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Giants: Tom Coughlin will be back

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Giants owner John Mara read his team the riot act after their late season collapse last year, promising “major changes.”

This year, Mara is promising to stay the course despite missing the playoffs again.  Mara announced after New York’s 17-14 win over Washington that Coughlin would return as head coach in 2011.

“The only time you make a coaching change is when the players aren’t responding to the coach. That is not the case here,” Mara said via the New York Daily News.

Mara added that he told Coughlin earlier in the week that he would be returning.  It’s unclear if Mara will look to extend Coughlin’s contract; the coach is entering a lame duck year.

Either way, Bill Cowher will have to look elsewhere for employment in 2011.

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24 Responses to “Giants: Tom Coughlin will be back”
  1. brintfatre says: Jan 2, 2011 8:15 PM

    If they would get rid of that Manning the interceptions would decrease and they would improve!

  2. cmdrbuffalo says: Jan 2, 2011 8:16 PM

    So expect the Giants to have a statistically good year with just enough head-scratching collapses to miss the post-season once again.

    This team has always been undisciplined under Coughlin. Why does anyone think it will get better?

  3. sepasco says: Jan 2, 2011 8:33 PM

    Not a smart move. I agree that he is a great coach, but, I think it is time for for a change for the New York Giants. I have to say that I really hoped that Bill Cowher would have been that much needed change. Its my opinion that Mara was looking at a possible lockout when he made this very disappointing decision. Ok New York Giants fans, just one more year….we can do it. Hopefully Bill will be available in 2012???

  4. txbearmeat says: Jan 2, 2011 8:47 PM

    They weren’t undisciplined in 2006 or 2007 were they? I mean, they did some damage in the playoffs and then won it all…
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    Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think the Giants are that great, nor is Coughlin. But he’s the right coach for a NY team. Remember how terrible Jim Fassel was? That was a joke..

  5. mccormam says: Jan 2, 2011 8:58 PM

    Ok seriously, with the derth of coaches out there (cough…Cowher) how do we not get rid of Coughlin. As for Manning, seriously, he had 13 tipped picks this year. Getting rid of him is ridiculous. If anyone needs to go, its Kevin Killdrive. How many times you gonna run the ball twice gaining no yards and just punt it back to the other team.

  6. bluewinger says: Jan 2, 2011 9:03 PM

    Time to say good bye to killdrive.

  7. gangsterg22 says: Jan 2, 2011 9:07 PM

    many support you Tom. But I have one request. Please TOM. Fire Gilbride. It always seems the Giants have a lead then play it safe vs. going for the win. Look at today’s game and many others. we always need that one more score. but fail with our offensive opportunities to nail the game down.
    Putting the stress on the D.

    Then put the fear into Fewell and that D.

    oh… and get plax…

    please. maybe that is 3 requests.

    long wait until 2011.

    one request of MARA, fix that stadium: getting out of the stadium itself and the parking lot. please it sucks.

    thanks (4 requests)

  8. Deb says: Jan 2, 2011 9:10 PM

    Oh pooh! Really hoped to see Cowher at the helm of the Giants next season. Wonder if he’s willing to sit out another year until Coughlin’s contract expires? Do not want to see The Chin in the AFC. I’m wild about Tomlin, but quite fond of Bill and prefer not to face him more than once every four years.

  9. gcsuk says: Jan 2, 2011 9:12 PM

    Mccormam, you took the words right outta my mouth. I am all for keeping Coughlin, but he has GOT TO get rid of Gilbride.

    The Giants, offensively, couldn’t close out the freakin’ Redskins today. Why? Run up the middle, run up the middle, incomplete pass… 5 STRAIGHT SERIES!!!!! I may be wrong (I don’t think I am), but they went 3 and out 5 straight in the 2nd Half. They finally got a 1st Down on penalty (whoopee).

    I thought for sure they were going to blow this one too. Not too good when you’re sweating a game over the Deadskins (my vote for biggest douche franchise in the NFL. Way to injure some players morons. Let’s not put a tarp out when it’s raining ALL DAY before a game. Tools.)

  10. commandercornpone says: Jan 2, 2011 9:21 PM

    well obviously frisco and denver are getting new hc. (2)

    dallas and minnehaha have theirs inhouse. (4)

    carolina and cincy coach contracts end. (6)

    cleveland hc done for. likely tennessee too. (8)

    miami, oakland hc twist in the wind. and are probly goners. (10)

    there is also the possibility jaxor az are tired of theirs. (12?)

    …………….

