What now for the New York Giants after soul crushing loss to Eagles?

Alexander Wilson
New York Giants, Dave Gettleman
Dec 29, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addresses the media at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants fell miserably to the Philadelphia Eagles in the final moments of a hard-fought week 7 contest. With 2:14 left in the fourth quarter, quarterback Daniel Jones threw a perfect ball to Evan Engram down the left boundary, but if you watched the game, you know how the story ended.

The ball slipped right through Engram’s hands, forcing the Giants to punt and allowing the Eagles to march down the field and score with 40 seconds left on the clock.

The Giants had one timeout and a bit of time to get kicker Graham Gano into field goal position, but trusting the offense to get the job done this season is about the same as asking Dave Gettleman to put together a capable team after three years. It simply isn’t going to happen.

So, where do the New York Giants go from here?

Well, we can be sure of one thing, the Giants will 100% be sellers at the November 3 trade deadline. They have several players who represent value pieces, and the Giants need to be adding draft capital for next off-season.

Of course, most are calling for the head of Engram, who lost the game with his dropped pass. Prior to the week 7 matchup against in Philly, Engram’s name was already being mentioned as a trading piece, as well as Kevin Zeitler and Golden Tate (per Albert Breer). Gettleman has no choice but to start acquiring more value for next season, as most of his offensive weapons simply can’t get the job done.

However, you could also make the argument that Gettleman shouldn’t even be making these decisions for the Giants. Bringing in a new GM or at least starting fresh with a new mentality will put the team in a better spot for the future. Allowing Joe Judge to make the decisions for the rest of the season might be beneficial, as the new GM will have to be in sync with the head coach.

One positive that is worth mentioning — Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham has been fantastic regarding his in-game adjustments and the stellar job he’s doing with lackluster talent. Linebacker Blake Martinez and corner James Bradberry have been his saving grace through seven weeks, but the defense still struggles on third downs, and multiple positions of weakness have come back to bite them in the butt. Costly penalties late in the game for the Giants put them in a problematic position, despite starting the second half with three straight three and outs.

I do think there’s a lot to work with on the roster, but something needs to change within the Giants’ organization, and it needs to happen soon if they want to turn the chapter and move on from this embarrassing 2020 season.