After the first half, I was thinking I would title this post, “Giants lose to Jaguars as they continue their march to .500,” but something amazing happened after the break: the Giants started playing football.
Giants fans booed their team off the field after the first half, and I don’t blame them – hell, I was booing at the TV! I was shocked at how the Giants defense let the Jaguars have their way and totally dismayed by the Giants offense’s complete and total inability to convert inside the red zone. Going into half time with two field goals to their credit and a lack luster defensive effort, the boos were richly deserved.
Well, Giants safety Antrel Rolle doesn’t agree:
“You don’t boo your team, I don’t care what happens. That’s my take on it. This is your home team, we’re out there pouring our heart out for our team and for our fans, you don’t boo your team. I don’t care what the situation is. We’re 7-4, we’re not 2-10, we’re 7-4. There’s going to be ups and downs during the course of a season, not under any circumstances should you boo your team. That’s just the reality of it.”
Whatever, Rolle. You guys played like shiz, you get booed.
My boy Justin Tuck knows what I’m talking about:
“If I paid as much as they paid for tickets and you play like we did in the first half I would have booed too.”
Not to mention the $25 for parking. But somehow, they got their act together, scored some points and played New York Giants style football and only allowed a field goal in the second half. And if New York Giants fans were thankful for anything last Thanksgiving, it better have been Tom Coughlin and his staff’s amazing ability to win challenges. That first quarter challenge might have kept the game from getting completely out of hand. Thankfully, we’ll never know for sure.
Until next week when the Giants attempt to give us another heart attack…