The Giants suffered their sixth loss of the season to the Seahawks, 24-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. They will have a bye week in Week 8.
Need to Know
Ben McAdoo gave the team the entire week off to regroup.
GM Jerry Reese said "I'm the reason we're 1-6 >> Read More
Sterling Shepard said he will be ready to play following the bye week. >> Read More
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Jerry Reese came out of his bunker to speak about the awful state of the Giants after the first half of the season. Following the 21 minutes of Q & A, I heard one resounding message from Reese: The Giants' coaching staff is not doing their job.
Reese consistently spoke of the hunger the players don't possess that they had last season. He has seen it at times, but it isn't there throughout the game. It wasn't any player in particular, but the team as a whole. The only answer to the desire for players to get out on the field and get a win is the coaches. They need to be firing up the team, and without saying it directly, Reese is pointing a finger at McAdoo and the rest of the staff, who will likely face job security questions at the end of the season.
Yes, he said put the team's record on him because he makes the roster. But he didn't take full blame by saying the players need to play better too.
Also, Reese was obviously asked about the offensive line he failed to fix, and those answers were transparent. First, he said his porous offensive line of his is comparable to many others in the NFL. In what realm, Jerry? This unit has continuously struggled since last season, and it had no hope of getting better.
What's even worse is he said that there was no one that intrigued the Giants enough in free agency to bolster the line. Andrew Whitworth was off the Giants radar because they wanted a young group. A 31-yera-old John Jerry qualifies as young? Whitworth wouldn't have hurt the initiative, but instead, provide veteran leadership for the group if anything. Now, look what he's doing with the Rams.
In all, it was a waste of a press conference for Reese who showed he knows his job might be on the line, but basically told the coaching staff it is too. See you in January, Jerry. If you're not gone by then...
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Today's Giants links roundup
Jerry Reese didn't cool of the coaching staff's hot seats in his press conference Tuesday >> Mark Cannizzaro, NY Post
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Stat of the Day: Safety Blitz
Though the Giants' defense became gassed and let up a big fourth quarter to the Seahawks, there were many positives to take out of their performace last Sunday. One was the play of safeties Landon Collins and Darian Thompson.
Collins, the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Runner-Up, had a slow start to the season. Now, he looks to be the Collins fans remember last year, especially in pressuring the quarterback. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo likes to send his safeties to the quarterback, and it worked against the Seahawks.
Collins notched nine quarterback pressures, which was the most by any safety in Week 7, according to Pro Football Focus. Thompson, who is also improving in his rookie season, had four pressures as well. The Giants' safeties are the last line of defense, but when asked to get after the quarterback, they don't mess around.