The Giants (3-2) are back and ready to make a run at the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. And the next two weeks should tell the story.
That left-over feeling of ‘what can go wrong next’ from last season is being replaced with that belief that somehow, someone is going to make a play to win the game.
“For a man … I’m just being honest … it’s helping him out. He walks around with a little more swagger, which is something that we need, which is something that we love.”
Giants safety Antrel Rolle joined WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts in his weekly spot on Tuesday afternoon, and the three-time Pro Bowler was understandably in a good mood.
The Giants caught 32 passes on Thursday night. Twenty-eight were thrown by Eli Manning, and four came from the arm of Washington QB Kirk Cousins.
Both teams know that their respective 1-2 starts won’t cut it if the NFC East-leading Eagles are going to keep coming from behind to win every game.
“We need this in the worst way,” the captain told Joe & Evan. “I’m excited, I’m gonna be upbeat. The team is gonna be upbeat. I think we moved in a positive direction this past Sunday.”
Rashad Jennings’ efforts to motivate his teammates Sunday worked wonders, especially for him. Now, the object is keeping the team together week after week.
The key offensive players for the New York Giants finally showed up, and the G-men rode the stellar efforts of Rashad Jennings, Victor Cruz and Eli Manning in their 30-17 triumph over the Houston Texans. The Giants moved to 1-2 on the season, while the Texans dropped to 2-1.
It just might have worked as the Giants got their first win of the season, which prompted Craig to imagine what it might have sounded like…
“Antrel called the meeting and he started it off, with everyone else chipping in their own point of view,” safety Stevie Brown said.
The New York Football Giants are stumbling through the early season again in 2014. Their inferior play thus far has become a reminder of the shortcomings that plagued the team last season. As if righting a sinking ship was not enough for Big Blue to handle, in come the undefeated Houston Texans and their $100 million man, J.J. Watt.
“I challenge all the fans in New York to be louder. And you know what? In order for them to be louder, we have to give them something to be loud about.”
“We need more fight. I feel like the team needs more fight. We need more attitude … I think we’re relying on our talent way too much as opposed to going out there and being dominant, being feisty, having that dog.”
Since the opening of training camp, the Giants have been boasting that their defense has the potential to be one of the NFL’s best. Antrel Rolle & Co. are going to get a chance prove it Monday.