Just a few short months ago, the New York Giants
were capping off an unlikely run to the Super Bowl XLII
championship over the heavily-favored and previously-unbeaten New England Patriots
. And heading into the 2008 season, they still possess a talented roster with a nice mix of veterans and youngsters. But they play in the ultra-competitive NFC East, and just the slightest hint of complacency could cause a tumble down the standings.
Which is why head coach Tom Coughlin must keep his team focused on the field despite the distractions off the field. Future Hall of Famer Michael Strahan has retired. Plaxico Burress isn't happy with his contract. Jeremy Shockey simply isn't happy and should have been traded. And running back Ahmad Bradshaw is currently sitting behind bars.
Early signs of a Super Bowl hangover?
Only time will tell. Read more...