Injuries are a part of the game of football and the New York Giants know that all too well. Over the course of the past few seasons, the Giants have a lot of their players go down with season ending injuries and this year has been no different. The Giants after placing 5 more players on season ending IR on Wednesday, have now placed a total of 20 players on season ending IR this season and have the seen the effect of it this year.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin s on Big Blue’s injuries said “That’s the way, that’s the game.I wish I had an answer for you. A lot of people want to go on and on about, ‘Do we have enough offseason?’ I think that might be a legitimate something to bring up at some point in time. We offer no excuses and we certainly have always maintained that position. As I said, I feel bad for the guys that are hurt. It is the nature of our business, unfortunately.”
The amount of injuries have been so bad for the Giants this season, that Coughlin said that he has never seen a team place five players on season ending IR on one day before in his whole coaching career.
Because of all these injuries, the Giants have to had and will continue to have to rely on their backups and younger players to get the job done for them. As Coughlin says, this is these player’s “Chance at this point in the season to perform, to play and they go into games and have an opportunity to participate at this level when perhaps they had no snaps coming in before. Now they’re going to get snaps and they have a chance to prove their ability, not only to the New York Giants but to the entire NFL.”
This game is not just huge for these young players to get a chance to make their mark in the NFL, it’s also a big game for the Giants, who need a win to snap their current seven game losing streak. Coughlin said about what the Giants need to do to stop their long losing streak said “Someone has to make a play or somebody, some group, some people collectively, have to make a play for us to win. The message is, quite frankly, that we’re going to continue to work, we’re going to continue to support one another. We’re going to fight as hard as we can, prepare as well as we possibly can, and that’s the message.”
Both the Giants and Titans come into Sunday’s matchup at 3-9, but as we saw last week when the Giants blew an 18 point to then a 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars team, no game will be easy to win.