The fact remains that the G-Men didn’t make the playoffs – especially after coming off great expectations last offseason. It wears on the hearts of majority of the Big Blue Faithful, still. The NFL offseason sets up a preamble of different things for diverse fans. Not everyone is deep into reckoning the New York Giants’ next move.
There is something more to be said for collective commiseration. It most definitely isn’t entirely a depraved entity. It can become an art form that aides in lucidity and eventually moving onward. Familiar roots are a saving grace – even among “friends” never met. Differences of opinion yield way to (hopefully) an appreciation for like a baseline subject matter.
Surfing around the internet for all-things-blue dialog or having outright face-to-face conversations is pretty much all one can do to feed the beast that is New York Giants football. Money can be slapped down on any odds that many of you are here now to feed an addiction. Sometimes, the topics initiated are, well, offseason-like.
The “switching the Giants defense back to a 3-4” has an interesting and old school cult-like following. The problem is that many don’t understand personnel under this type of defense. Just because it works on another team and under their coaching doesn’t mean it will fare well here. As with anything that is within the confines of change, it takes time.
Recent speculation from corner Terrell Thomas has rehashed banter about who coach Tom Coughlin’s predecessor would/could be. The names of Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher are still the top ones mentioned and the two former Super Bowl-winning coaches that more than likely wouldn’t be the Giants’ next head coach. Hopefully, Coughlin’s recent statements have quashed this subject. For a while.
"I approach each year the way I've always approached it," Coughlin said Friday from Indianapolis, the site of the annual NFL Scouting Combine. "I mean, the energy's flowing good, I'm excited about it, and looking forward to this offseason, getting our football team together again. Maybe at some point I'll get the message, but it certainly isn't right now."
Many fanatics that aren’t talking combine, free agency, NFL draft, and even the upcoming potential 2013 schedule are simply recalling their fond memories of the 2012 NFL season’s ups as well as good times prior. “Top 5” lists make their way through discussions like the word “umm” to a nervous orator. These indeed spark some old school Giants Pride by way of stimulating the areas of brain that may have been dust-laden to lack of being awoken by fellow comrades that are in as deep. Remembering what made you a diehard fan of the New York Football Giants only intensifies the passion for some; sharing stories and how life led each down individual Giant paths is part of why a fine primary color of blue is truly bled.
Whatever gets you through right now: talking about everything Big Blue, reaching out to the players, planning football-minded events, looking ahead to the NFL Draft or even training camp visits, or even watching past Giants games. Do what ya gotta; share even.
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