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Tom Coughlin wants to see better offense, or else

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Eli Manning might not be worried about the progress of the Giants offense (or lack thereof), but his boss seems to be.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin had some sharp words for his offense, saying “They better” share his urgency to get things fixed, threatening more playing time in the preseason finale if things don’t turn around.

It’s not written in stone about what you do in the last preseason game either,’’ Coughlin said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “The idea is to come out of this having your team prepared throughout the course of these games so that when you head into the regular season you’re ready to go. We still got some work to do along those lines.’’

So unless Eli Manning actually completes a pass downfield (or perhaps one to Victor Cruz) Friday night against the Jets, he might have to play more in the preseason finale.

The Giants starters have had 11 series in the preseason, and five of them were three-and-out. Eight ended in punts, and one on a lost fumble. It might not be time to panic about Ben McAdoo’s new system, and Coughlin wasn’t giving up hope yet.

“We’ve had in the last years what would have to be looked at as unproductive preseasons or unproductive games in preseason and yet we still been able to come out and play well, early on even, offensively in the regular season,’’ Coughlin said. “Now is that the case here? I don’t know that. We’re gonna have to see how that goes. It is a concern? Sure it’s a concern.’’

That might be the understatement of the preseason.

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27 Responses to “Tom Coughlin wants to see better offense, or else”
  1. billco6192013 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:29 AM

    NISSIB LOOKS A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN ELI AND NO ONE IS OPEANING THAT CAN OF WORMS.HE IS WAY AHEAD OF ELI.THE GUY IS MORE MOBILE AND YOU CAN MOVE HIM AROUND LIKE RODGERS.IF YOU TAKE TTHE NEWW O CORDINATOR AND ASK HIM IN A ROOM WHO IS BETTER RIGHT NOW HE WILL SAY NISSIB.THIS GUY REMINDS ME OF RODGERS.

  2. billco6192013 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:30 AM

    TOM ELI WILL COST YOU YOUR JOB IF STAY WITH HIM THE WHOLE SEASON.

  3. billco6192013 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:34 AM

    YOU LOOK AT NISSIB AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS HAVING FUN OUT THERE.CAME IN WITH 8 MINUTES LEFT IN THE COLTS GAME AND THREW FOR 156 YRDS IN 8 MINUTES.COME ON PEOPLE WAKE UP ELI IS WASHED UP.

  4. billco6192013 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:40 AM

    EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY AND ELI HAS TO BE PUT ON THE PORCH AND LETS GET THE NISSIB ERA GOING.

  5. mad55555 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:41 AM

    LOL Tom knows that they are running an OBSOLETE west coast offense that Andy Reid beat him repeatedly with over the past 14 years. He knows it no longer is an effective offense. In 2 years after the NJ giants fire tom and the OC they will try to run the 2013 Chip Kelly offense that has taken the league by storm. Unfortunately by then Chip Kelly will have a new offense that everyone will try to copy. Philadelphia Owned NJ giants. LOL

  6. billco6192013 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:42 AM

    MACADOO SAY SOMETHING,COME ON MAN YOU SEE IT.

  7. deprado1 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:43 AM

    For all of you Nassib lovers and since everyone loves caps. NASSIB WAS DEMOTED OT 3RD STRING BECAUSE HOW HOW BADLY HE PLAYED THE PREVIOUS WEEKS. GOING AGAINST 3RD STRINGS AND THOSE WHO WILL NEVER PLAY A DOWN IN THE NFL DOES NOT MAKE HIM A STARTER. I’LL TAKE A 2 TIME SB MVP OVER A QB WHO COULD GET CUT ANY DAY.

  8. sdelmonte says: Aug 18, 2014 9:53 AM

    Or else what? This is the team that Reese assembled, and it’s far too late to change personnel effectively.

    I really don’t feel good about this team at all now.

  9. justintuckrule says: Aug 18, 2014 9:57 AM

    No worries. NFL is not like twitter and Instagram where results are instant. Even the fabled chip Kelly offense that has won a Super Bowl last year after rolling over the saints at home in the playoffs took some time to get on track. If they can beat a team like the saints who have never in their history won a road playoff game, I’m sure our coach who has never won anything of significance might have a chance to do the same. We just need to aspire to be like the defending world champion eagles. That team always makes their fans happy every winter!

