Week 15 did not disappoint football fans, unless of course you are loyal to the New York Giants. Their latest defeat was a summary of the disastrous season so far.
Not only was the latest defeat a home defeat, it was a defeat in which the offense failed to register any points and not for the first time this season.
On three other occasions the Giants' offense only registerd seven points.
So who is to blame for this shambles of an offense? Offensive coach Kevin Gilbride has to take some of the blame.
Tom Coughlin has remained loyal to Manning. Maybe a change was needed? If Curtis Painter is not up to the standard then the Giants need to start looking elsewhere for a new quarterback.
The New York Giants may not have the offensive weapons that Seattle or Denver possess but failing to register a score in two games will be seen as unacceptable in the eyes of the blue side of New York.
Eli Manning threw five picks in yesterday's defeat, totalling 25 for the season. Only he and Geno Smith (21) have thrown over 20 intereceptions this season. Maybe I should have titled this post around the problems of signal callers in New York? Manning is having a poor season and that is being kind. Regardless of the talent of lack of in the offense, his numbers are not what is required as a franchise quarterback.
Manning may have two Super Bowl rings but is it sentiment that is keeping him behind center with the New York Giants? His numbers are simply not good enough. Throwing for almost 3,500 yards is no good if you are going to turn the ball over time and time again. Quarterbacks are always the spotlight of any football team, and many this season have taken a beating on social media and in the press. This does not seem to have migrated to Manning or his moribund offensive line.
With some of the quality college signal callers awaiting their turn for a shot in the NFL, will the New York Giants call time on their number 10?