Tom Coughlin attributes success to team's resiliency
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Like they did in 2008, the Giants have followed an improbable road to Super Bowl XLVI.
With their playoff hopes on the line in week 14, the Giants scored 15 points in the final four minutes for a comeback win over the Cowboys, and then won their final two games to keep the postseason dream alive.
“We’ve had five straight single-elimination games, and somehow, some way we scratched our way in to finding a way to win. You know, we prepare well, the guys really do know what’s at stake,” Coughlin said at a press conference.
It’s a resiliency that comes straight from the top. It seems like every year, every game, and almost certainly after every loss, Tom Coughlin’s job was at stake.
Perennially on the hot seat, Coughlin finds a way to not focus on his job, but simply on getting the job done.
“I think he deserves it. I think he’s done a great job of continuing to believe in not only himself, what he brings to the table as a coach, but this team,” said Justin Tuck, Giants defensive lineman.
“He’s very passionate about football, about his coaching, being prepared, and being committed all the way in to doing your job correctly. And I think that’s what I see the most out of him and what leads us players to prepare and play that way,” said Eli Manning, Giants quarterback.
And like any great coach, Coughlin attributes the success not to the way he coaches, but the way his players play.
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