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Another dismal outing for Giants offense

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Tom Coughlin threatened his offense with playing in the fifth preseason game of the summer if they didn’t pick up their game against the Jets and followed through with it on Thursday night against the Patriots.

The Pats threw a crew of backups out on defense against them, but the Giants starters couldn’t take advantage. They played two series, got one first down and punted twice before being pulled out of either injury prevention or exasperation.

Eli Manning was 1-of-4 passing the ball with his one completion going for no gain when tight end Kellen Davis was stoned by Tavon Wilson on a third-and-two in the first quarter. That brings his preseason to a close with 14 completions in 34 tries for 145 yards and a touchdown. The blocking wasn’t great on Thursday night either, so it’s an understatement to say that the passing offense still looks far away from where it needs to be when the games start counting.

If there were a sixth preseason game, Coughlin would surely be threatening them with that as well. There isn’t, of course, and Coughlin’s going to have to play them against the Lions in the opener. That means the only threat right now is one to Coughlin’s ability to avoid turning his skin permanently crimson while watching the unit flail about.

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44 Responses to “Another dismal outing for Giants offense”
  1. jeffmage says: Aug 28, 2014 8:30 PM

    I just have to wonder how long the new Offensive Coordinator will last. I don’t think all of this should be on Eli.

  2. mad55555 says: Aug 28, 2014 8:32 PM

    what do you expect when you’re running a poor man’s obsolete 2010 Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid west coast offense. They are pathetic and it is going to be a very long season LOL.

  3. brudog says: Aug 28, 2014 8:33 PM

    Time to bench Eli. It’s over for him.

  4. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Aug 28, 2014 8:35 PM

    Don’t worry. Eli is going to complete 70% of his passes this season. ;)

  5. texansdan says: Aug 28, 2014 8:35 PM

    So you’re saying Eli hasn’t quite met the 70% completion goal, eh? Week 3 isn’t starting to seem so bad now.

  6. hyzers says: Aug 28, 2014 8:51 PM

    Luckily they are facing a terrible and weak Detroit defense week 1 ;)

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 28, 2014 8:57 PM

    Lol Giants 1st string offense couldn’t do anything vs the Pats 3rd string defense.

  8. jr507 says: Aug 28, 2014 9:04 PM

    Harrison – nice man, you got em in the preseason. How have you guys fared against them in the post season?

  9. Angry Orange Man says: Aug 28, 2014 9:06 PM

    Lol good thing for the pats this was a preseason game and not a Super Bowl!

  10. pnut87 says: Aug 28, 2014 9:08 PM

    Oh yeah, let’s just forget all about how those incompletions were because Randle still can’t catch an open pass or run the right route. Let’s just pile everything on Eli because he’s Peyton’s little brother. Stop looking at only the stats and actually watch a Giants game, please.

  11. dontouchmyjunk says: Aug 28, 2014 9:42 PM

    It’s preseason, people. It shows nothing.

  12. manuich1 says: Aug 28, 2014 9:46 PM

    I’m a huge giants fan and am very grateful for everything Eli has done since he’s been here. That’s being said, I think the writing is on the wall when Ryan Nassib has picked up this offense quicker then the vet has. Giants should really roll the dice and trade Eli and his over priced contract to the rams for their first pick and hope Oregons Mariota falls in their lap. Let’s face it your going to need an athletic QB to run that west coast offense. If Nassib pans out then there’s no need for Mariota and they can address other needs with that pick and use that freed up cap space to bring in some more quality Free Agents. Just a thought. I guess this organization would rather pay 20 mil for an interception machine.

  13. smedleybumchuckle says: Aug 28, 2014 9:53 PM

    He went 1 for 4 and Schaub sucks?

  14. chicagogiantsfan says: Aug 28, 2014 9:56 PM

    At least none of this counts. Still won’t listen to crowing from Eagles fans who count NFC East championships as their Super Bowl.

  15. pologroundsvet says: Aug 28, 2014 10:02 PM

    We’re still tied for first. Hard to be optimistic about this offense, but I’m trying. Just don’t ask me any difficult questions. Or easy ones for that matter.

  16. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 28, 2014 10:08 PM

    Only if the patriots could do this in their superbowl vs giants only if…

  17. doe22us says: Aug 28, 2014 10:12 PM

    Eli was done like three years ago, those that play fantasy know this.. excuse me, in reality he has been blowing for quite sometime now.

  18. papacrick says: Aug 28, 2014 10:12 PM

    You clearly aren’t watching the Lions if you think that defense is weak. It’s gonna be a bloodbath on the Monday night opener this year and you will get to see plenty of that trademark Manning face

  19. The Bronx Bombers says: Aug 28, 2014 10:18 PM

    Who cares? G-men turns it up when it matters…

  20. officialgame says: Aug 28, 2014 10:26 PM

    Tom, your luck has run out.

  21. Big Blue On You says: Aug 28, 2014 10:27 PM

    Give Eli a break; his right arm preferably. That’s the only thing that will stop him from breaking his interception record, again.

  22. descendency says: Aug 28, 2014 10:32 PM

    Maybe he should threaten to trade them to Oakland.

  23. jbscott123 says: Aug 28, 2014 10:38 PM

    Giant haters rejoicing over pre-season action. Enjoy while you can.

  24. punksinplay says: Aug 28, 2014 10:50 PM

    It’s obvious Eli doesn’t trust his offensive line. He’s too jumpy out there. He had chances to make throws but gave up as soon as he sensed pressure, even when he could have stepped up in the pocket. This started last year and nothing in the pre-season indicates anything has changed. It doesn’t bode well for the G-Men.

