Head Coach Tom Coughlin
December 26, 2014
Q: How important is it for you and the team to get a win to end the season?
A: Any time you line up, itís important to win. Obviously with the last game of the year, itís very important. Weíve had a couple of wins. We certainly enjoy that part of it much more than the other. That offers no disrespect for the Eagles. Theyíre an outstanding football team, and certainly we found that out first hand when we traveled there before. Iíve talked all year about improvement and individual improvement and team improvement and progress and all of those kinds of things, and there has been a little bit of progress and I certainly would like to see it continue.
Q: What have you thought of Ben McAdooís after one year?
A: Iíll wait till the season is over. I think thereís no doubt that Coach McAdoo is an outstanding coach and heís done a good job here. Weíve made some progress.
Q: With this being the last practice of the year, do you say anything to the team in terms of what this game means for this team?
A: We talk all week about that. We just donít stand there. Itís about the idea of this is the last game of the year. Itís against a divisional foe. You have all kinds of things going on - young people who are getting opportunities, veteran players who want to be in a position to win, a coaching staff that busts their tail to win week in and week out. Nothing changes because itís the 16th game.
Q: Do you think itís possible for guys for whom it may be their last game to not think about that and not have it creep into their head?
A: No question. They want to play. They want to win. They want to play well. What other motive do you have in this business? It doesnít help anybody not to be at their very best, so that is not even a consideration. This is a team. These guys have worked hard together. They like each other, they play for each other and itís unfortunate we only get to line up and do it one more time.
Q: Andre Williams is questionable. Do you have confidence that he can play Sunday?
Q: Does it ever creep into your mind that this may be your last game?
A: No, it doesnít.