|This fumble by Sinorice Moss resulted in one of several missed scoring opportunties for the Giants Sunday.|
Had the Giants offense taken advantage of its opportunities in the first three quarters, then not completely vanished late in the game with a chance to run out the clock, the Lions would have been hopelessly blown out. Instead, they had a chance right up until Sam Madison's interception in the final two minutes.
Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked a number of questions about the offense during his Monday press conference, and admitted that offensively the Giants did not measure up.
Recognizing the issue is one thing, fixing it is quite another. Fixing it is another, especially with the Giants dwindling number of weapons at running back and wide receiver.
It sounds as though Brandon Jacobs is unlikely to play Sunday against Minnesota due to his hamstring injury. Derrick Ward, who filled in so well early in the season, is also still on the shelf. That means Reuben Droughns and the untested rookie Ahmad Bradshaw would have to carry the load.
Coughlin expressed confidence in both.
He said Droughns has "played well for us now in the situations where he has had an opportunity."
He also indicated the Giants have been looking for ways to get Bradshaw involved.
At wide receiver, Plaxico Burress is increasingly limited by his ankle injury and Steve Smith remains sidelined. The result is that the deep ball has pretty much disappeared from the Giants arsenal.
That needs to change.
I would hope to see some deeper throws to Sinorice Moss and, if he is on the field, some plays designed to get Bradshaw in open space. The Giants need to find new ways to hit some big plays and make things a little easier on their defense.