If it was, I'd love to see what people were saying after:
Week 15: Redskins 22, Giants 10
I guarantee you it was all the same "Fire Coughlin," "Fire Reese" nonsense that we are hearing now.
Let me be clear: The Giants were an awful team last night. They looked like a 5 win team at best, regardless of the opponent. But are the Giants really a 5 win team? Obviously they are not. Against the Eagles a week ago, they looked like maybe a 6 or 7 win team and that's probably generous. But are they really a 6 or 7 win team? I hope not, but we'll find out.
But how bad did the Giants look in Foxboro a few weeks ago? On that day, the Giants looked like a 12 win team to me. Same goes for their zero turnover, 29-16 victory in Philly earlier this year.
The Giants aren't a bad team, they are an inconsistent team. I, for one, would not be surprised in the slightest if the Giants took care of business against the Packers this week as big underdogs. How many times have they risen up when everyone was counting them out?
I understand that the run the Giants made in 2007 was once-in-a-lifetime ride, never to be repeated. It's probably naive to compare this team to the '07 Giants or '10 Packers or '01 Patriots or '05 Steelers, all decent teams who caught fire at the right time.
But please, let's save the eulogy until after the final whistle has blown. You haven't seen the last of this Giants team yet.