There’s a media and fan narrative that the New York Giants are ‘taking part in with home cash’ as they enter the 2023 NFC playoffs. That the season has already been a hit and that they don’t want a playoff victory to validate what has been a great season no matter what occurs within the playoffs.
The Giants don’t wish to hear that.
“No, clearly once you get within the playoffs it’s a brand new season. Something can occur once you get in, and we’re in, so we don’t have a look at it as that. We see it as one other recreation that now we have to go in there and be 1-0,” stated security Xavier McKinney. “You’ve obtained to be 1-0 to get to the subsequent spherical and should you don’t you then’re eradicated. We don’t care about home cash, I don’t even know what that actually is, however we’re simply going on the market and taking part in and making an attempt to get a win.”
Security Julian Love echoed McKinney.
“That’s an out of doors of the constructing sort of phrase or subject,” Love stated. “I really feel like early on we had a lot confidence in who we have been. Dabs stated it from day one – we’re going to be humble about it and we’re going to go about our work whereas everyone sleeps on us. We take it one week at a time. We all know it’s by no means going to be good. We’re going to proceed to be who we’re.”
Quarterback Daniel Jones stated the Giants need extra.
“I feel we’re positively not glad simply to have made the playoffs. That’s not how we see it as a bunch,” Jones stated. “We have been assured in our crew relationship again to coaching camp and knew what we have been in a position to accomplish. We’re in no way glad simply to be within the playoffs. We count on to play nicely and to win. And that’s our expectation each week; that doesn’t change this week.”
Offensive lineman Nick Gates was one other Large not having the ‘home cash’ idea.
“I don’t suppose anyone thinks of it that approach, really,” Gates stated. “We’ve nonetheless obtained one other ball recreation — attempt to win it. You continue to wish to win ball video games, regardless of when it’s. Now it’s just a bit sweeter should you do. In the event you don’t win, you go residence.”
Head coach Brian Daboll, after all, can be not entertaining the ‘home cash’ idea.
“I’d say we’re 0-0,” Daboll stated. “It’s a brand new season, so we obtained to do a great job of making ready and practising the precise approach to play our greatest on Sunday.”
Very long time coming
For a lot of Giants drafted by the group or with the crew for a number of years now, being within the playoffs is a gratifying expertise after a lot of down yr.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” Gates stated. “I’ve by no means been earlier than. It’s been 5 years. I used to be beginning to suppose I won’t make it.”
“All people is worked up. I’ve been at residence at this level within the season so it’s thrilling to be right here,” stated Love, in his fourth season. “Much more of you guys, media, walked out to observe however aside from that, it’s the identical. We’re simply practising, our identical routine, our identical schedule and we’re going at it in the identical approach we’ve at all times executed.”
Oshane Ximines is one other fourth-year participant experiencing the playoffs for the primary time.
“I’m super-excited,” he stated. “Coming in in 2019, it’s been an extended journey. Lastly reap some rewards and get into postseason play. It’s a giant deal.”
Sure, it’s. Simply don’t inform the Giants their work is already executed.