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New York Giants' news, 10/3: Keeping the faith edition

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New York Giants' headlines for Thursday, 10/3.

Jamie Squire

Antrel Rolle has become the media's go-to guy for quotes about anything and everything to do with the Giants. Here are a couple of his thoughts from Wednesday.

On the team's confidence level:

"I don’t know. That’s something that, you know, myself or even coach Coughlin can’t answer. I think every individual has to answer that to themselves. Right now, like you said, we’re just trying to go out there and get a win."

On whether the Giants are desperate:

"I’m desperate. Like I said, I can’t speak for anyone else but I know I’m extremely desperate to go out there and put greatness out on the field. If you win, you win… if you lose, you lose. But go out there and give it your all, go out there and play football the way you want to play football."

Giants keeping the faith

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks continues to believe the 0-4 Giants can be a good team.

"We’re going to turn this thing around. We still have faith. We still believe in ourselves, we know we’re capable of doing it. We just have to do it. We can’t really talk about it we just have to go out there and perform," Nicks said.

Can the winless Giants go unbeaten the rest of the way, as Rolle claimed earlier this week?

"I don't see why not. Absolutely. That's easier said than done. We can talk about it but we have to go out and win this week," Justin Tuck said. "We can't worry about the other 11. But I'm definitely with ‘Trel with that, we have to believe in ourselves."

Wide receiver Victor Cruz is also keeping the faith.

"I think we have the same guys that won us a Super Bowl a couple of years ago, who understand what it takes to win games and to be in that position to make the playoffs and excel during the playoffs," Cruz said. "I definitely think we have that in this locker room and I definitely still believe."

Rookie defensive linemen await opportunity

Rookie defensive end Damontre Moore might get more playing time this week. He says he is "Just an eager puppy that's ready to go in there and go play."

Rookie defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins has been inactive for all four games this season. With Cullen Jenkins, Linval Joseph and Shaun Rogers all oon the injury report Hankins' chance might come this week.

"It's been tough, but it's just the way the game is. I've been patiently waiting and when the opportunities come, you've got to go out there and take it," Hankins said. "If I get the opportunity to play this week, I'm going to take full advantage of it."

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Former Giant Chris Canty, now with the Baltimore Ravens, is calling out ex-teammate Justin Tuck for his defense of Tom Coughlin.

"Justin needs to worry about punching opposing offenses in the mouth. The way you show that you have your coach’s back is by going out there on that football field and performing.," Canty said.

GM Jerry Reese generally does not speak to the media during the season. This is the team he built, however, and there are increasing calls for Reese to face the music, and the media, to discuss the team's awful start.

The general belief is that Tom Coughlin will leave the Giants on his own terms. Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News says that might not be the case if the Giants continue to go backwards.

Chip Kelly once turned down a position on the Giants' coaching staff.

Are the Giants ready for the fast-paced Philadelphia offense? They spent most of the offseason preparing.

Former Eagle Cullen Jenkins says he know Philadelphia did not want him back.

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