Hours after Giants' GM Jerry Reese took blame for the Giants' 1-6 start, DT Damon Harrison came to his defense and said the players are the ones resposible for the poor start.
Nah, the men who suit up like myself on Sunday's are the reason. He doesn't tackle, block, throw or catch TD's, or kick. This is on players https://t.co/QeLZvJbD9G- Damon Harrison (@BigDame900) October 24, 2017
During his annual bye-week press conference, Reese said that the roster is one he assembled and that he is "responsible for everybody" on it. He noted that the entire team, however, does share responsibility.
"This is the roster that I put together. I'm the reason we're 1-6," Reese said. "But we do have to play better as a team. We win together, we lose together. I believe everybody is accountable here for what goes on. Our coaches are accountable. Our players are accountable. We're 1-6 together."
The Giants sputtered to an 0-5 start before picking up their first win in Week 6 against the Broncos in Denver. New York then faltered down the stretch in a 24-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
"It's almost like we came out of the gate, there was a lot of chatter about how good the team looked and how good it looked on paper, some talk about Super Bowl, and things like that," Reese said. "But in this business, the 11 games we won last year, that's over with. You have to start over with every time and you have to earn wins and you got to do it the right way."