An Awful 1st Loss For Big Blue

Twins HinesCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 18:  Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants pulls out the red challenge flag from his sock during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 18, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The New York Giants are now 5-1 after a horrible loss against the New Orleans Saints. The final score was 48-27 at the Super Dome in New Orleans. This team played so awful that you thought they will have a losing record instead of being first in the league by a couple of games. But the New York Giants can’t let this get to them because then they are really in trouble. They need to get back to the 2007 Super Bowl year, where they came together as a team and won big.

The New York Giants didn’t play well against the New Orleans Saints at all. The Giants had a rough game with only 325 yards including passing and rushing. The New York Giants offense had many miscommunications between the quarterback and receivers. This is when they needed experience receivers that have been in situations like this one before. A terrible loss especially with their running game that didn’t put up any yards on the day. Ahamad and Brandon had a total of 84 yards and one touchdown all together. Their running game is a very big part of their team because the Giants need to get the first downs. They also need the rushing touchdowns every game and having a bad game is no excuse. The offensive line was awful for Eli last game, with the Saints having two sacks and one interception. The receivers couldn’t catch or couldn’t do their routes the right way. The receivers were rookies last Sunday with the stupid mistakes they made. They couldn’t get open or couldn’t get their defensive opponent off their backs. But the biggest problem is the defense, they didn’t do anything right.

The New York Giants never sacked or intercepted Drew Brees. The defense didn’t put any press on Drew Brees instead let him have all day in the pocket. The defense weren’t guarding their players and let big plays go by. They let Drew Brees only miss seven passes and let him get by with four touchdown passes. The Saints offense took control of the game the whole time and the Giant’s defense couldn’t stop them. The Saints were 6 for 7 in the red zone and they took the ball for the most part of the game. The biggest problem right now for the Giants defense is that injuries are hurting this team. But they have to be able to move around players and other players need to step up to the plate. This week at practice they should be working on, beating the offensive line. Arizona is a passing team just like the Saints are, they need to be able to stop passing teams. Blitz, is how you beat a team like New Orleans. But for the Giants defense the biggest problem is that they don’t have Steve Spangola, their old defensive coordinator.

The New York Giants team need to forget about this game and continue to play as well as they have in previous week. The team needs to come together and really think about what they need to do to beat the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona is a team that likes to pass the ball more than run. The Arizona’s running game is not the best so the Giants need to take advantage of that.