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    No Panic In Big Blueprint

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1231243

    Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin is 66 years old and seems to have the energy of a man in his 40s. If he’s planning on retiring anytime soon, no one seems to know it. And Eli Manning will turn 32 on Thursday, and just based on what his brother is doing, he seems to have the genetics to play at least another 5-6 years.

    So the idea that the Giants’ championship window is closing anytime soon is silly. They missed the playoffs by one game, thanks to four losses by a touchdown or less. They are still a “relevant” team, as GM Jerry Reese said and not far off from being a Super Bowl contender."

    There’s no reason they can’t quickly retool and compete for a championship next year.

    “Absolutely. No question,” Justin Tucksaid. “Obviously when you talk about championships it always starts with the quarterback position. And we have a great one. Then you go to the sum of the parts.”

    Those parts, Tuck accurately said, include an offensive line that gave up a league-low 20 sacks, a running back (Ahmad Bradshaw) who gained 1,000 yards, and a young and dynamic receiving duo in Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz. Yes, he admitted, the defense has “some holes” but it’s hardly void of talent, either.

    “For whatever reason, it didn’t happen for us this year,” Tuck said. “But I have no reason to doubt we’ll have the opportunity to turn that around next year.”

    It won’t take a massive rebuilding project or a spending spree either. The Giants are close to another run. Here’s how they can get closer:" Read more...
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    yep....as bad as they were at times only one win away from getting in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GameTime View Post
    yep....as bad as they were at times only one win away from getting in....
    One field goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameTime View Post
    yep....as bad as they were at times only one win away from getting in....
    It's a game of inches and seconds
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    At the beginning of the year, I looked at the schedule and said there was no way the Giants could make the playoffs. While the SB champs are supposed to get it tough, their schedule was ridiculous.

    I think one of two things not happening would have made the Giants year: 1. Nicks not being hurt; 2. One or two less injuries in the secondary.

    A healthy Nicks would have given us at least one or two more wins. opposing teams got to concentrate on Cruz. Looking back, too bad we didn't keep Manningham. HIxon just doesn't measure up to those three; Bennett could have helped a lot if he had been a force.

    OUr secondary was dreadful most of the time. Partly a function of our mysterious lack of pass rush, but injuries hurt us there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    It's a game of inches and seconds

    For the Giants. For a lot of other teams, it's really not that much of a big deal at times.

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    We were in contention this year until the last game of the year and we will be in contention next year.. we have too much talent to not be..

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    No for nothing, but I wouldn't mind seeing a little bit of panic or urgency in the offseason. Some of our SB heros are losing their shine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBomb View Post
    No for nothing, but I wouldn't mind seeing a little bit of panic or urgency in the offseason. Some of our SB heros are losing their shine.
    The question there is can they get it back? When I read Tuck saying he'll be around for a long time and he thinks he has 6 or 7 years left I cringe if he means here if he's not going to play any better than he did this season.
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    Why should they panic? It's been a long time since a Super Bowl winning team has won a post season game the next year. The Giants are not the only team to not qualify for the post season the year after winning the Super Bowl. The Steelers didn't qualify after they won it one year and where back in the Super Bowl soon after.

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