New York Giants WR Victor Cruz spoke to the media Monday afternoon about the Chicago Bears and the building frustrations of an 0-5 start.
Q: How hard is it to put yesterday’s loss away and go right into a short week against Chicago?
A: It’s difficult for the stretch that it is. It’s one day that we had to talk about it and move on, but that’s exactly what we had to do is move on. Luckily, it’s a short week so we can put this game behind us pretty quickly and get ready for Chicago.
Q: How has Eli’s demeanor been today?
A: He seemed pretty good to me. He just seemed his usual self, just getting after it and understanding what we’ve got in our game plan and executing as far as our practice was concerned. He seemed like himself. He didn’t seem stressed. He didn’t seem anything out of the ordinary.
Q: Do you feel he takes too large of the share of the blame for a 0-5 team?
A: I think that’s naturally how he is. He’s so proud of the way he plays and wants to play great each and every week and when things go the opposite way… The type of person he is, he takes a lot of that blame. But that’s not the way it is. It’s everyone. It’s the receivers. It’s the offensive line. It’s everyone that’s to blame for some of these losses and some of the things that have happened out there, but it’s a full team effort. It’s not just one guy. You can’t just put the blame on one person.
Q: How frustrating has it been to be in these games even though they have ended up lopsided games?
A: It’s a little frustrating knowing that all of these games, all we had to do is finish strong and finish the way people are used to us finishing, and that’s winning the fourth quarter and dominating time of possession and things of that nature, and we’re not doing that. It’s pretty frustrating, but we understand that one of these games have to turn for us. One of these games has to be the one where we minimize our turnovers and minimize our penalties and are able to break through and get to the other side and win a ballgame.
Source: New York Giants Media