Despite picking up wins against New Orleans and Green Bay, the Giants now find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture and cannot control their destiny anymore than you or I can.
After losing to the Falcons and Ravens in what can only be summarized as typical for the G-Men this time of year, Coughlin and company have been out-coached and outplayed by just about every opponent they’ve faced over the past few weeks.
After surrendering over 500 yards of total offense to the Ravens, there’s much more to the equation than just being outplayed, they’ve been dominated. New York has been outmatched phsically and mentally throughout the second half, and while the secondary plays catch-up to just about every receiver in the league,the offensive line has been giving out back stage passes to Eli Manning show.
If there’s anything that can be taken away from the second half of the season it’s been the overriding theme of a team desperate for change. The blueprint of getting to the quarterback and forcing mistakes is now a thing of the past, and the Giants haven’t adjusted. The lack of pressure has left the secondary exposed, and Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara, and Jayron Hosley are just not talented enough for man coverage.
While New York may still have some hope of reaching the playoffs, their holes have widened, and change is needed in the off-season. Whether Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell stays on board or not, the Giants need to not only add secondary depth, but get more creative with players like Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck.
This team needs a jump start, and whether that means coordinatorchanges, roster moves, or all of the above, the Giants must start to adapt to a league that has figured out how to dethrone the reigning champs.