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

  • Published on Mar 20, 2019
  • 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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  • SB Nation
    SB Nation  6 months ago +206

    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

    • David Evans
      David Evans Month ago

      The fumble

    • Alexander Mitchell
      Alexander Mitchell Month ago

      SB Nation do the New York Knicks please

    • Ronnie Burgandy
      Ronnie Burgandy 2 months ago

      Do a Kobe and Shaq beef please if yaw haven't. God bless.

    • Ronnie Burgandy
      Ronnie Burgandy 2 months ago

      Do a Kobe and Shaq beef please if yaw haven't yet.

    • Zach Taylor
      Zach Taylor 3 months ago

      It may be too early, but do one on the post manning broncos.

  • Yo KysNigga
    Yo KysNigga Day ago

    Im watching this while realizing that the giants just dropped manning for starter

  • Jonathan Seifert
    Jonathan Seifert 2 days ago

    These videos are the best

  • Evan Rothfeld
    Evan Rothfeld 2 days ago

    Pretty dumb how this video never mentions how many of our 1st and 2nd round picks since 2011 Super Bowl failed:
    Erek flowers
    Eli apple
    Just Pugh
    David Wilson

  • Alexander Cooney
    Alexander Cooney 3 days ago +1

    Brandon Jacobs and Bradshaw were the 1 2 punch that powered all the success

  • swagMEISTER
    swagMEISTER 3 days ago

    It’s crazy how such a shitty QB got carried by a godlike O line and D line

  • I'm Leoh
    I'm Leoh 3 days ago

    Thats interesting, every collapse ive seen so far has ended with all the people blacked out, but theres one guy stil there from this one

  • Mihir Panchal
    Mihir Panchal 5 days ago

    The crazy thing is the New England Patriots won't get one of these but should get one about how they never collapse lol

  • coolguy 123
    coolguy 123 8 days ago

    They could win another superbowl in 2020 against the patriots

  • vanvlietskies
    vanvlietskies 10 days ago

    Only thing better than a Collapse video is one about the Giants

  • Ronnie J Dio
    Ronnie J Dio 10 days ago

    As a falcons fan, were a toral mess today wo winning any superbowls

  • alex irizarry
    alex irizarry 12 days ago

    Bad drafting and personnel decisions are the reason why my beloved New York football giants are a mess

  • James Prumos
    James Prumos 12 days ago

    Do the New Jersey Devils post 2003. Lots to talk about there, like losing their two best defensemen, the trapezoid, terrible drafting, and how Lou didn't know how to build a team post-lockout.

  • Bobby Wood
    Bobby Wood 12 days ago

    and the patriots won 3 superbowls since

  • Parker Fox
    Parker Fox 13 days ago

    "They were perfect when they had to be"

  • Scott Opeka
    Scott Opeka 13 days ago


  • Manuel DeAbreu
    Manuel DeAbreu 14 days ago

    These are very good videos but I noticed you are not consistent. In the San Francisco video you called out calls that went against the 49 ers and said it cost them the Super Bowl. In this one the holding call during the famous David Tyree should have been called out as a lucky break that kicked off the first title.
    I always felt Eli was Brett Favre light combined with a classic streaky power hitter in baseball. When he was on he was very good. Both Super Bowl runs he got into streaks. If Denver didn't carry his brother to a Super Bowl title Eli would have more rings than Peyton. If anyone told you before their careers going, that would happen, they would have laughed at you.

  • Charles Summers
    Charles Summers 15 days ago

    Well tom brady is the greatest ever!! Eli lived off of the defense of the giants and guess what great players all around eli... other then that he is just a goofy quiet wierd man lol .. peyton was the greatest of the manning's

  • Parker Beard
    Parker Beard 15 days ago

    The answer is pretty obvious on how the Giants collapsed after their 2nd Super Bowl. Jerry Reese was the problem. He let good players go, brought in terrible replacements. The Oline sucked and Reese ignored the biggest problems the team needed to address. He also wasn't spending much money to bring in big name free agents. 2017 was set for disaster and it was time for him to finally be let go. Reese brought in too many quitters like Ereck Flowers, Eli Apple and others who caused drama in the locker room

  • t Time
    t Time 15 days ago +2

    Best 2 years of my life... unbelievable run both times

  • I'm Eriod
    I'm Eriod 17 days ago

    Damn as a giants fan that’s too real, when we let go of JPP it was a moment of realization.

