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Tom Coughlin trying to heal 'pathetic' Giants

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10:03 AM ET 12.21 | When the head coach questions the effort of some of his players the way Tom Coughlin did after the Giants' 23-0 home loss to the Seahawks last Sunday, correctly calling it "pathetic," that raises antennas everywhere. It raises questions from within the locker room. It raises the ire of the team's disgusted fans. And it raises the awareness of the next opponent. These were Coughlin's words, laced with anger and passion, in the immediate aftermath of the Seattle loss: "I told the players who prepared and gave great effort that I appreciated what they did, and I told those that were obvious they had not, that I felt sorry for them because they're missing the whole point." These were Coughlin's words on Monday, the day after the first home shutout the franchise has suffered since 1995: "Today is a day of, as I put it, healing again, recognizing who we are, [to] put frustration and disappointment aside [and remember the] unselfish commitment to each other." These were Coughlin's words on Wednesday, an hour before the first practice for Sunday's game: "I did clarify [my Sunday comments] the next day and said it wasn't necessarily about the effort as much as it was about the execution, but that was my feeling right after the game."

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December 21, 2013  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This team won a Super Bowl just a few years back. They have the same coach, and the same QB. They still have the two main ingredients for success.Fix the line. Rebuild the D.

And don't listen to the media.

December 21, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Caughlin deserves better than this diatribe from the New York (Com)Post.

December 21, 2013  10:43 AM ET

"Tom Coughlin trying to heal 'pathetic' Giants"

THAT would require a TRUE miracle.

December 21, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Caughlin deserves better than this diatribe from the New York (Com)Post.

You sound surprised. Do you really expect 'better' from the New York Post?

December 21, 2013  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

You sound surprised. Do you really expect 'better' from the New York Post?

Expect? No. Surprised? Heck no.

Just saying he deserves better.

December 21, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And don't listen to the media.

Especially the NY Post.

December 21, 2013  11:01 AM ET

I hope he has a vat of Neosporin.

December 21, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Expect? No. Surprised? Heck no.Just saying he deserves better.

It's the NY dog and pony show.

Report that Tom needs to light a fire under players, congratulate him for doing said, condemn him for being too tough on the team, then complain that the team needs a fire lit under them.

And after each step, questioning if Tom is the guy to do it or if his schtick is too old.

You're right, he deserves better.

December 21, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I hope he has a vat of Neosporin.

Or Preparation H.

December 21, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Or Preparation H.

LOL - healing pathetic ****holes for years.

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December 21, 2013  12:46 PM ET

Coughlin needs to get some duct tape and apply it to players' mouths.

December 21, 2013  03:40 PM ET

Load them on a plane and take them to Lourdes...

December 21, 2013  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"Tom Coughlin trying to heal 'pathetic' Giants"THAT would require a TRUE miracle.

That will require an infusion made of the breast milk from Tahitian virgin breast milk and the tears of a thousand Dutch milk maids.

December 21, 2013  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Coughlin needs to get some duct tape and apply it to players' mouths.

Replacing hand rosin with melted butter didn't help, either.

December 21, 2013  06:50 PM ET

I'd hope the FO 'retires him' And Cincy get a chance too hire him ,anyone with any knowledge of the Bengals ,would probably agree with the hiring.

December 21, 2013  10:02 PM ET

To steal a famous line, I think the Giants' players' execution would be a good idea.

December 21, 2013  11:08 PM ET

TC hung around just one SB victory too long.

 
December 21, 2013  11:31 PM ET

That's. What The. Lions are going to do tomorrow, heal them in the head!!!

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