Coughlin not to blame for Big Blue mess

Don't fault coach if Giants collapse again, this team lacked the players to truly contend

Updated: December 1, 2011, 12:02 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Trouble is coming to town for the Giants on Sunday. The blame game has begun. There was already a building sense of dread that another late slide out of the playoffs was on the way. Now everyone is just waiting for the Green Bay Packers to show up and end the wait for another Giants season to finish with a resounding thud.

You know things are bad when Michael Strahan, the Giants' Hall of Fame-bound defensive end, showed up Wednesday in what was supposed to be an upbeat, post-practice ...

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