This has not exactly been the kind start to their season the New York Giants hoped for. After yesterday's gruesome loss dropped Big Blue to 0-2. The Giants have found themselves with a lot of issues they need to resolve if they are to get back on track and start winning football games.
These issues have stem from their inconsistency on offense and lack of a running game, to the defense's own troubles stopping the opposing running games and its lack of a pass rush.
"It's just a matter of putting it together, putting a complete game together," said Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka on the problems the Giants are having here in the early goings of the season. "We could play a good quarter here, we could play a good half here but if we don't go out and play a complete game, things aren't going to come out the way you want them to."
Through the first two games of the season, the Giants have look to be out of sorts whether it's on offense or defense, the Giants have had many mental breakdowns and physical blunders in parts of the game that matter most.
Kiwanuka spoke with reporters postgame about what he feels has been missing for the G-Men on defense.
"That's what we've got to study on film," said Kiwanuka. "If there are little things, little assignments here and there, then we can get that corrected. If there are bigger things, then we're going to have to address those issues. Right now, I think we've just got to stay calm, go back to the tape and watch it with a critical eye on ourselves and make sure that we get it done."
The Giants now will focus their attention on their next opponent the Carolina Panthers, in a game that has now become a must win game for the Giants.
"It was always a big deal but I think that, with the position we put ourselves in, every game from here on out is going to be critical," mentioned Kiwanuka. "That's always how I like to play but now we've got to be able to go in and practice and make sure that we're 100 percent focused on defense. Everybody shows up early, stays late and just gets all of the issues corrected so we don't have this same kind of letdown."
The main goal for the Giants next week though will be getting in the win column against the Panthers and improving to 1-2 on the season. A loss to the Panthers and the Giants will be 0-3 and see their season slipping away from them.