Pat Shurmur On WFAN: 'How I Feel Doesn't Always Have To Come Out'

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September 18, 2018 - 5:14 pm

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By WFAN.com

The Giants are off to an 0-2 start and it has not been pretty the first two weeks of the season. Their offensive line has given Eli Manning absolutely no time to throw the football and their offense has been stagnant. 

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur joined WFAN's Mike Francesa Tuesday to talk about their slow start, but the interview left you feeling like you were at the dentist. In fact, Shurmur's real feeling may never be made public. 

 

"How I feel doesn't always have to come out in my comments," Shurmur told Francesa. 

Shurmur emphasized the team getting better. In fact, he used the term "get better" 20 times in the 15-minute interview. 

 

"This is not the place to talk about corrections. Everybody needs to play better. I get it. When you lose, let's assign the blame and move on. I get that. I realize that. When you don't win, none of us did what we had to do to help us win. You move on. You live with it and learn with it." 

Shurmur addressed how he feels about the season so far.

"There's certain areas where we did some good things," the first year head coach said Tuesday. "There's certainly things we need to clean up moving forward because if you don't fix the problems, they come back to haunt you. I thought we had some decent runs at times. We got to do more of it and do better on first and second downs so those third downs aren't quite as long."

Coach didn't offer much to the offensive line woes as he reacted to Nate Solder's comments.

"I think that's a competitor overreacting a little bit," Shurmur said. "You like to hear guys speak in those terms though because it just means he wants to get better. The bright light right now is on the offensive line, but everybody has to get better."

You can listen to the entire interview above.