It should be a celebratory event. All things considered, New York Giants proprietor John Mara was boisterously booed during a halftime ceremony for amazing quarterback Eli Manning during a misfortune to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
The issue was that Mara’s team was currently losing 17-14. The Giants had quite recently dominated the first half, at this point went into the break following in what might wind up being their third loss in three weeks to open the season.
“I would boo, too,” Mara said in the hallway heading to his suite before the start of the third quarter. “We’re 0-2 and down at half.”
Make that 0-3 for the third time in five years. The Giants blew a lead late in the final quarter for the second successive week when Younghoe Koo kicked a 40-yard field goal with no time remaining.
Giants fans seem to have arrived at their boiling point. They are not content with the state of the storied franchise, which presently has made them win season in the past eight years. This season doesn’t look encouraging to turn around that trend.
Giants fans even supported Sunday different events when ambushed tight end Evan Engram was removed the field. Their dissatisfaction is by then.
Engram led all tight ends in drops last season. He had a bungle early in Sunday’s misfortune, yet he was booed in any event, whenever he got no opportunity to get a tipped pass from quarterback Daniel Jones in the final quarter. As he ran toward the sideline that play while the Giants changed personnel groups, the fans cheered his exit.
“Yeah, absolutely. I don’t think that was deserved. It was a tipped ball. Could’ve thrown it better at the end. I’m not really sure I understood that,” Jones said. “He played hard all game and fought back from an injury a few weeks ago to be back out here. So he’s a big-time player for us and is going to be huge for us down the stretch.”
Engram had two gets for 21 yards in his first game back from a calf injury that constrained him to miss the first two weeks of the season.
The fans’ repugnance with Engram, a 2017 first-round pick, has been preparing for a surprisingly long time. He has become the poster boy for their discontent. In any case, this was the first real acknowledgement of their revulsion with proprietorship in a public setting. What’s more, it was horrendously unmistakably by the sheer volume and clarity of the boos directed at Mara.
Star running back Saquon Barkley protected the team owner a short time later.
“I don’t think that is fair to Mr. Mara,” Barkley said of the boos directed at the Giants’ co-owner. “He’s done a great job.”
The Giants have a NFL-most exceedingly terrible 18-49 record since the beginning of the 2017 season. They’ve made the playoffs once (2016) since Manning and the Giants won their second Super Bowl together during the 2011 season.
This year again seems headed off in the wrong direction. The Giants are the only winless team in the NFC East.
Coach Joe Judge actually demands they will make something happen. The Giants began 0-5 in his first season as a head coach last year. He lectured persistence to a fan base that right presently appears hard to persuade.
“We’re going to be all right, guys. All right?” Judge said calmly as he exited the stage in his postgame news conference. “We’re going to be all right.”