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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: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:30 pm
 

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

After i read : "the gaints have a good running game " from one of the comments I knew this thread was trash.  have fun whooping eachother NY. I hope the Jets pull this one out, and conidering the egg they layed against the skins the gaints are in trouble IMO.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:17 pm
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Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:04 pm
 

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

Brian, You asked what was the last coach to go to back to back AFC championship....that would be Bill Belicheck....I think you heard of him.  Come on, man, why ask an obvious question like that? Again, if I've said it once I'll say it again...MAKING IT TO THE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MEANS NOTHING IF YOU DON'T ADVANCE TO THE SUPERBOWL AND WIN.  The Jets are still in danger of not making the playoffs...having to play the Giants and  @ Miami, who as of lately are playing a lot better and played well against the Jets in New York earlier this year.  Sanchez is just awful and the Jets defense has not been able to put any pressure on the opposing quarterback for most of the year making it more difficult on the secondary to cover.  The Giants have a good running and passing game and a defensive line that will put a lot of pressure on Sanchez.  With the way that Reggie Bush is running the ball lately along with their defense in Miami...that game is not a give me for the Jets at all.  Heck, I don't look forward to the Patriots playing Miami this weekend. With that said, it wouldn't surprise me if the Jets lost to both teams.

At any rate, Brian, hope to see your Jets get in...would love to see New England beat them for the third time this year.  Happy Holidays! 


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:01 pm
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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:21 pm
 

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

what with all the new BS i heard on WFAN today from Jets fans, i can only think that that Cromartie has a Sportsline moniker, and it is brian8ball.
if not, then are are now THREE morons who are all talk. (how lame to make 5 straight posts)
No matter, right on, real Antonio. You had a great rookie year, but ever since? You've been squat. The Chargers didn't have anyone (at the time) like Revis to help make you look decent, and since becoming a Jet, you STILL shy away from a tackle, clutch and hold the receiver past 5 yds to avoid being burned, and think with the wrong head on your body. Now, you think you're Ryan with all your pregame comments.
Monkey-see...Monkey-Do!!
As a Charger fan, I hope the Jets lose. (Donkeys, Raiders and Bengals too)
As an NFL fan? The NY Jets are irrelevant except in the 5 boroughs and to misguided Jersey trash.






Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:57 pm
 

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

time ago were really the only exceptions I can think of, and its been a while since those teams won it all.  The closest thing other then that is maybe the Giants with Eli Manning but even though he's not a superstar qb, he still has a lot more big play capabilities then Sanchez does in my opinion.   -----------------------------------

-------------------- Silly comment, Eli is a top 10 QB in this league and this year he is playing at a top 5 level which is something no one can dispute. Your either in denial, an Eli hater or not too knowledgable about football. The fact that your stating, with uncertainty, that it's your opinion that Eli has more big play ability than Sanchez makes mean lean toward the latter.


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