From Craig Santucci / SNYGiants columnist
There are expectations for a leader of a football team.
And after dozens of wins, 4th quarter comebacks, dynamic playoff runs, and two exhilarating Super Bowl wins, I still have expectations of No. 10.
Sunday night when the New York Giant imploded play after play 5 things became clear.
1) David Wilson will be a dynamic player that will carry the load for Big Blue – just not today.
2) The offensive line needs more time to gel – age and inexperience showed its ugly face.
3) Communication needs to approve on the Defense so opposing TEs don’t run free
4) Perry Fewell needs to turn on the blitz and trust Price, Antrel, Corey, Terrell and Aaron.
5) And our quarterback cannot pout on national TV.
If Eli Manning is upset with “his” offense and “his” players, he might want to consider holding these guys accountable. Sometimes there is a time and place when a quarterback can get in the grill of players underperforming.
After 6 turn overs on Sunday night vs. the Dallas Cowboys, who would blame Eli Manning for barking at Will Beatty, Brandon Myers or Da’Rel Scott. With dropped balls, lazy patters and missed blocks Eli had plenty of reasons to rip into someone. It was a terribly executed offensive game plan.
Mostly, the fans expect more. With 10 years in the league no one wants to see one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL rolling his head and throwing his arms in the air like an eight year old brat having a fit. Man Up Eli!
Emotions are good, but use them in the right place. Sometimes you just have to just get in the face of players failing in their assignments and say, “What the hell are you doing out there, get it right or get off the field.”
Eli Manning cannot be Mr. nice guy all the time. Sunday night was some of the worse football fans have had to endure in 30 years.