Deja Blue: NYG Start 0-2
by John Jastremski
Sep 19, 2018 | 7261 views | 0 0 comments | 512 512 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It wasn’t supposed to start like this.

And it wasn’t supposed to look like this. Not after last year, not after this offseason, but here we are.

The New York Football Giants are 0-2 for the fifth time in six seasons.

With the schedule being the way that it is, it makes the 0-2 start feel that much worse. And it’s one thing to lose two games, but it’s another to look the way the Giants have starting off the 2018 season.

The Giants have been nothing short of a nightmare offensively in their first two games.

You have seen horrific offensive line play, a coaching staff that has not designed play calls with any sort of creativity and, yes, you have gotten poor quarterback play as well.

In fact, over the first two games of this season, the Giants have looked like a carbon copy of the offense we have seen each of the past two years.

The Giants so far this year have been one of the worst offensive teams in the sport, which was also the case each of the last two years.

However, when you consider their plan of attack in the offseason, the fact that the Giants offense has been so bad is absolutely shameful.

The Giants tried to put together a win-now approach for the 2018 season. They tried to build around their aging quarterback Eli Manning.

The Giants hired Pat Shurmur, who had tremendous success with the Vikings as their offensive coordinator a season ago.

The Giants signed Nate Solder and made him one of the highest-paid linemen in the sport. They paid Odell Beckham to make hime the highest-paid wide receiver in football, and they drafted running back Saquon Barkley with the second pick in the draft.

Giants fans were promised that an explosive offense was on it’s way back to MetLife Stadium and into your living room on Sunday.

Instead of that excitement that you expected to see, it has been nothing but ineptitude.

The Giants will have 14 more games to change their season narrative, but I continue to go back to the question we all were pondering around town back in mid-April.

Why would the Giants, after a 3-13 season with an aging quarterback, pass up a quarterback in the first round of this year's draft?

It just made too much sense for the Giants to get their successor for Eli Manning. They had their chance and decided to pass up Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen.

By choosing Saquon Barkley at number two, the Giants put themselves in a win-now position for the 2018 season.

If you fail to win now, it will only make April’s decision that much worse.

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