Big Blue’s title defense appears to be hitting its first set of road bumps, as we have received a lot of bad news from New York Giants' practice the past two weeks. But with the team heading into Week 3 of the preseason, I’m here to reassure you that it’s far too soon to start panicking.
Overall, Giants fans have placed a lot of patience and trust in their team’s management. In times of apparent turmoil, Giants fans have kept faith in the team's front office and coaching staff to field the best possible team each year. Even when their tactics don’t make sense to us, we utter “In Reese We Trust” to ourselves and go along with it—we may look crazy, but at least we have confidence in our team.
In spite of this, even the most diehard Giants faithful must have felt their hearts sink to their stomachs when it was announced that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul would be missing Friday night’s matchup with the Bears due to back spasms, or when the team’s latest locker room antics went viral.
In fact, there’s been a lot of cause for concern so far this preseason and, for the most part, the fans have kept their cool. When wide receiver Hakeem Nicks went down with a broken foot in May, everyone expected both Nicks and the organization to find a solution and rebound. Although the outlook may be a bit bleaker at this point in time, there’s no reason why that same confidence should not be displayed moving forward.
In this article, I will pinpoint a few of the Giants’ most pressing issues and the measures I expect Tom Coughlin and Co. to take in order to right the ship come September 5.