The Giants are struggling right now. I guess that’s stating the obvious but I’ve never seen them struggle so much like they have been the first three weeks of the season. So who do we point the finger at with this team and their struggles? Do we blame Tom Coughlin? Do we put this all on Eli? Problems will always revolve around the quarterback unfortunately or do we put the blame on the defense? Their defense isn’t putting pressure on the quarterback like we’ve grown accustomed to seeing and their back seven is absolutely terrible. They can’t cover anyone, the linebackers don’t tackle or pick anyone up in coverage and that secondary which has really been the weakness has been lit up the first three weeks of the season and really the last couple of seasons.
When I look at the Giants offense, they have problems across the board. The offensive line is being dominated up front in the trenches and Eli is moving around to buy time. Let’s remember that Eli is a very pocket-savvy passer so his mobility isn’t necessarily the greatest and that’s what teams try to do when facing the Giants because he’s a different type of quarterback when he’s out the pocket. Secondly, their running game isn’t what it used to be even with bringing back Brandon Jacobs. David Wilson can’t hold onto the football and that’s what’s hurting this team a great deal. The biggest issue I think is Eli turning the football over. I’ve noticed him throwing into a lot of double and triple coverages and he’s been in the league long enough to either throw it out-of-bounds or simply just take the sack. Eli is pressing and he feels he has to do everything to get this team to win because he knows this team is not all that great.
Now let me get into that defense. The front four which I’ve considered to be the best in the league hasn’t really looked like it. Tuck is average at best, losing Chris Canty on the interior of that defensive line was big and JPP isn’t 100% healthy. Their linebackers don’t tackle anybody, they miss gap assignments and they have a tough time protecting the middle of the field and their secondary maybe the biggest issue of them all. They have many miscommunication issues back their, they have given up many big plays down the field and they blow coverages over and over and over again and that’s what is really hurting the Giants.