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Tom Coughlin thinks Giants talked too much too

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After the Cowboys’ 24-21 victory over the Giants, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick said he’d never heard a team with a 4-6 record talk as much as the Giants, including guarantees of victory from cornerback Terrell Thomas and wide receiver Victor Cruz.

Scandrick expressed surprise that a team coached by Tom Coughlin would spend so much time flapping their gums since it didn’t seem like Coughlin’s style. Surprisingly, it didn’t stop at the end of the game as defensive end Justin Tuck took to Twitter to fire back at Cowboys fans by referencing past glories.

On Monday, Coughlin agreed with Scandrick. He said he would talk to the team this week about carrying themselves with the requisite humility for a losing team that’s playing out the string.

“‘Talk is cheap, play the game’ is my policy and I, quite frankly, was unaware of the two [guarantees] that were made and people made a big deal about,” Coughlin said, via the New York Daily News. “I don’t believe in that stuff. I think you play the game. I understand there was a little bit of it last week and I don’t believe in any of that.”

The Giants actually haven’t always been that quiet under Coughlin, but past years have seen them better equipped to back up their talk than they are this season. They aren’t able to do it this year, which should mean that Coughlin will be spared any further questions about boastfulness out of his locker room.

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25 Responses to “Tom Coughlin thinks Giants talked too much too”
  1. arwiv says: Nov 26, 2013 7:04 AM

    Hey Tom, were you living under a rock all last week?? The Giants’ trash talk was in the news basically everyday. How in the world were you unaware of it?

  2. ccjcsr says: Nov 26, 2013 7:53 AM

    Giants vs Cowboys always comes down to the 4th qtr but he is right play the game and see how everything falls.

    #talkischeap

  3. oldbyrd says: Nov 26, 2013 8:15 AM

    The New York Football Midgets

  4. 6ball says: Nov 26, 2013 8:34 AM

    .

    And people wonder why coaches like Bill Belichick discourage chirping to the world via social or conventional media.

    The only guarantee a 4-6 team can provide is that win or lose, they’ll still be under .500

    .

  5. dccowboy says: Nov 26, 2013 8:41 AM

    I’m pretty sure Tom didn’t mean to emulate Romo’s comment when asked about the Giants trash talk.

    Romo said pretty much the same thing Coughlin did. “talk is cheap, we’ll do our talking on the field.”

    Coughlin and Scandrick are right, there’s no way a 4-6 team should be talking before a game. As the Sirius NFL host opined yesterday, “Sheesh, at least get to .500 before you start talking.”

    When I first heard Tuck & Thomas’ remarks I said to a friend that it looked like they were trying to pump themselves up and they were unsure.

  6. woodrree7 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:33 AM

    YA THINK?!?! You’re 4-6, and havent beaten ANYONE, what in the hell do they have to talk about?

  7. bsizemore68 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:21 AM

    If you put duct tape on there mouth they would die on the spot. Bill

  8. CKL says: Nov 26, 2013 10:28 AM

    I’m astonished he’s astonished quite frankly. The NYG under Coughlin have always had a handful of trash talkers. And I’ve always been surprised a no nonsense old school guy like Coughlin put up with it. Well, I guess he just never knew about it until now?

  9. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 26, 2013 10:36 AM

    The Giants receivers became Manhattanized.

    Now… all they do is poser for cameras and selfishly celebrate any pass (even when they are losing big).

  10. gintfan says: Nov 26, 2013 12:18 PM

    As my handle indicates, I’m a Giant fan. Not a fan of the chatter that was directed towards the Boys since this year the Giants have been flat. From Pre-season to now they have not shown much of anything. But I believe Coughlin when he says he didn’t know. His reputation has always been he shoots straight and you can take him at his word. Very few people left in the world like him. We read the media everyday and hang on their every word but guys like Bellichick and Coughlin could care less what the media thinks or says (Let’s not even wake up Parcells which both of these guys understudied). I’m gonna wait and see what happens from this point on, then I’ll judge Coughlin.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:23 PM

    I’ve never heard of a 5-5 team thinking it was going anywhere this season, either, Scandrick.

  12. The Jets are the most pathetic franchise of all time says: Nov 26, 2013 2:55 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 1:23 PM
    I’ve never heard of a 5-5 team thinking it was going anywhere this season, either, Scandrick.

    ………………………
    Maybe true. But I do seem to remember a certain fan beating his chest all last week about how his favorite team, who’s record was 4-6 at the time, was going to win. I also remember that same fan posting very long and detailed explanations as to why they would win, and that the win was important and would mean something, even though his team still wouldnt have been 500 with said win. Last, but an absolute most certainly not least, I remember this same fan after his team lost completely and utterly contradicting himself, and saying that the team who beat his favorite 4-6 team had nothing to brag about because they were only now 6-5.

    Just to add some irony to the fire, the team the aforementioned supports won the superbowl with a record of…yep, you guessed it….1 game above 500. And yet he cant give credit where credit is due to another team who is now…wait for it…1 game above 500, and his reasoning is because why? You guessed it again….becuase they are only 1 game above 500. Seems a bit like sour grapes, wouldnt you say?

