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BAMAPHIN 22
06-14-2007, 10:52 AM
After spending a maddening season listening to Jeremy Shockey, Tiki Barber, Plaxico Burress and others complain, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin isn't going to take it anymore.

Coughlin met with some players and spoke to the team on Wednesday about the need for the Giants to play more and talk less, especially when it comes to criticizing teammates and the coaching staff.



"Let's just play the game -- talk is cheap -- let's play the game," Coughlin said as the Giants opened a mandatory three-day minicamp. "I would like it to stay that way."


It certainly wasn't that way last season, as the Giants displayed a selfish nature in making the playoffs with an 8-8 record.

When things went right, they were fine. When things went wrong, they were willing to rip their coaches and teammates at the asking.

Shockey started it, saying the Giants were outplayed and outcoached in a 42-30 loss to Seattle early in the season. The Seahawks led 42-3 at one point.

Coughlin scolded Shockey after the outburst. The Giants won their next five games to reach the midway point at 6-2.

They went 2-6 in the second half as injuries to receiver Amani Toomer and defensive end Michael Strahan led to a major slide that got tongues wagging. The Giants had to win their final game to make the playoffs. The season ended the following week at Philadelphia.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/06/13/bc.fbn.dysfunctionalgia.ap/index.html

playmaker1
06-14-2007, 12:08 PM
Coughlin is lucky to still have a job. It is a coaches job to lead the team. He has no control.

BwanaZulia
06-15-2007, 02:27 PM
He is about a year and a half too late.

That club house doesn't respect him and knows he is gone. His job is up unless he goes deep into the playoffs and I just don't see that happening.

BZ

PhinFan0202
06-15-2007, 03:00 PM
Two things that are going to determine if he stays or if he goes are the play of Eli Manning and if he can actually control his team.

BwanaZulia
06-15-2007, 04:34 PM
Two things that are going to determine if he stays or if he goes are the play of Eli Manning and if he can actually control his team.

So he is gone.

BZ

Kinzua
06-15-2007, 06:12 PM
So he is gone.

BZ

I don't even know why the Giants kept him for this year -- unless they think they can get Cowher or maybe Belichick for 2008.

icephinfan
06-15-2007, 07:14 PM
Coughlin is lucky to still have a job. It is a coaches job to lead the team. He has no control.


:yeahthat:

playmaker1
06-17-2007, 12:11 PM
I don't even know why the Giants kept him for this year -- unless they think they can get Cowher or maybe Belichick for 2008.

I wonder the same thing.