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2012 Super Bowl, Giants Vs. Patriots: John Mara Praises Giants, Tom Coughlin

New York Giants co-owner John Mara joined Mike Francesa on WFAN this week to discuss the Giants run to the 2012 Super Bowl, where they will again face the New England Patriots.

Sports Radio Interviews has the full transcript. We have key excerpts below:

What are your thoughts as you prepare to take this team to a Super Bowl?

“It’s just so hard to put into words. It’s been such an unpredictable year. To go through that four-game losing streak and then come out of there with a big win in Dallas and then to come back and just play a terrible game against the Redskins here at home. All sorts of thoughts go through your mind at that point. Then we win that Jets game and we just seem to get on a roll at that point. I just like the way we are playing right now. I think we have a chance in a couple of weeks, but it’s such an unpredictable business. That is why you can’t be impulsive. You gotta be patient and let the season play itself out and not get too hysterical when a couple of games go the wrong way, but I’m just proud of this group of players and these coaches. They never stopped believing in themselves. They work as hard as any group that I have ever seen. We’re kind of on a roll right now. I just hope we got one more in us.”

You have always shown Tom Coughlin a lot of support:

“Well he deserves it. He’s been a great coach for us and I think it is fair to say he is under appreciated around here. Hopefully that will change right now because he has done a great job and if you just look at the way the players respond to him in the games and in practice and in the locker room you can see he still has their attention and he gets them to play on a very high level with a lot of effort and he has them prepared for every conceivable situation out there. No detail is too small for him and we are just very fortunate to have him as our head coach.”