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How the NY Giants won two Super Bowls, then became a total mess

When the NY Giants beat the Patriots for their second Super Bowl in five years, it felt like they were in a position to win in any situation. They weren't the best, but they knew when to turn it on. But before we knew it, everything fell apart. Plagued by injuries and salary cap hell, the Giants did all they could to stay afloat. They brought in some shiny new toys like Odell Beckham Jr., David Wilson and Landon Collins, in hopes of rejuvenating what was left of their Super Bowl core.
When that didn't work, they jettisoned the last of the old and used free agency to bring in some fresh blood. It worked, but only for a season, and they soon returned to the decline that - at this moment - has no end in sight.
Written and produced by Will Buikema
Directed by Mike Imhoff
Motion graphics by Philip Pasternak and Mike Das
Shot and edited by Alex Hawley
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  1. SB Nation

    SB Nation

    Tháng trước

    Hey hey hey hey thank you! We'll have another episode of Collapse next week, then more in April, so please keep your suggestions coming. They're awesome, y'all are awesome, hope you enjoy

    • Dark Demonik

      Dark Demonik

      4 ngày trước

      Browns Collapse since coming into the NFL?

    • John Nunziato

      John Nunziato

      9 ngày trước

      Steelers are in the midst of a collapse as we speak

    • MotleyStu10 88

      MotleyStu10 88

      25 ngày trước

      kodak hoodie Z.y Frc

    • Isaac Bendayan

      Isaac Bendayan

      27 ngày trước

      Do a collapse about the dolphins

    • Nicholas Wynn

      Nicholas Wynn

      29 ngày trước

      Collapse of the Baltimore Orioles

  2. orangeapples


    Ngày trước

    What is going on? I don’t care about pro sports but I have been on your channel for 2 hours. I never knew the games came with so much off the field drama. Holy crap.

  3. Duck Hunt

    Duck Hunt

    Ngày trước

    if they have all of the best players the giants would become dynasty

  4. Connor Akers

    Connor Akers

    Ngày trước

    Do a Collapse on the 05 White Sox

  5. M Wright

    M Wright

    Ngày trước

    Do one on the packers

  6. Nurse08


    2 ngày trước

    As much as it will pain me since they're my guys how about the 49ers post Harbaugh. 😭😭

    • rikki evans

      rikki evans

      20 giờ trước

      Nurse08 I’m a Hawks fan and I want to see that, mainly because the Hawks-49ers rivalry was great and I believe could have been a great one for a while before Harbaugh left

  7. teto85


    2 ngày trước

    The Giants had, and still have, crappy management. The best team on the field will win, but if it is crippled by bad management, it won't go anywhere. And Coughlin is now back with the Jags crying over players not attending OPTIONAL workouts. Why do loser coaches and executives keep getting recycled by the NFL?

  8. Diego Lofranco

    Diego Lofranco

    2 ngày trước

    LeBron-led Cleveland Cavaliers (both stints) or 2013-2015 Indiana Pacers next?

  9. J. Rhodan

    J. Rhodan

    2 ngày trước

    Should’ve been called “How Eli survived the collapse” 😂

  10. Danimal The Animal

    Danimal The Animal

    3 ngày trước

    Sacramento Kings collapse: from being an elite team in the early 2000s to a decade long rebiuld.

  11. Shiela Ingram

    Shiela Ingram

    4 ngày trước

    As a Giants fan this makes me so sad

  12. TribeVegas100


    4 ngày trước

    Damn this was insightful. Despite being an Eagles, I remember routing for the Giants in those Superbowls. I definitely like seeing them win. Now, as for the Cowhoes....

  13. Dark Demonik

    Dark Demonik

    4 ngày trước

    Answer- Jerry Reese got exposed that's what happened every Giants fan knows this

  14. Dee Eagle

    Dee Eagle

    4 ngày trước

    you even missed david wilson having to retire due to spinal stenosis and of course reese doing some absolutely woeful drafting

  15. O O

    O O

    5 ngày trước

    If the NFL got rid of single elimination in the playoffs, the Pats would win the Super Bowl every year

    • ZhangK71


      4 ngày trước

      O O 2007 Patriots almost for sure. 2001 Patriots? Not so sure about that one. Also doubt it for the 2018 Patriots.

