Letters to the Editor: January 2, 2013
The latest from the readers.
Nat K,. writes…
You recently disagreed with the reader who asserted that the two losses in the first half of the season were as significant as the losses in games 14 & 15. I’m sorry to say I agree with your reader. A loss counts the same whenever it takes place in the season. Had the Giants won one more game in the first half of the season games 14 &15 would not have been as significant. I see an analogy in the praise that is heaped on Eli for his fourth quarter comebacks. If he had played well in the first three quarters the great comeback performances would not have been necessary.
You’re entitled to your opinion, Nat, as I am to mine. And I still believe that if the Giants played better down the stretch, they’d be getting ready for a playoff game. Look at how the Redskins had their issues before finally putting it together when it counted. Ditto the 2011 Giants. It’s all about getting hot at the right time and the Giants didn’t do that.
James R. writes…
First of all I do not buy all that talk of how the Giants surge at the end. It happened twice and maybe last year all the stars aligned and they won the Super Bowl. During TC years the Giants have failed in the second half of each one of his seasons. Could a part of that be that TC does not play rookies, even dynamic ones, and therefore the team becomes predictable and stagnant and does not improve as the season progresses ?
Maybe that’s a small part. Personally, I think that at times the effort wasn’t really at the level it needed to be. From what I’ve heard during the year, some guys just don’t put in the time that they should be putting in which leads to errors. And then I’ve also heard tht some guys are afraid to ask questions in the classroom because they don’t want to look stupid. So who knows what the real reason is?
Jeremy S. writes…
I’ve heard several people (friends and fellow fans mostly) use lack of interest in Kevin Gilbride as a head coach as an indictment of his skill as an offensive coordinator. To me, this is a foolish statement. There are many coaches who excel as coordinators, yet fail as head coaches (Dick LeBeau being one prominent example). I’m of the belief that even though I don’t think that Gilbride would make a good HC, but is still a top OC in the league. Thoughts?
I agree and the proof’s in the pudding – two Super Bowls in what, now 6 years?