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TOM COUGHLIN TALKS ABOUT HIS TEAM’S DEFEAT
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:41 PM EDT

Tom Coughlin failed to see a brilliant Bowl team in the N.Y Giants preseason opener.

Far from it.

In a phone call less than 24 hours after a 32-31 preseason loss to Jacksonville, Coughlin said that he was upset about losing a game in which New York blew leads of 17 and 10 points.

The 65-year-old who has led the N.Y Giants to 2 titles in the last 5 seasons was most bothered by seeing his team muff two punts and hand the Jaguars 10 points. Basketball lines

However, there were also 11 penalties, a weak opening series by the defense, some cheap play on either side of the ball on 3rd down and losing a game in which the New York Giants won the turnover battle.

”We have no illusions of the improvement that needs to be made, and I am speaking about from the head of our team to the bottom,” Coughlin declared.

If there had been a positive for Coughlin there was no sign this team was living off its Super Bowl laurels. Generally, the N.Y Giants played hard on a night they just made too many mistakes.

”I thought the guys played hard when they were in the game,” Coughlin announced. ”It was not a great performance but we probably did play hardball and we do know where we are at and we do understand what preseason is about.”

On the positive side, Coughlin was happy with his running game, which was ranked last in the NFL in 2011.

First-round draft pick David Wilson was inspiring in his 1st action. He gained 43 yards on 7 carries and also returned a kickoff 48 yards to line up a Lawrence Tynes field goal.

Wilson wasn’t perfect. He failed to run right out of bounds in the closing minutes with the New York Giants down a point, costing them some time.

Vet D.J.Ware, who seemingly was forgotten after Wilson was drafted, looked good, gaining 30 yards on 5 carries, including a 2-yard TD run. He may have had more had it not been for 2 bad cuts.

While the Giants had 6 sacks, the defense permitted Jacksonville to rush for 156 yards and convert on 9 of 17 3rd-down plays.

Coughlin further said the N.Y Giants doubtless should have played their base defense on Jacksonville’s game-winning 2-point conversion pass.

The New York Giants (No. 3 in the AP Pro32) will have a hectic month of Aug. They finished training camp at the University at Albany this week and meet the rival New York Jets in their annual preseason game at MetLife Stadium on Saturday. They will play their last 3 preseason game at home, playing Chicago on August 24 and closing out against New England Patriots on the 29th.

The NFL season opener will be home on Sept. 5 against the Cowboys.

Coughlin didn’t want to say much about the work of the replacement referees, who might have made a screw up in the closing seconds after Ryan Perriloux was requested throwing a pass outside the line of scrimmage with approximately 2 seconds to play.


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