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Giants extend Coughlin through 2014

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The Giants recently ensured that they won’t have to worry about a holdout from defensive end Osi Umenyiora, and now they won’t have to worry about one from coach Tom Coughlin, either.

The Giants have announced that the man who has won two of the last five Super Bowls has received a two-year extension.  Coughlin’s new contract ties him up through 2014.

On Tuesday’s PFT Live, Bob Glauber of Newsday explained that the delay in getting the deal done likely had to do with money.  Given Coughlin’s accomplishments, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be paid as much or more than any other NFL head coach.

Coughlin will be 68 when his new deal expires.  Some believe it will be his final contract with the team.  He has not set a timetable for retiring, however, and regardless of when he intends to step away, it would be wise both for Coughlin and for the team to avoid a lame-duck season.  Despite any optimism that Coughlin would still be able to command the room when his players know he won’t be around the following year, that approach rarely results in a successful outcome.

Besides, Coughlin surely has no desire to emulate in any way Tiki Barber’s high-profile, attention-maximizing exit from Big Blue.  Instead, Coughlin in his final year will likely deny any reports or rumors or speculation that he’s retiring.  And then after the season he’ll retire.

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  1. mike bonserio says: Jun 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    Very good move by the Giants. Great coach…

  2. gojags says: Jun 6, 2012 1:12 PM

    It would be nicer if Coughlin would call it a day with a one or couple more rings in his locker. Anyway he would give those rings to his Charity “The Jay Fund”

    Great Coach….

  3. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 6, 2012 1:12 PM

    Funny … I used to despise Tom Coughlin, especially during his years with the Jaguars. But after seeing him humble himself and become more of a player-oriented coach (on a personal level) the year leading up to their first SB win, well, I can’t help but like and respect the guy now.

  4. tialen says: Jun 6, 2012 1:17 PM

    Avoid a lame duck season? the team didn’t exactly win 10 games last year… They got hot when it mattered, if they do what they did last year, they might not even make the playoffs.

  5. cooklynn17 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:18 PM

    The stats speak for themselves. This team is really remarkable when it comes to playing games with the season on the line. And guess what competition? There is more to come.

    Peep the awesomeness below.

    Last year, the Giants won five regular season games in which they trailed in the fourth quarter, tying the franchise record they set in 2002. They tied Denver and Cincinnati for the NFL’s second-highest total. Arizona led the league with six.

    In the last six seasons, the Giants’ regular season records have been 11-5, 8-8, 10-6, 12-4, 8-8, 10-6 and 9-7. Their six-year streak without a losing record is the Giants’ longest since they had 10 in a row from 1954-63.

    The 2011 Giants were unique Super Bowl champions. They were the first team to win the title after a) losing seven games in the regular season; b) losing four consecutive games in the regular season; c) finishing with a negative scoring differential (394-400) in the regular season, and d) finishing last in the NFL in rushing in the regular season. They did so thanks to the resilience, toughness and tenacity which characterize Coughlin-coached teams. In their four postseason victories, the Giants defeated 10-6 Atlanta, 15-1 Green Bay, 13-3 San Francisco and 13-3 New England to become the first team to beat four teams in the playoffs with better regular season records. The Giants are the first team to twice win four games in a single postseason (doing it in 2007 and 2011.

  6. nygiantstones says: Jun 6, 2012 1:19 PM

    I have to think that the two year length was also Coughlin’s doing. He probably figures coach three years and see how he’s feeling about coaching any further at 68. As long as he has Eli and the stud D-line, he will be successful in NY. If he wants another two years after this one, I can’t see management denying him. 2 Superbowls is enough for me to let him retire as a Giant.

  7. bhindenemylines says: Jun 6, 2012 1:23 PM

    That’s only two years. Why? I expected a five year extension. Either Couglin wants to retire after two more years or the Giants still aren’t convinced he’s a great coach after two SBs. WTF???

  8. youdownwithjpp says: Jun 6, 2012 1:25 PM

    As expected. Thank you for your leadership and work ethic Mr. Coughlin.

  9. maddenisfordorks says: Jun 6, 2012 1:27 PM

    Great person and coach.