    Now if only I could remember who this fan I’m referring to was….

  13. mikeking55 says: Nov 26, 2013 3:08 PM

    We should stop speaking about it now and concentrate on the Raiders coming to town

  14. bluebongzilla says: Nov 26, 2013 5:05 PM

    Not sure what guarantees and promised of blood have to do with “going anywhere”, but whatev. The game is still played on the field, not through the media.

  15. allsport1980 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:24 PM

    So two really bad football teams get on the field and talk trash yet the “winner” can claim the other team shouldn’t talk. Neither team should talk since they both suck.

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:27 PM

    Nov 26, 2013 5:24 PM

    So two really bad football teams get on the field and talk trash yet the “winner” can claim the other team shouldn’t talk. Neither team should talk since they both suck.
    ———-

    Correct.

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:28 PM

    The Jets are the most pathetic franchise of all time says: Nov 26, 2013 2:55 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 1:23 PM
    I’ve never heard of a 5-5 team thinking it was going anywhere this season, either, Scandrick.

    ………………………
    Maybe true. But I do seem to remember a certain fan beating his chest all last week about how his favorite team, who’s record was 4-6 at the time, was going to win. I also remember that same fan posting very long and detailed explanations as to why they would win, and that the win was important and would mean something, even though his team still wouldnt have been 500 with said win. Last, but an absolute most certainly not least, I remember this same fan after his team lost completely and utterly contradicting himself, and saying that the team who beat his favorite 4-6 team had nothing to brag about because they were only now 6-5.

    Just to add some irony to the fire, the team the aforementioned supports won the superbowl with a record of…yep, you guessed it….1 game above 500. And yet he cant give credit where credit is due to another team who is now…wait for it…1 game above 500, and his reasoning is because why? You guessed it again….becuase they are only 1 game above 500. Seems a bit like sour grapes, wouldnt you say?

    Now if only I could remember who this fan I’m referring to was….
    ————-

    Giants have been to three super bowls and won two in that time frame. Dallas even botched the Super Bowl that the CITY HOSTED.

    Go on…

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:32 PM

    woodrree7 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:33 AM

    YA THINK?!?! You’re 4-6, and havent beaten ANYONE, what in the hell do they have to talk about?
    ————–

    This is not college football and Ohio State fans whining about FSU and Alabama’s SOS. You beat who you play. if you don’t come to play, you will lose. Even to the Jaguars. The “they haven’t played anyone” angle doesn’t fly, because you can say that about San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City and Detroit.

  19. bluebongzilla says: Nov 26, 2013 5:42 PM

    “So two really bad football teams”

    Why are you trying to put both teams on equal footing? Hello, one has an above-average record and beat the other team twice. As bad as you think the Cowboys may be, the Giants are obviously much, much worse.

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 5:57 PM

    bluebongzilla says: Nov 26, 2013 5:42 PM

    “So two really bad football teams”

    Why are you trying to put both teams on equal footing? Hello, one has an above-average record and beat the other team twice. As bad as you think the Cowboys may be, the Giants are obviously much, much worse.
    ————–

    Because he’s right. The Giants have had exceedingly bad breaks with turnovers, or else they’re at least 6-5. Dallas is no better than the Giants and therefore should not be talking like they are Seattle.

  21. bluebongzilla says: Nov 26, 2013 7:56 PM

    Aw, they got some bad breaks? Wow, it’s like you think they exist in a vacuum. Dallas is better than the Giants. They have a better record than the Giants, and they beat them twice. Your bad break’s name is Eli Manning. You don’t have to talk like Seattle to be better than the Giants. That bar is set really, really low. But maybe they’ll get lucky and get to play against some more backup QBs.

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:11 PM

    You can spin it a million ways, Dallas is no good, hasn’t beaten anyone, and is no better than the Giants, particularly since you think that “sweeping” them with some of the flukiest turnovers in the league and barely squeaking by means something. The point that the man made was that Dallas is not good and no better than the Giants, who are subpar. Which is true. Period.

  23. bluebongzilla says: Nov 26, 2013 8:51 PM

    “You are what your record says you are” – Bill Parcells.

    And in this case, the Giants are 4-7 and hanging on for dear life to third place and the Cowboys are in first place at 6-5. You’re closer to the bottom of the division than you are to the top. Period.

  24. bluebongzilla says: Nov 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    I’ll let you have your last tantrum, the Cowboys have bigger things to worry about than some big talking divas from New Jersey.

  25. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:35 PM

    Dallas has beaten the Giants who have committed what, 8 turnovers in the two games, and BARELY in both games? The same Giants that you think are so bad, the Rams who were an unmitigated mess when you played them, the Eagles playing two unprepared backups, the Vikings, who blew the game more than Dallas won it, and the dumpster fire that is the Redskins? And you really want to pull this “they haven’t played anyone!!!” angle?

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