Eisen of Giants.com talks about the consensus aftertaste of 2008:
“A lot of the players still talk about the playoff loss to Philadelphia and how much they want to atone for that, how they did not play their best football at the end of last season. They were very disappointed last year. This is a team that is very eager to get started… half the guys would get in the car and go (to Albany for training camp).”
You have to know and expect that the maturity and experience of this team will make a difference in 2009. They expect to win, they have a great deal of confidence, and did not like finishing poorly last year. We’ll be surprised if the Giants are not able to play at a consistently high level this season. The bitter aftertaste of last year that we keep hearing about is a very good thing.