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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur provides a strict ultimatum for his struggling ballclub ahead of their Week 10 matchup.

Firm, fair, honest, and demanding. That was the code that former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin lived by. It’s a reasonable code, one to put his players on the right track in all aspects of the game. Now, in 2019, it seems Pat Shurmur could be utilizing those same guidelines.

This week, Shurmur met with his team, a group of players who’ve started the season 2-7. Ultimately, he wants to see these guys show up and show out on the field. If not, then some individuals may not even see the field.

After the meeting, players, who wished to remain anonymous, commented on some of the things Shurmur said to them.

“Guys understand those mistakes are unacceptable and if individuals don’t get it corrected, they probably won’t be playing anymore,” one player said, per Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media.

“It’s make it or break it for all of us,” another player mentioned.

It’s a fair message, which is one of the adjectives in the original code Coughlin lived by. This team has succumbed to five straight losses and need to portray some sort of urgency to even place themselves on the right track. If they suffer one more defeat, it’s one more non-winning season, what would be the sixth in the last seven years for this organization.

Luckily, the Giants are facing a team going through similar struggles. The New York Jets are 1-7, looking about as lost in this league as Big Blue is. If the Giants don’t pull off this victory, the end of Shurmur’s tenure could be right around the corner.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.