The Giants Are Not Ready For Some Football

It is time for me to predict the Giants season. It’s not a pretty picture, and I am amazed that some pundits are actually picking them for the playoffs. Maybe its the fact that this year should be our quadrennial trip to the Super Bowl?

I can get behind the ides of the offense scoring a lot of points. They certainly have the talent, but then again, who is going to block for them? As easy as it is to picture Eli and OBJ shredding NFL defense, it is also as easy to see Eli running for his life every time he drops back to pass. The offensive line is simply too big a question mark to convince me that the offense will be as explosive as advertised.

And the defense, oh the defense could be really bad. Who is going to rush the passer? And if they can’t rush the passer, what happens in the middle of the field? The corners are solid, but the safeties and linebackers might be terrible.

If I close my eyes and really use my imagination, I can get to 10-6 for this team. I would give the chances of that happening as very, very slim. Vegas puts the Giants at about 50-50 for 8 wins. That seems excessive to me as well. I am going to predict six wins. I think they lose to Dallas tomorrow night, beat Atlanta and Washington, to go 2-1. They split the next two, a loss in Buffalo and a win over San Francisco before losing three-straight against Dallas, Philly and New Orleans. They beat Tampa, lose to New England and head to their bye week with a 4-6 record. They beat Washington again, but then lose to the Jets, Dolphins, and Panthers to fall to 5-9. They split the final two- a win over Minnesota and another loss to Philadelphia. Now, if you want the optimistic case, change the losses to Buffalo, New Orleans, the Jets, and the Panthers to wins.

I don’t see it happening, and I don’t see the Giant careers of Tom Coughlin, Jerry Reese, or JPP extending beyond this upcoming year.

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