Here are a few thougths on this.....
The season ended badly for The New York Giants.
Sportswriters, radio pundits and fans have a lot of theories as to what enabled The
Philadelphia Eagles to out play and out coach Big Blue.
Some will blame the loss on the departure of Plexico Berris.
Some will say some questionable coaching decisions during the course of the
game caused the loss.
Others will fault Eli Manning for his poor performance on a windy and cold day.
Some will fault mother nature for giving us a tough day to play.
Others fans seem to feel that Ahmad Bradshaw should have been used more often.
And some will simply say that Philadelphia Eagles are a good team and they played
with more intensity, confidence and focus than did the New Jersey Giants.
After a tough loss in a huge game like this one, everyone gets to assume the role of
Monday morning quarterback.
All of the explanations for a loss are pure speculation. However, if you look at the
end of this season and focus on what is happening in the league, you will see that the
teams that are advancing have a very reliable and dependable ally on their sides.
They have momentum. The teams that are winning have been performing well
lately. The Giants have really not been performing well of late. They seemed to peak
earlier in the season.
Confidence and momentum go together. And once a team has this kind of
positive energy, they tend to perform very well. The Eagles had momentum.
The Giants offense and the coaches did not appear to have very much of this feeling
on this particular Sunday.
In my view, the teams with the most momentum now are
now. We’ll know if I am right in a few weeks.
As far as the Giants go, they have a great nucleus, a fine head coach and a
good quarterback. There should be much to cheer about next year. However, there are
now a lot of teams that are pretty equal in the league. Eight or ten NFL squads will
be very competitive next season. It should be a very interesting year for football fans.