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Posted at 4:05 PM ET, 01/ 1/2011

Coughlin: Giants aren't taking Redskins lightly

By Jason Reid

In their final game of the season Sunday at FedEx Field, the Redskins will try to achieve a goal they've rarely reached recently: defeating the New York Giants.

The Giants have defeated the Redskins in eight of their last nine meetings. The Redskins' last victory in the series occurred late during the 2007 season under Joe Gibbs.

That win was part of a four-game winning streak that helped the Redskins earn their last playoff appearance. The Giants are still in playoff contention, but they must beat the Redskins and hope the Green Bay Packers lose to the Chicago Bears.

Despite the Giants' recent success against the Redskins, they will not take them lightly, Coach Tom Coughlin said.

"The thing that is most important is that we get the information straight and the information about the next opponent was delivered," he said. "The Redskins have played well since our [last] game and they've put themselves in condition to win games. They've played hard, so we have to recognize that. ... Each game is a new game."

By Jason Reid  | January 1, 2011; 4:05 PM ET
 
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First post of the new year?

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 1, 2011 4:13 PM | Report abuse

'll meet you half way. I'll give him another year. How's that for a new year's compromise?

Posted by: TheCork | January 1, 2011 3:47 PM

I'm in the same camp. Embarrassing as it is to cheer for the last ranked defense, I'd rather have stability than a shiny new toy. If there's no improvement next year, then by all means show JH the door. But I'm for patience for now.

Happy New Year RI. Let's F things up for the gints tomorrow.

Posted by: mack1 | January 1, 2011 4:11 PM

Posted by: mack1 | January 1, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse

It would be a nice start to the New Year if the Redskins knocked the Giants from playoff contention. A Redskins win would mean a split with every team in NFC East and at least puts to rest comments about dominance within the division.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 1, 2011 4:16 PM | Report abuse

When you have to even ask the opposing coach, whether he is taking your team lightly, then you know you truly suck.

I bet he wasn't asked that question about Philly or GB the past two weeks.

Posted by: p1funk | January 1, 2011 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Hell, Pouncey might be the right pick- he'd be a safer bet than a QB, but I'd still take Newton, Luck , Mallett or Blackmon..You place youse bets, you take youse chances..

Posted by: frak | January 1, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TheCork | January 1, 2011 3:47 PM


Posted by: mack1 | January 1, 2011 4:14 PM | Report abuse


Guys, you gotta suspend judgment on Haslett. He has to at least have a chance to run his 3-4 defense with actual 3-4 players - a chance he did not have this year.

It was Big Genius who asked him to run a 3-4 w/ 4-3 people.

Posted by: p1funk | January 1, 2011 4:28 PM | Report abuse

It would be a nice start to the New Year if the Redskins knocked the Giants from playoff contention. A Redskins win would mean a split with every team in NFC East and at least puts to rest comments about dominance within the division.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 1, 2011 4:16 PM
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hatred for gints aside.. I would rather see a better draft position (not that I would root against skins).

Hey Beantown..
Good news.. you wont have to sit in a bar with Pats fans.. Skins/Giants will be carried local on Fox here in Boston.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 1, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Moe
I like what you laid out the only thing I see is that you plan on solving our o line issues with more back ups??
Mallet as our qb is possible, id take fairley
As for powe, id wait n grab an olb if your comfortable with our line situation
Fairley plus a OLB will help the rebuild on defense
Sadly a rebuilt defense does nothing to help a struggling offense although a rebuilt offense can help a sturggling d.
Who cares if we stop them every drive if we can't get a first down, see where I'm going with this??
Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 1, 2011 4:23 PM
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Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 1, 2011 4:31 PM | Report abuse

As bad as college football is, the broadcast crews are even worse. They should be doing the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The worst professional broadcast crew is better than the best college crew.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The Giants didn't take the Eagles or Packers lightly either...just sayin'...

They routinely crap the bed in December. I don't know why this fact is so underrated by the media when they start prepping for a Giants/Jets Super Bowl every other October...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 1, 2011 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Hell, Pouncey might be the right pick- he'd be a safer bet than a QB, but I'd still take Newton, Luck , Mallett or Blackmon..You place youse bets, you take youse chances..

Posted by: frak | January 1, 2011 4:28 PM

I think Pouncey will be a fine pick, if the Skins trade back or move up into the latter part of the first round. Otherwise, I'd like to see the team address either the defensive needs or the qb position whomever is available.

