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Strahan rips Giants: "They should be ashamed of themselves"

Michael Strahan returns the love as he is

Michael Strahan returns the love as he is inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor. (Oct. 3, 2010) Credit: David Pokress

The Giants are trying to put the loss to the Eagles in the past. A past Giant is talking about it now.

Former Giants great and current FOX analyst Michael Strahan leveled the team for blowing a 31-10 lead midway through the fourth quarter on Sunday.

“I’m not apologizing for that, they should be ashamed of themselves,” Strahan said in comments distributed by the network. “You look at that game and wonder how it got out of hand for the Giants. They got soft and relaxed. They thought ‘we got it.’ With eight minutes to go, they’re up by 21 and give up an easy touchdown to Brent Celek and all of a sudden the blitzes looked like ‘whoever gets there gets there’ [lackadaisical] instead of ‘I’m going to make that play and not wait for someone to make that play. Then when it came time to pick it up, they couldn’t. The end of the game was fitting because you don’t let a team back in when you’re up like that.”

Strahan said that the Giants need to learn how to close games.

“The Giants have not finished, I don’t know if they know how to finish, and they need to learn how if they expect to do anything this year,” he said. “You have to have a killer instinct. You have to finish teams.”

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