  10. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 18, 2014 9:59 AM

    eagles beat the giants in the reg season and playoffs and have NOTHONG TO SHOW FROM IT #NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS 4 LIFE

  11. cobrala2 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:59 AM

    True colors are shining through. No amount of veteran leadership or local chutzpah is going to save this sorry shebacle.

  12. iman62 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:07 AM

    Gonna be a tough season. Sometimes you need those because it allows the owner to make changes.

  13. nebbah306 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:10 AM

    Keep the hate comin’. What happened the last two times the Giants were this counted out? Super Bowl victories. Any fan of the other NFC East teams would kill to have Eli Manning. I bet Manning wouldnt have let the ‘Boys crumble in some of those pressure moments that Romo stumbled. Manning wouldnt have been puking during a Super Bowl game. Manning isnt a coach killer like RG3.

  14. whatnojets says: Aug 18, 2014 10:31 AM

    Thank God that New Jersey has another team to root for…..

  15. dynastybeforeyoureyes says: Aug 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    Or else what?. You’ll get shut out by the LOB again?

    #rePETEforthenexttenyears
    #weownboththemannings
    #russelwilsonisthefuture
    #Ourdefenseisthegreatestshowonturf

  16. djstickypants says: Aug 18, 2014 10:40 AM

    Fire Tom C!

  17. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 18, 2014 11:21 AM

    WHY IS EVERYONE YELLING?

  18. dobberdubinsky says: Aug 18, 2014 11:21 AM

    NFC East standings at year’s end:

    1) Washington
    2) Philadelphia
    3) Dallas
    4) New York

  19. gmenroachie20 says: Aug 18, 2014 11:35 AM

    If you think Nassib is the answer for the Giants future you’re out of your mind. I watched him play at syracuse and in preseason… He’s subpar at best. Eli will have a good year if his offensive line performs well. That’s what it comes down to, that the majority of why he had such a bad year in 2013. (Along with no running game, Gilbrides terrible play calling, and a group of WRs not performing to their potential). If our offensive line provides Eli with time I think they’ll be a playoff team. As for the Eagles fans just please stop… It wasn’t the biggest honor to win the NFC East last year come on…and I myself don’t see Nick Folian Dynamite winning a Super Bowl anytime soon

  20. chazzmichaelmichaels says: Aug 18, 2014 11:47 AM

    Seriously… 11 series = 5 + 8 + 1?

  21. RexCanCoach says: Aug 18, 2014 11:53 AM

    Hate to say I told you so…last year’s performance by Eli was much more than alarming. He has more picks than even Sanchez had! New offense easily takes a full year to figure out. Unfortunately for NYG fans, your management hired the wrong OC and now you have to live with it.

  22. smalltime2 says: Aug 18, 2014 12:39 PM

    Haha!!!!!!! #goboys!

  23. billco6192013 says: Aug 18, 2014 3:42 PM

    In our giants offence you need a stud tight end which we dont have and a stud number one wr which we dont have.We are in trouble folks.We have no real stud WR outside to draw double teams and teams are going to blitz the heck out of eli.TRADE FOR LARRY FITZ and sign a better tight end.

  24. edithpiaf51 says: Aug 18, 2014 3:59 PM

    I wish all the Eli haters would stop screaming nonsense. Eli is like one of my college students, taking one assignment at a time so he can learn. That does not mean he does not care. he is learning one step at a time. Nassibis no bargain. One pre-season game does not make a QB a superstar. Eli won 2 superbowls and will be a Hall of Famer. He had 10 productive seasons and when he had difficulty it was because his O-line stunk. Football is a team sport, it is not played alone like tiddly-winks. One has to blame the whole team,not Eli.

  25. wave222 says: Aug 18, 2014 5:30 PM

    “GO GIANTS GO”
    “GO AWAY HATERS GO AWAY”

  26. rnine99 says: Aug 19, 2014 7:22 PM

    Whoever said that you’re going to a superbowl is nuts. When that happened, they had a very stout defense. They don’t anymore….

  27. bigbluelou says: Aug 20, 2014 2:32 PM

    This new offense will indeed take some time to learn. It’s only natural after 10 years of the same one. If they don’t gel quick its going to be a long season and Giants fans should expect that.

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