Eight teams are gearing up for playoff games this weekend. Eight other teams are in the midst of coaching searches. Success and stability on one end, failure and turbulence on the other.
The Giants are not involved in either endeavor as they lick their wounds and move past the 5-11 record that cemented their sixth losing season in the last seven years. The first year for general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur produced more of the same, accompanied by vows that things are different. The only certainty is that the Giants are not good enough. Not close to being good enough.
There are no easy fixes. Here are some suggestions as the offseason kicks off with the Giants, once again, on the outside, looking in, as it comes time for the most meaningful football to be played: