The New York Giants, at the halfway point of the 2011 NFL season, stand atop the NFC East with a 5-2 record, two games ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. Being caught in the midst of a competitive divisional race and a daunting upcoming schedule against six teams, none of which possess a losing record, every game the New York Giants face during that stretch will come down to strong teamwork, discipline and successful execution, which all fall on the shoulders of a successful coaching staff.
The Giants haven’t made the playoffs since 2008, coming one game—and perhaps, one play—short last year. This year, the Giants have their work cut out for them, and if they fail again, some are going to be calling for the heads of coach Tom Coughlin and other members of the New York Giants staff, including the underwhelming Perry Fewell.
Let’s analyze the efforts of the coaches and coordinators as the season hits the halfway point.