    Anyway I’m hyped for Danny Dimes

  • Ariel Ponce
    Ariel Ponce 17 days ago

    Can you guys do Collapsed of the KC Royals? 1985 World Series champs, 29 years of utter failure. Suddenly back to back World Series appearances, and now back to obscurity.

  • Nikk Carroll
    Nikk Carroll 17 days ago

    Tom coughlin is a hall of famer

  • wa2k99
    wa2k99 18 days ago +1

    No athlete is more overrated than Brady

  • ItsDraag
    ItsDraag 18 days ago

    I’m just waiting for the bills collapse, or the Sabres both had 3-6 years of elite level play and no championships, now they had long playoff droughts

  • monaso9
    monaso9 18 days ago

    That second Superbowl of the 2011 season, was luck and Manning playing out of his mind out of nowhere but it was mostly freakish luck. The 2011 Giants team was not good at all, they had 9-7 season and were a tackle away from Cromatie and Kyle Wilson to lose to the 8-8 Jets

  • ReturnoftheBrotha
    ReturnoftheBrotha 18 days ago

    It's sad that they keep holding onto Eli. He get's way too much credit. He played his part, but the team did not win BECAUSE of him, they won because the defense was strong and was determined to stop Brady.

  • Nintendo Fan700
    Nintendo Fan700 18 days ago +1

    Do you ever get that feeling of deja vu?

    • SM Music Plus
      SM Music Plus 12 days ago

      As a Giants fan that Eagles win was one of the best and most satisfying Superbowls I ever witnessed.

  • Jess Cornelius
    Jess Cornelius 18 days ago

    Eli should have been gone 5 years ago

  • Clarke A
    Clarke A 18 days ago

    I mean tbh these two Giants teams overachieved winning the SBs. They got hot at the right time, and with a little luck, they won. Sometimes that’s all you need.

  • Jared Hutchins
    Jared Hutchins 19 days ago

    So in short, da 07 team was dominant on da low, 2011 team was a fluke & dere true colors showed fm dere on. It's not complicated, superbowl 46 was one of da worst I've eva seen & dat team wasn't even special. No surprise dey can hardly reach da playoffs since den

  • Scarletbull
    Scarletbull 19 days ago

    Ball Hawk Corey Webster?! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Reese wasn’t responsible building the 2007 squad. That squad was already completed with key veterans compliments of EA. Matter of fact... Reese’s only draft class was the 2007 before bum ass Marc Ross took over the draft. But they both suck @ what they do.
    FYI, Eli wasn’t benched by McApoop. Eli benched himself because McApoop had told Eli that he was gonna start him but later in the game will want to see what the other bum ass QB’s can bring forth. Eli declined the ultimatum & benched himself to allow the scrubs behind him shine (to no avail). Gino Smith was Reese idea since that racist organization were the only team in the NFL never to start an African American QB ANNND, Reese originally wanted to draft Gino Smith in 2013. Reese made the list as Worst Draft GM’s lin the NFL. Facts!
    I been said this organization has been poorly run even during the 2011 SB run. Mediocrity roster structured by a mediocre front office. TC was the escape goat when he was forced to resigned which explains TC refusing to shake pink ass John Mara’s Hans at TC’s final team press conference.
    Now the organization is rubbed by a lying Yes Man joo Gettleman with a inept coaching staff & a mediocre roster. The finger pointing starts with the front office. It always does.

  • acorn sucks
    acorn sucks 19 days ago

    Losing a receiver to a night club gun altercation caused a big problem way back.

  • Terok Nor
    Terok Nor 19 days ago

    This was an okay summary, but you missed out on some key elements. The first being that Hakeem Nicks turned to a garbage player after returning from injuries. The second being David Wilson's injuries and retirement, and the team clinging to Brandon Jacons who played horribly. The third would be more reality regarding Reese who had picked a couple stars but also a ton of bad players who couldn't stick it out on the team over the next several seasons. I think he had the lowest retention of draft picks of any team GM in most of the years past 2011.

