Are the Giants a little confusing because they've came out passing so well?
I wouldn't say that. I've been impressed with Kerry's (Collins) start. I think, like with most signal callers, when something is going pretty good you have a tendency to stay with it and you have confidence with. I think there was probably some talk there in the off season about wanting to open some things up a little more. It makes perfect sense to me, if you're throwing the ball that well.
What does your club have to do better to get a win?
I think we have to start with playing better run defense. We've just been gashed in the first two games. That's one thing and the second thing is when we have opportunities to score we have to score. Last week, in particular, we had a number of missed opportunities We got into the red zone and we dropped a pass or did whatever. We just didn't execute quit well enough.
Part of that was Trent (Dilfer) coming back off of his injury and he was a little rusty. Part of it was, we just have a lot of young people on offense that every once and a while they don't do it exactly right. Down the road they are going to come of age. Actually I was encouraged by some of the things we did but we didn't execute when we had chances to score. Thirdly, to get (Shaun) Alexander going just a little bit, we really haven't blocked well enough for him. Those are the three areas that we are trying to improve on and we must improve on.
Does you experience in Seattle make you appreciate Brett Favre more as well as Ron Wolf?
Well, I didn't need to come to Seattle for that to happen. We you look back and mention those two fellas, first of all with Brett, I really knew how good he was when we had him. We went through some growing pains together as you know. I think coaches at sometimes don't quite appreciate how good a great quarterback is. I think I did with Brett. With Ron, I miss our talks about certain things. When things get tough or the team doesn't play well, that is when he was, with me, at his absolute best. I really do like the opportunity to make my own player personnel decisions. That I like. Do I miss my talks with Ron? Yeah I do. He had been in this league a long, long time and I really learned a lot from him.
When you look at this game, the Giants haven't ran the ball well and you haven't defensed the run well. Do you think the Giants will change what they are doing?
If I was a team scout and watched our first couple of game then I would definitely try to run the ball. I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to try to figure that one out. We have not stopped the run. If you go into a game against someone who can't do that and you can run the ball against them then that really opens up a lot of things in the passing game. I kind of believe that they are going to try to do that. It's up to us, if we can, to make them a one-dimensional offense. That is the goal of every team because if you can run and pass then usually you win the game. I'd be very surprised if they didn't try to run the ball a little bit.
In the days before the draft, the Giants thought the Seahawks might be trying to trade up to select Jeremy Shockey. Was that true?
Well, he is a good football player and we certainly like Jeremy Shockey, but we were looking at three tight ends. We also had a need for tight end and we got a pretty good one in Jerramy Stevens. We were looking to move up in the draft, to select a tight end, I'm not sure I would have done that. We were looking to move up to get another position. Had Jeremy been there when we picked, then we would have had a decision because we liked him in the first round. In all likelihood, we would have done that. The Giants took him and we got a good one ourselves.