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Tom Coughlin prefers good football to good vibes

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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.

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7 Responses to “Tom Coughlin prefers good football to good vibes”
  1. jbl429 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:27 PM

    Play well and the sidelines will be pumped up. It’s hard to get excited when the team on the field is turning over the ball at a record rate and the QB is running for his life every time he drops back.

  2. bach2112 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:36 PM

    Pickalicious can’t carry the team. The team as always carried him. The MVPs of the SBs were that defensive line. Now all we are going to see is Manning face pics all season. Welcome to Romo world Eli no RBs and no Online.

  3. njgiants says: Sep 18, 2013 12:50 PM

    bach2112 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:36 PM

    Pickalicious can’t carry the team. The team as always carried him. The MVPs of the SBs were that defensive line. Now all we are going to see is Manning face pics all season. Welcome to Romo world Eli no RBs and no Online.

    You mean the same Pickalicious that had close 5k yards passing and 31 TDs during the 2011 Super Bowl season? Oh and his defense was ranked 31st that year. Sure he’s streaky and throws INTs like they are going out of style sometimes but you cannot say that the defense carried that team in 2011. He was lights out in the playoffs.

  4. eagleswin says: Sep 18, 2013 2:07 PM

    Eli Manning leads the league in turnovers. Maybe you should bench him and sign a scrub off the street to start and see how that works out. Teach Eli a lesson that you seem so keen on teaching Wilson.

    Coughlin and Jacobs were the only 2 people on the planet that were happy that jacobs got as many carries as Wilson and that Wilson was the least used of the 3 RBs.

    I don’t recall Tiki Barber, who I think, led the league in turnovers by an RB was ever benched.

    Go ahead and keep giving Scott and Jacobs who combined for 12 caries for 6 yards all the carries.

    If you believe so much in Scott and Jacobs that they are getting the bulk of the work maybe you could trade Wilson for a 6th round pick to someone. He obviously has no value to you and i’m sure other teams could use a starting running back.

    The way Coughlin has handled the running backs is questionable to say the least.

    Eli can’t continue to try to chuck 50 passes a game. Well he can and it would be fun to watch from an opponents point of view.

  5. n0hopeleft says: Sep 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    bach2112 says:
    Sep 18, 2013 12:36 PM
    Pickalicious can’t carry the team. The team as always carried him. The MVPs of the SBs were that defensive line. Now all we are going to see is Manning face pics all season. Welcome to Romo world Eli no RBs and no Online.

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    What did the Giants rank in rushing in their 2011 Superbowl run, genius?

    Do you actually watch football?

  6. n0hopeleft says: Sep 18, 2013 4:37 PM

    bach2112 says:
    Sep 18, 2013 12:36 PM
    Pickalicious can’t carry the team. The team as always carried him. The MVPs of the SBs were that defensive line. Now all we are going to see is Manning face pics all season. Welcome to Romo world Eli no RBs and no Online.

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    If the Giants had such great defense, then Eli wouldn’t lead all QB’s in history in 4th quarter comebacks… Therefore, your point from both angles is completely BONE HEADED.

  7. justintuckrule says: Sep 18, 2013 4:45 PM

    My brethren Giants’ fans cannot help themselves responding to trolls. smh

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