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.”
Replacing defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and special teams coach Tom Quinn might be a good start, or end for that matter.
Tom Coughlin is looking to change some things about Odell Beckham Jr.’s game. It’s nothing big, and certainly not the edge the record-setting New York Giants’ rookie brings to the field.
Sheldon Richardson, the Jets defensive lineman who has been critical of law enforcement in the past, spoke Sunday in support of slain officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Eli Manning will no doubt be targeting the dynamic Odell Beckham Jr. this weekend. But they will be going up against a Rams defense that hasn’t yielded a TD in three games.
He may not deserve to be fired, but he has to leave the sidelines one way or another for the long-term success of the team. It’s a painful move that has to be made.
Winning two games in a row late in the season has not shed any light on whether Tom Coughlin will be returning as coach of the Giants.
Maybe Tom Coughlin’s seat isn’t so hot, after all. According to the New York Post, the Giants are leaning towards bringing back the head coach for the 2015 season.
His playing style — fast, athletic, yet too multi-faceted for his own good — is dangerous enough. There’s no sense in raising an opponent’s ire any more than necessary.
It’s been a long time since Tom Coughlin had a chance to enjoy the day after a game — a real long time.
The Giants had gone so long between wins they had started dreaming of what it might feel like. After beating the woeful Titans, they don’t need to dream anymore.
As poor as the Tennessee Titans have played this season, their organization might be in a more stable state than that of the New York Giants, who appear to be at a crossroads.