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Manning
12-24-2012, 02:00 PM
Fortunately we were able to overcome the 07 and 11 collapses and right the ship at very end. But more often than not, we can't right the ship.

2006 - start 6-2. Lost 4 straight to start 2nd half with some embarrassing losses. Backdoored into playoffs at 8-8.
2007 - start 6-2. Have embarrassing losses to cowboys, red skins, and Vikings. Down vs a poor Buffalo team, we were fortunate enough to fight back and win a must win game. Finish 10-6.
2009 - we start 5-0. We were freaking 5-0. We lose 4 straight starting with CC Brown playing the single worst game for a player in Giants history vs the Saints who were also 5-0.in last four games of season, we gave up 40+ points in each game. Finish 8-8.
2010 - start 6-2. Start 2nd half losing to cowboys and eagles back to back. We fight back to only need one win vs Eagles and Packers to clinch a playoff berth. We witness the biggest chokejob in NFL history vs Eagles and just get blown out by the Packers. Finish 10-6.
2011 - start 6-2 AGAIN. Lose 4 straight, tho the schedule was very difficult. Still need to win one. Down 12 points to cowboys which might have been our 5th straight loss, eli saves the team and the coaches. Then get embarrassed by redskins, and then finish season strong obviously. Finish 9-7.
2012 - start 6-2 AGAIN. currently 8-7.

Something's got to change.

Antwuan
12-24-2012, 02:03 PM
You can add 2008 as well even though we were consistent in the regular season, but the Giants only won 1 game out of their last 4 after starting 11-1.

I Hate T.O.
12-24-2012, 02:03 PM
scary.....

Manning
12-24-2012, 02:04 PM
You can add 2008 as well even though we were consistent in the regular season, but the Giants only won 1 game out of their last 4 after starting 11-1.
I left it out since we won that Panthers game, and didn't play starters entire game in Week17.

titwio
12-24-2012, 02:04 PM
^^ Minnesota game doesn't count though. They pulled the starters.

Buddy333
12-24-2012, 02:07 PM
I left it out since we won that Panthers game, and didn't play starters entire game in Week17.Yeah but they where 1-3 their last 4 games. Last year they won their last 2 games. See? In 2008 they had a second half collapse but maybe it should be left out because of the Burress thing.

GFiP
12-24-2012, 02:08 PM
2008 is the worst collapse of all.. 11-1 and unstoppable and played like garbage the last 5 games. We should have repeated that year.

Manning
12-24-2012, 02:12 PM
If you want to see something beautiful, watch that 2008 oline. Our run game was unstoppable due to that line. Any of us would have been a 1000 yard rusher behind it. We never had lost yardage on runs, and we literally would bust out 10 yard runs every other play.

Manning
12-24-2012, 05:42 PM
Yeah but they where 1-3 their last 4 games. Last year they won their last 2 games. See? In 2008 they had a second half collapse but maybe it should be left out because of the Burress thing.

It's close, I like to think they just laid an egg vs Eagles in playoffs.

BMW
12-24-2012, 06:12 PM
Most teams actually get better as the year goes on, look at this season. Probably at least 10 teams got better as the year went on, but this team I have no idea what their problem is. I blame coaching first because that is what needs to be looked at first.

Parademon
12-24-2012, 08:18 PM
Starting next season, I will never get excited at 6-2 starts. The yearly 2nd half collapses are aging me beyond my yrs!

M00KIE
12-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Most teams actually get better as the year goes on, look at this season. Probably at least 10 teams got better as the year went on, but this team I have no idea what their problem is. I blame coaching first because that is what needs to be looked at first.

You have no idea? It's simple. Look at the schedule.

stormblue
12-24-2012, 08:30 PM
You have no idea? It's simple. Look at the schedule.

same schedule as the rest of the division.....except the 2 special games against tiered opponents.
14 identical games.

Manning
12-24-2012, 08:35 PM
same schedule as the rest of the division.....except the 2 special games against tiered opponents.
14 identical games.

