When a team starts a season 0-4, as the New York Giants have in 2013, players in the locker room can certainly point the blame at many people, including the head coach.
If that happens in the Giants locker room, defensive end Justin Tuck will take matters into his own hands.
After a 31-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Tuck made it clear that there will be dire consequences for any one turning his back on head coach Tom Coughlin.
“If anyone turns on our coach, I would be the first one to punch him in the mouth,” Tuck said to the New York Daily News. “And put that in print. It better not happen, I know that.”
The Giants know they have an uphill battle ahead of them. No team has made the playoffs after starting 0-4 since the San Diego Chargers in 1992. The team is also giving up a league-high 36.5 points a game.
"We are going to find a way to right this ship or we are going to die trying,” Tuck said. “I know I am.”