  16. Erik Hopkins

    Erik Hopkins

    5 ngày trước

    Leave it to New York to BEAT Boston!

  17. JamesEarlMoans


    6 ngày trước

    Jerry Reese nickel and dimed the offensive line and couldn't hit a good linebacker in the draft with a two by four. Then got scared off drafting Laremy Tunsil for Eli Apple who couldn't handle playing in New York. It is indeed a mess.

  18. Max Kellerman

    Max Kellerman

    7 ngày trước

    If you're a Giants WR and have a big game or memorable play against the Cowboys, you'll get a huge payday lol. Regardless how much you get injured

  19. Jake


    9 ngày trước

    ANSWER: Jerry reese and Marc ross

  20. AnuTime19


    10 ngày trước

    @SB nation it’s hilarious how you failed to mention Elisha Pay as a hamper let alone his horrible play as well! Eli Manning based on NFL contracts alone will be paid the most money ever over his career. Stats wise he rarely was Elite and he was never the reason we won any of our two super bowls he played well enough to not lose while making one of the greatest catch as his only really contribution in super bowl play. His pay and lack of carry hampered the Giants big time as well.

  21. Brian R

    Brian R

    10 ngày trước

    Can you do a collapse on my Favorite baseball team the Oakland A's when they blew a 2 to 0 lead vs the NY Yankees in the 2001 MLB playoffs?

  22. S4ck Lunch

    S4ck Lunch

    10 ngày trước

    Anybody here when obj is on the browns

  23. Feddy von Wigglestein

    Feddy von Wigglestein

    11 ngày trước

    "The *other* Steve Smith" AHAHHA, love it. That guy had one year where he looked like an elite WR, then fell off the frigging face of the earth.

  24. Feddy von Wigglestein

    Feddy von Wigglestein

    11 ngày trước

    Reese precipitated the collapse..Gettleman decided "I like collapsing", and traded Beckham.

  25. Ben Luza

    Ben Luza

    12 ngày trước

    Honestly the best sports chanel on YT. No dumbass top ten lists.

  26. LTirishkeg


    13 ngày trước

    You should do one of these with the patriots over the last 20 years. Oh wait it blows your thesis out of the water. To Bad.

  27. G Ski

    G Ski

    14 ngày trước

    A well done and accurate video on my GIANTS... One thing that the makers of this video forgot to mention was that the Giants first round pick in the 2012 draft (three months after the 2nd SB win over the Pats) running back David Wilson was forced to retire during training camp 2014... Cause was Spinal Stenosis... He had an excellent rookie season but only played in 5 games in 2013 and was diagnosed following week 5... This set the Giants back at least five years...

  28. Aaron Bradley

    Aaron Bradley

    18 ngày trước

    Anyone who thinks he'll I deserved that first MVP of the Super Bowl is mentally retarded. I grew up an Eagles fan. And I moved to Boston and the winter of 2000 so I was there for Brady beginning and at that time Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb we're running Philadelphia and I hate both of them. So I became a Patriots fan. Now when the fat man and that bum McNabb were out you know I I I no cared about the Eagles again but I mean the Patriots fan first and an Eagles fan second even though when they met in the Super Bowl the second time I mean the first time was easy I cheer for the Patriots cuz f*** Donovan McNabb and f*** Andy Reid. Even though doing that are I still kinds of you know the Eagles were my second team because Brian Dawkins Brian Westbrook Jimmie Johnson and his defense but still first Super Bowl was Patriots all the way in the second Super Bowl I had to go with the Eagles and cuz they had they had no Super Bowl wins so that all worked out but I never got over that first Patriots lost in the Super Bowl I mean I'm not going to be like the Raiders and cry that there was four holding penalties on the helmet catch two of them blatant should have been called because it seem like somebody sold their soul because let's not forget about Asante Samuel's drop of an interception right in his hand everything was just going against them but hating the Giants more than anything cuz of their rivalry with the Eagles and then them spoiling the perfect season that was God awful. But I made sure I kissed votes for the MVP for Justin Tuck just in case they won because he deserve that mvp

  29. Kana'i Fisher

    Kana'i Fisher

    18 ngày trước

    Green Bay packers collapse?

  30. PElliTVEE


    18 ngày trước

    Love this channel!!!

