Giants searching for a 'sense of confidence'

Nothing seems to be going right for the New York Giants and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins thinks that the team's problems are more mental than physical.

There have been a laundry list of issues surrounding the New York Giants this season. Coming off an embarrassing 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers last week, the Giants are searching for answers. Some of their issues start with the running game. The Giants' offense has not been able to get any sort of production from the running game to help out their struggling pass attack. Perry Fewell's defense cannot seem to stop the opponents' running games; creating even more headaches for the coaching staff.

"I think it's more mental now than anything," noted Jenkins. "I think that, right now, we just have to get in our heads a sense of confidence, a sense of believing, just expecting things to go well instead of just hoping that things go well."

Jenkins who came over to the Giants during free agency from the NFC east rival Philadelphia Eagles feels that the Giants can still turn their season around and get things back on track.

"Since I've been here, from everything I've seen from this team, I'm not worried at all about that. There are a lot of veteran guys on this team, there's a lot of leadership in this locker room. You know it's already started as far as guys coming together. We're trying to get this thing figured out and we're trying to do whatever we can to go out there and get a win and get this thing turned around."

Jenkins is adamant that the Giants defense needs to stick together instead of falling apart.

"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," noted Jenkins.

The Giants now must focus on getting better and prepare to play in a rowdy Arrowhead Stadium.

"This is a team game," said Jenkins. "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." The Giants hope they fly back Sunday night as a team with a win and get their season back on track."


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