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09-07-2012, 08:04 AM



GIANTS WORK OUT 19 PLAYERS ON OFF DAY, SIGN TWO TO PRACTICE SQUAD (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_conducting_workouts_on.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "The Giants players are off today and for the weekend, but the team conducted workouts at its practice facility this morning.

A total of 19 players worked out, including three veteran quarterbacks (Josh McCown, Stephen McGee and Brian Hoyer), five defensive backs and receiver Jordan Shipley, according to a person with knowledge of the workouts. That person requested anonymity because the team does not announce private workouts." Read more...


TOM COUGHLIN WANTS "RENEWED CONVICTION" FROM GIANTS (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/tom_coughlin_disappointed_with.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "What Coughlin saw in Wednesday night’s 24-17 loss to the Cowboys was a team that fell victim to mistakes and missed opportunities. He also saw a squad that he did not believe had prepared adequately." Read more...

TOM COUGHLIN DISAPPOINTED WITH GIANTS' PREPARATION (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/tom_coughlin_disappointed_with.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "The day after the Giants' 24-17 season-opening loss to the Cowboys, coach Tom Coughlin was just as displeased with his team's performance as he was last night."Still disappointed," Coughlin said today. "That hasn’t changed."

Part of his disappointment stemmed from his belief that the team did not practice and prepare well enough for a game they felt they should have had a better shot of winning. Bluntly, Coughlin said, "two of the three practices last week, quite frankly, weren’t good enough."

He presented a message along those lines to his team today, hoping they return Monday -- after a weekend off -- determined to get to work." Read more...

"There will be a renewed conviction about preparation and practice," Coughlin said. "We do know that we have a lot of work to do. The players, their eyes are open to the fact that we lost a football game we certainly felt we had a great chance to win. Had our level of play been a little bit better, we may have been able to do something about the outcome."

GIANTS' PRINCE AMUKAMARA "HOPPING" ALONG IN IS RECOVERY FROM A HIGH ANKLE SPRAIN (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_prince_amukamara_hoppin.html#incart_river)

Excerpt: "Though he can’t run yet, Prince Amukamara can hop. That’s a good sign.
“Yeah, it feels a lot better. I’ve been hopping on it a little bit,” the Giants’ cornerback, who is working his way back from a high-ankle-sprain suffered in the preseason, said today. “You know when you have an injury, you try to hop on it and just to do stuff to see if you can do stuff. You can today (more) than you could the other day. That’s how I know I’m progressing.”

The Giants, having lost Terrell Thomas for the season, are banged up at corner right now and suffered another injury in the loss to the Cowboys with Michael Coe’s tweaked hamstring. Amukamara missed the game but is hoping he’ll be back for the matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2.

“Of course, I really want to be back out there but this type of injury, the trainers are telling me it takes time, so I’m still taking it day by day,” Amukamara said. “If there was a magic pill that could make it feel better right now, I’d definitely be up to taking it. I’m just doing everything I can in the training room. When I can get out there, I’ll get out there.” Read more...

GIANTS' HAKEEM NICKS HOPES TO BE HIMSELF IN ONE OR TWO WEEKS (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_hakeem_nicks_hopes_to_b_1.html#incart_river )

Excerpt: "Hakeem Nicks was "a little sore" today, understandable after the receiver played a full game just three months after fracturing the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.

The next step? Feeling like himself."Once I get into the swing of things, I can do a little more," Nicks said.
"Right now it’s been a short training camp for me. I limited myself on the field, not being able to practice as much as I want to, but it’s a matter of maintaining and not prolonging this foot injury so I’m all for that. I’m sure I’ll be myself here in about another game or two. It’s just a matter of me playing and getting through it." Read more...

TOM COUGHLIN EXPLAINS HIS DECISION TO BENCH DAVID WILSON (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_tom_coughlin_explains_d.html)

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin rattled the statistic off with conviction. The Giants are 46-9, good for an .840 winning percentage, during his tenure when they win the turnover battle, Coughlin highlighted. So when rookie running back David Wilson lost a fumble on his second career carry to terminate a promising drive in Cowboys' territory last night, Coughlin made a resolute decision: he kept his backup running back off the field.

