The Rest of the 2013 Season
Football is dangerous. I hoped that the Giants would rest their starters, after they placed Brandon Jacobs, their best running back, on the injured reserve list. Jacobs had knee surgery last week. I hope that Brandon Jacobs recovers and rejoins the team next season.
Jason Pierre-Paul will also miss the rest of the season.
The Daily News reported that Pierre-Paul's shoulder is injured so badly, that he cannot do a pushup. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that JPP will miss the rest of the season. I wish Jason Pierre-Paul a speedy recovery. I wish I knew why the New York Football Giants expected him to recover enough to play, without worrying that he could sustain a worse injury, playing in meaningless games for the rest of this disappointing season.
Addicted to Winning
Unfortunately, Coach Tom Coughlin will not let the reserve players finish the season.
I believe that there are two reasons for his decision:
- Coach Coughlin wants to win every game
- Contract incentives
Protect NY Giants Players
I has been an awful season. Coach Coughlin described the 2013 offense as:
We've turned the ball over. We put the opponent in position to score. We've denied ourselves drives and given opportunities to the opponent, things that we preached forever about, and because of that and other things, we're certainly not scoring enough points or the way we would like to and so we're disappointed and frustrated just like everybody else.
This is Not Fantasy Football
It is more likely that someone could get hurt. I think the Giants should replace Eli Manning with Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib. Louis Murphy should replace Victor Cruz. On defense, replace Antrel Rolle with Cooper Taylor. Jayron Hosley might get his first start, replacing the injured Corey Webster.
Giants should forget this season and protect their core players. Let's see what happens.