Spencer Paysinger hoping for Giants 'rebirth'

Linebacker Spencer Paysinger believes the New York Giants can still turn around their season even after a slow start. Big Blue travels to Kansas City in search of its first win of the season on Sunday. Find out what New York's defensive signal-caller had to say about the morale of his team this week.

The New York Giants are down, but not out. Linebacker Spencer Paysinger does not believe his team will tap out in 2013, even after an 0-3 start.

"I, myself, and a bunch of guys on this team haven't been on a 0-3 team," Paysinger said. "I know it sounds crazy but it's kind of exciting to go out there and see what we're made of. We have 13 more games and we can't hang our hats right now. We just have to go out there and pretty much have a rebirth."

The odds are against the Giants. Everyone is doubting Big Blue, but the players feel like they can make a run, especially in a wide open NFC East.

"Guys are eager," Paysinger said. "We don't take this job lightly. We're eager to come in here and win, come in here and learn, come in here and play hard. You guys are out there, you guys see us going hard through the dog days and the fact that it doesn't resonate on the field…something's missing."

The Giants are getting ripped by the media because it looked like the team gave up on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, a game they lost 38-0.

Sunday's game was the battle of two teams that were desperate for a win after beginning the season 0-2. All sides of the ball looked like they were sleepwalking through the game and couldn't get anything started against a team that is predicted to finish at the bottom of the NFC South this year.

Cam Newton's character has been questioned since last year, but he flashed the athletic prowess the Panthers organization saw when they drafted him in the first round of the 2011 draft.

Newton finished the game with 223 passing yards and three touchdowns; he also rushed for an additional 45 yards and a touchdown.

DeAngelo Williams showed glimpses of his old self with 120 yards on 23 carries. The Giants defense had no answer on Sunday.

But, neither did the offense. Eli Manning continued to struggle throwing his eighth interception of the season, and was eventually replaced by Curtis Painter due to his poor performance.

The running game also was nonexistent, only producing 60 yards for the day.

Now the Giants have put themselves into a tough situation. They are traveling to Arrowhead Field to take on the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs. This is a new group from last year with Andy Reid at head coach and Alex Smith under center. Kansas City looks to give the Denver Broncos a run at the AFC West division crown.

Now the Giants need to transition their hard fought practices over to games.

"I've been doing a lot of thinking these past couple of days to see what I can do myself to bring some guys together and pretty much go to the drawing board," Paysinger said. "This is a new week, Kansas City is coming and they're coming fast at 3-0. They're a great team, they've been starting off hot and obviously we have been starting off flat. This will be a good indicator as to what kind of team we are."


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