Giants Opener: An Embarrassing Effort

Sep 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) goes up for reception and runs it in for touch down against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Dallas Cowboys defeat the New York Giants by a score of 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

After all the talk, all the hype, all the preseason talk, the Giants came out flat and looked like a team coming off a 6 win season not a Championship season. The Cowboys came into Metlife stadium and handed the Giants a big loss in the season opener. The Giants lost to the Redskins last year and if history has a way of repeating it could be a good sign.

The Offense looked out of sync on all aspects. They couldn’t run the ball again and had a lot of drops by the receivers. The line had no surge and did a mediocre job at protecting Eli at best. The receivers looked slow in their breaks and were not able to get separation from the Dallas DB’s. Ahmad Bradshaw could not get anything going until the Giants final drive. The David Wilson fumble killed what looked like a nice drive and it seemed the offense couldn’t recover after that. Eli had to take a lot of short passes and couldn’t find the big play til the last drive with a deep completion to Hixon.

The Defense had a few moments but looked bad overall. The DB’s couldn’t cover the receivers and had a ton of trouble on the double moves and gave up big play after big play. The front seven consistently did not make tackles, they didn’t wrap up and seemed to be waiting for someone else to make a play. The D line did not keep contain or stay in their lanes and let Romo escape several times to extend plays and make big completions.

The Giants need to watch a lot of tape and stop thinking about last year. They need to all step up, make plays and not wait for the other guy to do it. The good news is that the Giants have  week and a half to work out the kinks and get their heads straight before the Tampa game.

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