Good morning, New York Giants fans! If you are a little groggy today after staying up late to watch the Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in an incredible World Series Game 7, let’s try to help you out. Here are a few Giants headlines to get you started.
Weston Richburg: “Continue chopping at the wood”
Giants’ center Weston Richburg isn’t ready to give up on the team’s league-worst rushing attack.
“We just have to pay attention to our details. That will make the difference between a big run and not. You have to continue to work each and every week on our little details. Technique, aiming points, things like that. That will help us spring big runs. We’re not just going to give up and say, ‘it’s never going to happen.’ We’re going to continue going, continue chopping at the wood, and it will open up.”
Victor Cruz believes he can play better
After missing 26 straight games, Victor Cruz has played nearly every snap for the Giants so far this season. He has 24 receptions so far.
“I feel really good about where I am right now, I feel good about what I have done so far within this year, and I just want to continue to build on that and continue to go upward and not the other way around,” he said. “There is always up. I haven’t had a 100-yard game yet, I haven’t had seven, eight catch game yet, so I just want to continue to build and take what is there for me, but I definitely feel that there is some play out there for me.”
Odell Beckham focused on playoff run
With all the talk about the changes the Giants need to make on offense, the only one Odell Beckham Jr. cares about is changing the team’s fortunes. The Giants went 6-10 in each of Beckham’s first two seasons.
“We’re 4-3 right now. As long as we keep winning, I don’t know if anything needs to change. Definitely expect more of myself. Making all the plays that you can make and taking advantage of every opportunity that you have. I feel very focused heading into the second half of the season. I think this team does as well,” he said.
“I envision us starting to win more games. Making that playoff run. First and foremost, taking care of these division games. Let the rest handle itself. All we can do is be the best team that we can be and see what happens. Haven’t been to the playoffs yet. I would love to be playing in January. I guess we will see how we finish up.”
Nat Berhe says he won’t change
Giants’ safety Nat Berhe, nicknamed “The MIssile” because of the reckless abandon he plays with, still has not been cleared for contact after suffering a concussion Week 3 against the Washington Redskins. He told media on Wednesday that he isn’t about to change his style when he does get cleared:
"Is that going to change the way I tackle? Probably not," the 25-year-old Berhe said after going through a limited practice without any contact on Wednesday. And when it was mentioned that his style of play might put him at greater risk for future concussions, he said, "Yeah, man, but I mean nobody wants to live forever. It's fun to watch. And if you're fun to watch, who knows? Maybe they'll throw the bank at you one day, you know what I mean?"
— Ben McAdoo on what he has learned about being a head coach