The Giants have seldom been equated with dysfunction and open insurrection. Positive, they’ve endured their forged of difficult characters — from Lawrence Taylor to Jeremy Shockey to Odell Beckham Jr. However the Giants’ model, particularly because the late Nineteen Eighties, has been about custom and professionalism.
It’s the model Wellington Mara left his son John, who has bled Giants blue since he might stroll. That’s why the Giants’ co-proprietor have to be completely hating what’s happening together with his soccer staff about now.
An zero-5 begin is terrible, particularly in a season when the Giants have been anticipated to contend for a Tremendous Bowl. Meaning eleven or extra wins, and a division title or a wild-card berth, on the very least. That gained’t occur this yr.
However there have been disappointing seasons earlier than: a failed Tremendous Bowl protection in 2012; a zero-6 begin in 2013, and 7 straight losses after a three-2 begin in 2014. You’ll be able to return so far as the 1987 season, when the defending Tremendous Bowl champs began zero-2 earlier than the gamers’ strike interrupted the season for twenty-four days they usually by no means recovered. Even in these darkish days, the Giants stayed true Blue — they revered the model.
Now we’re seeing the character of the 2017 Giants being examined, and it’s beginning to look extra like Me Soccer than Mara Soccer.
The Giants spent one other day Thursday providing their reactions to the absence of veteran cornerback Dominque-Rodgers Cromartie, who was suspended indefinitely this week by coach Ben McAdoo for leaving the staff facility Wednesday after the 2 mentioned why the participant went into the locker room within the second half of Sunday’s devastating, 27-22 loss to the beforehand winless Chargers.
“I don’t know all the small print of that,” defensive finish Olivier Vernon stated. “I do know what we have now right here, and we’re simply going to maintain enjoying ball.”
On the opposite aspect of the locker room, cornerback Janoris Jenkins was making an attempt to downplay leaving the sector following a timeout with 38 seconds remaining. It was an act seen by some as unprofessional and disrespectful to the visiting Chargers.
“I didn’t anticipate the timeout to be referred to as,” Jenkins defined, “so I simply walked in. Everyone was happening the sector. The sport was over. I simply went in.”
Trustworthy mistake? Maybe, although it was sufficient for Jenkins and McAdoo to have two discussions concerning the early exit. Jenkins described the conversations as “pleasant,” which tells you ways critically he took the matter.