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Giants start offseason work with reminder of playoff loss

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Giants players started preparing for the 2017 season on Tuesday with a reminder of how last season ended.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard said that head coach Ben McAdoo put memories of the 38-13 playoff loss to the Packers front and center.

“He actually showed us a video of the locker room, the speech that he gave us in the locker room after that game,” Shepard said, via the New York Post. “He definitely still wants that to be an image in our head, showing us that. We got to kind of put that in the rearview and move on from it, too. It’s a balance. You kind of want to keep it in your head, but keep it in the back.”

The Giants spent last offseason working to overhaul a defense that had been a weak spot for several years and saw strong results until the Packers scored on four straight second half drives to put them away at Lambeau Field. There was less activity in free agency this time around, but the addition of wide receiver Brandon Marshall was designed to address the offense’s lack of success in the red zone.

If that move pays off and the defense continues to progress, there may be happier video from their locker room come next January.

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6 Responses to “Giants start offseason work with reminder of playoff loss”
  1. stevejjones says: Apr 19, 2017 10:44 AM

    Ben McAdoo sounds like a soccer coach’s name.

  2. coachkilla6 says: Apr 19, 2017 10:56 AM

    According to Viking fans, the Packers never win playoff games. I guess the Giants and Cowboys would disagree.

  3. justinstuckrule says: Apr 19, 2017 11:17 AM

    Not sure what my Giants will do now that the Ryan Nassib era has come to an end. More rebuilding to come.

    I still remember when the Giants had true giants like Tiki Barber. Without Barber to save him and teach him, Eli Manning would have been out of the NFL by 2005.

    The Giants need to bring back Hakeem Nicks. Even though he had his best two years after his “compartment syndrome” injury I keep making up stories that the injury was super serious and wrecked him.

    Back to Weldon Road for me.

  4. weepingjebus says: Apr 19, 2017 11:19 AM

    On the plus side, Eli was able to sell 25 game worn jerseys from that game.

  5. therealtrenches says: Apr 19, 2017 1:39 PM

    weepingjebus, you mean he was able to sell more game worn jerseys than there were guys in uniform that day…jerseys that could pass as game worn.

  6. jpherling says: Apr 20, 2017 1:49 PM

    Johnathan Hankins’ departure means that the defense will regress, not progress, unless Reese can use a draft pick to replace him.

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