"It's more, 'Let the veteran play and let's hope we don't have another occasion to shoot ourselves in the foot,'" Coughlin said today to reporters, a day after his Giants' tied the Cowboys in the turnover tally but lost 24-17." Read more...

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GIANTS ADD TWO TO PRACTICE SQUAD (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/09/giants-add-two-players-to-practice-squad)

Excerpt: "The Giants held a work out for 19 players on Friday at several different positions and two of them were signed to their practice squad.

According to NFL sources, the Giants signed both offensive lineman Scott Wedige and cornerback Terrence Frederick." Read more...

A LOOK BACK AT A BAD OPENING NIGHT (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/09/a-look-back-at-a-bad-opening-night)

Excerpt: "In the moments after the Giants lost their season opener to a division rival in a completely unexpected and disheartening play, here’s what I heard from a veteran, respected leader in the locker room.

“To go out there put that kind of performance out there is unacceptable to us,” the player said. “It’s unacceptable in every regard. We just continued to make the kind of mistakes that Coach Coughlin told us not to make. At some point we need to listen. For us, understanding what we represented and to do what we did out there today, it’s embarrassing.” Read more...


GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN TELLS BIG BLUE TO FORGET LAST SEASON AND FOCUS ON UPCOMING GAMES (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/tom-coughlin-a-super-idea-defending-champion-giants-article-1.1153783)

Excerpt: "On Thursday, one day after the Giants became the first defending champs since 1999 to lose their season opener, the coach delivered a stern message to his team: Forget looking back on last season. It’s time to focus on what’s to come.

“This is what I told our team: It's how we respond right now that's the critical factor,” Coughlin said, one day after saying his team had gotten a hearty serving of humble pie in its 24-17 loss to the Cowboys. (http://nydailynews.stats.com/fb/boxscore.asp?gamecode=20120905019&home=19&vis=6&final=true)" Read more...

TOM COUGHLIN ALARMED AS WRONG NY GIANTS' TEAM SHOWS UP AGAINST DDALLAS COWBOYS (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/tom-coughlin-alarmed-wrong-ny-giants-team-shows-season-opening-loss-dallas-cowboys-article-1.1153906)

Excerpt: "On the first day of training camp, Tom Coughlin posed a question to his players that he knew would ultimately define their season. He asked them, “What team are we here?” The team that struggled for the first 14 games last season or the team with the 6-0 finish to win the Super Bowl?" Read more...

GIANTS' INSIDER: BENCHING WAS NO CRYING SHAME FOR WILSON (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/benching-n-o-crying-shame-giants-david-wilson-article-1.1153792)

Excerpt: "In the moments after Giants rookie running back David Wilson (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/David+Wilson) fumbled on Wednesday night, the NBC cameras showed a close-up of his face and a possible tear under his left eye. There was no doubt, as Tom Coughlin (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Tom+Coughlin) said, that Wilson was “very upset.”

But was he crying after he was yanked from the game?

“No, I wasn't crying,” Wilson said Thursday. “I was definitely upset. But, I think it would have been a lot worse if I was smiling or feeling good about it.” Read more...

COUGLIN SENDS MESSAGE BY BENCHING WILSON (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/09/coughlin-sends-message-by-benching-wilson)

Excerpt: “Ball security is a huge issue,” Coughlin said. “It was an issue when he first came here. He’s trying hard to make sure that it’s not an issue. We’ve got a little work to do, that’s all.”

Wilson, the Giants’ first-round draft choice who was known for his fumbling issues at Virginia Tech, seemed to completely understand.

“I don’t think they totally gave up on me,” he said. “I think it was in that moment in the first opening game and me having a critical moment like that in the beginning. They wanted to show me how important it was to hold onto the ball.” Read more...

