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Justin Tuck says Giants haven’t lost their confidence

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The Giants got back to work on Monday after their bye and returned to face the same kinds of questions they were facing before being given the week off by coach Tom Coughlin.

Those questions have to do with the team’s poor play in two losses before the bye and a stretch of ragged play that stretches back through the final two wins of their four-game winning streak. Defensive end Justin Tuck doesn’t think that the problems came from a lack of confidence.

 

“No. Not confidence. Maybe a little focus. We lost a little focus. I think everybody on this team feels that we can be the best team in the league when we’re playing our style of football. It’s just unfortunate that we haven’t played our style of football the last couple of weeks and we have to find a way to get back to playing that because it’s going to be needed leading up into these next few weeks,” Tuck said, via the team’s website. “But confidence? No. I think we always have been very confident. Sometimes maybe too confident, borderline cocky a little bit. But our confidence will never be a… I don’t think it will ever waver on this team.”

There would seem to be a correlation to being “borderline cocky” and losing focus so perhaps the reality check delivered in the last two games will bring things back into the proper alignment. It’s a good time for that to happen as the Giants kick off a closing stretch against teams with a 36-24 record with a home date against the Packers on Sunday night.

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8 Responses to “Justin Tuck says Giants haven’t lost their confidence”
  1. ctgiant says: Nov 19, 2012 6:24 PM

    Tuck will hopefully do more “Subway” commercials, next season, as he goes into retirement, he’s almost done, ya think?

  2. justintuckrule says: Nov 19, 2012 6:42 PM

    Worst thing that could have happened to the Packers and their “good feelings” of late….the Giants getting waxed by the Bengals of all teams before a bye week.

  3. gbpbacker84 says: Nov 19, 2012 7:09 PM

    Packers revamped their team specifically to address what happened vs the Giants in the playoffs last year. The D has responded this year by rushing the quarterback and tackling much better than last year. I believe, at the end of the day, the NFC comes down to these 2 teams and the 49ers. Should be a great game. Go Pack!

  4. zack2482 says: Nov 19, 2012 7:48 PM

    The Giants smack down is coming.

  5. worldchampsbaby says: Nov 19, 2012 8:13 PM

    gbpbacker84…..Can’t agree with you more!! and you are a gentleman. IT will be a good game ,but Go Giants!!!

  6. cooklynn17 says: Nov 19, 2012 8:59 PM

    ctgiant says: Nov 19, 2012 6:24 PM

    Tuck will hopefully do more “Subway” commercials, next season, as he goes into retirement, he’s almost done, ya think?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sure, and when and if he retires he can take his 2 Superbowl rings with him……

    Just the facts my brother………and Subway is so delicious.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 19, 2012 10:11 PM

    Sorry Packer fans, the team is too beat up to win this next one.

  8. dukemarc says: Nov 20, 2012 4:28 PM

    The Giants better win this game coming off a bye, at home against a beat up Packers team – no excuses if they can’t get it done.

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