Why are the New York Giants 0-4? Everyone has an opinion, including former Giants turned media analysts Antrel Rolle and Phil Simms.
Rolle for Sirius XM NFL Radio:
“I think the roster is better on paper but when you’re talking about being in chemistry and in sync as a unit, I don’t see that. I don’t see the chemistry, I don’t see the camaraderie between the players. I don’t see the relationships between the players and coaches, to be honest with you. I have a strong belief that coaches coach and players play the game, and there were a lot of times just in particular in yesterday’s game where there were guys out of gaps, there were guys with horrible technique looking in the backfield when the guy is running right behind them. Just the technique just wasn’t good, there were so many missed opportunities yet again on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. They’re just not a sharp team right now and their record shows exactly who they are. They are an 0-4 football team. They’ve lost some close games, but they’ve lost close games by themselves with not capturing the moment and leaving opportunity and leaving points on the board.”
Simms for NFL Monday QB on CBS:
“First off, I blame the defense, believe it or not ... Their run defense has been so bad. The one thing I took for granted from the Giants this year was that I thought this defense was going to be overwhelming and if the offense doesn’t carry its weight, they still could get it done. And their run defense, oh my God. That’s impossible to overcome as a football team. Your run defense is bad. Your whole team is in trouble.”
Eli Manning Tells WFAN Season Is Not Lost
He might believe it, he might not, but quarterback Eli Manning says the Giants have to believe their season isn’t over.
“That won’t be an option, and we can’t allow that to happen,” the quarterback told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday, a day after the Giants lost to Tampa Bay 25-23. “We’ve got to get that first win, and you go from there. You never know what can happen. We still feel like we’re a good team, that we can win a lot of games. And the way the league has gotten, there’s not as many dominant teams. (We) still feel it’s open, and we can get on a hot streak.”
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