Here's what key members of the New York Giants had to say following the team's 28-18 defeat to the New York Jets.
CB Prince Amukamara
The positive for the first half, for me, is I felt good. I felt loose running around, the first time I’ve been out here since Week 8 of last year, with the bicep injury. Just being able to tackle and play man to man, I felt pretty good. A couple negatives, I missed one with Brandon Marshall and he caught a slant. I still have to work a little on my press technique. Overall, as a defense, I felt the first drive we stopped them and when you stop any team on their first drive, that’s huge momentum for your team. After that, we struggled and I felt like we kept beating ourselves with leverages; when you have to stay inside, stay inside; when you have outside contain for the run, you stay outside, and we just hurt ourselves. We just have to go back to the film room and always get better and fix those things.
RB Rashad Jennings
Overall, I think after we settled in and got a first first down, we were able to get into a rhythm, get into a situation where we could change consistency, run the ball, make sure we’re fast and run. That 14-play drive is what this offense needed that we can look on tape, build off of this, see what we were doing right and mindfully clean up the chemistry of offensive line, running backs, quarterbacks, receivers, everything. We took a step forward but the self-inflicted wounds, that can’t happen.
QB Eli Manning
Some good and some bad, we probably had a couple opportunities to make some plays and extend some drives that we didn’t. We had one great drive, I don’t know what it was,14 plays, and to finish that was good. We had the interception for the touchdown, and we can’t have that.
DT Cullen Jenkins
We’re playing better as a unit. We’ve had some good plays where guys make plays, but consistently we're not playing perfect football enough. We need to get on our assignments better, our techniques better so that everybody can play better more consistently.