As we conclude the 2018 NFL season for the New York Giants, many thoughts percolate around East Rutherford.
Sure there were some good things that surrounded the New York Giants this year. And there are also nuisances that continue to crop up no matter who the head coach is. It’s funny that a team can turn over a roster significantly, yet personality traits still appear, and some of those traits are not desired ones.
During this holiday season, we realize that New York Giants players and coaches are human, and the criticism we sometimes heap on them only applies to those individuals in the football realm. For example, quarterback Eli Manning remains a person to which we all should aspire to be.
Manning led the franchise to two Super Bowl titles, and he won the Walter Payton Man-of-the-Year award. These achievements cannot be taken away, even if we believe his time as signal-caller has passed.
General manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur are good people, even if we don’t agree with every decision they make. Keep in mind that being a good person doesn’t guarantee success either.
This 2018 New York Giants campaign didn’t turn out like we wanted, and with 2019 rapidly approaching, here are some thoughts as we turn the page on this NFL season.