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Another new segment here at GFB: our vaunted staff takes their weekly shots at giving you at what you want. This week, it’s about the performance of head coach Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese.
Rich Resch: Jerry Reese came under a lot of fire when he let Kevin Boss and Steve Smith walk, but the play of Victor Cruz and Jake Ballard are more than validating that decision. Although his draft class has not had much impact outside of the sixth-round linebackers, it is not fair to judge a draft class off of half of a year, especially when the top two picks suffered serious injuries. Reese scores major points for bringing in Steve Weatherford, who has been one of the best free agent pickups in the league. The upgrade over Matt Dodge is obvious from watching just one game, and the Giants have enjoyed field position advantages they wouldn’t have dreamed of having last season. Reese must also be given credit for bringing back Mathias Kiwanuka, who has been one of the team’s most dynamic playe...
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According to a poll in the online version of the Sporting News, Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin is the coach NFL players would be least likely to play for.
Of 111 players polled, Coughlin was cited as the least popular of the 32 head coaches in the league.
Tony Sparano of the Miami Dolphins was second. Five-time Super Bowl ring recipient Bill Belichick was third.
The majority of...
Tom Coughlin is ready to move on. He was asked a question about the Patriots game today and recoiled. But for the rest of us, that game is still pretty relevant.
Tom Coughlin did not say anything about the recent turmoil at Penn State, but he did reflect a bit on the career of Joe Paterno at his press conference today.
Wed, 9 Nov 2011 16:39:22 CST
The Giants were able to beat the Patriots Sunday without two of their biggest contributors and offensive assets in RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks. Luckily they have some depth at the position and were able to get by with other players such as Cruz, Manningham, Jacobs and Ballard playing well.It’s only Monday but head coach Tom Coughlin said that there are some “encouraging...
http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/A-look-back-at-the-Giants-Win/5d2bcbba-8d64-48d4-8b0c-90870b44c034Coach Tom Coughlin and players take a look back at the win over the PatriotsBy Michael Eisen - Giants.com 11/8/11
Two sunrises since the Giants knocked off the Patriots and the town is still abuzz with football fever. Head coach Tom Coughlin was extremely garrulous in his Monday conference call, covering just about every aspect about Sunday’s game he could think of. But he was not about to bask in the victory. It was business as usual again for the Giants.
On the injury front, it appears no...
The giddiness from Sunday evening is starting to wear off, which means it is time for the Giants to start looking forward.
They should like what they see. They are 6-2 through the first eight games, in first place by two games over the Cowboys and they saw the Eagles fall another game behind in the standings with a miserable performance at home against the Bears on Monday night....
We’re working our way through the midseason awards, as determined by you. Next on the list? Coach of the year. The candidates are Giants coach Tom Coughlin, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, Packers coach Mike McCarthy, and Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Cast your vote below. And feel free to make your case…
Up next for the streaking Giants? A stretch of games that reads like an NFC playoff run, with tilts against the 49ers, Eagles, Saints and Packers. Yes, the Giants are 6-2 for the fifth time under Tom Coughlin, but we've been here before. Many of those teams crumbled in the second half of the season (Coughlin's 24-32 down the stretch since 2004), but Osi Umenyiora says this...