  25. fordmandalay says: Aug 28, 2014 10:51 PM

    0-16.

  26. fordmandalay says: Aug 28, 2014 10:53 PM

    Eli WILL complete 70% of his passes this year; 40% to his team, and 30% to the opposing team.

  27. conspiracybrotherjones says: Aug 28, 2014 11:07 PM

    Isn’t Eli supposed to be elite???

  28. dickshotdogs says: Aug 28, 2014 11:23 PM

    In Full disclosure, I’m a Patriots fan. That said, The Giants offense is abysmal.

  29. esotericmindguy says: Aug 28, 2014 11:24 PM

    The pats first string defense is bad, can’t imagine the backups. Sad state of affairs for Eli. Can we stop calling him elite now? My goodness, everyone knows they won with their defense.

  30. coachbeck says: Aug 28, 2014 11:29 PM

    What is going on in NY?

  31. formerworldchamps says: Aug 28, 2014 11:30 PM

    Long season,baby!

  32. tuucamaron says: Aug 28, 2014 11:50 PM

    5 and 0 is 5 and 0

  33. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 29, 2014 12:10 AM

    was at game

    Eli looked terrible

    Giants offense looks bad

    Pats also sucked.. but, as we know, they are all Brady… and he did not play………… all Garapolo, Mallett must really suck

  34. tombradythelegend says: Aug 29, 2014 12:21 AM

    giants are terrible hahaha ive been waiting for this day!

  35. Savage Lizard says: Aug 29, 2014 2:31 AM

    He was part of good TEAMS in those two Super Bowls, especially the first one where his defense won it. He is not a QB who is driving the train like his brother, Brady, Brees, etc. Face it, dude is average at best and gets way too much love because of his last name.

  36. kev86 says: Aug 29, 2014 9:32 AM

    All this ripping on the Giants could lead to another “lucky” SB MVP for Eli.

  37. lic112014 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:29 AM

    The players around him suck.Get the cuts down to 53 so we don’t have to watch bums like Kellen Davis.They haven’t played much during these preseason games so I don’t know how they can learn a new system with not facing game action.Practice can only do so much.They will get better.

  38. kev86 says: Aug 29, 2014 11:01 AM

    savage lizard – he is the QB that drove the train with all the marbles on the line in the SB.

  39. simonator917 says: Aug 29, 2014 4:58 PM

    savage lizard – he is the QB that drove the train with all the marbles on the line in the SB
    ==========
    Not only that, if you’ll recall the NFCCG in San Fran he brought them from behind against their great defense to get them into the Super Bowl. I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’d take this guy in a heart beat! The brighter the lights, the better he plays.

  40. Savage Lizard says: Aug 29, 2014 5:09 PM

    “Not only that, if you’ll recall the NFCCG in San Fran he brought them from behind against their great defense to get them into the Super Bowl. I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’d take this guy in a heart beat! The brighter the lights, the better he plays.

    I guess Kyle Williams TWO crucial fumbles weren’t a bigger part of the reason NY was able to win that game. He’s actually an Assante Samuel drop and a Wes Welker drop away from being 0-2 in the Super Bowl.

    Average QB, fortunate as hell. Gets MVPs handed to him because he’s a Manning.

  41. weaponx73 says: Aug 29, 2014 5:58 PM

    Well the one thing I’ve learned reading this is that Pats fans have no shortage of excuse as to why Eli embarrassed them twice.

  42. bkostela says: Aug 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    I guess Kyle Williams TWO crucial fumbles weren’t a bigger part of the reason NY was able to win that game. He’s actually an Assante Samuel drop and a Wes Welker drop away from being 0-2 in the Super Bowl.

    Average QB, fortunate as hell. Gets MVPs handed to him because he’s a Manning.
    __________________________
    and the pats only won their super bowls because of the tuck rule, and because they cheated.

    and the steelers only won the super bowl against the seahawks because the refs were paid

    and the packers almost missed the playoffs in 2010 when they won their super bowl

    i can go on and on. you sound a little too desperate and too jealous. i wouldn’t want to upset you.

  43. Savage Lizard says: Aug 29, 2014 6:31 PM

    “i can go on and on. you sound a little too desperate and too jealous. i wouldn’t want to upset you.

    You erroneously think I am a Patriots fan.

    I am just someone who isn’t blinded by Giants homerism and can see that dude really is just an average QB who has been VERY fortunate.

    Even in his “clutch” drive in that first Super Bowl he terribly underthrew Amani Toomer who was wide open past the first down marker. A diving catch by Toomer to keep it at 4th &1 instead of 4th and long allowed Brandon Jacobs to bail him out on the next play. Then he threw what should have been the game sealing pick to Assante Samuel, but Samuel was nice enough to let it clang off his hands. I’m not making this up, just watch the last drive again.

    Face it, any journeyman QB could have scored 17 points for the Giants in that game, and the ONLY reason 17 points was good enough was that the Giants defense dominated a Patriots team that averaged about 38 points a game that year. That was the only game of the entire season that 17 points would have beaten New England, thanks to the Giants defense, the TRUE MVPs of that game. But the Manning worshipping media wasn’t ever going to the MVP to Justin Tuck or someone on the defense.

  44. Savage Lizard says: Aug 29, 2014 6:38 PM

    Trent Dilfer never led the NFL in interceptions, much less THREE times.

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