Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/5/13

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants talks with field judge Scott Edwards about a play against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on December 13, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was taping an interview for the YES Network this afternoon and answered questions on a varying amount of topics. Plaxico Burress came up and Coughlin pulled no punches in describing that situation.  Coughlin according to the Star Ledger feels that Burress shooting himself in the leg ruined that 2008 season, and he thinks the Giants would have won the Super Bowl that year as well. Coughlin said when he thinks of the Giants’ 2008 season, he can’t help but first recall Plaxico Burress’ self-shooting. At the time, the Giants were 11-1, but ended up losing to the Eagles in the playoffs. Had that incident not occurred, Coughlin said he was certain the team would repeat as Super Bowl champs. “We were the best team in the NFL at the time of the shooting,” Coughlin said.
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