First they traded Eli Apple, and I said nothing. Then they traded Damon Harrison, and I said nothing. Then they let Landon Collins walk, and I said nothing. Then they traded Odell Beckham Jr. and I realized there was no one left to stand for me. Except Eli, until he falls down at the first sign of pressure.
I say this, not because it’s true, because it isn’t. I say it because that’s how I feel. How could I have seen all these moves happening and still think there was a reason to have hope? Our bleak future was staring us right in the face, and we did nothing.
Despite these thoughts, I have to keep reminding myself one thing, and I think you all need to hear it too.
It really isn’t, guys.
I’ll be honest with you, I’m as confused as you are. That’s the only thing I’ve felt. Confusion. Like my face has been frozen like this since Tuesday night.
As far as I’m concerned, this falls on David Gettleman on John Mara.
As far as Gettleman goes, let’s look at the facts. Yes, he was thrown out of Carolina so fast for being despised. Yes, he’s traded away all of our talent. BUT that isn’t what I’m talking about. Did you see what this guy did at the Combine two weeks ago?
I submit to the court, Exhibit A:
Don’t see it? Look closer.
Yup. Just what I suspected. A goatee. The guy is rocking a FUCKING goatee. Do you remember the last time we trusted a guy with a goatee?
Cuz I sure fucking do.
And the worst part is, what do we do? Keeping him is a nightmare, but firing him after two years is some Cleveland Browns shit. At least just shave the thing, man. Can the Giants just implement the Yankees mustache rule? Christ.
Secondly, is John Mara. This guy has quietly become the second worst owner in New York. He’s still got a few years before the rest of the country catches on. It certainly helps when Wellington Mara is your father,
and Kate Mara is your niece.
But for now, Giants fans are fully aware of what he’s done/hasn’t done. I’m not going to get into it, but he’s said some pretty questionable things to the media that have embarrassed us.
Josh Brown was on the team for another year and a half. So yeah, fuck that guy.
Personally, I think he’s the reason we’re in this spot now. The immediate future of this franchise hinges on Eli Manning, and he’s not going to abandon him. My money is on Gettleman begging Eli to retire. He needs to start preparing for the future. Eli likely refuses, and Mara refuses to force him out. So Gettleman’s hands are tied. Either have all this young talent around a guy who can’t throw to them and waste it, or get rid of them and prepare for the next chapter.
It’s a lose/lose situation for the guy, I guess. But only one 1st rounder for, by the numbers, the best receiver of all time at this point in his career? I just can’t willingly accept that.
The Giants have made making a team terrible look easy. Hopefully it’s just as easy to do the opposite.
Please. Just please.