Let's be real. This Giants team is fading fast. Two weeks ago, they had a chance to put a strangle hold on the NFC East, had they been able to hold off the Redskins. Now they are in third place and needing serious help to make the playoffs.
The way I see it, they will only make the playoffs by winning the division. Tom Coughlin came out and said the team had to win all their four remaining games at the time to make the playoffs and they went to Atlanta and laid a goose egg. As a fan, it was very frustrating to see the team play the way they did. They played uninspired.
There was no sense of urgency and no player on both sides of the ball showed any heart of a champion. They seemed to be looking for answers on the sidelines. The blame for that embarrassing loss can be spread all around but ultimately falls on the head coach. Maybe his message about winning out didn't sink in with the players.
This Giants team doesn't lack talent. What's lacking is the team's motivation and will of the players to win on a consistent basis. We all saw what they did last season. Can they do it again? Sure, but it seems unlikely that will happen with their playoff chances on life support at this time. They have all been inconsistent-- especially, the front four on the defensive line. We have been raving about them since the 2007 Super Bowl, before we added JPP. We can say Tuck and Osi are getting old but what happened to JPP after a stellar rookie season? Maybe we should ask the coach because he sure isn't getting the same effort from him like last season.
There's no consistent pressure from the defense and the play-calling on both sides of the ball have been questionable a lot of times. I wonder what the coach's message will be this week. With just two games left , they are running out of time to secure a spot in the playoffs. Again, there seems to be no sense of urgency and the team doesn't look like the defending Super Bowl champions.