Originally written on Big Giants Boom  |  Last updated 6/30/14
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Despite the plague of injuries the Giants have endured and how it's trying to continue to spread. Despite the drama of Osi and his offseason holdout, despite the continuous criticism of some former Giants, these Giants may be beginning to prove to everyone that they are indeed the real deal.

Before the season started and as the injuries mounted, things looked really dreadful for this team, but something about the New York Giants of the past few years is that they can really show themselves to be resilient at times, especially during times of chaos. 


Not to compare this team to the '07 Superbowl Champs, but during that season, Coughlin had been on the hot seat, there was a lot of talk about Coughlin getting fired. Tiki was running his mouth about the leadership ability of Eli Manning, it was pretty ugly. Despite all that was going on, the Giants found it within themselves to push, to fight, to find the will and strength to overcome all adversity, even to defy all odds by winning three road games and defeating arguably the most dominant team in the history of the NFL in the Patriots.

Am I predicting that will happen again? No, not at all. Let's leave that run in the wonderful pages of our history. What I am trying to say is that this team can find that spirit to overcome, to defy odds, and win. 


At the beginning of the season, the odds were heavily stacked against the Giants just to win their division, especially while the "Dream Team" is in the same division. Well they beat the "Dream Team" and they are slowly starting to get healthy again.

Last year, Eli had trouble getting on the same page as his receivers especially when Steve Smith suffered an injury. This year, he is trying to get on the same page as his receivers again, but also on the same page as his offensive line. With pretty much a new offensive line and ever changing wide outs, I personally felt like this was going to be possibly a worse season for Eli.


With the way Eli has been getting himself going as of late, he is building a momentum for himself and he's getting on the same page as his receivers which will only help boost his confidence. Some questions may be, will Manningham be as effective now that he's back? Will Victor Cruz continue to progress?

With the defense, they have been looking good as of late as Pierre-Paul and Tuck lead the way. Osi being back, showing that he can still be very effective, stepping up while Tuck was sidelined with his neck injury has only shown signs of how dominant and fearsome the defense can be once Tuck is back. The only question would be, will the Giants find a way to get those three in the game enough to remain effective? Jason Pierre-Paul needs to be in the game, Osi still has a chip on his shoulder, this should be a good problem for the Giants.

The Giants have the opportunity to get hot and get on a good run. There's no reason why they can't move well over .500 in the next few weeks. Will they show us that they have that fight in them? That resiliency? Now is there chance, and facing the Seahawks this week will only further help them get over that hump of uncertainty
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