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GIANTS ADD OL SCOTT WEDGIE, DB TERRANCE FREDERICK TO PRACTICE SQUAD (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/07/new-york-giants-add-ol-scott-wedgie-db-terrance-frederick-to-practice-squad/)

Excerpt: "After holding private workouts for 19 players today, the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/)have signed center Scott Wedgie and defensive back Terrance Frederick to their practice squad.

Both players are rookies with no NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) experience .Wedgie is an undrafted free agent out Northern Illinois who spent training camp with the Arizona Cardinals (http://www.giants101.com/tag/arizona-cardinals/). He was cut on the final day, when the rosters were trimmed from 75 to 53." Read more...


COUGHLIN LOOKS TO FORTIFY GIANTS "BRIDGE" (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/coughlin_looks_to_fortify_giant_XYxIwhSlHGpvRGHaB7 pcBM)

Excerpt: "The harsh reality has now set in that this is indeed a new season and old problems haven’t faded away just because there’s a shiny new piece of hardware in the trophy case.

If the Giants harbored any other ideas they were dashed and can be put away, forever.

“The idea of us coming into the regular season full-speed ahead and with our issues under control — that’s obviously not the case,’’ an impassioned coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday.

Any and every issue the Giants feared they might carry over from their Super Bowl season to this season accompanied them across the bridge Coughlin wants to build. Not enough depth at cornerback. An inability to run the ball, especially in short yardage situations. Inconsistency in stopping the run. The Giants navigated around those problems, steadied themselves and were magnificent in a closing run that produced another championship. But after the Cowboys ruined the after-party by opening this season with a 24-17 victory it is abundantly clear the festivities have ended." Read more...

GIANTS' ROOKIE WILSON DENIES CRYING (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/no_more_tears_Jf6lgMYttEykP8nxPyyFSN)

Excerpt: "He was upset, visibly so, when he came off the field and, without taking off his helmet, was met by running backs coach Jerald Ingram for a face-to-facemask lecture. David Wilson looked to be near tears after his second NFL rushing attempt resulted in his first NFL fumble.

But no, he insists, he did not cry.

Wilson said that wasn’t a tear rolling from his eye and down his cheek as he spoke with Ingram, as Osi Umenyiora came over to put a hand on the rookie’s left shoulder, after a Giants debut to forget in Wednesday night’s 24-17 loss to the Cowboys." Read more...

VET COACH OUT TO FIX BIG BLUE (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/damage_control_BJVJnLgwkGZgSXvDMbdABO)

Excerpt: "Last December, Tom Coughlin was viewed by many as a lame-duck head coach who had unfortunately slipped past his productivity.

With the Giants mired in the mediocrity of a 7-7 record and seemingly staggering straight to an empty offseason instead of a fruitful postseason, it looked like it might be time for a change.

Yet by February, Coughlin was one of the most celebrated sports figures in the city, riding shotgun in the victory parade up Broadway as the sage architect of the Giants’ stirring 6-0 closing run that included a second Super Bowl victory in four years." Read more...

A ROYAL PAIN: PRINCE NOT CLOSE TO RETURN (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/royal_pain_prince_not_near_return_jUilTMhgi37dUJjk mYTqqO)

Excerpt: "If there is help coming to save the day in the Giants secondary it might not be coming from Prince Amukamara.

The Giants need a healthy cornerback to aid a defensive backfield that was shredded in the season-opening 24-17 loss to the Cowboys, but it might not be Amukamara coming to the rescue on Sept. 16 against the Buccaneers. Amukamara is dealing with a high ankle sprain, an injury he suffered in the Aug. 29 preseason finale, and he has not tried to run yet.

“I know that I can’t rush it,’’ Amukamara said yesterday. “If there was a magic pill to take to be healed, I would." Read more...

