Some postgame reactions to the Giants’ 41-23 loss to the Broncos yesterday….
DE Justin Tuck: “It’s a loss. Nobody cares about good enough. Good or close doesn’t count in anything but horseshoes and grenades. This is a game we needed to win and up until the third quarter had every opportunity to be up in the game. That’s a great football team. You can’t allow yourself to miss the opportunities we missed today. They took advantage of it, especially in the second half. “
QB Eli Manning: “I think we’ll bounce back and I thought there were some good things. The first half I thought we had a lot of opportunities. I think that’s where we did some really good things. We just didn’t get touchdowns. We got field goals and in the second half we had a weird interception off of a foot and we tried to fight back. When we got down a couple of scores and tried to press, it could go either way. You could make some plays hopefully and also make some mistakes. We were in a bind. The offense, we have to get a little more balanced. We have to run the ball better and we have to eliminate the turnovers. I think we’ll keep fighting and get back on track. I know everybody in our division lost today, so the way we can look at it, we’re one game back in the division. We’ve got to get back to winning some games. “
DE Jason Pierre-Paul: “We’re way better than 0-2 but, you know, it is what it is. The record is 0-2. We’ve just got to get back on track. We’ve got to practice harder, run to the ball, it all starts in practice. The offense and defense have to step up and special teams, too. All three phases have to work together so that’s what we’ve got to do in practice.”
RB David Wilson: “ We’ve got a lot of playmakers on this team, a lot of guys that are used to winning, so we’re going back to practice and we’re going to get this thing back on the right path and go out there and execute the plays on gameday.”
S Antrel Rolle: “Come together, no time for pointing fingers. We’re all one, we just have to get together and play as a team, offensively, defensively and on special teams. That’s something right now that we’re not doing.”