No time to panic for 0-2 Giants

Giants playing for their future Hall of Fame head coach

9/20/13 in NFL   |   jakeryanbrown   |   28 respect

Sep 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin during the game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY SportsToo many people tend to believe the NFL season is determined after just two weeks.  That would mean the 0-2 New York Giants are done and have no hope.  People are talking about the same Giants team that won two Super Bowl titles with Eli Manning behind center and Tom Coughlin on the sidelines.  This is the same Giants team that started 2007 with a 0-2 start and went on to win the Super Bowl.  This time around, they have a chip on their shoulder.
Coach Coughlin’s younger brother, John, passed away unexpectedly Monday night at the age of 63.  The heartbreaking news came the day after the Giants lost to the Broncos 41-23 at MetLife Stadium as Peyton defeated his younger brother.  For Big Blue, there’s no time to panic.  This team has great respect for the coach that led them to two rings in the last five years.  Two losses to start the season and the tragic passing of Coughlin’s brother will only have the Giants playing their hearts out in a game they need to win Sunday down in Carolina. 
There’s no time to panic after just two weeks, but a loss to the Panthers Sunday would change that mindset.  A win Sunday and the first two losses are forgotten about.  This team now has a chip on their shoulder and plenty of people doubting them, but with one of the most clutch quarterbacks in NFL history behind center, Big Blue shouldn’t be concerned.  Manning will be sure to turn it around after throwing for seven interceptions in the first two weeks.  The Giants turned the ball over six times in the opener against the Cowboys, and still managed to lose by just five in Dallas.  They were outplayed in week two against the Broncos, but Denver looks like a Super Bowl team this season.  It’s go time for the Giants now and time for them to play for their head coach.  It’s time for their defense to be physical and get some pressure on their quarterback with that lethal defensive line. 
If the Giants will write the ship, they need production in the backfield.  They desperately need David Wilson to keep the ball off the ground and take some pressure off Manning.  If this team can get production at running back from Wilson and Jacobs, this offense becomes that much more dangerous.  That will allow the Giants to CRUZ on offense and get to the top of the NFC East standings.  This division has not been too impressive the first couple of weeks and for people to think that the Giants are out of any playoff race this early is absurd.  Expect the New York Giants to leave it all out on the field down in Charlotte and turn this season around Sunday and do it for Tom Coughlin. 
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