Good morning, New York Gaints fans! And yes, it is a good morning no matter what is going on with your favorite football team. Let's get your 'Weatherford Wednesday' started with a look at today's Giants headlines.
Victor Cruz Wants The Ball
Victor Cruz was targeted six times Monday and had only two catches. Rueben Randle was targeted three times and had two catches for one measly yard. Cruz said Tuesday that needs to change,
"I think in order for us to be successful, there needs to be an increased number of targets in my direction and other play makers' directions, just like Rueben Randle as well, in my opinion," Cruz said. "I do believe we have to make a concerted effort to get Rueben Randle the ball as well as myself and build some continuity."
Jon Beason: 'Easy When Things Go Well'
One of the side effects of the massive change in personnel that the Giants made this past offseason is that players are not certain how the guys they are playing with will react in certain situations, especially when things don't go well. Middle linebacker Jon Beason addressed that topic Tuesday.
"Are we going to be a resilient group? How are the guys that you know and play next to, how do they handle making the corrections or owning up to mistakes? Are guys thick-skinned? ‘Hey, that was on me I have to correct it.' All these things get answered when you get hit with adversity," Beason said. "It is easy when things go well. Right now the Lions are thinking, ‘We are great.' And rightfully so, you can only measure yourself up to your last performance. That comes down to each play. That part of it is yet to be determined and we are going to go in tomorrow and be honest and look at ourselves, first individually, and say, ‘can 5-2 get there' or ‘where were my mistakes' or ‘where was my consistency and execution.' Own up to it and let's fix it. Let's get it right because Sunday is going to be here. No one is going to feel sorry for us."
Steve Weatherford Injury Update
No word yet on the status of punter Steve Weatherford, who suffered a high ankle sprain Monday night. Below is what happened to Weatherford.
Let's hope Weatherford gets some good #WeatherfordWednesday news from the MRI he was supposed to undergo on Tuesday.
Damontre Moore Understands Lack Of Snaps
Fans on the outside don't understand why, after a promising preseason, second-year defensive end Damontre Moore played only 10 snaps Monday against the Detroit Lions. Moore, however, told Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com that he understands why we wasn't on the field more.
"I didn't give them a reason to trust me yet," said Moore, who had 4.0 sacks in the preseason. "It's one of those things where one of my biggest weak points during the preseason was keeping contain and stuff like that. I haven't given them the reason to trust me, and I don't blame them [for not playing me much]."
Moore took the blame for the 67-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson. He had a chance to sack quarterback Matthew Stafford, but missed. He said he was "out of control" on the play and "I messed up."
More From Around The Inter-Google
In the wake of the Giants’ 21-point loss on their opening night, Coach Tom Coughlin had a telling appraisal.
"This is our team," Coughlin said with neither anger nor satisfaction.
He stared straight ahead, a 68-year-old grandfather telling it like it is.
"This is what we have," Coughlin said.
It’s still early, but this has potential to turn into a big crisis for NY Giants - NY Daily News
Victor Cruz wants the ball thrown more in his direction. Antrel Rolle thinks the Giants need to show more fight. Jon Beason thinks they need to have some more fun. And all that came in the hours after what Tom Coughlin called a "nightmare performance" on opening night.
Giants want that first win so they don't have to worry about another start like last season - Newsday
It's just one loss. A road game against a good team in a season opener on national television. If this happened in Week 5 after the Giants had won a game or two (or more?) it wouldn't be as unnerving. But if you've lived through 0-6 like the Giants did, it starts to get in your head.