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A Giant Mistake

Will Leinart take as long as Eli did to develop?

The year was 2004. After week 11, the New York Giants had a 5-5 record and would have entered the playoffs as a Wild Card team had the season ended after 10 games. What head coach Tom Coughlin did next effectively ended the Giants' season; a move that Dennis Green intends to repeat with the Cardinals.

Coughlin benched Kurt Warner in favor of a rookie. He looked past Warner's 62.8 completion percentage.  He looked pat Warner's league low interception rate.  He disregarded the fact that the NFC was historically weak and would wind up with two 8-8 teams reaching the postseason. Basically, he cost his team a postseason berth. Maybe Coughlin was blinded by the incredible rookie season had by Ben... Recommended Stories

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