  10. sportsmeccabi says: Jun 6, 2012 1:28 PM

    He will be on to hot seat once they go .500 for the next two years. Then in the third year they will go slightly better than .500 with a record of 9-7 or 10-6 and sneak into the playoffs as a 5th or 6th seed. They will then go on a run and win the super bowl again.

  11. dvdman123 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:30 PM

    Great coach and well deserved.

  12. rando74 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:33 PM

    Coaches can hold out?

  13. mybrunoblog says: Jun 6, 2012 1:42 PM

    Coughlin represents the Giants well. Very corporate and buttoned down but with a kind charitable heart off the field.
    Someday he won’t be our coach anymore and we Giants fans will yearn for the days when Coughlin was here.

  14. fatguystrangler says: Jun 6, 2012 1:43 PM

    One of my earliest memories as a Notre Dame fan was the 1993 game when a Coughlin-led Boston College team beat #1 Notre Dame in South Bend. I remember my grandfather telling me how Coughlin was a heckuva coach then (Doesn’t seem ND ever recovered from that game, sadly).

    I’ve been a fan of his for some time, and am glad to see the success he’s experienced. The Giants should consider themselves fortunate to have a coach like that.

  15. jakek2 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:45 PM

    Awesome! The team is in it’s prime, has a HOF bound QB and a killer pass rush that is still getting better. When Coughlin finally hangs it up, Noll might have some company.

  16. jakek2 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:46 PM

    tialen says:
    Jun 6, 2012 1:17 PM
    Avoid a lame duck season? the team didn’t exactly win 10 games last year… They got hot when it mattered, if they do what they did last year, they might not even make the playoffs.
    ————–
    You have no idea what a “lame duck” season is do you?

  17. ingraven says: Jun 6, 2012 1:48 PM

    He looks like one of those teachers from highschool where you love hanging out in their class. GREAT move Giants.

  18. ygkr85 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:48 PM

    I expect the G-Men to come out firing like they did the last time they won the SB.

    As long as nobody shoots themselves in a vital extremity I think the Big Blue will be realllly strong next season. Like 12-13 wins strong.

  19. maddog111 says: Jun 6, 2012 1:56 PM

    Steeler fan, so I’ve got no great feelings either way toward the Giants, but I gotta say, I do love that red-assed coach of theirs. I bet the neighbor kids catch an earful if they ever step on his lawn.

  20. nygdriveforfive says: Jun 6, 2012 2:00 PM

    H.O.F coach and so proud he is the coach of the New York Football Giants!!

  21. EJ says: Jun 6, 2012 2:02 PM

    He could easily coach for another 3-5 years, why not lock him up longer? Great coach, well deserved.

  22. n0hopeleft says: Jun 6, 2012 2:03 PM

    tialen says:
    Jun 6, 2012 1:17 PM
    Avoid a lame duck season? the team didn’t exactly win 10 games last year… They got hot when it mattered, if they do what they did last year, they might not even make the playoffs.

    _______________________________

    But the real question is, will you still be crying by the start of next season?

  23. riggz91 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:06 PM

    I don’t blame Coughlin for sticking around as long as he can; he groomed Eli into a top QB why retire after 2 and let some1 else come in while Eli is killin it?

  24. n0hopeleft says: Jun 6, 2012 2:09 PM

    sportsmeccabi says:
    Jun 6, 2012 1:28 PM
    He will be on to hot seat once they go .500 for the next two years. Then in the third year they will go slightly better than .500 with a record of 9-7 or 10-6 and sneak into the playoffs as a 5th or 6th seed. They will then go on a run and win the super bowl again.

    _______________________________

    Let me get this straight….

    – The Giants have 3 weeks of the regular season left to make the playoffs.

    – All 3 games are against teams that HATE US.

    – 2 of the 3 games are MUST WINS.

    – We accomplish what we had to, and made the playoffs.

    HOW IS THAT “SNEAKING IN?”

    Were we watching the TV, hoping a team would lose, so we could get in? NOPE.

    If any team snuck in, it was Atlanta – who got SHUT OUT on offense in the first round against us, after winning more games than us during the regular season. So which is it? We snuck in, or Atlanta had an easier schedule?

    YOUR LOGIC SUCKS!

