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Coughlin: Jets can have the headlines, New Yorkers know who won

Tom Coughlin AP

The Jets have dominated the headlines in New York this month by “passing” on Peyton Manning, signing Mark Sanchez to a contract extension and trading for Tim Tebow. Giants coach Tom Coughlin is fine with that.

At the league meeting, Coughlin offered up what, for him, passes as trash talk toward the Jets, noting that it’s fine for the other New York team to get all the attention because the Giants are the ones holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

You know who won the Super Bowl even if we’re not on front page. New Yorkers know,” Coughlin said.

Asked about the Jets’ quarterback situation, Coughlin took another little stab at the Jets, noting that he’s been satisfied with Eli Manning for years and hasn’t needed to worry about things like flirting with Eli’s brother, giving Sanchez a vote of confidence or putting a Wildcat quarterback on the field for 20 snaps a game.

“I don’t have a lot of experience with that,” Coughlin said. “Once you start to develop your guy, you like him to have the ball in his hand.”

Asked if Coughlin would ever consider removing Manning for 20 snaps a game to run the Wildcat, Coughlin scoffed, “With our guy?”

New Yorkers know which quarterback in town would never get pulled for a Wildcat gimmick, and it’s the one who won the Super Bowl MVP.

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49 Responses to “Coughlin: Jets can have the headlines, New Yorkers know who won”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Mar 29, 2012 8:54 AM

    Do you remember when your grumpy granddad suddenly turned cool? Wasn’t that great?

  2. psuravens19 says: Mar 29, 2012 8:57 AM

    And to think most Giant fans wanted this guy fired… Idiots.

  3. cali49er707 says: Mar 29, 2012 8:57 AM

    now i know why this team couldn’t stop yappin their mouths all year, looks like the coach definitely leads by example!!!

  4. ttommytom says: Mar 29, 2012 8:59 AM

    Jets fans are those people who can’t get Giant’s tickets.

    Second class citizens. It’s just the way it is.

    How many times does this need to be said?

  5. nfl fan says: Mar 29, 2012 8:59 AM

    Can’t argue with the results, the Lombardi’s speak volumes.

  6. mightyleemoon says: Mar 29, 2012 8:59 AM

    I liked the Giants better when they kept their mouths shut. Trophy or not…keep talking and they’ll eventually just be known as Jets 2.0.

  7. LoCoSu@%s says: Mar 29, 2012 8:59 AM

    LOL – The Jets really got under Coughlin’s skin.

  8. buhbay1c says: Mar 29, 2012 9:00 AM

    See Rex, if you didn’t talk so much you wouldn’t have a old-school guy like Coughlin zinging your team.

  9. queensnyvegas says: Mar 29, 2012 9:02 AM

    yes they sure do the new york football giants who had to beat americas team twice to win the super bowl go giants

  10. itspartofthegame says: Mar 29, 2012 9:02 AM

    Classic Coughlin. Love the guy.

  11. rjg427 says: Mar 29, 2012 9:02 AM

    Makes me proud to be a giants fan…

  12. rufustfireflyjr says: Mar 29, 2012 9:05 AM

    BAM!!

  13. jenniferxxx says: Mar 29, 2012 9:05 AM

    Ever wonder why Belichick says basically nothing to the press? This is why.

  14. vikingdoode says: Mar 29, 2012 9:57 AM

    Coughlin is the turtle and Rex is the hare….Turtle always win the race.

  15. TaiwanMike says: Mar 29, 2012 9:58 AM

    No team that had an indisputable great QB would go out and get Tebow. You don’t take snaps away from someone who you know is great to give them to someone who might be good. It just doesn’t make sense. You only pick up Tebow if you have less than 100% confidence in your starter, which the Jets have (lost confidence, I mean).

  16. petehemlock says: Mar 29, 2012 9:59 AM

    That’s so 3 days ago. We know who the va-Giants are.

  17. geo1113 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:05 AM

    All this stuff really gets stupid. Different people are different. Somoene asks Coughlin a question, he scowls and says little. Someone asks Ryan a question he gives a flamboyant answer. Who cares. Cowboys won 3 Super Bowls with Jerry Jones as an owner. How about the old Oakland Raiders who were always in the news for the wrong thing, yet winning. He was a media hound. How about the 85 Bears with Ditka. Bill Parcels anyone. In Philly Andy Reid gets headlines because he doesn’t say anything. And, the biggest football headline I can remember is Joe Namath guaranteeing a Super Bowl win and he and his team won.

    Translation – headlines or no headlines really, it really doesn’t matter. You can be successful either way and you can be unsuccessful either way.

