The New York Giants started off their Super Bowl title defense with a loss at home against the division rival Dallas Cowboys. It’s not the start that the Giants had hoped for but they are keeping things in perspective.
Much like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers who wasn’t concerned about the team’s loss in the season opener, Giants signal-caller Eli Manning believes that the Giants problems from their week one letdown are fixable and will be taken care of this week at practice.
Manning says that the Giants regrouped this week and will head into their week two matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a level head.
“I think guys did a good job of coming in with the attitude after the game on that Thursday saying we’ve got to play better, but everything that occurred is very correctable and it’s just going to come down to fixing it, making better plays, better decisions during the game,” Manning said. “Guys said, ‘We can fix this. We’ve got to work a little bit better this next week.’ Enjoy the weekend off. Came back to work on Monday. Had a good practice and had another good practice [on Wednesday].”
It’s easy to see what guys like Manning and Rodgers are so successful in this league. They have short-term memory and are able to move forward without hesitation despite letdowns the week before. The NFL doesn’t always give you what you want, you have to work for it and no one seems to grasp that concept better than two of the NFC’s top quarterbacks.