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New York Giants Notes: Coughlin, LT and Awesome Receivers

It's amazing, but there are some tidbits of Giants-related news, so much so that it's difficult to wade through it all. But that's what I just spent the last 30 minutes or so doing. Let' s start with coach Tom Coughlin, who was in the public eye last Friday in Jacksonville, and was interviewed again Tuesday in New Orleans at the NFL owners' meetings.

Coach Tom Coughlin: Football, Jay Fund and Lent - The Daily Record - Jacksonville, Florida
New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin, the inaugural coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was in Jacksonville for a fundraiser Friday for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.

I read TC's book, A Team to Believe In, and if you haven't, you should. It was written right after the Super Bowl season of 2007 and has a lot in it about Coughlin's past, and for what the man stands for. And the Jay Fund is a big part of that. Whatever you think about TC on the field, he's first and foremost a good man both on and off it. But hey, I had no idea he was planning to retire in Jacksonville, did you?

NY Giants Coach Tom Coughlin on team's late season collapses and QB Eli Manning's role in them |
With the exception of 2007, when they pulled off one of the NFL's great upsets in Super Bowl XLII, Tom Coughlin's New York Giants have shown a puzzling history of collapsing after strong starts.

Well, of course the reporters in New Orleans are going to skew the story about favorite son Eli Manning, but they really baited TC with some tough questions. And Coughlin stood there and answered them, and for the record he defended Manning's interception-laden season.

Lawrence Taylor gets probation in sex case -
A judge in New York state Tuesday put NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor on probation for six years for having sex with an underage prostitute.

I'm not sure what can be said on this that hasn't been said before, but it's bittersweet for Giants' fans. On the one hand, we're happy for LT that he avoided prison time, for now. But there are two other feelings I had--one, I feel bad for the victim; and two, that I hope like heck LT doesn't violate his probation.

Breaking down the WRs: Giants - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Because of the all the injury issues, New York got some valuable playing time for wideouts outside of their top three. There are several options to battle it out for roster spots. This is a deep and talented group of receivers.

You're all going to read this and say, "Tell me something I don't know." But hey, it's out there and it re-affirms what we already know--that our receivers, when healthy (a big WHEN), are as good as any Giants' receiving corps., ever.