Giants, Logan Ryan ready to become winners once again

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One of the major goals of the New York Giants this season is to reverse the culture of losing. Many of the veterans are hoping to change the losing narrative that has permeated the organization the last eight years.

“You’ve got to keep from losing before you can start winning,” said safety Logan Ryan, a two-time Super Bowl champion. “We’re all 0-0, so we haven’t had an opportunity to lose or win, but we’re going to see.”

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And just how can the Giants flip the script?

“I think we’re a lot smarter. I honestly feel like – speaking on my behalf and the defense and just as a team – I think we’re a lot smarter than we were at this point last year. At this point last year, I was learning names and trying to figure out what position I was going to play,” he said. “I’m just so much farther ahead in this system with this team and my teammates understanding their strengths and weaknesses. That’s what these next two weeks are about, or 10 days or whatever is it until Denver, it’s about getting a good game plan and learning it so we can execute it to win the game.”

The Giants have logged in seven losing seasons over the last eight years, the only exception being 2016 when they finished 11-5 under then first-year head coach Ben McAdoo. They lost in the wildcard round of the playoffs that year to Green Bay after the infamous ‘boat trip’ incident.

Since then, they’ve gone 18-46. That’s a lot of losing to overcome.

After winning Super Bowl XLVI in February of 2012, the Giants went 28-36 over the next four years leading to Tom Coughlin’s unceremonious exit as head coach. Four head coaches later, they’re still stuck in the mud in the swamps of Jersey, so to speak.

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