Between the Eagles and the Cowboys, I’m pretty confident about the Giants chances to make it out of NFC East come playoff time. As long as they can outplay the Redskins, there really is nothing standing in their way. At the same time, I’ve thought the Giants were a shoo-in for the playoffs for the last four seasons and they’ve always managed to not make it. The difference between the past four seasons and this season is Ben McAdoo, who has to understand that to keep his job he pretty much has to take the Giants to the playoffs. So McAdoo did the only logical thing you do in situations like this: Fired up the team by having them watch Ramsay Bolton’s death scene from Game of Thrones.
Via NY Post:
“There is hunger in the eyes of Odell Beckham Jr., because it is Cowboys Week that will kick off Resurrection Year, and there is hunger in the eyes of all New York Football Giants, because after four seasons out of the playoffs, these are the Hunger Games for them.
So when a fired-up Ben McAdoo met his team Wednesday morning, he mesmerized them with a memorable scene from “Game of Thrones,” The Post has learned.
“He showed a dog attacking somebody, and basically that’s our mindset,” one Giant told The Post.
“It was about being hungry, he showed us like a scene from ‘Game of Thrones,’ and it was just about being hungry, and coming to work every day. Just being the hungriest team in the NFL, in the NFC, all that,” another Giant said.”
So how about that nameless Giants’ player who just thinks he got shown footage of “a dog attacking somebody?” Guy obviously is like the 52nd or 53rd man on the roster since he obviously can’t afford HBO Go. Honestly, though, this is exactly what I want out of the Giants. I don’t even want them hungry, I want them starving. Nearly cannibalistic. I want them so hungry for playoffs that they’ll bite someone’s leg in order to make them fumble the ball so that the Giants can recover it and return it for a touchdown. Listen, if this is what it takes to get the Giants season to extend beyond Week 17, show it on a loop. Sure, it’s a pretty tough scene to watch since you’re literally watching a guy get mauled by a pack of starving hunting dogs, but I’m not against upping the ante if need be. Show them real footage of people getting mauled by attack dogs. Kidnap an Eagles fan and let a bunch of starving dogs maul him out behind the practice facility. I wouldn’t even be opposed to starving the Giants players and not letting them eat unless they win. If they aren’t actually hungry for the playoffs, make them fucking hungry.