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Pro Football NYC: Five NY Giants Really On The Hot Seat

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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Pro Football NYCSenior Writer IJune 2, 2010
Antonio Pierce Is Partially Correct In His Assessment

Former Giants' defensive captain Antonio Pierce said on the NFL Network the other day that Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin and others are on "the hot seat" and need to come up big in 2010.

Thank you, Captain Obvious. The Giants need to win 11 or 12 games this year and get back to top of the NFC, or they will be facing some integral changes.

Pierce is right about a few things. Another down season for the Blue could mean the dismissal of Coughlin a year early from the end of his contract. But he won't be alone. GM Jerry Reese will be saying goodbye to the following if they don't have some big Sundays this fall.

5. Brandon Jacobs Yes he was injured, but that is no excuse if his 2010 comes up short.  Jacobs, who will be 28 next month, is looking at a make or break year.  The Giants still owe him $12 million over the next three seasons, and if Jacobs plans on seeing those checks beyond this year he has to be more durable, more effective in short-yardage situations and score more touchdowns.  Otherwise, he's outta here.


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