  25. situsavaisprier says: Jun 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    Great Coach, glad he’s here for at least a few more years. He’s done a great job forming this team into his type of team. He hasn’t changed what made him successful, he’s only made some tweaks and adjustments. He’s more player friendly, but he still doesn’t have favorites and he holds everyone accountable for their actions. Keep it up Coach.

  26. mancave001 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    mike bonserio says:
    Jun 6, 2012 1:09 PM
    Very good move by the Giants. Great coach…
    ——————————-

    I’m an Eagles fan, but in all honesty I don’t see where you get that. Coughlin has benefited from great defense and recently, Eli and his receivers being amazing. This has nothing to do with coaching. Last year they were 9-7. In fact, the Eagles were very close to sweeping them even with our pathetic defense last year. In 2010, he cursed out his punter on national TV after we came back to beat them. As for the Superbowl, the Giants might have won, but you’ll have a hard time convincing me they were the best team. The 49ers and Packers were both better. The Saints were definitely better. That doesn’t take anything away from the Giants’ win, but don’t go telling me what a “great coach” Mr. Redface Constipation Coughlin is.

  27. mancave001 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:17 PM

    cooklynn17 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 1:18 PM
    The stats speak for themselves. This team is really remarkable when it comes to playing games with the season on the line. And guess what competition? There is more to come.

    Peep the awesomeness below.

    Last year, the Giants won five regular season games in which they trailed in the fourth quarter, tying the franchise record they set in 2002. They tied Denver and Cincinnati for the NFL’s second-highest total. Arizona led the league with six.

    In the last six seasons, the Giants’ regular season records have been 11-5, 8-8, 10-6, 12-4, 8-8, 10-6 and 9-7. Their six-year streak without a losing record is the Giants’ longest since they had 10 in a row from 1954-63.

    The 2011 Giants were unique Super Bowl champions. They were the first team to win the title after a) losing seven games in the regular season; b) losing four consecutive games in the regular season; c) finishing with a negative scoring differential (394-400) in the regular season, and d) finishing last in the NFL in rushing in the regular season. They did so thanks to the resilience, toughness and tenacity which characterize Coughlin-coached teams. In their four postseason victories, the Giants defeated 10-6 Atlanta, 15-1 Green Bay, 13-3 San Francisco and 13-3 New England to become the first team to beat four teams in the playoffs with better regular season records. The Giants are the first team to twice win four games in a single postseason (doing it in 2007 and 2011.
    ——————————————-

    Keep on drinking the Kool Aid. This is the team that got embarrassed in Miracle at the New Meadowlands in 2010. This is the team that nearly got swept by the Eagles last year were it not for the new defense. This team was simply not as good as the 49ers, Saints or Packers. The difference was they got hot at the right time, and had a little luck. Don’t get me wrong…that’s great. They won the SB and deserve it. But let’s get delusional about building a dynasty here because you came back and won a few games and squeaked your way into playoffs. A few years prior, the Patriots went 11-5 and didn’t even make the playoffs. Perspective, champ.

  28. mancave001 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:18 PM

    cooklynn17 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 1:18 PM
    The stats speak for themselves. This team is really remarkable when it comes to playing games with the season on the line. And guess what competition? There is more to come.

    Peep the awesomeness below….
    ——————————————-

    Keep on drinking the Kool Aid. This is the team that got embarrassed in Miracle at the New Meadowlands in 2010. This is the team that nearly got swept by the Eagles last year were it not for the new defense. This team was simply not as good as the 49ers, Saints or Packers. The difference was they got hot at the right time, and had a little luck. Don’t get me wrong…that’s great. They won the SB and deserve it. But let’s get delusional about building a dynasty here because you came back and won a few games and squeaked your way into playoffs. A few years prior, the Patriots went 11-5 and didn’t even make the playoffs. Perspective, champ.

  29. silencethecritics says: Jun 6, 2012 2:21 PM

    Just 2 years?.. Seems a little odd. Usually extensions are much longer unless a guy is winding down his career..

  30. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:56 PM

    The dude is old. Either NYG or Coughlin or both know it, and that’s why only the 2yrs. Can always add more if need be.

