If Bill Sheridan thought he was under fire before Sunday night's game ... just wait to see what goes on this week. The first-year defensive coordinator whose team has given up 40 or more points in three games this season three times this season -- twice to the Eagles! -- and has not held an opponent under 21 points since the end of that five-game winning streak against the Radiers back in October, is certainly on the hot seat.
(Though to be completely fair to the defense, 14 of the 45 points allowed last night were on a fumble return and a punt return.)
"I haven’t been able to put my finger on it all year," Osi Umenyiora said of what's been troubling this defense. "It’s always something it seems like. Today it was big plays and I don’t know. It’s ridiculous but we have to find a way to fix it."
Tom Coughlin said the Giants will continue to "keep trying to maneuver people in and out of different spots to try and come up with a better answer."
Eventually that maneuvering will have to land on Sheridan, no? We'll see. But not everyone is excited about the prospect. In fact Mathias Kiwanuka said maybe the Giants should start playing to save Sheridan's job.
"He’s a great coach who knows football, I’ll say that over and over again," Kiwanuka said. "He understands Xs and Os and we have to be able to play, if not for ourselves, than for him."
"We can salvage our season," Umenyiora said. "As a team, the way we feel, for our pride, no matter what happens, no matter if we make the playoffs or not. We need to focus on getting our football right and playing a whole lot better than we do."