Originally written January 15, 2013 on Big Giants Boom:
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Photo courtesy of NY Daily News Henry Rice BGB Contributor Players, coaches, pundits, experts, fans and others are all trying to figure out why their teams didn’t make the players.  The answer of course is obvious… they didn’t have enough victories.  For some teams, they didn’t have the right coach or their talent just isn’t good enough to compete.  This was not the case for the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants.   They had the coaching, the offense, the defense and the special teams to win and compete for a second straight Lombardi Trophy, but they didn’t get it done.  I’ve been reading others try to nitpick and find the cause of the Giants’ failure, and I think some make some good points.  My personal opinion is that the season was lost in the fourth quarter of Week 2, when Hakeem Nicks injured his knee.  After a loss to the Cowboys opening night and a terrible first half against the Buccaneers, Eli Manning and company did what they do best and responded with a comeba
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