The New York Giants Can’t Be Fixed Overnight
Tebow is the last bastion of many things. His name alone makes him something the fans clamor for. His piety, likable demeanor, penchant for the dramatic and history as a winner at Florida will continue to create a groundswell among every fanbase that their team can somehow find a way to use him. Naturally the fact that he’s been out of work as a football player since the Patriots cut him flies completely over the heads of those who think Tebow can play in the NFL.
Simply put, there are 32 teams in the NFL and most people who own and run those teams are in a precarious situation of some sort. Whether it’s the owners who want to fill their stadiums, the general managers who want to find players and the coaches who want to win games to keep their jobs, they’re willing to tolerate a great deal – including immature, self-destructive and criminal players – to achieve their ends.
Giants ownership, GM Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin are not in the position where they would need or want to do something so stupid as to sign a player like Tebow who would be absolutely useless to them, but in terms of “what’s the difference?” it’s really not that far from where they sit for the present and immediate future.
They’re not going to be bad enough to wind up with one of the top two draft picks in 2014 to get Jadeveon Clowney. They have numerous holes to fill at running back and the offensive line. They’re going to have to make some difficult decisions with stalwarts from the two Super Bowls they won with Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning. Even the fact that they’re in a notoriously weak division is no consolation. As bad as the NFC East is, for the Giants to get into the playoff conversation, they’re going to have to win at least eight of their final ten games. Considering their lack of a running game, pass rush, injuries and teamwide realization that it’s just not going to happen for them this year, the likelihood of them mounting such a comeback is nonexistent.