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Giants news: Phil Simms -- Giants' confidence "cannot be high"

New York Giants headlines for Thursday, 8/3.

Phil Simms
Phil Simms
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines for your Thursday morning.

Phil Simms says Giants have "shown nothing"

In a Wednesday conference call, former Giants quarterback Phil Simms was critical of Big Blue as they inch closer to the start of the regular season. Simms pointed to a lack of "crispness," and that the Giants have simply not been able to stand up to their incredible adversity.

"The confidence level cannot be high," Simms said Wednesday on a CBS conference call, "because they’ve shown nothing in the preseason to give themselves confidence."

The Giants have been ravaged by injuries all summer, most notably the absence of Jason Pierre-Paul on the defensive line, and Victor Cruz has yet to return to his old form. The offense, which was expected to take the next step in 2015, has yet to show any proof that it is doing so.

"A lot of question marks about the Giants, and I don’t think they erased any of those question marks in the preseason. I think that’s the best thing I can say."

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