Dec 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin talks with head linesman Kent Payne (79) during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Tom Coughlin Says Giants Win Three Super Bowls If Plaxico Doesn’t Shoot Himself


New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was taping an interview for the YES Network this afternoon and answered questions on a varying amount of topics.

Plaxico Burress came up and Coughlin pulled no punches in describing that situation.  Coughlin according to the Star Ledger feels that Burress shooting himself in the leg ruined that 2008 season, and he thinks the Giants would have won the Super Bowl that year as well.

Coughlin said when he thinks of the Giants’ 2008 season, he can’t help but first recall Plaxico Burress’ self-shooting. At the time, the Giants were 11-1, but ended up losing to the Eagles in the playoffs. Had that incident not occurred, Coughlin said he was certain the team would repeat as Super Bowl champs. “We were the best team in the NFL at the time of the shooting,” Coughlin said.

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  • bigblue81

    I’m a Giants fan, so of course I’ll agree with Coach Coughlin…but I do remember Burress giving up on a LOT of plays that year, leading up to the shooting. He had a HUGE attitude problem and I think he had disciplinary actions that cost him some playing time that year too…who’s to say he wouldn’t have flaked and pulled a Randy Moss?