We are approaching the end of September. Gotham city is in panic. Local sports radio from Manhattan to East Rutherford is clueless. Clueless as to how a team with a roster stacked with talent top to bottom as the New York Giants somehow find themselves staring at an 0-3 hole and uncertain when their first win of the 2017 campaign will come.
I have been a NY Giants fan since 1990. But I have always been fair in my assessment of the team. Good or bad I always call it down the middle. Even when it hurts. The truth is they deserve everything bad that is coming to them.
Maybe it is time for a remix.
Maybe after two Super Bowl victories in ten years but mostly mediocrity around those title runs that it is time for General Manager Jerry Reese to be relieved of his duties.
Maybe the Ben McAdoo experience after only a year and three games -- which includes a playoff appearance have quickly wore thin.
Maybe it's time for the team to beginning transitioning to life without Eli Manning.
Call me crazy but a lot of this ineptitude I believe goes back to when the team and Tom Coughlin "mutually" parted ways following the 2015 season. I wasn't a fan of the way things ended with Coughlin. I say this acknowledging at the time of his dismissal the Giants since winning Super Bowl 46 in February 2012 proceeded to miss the postseason the next three seasons. For the short sighted football fan the firing was justified.
But then again short sighted fans also cheer for the Cleveland Browns.
How is that working out for them?
With Tom Coughlin you would have stability.
With Tom Coughlin you wouldn't be the laughing stock of the entire league.
With Tom Coughlin you wouldn't have Odell Beckham Jr's immature and juvenile antics go virtually ignored regardless of his talent and star power. Which includes his senseless, selfish and despicable act he pulled last week in Philadelphia, pretending to pee like a dog on the field following a touchdown. That doesn't go down on Coughlin's watch.
Enter Ben McAdoo, who seems for a lack of a better word, lost. He's parodied constantly across the media landscape by different football minds. It's deserved. None of the expectations the team had when hiring McAdoo have been met. Again, acknowledging that New York did make the postseason in it's first year.
Through three weeks the embattled coach looks in over his head. Maybe it is necessary he relinquish playcalling duties to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and instead put his focus situationally and abroad. Then again that would be McAdoo "firing himself" and honestly who in their right mind would do that?
Maybe I am just panicking. Then again I'm reminded that this all circles back to the very fact that a team loaded with as much talent as the New York football Giants should not be in this exact spot they are in.
But they are.
And they have no one to blame but themselves.