Posted January 02, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Tom Coughlin
TEAMS: New York Giants
A year ago, Rolle criticized Tom Coughlin as being uptight and too strict. Now he's changed his tune. Amazing what a playoff berth can do for a guy's demeanor.

Tom Coughlin Actually Smiles

                                                                                                                                                     Can you believe it??  This is photographic evidence proving that Tom Coughlin has the ability...

Coughlin: Defensive simplicity more complex

There’s 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 doesn’t think the schemes have been dumbed down, it’s just that the players have wised up. And gotten healthy, too.

NY Giants mouthy safety Antrel Rolle, no-nonsense coach Tom Coughlin finally connecting as Big Blue prepares for playoffs

RON ANTONELLI/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSSafety Antrel Rolle's having a ball after settling in with Tom Coughlin.By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 1/3/12

Giants put finishing touch on NFC East crown

Go ahead and admit it. For a while there, you were nervous. When the Giants were turning a 21-0 lead into a 21-14 lead you had visions of the Eagles disaster last year. Tom Coughlin might have had a few flashbacks, too. “There were some times tonight when it was a little nerve-wracking,” ...

Giants' Antrel Rolle has come to appreciate Tom Coughlin

'I was a little stubborn,' Rolle said

Rolle: Coughlin's future motivation for Giants

Antrel Rolle says Tom Coughlin's uncertain future was motivation for Giants.

The Fifth Down: Schottenheimer, Coughlin and Jaguars

Brian Schottenheimer may be the next Jaguars coach. The outgoing Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver said he regretted firing Tom Coughlin.

Cowboys' season ends after loss to Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants won an all-or-nothing game to claim the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys 31-14 on Sunday night. The regular season went down to the last game, and it was coach Tom Coughlin's Giants (9-7) who won the NFC East and returned to the postseason for the first time...

Chemistry Isn't the Jets' Biggest Problem

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...

Giants Finish Regular Season Playing Like Champions

For the past three seasons, Giant fans have been wondering where the magic that brought them a Super Bowl victory had gone. Last night, it returned, like a long, lost uncle with a bagful of goodies. The pass rush has resurfaced and Eli Manning is playing like a Super Bowl MVP again. They took the NFC crown and enter the playoffs a very dangerous team. Next up: the Atlanta Falcons...

Rolle credits Grant with helping him

Antrel Rolle spoke glowingly this week about Tom Coughlin and how he has come around and changed the way he views his coaching style. But he also spoke about how he's changed his own playing style and credited veteran safety Deon Grant for that.
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