Quotable from Week 13 Edition of The Coaches Show on NFL Network
(Airs Mondays at 6:30 PM ET with replays at 8:30 and 10:00 PM ET)
Quotes from Steve Mariucci’s 1-on-1 interview with Giants head coach Tom Coughlin:
“This win was important because, not only was it a win against the division leading Cowboys, but we needed to bounce back…after our Thanksgiving Thursday debacle. I thought our team responded very well and I’m proud of the way the guys came pounding back. The mental toughness that they showed was very important.” – TOM COUGHLIN on his team’s win against the Cowboys
“He told his teammates that he was going to go play to the best of his ability. He was a great example for our team and my hat is off to him.” – TOM COUGHLIN on how DE Osi Umenyiora responded to being benched
“They really are growing and Eli has spent a lot of time with these young receivers. Hakeem has continued to make great progress. Steve is continuing to have an outstanding year. Mario has outstanding big-play ability and I know he’s going to continue to improve.” – TOM COUGHLIN on the Giants’ young receiving corps of Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith and Mario Manningham
“We have to play better football. They hurt us with the ball in the air, they also ran the ball. So, there are a lot of areas that we have to improve upon.” – TOM COUGHLIN on what the Giants must do to avoid a second loss this season to the Eagles on Sunday night
Quick quotes from last night’s show:
“He’s had a remarkable career and has been a dominant player for the last 10 years. How does he not have six or seven Pro Bowls?” – MIKE MARTZ on Redskins LB London Fletcher, who has never gone to a Pro Bowl
“They’re not done by a long shot but they do have some issues to clean up. They’ve got guys standing back there in a position to make a play and they just can’t pull the trigger. The secondary, particularly without Polamalu, has held this team hostage.” – MIKE MARTZ on the Steelers
“Where the team was when he got them and where they are now shows significant progress. He’s got to get another year to get this thing done. He’s a terrific head coach.” – MIKE MARTZ on Texans head coach Gary Kubiak
“Those press conferences after a tough loss are brutal. It’s hard to be a stand-up guy and take the blame but Gary has done a heck of a job in Houston.” – STEVE MARIUCCI on Texans head coach Gary Kubiak
“How about Andy Reid putting [Michael Vick] in a key situation and affording him the opportunity to make a big play? Of course he answered the bell and that was just a feel-good story.” – MIKE MARTZ on Eagles head coach Andy Reid using QB Michael Vick against the Falcons
“It was a terrific job of managing the game by a great head coach.” – MIKE MARTZ on Saints head coach Sean Payton’s decision to call a timeout in overtime against the Redskins
“He is a remarkable head coach and he deserves a hell of a lot more credit.” – MIKE MARTZ on Chargers head coach Norv Turner
*** Video clips from Week 13 are available on NFL.com. These videos include:
– Steve Mariucci interviews Tom Coughlin after the Giants’ big win over the Cowboys in Week 13.
– Mike Martz and Steve Mariucci analyze the Saints come-from-behind win over the Redskins.
– Mike Sellers fumbles the ball in overtime to give the Saints an opportunity to win the game.
– Texans post-game press conference
– And many more Week 13 game highlights and postgame video only on NFL.com.
6:30-7:00 & 8:30-9:00 PM ET Monday: The Coaches Show (HD)
Host: Charles Davis Analysts: Mike Martz and Steve Mariucci
The Coaches Show takes an inside look at the previous Sunday’s games, analyzing the big plays and tough decisions made by NFL head coaches on the sidelines in a 30-minute, roundtable program (Replays at 8:30 and 10:00 PM ET Mondays).
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