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Grading the New York Giants Positional Units at the 1st-Quarter Mark
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The New York Giants have historically started out strong under head coach Tom Coughlin, going no worse than 5-3 in any of the coach’s first nine years at the helm.

In 2013, Coughlin’s 10th season, that has not been the case. His 0-4 Giants are off to one of their worst starts in a nonstrike year since 1979, when they finished 6-10, fourth place in the NFC East.

That's not what Coughlin nor general manager Jerry Reese, who famously put the entire team on notice at the start of training camp, were looking for.  

The biggest problem for the Giants has been their inability to get all three phases of the game working in harmony. That is a direct result of some individual players who are not fulfilling their potential or who, due to injuries, have been forced into roles for which they are not an ideal fit. 

This quarterly report card examines the key players and their contributions in what has been a very disappointing first quarter of the season for the Giants. 


Patricia Traina is the senior editor of Inside Football. All quotes have been obtained firsthand, unless otherwise noted.

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