New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2019Examples of Giants culture change are easy to seeNew Womens Janoris Jenkins Jersey ,281commentsWill that establish a foundation that will eventually lead to winning?EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Examples of Giants culture change are easy to seeTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesDave Gettleman made it plain when he was introduced as general manager of the New York Giants in late December of 2017 that changing the culture of a losing team with a fractured locker room was at the top of his to-do list.Football is the ultimate team game. You throw 11 guys out there on offense, one guy makes a mistake, youre second and 15. You throw 11 guys out there on defense, one guy makes a mistake, the official is doing this (touchdown signal). Its the ultimate team game. Culture is critical, Gettleman said at the time, a mantra he has often repeated. These guys have to know when they step on the field that the guy right, the guy left, the guy behind, the guy in front has got their back and were going to build that kind of a culture.Examples of the kind of culture Gettleman has attempted to are everywhere around the Giants.Saquon Barkley is the one player on the roster who really should be considered a brand, but Barkley spoke at the beginning of training camp about the importance of a team first mentality, and from everything I have seen I believe he is sincere about that.Dexter Lawrence asking to room with Daniel Jones for the express purpose of helping him deal with the slings and arrows being tossed his his is an act of maturity beyond Lawrences 21 years.Sterling Shepard practicing with a broken thumb might not be smart, but it is an example of a guy putting team before self in trying to get ready to help the Giants at the beginning of the season.Julian Love, while learning two positions Riley Dixon Jersey , telling me that he has been helped by veterans that arent very standoff-ish is another.The impact of Kevin Zeitler and his no-nonsense attitude that is rubbing off on teammates is yet another.Nate Solder, Michael Thomas, Antoine Bethea, Alec Ogletree, Mike Remmers, Russell Shepard and Cody Latimer are all players who bring a seriousness, a work ethic, aattitude to the locker room. There are others, those are the ones that quickly come to mind.In addition to Barkley, younger players like Will Hernandez, Evan Engram and Jabrill Peppers are growing into leadership roles.Gettleman has admitted that he insists his scouting department learns the character of players the Giants are considering drafting. Here is what he said at the conclusion of the 2019 draft:You know, its part of the evaluation process, and I bang on our scouts big time, youve got to vet these guys out. Very honestly http://www.giantslockerroom.com/authent … -jr-jersey , these are the kinds of kids we want to bring in here, smart, intelligent kids who hate to lose, and thats what were looking for.Judging from the kind of players he has signed in free agency, Id say that philosophy applies there, as well.Im reminded of this offseason quote from Gettleman:Part of the responsibility of a general manager is to eliminate distractions. Im not saying you can never take a chance on a guy. Part of the responsibility of a general manager is to eliminate distractions, allow players to play and coaches to coach.And this one, issued right before the draft:Building a roster is not just about collecting talent. It is not just about how fast, strong or talented a player is, but does he fit athletically, intellectually and culturally into what you are trying to accomplish, that is to win a Super Bowl.The goal seems to be to acquire good players who are also good people and can help the Giants establish the identity they want, and the Giants roster shows an obvious effort to do that. Yes, there is the four-game Golden Tate suspension and the Kamrin Moore suspension related to an alleged domestic violence incident to deal with Nate Solder Jersey , but no NFL team is a City of Angels. Yes, there is the potential distraction of the Eli-Manning-Daniel Jones situation, but both are class guys who have been and will continue handle it with diplomacy.Will it all lead to winning?Gettleman says talent sets the stage. Character sets the ceiling.I dont know yet if the Giants have the talent. I think they have some of it, but perhaps not yet enough. Im pretty sure they have the character.Thats a pretty good start.Where it all leads, nobody knows. Gettleman, though, has started by arming the Giants with the kind of people he believes can guide the Giants back to a winning track. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) In a game when Drew Brees didnt throw a touchdown and NFL leading receiver Michael Thomas was limited to four catches, the New Orleans Saints won with other options Alvin Kamara and a defense that didnt live up to its much-maligned status.Kamara ran for three second-half touchdowns, Wil Lutz matched his career high with four field goals and the Saints defense shut down the New York Giants after giving up an early touchdown in a 33-18 win on Sunday.This was a complete game, everything came together, said Kamara, who ran for 134 yards and scored on runs of 9, 4 and 49 yards. Lutz making big kicks Womens Rhett Ellison Jersey , those were as big as anything. The defense came up big, the O-line did a great job. That was the big difference. You know, the running game has been building. I just get behind those big guys and we get some big runs.The win was the third straight for the Saints (3-1) and it sent the offensively inept Giants to their third loss in four games under new coach Pat Shurmur. New York is averaging just over 20 points 27 came in the win at Houston and this was a season low.It seems like it shouldnt be this hard but it is, said New York star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. We got to come with the energy like our game last week. Its not one person doing this or one person doing that. Its got to be everybody. Weve just got to stick together Its definitely not the results we want, the outcome. Its not the way we want to play.If there was a surprise, it was the Saints defense, which came in ranked 30th in the league. After giving up a 2-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard on the Giants opening drive, New Orleans limited New York to a 33-yard field goal by Aldrick Rosas in the third quarter and a late 1-yard TD run by Saquon Barkley , followed by a 2-point conversion pass from Manning to Shepard.The defense allowed only four plays of 20 or more yards after giving up 37 points in an overtime win over Atlanta last weekend.What pressure would there be on us? said Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan. There was no place to go but up. We talked about trying to get better as a defense and we take every game as a challenge.The Saints certainly met this challenge.The anticipated shootout between the 39-yard old Brees and the 37-year-old Manning never materialized.Brees, who came in needing 418 yards passing to break Peyton Mannings NFL career mark, finished 18 of 32 for 217 yards. Manning was 31 of 41 for 255 yards as the Giants (1-3) finished with just 299 total yards.We got off to a good start, had a good drive, Manning said. We thought were capable of moving the ball and making plays on this team. We just werent able to do it. Lutz connected from 42, 34 Sterling Shepard Jersey , 37 and 26 in the first half. Kamara stretched the lead to 19-7 with 9-yard run that capped a nine-play, 69-yard drive on New Orleans opening possession of the second half.The 49-yard run capped a 97-yard drive for the Saints after Ted Ginn Jr. bobbled a kickoff following the Barkley score. The Saints had drives of 74 and 80 on the other touchdowns and finished the game with 392 total yards.Rosas closed the gap to 19-10 in the third quarter, but the Saints took control with Kamaras final two TD runs in the fourth quarter.The Giants had scored on the opening possession with Manning capping a 10-play, 75-yard drive with his short TD pass to Shepard. After that, New York gained 22 yards the rest of the half.TRICK PLAYSSaints coach Sean Payton used backup quarterback Taysom Hill in a number of roles. He completed a 10-yard pass on a fake punt on New Orleans second possession. It set up Lutzs first field goal. He also threw an incompletion on a red zone pass, had four runs for 28 yards, and returned a kickoff for 16 yards. Coming into the game, he had not thrown a pass and had three rushes for 39 yards.INJURIES:Saints: No injuries were announced.Giants: Beckham finished the first half in the locker room getting an IV. He returned in the second half and finished with seven receptions for 60 yards.UP NEXTSaints: Home against Washington for a Monday night game on Oct. 8.Giants: At Carolina next Sunday.