For a franchise that considers itself a model NFL team, the New York Football Giants seem likely to experience a third straight season without a playoff berth. In the face of a 7-9 season last year, the front office promised major changes, but those changes have fallen far short of expectations.
Veteran New York Giants’ safety Antrel Rolle finds himself in the final year of a five-year, $37 million contract he signed with the team before 2010. At 31 years old, Rolle remains not only the heart and soul of New York’s defense, he is the conscience of the franchise as well.
The Detroit Lions and the New York Giants are polar opposites when comparing NFL franchises.
The New York Giants missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, compiling a 7-9 record in 2013. It was only the second losing record under the leadership of Tom Coughlin as Giants head coach, who took command of the team in 2004. As the franchise’s leadership met the media after the final game of the season, one question was seemingly answered, while several other questions remained unanswered.
The New York Giants have gotten off to their worst since 1976, yet at 2-6, the team does still have its sights set on an NFC East title. But in order to have a second half turnaround, some players will have to raise their performance, and others will have to maintain their first half pace.
Tom Coughlin has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season with the New York Giants.