Posted by: TWISI | January 1, 2011 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Pouncey
Hudson
Kalil

Our o line just went from one of the weakest in the nfl to possibly one of the best lines in the NFC

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 1, 2011 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Trade down ten spots

You get Pouncey and a 3rd

Moe you gonna tell me you wouldn't take a 3rd rnd pick n Pouncey??

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 1, 2011 4:37 PM | Report abuse

hatred for gints aside.. I would rather see a better draft position (not that I would root against skins).

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 1, 2011 4:31 PM

Skins have a GM. It looks like what they need is a fan. You've got things exactly backwards.

Losing is a dark cloud. The draft pick is only a silver lining. You don't hope for the Redskins to lose just for a crappy draft pick. The Redskins need this win to build momentum for the off season and for next year. They need the win to attract free agents.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Gotta ask...why is there the assumption that Pouncey will be as good as his brother? The Barbers are the exception, not the rule...I mean, anyone else remember the steep dropoff from Horace Grant to Harvey?

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 1, 2011 4:46 PM | Report abuse

They routinely crap the bed in December. I don't know why this fact is so underrated by the media when they start prepping for a Giants/Jets Super Bowl every other October..
thi
Posted by: brownwood26 | January 1, 2011 4:32 PM |
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i think coughlin wears thin on teams as the season progresses. Its been charted that his winning percentage decreases towards the end of the season.
http://www.thevictoryformation.com/?p=38041

Interestingly, he has the same dictatorial HC ego makeup as Shanny. A persona that wears thin on all of today's NFL players.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 1, 2011 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Skins have a GM. It looks like what they need is a fan. You've got things exactly backwards.

Losing is a dark cloud. The draft pick is only a silver lining. You don't hope for the Redskins to lose just for a crappy draft pick. The Redskins need this win to build momentum for the off season and for next year. They need the win to attract free agents.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse


A win against the Giants in particular would be nice, also, because no other team has had our number the past couple of years like the GMen have.

I don't think we've even been competitive against them since the Todd Collins victory several years back.

Posted by: p1funk | January 1, 2011 4:47 PM | Report abuse


They need the win to attract free agents.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:38 PM |
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no FA's this year then

Posted by: hessone | January 1, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't them being twins mean he's gonna be just as good???

Oh wait he could be worse?? Or he could be better??

Only way well ever know is to draft him!!!

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 1, 2011 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't them being twins mean he's gonna be just as good???

Oh wait he could be worse?? Or he could be better??

Only way well ever know is to draft him!!!

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 1, 2011 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Interestingly, he has the same dictatorial HC ego makeup as Shanny. A persona that wears thin on all of today's NFL players.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 1, 2011 4:47 PM


Yeah, but there's the key difference that Shanahan has a track record for winning more games than he loses in December. Coughlin doesn't.

Plus, you see some of the guys that played for Shanahan swear by the guy (Elway, Young, Schlereth to name a few) while you hear no such support from former Giants now in the media (Tiki, Strahan). Just a thought...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 1, 2011 4:53 PM | Report abuse

no FA's this year then

Posted by: hessone | January 1, 2011 4:49 PM

Do you take stupid pills before you post this stuff? Or are you going with your usual lame cop out -- "just having fun"?

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Skins have a GM. It looks like what they need is a fan. You've got things exactly backwards.

Losing is a dark cloud. The draft pick is only a silver lining. You don't hope for the Redskins to lose just for a crappy draft pick. The Redskins need this win to build momentum for the off season and for next year. They need the win to attract free agents.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:38 PM
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A Free Agent is interested first in the size of the Contract not the W-L record.
And who is to say, a FA isnt also attracted to a successful Draft by his next potential team?

Secondly, the Skins do not have a GM.. They have a Cap Manager, Bruce Allen, by his own admission, and a Head Coach that makes the personnel decisions.

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 1, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Obvious BEEPS---->

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 1, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

And who is to say, a FA isnt also attracted to a successful Draft by his next potential team?

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | January 1, 2011 4:55 PM

Got things a little backwards, don't you? You realize that free agency comes about two months before the draft? Or do you think that the really shrewd free agents refuse to sign until after the draft so they can see which team is best?

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse


Do you take stupid pills before you post this stuff? Or are you going with your usual lame cop out -- "just having fun"?

