It was only a matter of time before Michael Strahan went Tiki on his ex-team. Like so many frustrated Giants fans, Sunday’s loss to the Eagles sent Strahan over the edge.
“I’m not apologizing for that, they should be ashamed of themselves,” Strahan said in comments FOX sent out via Newsday. “You look at that game and wonder how it got out of hand for the Giants. They got soft and relaxed. They thought ‘we got it.’”
The emotion of Sunday’s collapse makes it easy to forget how well the Giants played for most of the game. They were drubbing the Eagles. No one other than Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson could pull off that comeback.
Still, we can’t really argue with Strahan’s thesis:
“With eight minutes to go, they’re up by 21 and give up an easy touchdown to Brent Celek and all of a sudden the blitz’s looked like ‘whoever gets there gets there’ [lackadaisical] instead of ‘I’m going to make that play and not wait for someone to make that play. Then when it came time to pick it up, they couldn’t. The end of the game was fitting because you don’t let a team back in when you’re up like that,” Strahan said.
There is not much separating the Giants from the very best teams in football, but Strahan thinks they lack a “killer instinct” to finish games.
We’re not so sure. Their other losses weren’t about blowing late leads. The Tennessee loss was really the only other one with a late-game meltdown. They were just out-played in the other games.
It’s just that this Eagles loss causes a lot of people, especially those who care about the team, to lose a little perspective.