Even the Giants’ defense, which was supposed to be the team’s strength this season, has slipped. They are ranked 27th defensively and have allowed several late leads to slip away.
The general manager says the blame should be in his direction, and he knows where the spotlight shines.
It’s the National Football League. If you can’t take criticism, you should quit, Reese said. If you’re a general manager of a football team, or a player, or a quarterback, or you play any position, if you can’t take criticism, you should quit.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo and Reese have been common targets over the first seven weeks of the season.
The 49ers turned their offense over to rookie C.J. Beathard, who became the 41st different quarterback to start a game this season. Packers quarterback Brett Hundley was starter No. 40, making his first NFL start in place of injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Both first-time starters lost.
Browns tackle Joe Thomas left Sunday’s loss to the Titans in the second half with a triceps injury that ended his streak of playing in 10,363 consecutive snaps.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott played like a man possessed with 147 yards and three total touchdowns against the 49ers. Dallas tight end Jason Witten, who also scored in the game, provided a nice block on Elliott’s second TD run.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton after the 27-0 loss to the Jaguars: The O-line’s just got to play better. We’ve got to take some pride up front and block for (Brissett). What if we put them back there to take those hits? You’ve got to start up front.