Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tom Coughlin to Live in a Jim Fassel Era?

Remember back in the day how sloppy the Giants organization was and how much of a joke it was under Jim Fassel? Just awful defense, no togetherness, and just a terrible time to be a Giants fan.

Welcome back to that era Giants fans! Although it is possible the era may not return there is a chance. Of course by Jim Fassel era I do not mean Jim Fassel is coming back. Don't worry it is not that bad. This post really has nothing to do with Jim Fassel.

I would just like to quote one of my favorite sports websites, Rotoworld. The site reports news picked up from other news sources. This is from January 27:

Antonio Pierce believes Plaxico Burress holds the key to his own Giants' future.
GM Jerry Reese has hinted that Plax could be retained if the troubled receiver showed a tangible attitude adjustment, but coach Tom Coughlin wasn't so willing to forgive and forget. Plax's legal situation remains the biggest hurdle to his return.


Does anyone else see how this can lead to a mess? At this point a Giants fan should hope that Burress is put in jail to avoid any conflicting views regarding a Plaxico Burress return. It is impossible to play football while in prison.

But if Burress avoids jail, and the Giants choose not to bring him back, and then other players choose to leave or not play because of it..... well yeah. That is a huge problem.

Pierce is without doubt the defensive leader of the New York Giants and they cannot afford to lose him at this time. There may be many other players who agree with Pierce.

I feel like there is a grenade just sitting in the Giants locker room. The question is whether or not somebody is going to pull the pin.

Brace yourself for a Giant mess...... Yes the pun was in fact intended.


I wrote the above earlier today and then I read this, again on Rotoworld:

Amani Toomer lashed out against the Giants' coaching staff in an interview at a charity event Wednesday.

"The last couple of games I wasn't a big part of the offense and we lost a big percentage of the games," he said. "You can't tell me (that) didn't play a big role. I questioned (the coaching staff's) approach going in. Ultimately my suspicions came true. (The Giants' coaches) have an agenda." A 34-year-old impending free agent, Toomer won't be back with New York in 2009.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger

I think I have said this before, but I believe I am a predictor of the future.

Jan 29 ***UPDATE****

Again from Rotoworld:

Impending free agent Brandon Jacobs wants the Giants to retain Plaxico Burress for next season.

"If we have Plax...we go 15-1 and we win the Super Bowl," Jacobs said. "We had a different identity with him. (Defenses) did a little better each week because they had that eighth guy in the box." Jacobs also said he thinks Plax has changed since his self-shooting. Asked if he'd re-sign without Burress on the club, Jacobs replied "If I'm here, I need 17 back on that roster."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger

Not good.... not good.

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