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“Disappointed” Pat Shurmur says Giants “working to correct” losses

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Coach discusses John Mara’s remarks, much more

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New York Giants co-owner John Mara said Tuesday that he was “embarrassed” and “sick about” his team being 1-5. First-year coach Pat Shurmur, asked about those remarks, said “I don’t like it either.”

“I am disappointed that we’re 1-5 and we’re working to correct that. I’ve said this before, when we lose ball games, I’m disappointed for our players, our coaches, our fans, and also our administration and that includes John,” Shurmur said. “I get it, I know the feeling, and those of us that have coached in this game long enough, we’ve won enough games to know how that feels, and we’ve lost games and gone through stretches where you’re trying to build something and you lose games and you know how that feels.

“I’ve mentioned it many times that there is an urgency in our gut to get it right and we are trying to do the things necessary to do that.”

Here are some other takeaways from Shurmur’s Tuesday media availability.

On Mara’s remarks about Odell Beckham Jr.

Mara said Tuesday that he would like to see Beckham “do a little more playing and a little less talking.”

Shurmur deflected when asked about that.

“I have addressed the Odell stuff. Odell is a member of the New York Giants football team and we’re going to work with every player to become the best they can be, not only on the field but off the field,” Shurmur said. “So when things happen, we talk behind the scenes and we’re trying to make everybody as good as they can be in really all areas of their life. That’s the way it works.”

On the Giants’ struggling offense

“We haven’t scored enough points and I have acknowledged that we need to. We got the ball in the red zone a couple of times last week where we didn’t score points. We were stopped on fourth down once, we kicked a couple of field goals, that makes the game a lot different and I’ve acknowledged that,” Shurmur said. “When you get down there, you’ve got to score points. We also spotted them seven points, too.”

On the possibility of being active at the trade deadline

“I wouldn’t comment on that. I don’t even know what that means. Does it mean we’re going to make trades? We’re making changes to the roster all the time, and we did that today.

On the learning curve with a new team

“I think we have a much better feeling for who the players are and how they respond to a win and how we’re responding to losses, how hard guys work and their competitive spirit and all that, and then what guys can and can’t do,” Shurmur said. “As you know, we’re constantly changing up the roster, there’s been a lot of change from a year ago, and we just have to get everybody on the same page doing the things necessary to win games.”