The Giants failed to take advantage of some early chances to grab a generous lead and the Seahawks made them pay with 24 consecutive points over the final 20 minutes. And then, of course, there was the run defense.
The only full day of practice will be on Tuesday, and coach Tom Coughlin said nothing will be done at full speed with Washington on tap Thursday.
“Antrel called the meeting and he started it off, with everyone else chipping in their own point of view,” safety Stevie Brown said.
Having the New York Giants’ new West Coast offense struggle in its first regular-season game wasn’t a surprise. Seeing defensive coordinator Perry Fewell’s defense get lit up by the Detroit Lions was shocking.
Antrel Rolle has a Super Bowl ring. So does Prince Amukamara. And newcomer Walter Thurmond. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows the ropes. Now, they all need to blend together.
The NFL’s first day of free agency was a free-for-all, and the New York Giants were right in the middle of it.
The New York Football Giants will face off against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium Sunday. Both teams are dealing with injuries to star defensive players.
“This is our house, and we protect our house, and that’s just the way it goes,” Rolle said. “If we go out there and play consistently and play the way I know we know how to play as a team, then absolutely, we’ll be there without a doubt.”
David Wilson is ready to become an every-down halfback for the New York Giants in the wake of the injury to backup Andre Brown.
Mundy, a free safety, was given the gig Saturday night when Stevie Brown tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
For now, it leaves the Giants without the starting safeties from a year ago, with strong safety Antrel Rolle still out with a sprained ankle.
Brown, who led the team with eight interceptions last season, tied for second in the NFL.
Before the first half was over, wide receiver Victor Cruz (bruised heel) and defensive end Justin Tuck (slightly strained hamstring) also became a cause of concern.
New York Giants’ cornerback Terrell Thomas might play next week against the Jets.
A year ago, the New York Giants failed miserably in their bid to get back to the Super Bowl and defend their title. This year, the Giants just want to stay home — and become the first NFL team to play the Super Bowl in their backyard.