Player Diary: Fred Robbins

We're good man. Everything's positive with us. We don't think our season's over at all. We're just going to play our way through this and get our season back on track. There are a lot of things that we need to correct, and that's what we're doing. We're looking positively as we go forward.

We don't put much into all that was written and said. We know what's going on. We all know we can depend on each other. We still have each other's backs and go out there together and keep trying to win.

There's really not a whole lot going on. I don't even want to elaborate on anything. We're just moving on. We have games to play and more important things to worry about. We can't get down or get worried or get into he said, she said stuff. We still have a lot of season left to play.

That was one of the toughest games I've ever been through (in Tennessee), but you have to bounce back. The only way to get through it is to rebound and get a win. You just have to put it past you. It's hard to get through, but you can't get down or waste time worrying about it. All we can do is move on to the next game and that's what we're doing.

It's frustrating when you lose a few in a row like we have, but we have to get back to playing good football. We have to pick up where we left off when we were winning games. We have to make sure we stay in the right frame of mind and keep fighting hard.

I saw that I'm on the cover of the magazine they hand out at the stadium. That's a thrill. Last year, I wasn't even really playing at this time. That was one of my goals, to be a much better player. I wanted to be more consistent. That's what I did at the start of the season and what I'm still doing now. And I'm still building on it. I'm not where I want to be at quite yet, but it's a start. I built something and now I have to keep finishing it. I can't regress at all. There can't be any letdown or breakdown. I have to keep on moving forward. I'm always critical about myself and that's what makes me work harder.

I think I really am getting better each week because I'm taking away new experiences from each game. I'm trying to eliminate all the mistakes I make. I've been watching more film to focus on what I'm doing wrong. I'm taking everything to heart; that's what I've been doing all year.

I know I started the year strong but it was important that I stayed consistent and had good games each and every week. I want to keep putting forth my best effort and show everybody what I can do.

It's been a real tough stretch for our defense. We lost a lot of our guys but we have some guys that stepped up and got the job done. In the NFL, you have to be able to play and perform.

My family and friends have been a great support for me but I've done a better job of just focusing on myself. I put more time in at the facility and trained to make sure I got my body right. I took it more on myself, doing things like studying last year's films. I took everything as a challenge to see just how good I could be.

I was disappointed in my productivity from last year. I didn't want to be just another player that played the game. I wanted to be the best I can be.

Of course I hear all the talk about me possibly getting into the Pro Bowl, but right now I'm trying not to focus on it too much. It's more important that me and the team get back on track. If that happens, all the individual awards will come. I am hearing about it but my main focus is going out there and helping the team get better.

I can't lie. If I did get voted in it would be a big thrill. It's everybody's dream. Everybody wants that tag that you're a great player. Once you get that tag, you have to keep building on it. But right now it's not my main focus. Even though everyone's talking about it I'm just worried about performing.

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