“Giants in a near desperate position for tonight’s game against the Redskins” is a quote that raises some doubts. The Giants should have been desperate a long time ago if they wanted to make the playoffs. Sure they could win out and get in if the right things happen. I understand that losing to Washington wouldn’t even be mathematically eliminating.
Speaking of strange quotes, Coughlin says: “We have enough motivation right here. We have all the motivation we need. We have had it that way for quite some time. Look at a graph of our season. We have to realize that there are an awful lot of things that these players, if they just stopped and thought about it, have to be proud of.”
You’re telling me the Giants defense has been motivated for a while? And they have something to be proud of? They were #28 – let’s see if they make us proud in Washington and move up a few ranks…
Because right now, if defense wins playoff games the talk about desperation and motivation is all moot.