The Giants (1-6) take on the Rams (5-2) at MetLife Stadium coming off their bye week.
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Well, I had a completely different mindset about this Giants team coming off the bye week. I thought I would see a team that was regrouped, learned from their mistakes in the first half, and come back with a fire and intensity.
Instead, I find a team that is in complete disarray and crumbling before my eyes.
The latest incident with Jackrabbit is what throws me over the edge. It just shows me that these players -- key components on this squad I might add -- either don't want to finish out the season strong, or just don't want to play for McAdoo. Jenkins didn't show up and didn't even bother to alert the Giants he was going to be late. As a veteran, he knows exactly what the consequence was going to be, but it seems he couldn't care less.
Jonathan Casillas said it perfectly when referring to bad-record teams versus good-record teams. Showing up late and disciplinary incidents happen for every team, but there's a big difference if that team is winning and losing. The Giants are obvioiusly on the latter half, but it is worse for them as an 11-5 record last season combined with high expectations this year has virtaully killed the spirit of the team.
To me, all these incidents from Eli Apple to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to this most recent one shows me that the Giants are sickened by what this season has already become, and unfortunately at this point, they could care less.
But there are nine games left to play, and if something doesn't get resolved in the locker room, each game from here on out is going to feel like an eternity for them and the fans.
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Today's Giants links roundup
The Giants shunned Rams T Andrew Whitworth in free agency, and he has "been outstanding" this season >> Zach Braziller, NY Post
Does anyone on the Giants care? >> Paul Schwartz, NY Post