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Mathias Kiwanuka: “Absolutely There’s Tension” Between Giants ‘O’ And ‘D’

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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The New York Giants are a mess, and a splintered and fractured team at this point in the season.

Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka confirmed on ESPN radio on Tuesday afternoon that there was real tension between the offense and defense during Sunday’s 23-0 loss to Seattle.

After the game, that tension turned into some post game finger pointing according to the Star Ledger. 

“Yeah,” Kiwanuka said. “Absolutely there’s tension. We’re human. We’re a team. We consider ourselves like a family. Any family there are going to be issues that come up. It’s about how you deal with it.

“In the heat of the game, things need to be said if somebody’s not getting the job done. Somebody needs to step up and tell them what is going on so we can get out of that fight with a win.”

“I have no problem with that. I think where it starts to get into trouble is where you get into things that are said, not behind somebody’s back, but when the other person isn’t there or (you) say something to somebody else about another player.

“That becomes an issue because that can get misconstrued and it takes a lot longer to get resolved whereas if you just go to somebody’s face … you can get it settled much faster.”

The Giants have simply been a shell of themselves all season.  When the offense was playing well, the defense wasn’t.  Now that the defense is making plays, the offense has gone into a hole.

Even worse, Eli Manning looks like a shell of himself.

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