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Last season, en route to the Super Bowl, the Giants' offense was snapping in place on all cylinders making the plays they needed to make to win themselves another championship. They were, at times, machine-like.

Last week, that machine was rusty. A few worn parts and a lack of synchronization led to the Giants' offense to be off by just a hair in the opener vs the Dallas Cowboys. They missed on some big plays and took themselves out of some others.

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Player and coach comments from Monday's media sessions:

"Execution. Make the plays when the plays are available to you. Be smarter, be the smarter team." - Head coach Tom Coughlin on what he's emphasizing to the team this week?

"Yeah. I haven?t slept well, so I think we all are itching to get back on the field. Definitely got a lot of work to do on the practice field. Had a great practice today as far as turning the page. We?ve been in this situation before." - DE Justin Tuck after having some days off after losing the opener to Dallas

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Transcript of Tom Coughlin's media session today:

"Good afternoon. Still disappointed, that hasn?t changed. I think the players are very somber; they are remorseful because of an opportunity lost. We had many opportunities that we didn?t take advantage of. We didn?t play well, Dallas played better than we played. We created opportunities for ourselves late in the game, but we weren?t able to capitalize on them. We lacked consistency; we lacked fundamental technique play at the position with consistency pretty much everywhere. I was positive about our special teams play. I think that with our kickoff return team, we do have the possibility of going forward there, and establishing some opportunities in the return game. We did have a nice punt return as well, which was called back due to a penalty, and the penalty was legitimate.

Otherwise, offensively we were sloppy with technique, we were not consistent at all, we had dropped balls. We had some opportunities in the run game, but we didn?t seem to be able to push the line of scrimmage enough to crack the runner through the line of scrimmage. We?ll continue to work on that. We?re still very disappointed, obviously, in the goal line aspect of our game, with the ball on the one-yard line and the inability to score. Simple fact of the matter is, defensively, they score three of the four times they had the ball in the second half. That is a concern.

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Some postgame reactions by the Giants after their 24-17 opening night loss to the Dallas Cowboys:

"Take a bite out of humble pie is basically what it is. It brings you right back to earth. There won?t be any blowing smoke up their rear ends as far as that. Last year is last year and this year is this year. Every team is a new team, every year is a new year, we have our work cut out for us, it?s a great challenge for us now. I think?Michael Coe?injured a hamstring again, so there is another corner we?re staring at being down. But we?ve rubbed salt in it right now and I think that hopefully the competitive nature of our guys comes out and we come out swinging." - head coach Tom Coughlin on his postgame message to the team

"Just to be a little bit more crisp in what we are doing, what we are representing. Understand what is going to be thrown at us. Understand that we have to capture opportunities when they present themselves. And we will get better, we will get better. Practice will be a little bit more crisp, a little bit more focused, a little more sharp. You know, we?ll do that." - Safety Antrel Rolle on Coughlin's postgame message

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One game, one loss. That's how you should view last night's opener. Keep in mind, in 1986 the Giants lost their opener to the Cowboys and then lost only one more game (to Seattle) the rest of the way......here's some headlines for you.....

Poor tackling gave Dallas two many second chances

Wilson loses handle early in Giant debut

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A few years back, the Giants spoiled the opening game at Cowboys Stadium. Last night, Dallas returned the favor by thumping the Giants on their own turf when everyone expected them to roll over for the home team.

It was anything but a setup. Dallas outhustled and outplayed the defending champs in front of the whole world last night. The game was a winnable one, but the the Giants didn't do much to help themselves in the 24-17 reality check at the hands of their most hated rivals.

"Very disappointing, very disappointing loss," said Tom Coughlin after the game. "Any way you want to look at it. We fumble the ball after a nice drive that possibly could have been points, we don?t score from the one-yard line. We give up big plays in the second half. We don?t really stop the run, they had all kinds of yardage, we had little or none. We gave ourselves a chance there at the end of the game, it just took way too much time for us to score. And then obviously 3rd and 11 or 12, whatever that was, we couldn?t stop it. We had trouble stopping the slant all night long like we?ve never seen a slant before. Very, very frustrating. It hurts to come in and be playing at home and playing a game of this nature opening the season to play the way we played, and we certainly are capable of playing a lot better."

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by Jon Wagner. SNY Giants Columnist

Throughout the summer, New York Giants? head coach Tom Coughlin encouraged his team to ?Build A Bridge? to last year, when it was about being ?All In? and making sure to ?Finish.?

Forget finishing, the Giants (0-1) couldn?t even start well, while allowing their underdog and hated NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys (1-0) to waltz into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford and walk away with a season-opening 24-17 upset victory.

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Shaun O'Hara, the ultimate underdog who was a walk-on as both a college player and a pro, officially announced his retirement from the NFL today.

Although he has not played since 2010, O'Hara had never formally handed in his papers. He decided to put them in today.

From Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News:

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What you need to know this morning.....

WR Hakeem Nicks returned to practice yesterday. Tom Coughlin said he will be bringing Nicks along slowly and did not know if he would play in the upcoming preseason games Friday vs Chicago or Wednesday vs New England.

Coughlin said he had very little information about the injury to RB Ahmad Bradshaw's hand, which suffered a contusion in the game vs the Jets last Saturday.Bradshaw practiced, but his participation was limited. Rookie RB David Wilson will begin seeing more time with the first team, Coughlin said.

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From our colleague Jimmy Kempski:

It?s time to start paying attention to Will Hill if you?re a Giants fan. ?He has been getting a ton of reps with the 1?s, and extra reps with the 2?s. ?It?s clear that the coaching staff really likes him. ?And how do I know that? ?Because they yell at him a lot. ?Before the play, during the play, after the play, you name it. ??Be physical Will! ?Jam him up Will! ?Jam him up!? ?If they didn?t like him, he?d be running with the 3?s. ?

They?ve been using him a lot in the box, and today he covered the slot receivers and TEs quite a bit. ?He may very well play a big role for the Giants? defense this year, ?especially with the uncertainty of Terrell Thomas? knee. ?At all 32 camps, reporters are prefacing questions by first saying ?The NFL is changing with the usage of more athletic tight ends like Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez?? and then they finish their question, usually asking how you stop those two TE sets. ?If there hasn?t already been that question posed with Will Hill in mind already, there will be soon. ?Here?s some tape of Hill in college at Florida against Georgia. ?He had himself a game:

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from our colleague Tom Murro of Fox News?:
David Yurman?Summer Rooftop Soiree Wed night in NYC-??Who was there?? David Yurman and his wife Sybil, NY Giants great?Tiki Barber?and his new wife Traci Lynn Johnson, Chef Chris Nirschel, Ralph Lauren Model Ubah Hassan,?(Boxer) Eric Kelly, Stephen Baldwin and Mick Rock.????
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While I was chatting up the Olympics with Barber , he showed much love for Michael Phelps by saying ''He's the greatest Olympian who ever lived''??
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Lots of guests were coming up to congratulate Tiki and Traci on tying the knot last week.??Their wedding took place at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau last Thursday.
Tiki's a real popular guy at parties, although he said he only shakes like 40-50 fan hands a day when he's not in the office, and doesn't carry hand sanitizer (I had to ask).
?The Barbers with our colleague Tom Murro of FOX News
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Week 1 NFL Preview from our friends at?SBRForum.com

Interested to know what may be the best NFL picks for Week 1 of the season? Look no further as we rummage through the schedule and see where we might find the best available value.

It all starts on September 5th, on a Wednesday no less.

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