1932 New York Giants - Beginning of a New Era The New York Giants in 1932 were young and enthusiastic for the most part. They were strong and athletic for coach Steve Owen and gave everything in them to win. With that setup, the fans of New York counted on a fighting club if not a playoff contender for the 1932 season. Owen, an All-Pro tackle in 1929, assumed the duties of player/coach last year (1931), not unusual during this era. In his first season at the helm in New York, Owen's Giants produced a solid 7-6 record. But, starting in 1932, 'Stout Steve' no longer performed on the football field only coached. Although the Giants looked promising in pre-season play in '32, what looked like a promising season got chopped off at the knees when the team went winless in their first five games. Then the young stars started putting it all together and rallied to go 3-1-1 in its final five games, to finish with a 4-6-2 record.