It’s gut-check time for the New York Giants as their postseason hopes are fading fast and could take another devastating blow with a fourth straight loss to the defending champion Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Earlier this week Antrel Rolle implored his unit to play with more passion and even hinted that some teammates ‘need a pulse’ and now Jason Pierre-Paul became the latest Giant to agree with his defensive captain’s assessment.
“It’s definitely missing out of a lot of guys.”
“It’s all about heart. If you don’t have any heart to play this game then you’ll continue losing,” Pierre-Paul deadpanned to reporters Thursday.” Every guy has got to challenge themselves to play more and do more and also do your job. When it comes down to it it’s all about heart. When you run out of heart that something that you can’t give a player. You’ve got to have it."
It’s been a rollercoaster season for Big Blue suffering lopsided defeats the past few weeks while failing to show much energy or excitement along the sidelines. While Rolle and Pierre-Paul are undoubtedly the Giants emotional leaders, the dynamic duo is challenging the rest of the roster to play with a fiery passion that has been largely non-existent in 2014.
Another playoff-less year would mark the fifth time in the past six seasons the Giants finished on the outside of the postseason picture looking in. With Seattle’s 12th man patiently waiting to unleash its fury, Week 10 is truly put up or shut up time for Tom Coughlin and company.