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Lost season

Lost season

It was a tale of two seasons. No one should be surprised though. When the Giants made the move for Chargers top pick Eli Manning on Draft Day, and turned the young man's palpable snarl after being forced to hold up a San Diego jersey minutes later into a New York smile, everyone knew things were changing.

For one thing, renowned disciplinarian Tom Coughlin was in charge. The Giants were soft, you see, and Coughlin was here to cut out the fumbles, boneheaded plays, penalties and all-around lack of effort. The next change was personnel. By snagging the NFL's number one rook, the Giants seemed to be already cleaning out quarterback Kerry Collins' locker. New York dealt San Diego quarterback Philip...

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