Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Let's check the headlines and see what is happening on your Monday morning.
ESPN's Dan Graziano offers an encouraging report about running David Wilson. Graziano says "a source close to the situation told me this week that Wilson is recovering very well from his neck surgery, lifting weights and working out and that there's "no reason to believe he won't be playing" in 2014."
This recent tweet seems to confirm that Wilson has begun working out.
Valentine's View: That is all good news, but the Giants are still likely to proceed as though they won't have Wilson in 2014.
Rotoworld places Giants' coach Tom Coughlin No. 9 on its list of the league's best coaches. Rotoworld, like many others, is mystified by the inconsistent play of Coughlin's teams:
Coughlin is an old-school perfectionist. That’s what makes his team’s uneven play — not just year to year, but often week to week — so hard to figure sometimes. Coughlin has led the Giants to the promised land twice in seven years. He’s also been outscored 69-7 over the course of two games, as he was in Weeks 3 and 4 last season. Twice, Coughlin has won 11 or more games as the Giants coach. Those two years amounted to zero playoff wins. Coughlin’s two Super Bowl-winning clubs? A combined 19-13. That’s Coughlin in a nutshell. Maybe Coughlin is too intense, too exacting. You can only grind on your players for so long before you grind them into dust. Coughlin’s gift is that he can get his players to come back even after he crosses the rubicon. At this point, we’re never going to get a perfect season from the league’s oldest coach. But a moment of Super Bowl winning perfection? Now that’s much more likely.