By Ed Valentine
The New York Giants are a dysfunctional mess. Thursday night in a rain-drenched, dismal, disheartened, half-empty MetLife Stadium another winter came early to Giants football. In embarrassing fashion.
In a game where they could have saved their season, the Giants instead humiliated themselves, losing to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, 34-13.
That was coach Pat Shurmur after the game. And, he’s right. The Giants, despite the brilliance of Saquon Barkley and the impact play of Olivier Vernon [see today’s complete ‘Kudos & Wet Willies], played like a team that simply wasn’t in the same universe as the defending Super Bowl champions.
Awful blocking. Poor quarterback play. Predictable, passive play-calling. Sideline drama. Bad defense. Disgusted fans booing the Giants and heading for the exits long before the third quarter was over. An unhappy John Mara shuffling out of his press box suite before the final whistle. Players trying to put up a brave front in a somber post-game locker room.
We have seen this movie before. When it comes to the product the Giants have put on the field for most of the last seven years, it’s a re-make, of a re-make, of a re-make. Call it “Bad Giants ... what 6, 7.”...