The Giants fell to 0-3 after an awful performance in a 38-0 loss to the Panthers on Sunday and the reaction in the locker room afterward featured a lot of the words you’d expect to hear after such a one-sided thumping.
Unacceptable, intolerable and humbled all made their way into tweets from beat writers talking to members of the Giants after the game. Safety Antrel Rolle accused the team of not having enough enthusiasm after last week’s loss and said they were missing fight this time around.
“I guess we didn’t fight enough,” Rolle said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “We’re coming up extremely short. Something is going to have to happen.”
The Giants’ lack of fight became clear as the game started to go the Panthers’ way in the first half. The Giants recoiled instead of returning punches and the game became a farce as a result. Clearly something needs to change, but it is hard to see what exactly can change in the immediate future. There aren’t young players waiting for opportunities nor are the Giants suffering from so many injuries that they can easily explain a performance like the one they turned in on Sunday.