the league. Tom Coughlin's team needs to get better in those areas specifically if they want to make a run for the playoffs.
DeMarco Murray jumped ship, but stayed in the NFC East, taking his almost 2,000 yards rushing to Philadelphia where he can torment Dallas twice a year. Time will tell if that's enough to tip the scales to the Eagles in this division. We know that the Giants also will have something to say, especially if Victor Cruz can get healthy. The Redskins are building towards respectability, but are probably at least another year away from contending.