New York Giants: Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning Swiftly Pin Blame on Offensive Line

By Ryan Heckman
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The only way it could get worse for the New York Giantsat the moment is if they had to suit up next week with Phil Simms or Miley Cyrus at quarterback. Yeah, that may be an exaggeration. But, tell me Giants fans, is that not how most of you felt after the game today?

The 38-0 beat down by the Carolina Panthers in week three was by far the worst loss of the Tom Coughlin era. There was a point in the second half where the Giants had yet to surpass 40 yards of offense and it was just plain disgusting to watch.

Eli Manning ended with just 119 yards passing and an interception. New York also only ran the ball for 60 yards as a team. So, do I need to go into anymore details, or do you get the point? The Giants are now 0-3 and looking worse than ever before during the Coughlin era.

After the game, it was apparent where the blame needed to go. The head coach and quarterback basically said, in a roundabout fashion, what all the fans were thinking today.

“Disappointed isn’t a strong enough word. I expected more,” Coughlin said. “We didn’t give ourselves a chance to go after that chopped-up secondary because they did an outstanding job up front. They ended up with seven sacks, and our quarterback must have gotten hit 20 times.”

Manning also contributed the loss to a familiar culprit.

“We have to find ways to slow down the pass rush,” he said. “Whether that is running the ball with screens or getting the ball out quicker.”

It’s okay, Eli. Just go ahead and say it. Your offensive line was absolutely pathetic. I mean, you weren’t that great yourself, but the line you played behind today probably couldn’t have blocked Betty White in a blindfold.

Need I say more?

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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