Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 7/30/13

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - 2009: Jerry Reese of the New York Giants poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by NFL Photos)
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese wasted no time in professing what his expectation is of the 2013 NFL season. “All I know is that we’ve been in the playoffs one time in the last four years, and that’s really not acceptable for us,” Reese said before the first day of training camp, according to ESPN.com. “That’s not our standards. That’s not what we shoot for.” (Photo Credit: Getty Images/North America) Reese’s comments are not his alone. Giants fans everywhere feel and understand where he’s coming from. When Reese took over as general manager in 2007, the first playoff appearance for Reese culminated in a victory at Super Bowl XLII. Since then, the Giants have only 2 playoff appearances. In 2008, they were the number one seed before being eliminated in the divisional round by the Philadelphia Eagles. Their second one? It went a little bit like the first one with the Giants beating the Patriots for another Super Bowl victory. Two Super Bowl victories in four years for any other franchise is astounding. But for Reese it isn’t enough because along with every other Giant faithful, he has seen how inconsistent the Giants can be. In 2009, they started the season undefeated with a record of 5-0 and then went 3-8 their last eleven games to finish 3rd in the NFC East. The following year, the Giants finished 10-6, but in the final regular season game on the final play, punter Matt Dodge kicked a line drive to Philadelphia Eagle DeSean Jackson who returned the kick for a touchdown with no time left in regulation, eliminating the Giants in the process. Finally, last season, the Giants entered their usual second-half swoon and with lady luck not on their side, the Giants were once again eliminated from playoff contention. With the Super Bowl being held in MetLife Stadium, this is what the Giants need. Reese has never been known for his vocal nature, but with his comments, it displays a conviction of what the Giants standards should always be. If you have a two-time Super Bowl MVP in Eli Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winning head coach in Tom Coughlin, arguably the best wide receiving core, one of the best defensive ends in Justin Tuck, a running game looking to reborn Lightning and Thunder, and a secondary defense hungry to make New York forget about their subpar performance last season, a Super Bowl should be the expectation and it should be nothing less. Reese speaking out serves as a reminder to what the Giants must do this season. Win. Win and nothing less. Let the countdown begin to the Super Bowl in MetLife Stadium because the Reese won’t accept another NFC team playing in the Super Bowl. The Giants should apply the same attitude as their general manager and it may end just like this. (Photo Credit: ibtimes.com) Related Articles New York Giants: 5 questions heading into training camp

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