Giants Disrespect Fans In Meadowlands Finale

Pro Football NYCSenior Writer IDecember 28, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01:  Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants stand on the field against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 1, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Big Blue Ends Stadium Era In Disgraceful Fashion

As a Giants' fan and aficionado for four decades, I've seen many highs and way too many lows.

That being said, I have never been more embarrassed to be a Giant fan than I was yesterday.

Even when the team was horrible, the fans could always expect them to go down fighting. Yesterday, with their playoff chances on the line, the Giants played perhaps the most lifeless, inept, effortless game in the 34-year history of Giants Stadium.

The defense, which even during losing seasons has been a source of pride, turned in an unfathomably flat, pedestrian effort that sent even the most hardcore fans towards the exits.

The fans came to give the stadium a proper send-off. So did several Giants' legends such as Lawrence Taylor, Joe Morris, and Ottis Anderson.

They were treated to a disgraceful, prideless display by a crop of overrated millionaires masquerading as a Giant football team.


Where Do They Go From Here?

Tom Coughlin stays. His coordinators go. No discussion. Time for a change, the results warrant it. The entire defensive coaching staff should be replaced.

Antonio Pierce...thanks and goodbye. There is some young linebacker talent there, but a new defensive leader/centerpiece needs to be brought in.

GM Jerry Reese needs to get cold-blooded and can some people.  Lack of effort will no longer be acceptable. It never should have been accepted in the first place.

Anyone that doesn't want to be a Giant should be accommodated.

Brandon Jacobs and Osi Umenyiora get one more shot.  Their mouths moved pretty well this year, unfortunately the bodies did not follow. Shape up or ship out.

Keep adding weapons on offense for Eli Manning and sure up the aging line with quality bodies.

The offseason should be an active one for these Giants. Look for LOTS of new faces in 2010, including ones in the stands....