Despite early distress, Tom Coughlin still bringing optimism


Sep 25, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin comes out to celebrate with his team after the Giants took a 21-7 lead in the second quarter over the Washington Redskinsat Fed Ex Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media for via USA TODAY Sports

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After starting the season 0-2 with an offense that looked clueless at times and struggled to protect the football, the New York Giants have found themselves with a winning record (3-2) for the first time in over a year due to their offense displaying an understanding in offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s scheme and becoming extremely efficient in it, especially with quarterback Eli Manning completing 66-percent of his passes on this season already.

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  • While we still have a long way to go in finish out this season, head coach Tom Coughlin has once again coached his team back from a poor start to having a lot of optimism going into Sunday night’s game against the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles. While the Eagles are arguably the Giants’ greatest test so far this season, questions regarding whether or not McAdoo’s offensive-scheme is feasible with this roster’s players are beginning to cease.

    Coughlin has had a knack for getting his team to perform when it mattered the most. Judging by his two Super Bowl Championship runs being performed in unprecedented paths, the Giants always come to play hard for their coach especially when they metaphorically have their backs up against the wall. While tomorrow night’s game is nowhere do-or-die, a game like this can easily dictate whether if the Giants end up playing in January along with possibly whether or not they open up playing in January at home or on the road.

    A win after Sunday night’s game can easily upswing the momentum in a big way. The Giants will need all the momentum they can get because following the Eagles are matchups at the Dallas Cowboys, a Monday night game against the Indianapolis Colts following a bye week, a trip to visit the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers, and a return trip by the Dallas Cowboys.

    If Giants fans think that distress has been knocking on the door, then they have not seen anything yet. The team should not look ahead as they are not expected to, but beating the Eagles tomorrow night will give them all the confidence they should need in order to go through the brutality of their schedule. The coaching has been great so far, but the players are believing in their roles under the coaching staff. In order for coaches to do their jobs better, their players need to believe in themselves and the system. It looks like everything is working hand-in-hand well so far. All that matters is to keep on winning before things start to unravel.

    Can Tom Coughlin keep winning, Giants Nation?