Enough pointing fingers at embattled left tackle Ereck Flowers or the New York Giants' offensive line. General manager Jerry Reese says to point them directly at him after the team's 1-6 start to the season. The Giants head into their bye week with the NFL's third-worst record. Only the winless Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers have fared worse, and this Giants team entered the season with lofty expectations after finishing 11-5 last season while ending a five-year playoff drought. "This is the roster that I put together. I'm the reason we're 1-6," Reese said at his annual bye week news conference. "We do have to play better as a team. So we lose together, we win together. I believe everyone is accountable here for what goes on. We're 1-6 together. But you can put it all on me." Everything has seemingly gone wrong for the Giants this season. The offense which they tried to improve this offseason has continued to struggle. With an average of 16 points per game, they rank third worst in the league in points scored, and the key offseason acquisitions -- wide receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Rhett Ellison -- have made minimal impact. Marshall is out for the season with an ankle injury. So is star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. 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.
Giants' GM Jerry Reese: 'I'm the reason we're 1-6'
ESPN | Oct 24