Sunday, October 6, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: New York Giants
By Dan Graziano
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed in the locker room after the New York Giants' 36-21 loss to Philadelphia Eagles:
Laying blame: Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn't shy away from blaming the loss on the three interceptions Eli Manning threw in the fourth quarter. Coughlin said he believed Manning was trying too hard to win games by himself and that he pulled him aside and spoke to him in the locker room after the game. "He's way too good a player to have these kinds of things happen."
Holding together: Defensive end Justin Tuck refused to blame the offense, saying, "That offense has gotten us out of a lot of jams that our defense has put us in." Tuck also said the third-quarter comeback was "reminiscent of better times here, and I think that's why you see guys a little bit more down."
Injury updates: Long-snapper Zak DeOssie and safety Cooper Taylor both went in for X-rays, though no word was given on either player's injury status. Indications were that running back David Wilson, who left the game after the first quarter with a neck injury, was not seriously injured and was held out of the final three quarters as a precaution.