Giants react after losing to San Diego.
“I just told the team and anybody in listening distance that the major disappointment here today is to have a chance to get into a game where both teams are 5-7 and have a chance to win a ballgame and try to regain some respectability. We had played pretty well five or six weeks in a row and then we came in here today and the first half was just a very, very poor performance. We turned the ball over twice, they scored twice. They missed a field goal. Of course, we were off-sides and gave them another opportunity to make it. They made that. They scored late on us when we didn’t make a call downstairs that we thought was a fumble. We let the clock run down to two minutes, then they challenged and got the ball back. The first half was a major disappointment. I didn’t think we tackled well. We certainly didn’t stop the run. They were very high percentage on third downs the entire game. We came out in the second half and got a turnover on the first play and put it in the endzone. It looked like we were sparked, the way we came out of the locker room after halftime, but it was short-lived. They’ve come by their reputation for time of possession honestly. They have a very good scheme in terms of rushing the ball and throwing the ball at a high percentage and also throwing the ball down the field. They made the big play on us passing in the first half for a touchdown. Although we were in position, we didn’t make any plays
in the redzone. A couple of times we got into third down and distances but we weren’t able to stop them. Then in the second half, right there at the end we were trying to drive to score. We got the ball back with the turnover which wasn’t a turnover, then we turn it over at the end of the game and don’t give ourselves a chance to go down and score. Very, very disappointing loss for us. We have a three game schedule to go. We have three games to work as hard as we can, prepare as hard as we can and see if we can regain some of the respectability we lost today.” -Coach Tom Coughlin
“It’s been tough. Obviously today we got down and you try to compete and make some things happen but I haven’t analyzed the whole season but you just try to go game by game and try to make adjustments to get better. After the season we’ll look at it and try to figure that part out but we still have three games to go to try to make some adjustments and get better.” -QB Eli Manning
“We didn’t play together. We had spots where we played decently but then there were some spots where they made some huge plays on third down in the game and they were able to capitalize on some short fields and get some points up early. You can’t expect to continue to start as slow as we did today and last week and come back from that especially against good football teams like the one we played today. We just didn’t play well enough.” -DE Justin Tuck
“It’s difficult but it’s reality. Only thing we can do now is control playing these last three games to really show what we are made of. I don’t like it by a stretch, but it’s reality like I said and we have to face it.” -WR Hakeem Nicks
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