  18. marty2019 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:06 AM

    Coughlin has a point. The QB is the most important player on the field. There is no good reason to pull your quarterback off the field, unless you really think a second string QB running the wildcat has a better chance of success than your 1st string QB running the regular offense. It makes no sense, if you have any faith in your quarterback at all.

  19. fwippel says: Mar 29, 2012 10:07 AM

    It does appear that one New York football team is more obsessed with reading their own headlines than what they accomplish on the field.

    Kind of like the teenager or young adult that walks around with a mohawk hoping everyone will pay attention to him. Then you have the maturing adult who keeps working hard and gets things accomplished.

    One gets noticed for how odd they look; the other gets noticed for actually achieving greatness.

  20. danwahl80 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:09 AM

    Sometimes you gotta slap little brother and remind him of his place.

  21. lennydpocketqb says: Mar 29, 2012 10:10 AM

    When Coughlin was first signed on as the Giants head coach, I was very tired of hires from the Parcells coaching tree. I bitched a lot about him and his methods. Then in February of 2008 I took a Lombardi to the knee and haven’t questioned a decision since.

  22. trueski21 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:11 AM

    See Rex, you can say whatever you want when you back it up.

  23. reppster says: Mar 29, 2012 10:13 AM

    Well said!

  24. buckhuckster says: Mar 29, 2012 10:13 AM

    Does Coach Coughlin drink Dos Equis beer?

  25. muir6 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:13 AM

    Ever wonder why Belichick can beat Coughlin

  26. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:13 AM

    It’s the “tortoise,” not the turtle, but decent analogy.

  27. dtr3e says: Mar 29, 2012 10:16 AM

    Coughlin is right. And the jets are fools. The reason the jets struggled last yr wasnt because of Sanchez it was because the o-line was horrible last yr. Mangold going down was huge, and Wayne Hunter couldnt block even if his life depended on it. The jets need to stop signing every flashy name that comes available and start signing some depth on the lines

  28. gmen1987 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:16 AM

    The Giants don’t have a coach that has naked pictures of his wife on the internet and wants to watch other guys do her. The Giants don’t have a QB that dates underage girls. The Giants don’t have a player who has 6 kids in 3 years by 5 different women. The Giants don’t have a freak virgin QB who completes less than 50% of his passes, but had plenty of fangirls.

    All the Giants have is those boring Lombardi Trophys. I will take that. Let the Jets be circus and the train wreck they are.

  29. blaz0037 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:58 AM

    anyone remember the NY fans booing Eli after 1 three-and-out on MNF? Hilarious. NY fans….smh.

  30. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 29, 2012 10:58 AM

    Boom… Roasted!

    from your Big Blue Brother

  31. bigbluewreckincrew says: Mar 29, 2012 10:59 AM

    Breaking news! Jets are signing The Rock to play DE!
    Nothing sweeter than seeing the Giants winning it all & the back pages of the Post & Daily News still covering the NY Jests.
    Big blue does better being under the radar and letting those goofballs in green keep doing what they do

  32. jimyritz says: Mar 29, 2012 11:01 AM

    Giants manage to win a Super Bowl, Jets manage to get back page of Post…

  33. clamnewton says: Mar 29, 2012 11:08 AM

    I must have missed something. The Super Bowl is played in the summer, and the Jets have won the past two. Just Google “Rex Ryan Super Bowl” and read all about it.

  34. jetsmark says: Mar 29, 2012 11:09 AM

    Somebody tell that old, grumpy man to take that Lombardi trophy and brush his disgusting yellow teeth with it. And then you know what he can do with it. What a d-bag!!!

  35. blaz0037 says: Mar 29, 2012 11:11 AM

    don’t the NYC fans get it? Coughlin is a great coach. But that doesn’t mean he will win you 10 games every year. Is that to complex to understand? You can’t throw him under the bus the moment things turn bad if he has won you now 2 Super Bowl titles.

  36. dynaco says: Mar 29, 2012 11:12 AM

    He can say no all he wants, but the old man seems to be a little peeved over those pesky flyboys.

  37. situsavaisprier says: Mar 29, 2012 11:21 AM

    He was asked a question that was about all of the attention the Jets were receiving and he gave that great answer. It’s not like Coughlin went on top of the Empire State Building and started proclaiming this.

    I feel that after all he’s been through, after all the criticsm he has endured even by fans of the team, he can pretty much say something like this and it is just fine. Keep up the great work Coughlin and thanks for simply tweaking your style, and not changing it.

  38. mullman7675 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:04 PM

    cali49er707 says:
    Mar 29, 2012 8:57 AM
    now i know why this team couldn’t stop yappin their mouths all year, looks like the coach definitely leads by example!!!

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    Too funny. Don’t be bitter 9er fan, your beloved franchise has seen its fair share of success. Besides, your head coach seems to be prone to chirping every so often. The obvious difference being Coughlin’has hardware and Harbaugh has yet to add to the legacy.

