A Giant Division In The East

Mason O'BrienContributor IMay 29, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21:  Running back Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants celebrates with teammates Derrick Ward #34 and Shaun O'Hara #60 in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in over time on December 21, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Panthers 28 to 34.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Go big or go home will be the mentality of the NFC East for the upcoming 2009 season.  With the Giants, Cowboys, and Eagles poised to make some noise the East is a competitive group full of super stars.  Looking at the three starting quarterbacks of Romo, Manning, and McNabb speaks volumes about the caliber of these teams.  However, the Giants have the experience, the hunger, and the players to reach even the highest bleachers with their screams.


The Cowboys have gotten rid of a major distraction in Terrell Owens, which will be a major boost in moral for the team.  Without his constant attention grabbing ways people like Roy Williams, Jason Witten, and Tony Romo will be able to show off their true talent.  If Tony Romo can keep his head in the game and out of the land of Jessica Simpson the Cowboys could present a real challenge to the Giants.  Yet even with focus and a better line up the Cowboys do not have experience on their side like the Giants.  The Giants have a fifth year starting quarterback, they were 2008 Superbowl champions, and made it to the division championship is the last season.

Donovan McNabb and the Eagles have been salivating over a Superbowl ring since McNabb took the helm in 1999.  With seven playoff appearances and one try in the Superbowl the Eagles are always the bridesmaids never the bride when it comes down to the big show.  Though the Eagles are a strong team made up of experienced players they can never close the deal like the Giants did.  The Giants proved that when it comes to go time they have what it takes to get the “W”.  Old habits are hard to break and for ten years McNabb and the Eagles have not been able to change their luck on the field.

Brandon Jacobs, David Tyree, Ahmad Bradshaw, Justin Tuck, Antonio Pierce, and Eli Manning are just the start of the caliber of players that make up the New York Football Giants.  Tom Coughlin and his staff have worked hard to cultivate a group of big names that work well as a team.  The Giants seem to be a humble and calm group of young men who want success on the field rather than celebrity off.  If the Giants can retain their experience, continue their hunger, and motivate their talent the 2009-2010 season is sure to bring the heat.