Coughlin: Hero's poignant words inspired Giants

In his new book, "A Team To Believe In," coach Tom Coughlin chronicles the Giants' road to Super Bowl glory. Here is an excerpt.

Originally Published: September 13, 2008
By Tom Coughlin | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Giants head coach Tom Coughlin's new book, "A Team To Believe In."

Pride is on the line during the week of practice before Washington, and I notice Eli Manning elevates his focus and his effort. The Redskins are 2-0, with wins over Miami and Philadelphia, and against Washington Eli will have to deal with a strong pass rush and a boisterous crowd.

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