The leadership, especially on defense, was questioned in 2009. In the interview, Coughlin said "leadership and championships go hand-in-hand."
Other Coughlin quotes.
- "We need to get back to Giants football."
- "We expect everybody to look at what took place last year and, quite frankly, be offended by it."
- "Everybody talks about the secondary, but you've gotta put a little pressure on that quarterback. Otherwise, anybody in this league that has time to sit back there and throw it is gonna pick you apart, and that's exactly what happened to us."