A heavy Strahan

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:11 AM ET

You can flip a coin over which team is in the bigger mess right now, the Giants or the 49ers. Sure, Buffalo, Cleveland and Detroit are all 0-3 but nobody expected them to do much if anything again this season.

On the other hand the 49ers are 0-3 after expecting to take over the top spot in a weak NFC West while the 1-2 Giants were expected to be a playoff contender in the always tough NFC east.

The Giants looked just dreadful in their 29-10 loss at home to the Titans, what with the Eli Manning interceptions and a total lack of team discipline that led to six personal fouls.

Last week, safety Antrel Rolle caused a stink when he publicly questioned the focus and heart of his new teammates but against Tennessee, everything that Rolle talked about was visible to all.

Now, former Giants great Michael Strahan is calling out the current players to stand up and be accountable, for someone to step forward and show some much-needed leadership.

"It doesn't look like they're having fun," Strahan said in a radio interview. "They're not looking inspired and (they're) undisciplined and all that stuff. Of course that's what everybody's thinking. That's what I'm thinking when I watch."

There is losing and then there is the way in which the Giants are losing. In their previous game against the Colts they threw in the towel early in a 38-14 drubbing.

"You just want to see a team that may be losing, but they are competitive," Strahan said. "For the Giants, when I look at games, it seems like they're coming unraveled at times when they usually used to handle it. you can't get down a little bit in the game and give the other team that momentum to finish you off. you've got to take that back.

"Somebody has to stand up at some point and take control of the team as a player."

It all adds more heat and pressure on coach Tom Coughlin as the Giants prep for a home game Sunday night against the 3-0 Chicago Bears.


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