Marc Bulger Press Conference

Re: When you watch tape of the opposition's defense that has struggled like the Giants' defense did last week , what can you take out of it?

Well, we know we can do some things, but we know better than that that they're not that kind of defense, the one that is 30th or 31st ranked or whatever it is. It's still early in the season and stats really don't mean anything. They were up in the Arizona game, so obviously they kind of threw a lot. We respect them enough that we are not going to take them for granted.

Re: How do you protect yourself from getting overconfident?

Obviously we lost to San Francisco opening day, so we still have a lot to prove and we have Isaac Bruce a little bit banged up and we have a couple of guys banged up. So, we're not going on full ' right now, so we need to get a lot better right now ourselves.

Re: Are you watching tape only of last week's game or also tape from the first two games in preparation for this game on Sunday and how do you prepare knowing you may not be able to do what San Diego did to the defense?

We have been watching some from all three games and even some from last year. You watch as much as you possibly can. So, that's why you can't get too set on one game. In the NFL you can never ' sometimes people watch our offense and sometimes we're great and sometimes we're terrible. So, it's a matter of getting a collective amount of film and and putting it all together. The Giants do so many things that we're going to have to be prepared for everything.

Re: When you were struggling last year with the turnovers, what was the main issue there?

Myself, personally

Re: Yes.

You're probably thinking about two years ago. I really didn't have a turnover problem last year, but two years ago it was probably me forcing the issue a little bit. I learned from those things last year and cut down on my interceptions a lot. But, I think I was just probably forcing it too much and so used to having success that I just pressed it too much.

Re: What do you see from the Giants secondary?

They are a veteran group with good players and a front four they have, even the front seven, gets pressure on the quarterback. You're not going to have much time and you have to get it out on time and those guys are pretty good at staying close and they disguise their coverages well. They have been around the block.

Re: You have been sacked 15 times so far this season. What is the problem there' Is it the offensive line that is not giving you enough protection or what's exactly the reason as you see it?

There are some issues. We had to throw the ball I think 55-56 times the first game because we were down. Obviously, with more attempts you are going to have more sacks. But, we have had some issues at right tackle. Guys are just learning a new position and obviously we throw the ball down the field far. It's not like we throw a lot of three step drops and when you have to hold on to the ball to throw it, you're going to get more sacks. So, it's a combination of a lot of things. I probably hold onto the ball too long sometimes.


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