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Tom Coughlin shuts down retirement talk

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin walks away after beating the Carolina Panthers during a NFL football game in Charlotte 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.

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10 Responses to “Tom Coughlin shuts down retirement talk”
  1. tannethrill says: Feb 22, 2013 2:40 PM

    Mr. Thomas, meet the dog house

  2. scrp2 says: Feb 22, 2013 2:44 PM

    The man just won a super bowl 12 months ago. Do you want him fired now for games he hasn’t lost yet?

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 22, 2013 2:49 PM

    Tom will leave when he gets ready to, unless the team collapses again in 2013. And even then, Mara wouldn’t do him dirty like that. He’d just probably be too fed up to come back in 2014 if that were to occur — which we Giants fans of 25+ years know is NOT beyond the realm of possibility with this team.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 22, 2013 2:52 PM

    Coughlin still has years of pent up misery to give to the game.

  5. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Feb 22, 2013 2:55 PM

    Terrell Thomas > Richard Sherman on adderall !

  6. nfl fan says: Feb 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    I love Parcells, but Coughlin gets the edge as the best coach in Giants History! He’s won by coaching players to a high level, while Parcells was surrounded by more talent and had better coaches around him.

  7. logicalvoicesays says: Feb 22, 2013 3:10 PM

    The Redskins and Mike Shanahan are superior.

  8. yousuxxors says: Feb 22, 2013 3:18 PM

    call me shanny has two superbowls with the skins

  9. fuglyflorio says: Feb 22, 2013 3:20 PM

    Now that the Redskins have destroyed RG3 life in the NFC East will be a lot easier.

  10. gintfan says: Feb 25, 2013 1:58 PM

    Tom Coughlin is a better coach than Shanahan, Andy Reid and Jason Garrett rolled in one. We’ll see what difference Chip Kelly makes for the Eagles but Eagles fans don’t get your hopes up too high.

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