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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer In some ways Tom Coughlin has come full circle with the New York Giants.
Coughlin spoke of restoring Giants pride when he took over an underachieving team in 2004. His message Wednesday heading into what might be the final week of a very disappointing season is again about restoring pride.
It's not what anyone expected after the defending champions started the season 6-2. But this team bears no semblance of being either a champion or a contender, especially after losing the past two games to Atlanta and Baltimore by a combined 67-14.
The Giants (8-7) seemingly can't play any worse than they did in losing control of their playoff destiny in the last two weeks.
The Giants need to win Sunday against Philadelphia, have Minnesota and Chicago lose, and have Washington either beat or tie the Dallas Cowboys.
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With the slumping Giants facing a must-win game for even a hope at qualifying for the playoffs, head coach Tom Coughlin thinks players need to “resurrect a little bit of pride.”
Tom Coughlin knows this is how it goes, one year you’re the champ, the next you’re the chump. You can’t win them all, but you can win one for pride. The proud Giants need help to get into the playoffs, a little too much help to realistically sit on a wing of hope. However, Coughlin doesn’t quit and he won’ let his team go under either. “That’s what I talked to our...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
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New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck could be playing his final game with the team this weekend. Justin Tuck
Tuck could be released by the team this off-season. He has a meager three sacks this season after having just five sacks last season.
He is due to make $4.5 million next year in the final...
Even if the New York Giants fail to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in what could be their final game of the 2012 season they will still come out on top.
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The New York Giants have not definitively declared him out of Sunday's regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, but it seems like the season might be over for cornerback Prince Amukamara.
Amukamara missed practice again Thursday after playing only four snaps Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and head coach Tom Coughlin said the 2011 first-round draft pick,...
New York Giants' defensive coordinator Perry Fewell spoke on Thursday about his team's defensive shortcomings this season.
One season after winning the Super Bowl the New York Giants appear to be headed toward missing the playoffs. A large part of the reason is a disappointing defense that had not rushed the passer effectively, has surrendered too many big plays and is...
For years, Michael Boley has been a mainstay in the Giants defense, one of their most reliable linebackers but on Sunday, he saw a steep decrease in playing time. And on Wednesday, he admitted that the decline in snaps left him a little bit frustrated.
A little bit, he said. But coaches make the decision, were just employees . . .Thats what they felt like going with...
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, who missed last week's game at Baltimore with a shoulder injury, returned to the practice field today. Coach Tom Coughlin said Tuck would work in a limited capacity today, which would be a step up from last week, when he did not practice at all.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee/foot), WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), DL Chris Canty (knee) and CB Prince Amukamara...
When the New York Giants face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17 of the 2012 NFL season, they will do so with their playoff chances being on life support. The Giants need to not only defeat the Eagles, but need losses from the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings. They also may be preparing to play with Osi Umenyiora on their team for the final time.
“Is there a...
Congrats to DE Jason Pierre-Paul (2 time pro bowler), WR Victor Cruz (1 time pro bowler) and OG Chris Snee (4 time pro bowler) who all three were voted into the pro bowl.
JPP has a total of 6.5 sacks this season, even though the fans voted him to go to Hawaii and he shouldn't be in this game.
Victor Cruz is having a good season with 82 catches for 1040 receiving...
In the first hour of the Open Mike program from December 26, 2012, host Michael Cohen asks the tough questions about what has happened to the New York Giants this season after failing to show up the past two weeks in Atlanta and Baltimore. Karen Vankat, Giants fan and host of the Warning Track joins in.
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