It Doesn’t Matter

Apparently the fact that the Giants closed the season 7-3 matters. Apparently, that should erase the fact that they started out 0-6 due to some massive misjudgments of their personnel.

Stop for a minute and think about the teams the Giants beat over the final 10 games.

They beat a mediocre Eagles team at home. Yes, I know the Eagles made the playoffs, but that is because they play in the NFC East and Tony Romo had a herniated disc.

They beat Minnesota when Minnesota decided to try Josh Freeman at QB.

They beat Oakland a team that finished 4-12.

They beat Green Bay, but the Packers were without Rodgers at the time.

They beat a 3-13 Washington team twice.

And they beat a collapsing Lions team that fired their coach today.

But most of all, when it really mattered, against Dallas at home, or San Diego on the road, they lost. So please don’t try and make 7-9 sound better than it is. This was a terrible year and that’s really all that matters when we look back on 2013.

That isn’t a very constructive exercise, better to look ahead to 2014. The Giants clearly have some large holes to fill. They need to rebuild the offensive line completely. They need to tighten up a porous defense and they need to make some calls on some major free agents. I’ll get to all of that in 2014, but for now let’s be honest- this was a bad season.

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  • blmeanie  On January 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    More importantly, what is yesterday had been Super Bowl Sunday? Would they have cancelled because of the weather?

  • blmeanie  On January 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Fantastic comparison of the Manning brothers here:

    This chart and explanation is awesome:

    Cmp Att Cmp% Yds Yds/Att TD INT
    Player A 450 659 68.3% 5,477 8.3 55 10
    Player B 326 481 67.8% 4,291 8.9 51 2

    Player A is Peyton Manning’s 2013 season.
    Player B is Eli Manning’s cumulative performance across the 16 best starts of his career.
    And Eli is 33. Peyton just dropped that season at 37. I’m not even sure how that’s possible.

  • blmeanie  On January 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Nope, just thought it was interesting, the guy that has two rings compiled career best season isn’t even as good as the others current season. Puts things in perspective, that’s all.

    • nysportsfanatic  On January 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      True, but I would still pick him over his brother if the game was on the line late in the 4th quarter.

  • blmeanie  On February 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Great 1st half!

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