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Coughlin's pain 'almost indescribable'

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08:07 AM ET 01.04 | The disappointment still burns. It has only been four days since the end of the season and yet Coughlin hasn't come close to letting go of the disappointment of his Giants not qualifying for the playoffs one year after winning the Super Bowl. "I can't even describe how it hurts ... I don't know what to do," Coughlin said Thursday during a high-energy 30-minute session on WFAN. "I'm walking around here like a crazy man. I am. I don't know what to do with myself. We shouldn't be doing this right now. The pain of it is almost indescribable." Coughlin said he's been at the team facility "taking it all apart right now as a coaching staff, and hopefully we can provide some answers."

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January 4, 2013  08:09 AM ET

"I'm walking around here like a crazy man. I am."

Just another day.

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January 4, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Happens to most SB winning teams the next year. They think they can step on the gas when they have to and win to get back in the playoffs and then they'll really focus to get to the top. Only the really elite teams and coaches can play each game like it's their last. G-men will be back, too much talent, they just need to re-focus.

January 4, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Take a Xanax.

January 4, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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Take a Xanax.

Works for me

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January 4, 2013  10:09 AM ET

I am in shock that mayor bloombogger does not pass a law makeing the gaints have to be in the super bowl every year.

January 4, 2013  10:21 AM ET

In the last 4 years the Giants have averaged 9 wins in a weak division. What does he expect with an average offense and a bad defense this year?

January 4, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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In the last 4 years the Giants have averaged 9 wins in a weak division. What does he expect with an average offense and a bad defense this year?

And the Pats have averaged 12 wins a year and no superbowls the last eight years ( 2012 TBA). Does playing in a weak division nullify that record? Only 6 of your 16 games are division games. Note the Giants had the toughest rated schedule in 2011 and 2012. Matters not, his team averaged two superbowl wins the last four years, that is his perspective.

Some flawed team will win this years superbowl because every team is flawed. But that team willl band should be considered the best team in the NFL for the year. period.

January 4, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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Wins a Super Bowl last year with a 9-7 record and he talks about pain. How selfish can you get? I guess he feels he's supposed to win one every year

+1. Only 1 or 2 teams seem to get hot at the right time each year. Last year was the Giants' turn, this year it's not. Lighten up Tom or you'll give yourself a coronary.

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January 4, 2013  11:34 AM ET
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In the last 4 years the Giants have averaged 9 wins in a weak division. What does he expect with an average offense and a bad defense this year?

the reason teams in other divisions win 12-14 games a year is because they are in WEAK divisions with a bunch of easy wins from division opponents. NFC East is the only division where every game is a war because the teams are all decent...

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January 4, 2013  12:20 PM ET

The point is that the Giants are a very average team. Anything over .500 is a bonus. They are the epitome of consistent mediocrity, and you can't plan on getting lucky every year.

January 4, 2013  12:23 PM ET
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yea I feel sorry for the old goat Tom. Hey Tom pay my rent.

How much does it cost to sit on a heat grill?

January 4, 2013  12:30 PM ET
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The point is that the Giants are a very average team. Anything over .500 is a bonus. They are the epitome of consistent mediocrity, and you can't plan on getting lucky every year.

U R what your record is!!!

January 4, 2013  12:30 PM ET
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so the nfc-west a few years ago were all decent teams [s.f., seatt, ramz, ariz.].....i think they were lucky to get to 8-8,...i think 7-9 gottem to a playoff-gm too. ; )

a few years ago, Warner was QB in AZ and they WERE decent...now, SF is the decent team of the division and the others suck for the most part...NFC West was always good for providing some wins to teams from another division...

 
January 4, 2013  12:31 PM ET
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In the last 4 years the Giants have averaged 9 wins in a weak division. What does he expect with an average offense and a bad defense this year?

But you got to give them Credit, they were well rested in that soft division to win 2 Super Bowls!

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