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GIANTS' REPORT CARD FOR WEEK 1 (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/168878296_Giants_report_card_for_Week_1.html)

Excerpt: "The most troubling part of a lackluster performance. Failing to get into the end zone on first-and-goal at the 1 after LB Michael Boley's INT is inexcusable. No inside run game whatsoever for Ahmad Bradshaw is bad carryover from last season, a problem compounded by benching of rookie David Wilson on offense after first quarter fumble. Offensive line needs to be better in this facet somehow, some way." Read more...

GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ DOES NO DANCING, HEARS SOME BOOS (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/168878686_Giants_notes__Victor_Cruz_does_no_dancin g__hears_some_boos.html)

Excerpt: "Victor Cruz called his three drops Wednesday lapses in concentration.

That includes a pair of crucial ones on third down, causing the MetLife Stadium crowd to change their customary "Cruuuuuz" chants to boos, although the former was still a bit louder than the latter.
The Paterson (http://www.northjersey.com/paterson) native finished with six catches, but he totaled only 58 yards, with the Cowboys taking away the catch-and-runs that served as highlights in his record-setting breakout campaign.
It was a far cry from the spectacular games Cruz posted against the Cowboys last season when he collected 12 catches for 252 yards and a touchdown." Read more...

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GIANTS' RUN GAME HAS MILES TO GO (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/sports/football/giants-run-game-has-miles-to-go.html?_r=1&ref=football)

Excerpt: "Any list of the Giants’ top offensive players would surely include Eli Manning at No. 1, with Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks following in one order or another. Kicker Lawrence Tynes might come next, and the new tight end Martellus Bennett — depending on how quickly he gets in tune with Manning — could be fifth.

Ahmad Bradshaw would struggle to crack the top five. David Wilson, his backup (at least for now), isn’t even in the conversation after being benched during Wednesday’s 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys (http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/sports/profootball/nationalfootballleague/dallascowboys/index.html?inline=nyt-org) after a fumble on his second N.F.L. carry." Read more...
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Excerpt: "It's only week one. However, theNew York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) defense looked lethargic in Wednesday night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys (http://www.giants101.com/tag/dallas-cowboys/). Not only did Big Blue give up 290 yards through the air, but the run defense gave up 143 yards on the ground.
Tony Romo looked like the best player on the field for much of the game, and the Giants failed to capitalize on whatever mistakes he did make. However, perhaps the most discouraging aspect of the loss was that Kevin Ogletree (http://www.giants101.com/tag/kevin-ogletree/) was wide open all night and made the difference in this game." Read more...

GIANTS WORKOUT QUARTERBACKS JOSH MCCOWN, STEPHEN MCGEE, AND BRIAN HOYER (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/07/new-york-giants-workout-quarterbacks-josh-mccown-stephen-mcgee-and-brian-hoyer/)

Excerpt: "In addition to working out former Indianapolis Colts safety David Caldwell (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/07/new-york-giants-workout-former-indianapolis-colts-safety-david-caldwell/) on Friday, Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledgerreports (https://twitter.com/JennyVrentas/statuses/244103564631363585) the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) also hosted free agent quarterbacks Josh McCown (http://www.giants101.com/tag/josh-mccown/), Stephen McGee and Brian Hoyer (http://www.giants101.com/tag/brian-hoyer/)." Read more...

GIANTS WORK OUT FOR COLTS SAFETY DAVID CALDWELL (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/07/new-york-giants-workout-former-indianapolis-colts-safety-david-caldwell/)

Excerpt: "Once a very deep position, the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) are now struggling to find healthy defensive backs. Although cornerback Prince Amukamara is eyeing a week two return (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/07/new-york-giants-prince-amukamara-still-eyeing-week-two-return/), that's no guarantee. And with Michael Coe dealing with ahamstring injury (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/06/new-york-giants-michael-coe-suffers-hamstring-injury-in-loss-to-dallas-cowboys/) and safety Tyler Sash (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tyler-sash/) still suspended until week five, Big Blue held private workouts for a number of players on Friday, including former Indianapolis Colts safety David Caldwell (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/09/giants_conducting_workouts_on.html)." Read more...


