Good morning, New York Giants fans! We begin your Tuesday where we left off just a few short hours ago, discussing the debacle that was Monday night's ugly 40-24 loss by the Giants to the Indianapolis Colts.
Antrel Rolle: 'We have to fight harder'
Giants safety Antrel Rolle is never at a loss for words, or strong opinions, and after Monday's game he wondered if there is enough fight left in his teammates:"We're 3-5. There's a lot to be worried about. We're not winning the games," Rolle said. "We're not capitalizing on opportunities. We have to fight harder. We have to get dirty. We have to get nasty sometimes in this game.
"There's times where I've felt like we can play as good as any team in this league and there's times where I think we can play as bad as any team in this league. ... I feel like we're so inconsistent. We're so up and down. You don't know what you're gonna get coming Sunday. You don't know if you're gonna get the good Giants, the bad Giants, the flat Giants, the Giants that play with energy. You never know what you're gonna get. We have to find a way to understand that this is the NFL, man. This is the league. This is where we've always wanted to be. You have to be passionate about this game. If you lose, you lose with a fight. You literally lose with a fight. You go out there and you fight and scratch and claw. You try to do whatever you can to get a win. Right now, it's just not happening."
Valentine's View: I appreciate Rolle's passion, but I'm going to disagree with him here. The Giants played hard Monday night, they just didn't play well enough. It's not about passion, it's about talent. The Giants don't have enough of it.
From Big Blue View
-- 'Invictus' did an excellent job with his post-game Instant Analysis.
-- The Giants completely overhauled their offense during the offseason. As Tom Coughlin pointed out Monday night, right now that group isn't getting the job done.
-- At least Giants fans had the Michael Strahan Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony to cheer about. And they went home with cool Strahan 92 towels.
-- The Giants' 3-5 record is the second-worst after eight games of Coughlin's 11 years as head coach. The Giants were 2-6 last season en route to a 7-9 finish.
-- Indianapolis gained 443 yards, the fifth time in eight games a Giants opponent totaled more than 400 yards.
-- The Colts' 345 passing yards was the highest total for a Giants opponent since New Orleans threw for the same figure on Dec. 9, 2012.
-- The 52 passes tied for the second-highest total in Manning's regular-season career. He had 53 attempts at Seattle on Nov. 27, 2005 and against Washington on Dec. 16, 2007 and 52 vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 6, 2013.
-- It is small consolation right now, but Manning has not thrown an interception in his last 145 passes, the longest streak of his career.
-- Manning's 18-yard run in the fourth quarter tied his career long. He had an 18-yarder vs. Miami in London on Oct. 28, 2007.
Around The Inter-Google
Conor Orr of NFL.com says the Giants need a miracle to turn this season around, and Orr still believes Coughlin is the guy who might be able to provide it.
Former Giants Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks enjoyed their returns to the Meadowlands, with Bradshaw saying "it was all love."
Gary Myers of the Daily News says the football season is over in New York.