Through four weeks, the NY Giants have been embarrassed in three of their contests, being outscored 94-15 in those games. This is simply inexcusable and not what anyone expected after the G-Men went to the postseason in 2022.
The recipe New York has been cooking with has created a disastrous product and whether it's an issue with the chefs, or the recipe itself, we have to see some modifications. Hopefully, as the season progresses, we see Brian Daboll and the Giants enact these four changes for the betterment of the team:
4. Fire special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey
This may seem like an odd request, as for the casual fan, special teams don't seem all that important. However, in the case of the Giants, special teams has been nothing short of awful. Not only has the team's special teams unit been disastrous to start the season, but really in the last couple of years the Giants have had a bottom-tier unit. Despite this, Thomas McGaughey has stuck around and has been with the team since 2018.
Now, McGaughey has been behind some pretty darn successful units. In fact, in 2018 and 2019, McGaughey's first two seasons with the team, the Giants ranked second and first in kick return yards, respectively. In recent years, though, the Giants' special teams unit has looked rather suspect and with how unprepared they've consistently looked, the blame very well may belong to McGaughey.
In his last two seasons as coordinator, the Giants have ranked 26th and 22nd in kick return yards on top of a plethora of other issues. New York has consistently gotten killed on special teams regardless of what side of the ball they're on. For example, even just last week against the Seahawks, the Giants had a TON of special teams problems.
It may be a little unrealistic for McGaughey to be fired just four weeks into the season. However, if something doesn't change or improve soon, Daboll and Joe Schoen may have no choice. With how poor everything has been going for the Giants, they can't afford to let special teams continue to be an issue.