GIANTS' PRINCE AMUKAMARA STILL EYEING WEEK 2 RETURN (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/07/new-york-giants-prince-amukamara-still-eyeing-week-two-return/)

Excerpt: "With Michael Coe (http://www.giants101.com/tag/michael-coe/) now dealing with what he calls a "minor" hamstring injury (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/06/new-york-giants-michael-coe-suffers-hamstring-injury-in-loss-to-dallas-cowboys/), the once deep cornerback position for the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) is currently a shallow pool with floundering remains. But help may be on the way. Although he's not begun running yet, Prince Amukamara (http://www.giants101.com/tag/prince-amukamara/) says he's been able to "hop" on his injured ankle and remains hopeful for a week two return against the Tampa Bay (http://www.giants101.com/tag/tampa-bay/)Buccaneers.
"It feels a lot better," Amukamara said. "I've been hopping on it a little bit. You know, when you have an injury, you try to hop on it just to do stuff to see if you can do stuff. You can [do more] today than you could the other day. That's how I know I'm progressing." Read more...


Excerpt: "The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants went from winning six games in a row on their road to a Super Bowl Championship, to opening the new season with a loss at home to the division rival Dallas Cowboys. Such a loss is certain to kill the high the players were feeling from last season and bring them to the reality of a new season. Coach Coughlin let his players hear it in the locker room after the game. His message? "Take a bite of humble pie, it brings you right back to Earth." Read more...

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GIANTS VS. COWBOYS, PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS REVIEW (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/7/3300963/giants-vs-cowboys-pro-football-focus-review)

Excerpt: "For the past couple of seasons I have given you the plus/minus numbers from nearly all New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)games. Again this season I am going to bring you game numbers from PFF for Giants games, but my hope is to bring them to you in a more fun, and more informative, way.

How I do this might be a work in progress. Let's try something a little different, though." Read more...

GIANTS BRIDGE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/7/3300631/new-york-giants-bridge-still-under-construction)

Excerpt: "New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin made 'Build The Bridge' his theme for the 2012 NFL season. Meaning, he wants his team to build a nice, sturdy bridge from the 6-0 run to Super Bowl glory at the end of last season to another solid season and deep playoff run this time around.
Only, the Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) have not started along that path very well. Wednesday's season-opening 24-17 loss to theDallas Cowboys (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/dallas-cowboys) showed that Coughlin's bridge is either a) still under construction or b) not very sturdy. You choose the way that you want to look at it.Right now, I see it as a rickety bridge filled with holes, rotted boards, faulty footings, what have you. The bridge, from where I sit, looks way too much like the one the Giants tried to cross over on during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, and the 7-7 first 14 games of last season. You can get across, sure, but it's an adventure. A dangerous one at that, where crossing is far from guaranteed." Read more...

NY GIANTS' THURSDAY TRANSCRIPTS (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/7/3300370/new-york-giants-thursday-transcripts)

Excerpt: "Here is a list of the interviews from Thursday that are available on the Big Blue View 'Transcripts' page." Read more...


NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: HAKEEM NICKS, DAVID WILSON, AND MORE EDITION (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/7/3299957/new-york-giants-news-hakeem-nicks-david-wilson-and-more)

Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants fans! This is sort of a 'something old is new again' edition of your morning notebook. I haven't used the helmets as separators in years now, but in the spirit of experimentation let's break them out and see how this works." Read more...

OH, HENRY! RUN BLOCKING ISSUES ILLUSTRATED (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/9/6/3298244/henry-hynoski-new-york-giants-running-game-bear-pascoe-ahmad-bradshaw)

Excerpt: "If you are going to have a fullback in the game to lead block, said fullback needs to knock people out of the way and clear some running lanes for the ball carrier behind him. As you read earlier today, New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)
fullback Henry Hynoski was included in my list of wet willies this morning." Read more...

