Giants’ Mark Glowinski knows the pain of missing a playoff opportunity

That warning comes straight from Mark Glowinski, the veteran offensive lineman who has started every Giants game this season at right guard.

Mind business this Sunday because otherwise bad things can happen.

“Sometimes things slip through your fingers and you want to get them back,” Glowinski said after practice on Wednesday.

The Giants have a berth in the NFC Tournament within their grasp, needing a win in their last two games to produce the franchise’s first playoff appearance in six years. The first crack at that comes Sunday against the Colts at MetLife Stadium.

“You don’t want to relive a moment over and over again on the wrong side,” Glowinski said. “You want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to run the plays that are in front of you to take the guesswork out.”

Glowinski knows all too well what can happen when a team doesn’t enjoy the task at hand. Seeing the Colts across the field this weekend will awaken a memory that Glowinski would rather not be woken up.

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He was in his fifth and final year with the Colts in the 2021 season and the prospects of entering the playoffs looked bright. The Colts had rebounded from a 1-4 start to win eight of 10 games and entered Week 17 needing a win in their last two games to qualify for the playoffs. They lost at home to the Raiders on a last-second basket.

Still, the Colts appeared safe and sound. All they had to do was beat the Jaguars 2-14 to keep playing. The Colts didn’t come close, losing 26-11 at Jacksonville to finish 9-8 and stay at home for the playoffs.

“You could tell very early on what was going on,” Glowinski said. “Even the week before we had to win that game as well, so it’s not like it was that last game. It definitely comes back to that point, it’s your playoff game. Anything we can do to make sure we’re maximizing every moment, every game to put ourselves in this situation.

“I think it’s more about not taking anyone lightly, making sure you’re in the moment, making sure you run your plays, making sure it comes down to fundamentals and technique. , to make sure you want more.”

Last offseason, Glowinski signed a three-year, $18.3 million contract as new general manager Joe Schoen’s first step in rebuilding the offensive line. Glowinski’s performance was solid and unspectacular, but he was a reliable play, playing every snap in 13 of his 15 games.

Looks like Glowinski is eager to recount the misery he went through a year ago to his new team as the Giants prepare to face his old team.

“All I can do is refresh everyone, use whatever time I’ve had in the past for win-loss situations to remind guys this is here,” Glowinski said. , “and right now and we have to execute and make sure we give everything we can.

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