  31. Tyler Simms

    Tyler Simms

    19 ngày trước

    The one criticism I have of this episode is how recent it is. I remember all this stuff with the Giants try going back to stuff in the 80s and 90s. Here's one the Niners collapse in the early 2000s

  32. iRanger722


    19 ngày trước

    Do the Islanders after 1984

  33. Tim Folliard'

    Tim Folliard'

    20 ngày trước

    Do the Chicago Bears after the 2006 Super Bowl

  34. Branden Tillis

    Branden Tillis

    21 ngày trước

    Hmmm. This team has so many different oppurtunities for SB Nation to create content. Too many

  35. Food Wizard

    Food Wizard

    21 ngày trước

    Collapse of the Sabres after Hasek left

  36. jarredcmartin


    21 ngày trước

    This mess can not end until Eli is out of NY.

  37. Kenny Cai

    Kenny Cai

    21 ngày trước

    "True" Pats fan: That's what they deserve for ruining our PERFECT season! Suck it, Giants! You deserve this s**tshow for taking away what's rightfully ours! Normal Pats fan: Meh, it just wasn't meant to be. I'll sit back and enjoy the Lombardis with my fellow fans. Which Pats fan are you?

  38. NeverSaySandwich1


    21 ngày trước

    Eli Manning is such a dope

  39. NothingToPointOut24


    21 ngày trước

    That Giants team in 2011 was probably the worst team to ever win a Superbowl. They just played in an awful division and went on an insane run at the best possible time. Not to mention got pretty lucky in having to play the title game in San Fran opposed to New Orleans, where they probably would've lost by 3 scores. In retrospect, that 6 game run has given Eli Manning (a quality but mostly average QB) the opportunity to write his ticket and run the Giants franchise into the ground. If they did the smart thing like what the Ravens did with Flacco, the Giants might've already had a young QB to go with OBJ and possibly even still been able to draft Barkley. Instead they chose their aging QB over their diva but talented WR, and are likely to waste the prime years of Barkley. 2 titles are awesome. Lots of fanbases would take that. But the last 5 years were awful and the next 5 might not be much better.

  40. fulaan1


    22 ngày trước

    Time for the G men to move on from Eli Manning

  41. JimmyRose1


    22 ngày trước

    There two Super Bowl wins were flukes. First time they won on a wild card and the second time they won going 9-7. Every other time Eli went to the playoffs, outside his superbowl winning seasons, he went one-and-done. Like Flacco, he caught fire at the right time.

  42. john bush

    john bush

    22 ngày trước

    The fix was in hard on both of these Superbowl , the second one was beyond blatant given the bullshit intentional grounding/safety call on the Patriots first drive where tom Brady's pass not only passed the line of scrimmage but hit wide reciever deion branch in the leg, dually making this pass a regular incompletion that should not have been called any kind of penalty

  43. Brandon Giordano

    Brandon Giordano

    23 ngày trước

    As a giants fan I think we were too sentimental when it came to moving on from those teams who took us there. They also neglected key areas in favor of big names. Where were the Chris Snee's? The David Diehl's?

  44. AllseeingI Lurch

    AllseeingI Lurch

    23 ngày trước

    I'ma die hard giant fan but time for Eli to go an a new O line

  45. kingwleung


    23 ngày trước

    We are extremely lucky to have won those 2 Super Bowls! Why is this considered collapse? Come on! We should call it the biggest steals!

  46. Dellerly


    24 ngày trước

    I believe a 2005 White Sox edition is inevitable

  47. K Mula

    K Mula

    24 ngày trước

    This was such a good video and as a die hard Giants fan 💔💔💔

  48. Rudie Obias

    Rudie Obias

    24 ngày trước

    New York, but really New Jersey

  49. Patrick Selix

    Patrick Selix

    24 ngày trước

    You have to do one on the Detroit Tigers. 2 World Series Trips, Verlander Cy Youngs, Cabrera Triple Crown, Scherzer as 2nd Up, and STILL NO CHAMPIONSHIPS

  50. Green


    24 ngày trước

    Eagles have the best roster in the league, change my mind

  51. Rupinder Singh

    Rupinder Singh

    24 ngày trước

    Perfect how both of my teams are two of the first episodes in this new collapse series lol

