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Tom Coughlin: 'The message is keep fighting'

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Tom Coughlin talked about the Titans on Wednesday.

Tom Coughlin
Tom Coughlin
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Having lost seven straight games and placed five players on IR Tuesday, what message can coach Tom Coughlin give to the wounded, down-trodden New York Giants as they prepare for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans?

"The message is keep fighting. That's what the message has been all along ... The other message is opportunity," Coughlin said during his Wednesday press conference. "We're going to continue to work, going to continue to support each other, we're going to continue to fight as hard as we can."

Injury Report

Coughlin said that Mark Herzlich (concussion), James Brewer (concussion) and Rashad Jennings (ankle) would not practice Wednesday. He added that Robert Ayers is the only one of the five players placed on IR Tuesday who is not scheduled for surgery.

Explaining The Injuries

The Giants have been hit hard by injuries not only this season, but last year as well. Coughlin was asked if he had any explanation for it.

"You're asking me for a comment that has miffed me forever," Coughlin said. "Why does it happen?

Coughlin pointed out that the Giants have "jumped even further into the science" of injuries and ways to prevent soft tissue injuries like muscle pulls. Unfortunately, it hasn't been soft tissue type injuries that have plagued the Giants this season.

"I wish I had an answer for you," Coughlin said.

About The Titans

Coughlin said the Titans are an "outstanding pressure football team" defensively, and pointed to quarterback Zach Mettenberger, left tackle Taylor Lewan and running back Bishop Sankey as impressive rookies on the Tennessee offense.