The concept of chemistry on a professional sports team is always a difficult one to fully wrap your head around.
Our current football landscape is a pretty good example of that. The Jets are being called a dysfunctional trainwreck by everyone in town for their 8-8 season while Tom Coughlin is being hailed as a man who knows how to keep a team together by pushing all the right buttons because the Giants won their division this season.
Both narratives seem to fit, but when you really break it down the Jets were three points in Miami (and the Giants were a blocked field goal or different ref ruling on a Victor Cruz fumble) away from having the same record this season.
That seems like a pretty narrow difference in terms to use to draw such wide conclusions about them when all is said and done.
This isn't about the Giants, at least not about them as anything more than an example of how the tail wags the dog when it comes to much sports commentary.
This topic came to mind on Monday ...