Players on the New York Giants held a players only “debriefing” after last week’s bye to help them focus on the remaining six games of the regular season.
Each player on the team was able to voice his concerns going forward, now that the Giants have now lost two straight games.
“Anybody that had anything to say about what’s going on,” tackle Sean Locklear said. “Good, bad, indifferent,” added middle linebacker Chase Blackburn.
The concept of a group “debriefing” was not an unfamiliar one to most in the room: Last year’s Giants used it en route to their Super Bowl title, borrowed from the former U.S. Air Force fighter pilots who first visited team headquarters last fall.
With a difficult “six-game season” ahead — as the Giants are unanimously describing it — and coming off two disappointing losses before the bye, Monday was an appropriate time to revisit this tool.
“It was us just going over some things that we’d like to see changed,” Tuck said. “It’s something that we did last year, and we’re hoping to build on a little bit. All players just going in, and being able to clear the air about what we feel can make this team better, that’s all.”
With the Cowboys on a two game winning streak, the Giants know the race to win the NFC East is far from over and now is the time to focus get ready to make a run at the playoffs.