Brandon Jacobs believes this New York Giants team has more talent on the roster than the Super Bowl 42 and 46 teams did.
On Sunday, the New York Giants fell to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 31-13 for their eighth consecutive loss. They’re now 2-10, sitting at the bottom of the NFC East division with four regular-season games remaining. With the loss, they’re officially mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
What’s ironic is the fact that this roster actually has some talent on it. They have an up-and-coming quarterback, some good receivers, a sensational running back, and a versatile tight end, to name a few. Former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, who won Super Bowls 42 and 46 with the organization, actually believes this team has more talent than either of those title-winning rosters did.
“If you ask me, talent-wise in this locker room, they’re better than we were,” Jacobs said, per Bob Glauber of Newsday. “Player for player, they have more talent. You have to understand, when we won Super Bowls, we didn’t have these amazing seasons.”
He’s right about the fact that those Super Bowl-winning squads didn’t have the best regular-season finishes. In 2007, they finished 10-6 and were able to snag a Wild Card spot. They then won three games on the road before ousting the Patriots in Super Bowl 42. In 2011, they finished 9-7 and won the division. However, they were 7-7 prior to that and looked to be all but mathematically eliminated.
So with all this talent on the current roster, what’s the main issue with this team? Well, it comes down to coaching, something that could very well be changed as early as Black Monday.