Not Going For It Losses Games

Nicholas LianosCorrespondent INovember 8, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 08:  Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants talks with Eli Manning #10 in NFL action against the San Diego Chargers at Giants Stadium on November 8, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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I don't understand what the Giants coaching staff is thinking anymore.  I haven't understood all year.  From Kevin Gillbride's lack of imagination on offense to badly timed blitzes by Bill Sheridan on defense, it has gone all wrong in 4 weeks.  This week was no different as now Tom Coughlin decision can be questioned even more.

Against the Chargers on the opening drive the Giants faced a 4th and 1 from the Chargers 21 yard line where Coach Coughlin decided to go for field goal instead of going for it. Why not go for it?  You said all along that its a playoff game and your first shot to send a message to your team you go for a field goal? 

This team needed a spark and instead of going for it, Lawrence Tynes decided not to make an attempt on a 39 yard field goal.  NOT GOOD COACHING.

Fast forward to the fourth quarter with the Giants leading 17-14 having just intercepted a Phillip Rivers pass and having the ball 1st and Goal at the 4. Never once did the Giants even attempt to throw the ball to the endzone.  WHAT?  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  Have you not watched your defense performance the last three weeks?

Where is the killer drive to end games? The ultra conservative coaching has got to go. The team had over 100 yards in penalties.  Where is the discipline? 

The bye couldnt come at a better time for the coaches. They havent given this team oppertunities to win games against better competition.  The players can use it to get healthier and salvage the season before its to late. It may already be too late