I couldn't bring myself to watch the game although I did occasionally open a picture in picture screen on my set to see if they were playing. I figured I would turn it on if they did. But alas they did not.
So instead of watching the Giants (make that giants for they do not deserve a capital "g") I watched a horror movie with Kiefer Sutherland called "Mirrors."
Consider this the 'Big Picture!' because the horror flick actually mirrored the giant season. The movie started light and went downhill from their. It had an unsuspected middle and ended with a deplorably disgusting horror that could make a weaker man lose his lunch (and most other meals for that matter.)
Viewing portions of the game in the little PIP screen made it less annoying. I felt that the coaches may have wished to watch the game that way as well. That is if they ever watched any game after the 5 & 0 start.
But then I came to realization that the coaching staff is genius! This entire season has been a set up! The rest of the league is right where they want them and boy oh boy the NFL better watch out in 2010/11.
No I have not lost my mind, although it is arguable that I may have misplaced it. But let me explain the thinking of the giant brain trust.
When you are playing a game against an easy opponent but have a tough one on the schedule for next week you do not want to show any trick plays. You want to come out rather milquetoast and meek. This way next week you can surprise everyone with all those plays you held in your back pocket.
The giants were masters at not showing anything for the last half of the season so the league better watch out next year. In fact right now as you read this the coaches are getting together to make their game plans for this September.
Next year expect to see Manning get protection! That's right! Very few times will you see him on his back.
Next year you are going to see the defense actually tackle! I know, I know, it's hard to believe but go with it.
Next year Feagles or his replacement will get the ball up in the air on punts for more than 3 seconds and land it inside the 20 like he used to do when he was under 40 years old! And the coverage thereafter? Wow will it be something to behold! And our kicker will send the kick-offs into the end zone! Really! The ball will go past the goal line! Without a tail wind!
And I saved the best for last. On offense the team will take chances! Go on and rest for a minute and let that sink in.
Ready for more? The offense may have a half back option pass in their repertoire. And occasionally if a back gains more than 7 yards on a play he will not get the ball on the next snap!!! That is really going to fool the league! There will be a few actual screen passes and maybe even a really well executed draw play.
I know htese are tall orders to hope for but this is after all a professional team. They did collect all that money for the PSLs and they intend to use every penny of it to get you the team you deserve.
So sit tight giant fans and wait until next year. We will have a new stadium and a new set of downs with which to work our magic. And we will do it without mirros althoug there may be some smoke.
But I have to go now - The van is here to take me back to the looney bin. So until next year - Keep the faith!