Postgame Locker Room quotes - 12/3

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Giants players and coaches meet the media following the Monday Night loss

Head Coach Tom Coughlin

On the game:
“This is not real complicated. I don’t know what happened in the second half. They certainly didn’t come out and play. Penalties [and] sloppy football. It seemed like every time we had a special teams play, we had a penalty. Every time we had a kickoff return, we had a penalty, so we started inside the 10. The last series, offensively, we made a first down and it seemed like a late call, but it was a holding call. It ruined that drive. Just very disappointing that our second half wasn’t better. We scored that field goal at the end of the first half and that we’d have the ball again at the start of the second half, I thought it was going to be an opportunity for us to take it again and score. Of course we got a penalty and got backed up on that drive, but we did get a first down. We didn’t have any turnovers, we were plus-one there, but the real factor was we had a lot of difficulty stopping them. We didn’t do anything with our opportunities. We aren’t going to beat anybody with 16 points. I would say that with 17, but the score was 17-16. I’m just disappointed we came out and played like this in the second half.”


QB Eli Manning

On the game:
“Obviously this was an important game. I thought we did some really good things. We played pretty sound football, just obviously set up too many field goals and had some costly penalties that hurt us. There were some good things out there. We ran the ball well and I think we threw the ball well. In the fourth quarter, we had the two drives at the end that were unsuccessful and that’s the game.”


DE Justin Tuck

On what Robert Griffin III showed him in tonight’s game:
“I don’t know if he showed us anything different. He showed us the drives that led to punts. If I remember correctly, he made some great throws to get them in position to get touchdown throws. He played pretty good and he was able to get outside of the pocket and make a good strike to the wide receiver.”


RB Ahmad Bradshaw

On how tough it was to come out of the game with a loss:
“It was very tough. Our O-line worked hard today and we ran hard. It’s just tough to come out with a loss.”

On what Head Coach Tom Coughlin said at halftime:
“Just keep fighting. We had a lot of penalties. We’re just trying to stop the penalties and stop the mistakes we were having.”


DE Osi Umenyiora

On if he thinks the playoff race is “going to be a dogfight”:
“Obviously, we knew that going in. We knew that it wasn’t going to be easy. We have two teams 6-6 behind us and we are only one game up. We have to find a way to close this thing out.”

LB Chase Blackburn

On the Redskins’ offense:
“They killed the clock. Even though they put up 17 points, seven points in the second half, they ran out the clock on offense, and we didn’t have enough possessions.”

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