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Antrel Rolle says Tom Coughlin's uncertain future was motivation for Giants.
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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.
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.
In the ultimate statement game, Tom Coughlin may have been looking to make a statement Sunday night even before the opening kickoff.
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 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
Last January, Antrel Rolle unabashedly stated his desire to play for a coach like the rollicking Rex Ryan, citing the Jets' superior team chemistry.
Rolle, who wasn't having fun anymore, thought Giants coach Tom Coughlin was too uptight. But now, the veteran safety, in his second year with the...
While Jimmy Graham set a franchise record for catches in a season for New Orleans, Antrel Rolle helped lead the New York Giants into the playoffs with his performance against Dallas on Sunday night.Recaps: <ahref="http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/122611aaa.html"target="_blank">W16 |<ahref="http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports...
While the other team that occupies this stadium was doing a lot of backstabbing, the Giants were in a backslapping mood last night after dumping Jerry Jones’ Cowboys and taking the NFC East championship. Some quotes for your perusal….
“With my cleats on. That’s how I like to look at it, so yeah.”
- WR Victor Cruz when asked if he was really 6’1″
Tom Coughlin on Cruz…...
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...