This season has been the worst season for New York Giants football in a decade. The games have been absolutely painful to watch. One more shot, then it’s time to start improving the roster.
Between the offensive line’s ineptitude, a multitude of injuries and the early-season struggles of the defense, a nice positive to take out of this season is that somehow they managed to win six-out-of-nine games after starting 0-6.
A lot of that was thanks to Antrel Rolle and Jon Beason being rock solid on defense, the Justins – Tuck and Pugh – performing well in recent weeks after struggling early, and John “Jingle All The Way” Conner filling in nicely for the injured Henry Hynoski.
Andre Brown coming off the IR provided an offensive spark for a few weeks, but he’s fallen back to earth over the past few weeks. The stats which were once kind to him now have him ranked firmly between Bilal Powell and Steven Jackson.
It’s hard to place the blame for this season upon any one individual, be it a player, coach, or executive – all have had a role in this being an awful season, as Craig Santucci pointed out.
As the Giants mercifully enter their final game of the 2013 season against the Washington Pigskins, there is one last chance to head into the offseason on a high note.
The Pigskins’ suspect defense should provide the Giants with room to do something on offense other than turn the ball over. The gameplan shouldn’t really be any different than it was last week against Detroit – run the ball to open up the pass, since the Pigskins struggle against the pass more so than against the run.
Of course, knowing Kevin Gilbride, who knows what the offensive scheme is going to look like.
But I digress – in a game that people thought in August could decide the NFC East, the Giants should (there’s that word again) be able to emerge victorious.
And when the dust has settled and the Giants are either 7-9 or 6-10, it’s time to start improving the roster for 2014.
Last week: 13 carries, 34 yards, 0 touchdowns
Actual: 16 carries, 40 yards, 0 touchdowns
Verdict: That’s probably as close as I’ve gotten all season.
This week: Better than last week, but still not great – 16 carries, 70 yards, 0 touchdowns
Programming note: Be on the lookout next week for the I’m Sorry Wilson season in review.
Joe Vasile | Featured Columnist
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