Giants Falling Into Old Habits

Chad MatejickaContributor INovember 10, 2009

When Tom Coughlin took over the helm of the Giants in 2004, the very first thing that he looked to change was the careless mistakes and penalties that the Giants were consistently making. 

Throughout the next five years the Giants turned into one of the most fundamentally sound teams in the league not only in terms of limiting their penalties but also in their outstanding execution. 

Yes injuries have depleted the Giants defense throughout this season, but overall it comes down to the many penalties and turnovers that have led to their four straight losses and NY tabloids uproar. 

Week 6 vs New Orleans - 9 penalties for 110 yards, 2 turnovers

Week 7 vs Arizona - 7 penalties for 30 yards and 4 turnovers

Week 8 vs Philadelphia - 4 penalties for 35 yards and 3 turnovers

Week 9 vs San Diego - 9 penalties for 104 yards and 1 turnover

Despite a tough schedule that features five of their last seven games against possible playoff teams in Atlanta, Denver, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Minnesota, there is still plenty of time for the Giants to get back to what they are known for.......

Running the football, protecting the football, getting after the quarterback and limiting their turnovers.