As the New York Giants are set to take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, head coach Tom Coughlin will deliver the same message to his team before they take the field as the one he gave them before the regular season: finish [via Giants.com]:
"It was the first thing we hit them with," Coughlin said, "and it’ll be the last thing they hear from us before they take the field."
Coughlin has hammered his point home all season and he’s not going to let up now that the Giants are about to play for another championship. He was not happy with how the Giants finished games in 2009 and 2010 or the seasons as whole. From the day training camp opened in July, he has spoken of the importance of finishing strong. He talked about it again Friday in his final press conference before the Giants take on the New England Patriots on Sunday.
According to Giants beat writer Patricia Traina, Coughlin ran a short highlight video for his team last night set to "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins and addressed the team for several minutes, speaking about how teams that win championships love each other while referencing Coach Wooden's pyramid of success on which "Love" rested at the top. But the overall theme? Finish.
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