As head coach Tom Coughlin said on Wednesday, the New York Giants are consistently inconsistent. For that reason, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has no interest in talking about their 2011 late-season rally that led to a Super Bowl championship. In fact, he thinks it's "bullcrap" to draw any comparisons between this year and last year.
“I don’t want to hear that,” Pierre-Paul said. “To me that’s all bullcrap. Know what I mean? Yeah we have done it before but this is a whole other year. Each year is a totally different year. You don’t have the same guys on the team as last year, who knows who is going to be here next year. Right now we can do it for now and that is what we have to do.”
A calming factor for many fans -and even players- has been that the Giants have "been here before." But history doesn't always repeat itself, and after being beaten down by the Atlanta Falcons in humiliating fashion, it's somewhat refreshing to hear a player say the parallels are ridiculous. After all, any sort of repeat is far from guaranteed.
Still, the experience is valuable, and the Giants do know what it takes to overcome their current situation. At the same time, they knew that going into Atlanta and were unable to put a single point on the board.
Perhaps more than anything else, it's time for coaches, staff and players to stop talking about all of this and just go out and perform on the field. We've seen what they are capable of against the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints, and that's what it's going to take over the next six games if they wish to hoist that Lombardi Trophy again.
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