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Tom Coughlin: 'It's easy to stay down'

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Tom Coughlin talks to media for final time prior to Sunday's game vs. Kansas City.

Tom Coughlin
Tom Coughlin
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New York Giants' coach Tom Coughlin was not willing to reveal who would start Sunday along the team's injury-ravaged offensive line. He was willing, however, to discuss why he has tried to project an upbeat persona during the week despite his team's 0-3 record.

"It’s easy to stay down and feel sorry for yourself, but the difficult thing is to come back and stand up and again be positive and try to inspire people to overcome the obstacles that are there and to do it together as one. That’s the only trick that I know."

[GM Jerry Reese built this Giants' team. I take a look at his culpability for their 0-3 start in a post for Yahoo! Sports]

The season is rapidly slipping away from the Giants, but Coughlin doesn't want his team thinking about that.

"I think that if you start dwelling on all that stuff ... They are young people, young athletes. The main thing is you don't want people tied up. They've got to go play. They're not going to be able to be successful unless they come out of their shell and play and don't worry about it," Coughlin said. "Let me worry about the errors. Let me worry about what to say. You go play the game. I'll take it on my shoulders."

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