Giants Coaches and Players Engage in Heated Sideline Discussions During Blowout Loss
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Winning solves everything, they say. But what about losing? Well, bickering tends to follow. And the New York Giants were the latest example on Sunday, with several coaches and players seen in heated sideline discussions amid a 49-17 blowout loss at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.
Facing a disappointing 2-8 start to the season, the Giants were already dealing with the absence of key players like Daniel Jones and Darren Waller due to injuries. As the game progressed, their situation worsened, trailing 28-0 at halftime and 42-7 entering the fourth quarter of their Week 10 showdown. The frustration was palpable.
Running back Saquon Barkley was the first to be spotted venting his frustration, engaging in an “animated discussion” with coach Brian Daboll after a failed goal-line series, as reported by the Fox broadcast.
Later in the NFC East matchup, wide receivers Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard appeared to be at odds. Slayton could be seen grabbing Shepard’s shoulder pads during their conversation, shaking his head while walking away. Shepard continued to express his thoughts as he trailed Slayton on the sidelines.
During the post-game press conference, Giants head coach Brian Daboll downplayed the sideline exchange, dismissing it as “little stuff during the game” and emphasizing the need to focus on getting back to work. Shepard also clarified that the heated exchange was not a personal conflict, but rather an attempt to motivate each other to perform better.
“That is my brother like my mother’s kids,” Shepard said. “It was never that, never that, it was straight me motivating him to go out there and do it. Like, that’s the honest truth. I was just trying to motivate him to keep on going and fighting through it.”
Slayton echoed Shepard’s sentiments, admitting that his frustration got the best of him in the heat of the moment. He expressed gratitude for Shepard’s support and acknowledged the need to manage his emotions better in such scenarios.
While emotions running high is not uncommon in the NFL, the Giants seem to be facing an increasingly steady issue. Earlier this year, coach Daboll was seen expressing his disgust at his quarterbacks, including Jones and backup Tyrod Taylor, after turnovers or failed red-zone plays. Unfortunately, both quarterbacks are now sidelined with injuries.
As the Giants continue to struggle, it is crucial for the team to find ways to channel their frustrations constructively and work towards improving their performance on the field. Only time will tell if these sideline discussions will lead to positive changes within the team.