  31. rugdaniels says: Jun 6, 2012 2:57 PM

    TC will be offered two-year deals until he decides he wants to step down. The man has earned the right to dicate the rest of his career with the Giants. Even if the wheels fall off the Giants will let Tom decide to leave on his own.

    Giants will never have a coach go into a season on the final year of a deal.

  32. canesgiants says: Jun 6, 2012 2:58 PM

    I’m an Eagles fan, but in all honesty I don’t see where you get that. Coughlin has benefited from great defense and recently, Eli and his receivers being amazing. This has nothing to do with coaching. Last year they were 9-7. In fact, the Eagles were very close to sweeping them even with our pathetic defense last year. In 2010, he cursed out his punter on national TV after we came back to beat them. As for the Superbowl, the Giants might have won, but you’ll have a hard time convincing me they were the best team. The 49ers and Packers were both better. The Saints were definitely better. That doesn’t take anything away from the Giants’ win, but don’t go telling me what a “great coach” Mr. Redface Constipation Coughlin is.
    ==================================
    so let me get this one straight there eagles fan-so name me the last super bowl winning coach taht hasnt benefited from a star qb, or a star wr’s, or a great defense.

    u mean the eagles were lucky not to get swept by the giants.

  33. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:00 PM

    @mancave- when you reach the “endzone” (hoisting the lombardi trophy), some people are barry sanders about it, and some people are T.O. about it. Who do you want to be?

  34. bigbluecrew420 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:01 PM

    @ tialan

    Avoid a lame duck season? the team didn’t exactly win 10 games last year… They got hot when it mattered, if they do what they did last year, they might not even make the playoffs.

    ——————————————–

    Your right. They won 13 games.

    Also, I forget, what did GB win last year for coming in first in the regular season?

    NEXT

  35. geo1113 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:09 PM

    @mancave001,

    I’m an Eagles fan too. Of course, he has players, but he still coaches them. He’s part of a team effort and has done an excellent job with that team.

  36. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 6, 2012 3:15 PM

    Plaxico Burress needs an explanation.

  37. greenmachine14 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:25 PM

    Fast forward to week 8….. idiot giants fans are all over 660 the fan calling for his head.

  38. bigbluecrew420 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:26 PM

    Mancave001 = blah blah blah, wha wha whaaaa
    
    You sound like a big whiny baby with all your Sf this, Gb that, NO is best blah blah blah. How’d your eagles do? Oh yeah 8-8. If I were u I’d be more worried about what your teams going to do after Vick gets crushed and his career is OVER. It’s happening this year. Eagles = last in NFC east. Vick will be done forever, Andy Reid will be fired. Philly will pick up everyones has-been players and be the laughing stock of the NFL. Too bad really because I liked how the NFC east has been the best division in the NFL but those days are gone thanks to the Eagles not picking up their end of the deal.

  39. cooklynn17 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:41 PM

    Mancave001 says:

    Keep on drinking the Kool Aid. This is the team that got embarrassed in Miracle at the New Meadowlands in 2010. This is the team that nearly got swept by the Eagles last year were it not for the new defense. This team was simply not as good as the 49ers, Saints or Packers. The difference was they got hot at the right time, and had a little luck. Don’t get me wrong…that’s great. They won the SB and deserve it. But let’s get delusional about building a dynasty here because you came back and won a few games and squeaked your way into playoffs. A few years prior, the Patriots went 11-5 and didn’t even make the playoffs. Perspective, champ.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Typical eagles fan, I’ll tell you what you hang on to your two miracles at the meadowlands and we will hang on to our 4 Superbowl trophies. The best team dosent always have to win, its who plays the best. Look at the NHL, the kings are the 8th seed and 1 win away from the championship, are they the best team?

    You are just bitter because the eagles can never win when it matters most, the best player in your sorry franchises history had to win elsewhere (Reggie White) with GB. The Eagles couldn’t win a free cotton candy at the carnival.

    BTW. This kool-aid taste great especially when your sipping it next to four Lombardi trophies.

    Eagles fans zip it. And stay in your cave troll.

