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Giants news, 9/12: Giants aim to avoid dreaded 0-2 start

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Urgency to avoid 0-2?

Asked about trying to avoid an 0-2 start, here is what quarterback Eli Manning had to say:

“There is always urgency, you have to understand the difference between stressing and forcing, and urgency. I think it’s still a matter of having great preparation, great work, it starts on the practice field. Understanding the game plan, going out there and executing.”

Tight end Evan Engram offered this take:

“It’s important to win every week. Definitely our mindset is really strong, we’re strong mentally and understand what we have to fix and what we have to improve on. We know there are things that can hurt ourselves, and if we limit those it gives us a better chance to win. That’s the goal this week, to stop hurting ourselves and play the offense that we can play and play better as a team as a whole.”

Jabrill Peppers still confident

Asked about whether he still had confidence in his young teammates after Sunday’s rough game, Peppers said:

“I am definitely extremely confident. I think we have the right group of guys— smart guys who are going to play fast. We just have to do it a little bit extra this week. Sometimes you have to see it for yourself in order to make the proper changes. I was one of those guys, so I have the utmost confidence in those guys and that they are going to rebound and come out here and play big.”

Jackrabbit: Sunday “woke up” young DBs

Janoris Jenkins had this to say on how his young teammates reacted to Sunday:

“After the game? I think it woke them up, to be honest. I think it woke them up. I don’t think they were embarrassed. Like I always tell them, we play DB, one of the hardest positions on the field. There are going to be times when you get beat and there are going to be times when you make a play. You just have to learn how to erase and clear your memory and come back and play the next snap.”

Tuzar Skipper expected to stay in Pittsburgh

The linebacker said Wednesday that he thought he was going to clear waivers and end up on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. The Giants didn’t let that happen.

“It was an up-and-down, emotional rollercoaster really,” Skipper said. “You thought you were going to be with one team and then something unexpected happens, and now you’re with another team. It’s just been up-and-down really. I just try to take it day by day, learn the new playbook and that’s all I can really do right now.”

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