Strahan: Giants "should be ashamed of themselves"

December, 21, 2010
12/21/10
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If Michael Strahan were still playing, he might have gone off on the New York Giants the way Tom Coughlin did on rookie punter Matt Dodge.

The former Giants defensive star held nothing back when it came to his old team’s demise on Sunday in the 38-31 collapse to the Eagles.

“I’m not apologizing for that, they should be ashamed of themselves,” the FOX football analyst said on Monday on The Dan Patrick Show on FOX Sports Radio. “You look at that game and wonder how it got out of hand for the Giants. They got soft and relaxed. They thought ‘we got it.’ With eight minutes to go, they’re up by 21 and give up an easy touchdown to Brent Celek and all of a sudden the blitz’s looked like ‘whoever gets there gets there’ [lackadaisical] instead of ‘I’m going to make that play and not wait for someone to make that play.’”

Strahan has stressed that one of his roles as a leader was to get his team to finish and continually remind to keep grinding.

“Then when it came time to pick it up, they couldn’t,” Strahan said. “The end of the game was fitting because you don’t let a team back in when you’re up like that.”

“The Giants have not finished, I don’t know if they know how to finish and they need to learn how, if they expect to do anything this year,” he added. “You have to have a killer instinct. You have to finish teams.”
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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