  52. wompbag doodle

    wompbag doodle

    24 ngày trước

    Unfortunatly Nicks and Cruz had devastating injuries and were never the same, in the 2011 season for the majority it was the passing game and JPP on defense the Giants got healthy and hot at the right time, Giants oline was old in 2011 and Reese didnt draft any lineman, Tuck and Osi were old and Reese didnt get anyone to take pressure off JPP as a matter of fact I remember I wanted the Giants to get a pass rusher in the 1st round of the 2012 draft and people thought I was crazy instead they took David Wilson who was flashy but couldn't block or hold onto a football. The 2012 team actually went 10-6 btw. Giants ownership threw Coughlin under the bus, it should have been a complete rebuild. Reese never addressed the Oline ever.

  53. DestinyZX1


    25 ngày trước

    Do one on the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals

  54. Joshua


    25 ngày trước

    Simply put: the New York Football Giants are a franchise that doesn’t know how to deal with long term success because it’s not ingrained in their culture unlike the Steelers of the 70’s Niners of the 80’s and the 21st century Patriots.

  55. Nate DeJesus

    Nate DeJesus

    25 ngày trước

    And then they traded Odell.

  56. Evan Friend

    Evan Friend

    26 ngày trước

    And now they're probably gonna do something stupid like waste the number six overall pick on a mediocre quarterback.

  57. Lancaster Responding

    Lancaster Responding

    26 ngày trước

    I gotta feeling that the Phils are gonna be the subject of one of theses.

  58. Red Legion

    Red Legion

    26 ngày trước


    • FireBlaze 23

      FireBlaze 23

      25 ngày trước

      What's with the excessive caps. Yessh, talk about salty. I'm not even a Giants or Cowboys fan.

  59. mark perez

    mark perez

    26 ngày trước

    Eli Manning will always hold a special place in my heart

  60. Dewitt McDidditt

    Dewitt McDidditt

    26 ngày trước

    That Giants injury Train in 2013 is almost as bad as the Redskins injury Train this last season. Lol

  61. dannyrivera8300


    26 ngày trước

    Forgot to mention that Odell Beckham Jr Was traded to the browns

  62. Kevin Kelly

    Kevin Kelly

    26 ngày trước

    The Manning Brothers are my heroes! They were Krytonite to Tom Terrific

  63. PopularNobody


    27 ngày trước


  64. Lewis Stark

    Lewis Stark

    27 ngày trước

    I really like ur mini documentaries bro u know ur sports and the way u present them are dope I really like the NJ Nets Collapse well I hated the actual collapse bc I’m a jersey native but u get the point lol keep up the good work bro

  65. Bryan


    27 ngày trước

    I really like the content of this series, but the presenters are so monotone and disinterested, it makes the stories difficult to enjoy.

  66. calli emma

    calli emma

    27 ngày trước


  67. calli emma

    calli emma

    27 ngày trước

    I’m sad now

  68. Richard McGee

    Richard McGee

    27 ngày trước

    Please do the Ottawa Senators collapse!

  69. Ultra Sans

    Ultra Sans

    27 ngày trước

    My poor Giants...

  70. Paul Nunno

    Paul Nunno

    27 ngày trước

    SBNATION Can you guys do a collapse on the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers?

  71. Kelbey B

    Kelbey B

    27 ngày trước

    Do the 2011-present Vancouver Canucks.

  72. Thomas H.L.

    Thomas H.L.

    27 ngày trước

    2 super bowls in 4 years. Went 12-4 the year after the first, then 8-8, then 10-6, then 9-7 winning super bowl. Thats just the successful time frame of a NFL team. Really pushing for that content...

  73. Alfonso Fernandez

    Alfonso Fernandez

    27 ngày trước

    Sad Fonz

  74. shadytnu24


    27 ngày trước

    Again, '51 Dodgers or '64 Phillies

  75. Georgie Is MGTOW

    Georgie Is MGTOW

    27 ngày trước

    Bring Jon back 😩

  76. SteveGamesFTW


    27 ngày trước

    Where's the part where OBJ goes to Cleveland

  77. Adam Teyf

    Adam Teyf

    27 ngày trước

    you guys should do one for the Oklahoma City Thunder. I know they haven't like "fully collapsed" yet, but after losing to lebron in the finals, it really seemed like they were set to win for a long time, and it just hasn't been that way.

