NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin concedes questionable play-calling in loss to San Diego Chargers
There are 2 comments on the The Jersey Journal story from Nov 9, 2009, titled NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin concedes questionable play-calling in loss to San Diego Chargers. In it, The Jersey Journal reports that:
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks at the Giants in the fourth quarter of the loss to the Chargers.
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#1 Nov 10, 2009
Coughlin is coaching scared again, playing NOT TO LOSE, instead of playing to win. Has he lost faith in Manning?, his $100 million dollar QB? The defense played well enough to win, & thank goodness #41 never got off the bench....thats C.C. Brown, in case you don't know.
Since: Apr 09
#2 Nov 17, 2009
Eli had a lot to do with the calls on that last drive. He could have taken a shot into the end zone, but decided to keep it on the ground to not stop the clock with an incompletion. The Chargers weren't giving up a pass with that formation, so Eli took what they gave him. He used up the clock, forced the Chargers to use two time outs, and relied on the defense to keep em out of the end zone. It was the smart play. The defense could do it. They just didn't. That's how it bounces sometimes. The play that actually set up the TD was the pass to Sproles covered by Boley, who was just a little late committing to the pass coverage. The same armchair observers who criticize Eli, Gilbride and TC for taking the high percentage plays are criticizing B-Check for taking the shot on 4th and 2 with a short field, giving Payton the opportunity to win, which he did. Rolling the dice against the odds isn't playing brave, or playing to win... over time it's playing to miss the playoffs.
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