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Coughlin contract coming

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis Reuters

Tom Coughlin is about to be rewarded for earning his second Super Bowl victory as head coach of the Giants.

Giants owner John Mara told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post that the Giants expect to complete a contract extension for Coughlin in the next month to six weeks.

Coughlin is entering the final year of his contract after getting a one-year extension in 2011. It seems silly now, but it was only a few months ago that some folks in New York thought Coughlin should be sent packing without even getting that one-year deal, let alone getting a long-term deal.

But the 65-year-old Coughlin, who said in the week leading up to the Super Bowl that he’s not thinking about retirement, now appears ready to sign a deal that will keep him with the Giants until he’s 70 or older. Coughlin got a four-year contract extension after winning the Super Bowl four years ago, and winning the Super Bowl again has given him job security in New York.

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  1. tduhe1 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:24 PM

    Bravo, Giants. Well deserved!

  2. chadmurdigan says: Mar 27, 2012 5:24 PM

    Hang in there, Tom. You show us old guys that life and work are worth doing even when the plumbing’s half shot and the memory’s not what it used to be!

  3. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 27, 2012 5:26 PM

    Coughlin has reached the age when most people are considered senior citizens. Or grouchy old men, as the case may be.

  4. dv5454 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:29 PM

    Take it from a Packer fan who has seen Coughlin and Co. do damage to my team in the playoffs in route to both of their Super Bowls –

    The guy can coach. It isn’t always pretty, players will complain now and then. But here is the deal. He took the Jags a year removed from their expansion season to the AFC Championship. He’s won TWO Super Bowls in probably the hardest market to coach in the United States. The guy is one heck of a coach and while I hate him when the Pack have to play him, I have a ton of respect for him.

  5. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 27, 2012 5:31 PM

    Then he’ll be back on the “hot seat” next year. Then he’ll win again the year after and so on and so on. Whoopty flippin do.

  6. ammarradhi says: Mar 27, 2012 5:38 PM

    That guy deserves every dollar that they give him, having to deal with the terrible NY fans that want him fired after every loss.

  7. jenniferxxx says: Mar 27, 2012 5:38 PM

    After two improbable Superbowls I think we can assume that Coughlin will get whatever he wants.

  8. jackm79 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:38 PM

    I hope he gets a 10 year extension. That will be good for 3, maybe 4 MORE rings.

  9. blackdonnelly says: Mar 27, 2012 5:58 PM

    Stay the course, Tom, you’ve done well. And by continuing to stay successful you’re showing those humps in Jacksonville what a mistake it was to fire you.

    If they aren’t regretting the move already……

  10. delmonte55 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:05 PM

    It always seem to come back that the successful coaches have demanded discipline and focus from their players. The “Players Coaches” always seem to fall just a little bit short i.e. Andy Reid and Rex Ryan

  11. rhosmersr says: Mar 27, 2012 6:08 PM

    Awesome … The guy that did such a terrible job and almost got fired last year is getting an extension, I guess John Mara is as dumb as he is ugly. Stupid F-ing giant cheaters.

  12. nineroutsider says: Mar 27, 2012 6:08 PM

    Is there a more under-rated coach in the league than Coughlin? He’s been great for both the Jags and of course the Giants. Every time they want to run him out of town, he goes out and grabs the championship. He’s done it the hard way too; through Lambeau and the Pats twice.

  13. kash71 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:43 PM

    Since they share the same stadium, it would be great if Rex Ryan would follow Coughlin and take notes on how to be a TRUE NEW YORK COACH.

  14. boyshole25 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:49 PM

    the pride of Waterloo NY

  15. cpwalsh27 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:10 PM

    He will get at least one more ring with the giants

  16. dhillca says: Mar 27, 2012 7:39 PM

    Two,superbowls hinged on two fluke catches. Not much to do,with coaching, although I do think he is a good coach.

  17. covercorner says: Mar 27, 2012 7:46 PM

    He deserves it.

  18. abains007 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:34 PM

    dont they talk about firing him every year?

    now they luck (and victo cruz) their way to a super bowl, and they are going to pay him huge?

    fine by me though. love seeing a pissed of coughlin.

    the luckiest bunch of lucks who ever lucked

  19. jasleach says: Mar 27, 2012 9:08 PM

    Dhillca……….
    Thanks for proving that typing is not a ‘brains required’ activity.
    What a dumba*s !!

  20. devikesfan says: Mar 27, 2012 10:59 PM

    He deserves it!
    Winning is all that matters in the NFL- and this guy finds a way to rally his team when things aren’t so great and everyone else is calling for his head on a platter.
    Coughlin is more than a head coach, he is a leader.
    On a different note- I wonder what Tiki Barber thinks of this?

  21. bigbluelou says: Mar 28, 2012 10:44 AM

    “The Jets can count their blessings for Tebow, we’ll count our trophies because of Tom”

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