Ironically we won those two games vs packers and 9ers.

laylow28
12-24-2012, 09:46 PM
2008 is the worst collapse of all.. 11-1 and unstoppable and played like garbage the last 5 games. We should have repeated that year. I believe we were gonna repeat,but then a gun went off.

GMEN86900711
12-24-2012, 09:51 PM
I believe we were gonna repeat,but then a gun went off.

2008 was tough to swallow. They looked poised to repeat, but peaked too soon and the late bye hurt. Once we lost Burress, we lost our balance and the run game suffered big time. I had visions of 15-1 or 14-2 but instead ended up with a pedestrian 12-4 and first round exit.

oldschoolGMEN
12-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Fortunately we were able to overcome the 07 and 11 collapses and right the ship at very end. But more often than not, we can't right the ship.

2006 - start 6-2. Lost 4 straight to start 2nd half with some embarrassing losses. Backdoored into playoffs at 8-8.
2007 - start 6-2. Have embarrassing losses to cowboys, red skins, and Vikings. Down vs a poor Buffalo team, we were fortunate enough to fight back and win a must win game. Finish 10-6.
2009 - we start 5-0. We were freaking 5-0. We lose 4 straight starting with CC Brown playing the single worst game for a player in Giants history vs the Saints who were also 5-0.in last four games of season, we gave up 40+ points in each game. Finish 8-8.
2010 - start 6-2. Start 2nd half losing to cowboys and eagles back to back. We fight back to only need one win vs Eagles and Packers to clinch a playoff berth. We witness the biggest chokejob in NFL history vs Eagles and just get blown out by the Packers. Finish 10-6.
2011 - start 6-2 AGAIN. Lose 4 straight, tho the schedule was very difficult. Still need to win one. Down 12 points to cowboys which might have been our 5th straight loss, eli saves the team and the coaches. Then get embarrassed by redskins, and then finish season strong obviously. Finish 9-7.
2012 - start 6-2 AGAIN. currently 8-7.

Something's got to change.


May be true except Coughlin and this team gave us two dramatic SuperBowl Trophies in 6 years.. Because of that they get a free pass.. Think about it we won two SuperBowls in 6 years and you want to make a change with coaching staff. Coughlin and Eli will never be let go.. All we need to do is retool.

bearbryant
12-24-2012, 11:59 PM
May be true except Coughlin and this team gave us two dramatic SuperBowl Trophies in 6 years.. Because of that they get a free pass.. Think about it we won two SuperBowls in 6 years and you want to make a change with coaching staff. Coughlin and Eli will never be let go.. All we need to do is retool.
Do you believe thats all this team must do to agaion be a competitive franchise? Come on!

L.T.56
12-25-2012, 12:16 AM
even in 2004 they started 5-2 and then went on to lose eight straight. and 2005 after having a solid season they were anemic in that home playoff game against the panthers getting shutout 23-0. i still remember that game. it was sickening to watch.

Rat_bastich
12-25-2012, 12:25 AM
2008 was tough to swallow. They looked poised to repeat, but peaked too soon and the late bye hurt. Once we lost Burress, we lost our balance and the run game suffered big time. I had visions of 15-1 or 14-2 but instead ended up with a pedestrian 12-4 and first round exit.

Yep, I attribute the 2008 season to Quick Draw McGraw and not the coaches. They were on a roll until he decided to shoot without aiming.

Redeyejedi
12-25-2012, 12:33 AM
same schedule as the rest of the division.....except the 2 special games against tiered opponents.
14 identical games. the structure of the schedule Giants played weaker teams in the 1st half

Overdrive92
12-25-2012, 12:47 AM
the structure of the schedule Giants played weaker teams in the 1st half

I have found this to be true.

I'm not using it as an excuse for the annual collapses, but anyone who doesn't notice that our second half schedule is ALWAYS back-loaded with tough games every year is oblivious. This year is just another example. First half? Tampa Bay, Carolina, Cleveland, all teams in last year's bottom 10. Second half? Atlanta, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Green Bay, all teams in the Playoffs last year.

Feel free to look back in history. It's not just this year. It's every year.