Letters to the Editor: November 12, 2012
Win R. writes…
Aside from disgust, which I am sure is the reaction of every Giants fan, to the utter ineptitude of the entire team, I noticed something that was a throwback to Eli’s early years with the team: the apparent lack of urgency.
When the possibility of catching up was still real, I saw Eli and the rest of the offense strolling back to the huddle and then to the line of scrimmage, thereby wasting many precious seconds. I do not refer to Eli looking over the defense for many seconds once he got to the line of scrimmage, but, rather, to the time that was wasted getting to the huddle and from the huddle to the line of scrimmage. As I said, this was noticeable in Eli’s early years, but I don’t recall anyone mentioning it, either in your articles or in Letters to the Editor.
Win, I believe you might be referring to the first half, when there was plenty of time left in the game to catch up when the Giants were down 17-6. You have to remember that if the other team is being competitive and you rush to catch up, you leave the other team with all sorts of time left to one-up you. With that said, I’ll agree that this team has had some issues with clock management in the past, but I think the reason why you haven’t seen mention of the Giants strolling to the line of scrimmage of late is because it’s a non-issue.