I don't think any player quits, the game is far too violent to not keep your head in the game. That said, I think players pay less attention to detail during the practice week, leaving them prone to making mistakes.
But what happens is you lose focus and intensity. In effect you start going through the motions because you don't care that much, and likely don't believe you can win/or believe in the coach
They just chose to intentionally not put out the effort that they would have if the season was worth saving.
That is a nicer way to say it while saying the same thing.
but I'm surprised because each of these players is an independent contractor. With a few exceptions. 90% of the roster is fighting for a spot in the NFL. The tape doesn't lie.
What would the score have been if they did? Now, its ironic but adopting a continue to quit attitude achieves three excellent outcomes for all the players that will be around in '18. New coaches/front office, top level draft picks that can contribute to winning, and a very winnable schedule based on this year's 1-15 season, just look at the rams and eagles as an '18 template.
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| What would the score have been if they did? Now, its ironic but adopting a continue to quit attitude achieves three excellent outcomes for all the players that will be around in '18. New coaches/front office, top level draft picks that can contribute to winning, and a very winnable schedule based on this year's 1-15 season, just look at the rams and eagles as an '18 template.
Well, the schedule is not going to give them a total break in 2018.
The two opponents they are slated for based on where is this headed is Green Bay with Rodgers back and San Francisco, who will not look like the squad we will see Sunday.
So we may go 1-15 and NOT get the 1st pick AND may actually get the hardest schedule in the division next year when Rodgers comes back. Just our luck.
seemed to escort the RB into the end zone on 3rd and 33, seemed to be more than a "business decision" on his part.
I just think if your season is essentially over that it's not possible to play the game at the same level of intensity as your opponents, who are still competing for the playoffs.
Think of it this way. NFL players talk about how rookies (playing exhibition games) are surprised when the regular season starts, because the players pick their games up a notch...and then pick their games up even more once the playoffs start.
I'm sure the Giants' players think that they're trying hard and doing the best they can, but they're essentially playing exhibition games at this point, so it's impossible to match the intensity-level of their opponents.
Then yes you have quit to a degree
...was not into the game. Were they perceived as quitting? IMO, if we want a major change in this franchise, we say, yes they did. If you want the status quo...then no, they just maybe had a bad game.
We saw it this week. Many make business decisions. The team sucks, they have no chance of winning, why risk injury? They quit.
because otherwise last week was even worse
last Sunday was a perfect example of when a team has quit on a coaching staff. Doesn't not mean they will not be into games in the future. They sent a clear message to the ownership
significant injuries to important players.
some major players underachieving - JPP
other players not talented enough to compensate
is mistakes and blown coverages - reminiscent of Percy Fewell days.
Either system is too complicated or players not smart enough. Who is the leader in the secondary - don't think there is one
....the question should be, why did they quit?
Maybe MacAdoo is the answer.
When he was calling the plays the offense wasn't playing well.
He announces that he gave it up, not because the offense didn't need him but the whole team needed him.
The whole team had him for the bye week, and look how the whole team just played.
is a tough sport to play at 3/4 speed.
You essentially have to go 100%, or you are going to look like you aren't bringing it.............