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Tom Coughlin on New York Giants' psyche: 'Grow up'

Tom Coughlin has watched his team play a lot of bad football in the past 12 months.

The problems of 2013 were the same that plagued the New York Giants in Monday night's 35-14 blowout loss to the Detroit Lions: turnovers, lack of protection, defensive backs colliding or blowing coverage, lack of pressure, poor execution and on and on and on and on.

"We don't have a lot to be proud of," Coughlin said, per Newsday. "It was a nightmare performance. I don't think there's anyone in that locker room that doesn't realize that the bubble's been burst.''

That bubble he's referring to is the thought that once the regular season began his team might perform better than it did in the preseason under new coordinator Ben McAdoo. Instead, it was more of the same. The offense was inconsistent and Eli Manning looked as uncomfortable as he did atrocious.

Coughlin scoffed at the idea his team's psyche might be already deteriorating.

"Grow up," he said. "This is the thing we have to contend with and we have no one to blame but ourselves."

The Giants were outclassed in all three phases of the game Monday night during a contest that wasn't even as close as the score indicated.

"It's hurtful. It's disgusting," safety Antrel Rolle added. "But at the same time, we must make our own mistakes right."

We could be hearing these quotes recycled a lot after Giants games in 2014.

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