An Open Letter To Jerry Reese: Fixing The Giants Problems

Jim WoodContributor INovember 2, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants and his teammates look on after losing against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half on November 1, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Giants 40-17.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Dear Jerry Reese,

How could you let this happen? After years of making good decisions for the Giants this year you have just let problems linger on from last year and seem hesitant to even attempt to try to fix some of the that have only come up this year.  After last year it was evident that the giants needed a big-time wide receiver, yet this off-season you didn't fix this problem you went with a move that will pay off in 4 or 5 years.  You then also then decided to seemingly trick us when he pretended to be interested in a big time wide receiver, but really you weren't as it seems like that you thought that somehow we are going to get more value out of Hakeem Nicks then they we would out of a proven wide receiver like Braylon Edwards.  Still beyond that, our wide receivers have been fine this year as they still have been able to catch balls, only they are not drawing a man of the line which would help the run and Eli Manning but for some reason you also found that to be not one of the giants important needs that that.  However, you didn't really fix any of those you didn't fill any of the gaps in the secondary all you did was waste money on more defensive lineman that the we really didn't need we already had three prow bowl linemen.  Then came the season and everything looked good you thought we were cruising along strong as we continued to beet no-name teams week after week and then it still amazes me how it didn't dawn on you after the Saints Game, "Our Secondary Sucks." Yet it didn't ,you let the trade deadline pass as if we had the greatest team in football history not even pondering a move not thinking the Nnamdi Asmougha would really help our secondary and maybe if we are willing to give up a third round draft pick we can have him and make it be the second rip-off be an east coast team of Oakland. Now, beyond this there have been two real mis-management mistakes that you have made this year, the first being not giving Eli Manning the week of after he was injured and continuing to play him into the Saints game instead of benching him and allowing him to get his rest so that he could come out with a good start against Arizona and most importantly so that he would be rested up for the Eagles game but again you just let him go on being Eli an insisting he isn't injured and play even though everyone including him knows it.  Secondly, you promoted Bill Sheridan to defensive coordinator from linebackers coach when he was not at all remotely qualified to be a defensive coordinator in the nfl let alone even a junior college, instead of choosing someone like John Mitchell, Herman Edwards, or Romeo Crennel but instead foolishly chose to promote form within which has led the giants to be unprepared for just about every game they have played.  So what have you been thinking Jerry? Is this just supposed to be another year or do you really think the giants have a legitamate chance at winning a title with these players and those coaches?

Sincerly, James Kaltman

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