The New York Giants took an absolute pounding in their Monday Night Football loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Giants managed to succumb to a 27-7 loss their NFC East divisional rivals at Lincoln Financial Field, despite making an incredible start with Odell Beckham hauling in an Eli Manning touchdown pass on the Giants first drive of the game.
As one can probably imagine, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin wasn't too happy with such a poor performance. And he saved his furore for one player, in particular, Damontre Moore.
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If there was a turning point in the game, you could point straight at the defensive end Moore, who gave up a huge penalty after dumping Sam Bradford on his back when the ball was long gone.
That stupid and completely avoidable penalty led to the Eagles' first touchdown of the game. It swung momentum completely in the favor of Philadelphia and the Giants failed to recover.
Moore leads the Giants with three sacks so far this season and is their only legitimate pass-rusher and threat to opposition QB's and offensive lines, with Jason Pierre-Paul's future in limbo after his fireworks accident and Robert Ayers out injured.
But Moore has angered Coughlin so much that the veteran head coach could be set to bench his star rusher.
“I can’t honestly really say that,” Coughlin said, via New York Daily News, when asked if he still trusted Moore. “With regard to that (penalty), there’s absolutely no excuse for anyone for the unnecessary roughness penalty that he committed. . . . You use the word trust. I don’t know. That’s a good word.”
Moore is fully in the doghouse now and is going to have to do something special to win back his coach's trust. Not making stupid plays that cost the team would be a good start.