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Giants news, 10/19: Giants “staying positive” despite rough start

Giants aim to “put one in the bucket,” go from there

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Giants still hoping for turnaround

The Giants are 1-5. The chance they will make the playoffs is virtually non-existent — 1 percent per FiveThirtyEight, and the chances of even a .500 season appear slim. Still, players are trying to be optimistic, trying to stay together, which is a change from a season ago.

Landon Collins:

“You still see smiles in people’s faces when they come up in here. Positive outlooks, nobody is saying the season’s over, nobody said that since we’ve been 1-5, no one has said that, and everybody’s just staying positive,” Collins said. “We got the team, we got the guys, know what we can do and what we’re capable of so once we put one in the bucket I think we’re going to keep it going from there.

“The challenge is that it’s hard. Definitely hard, but when you know you got guys that you play for, your brothers that you play for, guy on my left, guy on my right, you play for those guys each and every play. As long as we’re having a fun time, having a good time I’ll come in here with positive thoughts.”

Nate Solder:

“I don’t think you can pay attention to any of that [being 1-5]. I think that’s just a life lesson. There’s going to be plenty of stuff that goes on and the noise in just general. Everyone else that doesn’t really know or is involved in and they’re always going to be looking to bring you down,” Solder said.

“The challenge is we just got to support each other and not take anything for granted. We only have a short time on this earth, we got to enjoy every single minute of it, love on each other and just spend the time with each other and prove, get better and have fun doing it.”

Eli Manning:

“It’s easy to get hot in this league, it’s possible. We just got to find a way to get one. This week on the road, a tough contest against Atlanta, but I think the guys are ready, and focused, and ready to go out there and ready to play better football.”

Around the Inter-Google

Traina: How did the Giants get here? Blame for the team’s woes goes well beyond this year’s roster – The Athletic
The team's poor drafting record (and numerous free agent signings to make up for it) under former GM Jerry Reese is still affecting the current roster.

Saquon Barkley tries putting all Giants’ fears to rest: from Eli to Darnold
“It sucks seeing that everyone just trying to put all the blame on Eli, and that’s not the case,” Barkley says. “At the end of the day, you win as a team and you lose as a team, and as a team we gotta get better.”

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