Coughlin tells Giants not to be satisfied
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.: As Tom Coughlin walked off the field Friday at the end of the New York Giants’ three-day minicamp, he had a smile as big as the one he had while holding the Super Bowl trophy four months ago.
Don’t get the wrong impression — everything wasn’t OK with the Super Bowl champions.
Disgruntled tight end Jeremy Shockey never made it out of the locker room to watch any of the mandatory three-day minicamp, and leading receiver Plaxico Burress refused to practice until he gets a new contract.
What made Coughlin so happy was seeing his grandson, Cooper Snee, being held in the arms of his father, guard Chris Snee, who handed the child off to grandpa, the coach.
It was the perfect ending to what Coughlin felt was a good minicamp. It will be last time the Giants work out until reporting to training camp at the University at Albany on July 24.
That’s the day the Giants’ open defense of their title, although Coughlin will say the work has already started.
That’s the message he gave the team as it left for vacation.
“The thing that I have told our team, and if you are really trying to settle on some kind of theme, is that we are not satisfied with winning,” Coughlin said. “We are not satisfied with that. We have a lot of things to improve upon, and that is the attitude that we are going to take into camp.”