  • Jack
    Jack 20 days ago +1

    This hit me right in the gut, as a 13 year old who just started watching the Giants halfway through the 2010/2011 season, I've been absolutely stunned at some of the moves we made and I've watched this team get dismantled piece by piece. Sad thing is it'll be at least another five before we're competitive again

  • Jimmy  Durham
    Jimmy Durham 20 days ago +2

    They won two against arguably the greatest dynasty ever. It's hard to win one let alone two. This team did well

  • Brandon Giordano
    Brandon Giordano 24 days ago

    So basically injuries and everyone getting old...

  • Tristan P
    Tristan P 24 days ago +1

    I was at that Falcons game and it was amazing to witness

  • Tristan P
    Tristan P 24 days ago

    I was at that Falcons game and it was amazing to witness

  • Tristan P
    Tristan P 24 days ago

    I was at that Falcons game and it was amazing to witness

  • GMJ
    GMJ 25 days ago

    Fire reece

  • Eightys Baby87
    Eightys Baby87 25 days ago

    Eli has more rings than the eagles whole franchise

  • Gucci Wheelchair
    Gucci Wheelchair 25 days ago +1

    Eli Manning is a soup sandwich as a QB. But god damn those 2 super bowl wins are incredible

  • Justin Oliveira
    Justin Oliveira 26 days ago

    You do realize that they won those Super Bowls because they were scripted? It’s the traditional Boston vs New York rivalry storyline. They also had to show that Eli could “lead his team” through the playoffs after barely making the wildcard and going on a tear through the playoffs. Do people still think that these games aren’t scripted?

  • Matthew Spurs
    Matthew Spurs 26 days ago


  • Mohamed ElSanhouty
    Mohamed ElSanhouty 26 days ago

    I think i am crying rn

  • Naijababe Dagrin
    Naijababe Dagrin 26 days ago

    I stopped following the team after Osi Umenyiora left

  • Jacob Lee
    Jacob Lee 26 days ago

    0:09 lol Manning and Manningham

  • michael jackson
    michael jackson 27 days ago

    Can't lie this day and age of commentary is..... Dull, to say the least.

  • Gary Marin
    Gary Marin 27 days ago

    Wow what a depressing video 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • BigBossIsBack
    BigBossIsBack 28 days ago

    The curse of Tyree: Eli becomes the human Flying Dutchman, doomed to wander the seas of 7-9 for all eternity

  • Chunon Bartfield
    Chunon Bartfield 29 days ago +1

    Didn't really explain why they collapsed just recapped the seasons after they won the super bowl.
    They collapsed because they neglected the O- line for years, they neglected their defense untill that one off-season, and had almost zero impact from the draft past the 1st round

  • mike russo
    mike russo Month ago

    It would’ve been nice to see you talk more about Hakeem Nicks and his injury’s in 2012 and 2013

  • dsourn
    dsourn Month ago

    Was winning 2 big super bowls worth sucking in the long run? Umm HELL YES

  • Mark Brodhead
    Mark Brodhead Month ago

    The Manning Photo says it all. He was the luckiest Qb to win 2 SB blessed w/ 2 great defensive teams during each win. Manni g is absolutely, no hall of Famer. He is definitely the reason they havent reached the playoffs let alone another Superbowl. The QB is the key to any offense. Manning ain't it these days. Let's see how he does w/ out OBJ?

  • Dark Simmie
    Dark Simmie Month ago

    They got bad fast, cause Reese draft horrible as of late. That's what got him fired. The core group of guys were E.Accorsi guys and Reese benefited. When those players got old, reese couldn't draft suitable replacements. It just caught up to him.

  • Gee Garcia
    Gee Garcia Month ago

    As a Giants fan since I was 5 years old, I was too young to remember their 1st title(the year I was born) & their 2nd title(I was 4 years old) but I was & am eternally grateful to have witnessed them win two titles in the last decade. One made me happy, 2 brought me immense joy... as the truth is Many fanbases go decades and even basically lifetime's without getting to see their team win a Super Bowl.

  • FootballJunkie
    FootballJunkie Month ago

    Do the Titans collapse..... oh wait..... we have to win something first

  • FootballJunkie
    FootballJunkie Month ago

    I will tell ya how they won two Super Bowls and collapsed. With defense. Their defense was Championship worthy and they let those players go... twice. It wasn’t Eli for the good or the bad. Plaxico and Victor Cruz didn’t hurt either.

  • John Barker
    John Barker Month ago

    Jerry Reese is from my home town sad they fired him tho