While his players are talking about “passion and energy” that might have been missing during the Giants’ 0-2 start, coach Tom Coughlin is taking a less emotional response.
“I’d like to see better play,” Coughlin said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “I think there’ll be plenty of emotion. We’d all like to be able to see that. I’d like to be able to say that as well. But the fact of the matter is we need to play better.”
Coughlin said he didn’t have a problem with Antrel Rolle saying there was a “lack of excitement on the sideline,” or defensive end Justin Tuck saying they needed a “spark.”
But he’s also a football coach, more given to the clincial reasons for their winlessness.
“I know the guys who said that are trying to encourage that on the sideline, and that’s a good thing and I’m all for that,” Coughlin said. “That would be a very, very good example of more people being involved in singleness of purpose. One team.”
Of course, being able to run the ball, or sack a quarterback, or not turn it over a prodigious rates would help.
The Giants have allowed more points (77) than they’ve totaled rushing yards (73), they have two (2.0) sacks and Eli Manning has thrown seven interceptions already.
But yeah, passion is the problem.