  78. Duh Wolf Is My Bytch

    Duh Wolf Is My Bytch

    27 ngày trước

    NFC east 3 New England 0

  79. Basant Gaur

    Basant Gaur

    28 ngày trước

    The Giants issues all back into the roots, John Mara is at full fault for this team falling apart.

  80. Omegathecleaner14


    28 ngày trước

    U should do one on the Seahawks legion of boom era how thy fell apart

  81. Titus Willis

    Titus Willis

    28 ngày trước

    University of Tennessee football from 2003ish to today would be a good one. Lots of disappointing seasons, angry fans, and failed head coaches in there

  82. James Matthews

    James Matthews

    28 ngày trước

    2:02 booger in his nose. Unfortunate 📷

  83. Logan Schmaus

    Logan Schmaus

    28 ngày trước

    Kind of unfortunate that you didnt bring up the fact that David Wilson was the reason they let go bradshaw and how his career was abruptly cut short due to concussions

  84. Jeremy Thompson

    Jeremy Thompson

    29 ngày trước

    New englands Fake Legacy

  85. Swelihle Mangwe

    Swelihle Mangwe

    29 ngày trước

    I think a Collapse episode on Arsenal & Arsene Wenger would be dope. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  86. Kyle Patrick Hall

    Kyle Patrick Hall

    29 ngày trước

    As a white Sox fan a good one would be the White Sox after their 05 championship

  87. Ishaan Panigrahi

    Ishaan Panigrahi

    29 ngày trước

    ITS JUST THE O_LINE And the trash defense

  88. KP Watershed

    KP Watershed

    29 ngày trước

    tl;dr: before drafting OBJ, the NYG were already in free-fall due to bad drafts and bad free agent signings by Jerry Reese, and then with an aging QB, a diva WR, and a buffoon rookie HC they quickly morphed into a complete circus

  89. Ty Calvert

    Ty Calvert

    29 ngày trước

    The Suns of the mid-2000s are perfect for this.

    • Ty Calvert

      Ty Calvert

      27 ngày trước

      +Asmosis Jones They had a back to back mvp and never even reached the finals. I think that's pretty interesting.

    • Asmosis Jones

      Asmosis Jones

      28 ngày trước

      not really..they had dantoni gentry nash amare marion shaq joe kerr and then lost them all gradually between is what it is....

  90. Koren J

    Koren J

    29 ngày trước

    A collapse of a New York team! Maybe you could make one about the Mets, or the jets, or the knicks, or the rangers, or the islanders...

    • Asmosis Jones

      Asmosis Jones

      28 ngày trước

      not yanks?...

  91. Elii Moncivais

    Elii Moncivais

    29 ngày trước

    Honestly I’m pretty sure it’s the coach that’s making this team a bust they may need one

  92. Brandon Gaines

    Brandon Gaines

    29 ngày trước

    Now, do the Ottawa Senators over the last 3 years.

  93. King Makaveli

    King Makaveli

    29 ngày trước

    Do the Seattle Seahawks

  94. Eros Gonzalez

    Eros Gonzalez

    29 ngày trước

    Chris Webber Jalen Rose beef history

  95. Veritas Invictus

    Veritas Invictus

    29 ngày trước

    There are teams that would love to have 4 Super bowls.

  96. Dill Berger

    Dill Berger

    29 ngày trước

    Love the series already. Suggestions: SMU after the death penalty Baylor Bears after 2015 Possibly the Cleveland Browns but that would be a LONG video And finally Green Bay after winning the super bowl in 2011 (but they’ve been a playoff team until 2017 so maybe not)

  97. Richard Soto

    Richard Soto

    29 ngày trước

    Go Jets!!!!!

  98. VanillaBryce


    29 ngày trước

    Giants don’t draft a QB in 2019. Finish at 4-12 second to last in NFC East. Pat Shurmur gets fired and Eli Manning retires

  99. Sean H

    Sean H

    Tháng trước

    2001 Seattle Mariners PLZ

  100. Mecias Rivera

    Mecias Rivera

    Tháng trước

    I live in MA and I'm from New York and a die hard Giants fan. It feels great when hearing this story it will never get old besides the Eagles Giants are the only team to beat the patriots in superbowl. This coming season the Giants play the patriots I think its in week 4 or 5 in Foxboro

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