It seemed like the obvious move for the Giants as soon as they won Super Bowl XLVI over the Patriots and completed yet another memorable postseason run. They had little choice but to lock up Tom Coughlin for a contract extension.
Is Tom Coughlin the best coach in Giants history? The fact that we now ask that after he’s been fired countless times by fans and media –- yes, I’m owning up to my end of myopia –- speaks to Coughlin’s discipline and decency, if not his dominance.
Parcells prefers to remain retired and not replace his protege and friend, Sean Payton, who will serve a season-long suspension for his role in New Orleans’ bounty system.
The Saints now must find an interim coach from candidates including top assistants as well as retired coach Bill Parcells.
A person familiar with the decision says that Saints coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension with the NFL on Friday.
Would Bill Parcells come out of retirement yet again? “Tuna” said Wednesday that he’d consider doing his friend, Sean Payton, the favor if asked.
Bill Parcells would be able to blow the dust off his last few introductory speeches, and then leave the team and town before they become lethally sick of each other.
Facing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints’ bounties program, Payton planned to meet with Parcells, his former boss, on Tuesday, a conversation that will include who will coach New Orleans this coming season.
Bill Parcells said Monday that the Saints have not contacted him about possibly coaching the team in the wake of Sean Payton’s one-year suspension, which still could be appealed.
No more hot seat for Tom Coughlin. No more second-guessing. The 65-year-old made NFL history on Sunday.
Running back Curtis Martin and four linemen have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with one senior committee choice.
Since the Giants have won 75 percent of the Super Bowls in which they’ve played, it’s time to acknowledge the man who hatched this festive habit: Bill Parcells.
Quite simply, Giants coach Tom Coughlin belongs in the Hall of Fame whether he wins a second Lombardi Trophy or not.
Bill Parcells moved one step closer to Canton on Saturday when the Pro Football Hall of Fame released a list of 15 modern-era finalists for enshrinement that included the Super Bowl-winning coach.
Winning in the regular season is hard. Winning in the postseason is even tougher. Players don’t need any more pressure than the playoffs already pose.