Time for Tom to go?

12/15/13 in NFL   |   nickycegz   |   1 respect

It has been a very rough season for the New York Giants, we know that. After another embarrassing loss to the Seattle Seahawks being the only team to be shutout this season, the question is who is to blame? The most obvious solution is to look at the Quarterback, Eli Manning. Manning has definitely not played up to his standards, leading the league in interceptions, but he has not had much help around him. He has been sacked this year more than any other time in his career and there is still two games to play. The running game was non existent until Andre Brown returned in week 10. The amount of injury to Chris snee and the poor signings of David Baas and re-signing of Will Beatty has been a combination that has Eli running for his life. The Giants aerial attack is only as good as its offensive line because the deep routes designed for the receivers to run need time to develop. For me the blame for this goes on General Manager Jerry Reese, if you commit those lucrative deals to both Beatty and Baas then they have to protect your Quarterback, which they have not. After the Quarterback the next up in the blame game is Coach Tom Coughlin, being the oldest Head Coach in the league people are going to question if he lost his coaching edge. I do not believe that is the case but when you coach somewhere for so long it is possible that your word does not resonate as much in the locker room, as odd as that sounds. I think that Coughlin will be back next year, but if the Giants want to be competitive again next year they need to get new personal protectors for Eli Manning.
Dec 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts during the first half of game against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
 
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