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.
Tom Coughlin won’t have to worry about constant questions about his contract during the 2015 season.
“The feeling I have is one of excitement,” Spags said Thursday. “We’re going to work our butts off, and hopefully we will do great things together.” They did before.
Spagnuolo was the Giants’ defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. He was the architect of the defense that stopped Tom Brady and the Patriots’ dream of a 19-0 season in Super Bowl XLII.
“We obviously need to add some pieces,” Mara said. “We need to have another strong draft. We need to pick and choose in free agency some guys who can help us.”
“Something that I gathered from coach Coughlin in a short period of time is faces change, but his expectations never will. He’s a man of consistency, so we love playing for him.”
The Giants on Wednesday fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and defensive backs coach Pete Giunta after the unit finished among the worst in the league.
Coach Tom Coughlin announced the hiring on Wednesday, a day after the team confirmed that Danny Langsdorf was leaving to become the offensive coordinator at Nebraska.
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.
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.
Keeping Coughlin was more a move of nostalgia than necessity, more about patience than prudence.
The Giants finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Coughlin, who won Super Bowls XLII and XLVI with the G-Men, has been the Giants’ coach since 2004.
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.”