Postgame DE Justin Tuck - 11/11

Posted Nov 11, 2012

DE Justin Tuck on the Giants loss to the Bengals

Q: What do you see when you are on the sidelines? Are you frustrated?
A: It’s surprising all around. We didn’t play good in any aspects of the game today — special teams, defense or offense. We didn’t deserve to win this game at all. That was as desperate team that was coming off four straight losses. They got healthy today and came out and took it to us.

Q: How do you pull yourselves out of this?
A: That’s the one thing about football season. Every season is going to have its peaks and valleys. It’s unfortunate, but that’s how it goes. We’re better than a 6-4 team, but that’s where we are now. We have six more, coming out of this bye. It’s a very treacherous six, but the confidence of this football team will never waiver. We have to get back to playing our best ball.

Q: Can you put your finger on what’s wrong? Is it effort?
A: No. I don’t think it’s effort. We had a good week of practice. I don’t know. There is an opportunity for us to do some soul searching and look ourselves in the mirror this week. Just get away from football a little bit, refresh our bodies and minds and get back to playing Giants football. ... We’ve got to do a good job of looking at ourselves and getting back on track. If not, none of the next six are going to be easy. We’re capable of turning this around. That’s where our mindset has to go.

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