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Coughlin on Rex: 'Talk is cheap, play the game'

Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:19 pm
Tom Coughlin wasn't thrilled with the loss to the Redskins. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Breaking news: Rex Ryan likes to talk about the Jets and how dangerous they are. On Monday, he made sure that the world knows, in advance of a Christmas Eve New York matchup, that while the Giants are an "excellent" team, "I think we're better."

Giants coach Tom Coughlin was asked about Ryan's comments during his Wednesday press conference, and his response was, well, what you'd expect out of Coughlin -- he thinks "talk is cheap."

"I just say, regardless of the talk, it will be decided at one o’clock Saturday afternoon," Coughlin said. "Regardless of what is said. Talk is cheap, play the game."

Coughlin appeared pretty exasperated at his presser, and it's hard to blame him. The Giants breathed new life into their season by taking down the Cowboys two weeks ago, and then turned right back around and tried to kill it off again with a devastating loss to Washington on Sunday.

This Saturday, they're in a full-on elimination match, as a loss would put them at 7-8. Even if the Cowboys lost out, the Eagles (who play Dallas on Saturday) would win the NFC East tiebreaker.

Coughlin knows that, and he's fully aware that engaging in a public war of words won't do his team any good, even though he might use Ryan's willingness to talk to his advantage.

"Perhaps," Coughlin said when asked if he'd used the Jets talk to motivate his team.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 21, 2011 5:14 pm

Coughlin on Rex: 'Talk is cheap, play the game'

I usually don't compliment the needle nose Tom Coughlin. But nice work Tom, way to go, now go make fatso eat his words. I think we're better, ha!  Rex should "zip it", take some advice from Zippy Longstocking and zip it.
I usually don't compliment the NY Giants, but still they are step above the spelling challenged J-E-T-S.

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:56 pm

Coughlin on Rex: 'Talk is cheap, play the game'

Rex had Brady and Belichek in his tummy last January knocking them out of the playoffs

Yummy, yummy, yummy I got Brady and Beli in my tummy haaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:47 pm

Coughlin on Rex: 'Talk is cheap, play the game'

What more do you expect out of sexy rexy. He's always been all talk and mostly full of hot air. Saw his press conference on ESPN this morning. It was filled with "I" this and "I" that...not we.

Some of his players need to corner him in the locker room and fill him in on the team concept of things. Without "them"....."he" is nothing.

Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:12 pm

Coughlin on Rex: 'Talk is cheap, play the game'

Both teams shouldn't be talking trash considering both are playing average football and might not make the playoffs. Coughling might be out of a job at the end of the year and Ryan has to come up with some good excuse why his team didn't win the Super Bowl this year. If the Jets need to trash talk to get themselves motivated to play a football game, they are in trouble. Giants on the other hand have players like Rolle who do nothing but talk trash...he should use his mouth to make sure the rest of the Giants defensive backs are in the right coverage

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Coughlin on Rex: 'Talk is cheap, play the game'

Once again Rex is showing his inmaturity by running his mouth.  Now the Giants are going to come out and give the Jets a beatdown and Rex will have to eat some words.  You would think he's big enough after eating those words called Superbowlllllls.  It comes in a can filled with little fooballs, grass with a little turf on top, uuuuuummmmmmm.  Yummy, yummy, yummy I got Superboowllllls in my tummy haaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.Cool

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:36 pm

Coughlin on Rex: 'Talk is cheap, play the game'

Fat guy still talkin smack even tho his team is really terrible. No brain. Nice way to fire up your rivals. Somebody please remind NY Jet Cromarte how many presents to buy for all his kids and their moms.

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