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Tom Coughlin on WFAN: Green Zone

Today on Mike Francesa’s afternoon WFAN radio program, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin indicated that running the ball in the “Green” zone (inside the 20) needs to be the biggest priority for improvement. He also indicated that the gadget plays for a loss of yardage was his fault.

While I agree the #1 option is running for the Giants – particularly pounding through the line with Brandon Jacobs – it cannot be ignored that disguising your play calls with a spread out offense will keep goal line defenses honest. Mixing up runs with playaction passes is deadly, and Eli Manning is great at it. Faking a handoff, rolling out, and hitting a WR or TE needs to be shown as an option down there – ASAP.

Going 0-12 in the “Green” Zone this weekend is no way to prove that you know what your priorities need to be in scoring position.

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