There is a different level of awful when comparing the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Giants have a franchise quarterback that has two Super Bowl rings and the Jaguars have one, maybe two quality players on the entire roster in itself. The Jaguars were supposed to finish last and get the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, while the Giants were supposed to contend for a division title.
After three games, however, New York cannot even keep games close.
In Sunday’s 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Giants really showed where need help the most — in the offensive line where Eli Manning was sacked seven times in the game, six times in the first half. They also need help in the secondary and linebacker positions, and injuries to Stevie Brown and Dan Connor do not help either.
New York have the 23rd-ranked defense and the 21st-ranked offense in the league. The only competitive game they have been in this season was against the Dallas Cowboys, but Manning threw a ball that bounced off Da’Rel Scott into the hands of Brandon Carr for a touchdown. The team blew it in the second half against the Denver Broncos and blew it big time against the Panthers. Where is the poise and confidence that this team had?
For a team that was ready to go coming into Week 1 as the host team of the Super Bowl in February, the Giants sure look like a pretty bad team in the NFL. Questions arise when a team is on a slippery slope like this.
It has been a long time since the Giants have started 0-3 to start a season. It is something that you think would never happen, especially for a team that is only a few years removed from a Super Bowl victory. New York has been knocked off its invincible pedestal, and its time for them to come down from cloud nine.