Coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese are getting one more chance to turn around the New York Giants — or else.
Co-owner John Mara confirmed that the two-time Super Bowl champion will return during a news conference on Tuesday, though he did say that he might not extend the 68-year-old’s contract.
“I’m hoping that we can come to an agreement where I can retire a Giant, and more importantly, try to help this team win another Super Bowl before my tenure’s up.”
The Giants finally broke their nightmarish seven-game losing streak on Sunday, defeating the Titans handily for their first win since October 5. To say that Antrel Rolle is relieved would be an understatement.
He’s playing on the top line for the surprise team of the NHL. But Kyle Okposo says neither he nor his teammates are letting the Islanders’ stunning early season success go to their heads.
“Those reporters, I know exactly who they are … so they’re gonna have to answer to me in person for taking what I said out of context.”
“In (defensive coordinator) Perry Fewell’s defense, when certain things go wrong throughout the course of a game, it then makes you hesitant to call certain things.”
In a season of serious lows for the Jets, rock-bottom might have been the Bills marching into MetLife Stadium a few weeks back and laughing their way to a rout.
“But in order for it to be a possibility we’ve gotta go out there and we’ve gotta play as a team. All three phases need to be on the same page at the same time.”
The Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson was at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, and he told WFAN’s Joe & Evan on Tuesday that an effort like that was long overdue.
“The entire team. I’m not saying that we’re not playing with passion. I’m saying we’re not playing with enough passion. We’re not playing with enough attitude.”
Speaking to WFAN’s Joe Beningo and Evan Roberts on Tuesday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, Wilkerson said the blame for the Jets’ 1-7 start should be spread around, not just dumped on the second-year quarterback.
Antrel Rolle, joining WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts in his weekly spot on Tuesday, had some interesting things to say about the wide receiver.
The Jets are suddenly throwing money around on new contracts. But what about the one guy who many think really deserves a new deal, Muhammad Wilkerson?
“Too bad, players,” the Hall of Famer said, impersonating NFL owners. “We love ya and we need ya. Hang in there with us while we just get filthy a– rich … It’s 32 billionaires getting richer at the expense of players.”