The Giants have lost their first two games of the season, something that many would attribute to their offense turning the ball over 10 times against the Cowboys and Broncos.
Safety Antrel Rolle doesn’t think a firm grasp on the ball is the only thing missing right now, however. Rolle believes there’s a lack of the necessary “passion and energy” on the roster that he believes would have helped them navigate through rough patches over the last two weeks.
“We have a lack of excitement on the sideline,” Rolle said, via CBS New York. “When I look up and down the sidelines, sometimes we’re in it and sometimes we’re not. I don’t know what the reason is for that. This is a game we love to play. I think [getting that excitement back] is going to take care of a lot, just playing with that extra enthusiasm.”
An uptick in enthusiasm couldn’t hurt, but looking for excitement on the sideline to lead the team to better play is a bit like asking the tail to wag the dog. The Giants have no running game right now and their defense didn’t generate any pass rush at all against the Broncos, two things that help explain their poor start more tangibly than the team’s excitement level. If those things change, so will the atmosphere on the sideline.