I'm not sure I agree with that entirely, especially after watching guys like LB Danny Clark chasing Jeremy Shockey vainly into the endzone, or seeing C.C. Brown scramble to catch up with the small village of receivers who caught passes downfield.
But we'll let Clark have his say about what went wrong, just because we're a fair bunch here.
As for Coughlin, he indicated that the speed of folks like wide receiver Devery Henderson may have taken a minor part in the problems.
"You have to start first by saying they were the No. 1 scoring team in the league. Thirty-six points a game is a lot of points in the NFL," Coughlin said. "They made some plays on some simple things like they just went up and got the ball. The quarterback is confident enough to throw it up, and they elevated, got in position to make plays on the ball even though we had people there. We had guys there, but weren't able to get up to where the receiver was to challenge the catch.
"We all know Henderson is very fast and Reggie Bush is very fast, but I don't know that that was the reason for the big plays. The big plays over the top, I felt we had people in position. We just didn't make plays on the ball."