Three practices in and skepticism is already flooding the blogs and tweets of those who cover the Giants.
Steve Smith is guilty of dropping passes that were placed right in his bread basket, and the offense as a whole has been unable to maintain any semblance of consistency.
Specifically, there have been several instances in which lapses in judgment halted a drill and stemmed any offensive momentum. There have been muffed snaps, dropped passes, and false start penalties galore, drawing the ire of the notoriously strict Tom Coughlin.
“It’s early, but I’m not very patient. I’d like to see some progress. On offense it’s got to be more than good play, bad play."
Coughlin is right. If this inconsistency was prevalent in a regular season game, the Giants would be lucky to beat the Lions.
But it's not regular season, it's Aug. 4. Offenses are expected to labor through the early stretches of training camp.
Factor in that the team in infusing new players into the offense and the opposing defense is considered one of the league's elite and an already steep uphill climb for the offense only grows.
Improvement is imperative for the Giants' offense.
But for those that believe these first three practice sessions are foreboding of a dark season ahead for the Giants, stay calm. This team has possessed a remarkable amount of consistency over the last four seasons by amassing four playoff appearances, and should earn the trust of all the arm-chair quarterbacks in the New York area.