By Jake Navarro ’20 and Jack Lev ’20
After being 1-6 to start the season, the New York Giants hopes of making the playoffs are plummeting. Many Giants fans have pondered whether or not the Giants should tank in order to earn themselves the number one draft pick in 2018.
Many Giants fans hold strong opinions on the future of their season. Sammy Guthartz ’20 is an extreme football fan and a diehard Giants fanatic. Guthartz believes the Giants should tank the remainder of their season considering their best player, Odell Beckham jr., is injured. Guthartz went on to speak of the benefits of tanking, such as earning the number one draft pick, which in turn, enables the Giants to select the potential best player in the draft.
Although Guthartz holds a strong opinion, many other people disagree with the fact that the Giants should tank, as they could actually make the playoffs. Jake Glickman ’20 has been a Giants fan since 2004. “Although we might have lost the first five games of the season, the rest of the schedule appears to be a lot easier,” he said.
Glickman went on to state how although a number of players are injured, the Giants may finally be able to establish a run game with the helps of running backs Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman. Also, in 1992 the Los Angeles Chargers started out 0-5 just like the Giants, yet they made the playoffs, proving it is possible for the Giants to make it.
Holden Cohen ’20 is a fan of the New York Jets and feels that the Giants won’t win another game, and they might turn out to be the worst team in the league this year. “With the losses of Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall, elite wide receivers in the Giants offense, they might never bounce back,” he said. “They still can’t establish a run game after drafting Wayne Gallman and their offensive line gives no help.”
While there is still some hope for the Giants, as the losses pile up, their chances of making the playoffs seem to be rapidly fading.