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Post-game quotebook: What the Giants were saying after loss to Jets

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Players react to sixth straight defeat

New York Giants v New York Jets Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

What were the New York Giants saying after Sunday’s 34-27 loss to the New York Jets, a sixth straight defeat that dropped them to 2-8? Let’s go inside the locker room and find out.

Defensive end Leonard Williams on allowing 27 points...

“It’s frustrating. We needed this win before the bye week. It was going to be good for the team and good for the morale, good going into the bye and coming back from the bye, all those types of things. Obviously, a win is going to feel better than a loss and it was definitely a disappointment on the defensive side giving up that many points.”

Williams on being on the other side of the Giants -Jets rivalry...

“It was fun. Like I said, obviously, there were some familiar faces on the other side of the ball, but that didn’t stop either one of us from going at it. We still competed, we still treated each other like an opponent, which we were. After the game was cool, we all shook hands and said what’s up and stuff like that, but during the play and between the whistle and stuff like that, we still treated each other like the game.”

Safety Jabrill Peppers on players giving max effort...

“At the end of the day you play for the name on your jersey and the name on the back of your jersey. We are all prideful guys, I’m not worried about guys checking out. We have a much needed bye week, rest some guys up, get some guys healthy and we are going to come out of this thing like we want to and that’s ready to play some damn football.”

Peppers on what he would say to fans...

“We are fed up too. At the end of the day, everybody can feel how they feel, we are going to go back to the drawing board, put together a good two weeks of work and come out of this bye week ready to go.”

Wide receiver Darius Slayton on the Jets run defense...

“Yeah, I mean they are a pretty good run defense. They obviously had a pretty good game plan coming in to neutralize him. I think at the end of the day as a collective whole, receivers, linemen, we all know who he is. Everybody’s just got to block because we know if we can get him a crease or anything like that we can really get him going. At the end of the day I think we just as a whole we have to give better effort to try to help him out.”

Quarterback Daniel Jones on the team’s slow start...

“We kind of dug ourselves a hole a little bit there in the beginning, but we fought back there in the first half. Then second half, like you said, we scored a couple touchdowns to take the lead. Then they came back. You realize you need to be able to sustain that energy or the momentum or what you’re doing consistently enough to handle their punches, handle their drives or their scores, and we didn’t do that.”

Jones on how he is approaching the upcoming bye week...

“Certainly, take a little bit of time to rest. But we have six games left and an opportunity to finish strong, so I’ll certainly stay focused on that and try to prepare for the Bears.”

Wide receiver Golden Tate on how the team can get better results...

“I think that’s exactly what we have to do, is go back to work. Fortunately, we are coming up on a bye, so we get to hit the reset button. Unfortunately, we have to think of this game for a little bit too long, but as a leader on this team and this offense, I’ve got a job to do. I’m going to show up tomorrow, whenever we’re scheduled to come in and work my tail off and help get this thing back on track. We are 2-8 now, but I still remember what it’s like to win and catch a win streak. That’s exactly what we’re going to do and I’m going to prepare that way. I’ll tell you one thing, I won’t let anyone in this locker room or anyone in this organization get discouraged. I’ll say it until the wheels fall off, I think we are a good team. We have a great foundation, we just have to put it all together for 60 minutes. We can’t be spotty.”