If the Giants were a brand of toilet paper they would be Cottonelle. Because they are the softest thing around. The Eagles were the latest to benefit from the cottony fluffiness in a 40-17 ass-wiping Sunday.
Coach Tom Coughlin neatly summarized the Giants woes by saying their problems have to do with poor “fundamentals.” Which is completely true…if fundamentals means “doing stuff good.” Because the Giants didn't pass good, run good, catch good, tackle good, kick good or pass defend good. So instead of saying Big Blue was completly awful in every area, lets just sum it up as “fundamentals.”
And I'd like to remind Coughlin that his predictable play calling didn't help much either. For example, Assante Samuel seemed to know exactly what was coming when he ducked in front of tight end Travis Beckum for a game altering first quarter interception and 37 yard runback. Samuel saw the rookie Beckum square up to the quarterback exactly like he studied on film and his eyes got huge.
The Giants poor pass defense also did a horrible job – unless their game plan was to provide footage for DeSean Jackson's highlight reel, in which case I take it back, they were highly effective.
And the run defense – could they make a difference with Bryant Westbrook out? No, massive, gaping holes are left for seldom used fullback Leonard Weaver to stumble through with his eyes closed.
Why would any Giants fan believe Justin Tuck when he says this finally is the rock bottom loss for the Giants? A team can always sink lower, and what signs have the Giants given that they can turn things around?
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Written by Mark Reichman