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 4:53 PM |
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took stupid pills

Posted by: hessone | January 1, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse

took stupid pills

Posted by: hessone | January 1, 2011 5:25 PM

Good one, hessone. Great way to start 2011.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 1, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Yea sure - thats just standard issue coach-speak, they've owned the 'Skins for years now & they know it ... 'course the Giants understandable difficulty in taking 'Skins seriously COULD end up aiding the 'Skins, guess we'll see soon enough ...

Posted by: RoidRage | January 1, 2011 5:30 PM | Report abuse

KEEP DRINKING THE KOOL-ADE ALL OF SHANAHAN-HASSLET BELIEVERS.THESE GUYS WERE FIRED FROM OTHER COACHING JOBS FOR A DAM GOOD REASON.THEY SUCK!THE GAME IS IN 3RD GEAR,THESE GUYS ARE STUCK IN 2ND.SO KEEP ON SWILLING IT DOWN,THERES MORE WHERE THAT COMES FROM

Posted by: billydee123 | January 1, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

FOR ALL OF YOU BLIND,SHANAHAN,HASSLET LOVERS,JUST KEEP DRINKING THE KOOL-ADE AND KEEP GIVING DANNY BOY YOUR HARD EARNED DOLLARS.THESE GUYS WERE FIRED FROM THEIR PREVIOUS COACHING JOBS FOR A DAM GOOD REASON!THEY SUCK!WHAT SHANNY WON IN THE PAST,HASNT A DAM THING TO DO WITH TODAY!THE NFL GAME IS IN 3RD GEAR,THESE GUYS ARE STUCK IN 1ST,STILL SAVORING THE TASTE OF VICTORY FROM LONG AGO.SO GO ON,KEEP THAT FALSE HOPE ALIVE,AND TAKE ANOTHER SWIG OF THAT LADE!THERS PLENTY MORE WHERE THAT COMES FROM

Posted by: billydee123 | January 1, 2011 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm a blind Shanny/Haslett lover but I still don't understand why they drafted a FB/TE with a mid-round pick last year. I mean they needed players at, oh, every other position.

Posted by: coparker5 | January 1, 2011 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, where is D-Mo at? Lets evaluate him also!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | January 1, 2011 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Obviously this guy hasn't tried the kool-aid. The RI blend is mixed with a quite superb grain, a '52, I believe...

On the other hand, mebbe it's this shine that's blindin' me.

Posted by: Oogalaboogala | January 1, 2011 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Just read where flacco ,ravens is getting better.About time,he is still a playoff loser like Grossman and Mcnabb ,Mcnabb has the most losses. three losers.Redskins not the only losing team,have plenty of company.One winner of the super bowl all others are losers.Yep ,all others.

Posted by: dcg326 | January 2, 2011 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Just read where flacco ,ravens is getting better.About time,he is still a playoff loser like Grossman and Mcnabb ,Mcnabb has the most losses. three losers.Redskins not the only losing team,have plenty of company.One winner of the super bowl all others are losers.Yep ,all others.

Posted by: dcg326 | January 2, 2011 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Just read where flacco ,ravens is getting better.About time,he is still a playoff loser like Grossman and Mcnabb ,Mcnabb has the most losses. three losers.Redskins not the only losing team,have plenty of company.One winner of the super bowl all others are losers.Yep ,all others.

Posted by: dcg326 | January 2, 2011 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Just read where flacco ,ravens is getting better.About time,he is still a playoff loser like Grossman and Mcnabb ,Mcnabb has the most losses. three losers.Redskins not the only losing team,have plenty of company.One winner of the super bowl all others are losers.Yep ,all others.

Posted by: dcg326 | January 2, 2011 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Giggles, not taking the Redskins lightly, more giggles.

Posted by: JCM-51 | January 2, 2011 9:42 AM | Report abuse

You are absolutely correct, vacuum head! Because of their trepidation at the thought of the Deadskins eliminating them from the playoffs word is out that they are sending eight players to FEDEX instead of five for this contest.

Posted by: burro2 | January 2, 2011 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Someone wrote:
"It would be a nice start to the New Year if the Redskins knocked the Giants from playoff contention. A Redskins win would mean a split with every team in NFC East and at least puts to rest comments about dominance within the division."
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A win by the Skins today = a split with every NFC East team, but ... a win or loss today = only ONE NFC East team HAS NOT won the division since the decade be4 the last decade (the 1990's). That would be the Skins and only the Skins, which is Detroit, Bengals and Browns-like.

Posted by: morrisday1 | January 2, 2011 12:03 PM | Report abuse

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