The New York Giants are coming off their eighth — and perhaps their most disappointing — loss of the season last week in Philadelphia. This week they’ll try to regroup and muster up the strength to battle the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears (8-3) at MetLife Stadium.
On Thursday, their three coordinators spoke to the media and had some explaining to do as all three units failed to lift the team up in the second half of the game vs the Eagles.
Offensive coordinator Mike Shula was asked about Beckham’s postgame comments about the play calling and the lack of downfield targets against an inexperienced Eagles secondary.
“I don’t really ever worry about that. We talk here with our players and our coaches and we move on,” said Shula. “If there’s ever any issues, we handle them one on one, whether or not it’s coaches and players, players and players, or coordinators or head coaches, and then we move on, make sure we’re on the same page. Everybody wants to win, for sure with receivers. We’d all be disappointed if guys didn’t want the ball more. Unfortunately, there’s only one football, and the bottom line for us is we want to all be on the same page and do whatever we can each and every guy, player and coach, to go win a football game. That’s what our focus is this week.”
This is the response every week. We know Shula does not call the plays and head coach Pat Shurmur addressed this already, but there’s no indication that things will change. Isn’t the idea to attack and exploit your opponent’s weaknesses?