Well, 2010 was a painful season for all of us. So close in so many ways.
There’s widespread agreement that the Giants had the stuff to make it all the way, or at least farther along than they did. It wouldn’t take too much tweaking to have a serious winner in 2011, but there are certain things that need to happen…
…and one of them is to hang onto the coach for a little longer. I know, not everyone is thrilled with Coughlin (I personally blame him for distracting me from paying attention to the details of my payday loan at exactly the wrong time), but think about this: where were we at the beginning of the year, and where did we end up? You can lay a lot of that right at his feet. Getting rid of him at this point would be a waste of a warm-up, if nothing else. (edit — just found out that he’s sticking around, so obviously somebody else feels the way I do!)
I may get schwinged for saying this, but we don’t have a single flawless section. Both offense and defense could use a little work. We have some solid players, plus one or two surprisingly good guys that may not get the recognition they deserve, and a handful of players whose best days are way behind them, if they even had any best days.
What we DON’T have is a big-name attention guy. It’s not Manning’s world anymore. We have a team that can hold down the fort if one or two guys get sidelined from injury or whatever (oh well, things happen, right?).
** Update **
Prospects turned out to be better than we hoped for. We ended the season with a record of 10 – 6 & entered the playoffs. The Giant enjoyed a great run in the playoffs & they made it all the way to the Super Bowl which they won. They enjoyed one of their best seasons as a team & logged their 4th Super-bowl victory. The city celebrated for weeks after the big win of course & the team joined the ranked of some of the finest football teams of all time. Of course the fun & games can only last for so long before it is time to get back to work & start planning another season. With any luck we can retain some of the talent & replace some of the guys who are retiring with upcoming players. Many of the elements are in place for a repeat but in the end only time will tell. For now though there is one thing for sure, the giants are riding high on life right now.