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Report: Andy Reid, Tom Coughlin will keep jobs

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Sunday night’s Giants-Cowboys game is a “win and in” scenario for the Giants, but one report claims it’s not a “win or else” scenario for Tom Coughlin.

CBS Sports’ Charley Casserly reports that Coughlin will be back with the Giants in 2012 to fulfill the last year of his contract, no matter what happens Sunday night.

Giants owner John Mara said two years ago that they wouldn’t accept any more late season collapses, but Coughlin is likely being given credit this year for holding together an injury-ravaged team.

Casserly also confirmed that that Andy Reid will be back in Philadelphia as head coach. That has been expected all along, but we haven’t heard anyone report is so definitively. Casserly writes that defensive coordinator Juan Castillo’s status remains undecided.

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15 Responses to “Report: Andy Reid, Tom Coughlin will keep jobs”
  1. pnut87 says: Jan 1, 2012 1:21 PM

    Don’t want to fire Coughlin? Ok, fine. maybe he’ll retire on his own then. Short of a divisional playoff birth, he should. But for the love of whatever you call holy, GET RID OF GILBRIDE!!

  2. realitypolice says: Jan 1, 2012 1:24 PM

    Won’t that be fun. A lame duck coach with no contract beyond the season.

    That is always a tried and true recipe for success.

    Players always listen to lame duck coaches and never tune them out, especially disciplinarians like Coughlin.

    Great plan.

  3. richm2256 says: Jan 1, 2012 1:24 PM

    “Who’s wrong more than Charlie Casserly?”

  4. steelerhypocrite says: Jan 1, 2012 1:25 PM

    Glad to see the Reid family sticking around.

    – The Philadelphia Parole Officer Association

  5. phillychzstk2012 says: Jan 1, 2012 1:28 PM

    wooohooo!! still love yah Andy! but you seriously got some work to do

  6. clavette says: Jan 1, 2012 1:35 PM

    coughlin needs to retire, but hes another egomaniac and wont…

    and i agree with the first post. gilbride needs to go. i dont care that elis having one of his best seasons… imagine what the guy could do with a real OC

  7. rugdaniels says: Jan 1, 2012 2:12 PM

    realitypolice says:
    Jan 1, 2012 1:24 PM
    Won’t that be fun. A lame duck coach with no contract beyond the season.

    That is always a tried and true recipe for success.

    Players always listen to lame duck coaches and never tune them out, especially disciplinarians like Coughlin.

    Great plan.
    ….

    If Coughlin’s back he’ll get a 1 yr extension in the off-season. Giants FO won’t let him go the year answering contract questions every week.

  8. kingjoe1 says: Jan 1, 2012 2:15 PM

    Of course it is easier to do nothing for both these teams. Reid needs to go so they can build a team which can win a superbowl, not just one who is be in it 3 out 4 years
    If Giants lose tonight and Coughlin keeps his job, Mara should get checked for a mental disorder.

  9. coys10 says: Jan 1, 2012 2:26 PM

    “THE STATUS QUO IS UNACCEPTABLE” — JOHN MARA in 09 (after a 5-0 start and 3-8 finish in 09)

    If the NYG lose tonight (and I am a fan), it would be two more collapses since that proclamation.

    I GUESS THE STATUS QUO IS ACCEPTABLE

    Shame on you John Mara

  10. jessethegreat says: Jan 1, 2012 2:27 PM

    kingjoe1
    “not just one who is be in it 3 out 4 years”
    —————————————————-
    What? Drink a little too much celebrating last night or something?

  11. jdandcoke says: Jan 1, 2012 2:38 PM

    to all those who have NO CLUE about the giants:

    the majority of coughlin’s players love him

    he wont be a lame duck….theyll extend him for at least one season

    the giants defensive starters missed more total games this year then any team over the past 10 years except for the 09 bills, who went 6-10, and the 08 lions, who went 0-16. just the fact that they can still win the division is a huge accomplishment.

  12. vman0626 says: Jan 1, 2012 2:50 PM

    giants and non giants fans hate gilbride and eli.

    fine. but can someone please tell me how the gmen have been in the top 10 of the league in offense seven years straight???

  13. myvickinabox14 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:14 PM

    I’m glad Andy is coming back. It was just a tough year. We will be back on top next year. Think about it. The girls and the jets little brothers almost let us in this year and we were TERRIBLE. Watch out NFC East!!!

  14. chrisexv6 says: Jan 1, 2012 6:57 PM

    @vman0626

    I think its because of Eli, despite Killdrive.

    His 2 minute drill is and always has been a saving grace….even back to his first game when the Giants played Denver way back.

    Is it a coincidence he plays better when he A) doesnt have time to overthink and B) already has a few simple plays called at once?

    Less time to think makes Eli better, the lack of Killdrive’s complex plays makes Eli playing better even better than that. Exactly why they have 5 4th quarter victories this year.

    Keep Coughlin, dump Killdrive and Fewell (oh could you imagine Spags back in as DC….and maybe Cowher as HC after next season?)

  15. cassep1 says: Jan 2, 2012 8:52 AM

    Another year of Andy Reid…..I guess we can expect another disappointing season. I wonder what the excuse will be for 2012?

    Oh well, guess I’ll save another $300.00 and not get the NFL ticket again.

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