Tom Coughlin shuts down retirement talk

AP

Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas recently said that he thought head coach Tom Coughlin had one more year left in him on the sideline.

Coughlin met the media on Friday in Indianapolis and got the expected questions about his future. Coughlin said that he has two years left on his contract and has no plans not to honor those years.

“I don’t even know how a young man would come to that statement,” Coughlin said, via the New York Post. “I approach each year the way I’ve always approached them. The energy’s flowing good. I’m excited about it, and I’m looking forward to this offseason and getting our football team together again. Maybe at some point, I’ll get the message. But it certainly isn’t right now.”

When Coughlin gets his football team together, a few members of it will be recovering from surgery. Coughlin confirmed his right guard and son-in-law Chris Snee will miss offseason work, but said he expects him to recover in time for the season. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had arthroscopic knee surgery and center David Baas also had an operation “on his body,” according to the coach. We’ll assume his aura’s perfectly fine, just as we assumed Coughlin would plan on seeing his contract to completion.