Giants’ Tom Coughlin On WFAN: First Place Is Nice, 6-0 Would’ve Been Better
NEW YORK (WFAN) — It’s no secret that Giants coach Tom Coughlin hates losing.
Despite injuries galore, Big Blue finds themselves atop the NFC East heading into their Week 7 bye at 4-2. So is Coughlin happy about where his team stands?
“We’re at the top of our division, I feel good about that,” Coughlin told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Thursday.
“When someone asks you that question, you know the answer,” he added. “You’d like to be 6-0.”
Listen: Coughlin with Boomer & Carton
Giants safety Antrel Rolle told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday that New York should “easily” be 5-1. Coughlin walked through exactly what went wrong against the Redskins and Seahawks.
“Our first game wasn’t very well played. We didn’t play very well,” he said. “We did have it at the 10 (yard line against Seattle), and we should have been able to score and win that game. We wouldn’t have felt as good about it, but a win would have been a win.”
And here comes the cavalry. Justin Tuck and Brandon Jacobs could be back on the field against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8.
Coughlin said he holds “a little bit of reservation” that they’ll be able to go. First he wants to see a good week of practice from the two injured Giants.
“It’s been a difficult time for those two players, because certainly they’ve sat and listened to all the criticism, etc.,” said Coughlin. “Hopefully when they come back from the break, these injuries will have healed and they can go forth and practice and play.”
After the hapless Dolphins, New York faces a brutal stretch against New England, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Green Bay.
“You can’t get to where we want to go without playing a schedule like that,” said Coughlin. “The challenge is great, we all understand that. It’s one great, competitive, exciting team after another — and we look forward to it.”
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