Good morning all, long weekend turned a bit longer for yours truly, my apologies for not chiming in with my two sense yesterday morning! Lots to catch up on today.
Mathias Kiwanuka is okay, Benedict Kiwanuka, not so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mathias and his family during this difficult time following the tragic motorcycle crash late last week which left Benedict Kiwanuka in critical, and now stable, condition. Kiwi was not injured and will be present today for the start of another round of OTA(s), but he was reportedly shaken at the time of the incident (don’t blame Kiwi for being upset after watching his older brother fly some 20 feet in the air, sustaining a severe arm injury and a multitude of other internal injuries).
All of this begs the question, why race motorcycles on city streets without a helmet? Let’s give Kiwi the benefit of the doubt here, but he did exercise poor judgment and assumed a whole lot of risk riding a motorcycle, hopefully, lesson learned. Life is too short to sacrifice your melon on a bike, that’s it.
As OTA(s) start, former Giant, Antonio Pierce, has created a bit of a controversy after publicly proclaiming that Tom Coughlin enters the 2010 season on “the hot seat.” Is Tom Coughlin really on the hot seat? The answer has to be yes after several late season collapse since the Super Bowl in 2007 and last year’s effort down the stretch was horrible and an embarrassment for the entire organization. Antonio Pierce simply said what everyone is quietly saying, this is a huge year for Coughlin and his coaching staff, a return to the playoffs is the expectation, as it should be.
Coughlin has one year left on his contract extension signed post Super Bowl victory in 2007, even Coughlin admits that this is a “what have you done for me lately” league. The good news for Giant fans is that Tom Coughlin does his best coaching and motivating when the naysayers are out in full force. With a lot of attention going to Rex Ryan and the Jets, and to the newly built Redskins, the new offense of the Eagles, and the predicted success of the Cowboys, the Giants are officially flying under the radar which is exactly where Tom Coughlin wants to be. Coughlin plays the underdog card like a fiddle, let the sweet music play loud. Stay Blue!