New York Giants: The Curious Case of 8-8

January 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's hard to believe the NFL regular season is over. 
It wasn't that long ago that Giants fans were filled with excitement waiting for the regular season to begin. Hopeful that the draft picks would perform, eager to see the free agent signings on the field, and ready to make another run at a championship.
And now, it's all over.
The 2009 regular season will go down in history as one of the most frustrating and confusing seasons the G-Men have ever had. It's difficult to put into words the disappointment and shock Giants fans have endured all year long.
So many things went wrong with a game plan that seemed so right. The Giants would finish the season in third place in the NFC East with a final record of 8-8. How could this happen?
Let's start at the beginning. GM Jerry Reese had another terrific draft and made some aggressive moves during free agency, bringing in some talent that everyone thought would help the team. The departure of Coach Spags left a seriou...

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