“Remember what John Madden said in his speech when he got inducted? When they shut the lights off and lock the door, all the busts in the Hall talk to each other. I’m telling you, Parcells will hold his own in every one of those conversations. I guarantee that.”
Where Giants’ Coughlin First Became a Stickler for Details
“If we had 100 people coming out for football, by the end of the second week, half of them were gone. He didn’t care if you were a great, gifted athlete — if you didn’t want to work, he didn’t want you.” - Mark McCabe, a former linebacker and defensive end under Tom Coughlin
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“On Eli: “I was always his biggest supporter, even days he wasn’t on, ’cause I could sense he didn’t have thick skin. Then I went away, and I thought he would come see me, but nothing, not a letter, in two years. I don’t want to say it was a slap in the face, but I thought our relationship was better than that.”
He also felt Coughlin didn’t treat him like a man.
“After my situation happened, I turned on the TV, and the first words out his mouth was ‘sad and disappointing.’ ” Burress said. “I’m like, forget support — how about some concern? I did just have a bullet in my leg.
“And then I sat in his office, and he pushed back his chair and goes, ‘I’m glad you didn’t kill anybody!’ Man, we’re paid too much to be treated like kids. He doesn’t realize that we’re grown men and actually have kids of our own.”
Giants HC Tom Coughlin asked about presents being exchanged between Jets & Giants on Christmas eve when the two teams meet.