Eagles Extra: Looking ahead to Eagles-Giants
Ninth-year veteran Justin Tuck has played his entire NFL career with the Giants under Tom Coughlin. (USA Today Images)
While things look bad for the Eagles right now, you didn't expect them to beat Denver anyway.
You just didn't expect 52-20.
But take solace in this: At 1-3, the Eagles are only a game behind the first-place Cowboys in the feckless NFC East.
And this: Next up are the 0-4 Giants, who just got walloped by Andy Reid's unbeaten Chiefs. How bad have things gotten for the Giants?
After the 31-7 loss, defensive end Justin Tuck proclaimed this warning to his teammates:
"If anyone turns on our coach, I would be the first one to punch him in the mouth," Tuck told the New York Daily News. “And put that in print. It better not happen, I know that.”
The Giants haven't turned yet -- they've dug out of big holes before with head coach Tom Coughlin -- but Victor Cruz did question Coughlin's decision late in the third quarter to punt on 4th-and-inches from their own 30. The Giants at the time trailed 10-7.
Tuck told the Daily News that anyone would wanted to go for it in that situation is an "idiot."
Which means Cruz is an idiot?
“When it comes to coaching, yeah,” said Tuck, who admitted that his defensive teammates also wanted to go for it.
“We’re idiots, too,” he said. “Who goes on 4th-and-inches at the 30 when you’re in a dogfight?”
Should be a good one next Sunday at the Meadowlands.