Just how dire is the situation the New York Giants currently find themselves in? So much so that linebacker Chase Blackburn likened it to bar fight in which you have your back pinned up against the wall. And we all know (okay, maybe not all of us) there's only one way out of a situation like that.
“Our backs are actually against the wall now, and we got to play that way," Blackburn said Wednesday. “We got to come out fighting, swinging, just like when you’re in a bar fight and your back is against the wall, there’s only one way to get to that door — swing your way out. That’s what you got to do."
When you're in a bar fight and backed up, you had better expect some shots to the face … and that's right where Ray Rice and the Baltimore Ravens plan to hit Big Blue on Sunday. It's something Blackburn anticipates, so despite any flurry of blows the Giants may dish out, he also knows they are going to have to absorb some.
“We got to use our hands better when we wrap tackle and gang tackle. We can’t have the solo tackles, leave guys on an island. We got to get more guys to the ball, especially with a guy we’re gonna face this week like Ray Rice, who’s gonna put his foot in the ground and come north and south," he added.
18 missed tackles, as they had against the Atlanta Falcons in a 34-0 blowout, isn't going to get the job done. And if they can't correct that, it won't matter how much swinging the team does, they're literally going to get knocked out.
“We have to go out there this Sunday and play our hearts out, and hopefully we get in the next week’s game after that against the Eagles and get into the playoffs," Jason Pierre-Paul said. "I am not trying to go home early."
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