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RoanokeFan
11-07-2012, 10:39 AM
http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/11/7/3612728/new-york-giants-nfl-week-10-cincinnati-bengals-preview-nfl-playoffs

Excerpt: "When the calendar turns to November and the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) lose football games, like they did Sunday at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/pittsburgh-steelers), the talk inevitably turns to the team's propensity under Tom Coughlin for struggling in the second half of the regular season.

You know the talk is coming -- in fact, we have already discussed it somewhat (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/11/5/3606134/second-half-swoons-giants-tom-coughlin-eli-manning-justin-tuck). Giants' players know it is coming. Tom Coughlin hates hearing about it, but he has to know -- and understand -- why it is coming.

The Giants have a forgettable November history, 13-19 now under Coughlin. Five of those November victories came in 2008, when they followed up with a 1-3 December. So, take away 2008 and the Giants 8-19 in those other seven Novembers.

So, yes, when the Giants lose their first game in November -- especially squandering a 14-point lead at home in the fourth quarter -- the ugly questions will again come to the forefront.

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York today addressed the question of what the 2012 New York Giants are (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8600825/new-york-giants-determined-rise-novembers-past). He asked:
Are they the team that dominated San Francisco and Carolina on the road? Are they the team that starts off slow and needs fourth-quarter comebacks, like they did against Tampa Bay and Washington? Or are they the team that struggles when defenses take away Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz) and Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks) from Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) and has difficulty scoring touchdowns in the red zone?" Read more...

JesseJames
11-07-2012, 11:38 AM
at this point in the season I have no idea who we can beat or what team is able to crush us because we seem to have no identity, right now we look like the same old Giants team that no one can figure out..

Moke
11-07-2012, 12:10 PM
This article is spot on about the Giants.

eastbayblue
11-07-2012, 12:21 PM
http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/11/7/3612728/new-york-giants-nfl-week-10-cincinnati-bengals-preview-nfl-playoffs

Excerpt: "When the calendar turns to November and the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) lose football games, like they did Sunday at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/pittsburgh-steelers), the talk inevitably turns to the team's propensity under Tom Coughlin for struggling in the second half of the regular season.

You know the talk is coming -- in fact, we have already discussed it somewhat (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/11/5/3606134/second-half-swoons-giants-tom-coughlin-eli-manning-justin-tuck). Giants' players know it is coming. Tom Coughlin hates hearing about it, but he has to know -- and understand -- why it is coming.

The Giants have a forgettable November history, 13-19 now under Coughlin. Five of those November victories came in 2008, when they followed up with a 1-3 December. So, take away 2008 and the Giants 8-19 in those other seven Novembers.

So, yes, when the Giants lose their first game in November -- especially squandering a 14-point lead at home in the fourth quarter -- the ugly questions will again come to the forefront.

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York today addressed the question of what the 2012 New York Giants are (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8600825/new-york-giants-determined-rise-novembers-past). He asked:
Are they the team that dominated San Francisco and Carolina on the road? Are they the team that starts off slow and needs fourth-quarter comebacks, like they did against Tampa Bay and Washington? Or are they the team that struggles when defenses take away Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz) and Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks) from Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) and has difficulty scoring touchdowns in the red zone?" Read more...


Pretty sure we only squandered a 10 point lead, where does he get 14? It was 20-10?

gumby74
11-07-2012, 12:40 PM
yes sir. as eli goes so do the giants. 2011 aside eli has been up and down his entire career.

giantsforce
11-07-2012, 12:56 PM
http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/11/7/3612728/new-york-giants-nfl-week-10-cincinnati-bengals-preview-nfl-playoffs

Excerpt: "When the calendar turns to November and the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) lose football games, like they did Sunday at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/pittsburgh-steelers), the talk inevitably turns to the team's propensity under Tom Coughlin for struggling in the second half of the regular season.

You know the talk is coming -- in fact, we have already discussed it somewhat (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/11/5/3606134/second-half-swoons-giants-tom-coughlin-eli-manning-justin-tuck). Giants' players know it is coming. Tom Coughlin hates hearing about it, but he has to know -- and understand -- why it is coming.

The Giants have a forgettable November history, 13-19 now under Coughlin. Five of those November victories came in 2008, when they followed up with a 1-3 December. So, take away 2008 and the Giants 8-19 in those other seven Novembers.

So, yes, when the Giants lose their first game in November -- especially squandering a 14-point lead at home in the fourth quarter -- the ugly questions will again come to the forefront.

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York today addressed the question of what the 2012 New York Giants are (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8600825/new-york-giants-determined-rise-novembers-past). He asked:
Are they the team that dominated San Francisco and Carolina on the road? Are they the team that starts off slow and needs fourth-quarter comebacks, like they did against Tampa Bay and Washington? Or are they the team that struggles when defenses take away Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz) and Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks) from Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) and has difficulty scoring touchdowns in the red zone?" Read more...
8-19 in those other seven Novembers. Isn't that the second half collapses that we are used to seen under Coughlin? Well, this article offers nothing new that we do not already know, except for the homers of course that have the blinders on and cannot see any reason for criticism. It is interesting that when in our posts we point this year after year and the only thing the homers come back is :but they "gave" us 2 SB in 4 years. Which is a fallacy because under Coughlin is 2SB's in 9 years. Whatever. By now, I am used to some people here being "positive" and that the coaching staff's **** does not stink.