Found January 04, 2012 on
T-Rock's Take On The Giants:
Thereâs been an assertion by several defensive players in recent weeks that the defense has been simplified and has allowed them to perform better (14 points allowed in each of the last two games, the two lowest totals by opponents all season). Tom Coughlin said he doesnât think the schemes have been dumbed down, itâs just that the players have wised up. And gotten healthy, too.
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The Giants won 10 games last year, but not the ones they needed in order to qualify for the playoffs. This season. they only won nine, but two of those wins were over the Dallas Cowboys – the team that turned out to be their direct competition for the NFC East title.
Instead of folding up their tent as the year wound down, the Giants retrained their minds to focus on finishing...
All year long Tom Coughlin stressed finishing.
He said it in almost every press conference with the reality that, to some degree, his job hung on the team's ability to summon up enough effort to close out the season playing well for the first time since they won the Super Bowl.
No matter how many games the Giants won in the first half, there was always a little bird on the...
Praise for Tom Coughlin and Perry Fewell
It wasn't even a year ago that Antrel Rolle was on a Miami radio station blasting Tom Coughlin's style of coaching, marveling at the "chemistry" that the Jets were showing, and insinuating that he would rather play for someone like Rex Ryan.
For 65-year-old Coughlin, retiring is not on the bucket list
Justin Tuck summed up the thoughts of a lot of observers when he spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon.
"We can definitely make a lot of noise in this run," Tuck said. "We’re only going to go as far as our quarterback and our defensive line take us."
There's been a groundswell of belief that wins over the Jets and Cowboys have positioned the Giants for...
Outspoken safety Antrel Rolle has officially bought in to the ways of head coach Tom Coughlin. After two years, I guess Coughlin wore him down – or he matured – or both..
Rolle said the two still don’t agree on everything, but the level of respect between the two men has increased this season.
“He understands me better as a player this year, and I respect him as a coach,”...
The concept of chemistry on a professional sports team is always a difficult one to fully wrap your head around.
Our current football landscape is a pretty good example of that. The Jets are being called a dysfunctional trainwreck by everyone in town for their 8-8 season while Tom Coughlin is being hailed as a man who knows how to keep a team together by pushing all the right buttons...