Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin on the field after the game. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Giants 38-0 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Coughlin: Giants' effort is there

The New York Giants have gotten off to one of their worst starts in team history. They started the season with a 36-31 loss to the rival Dallas Cowboys, then were defeated by quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 41-23. It all came to a head in arguably the most embarrassing loss in the history of the franchise, a 38-0 defeat at the hands of quarterback Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Their perceived lack of effort in Sunday’s game have led many pundits and critics to question whether or not the Giants simply quit.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin doesn’t think the team has quit.

“It’s a different story when you’re getting your butt kicked,” Coughlin said via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “I think the effort was there. Of course, there’s no result to show for it. The defense gave good effort, special teams gave good effort. The offense was giving the effort. We’re just getting manhandled.”

Coughlin is right about one thing. They’re certainly getting manhandled. The Giants will attempt to begin to right the ship when they travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs Sunday at 1:00 pm EST.

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