Giants Show No Energy in Loss to 'Skins

On Friday I wrote my post about what to look for in the game Sunday when the Giants met the Redskins in New Jersey. I stated that the Redskins would pull out all the tricks and gadgets and try to mis-direction the Giants all day. I was shocked when the very first play was a flea-flicker (into the wind)that was intercepted by Corey Webster. The Giants D had passed their first test. However, after three straight incompletions by Eli, and his drop happy receivers, back on the field came the defense. Washington continued their tries at trickery until they seemed to realize, there was no need. The Giants couldn’t stop the straight ahead run, and to complete short passes against the Giants theses days is child’s play. A myriad of third and one, third and two, or three were converted with ease. The players continue to implore the crowd on every third down to get up and cheer, but the stops just seem to never come anymore. The fan in front of me finally yelled “Stop asking us to make the play.. Make a stop!”.
The Giants lost their initial attempt at getting ahead and keeping the positive energy going. The drops by Nicks, Cruz, and Ballard were sickening, and the fact that Kevin Gilbride seemed to not want to run the ball was highly questionable. I know the wind in the stadium can affect your thought process and yesterday was quite windy. It seemed he planned to throw when they had the wind no matter how well they were running the ball. The result, of course, was being behind and having to force throws into the wind later in the game.
What used to be a perfect day for a home Giants game turned into one of the worst efforts by this team in years. It was unfortunate that it came at this time, but at this point you have to ask yourself what would be the point of making the playoffs.

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