  11. Deb says: Jan 2, 2011 9:43 PM

    @commandercornpone …

    AZ would be insane to get rid of Whis … not that Bidwell hasn’t demonstrated signs of insanity in the past, but I think Whis is okay for now. Their problem was losing Warner. Hope Al hangs on to Cable; he seems to be on the right track. Schefter had him fired last year, but he managed to hang on. Wouldn’t put too much stock in any rumors where Oakland is concerned. Davis would do the opposite of what was reported just to be cussed.

  12. parkerfly says: Jan 2, 2011 10:13 PM

    Really, why does anyone think Jerry Reese would hire Bill Cowher? He wouldn’t because he would have to give all his power to him. So even if Coughlin went, you weren’t getting Cowher. Remember Cowher missed the playoffs for 3 consecutive seasons at one point, any team these days would be trying to get him canned after two seasons of missing them.

  13. bc01red says: Jan 2, 2011 10:57 PM

    How do you fired a coach that goes 10-6. Turnovers are not the coaches fault, it’s the players fault. Fumbles are interceptions were horrific this year.

  14. goldsteel says: Jan 2, 2011 11:03 PM

    He should be back. He isn’t playing quarterback, Duffus is. He isn’t on the field not making plays. The players will have plenty of time to look in the mirror this off season. They might consider an aerobic program since the defensive line tends to tire late in the game.

  15. abninf says: Jan 2, 2011 11:12 PM

    sepasco says:
    I have to say that I really hoped that Bill Cowher would have been that much needed change.
    ———————————————

    He wouldn’t be an upgrade. How long did it take him to get a championship with Pitt? How long did it take Coughlin to get the Giants a Lombardi? With a substandard QB at that.

  16. rarson says: Jan 3, 2011 12:01 AM

    “The only time you make a coaching change is when the players aren’t responding to the coach. That is not the case here,” Mara said via the New York Daily News.

    I agree with the sentiment, but not with its application regarding Coughlin.

  17. tinopuno says: Jan 3, 2011 12:35 AM

    As an Eagles’ fan, I’m glad Tom is coming back. Not because he ‘s terrible coach…he’s not! (Hated to see Wade go, because the spineless wonder was the epitome ‘terrible’)

    No, Tom needs to stay for his entertainment value. His hysterical old-woman-arm-waving-rants on the sidelines when he thinks the Jints have gotten a bad call (that would be every call) is comedy that just can’t be duplicated.

    Please! Give Tom a 10 year extension!

  18. blackcatnfl says: Jan 3, 2011 4:52 AM

    But what does Tiki Barber think about this…that is the important thing!

  19. wsb937 says: Jan 3, 2011 7:01 AM

    Im glad Tom is coming back. I just wish jerry reese would take a hike

  20. sdw2001 says: Jan 3, 2011 7:14 AM

    mccormam says:
    Jan 2, 2011 8:58 PM
    Ok seriously, with the derth of coaches out there (cough…Cowher) how do we not get rid of Coughlin. As for Manning, seriously, he had 13 tipped picks this year. Getting rid of him is ridiculous. If anyone needs to go, its Kevin Killdrive. How many times you gonna run the ball twice gaining no yards and just punt it back to the other team.

    —-Ha. Which coaches are those? There are a few top candidates, then unknowns. You’re dreaming.

  21. kev86 says: Jan 3, 2011 9:10 AM

    As a Giants fan reading posts from Eagles fans cheering on Michael Vick, I’m happy they have won ZERO Super Bowls.

  22. bspurloc says: Jan 3, 2011 10:30 AM

    .
    the problem is ELI…..

    the Giants D BROKE RECORDS on forced fumbles fumble recoveries…..

    but Eli erased all those positives and went for 3 and outs INTs Lost Fumbles…..

    U can not rely on your defense to over come no rest the whole game because the offense sucks so bad.

  23. jkay123 says: Jan 3, 2011 1:30 PM

    gilbride is the issue. eli is fine, there is no denying over 30 td’s and 4000 yards. He was playing with a totally injured wr core out there and a make shift O line the entire season. Let’s be realistic about a few things too, about 12-15 passes were off the wr’s/rb’s chests and hands. I dont even have to look at the games and know at least 9 off hand (no pun intended)

  24. petemurray4356 says: Jan 3, 2011 1:42 PM

    Typical Giants – All class!! They are not going to let TC sway in the wind while they have meetings about his future. They only thing this guy has done in the last 4 years is win 40 games and a Super Bowl. How many other coaches can say that?

    I’m happy TC is staying around, it’s just a matter of how long the extension is.

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