NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Forgive Brandon Marshall if he doesn’t want to answer too many questions about the Giants descending into a losing environment.

After all, the 12-year veteran who has never been to the playoffs signed with the Giants in the offseason in large part because they were considered  Super Bowl contenders. So naturally, despite their 0-4 start, he doesn’t want to concede this is a lost season.

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“We’re hungry,” he said. “We’re working hard. We’ve got a great attitude. And we’ve got to figure it out.”

Marshall fully recognizes his performance is among the things that must turn around if the Giants — who host the Los Angeles Chargers, also winless, on Sunday — are to go on a winning streak and make an improbable run to the postseason.

Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall looks for yardage after making a catch against the Eagles on Sept. 24, 2017, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has been targeted 30 times and caught just 16 passes for 139 yards and no touchdowns. His 8.7 yards-per-catch average is by far the lowest of his career. And he’s dropped a couple of passes, most notably a third-down toss in Week 2 against Detroit.

“I haven’t played the way I wanted to play,” Marshall told reporters Tuesday. “I hold myself to a high standard. The guys around here hold me to a high standard. There’s high expectations on all of us. And looking at myself in the mirror, I want to pick up my play, and I’ll do that. But I’m not going to waste too much time thinking about the past. If I do that, then the future’s going to be really ugly.”

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Giants coach Ben McAdoo suggested Marshall’s struggles could be psychological.

“I think catching is confidence. Confidence is catching,” McAdoo said. “He seems to be double catching a little bit, and we just need to get through a clean game with him. He’s been catching it well in practice. We need to carry it over to game day. And that’s a part of the game for receivers.”

McAdoo also said Marshall is still adjusting to playing in a new offense and with a new quarterback.

While Marshall doesn’t deny that he needs to play better, he said repeatedly he’s mostly concerned with the Giants finally cracking into the win column.

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“Football makes you tough. Football helps build your character,” Marshall said. “You come in a boy, and you leave a man. Being 0-4, it stinks, but there’s worse things in life. And half the guys in this room have been through (what I have). This is our job. We’re paid to do a job, and we’ve got to get it done. We just need to find a win. We find a win, the environment will be so much better.”

Marshall knows winning that first game will be a bit easier if he does his part.

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“The … Chargers, they present a lot of challenges, but there’s also a lot of opportunity,” he said. “So I’ll have my chances to help out the team and be a solution, instead of a problem.”