Mathias Kiwanuka admits there’s tension between the Giants offense and defense

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During an appearance on ESPN Radio in New York on Tuesday,  Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka confirmed that there was tension between their offense and defense after Sunday’s blowout loss to the Seahawks.

“Yeah,” Kiwanuka said via the Newark Star-Ledger. “Absolutely there’s tension. We’re human. We’re a team. We consider ourselves like a family. Any family there are going to be issues that come up. It’s about how you deal with it.

“In the heat of the game, things need to be said if somebody’s not getting the job done. Somebody needs to step up and tell them what is going on so we can get out of that fight with a win.”

“I have no problem with that. I think where it starts to get into trouble is where you get into things that are said, not behind somebody’s back, but when the other person isn’t there or (you) say something to somebody else about another player.

“That becomes an issue because that can get misconstrued and it takes a lot longer to get resolved whereas if you just go to somebody’s face … you can get it settled much faster.”

Kiwanuka sqaid head coach Tom Coughlin’s locker room speech about the offense being “pathetic,” was from the heart.

“It was real,” Kiwanuka said. “He was speaking from the heart. That’s somebody’s real heart, real passion. You see how much he cares and how much he loves this game. He meant it.

“You don’t get a lot of chances to play this game. You have to make sure you take advantage of every single opportunity. I think that’s what he was referring to. The fact that I feel bad for you because you didn’t give your best in the opportunity you had.

“You’re not going to get that game back. You’re not going to have a whole lot of chances to prove what you can do.”

The Giants offense has been failing their defense all season long and has put them in a tough situation week after week.

The Giants need to upgrade their offensive line, bring in a tight end that can learn the offense and make a difference,  add some depth at running back and bring in more weapons at receiver for Eli Manning of they want to turn things around in 2014.  You can say they need a slight overhaul on offense.


  • mark

    A slight overhaul? The whole offense needs an overhaul.