  39. borg30 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:13 PM

    @jetsmark, child please…

    It will be 44 years this year without a Superbowl again for the jest fans!!!!

  40. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 29, 2012 12:14 PM

    For those of you unable or unwilling to read what was written everything the champion coach said was in responce to a question.

    Did he have some fun with it sure he did as would any normal person who just did what no one thought could be done
    9-7

    Kill the Falcons
    Wreck havoc in Green Bay
    And beat what I consider the best D in the 49ers
    Then go to Indy and once again for the second time school Billy B and Tommy B and once again be the Best team in all of pro football.

    While I know there are sinner fans down in NO who will say that the Giants did not beat them which is true but of course the Giants did beat the team that knocked the sinners out of the hunt.

    So for you bitter fans of the other 31 teams
    DEAL with it the NY FOOTBALL GIANTS ARE THE CHAMPIONS ONCE AGAIN

    And once again Eli Manning is the MVP
    so you all make your remarks while we look forward to opening day seeing the trophy and cheering our champions.
    I do not care if we even make the playoffs this year would rather be out of the hunt for a few years and win it all then always get oh so close and choke.

  41. bigpara says: Mar 29, 2012 12:20 PM

    Jetsmark, hating much. Guess what that yellow teeth d bag out coached that sloppy looking foot loving coach of the Jets. Jets fans should be thanking Coughlin, his team ended any hopes that they had to make the playoffs, Jets would of been embarrassed in the playoffs.

  42. philtration says: Mar 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    geo1113 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:05 AM

    All this stuff really gets stupid. Different people are different. Somoene asks Coughlin a question, he scowls and says little. Someone asks Ryan a question he gives a flamboyant answer. Who cares. Cowboys won 3 Super Bowls with Jerry Jones as an owner. How about the old Oakland Raiders who were always in the news for the wrong thing, yet winning. He was a media hound. How about the 85 Bears with Ditka. Bill Parcels anyone. In Philly Andy Reid gets headlines because he doesn’t say anything. And, the biggest football headline I can remember is Joe Namath guaranteeing a Super Bowl win and he and his team won.

    Translation – headlines or no headlines really, it really doesn’t matter. You can be successful either way and you can be unsuccessful either way.

    ===================================

    You forgot one important thing here.
    The Jets have not won or even played in a Super Bowl since 1968.
    Comparing them to these other teams or coaches is like apples and oranges.
    They talk a lot and never back it up and that is what makes them a joke.

  43. bspurloc says: Mar 29, 2012 12:38 PM

    the jets dont have a coach with nakeds of a wife on the net either… it was FOOT FETISH sites…
    wow talk about totally missing the comedic point of it all….

    The giants had plaxico catching a ball in the last seconds to WIN the SB and jacobs tossing his helmet into the stands angrily….
    your comment makes no sense….

    GO GIANTS… 18-1

    dont forget to delete the one I am replying too…
    gmen1987 says: Mar 29, 2012 10:16 AM

    The Giants don’t have a coach that has naked pictures of his wife on the internet and wants to watch other guys do her. The Giants don’t have a QB that dates underage girls. The Giants don’t have a player who has 6 kids in 3 years by 5 different women. The Giants don’t have a freak virgin QB who completes less than 50% of his passes, but had plenty of fangirls.

  44. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 29, 2012 1:04 PM

    Scoreboard!

  45. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Mar 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    Haven’t seen the Giants going after people in free agency and they aren’t drafting very high… They just lost Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham who were both big players in the Super Bowl last year. These two weren’t the best players on the team but they were solid go-to-guys when the other team is busy defending the stars. A lot of teams have a huge difference in talent between their starters and reserves.

  46. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 29, 2012 1:31 PM

    The only difference between the Giants and the Jets is rings, the Giants never shut the hell up either.

    @ttimmytim

    The Giants wish they had the type of fanbase the Jets have, they turn into the “crying Giants fan” at the first sign of adversity. Be honest, how many of you Giants fans thought the season was over by week 15? How many of you wanted Coughlin gone? Eli? Say what you will, but Jets fans love the team no matter what.

  47. Mike Bonserio says: Mar 29, 2012 3:40 PM

    2 superbowls in 5 years! thats all the talk you need…

  48. east96st says: Mar 29, 2012 3:48 PM

    “Say what you will, but Jets fans love the team no matter what.”

    Since the Jets haven’t even played in a Super Bowl since 1968, let alone won one, you really don’t have much of a choice, do you? Plus, before the new stadium was built, there was over a 25 year wait for Giants season tickets. That sounds like a lot “love” to me.

  49. jbl429 says: Mar 29, 2012 4:09 PM

    correction: won the Super Bowl MVP *twice*

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