GIANTS' ROOKIE DAVID WILSON MISSES OUT OF SEASON GOALS AFTER ONLY TWO CARRIES (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/06/new-york-giants-rookie-david-wilson-misses-out-on-season-goals-after-only-two-carries/)

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) rookie running back David Wilson set some pretty lofty goals (http://www.giants101.com/2012/09/02/new-york-giants-rookie-running-back-david-wilson-sets-lofty-goals-for-2012/)for himself in his first NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/) season. In addition to rushing for over 100 yards in at least six games, the 2012 first-round pick was determined to have at least one play go for more than 20 yards in each game this year, and more importantly, to not lose a single fumble all season.

It took only eight minutes and two carries for Wilson's personal list of goals to crumble down around him." Read more...

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GIANTS - COWBOYS; HITS, MISSINGS AND MUSINGS (http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5136)

Excerpt: "There are a couple of ways you can look at the Giants’ 24-17 loss to the Cowboys.

You can sit there and wring your hands in worry, or you can see the silver lining in the clouds.

What silver lining, you might ask? The Giants, who last year and all off-season were the toast of the town, were taken down a peg by an opponent with whom many analysts have a love affair and who see as a potential division champion.


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INJURY REPORT: NICKS A LITTLE SORE (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/16943/injury-report-nicks-a-little-sore)

Excerpt: "Hakeem Nicks (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12586/hakeem-nicks) said he came out of Wednesday's opener feeling good and, as expected, just a little sore.

"The main thing is I finished the game, played tough," Nicks said. "I felt it at times in certain routes, but it wasn’t nothing that held me from playing in the game or coming out the game. It was maintainable. It wasn’t excruciating pain or it wasn’t extremely bad, but I maintained it and fought through it and finished the game." Read more...

FIVE PLAYS THAT SHAPED THE GAME: WEEK 1 (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/16938/five-plays-that-shaped-the-game-week-1)

Excerpt: "Each week this season, we'll take a look back at the five key plays in each and every Giants game.

So, without further ado, here are the five from the Giants' 24-17 loss to the Cowboys in the regular season opener Wednesday night: " Read more...

PARCELLS: GIANTS FACED "TOUGH TASK" IN WEEK (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/16942/parcells-comments-on-giants-loss-to-cowboys)

Excerpt: "Former Giants head coach and current ESPN analyst Bill Parcells was a guest on "The Michael Kay Show" on ESPN New York 98.7 FM on Thursday.

(Click here (http://espn.go.com/espnradio/newyork/play?id=8346004) to listen to the podcast.)"

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09-07-2012, 08:08 AM
Thanks RF

Part of his disappointment stemmed from his belief that the team did not practice and prepare well enough for a game they felt they should have had a better shot of winning. Bluntly, Coughlin said, "two of the three practices last week, quite frankly, weren’t good enough."

Isn't this the coaches job? To get them ready? So is he blaming himself?

09-07-2012, 08:16 AM
Thanks RF

Isn't this the coaches job? To get them ready? So is he blaming himself?
seems to me preparation and practice goes to the resposiblity of the coaches AND the players. TC making a blanket statement that covers the entire team.

TC quote:.

The loss is on him, Coughlin said, but he’s looking for a “degree of accountability” across the board.

Thanks for the reads Ro......

09-07-2012, 12:40 PM
thanks Roanoke!

start to improve from week to week!

things will be fine!

Old Giant
09-07-2012, 01:34 PM
Injuries played some part in the mess on Wednesday. To see his face, when TC got the news on Coe said it all. The coaches will bust butt correcting what can be corrected, but the players have a responsibility to produce and that includes preparation.
They all get paid handsomly.

09-07-2012, 09:59 PM
Thanks RF

Isn't this the coaches job? To get them ready? So is he blaming himself?

Isn't it everyone's job? Honestly, we apparently needed a wake up call and better now than when it could matter more. We lost our first game to a division rival. If that doesn't get their attention, we're in for a long ride.

09-07-2012, 10:00 PM
thanks Roanoke!

start to improve from week to week!

things will be fine!

We have the talent, they need to put the Super Bowl Champ crap in the closet.