LockedOn Giants: Sunday, Ugly Sunday

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Patricia Traina

Please tell me that what we witnessed Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands is a joke.

Anyone? Please?!

Okay, so no one is laughing (other than maybe the 49ers fans who are laughing at all those "experts" who thought the Giants would have a walk in the park against the significantly depleted defending NFC champions.

But in the land of the Giants, there is no joy. The team is 0-3--again. It looked flat and ineffective--again. And the same questions that have plagued this team for most of the last decade are back --again.

You can't use the excuse that there was no off-season--everyone was int he same boat, and heck, even the Giants started to show signs of progress in their first two games.

You can't use the absence of Saquon Barkley as an excuse because for as talented as he is, how many games have the Giants won with him in the lineup?

There are no excuses to explain this. None. 

And while I'm not sure exactly what the answer is outside of the tired cliches uttered by head coach Joe Judge and his players about "continue to keep chopping wood," "get back to work," etc., based on what that team showed Sunday, we're in for another long, miserable year unless someone figures out how to overcome the glaring issues on this team.

In this episode, I run down some of those issues, plus I address the elephant in the room: general manager Dave Gettleman and whether he should be fired now after an emotionally charged loss.

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HoogieCoogieMan
HoogieCoogieMan

Whoa, let's not panic.. at least not yet. It is only 3 games. Yes the players stunk, yes the coaching stunk, yes other teams dig their way out of the bottom and actually win some games, not so the Giants. Yes, DG hasn't fixed a bad team, it's still bad.... so far. Let's have the season play out and demand changes if necessary at the end of the season. Can't keep drafting QB's high, we'll never dig ourselves out of a hole. Fix one side of the ball in the draft, FA the other side of the ball.

Cowboyup
Cowboyup

Readers

As for Gettleman, it is a lot more than 3 games in. And we are worse than ever. Yes. We need something dramatic to happen to show that this is not acceptable.

TJaorch23
TJaorch23

I agree, this game really turned out to be a joke. I am a glass is half full kind of person, so I am not ready to throw this team, the coaches or DG out with the bath water yet. It's too early for this team and the coaches. Progress appeared to happening in the first two games, slow progress though and now its possible we have regression. But it's one game! We could have just been outmatched and out-witted by the almost Super Bowl champs game plan. If anyone is on the hot seat it's Gettleman since this is his team. Having said that, this is the first year the entire organization has committed to a rebuild. Prior to this DG was drafting and signing free agents to help Eli get to the promise-land. You can't hit homeruns on every draft pick and rounds 5 and later are just lottery tickets. I still like Barkley, Jones, Dexter, X. McKinney, Peart, Hernandez as building blocks going forward. I think the season is going to be about setting a culture and seeing what players rise. FYI, Leonard Williams has looked pretty good, and so has DGs 2020 FAs Martinez and Bradberry. Also did anyone note that Williams is stepping up as a leader as well. It's possible the team just needs time to find its identity and continue to develop what talent we have and note where we need to inject talent in upcoming drafts.

Cowboyup
Cowboyup

Readers

I believe Gentleman needs to go, as a symbol that Mara and Tisch are paying attention and, perhaps, even care. But I predict that we will hear the same, tired, losers' rhetoric from them: " we don't make decisions like that during the season." Which is just an excuse they hope will cover up the errors these men consistently make. Instead, it compounds their failure, and convinces fans that ownership is flat out incompetent. A fish rots from the head down.

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TJaorch23
TJaorch23

So you don't think 3 games in is too soon to make that call? Or are you saying, if the losing continues "blow it up" after what 8 games? And maybe you're thinking the last three years of losing is NOT all on DG, but at some point someone has to pay the piper? Don't get me wrong, I think Getty is the first man on the chopping block, but so far I am not ready to set a time and date for the beheading. OK, yeah that's a little gruesome. ;-)

SAIMULL
SAIMULL

The incestuous hiring practices at NYG are not inspiring, forward thinking or exciting. Gettlecakes was an incestuous hire. Joe Judge is too early to tell but his hiring also reeks of "I know a guy" theory. JG is again a known commodity at NYG- rank 2 most incestuous hiring after DG. What were they expecting? Watching Lamar and Josh Allen improve clearly shows how important coaching is over talent. If its not too late, fire JG and Jerry Schuplinski to get someone good for DJ. Or boy draft Justin Fields or Trevor. DJ is turning over more than Nathan Peterman.


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