"We need to win a damn game."
No truer words have ever been spoken. Normally, I'd say Ben McAdoo is an idiot, he's got no clue what he's doing, however when he let those words rip it resonated with me. The Giants need to just win a damn game. Everyone is so worried about if we can still somehow make the playoffs, but we just need to focusing on winning one game before we try to win enough to make the playoffs. This team was trying to win the Super Bowl in week one before they even got a first down. Everyone is way too far ahead of themselves and it's time to pull back.
The Giants are 0-4, that's bad, that's real bad actually, but you know what is worse, 0-5. Time to get rid of that doughnut in the win column, time to get that winning feeling back, and a home game against the San Diego Chargers is the perfect way to get back on track. The Giants NEED to get a win this week. I don't care what happened in September, I don't care what is going to happen in November, December, and January, all I care about is what is going to happen October 7th at 1:00pm in MetLife stadium. Giants winning that game is all that matters at this point.
Cant focus on the odds of winning 10 in a row, no we can only focus on beating San Diego on Sunday, and that's what we're going to do. The game plan stays basically the same, the execution just needs improvement. I know it doesn't look like it's working because the Giants are 0-4, but that's solely because the game plan hasn't been executed. The first two weeks the game plan was awful, adjustments were made, and the Giants have found themselves with the lead late in ball games. The reason we haven't won is because the lack of execution for 60 minutes. Receivers dropping passes has to stop, Odell I don't care how many highlight reel plays you make, if you can't make the simple plays you aren't a fucking superstar. The running game is pathetic, however it seemed to have found some life when Wayne Gallman stepped into the role. Other than that I really have no complaints with the offense, the o-line has been better, mostly because Eli gets the ball out in 2 seconds, but that's the game plan now, and Eli has been excelling in this game plan.
As for the defense, what the fuck happened. The pass rush is just non existent whatsoever. I hear about how great our defensive line is but don't see the results, honestly. Not once this season have they taken over a game by just completely disrupting the quarterback with constant pressure for 4 quarters. The secondary has been mostly fine besides for Eli Apple, who seems to be stuck in college with the way he only plays the receiver and not the ball. Kid has all the talent and tools to be a shutdown corner, he just can't seem to get his head turned around to the ball, though. The linebackers have been saving the defenses bacon, who would've thought they'd be our strength. Yeah the run defense has been awful, mostly due to the lack of penetration up front, not due to our linebackers missing tackles. B.J. Goodson is shaping into a leader on this defense, making play after play, flying all over the field, all the while directing traffic. The special teams has been atrocious and has cost us games in back to back weeks to be completely honest. The defense and offense haven't executed to level we need them to, however if the special teams did their job we'd be 2-2 right now. A punt return touchdown, a missed field goal, and two shanked punts away from 2-2.
Hindsight is 20/20 though, it's tough to win games in this league regardless of who you play, but I know this Giants team can beat anyone. That's why I'm not nervous whatsoever still. We just need to win a damn game and that's what we're going to do this week against San Diego. We'll worry about everything else later for now we just gotta win a damn game. That's the motto moving forward.
Buy a shirt. This is the mantra going forward in the McAdoo era.