    Checkmate…

  40. peepeetoucher says: Jun 6, 2012 3:45 PM

    This is funny how so many Giants fans were calling for this guys head when they had the meltdown at the end of the 09 season. Also 2010 when didn’t make playoffs. Even last year after starting out 6-2 they began a 4 game losing streak after week 9 it was all over the NY media and a majority of the fans saying Tom has to go and is on the hot seat. Now that they won another SB, everyone loves him and he’s back to being a great coach again. Anyway Congrats Tom.

  41. mike bonserio says: Jun 6, 2012 4:03 PM

    I’m an Eagles fan, but in all honesty I don’t see where you get that. Coughlin has benefited from great defense and recently, Eli and his receivers being amazing. This has nothing to do with coaching. Last year they were 9-7. In fact, the Eagles were very close to sweeping them even with our pathetic defense last year. In 2010, he cursed out his punter on national TV after we came back to beat them. As for the Superbowl, the Giants might have won, but you’ll have a hard time convincing me they were the best team. The 49ers and Packers were both better. The Saints were definitely better. That doesn’t take anything away from the Giants’ win, but don’t go telling me what a “great coach” Mr. Redface Constipation Coughlin is.

    ————————–

    what makes him a great coach is how he brings his team together and gets them ready to play. yeah during the regular season the 49ers and packers were better. And we CRUSHED the packers and made bigger plays then the 9ers to beat them too. and who prepared them? who coached them up? Coughlin!!!!!! Hence me saying great coach and oh the 2 superbowl wins in 5 years helps too dont ya think.

  42. illbillgiantz4lif says: Jun 6, 2012 4:11 PM

    The former owner of the Jaguars said recently that firing Coughlin was the worst decision he ever made. The Jags were dangerous in the late 90s and now that he’s won two SBs with the Giants, his full body of work is Hall-of-Fame caliber.

  43. degehring says: Jun 6, 2012 4:11 PM

    … and the media will have him on the hot seat again by Week 8. LOL (just kidding)

    Congrats to an excellent coach and an even better human being.

  44. jakek2 says: Jun 6, 2012 4:12 PM

    @mancave – Easy to say a coach or team is all hype especially when you are a raving hater. But putting down swords for a minute….you have to admit that it takes a special coach to do some of the following:

    1) Get a heavy underdog team to beat an undefeated 17-0 Brady/Belichick led team.

    2) Beat Favre in GB in January in neg 24 deg.

    3) Beat top seeded Dallas in Dallas.

    4) End NE’s 20 win home streak.

    5) Beat 15-1 defending SB champ, GB..again in GB in Jan.

    6) Beat SF in SF in their weather.

    7) Beat NE yet again in SB.

    Note….all of the above occurred AWAY from Giants’ Stadium.

    Great coaches get their teams to rise to challenges. If the above weren’t daunting challenges, then you are simply a blind hater.

  45. jakek2 says: Jun 6, 2012 4:18 PM

    By the way Giants’ fans…..reminder…..Championship 4 disk DVD came out yesterday!!!

    See Eagles’ fans…..when you are sitting on your couches on those rainy summer afternoons watching Rocky 1-4. We get to plop in our 4 disk championship DVDs and relive all the magic of a glorious, winning, Super Bowl season. In case you are wondering…yes…those dvds do come with bonus material!!

  46. jjbadd says: Jun 6, 2012 5:02 PM

    I’m sure winning 12 or 13 games is all good, but I like his approach. The Giants kinda sneak their way in, and its an awesome strategy. I had them out of the running in the last quarter of the season last yr, and I got proved wrong. Well deserved for an excellent coach.

  47. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 6, 2012 5:35 PM

    TC is one of the best motivators in the game. Hall of Fame coach. Period.

  48. cardiffgiant11 says: Jun 6, 2012 6:29 PM

    smart move, I really dislike the Giants since I’m a Pats fan but Coughlin is a class act. Seems like a no brainer.

  49. tweeter75 says: Jun 6, 2012 11:08 PM

    I’m no Giants fan (Except when they play the Bellichick system)……but Coughlin definitely deserves this.

  50. surebetpapanick says: Jun 7, 2012 8:40 PM

    He is 5-1 against bellichick. He beat the best team to ever play the game in the most unbelievable Super Bowl upset ever! 18-1 baby!!!

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