Giants are ‘Skinned’ alive at Met Death Stadium!
There was a game in East Rutherford, N.J. yesterday. The Washington Redskins were there. The fans were there. The reporters and television networks were there. The only ones who missed the game were the New York football Giants who never bothered to show up. They weren’t there physically or emotionally. As a Giant fan I was embarassed.
Losing is part of the game- any game. It’s part of life. I get that. But losing because of a lack of effort is unforgivable, inexplainable, and unprofessional. The fans pay a lot of money to watch a game and they should get what they paid for; a team effort! These are well paid athlethes who only have one thing to do in their profession; win. No one goes to training camps, practice fields, and post season games in order to lose during the regular season. Like the old Herman Edwards Coors Light commercial goes, “You play to win the game!”
Giants Safety and all around loud mouth Antrel Rolle set the table prior to the game by supplying the Redskins with all the bulletin board quotes they needed to have them come out and play like a 9-5 team instead of 5-9. After all, let’s wake a team up that’s lost 8 of it’s last 9 games! When asked about what Rolle said which was, “99 times out of a 100 the Giants would beat the Redskins”, Redskin cornerback DeAngelo Hall said …”we’re tough to beat and that’s with guys y’all think can’t play.” Maybe coach Coughlin needs to put a ‘gag’ order on his players.
It’s the Giants that have forgotten how to play. They have lost five out their last six games, and their last three consecutive home games. It’s just a shame that they still have a chance to make the playoffs. They don’t deserve it. No one on this team deserves it. (Except maybe for Eli who is entitled to a pass, no pun intended). They all contributed to the pathetic and uninspired play yesterday. From the dropped passes, Eli’s three picks, missed tackles, blown coverages, missed field goal, and 85 yards worth of penalties. It was a nightmare reminiscent of the 36-25 beating they took at the hands of the then 1-3 Seattle Seahawks at home back in week 5.
Justin Tuck, following the game said, “I’ve got a big knot in my stomach from the way we just played.” And Defensive tackle Chris Canty hung his head and uttered the four words that sum up this Giant euology, “It’s embarrassing, I’m embarrassed.”