Stench of Sunday Should Signal a “Giant” Housecleaning
by John Jastremski
Nov 08, 2017 | 709 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It’s no secret that at the midway point of the 2017 NFL campaign that the Giants season is the definition of a lost cause.

The Giants went into their bye week with a record of 1-6. They’ve lost some of their best playmakers for the season and the question heading into the second half of the season wasn’t about this team’s ability to make a run at the postseason.

The questions about this Giant team revolved around effort, player discipline, and whether or not this team would play for head coach Ben McAdoo.

After Sunday’s debacle against the Los Angeles Rams, the entire Giants organization should be on notice.

If you are Giants general manager Jerry Reese and McAdoo, you cannot feel good about your job security.

Why? Well, for starters, Sunday’s game against the Rams is the sort of effort that will get you fired.

Not only did the Giants get smoked 51-17, but there was a serious impression that this was a team that was not giving their very best.

Remember, the Giants were coming off their bye week. This was supposed to be a healthier football team, a team that was out to prove that they still had something to play for.

It’s difficult to make the claim that the Giants were giving you maximum effort when the Rams on a 3rd and 33 completed a screen pass that goes over 50 yards for a touchdown.

That is a play that will be the top lowlight, of which there are many, of this 2017 season.

The Giants didn’t tackle. They didn’t even give the impression they wanted to tackle and chase down the Rams, and the result is the garbage product that you saw on the field Sunday.

To make matters worse, McAdoo was asked about whether or not the performance could be described as embarrassing.

He begged to differ, he was “disappointed.”

Disappointed?

I’m disappointed when I can’t find a spot on the street to park my car, but when my team gives up 50-plus points, I had better be embarrassed.

Most Giants fans expect to hear a better response from the coach of the team as opposed to what he gave you on Sunday.

The fan base expects accountability and leadership. There was none of that on Sunday

The Giants have lacked discipline with their players over the last two years. It’s continued over the last few weeks, and now they have quit.

This season is a lost cause, this regime is a lost cause, and unless something dramatically changes over the next eight weeks, who could advocate for either Reese or McAdoo.

Giants ownership historically speaking has always been patient when it comes to front office and coaching changes.

What usually sparks them to act? Negative fan reaction, empty seats and irrelevant December football.

You’ll have all of those factors in play throughout the final eight games of the year.

If the Giants decide to clean house in the offseason, Sunday’s game will be one of the main reasons why.

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(Season Record: 19-26-1)

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