Let's face it, offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo coached not to lose instead of coaching to win. There is simply no excuse for a team with as poor of a rushing attack as the Giants to have a 35-34 run-pass ratio, particularly when you have a speedy, dynamic receiver like Odell Beckham Jr. going up against the Jaguars' novice secondary. ...
The Giants' inability to put together consecutive solid offensive performances is an indictment on McAdoo, who some believe the Giants are grooming to succeed Tom Coughlin. McAdoo is usually very defensive of his play calling and leans on coach-speak and generalizations when pressed for specifics on his decision making. The offensive coordinator has been insulated from the kind of scrutiny that Coughlin and defensive coordinator are under, but you can bet he will be under the gun this week.
... welcome to rock bottom.
What’s even sadder is that every week, the reasons for the losses—and there are many reasons—seem to be reoccurring regardless of what head coach Tom Coughlin and his players say about being close to pulling this badly damaged ship off the rocks.
There have been far too many low moments for Tom Coughlin and his Giants in the past two years, but they have never fallen lower than they did on this sun-splashed Sunday afternoon.
In a season filled with its share of miserable performances, the Giants hit rock bottom on Sunday, blowing a 21-point lead, imploding in the second half and losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 25-24, at EverBank Field.
For the second straight week, the Giants' defense was carved up by an opposing quarterback in the two-minute drill as the Jaguars drove to the winning field goal.
That the Giants couldn’t stop a rookie quarterback, Blake Bortles, who largely has struggled all season is a damning indictment on Perry Fewell’s unit.
Rock bottom, folks. The Giants had a 21-0 lead on one of the worst teams in the NFL and blew the game with turnovers and a shockingly lackluster second half. The Giants fall to 3-9, only one game better than the 2-10 Jaguars, and have lost a league-high seven games in a row. They're assured of their second consecutive losing season.
It’s now seven straight and counting and you can make a good argument that there’s no one left on their schedule that they can beat. If Coughlin can’t coax a win out of his team over this miserable group of Jaguars, maybe it really is time for a change.
This is the final nail in Tom Coughlin’s Giants coaching run. With two Super Bowls and lots of success in the books, it’s clear that the run is over after an embarrassing 25-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on Sunday.
This is how Giants fans at EverBank Field in Jacksonville Sunday took the loss.