A Tradition Unlike Any Other : The Giants Make Me Want To Vomit

The New York Football Giants, the team that I have been a die-hard fan of since birth opened up the 2020 NFL season and they squandered the game against the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers. The Giants had so many chances and the weak offensive line and the inefficient decision making by the second year QB Daniel Jones finally did the Giants in and giving all of us Giants fans flashbacks of the last five seasons of Giants football.

Saquon Barkley is the best running back in the league and the Giants offensive line is so bad that Barkley hovered on the verge of negative rushing yards in this game. The Giants had absolutely no answer for the Steelers blitz packages and Daniel Jones was in danger of being decapitated on multiple occasions.

Late in the third quarter the Giants were in the red zone with a chance to take the lead, trailing by six, when Daniel Jones rolled out of the pocket and instead of throwing the ball away or taking the sack decided to toss the ball in the air into the arms of a Steelers offensive lineman. This was his second interception of the game, the first was also tossed into the arms of a defensive lineman, it’s never a good sign when your QB has multiple interceptions to the big ugly’s in the trenches.

Since the day the Giants hired Joe Judge and Jason Garrett I have been all in, I loved these hires. The Giants did look better in a lot of aspects and I credit that to the coaching staff. The defensive line and linebacking corp looked way better than they did under the guidance of Ben Mcadoo and Pat Shurmur, so for that I am hopeful. I do think Blake Martinez is going to be a phenomenal addition to this defensive unit. The Steelers have a very good offensive attack and as many times as the Giants offense got off the field quickly, the Big Blue defense answered the bell for the most part. The one downside of this defense still is going to be the secondary, especially on third down. As the game continued, the defense looked exhausted and by midway through the fourth quarter they were beat.

The bright spot of this is that I think the Steelers are going to be one of the better teams in the league so perhaps this loss against a good team like this will propel us to beat the teams on our schedule that we should beat. The Redskins are going to be the only team in the NFC East that logged a victory this week, I don’t expect much from them this season so the Giants loss is not as impactful as we thought it potentially could be if the Birds and Boys took W’s in week 1. The problem with that is, I don’t know if there are many teams on the Giants schedule that they should beat. I never consider an NFC East game an easy game and because of that logic, the first game where the Giants will be favored most likely will not come until NOVEMBER TWENTY NINTH, yes, two and a half months from now against the Cincinnati Bengals. They will probably be favored at home against the Washington Football Team but again, being a divisional game, that will be no easy task.

Next week the Giants will travel to Soldier Field and take on the 1-0 Chicago Bears and Mitch T-Bags. It should be a sight to see when we have to go up against Mack and the Bears-D. There’s a good chance that Daniel Jones will be ripped limb from limb on national television.

Take away the two interceptions, the lack of recovering the fumble on the sideline and the Giants win this game and take the first step toward 19-0. Instead, we must get ready for a long long long long year as Giants fans, look forward to a high draft pick and providing Judge and Garrett with the proper talent to be successful in the Meadowlands.