Tom Coughlin Talks Giants-Buccaneers

The day after the New York Giants defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41-34, Giants coach Tom Coughlin did not back off his post-game criticism of Buccaneers' coach Greg Schiano over the game's final play.

"It's up to the NFL. I said what I said and I believe it to be accurate with regards to the number of years that I've been in this league and I've said my piece about it," Coughlin said.

Here is more from Coughlin's Monday conference call:

On Andre Brown:

"He did well. He did well for a guy that thought his role was basically going to be special teams. He played and played well and he was involved in some pass protection opportunities and did pretty well with that. There may have been one that wasn't quite as well done, but he ran hard, he ran fast, he really had a chance to break a couple. I thought maybe he was coming out there with one of them and he caught the ball out of the backfield well and knew to get north and south and took care of the ball and I think for the first time he's had that kind of exposure and play time, I thought he came through it well."

On Jayron Hosley, who made his first start:

"He battled. He's a competitive, scrappy guy and flew around pretty good. I think he got a bunch of that stuff from the field in his eye and had to come out for a little bit, but he competes."

On being 1-1 instead of 0-2:

"Each game is so critically important to you. If you look at our division, which is where we always go, three teams are now 1-1 and the Eagles are 2-0 and that's the primary thing, is to be able to stay right with the pack and keep yourself in the ball game in terms of that. If you win, that's a great thing. If you lose, you're scrambling."

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