Not only did Ben McAdoo have a team meeting on Wednesday, but the Giants' defense held a players-only meeting to figure out their own problems.
The defense has looked like a shell of itself from last season as it has consistently dropped the ball the past few weeks. They have allowed a total 82 points in the last two weeks, and after allowing over 400 yards per game this season, they are ranked 31st in total defense.
Similar to McAdoo's meeting, effort was a main area discussed in the meeting. Every player was allowed to speak, and things were spirited in the discussions.
"Honestly, everybody just being held accountable," DE Olivier Vernon told ESPN's Jordan Raanan. "Guys really just have to hone in and look themselves in the mirror."
Devon Kennard added: "[The meeting] was a good opporrtunity to acknowledge why we haven't been playing good ball and what we need to change."
The players acknowledged that they haven't been working together as a unit, and blown coverages has been plaguing the team since Week 1. No one pointed fingers at the other, but instead voiced their concerns as a whole. At the end of the day, the point got across that this unit is better than they are playing.
"It got the point across," Nat Berhe said. "It was a group, collective. Everyone kind of had something to say, which I feel is needed. I felt guys were honest and we kind of kept it real."
Among the players firing up the group were Jonathan Casillas, Damon Harrison, and Jason Pierre-Paul, who are all looked at as leaders of the defense. Though Kennard didn't see the meeting as too fiery, it was critical in regrouping.
"I don't think it was crazy animated," Kennard said. "Nothing out of the ordinary, stuff we have done before. But iwas just a regrouping kind of situation. I think we have a really good defense and we haven't been playing like a really good defense the past couple weeks. And we need to regroup and get things back together."
The Giants will look to regroup in practice as they face the sixth-best offense in the Chiefs on Sunday.