Some next day reactions from the Giants regarding Sunday’s loss to the Panthers….
“I think we just got beat. When you lose, 38-0, anything you say about us is probably deserved to be said. It’s something we’re not happy about as players. You’re embarrassed about it. We’ve got to fix it. The only way to change that or get people saying something different is to go out this next week and play better than we did last week.” - QB Eli Manning on if pride and passion is missing from the team
“Ours has always been ‘damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.’ Basically the way we’ve tried to do it is to be more focused ourselves and more driven and try to transfer those objectives directly toward our players. We’ve done nothing more than dive in and try to solve whatever issues we have and we’ll continue to do that.” – Tom Coughlin on preparation going forward
“That’s what happened. They kept hitting us, hitting us and hitting us and we didn’t stop them. Carl’s right, we need to have more passion, we need to have that fire.” - LB Mark Herzlich on Carl Banks’ assessment that the Giants lacked passion on Sunday
“It’s huge because once you get to pointing the finger, you get that cancer in the locker room like that, it can fall apart easy. You can’t do that. This is a team game. We come into every week, every game, as a team, we leave every game as a team. We win or lose as a team together.” – DT Cullen Jenkins on keeping the team together