A defensive mainstay and former two-time champion has been shown the door by the Giants.
“The goal is for (Pierre-Paul) to be a Giant, and play as a Giant forever and retire a Giant,” Tom Coughlin said.
Unlike the traditional franchise tag, the non-exclusive franchise tag allows other teams to offer Pierre-Paul a contract.
Between now and March 2, NFL teams have to decide whether or not to use a franchise tag on certain players. The Giants are currently thinking long and hard about wether they will do just that with Jason Pierre-Paul.
Tagging Jason Pierre-Paul, which would deprive the impending free agent of seeking out more lucrative pastures, would not sit well with him at all. It might even hinder long-term negotiations.
The right price could mean vastly different things for a 26-year-old pass rusher and a 32-year-old safety. It could be the difference between one staying and one going.
Despite all the “ifs” and uncertainty facing the Giants, head coach Tom Coughlin believes 2015 will be a success, even if it does take a long, arduous offseason to accomplish it.
In 2014, the New York Giants (6-10) committed over $116 million in free agent contracts in order to avoid a repeat of the 2013 season. Unfortunately, injuries derailed Big Blue’s season before it ever started, and the team continues to be a work-in-progress.
The Giants’ enigmatic season ended at 6-10, with an excellent illustration of what they need moving forward.
Tom Coughlin would not address his employment status after Sunday’s season finale: “I’m going to go about my business, just as I always do, until I’m told otherwise.”
The New York Giants (4-9) hoped to get a mini-win streak started after last week’s demolition of the Tennessee Titans in Nashville last week. This week, the dysfunctional Washington Redskins (3-10) came to town, fresh off a shutout loss to the St. Louis Rams and a full blown quarterback contriversy to boot.
Think back to Week 4. It was a long time ago and one of the highlights of the Giants’ season.
“Yeah, if I can stay here, I would love to be a Giant for life,” the defensive end told reporters on Wednesday. “I don’t know what the future has.”
As the New York Giants head toward another season without a sniff of the NFL playoffs, major changes appear to be on the way. What is in store for Big Blue’s defensive unit next year?
The New York Giants (4-9) were finally able to shake the dry spell that saw the team drop its last seven contests. After last week’s disappointment against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Big Blue kept the pedal to the metal in the 36-7 win over the hapless Tennessee Titans (2-12).