While other franchises were quick to make changes, or are still pondering them, one of the league’s most disappointing teams this season has taken a different approach — patience.
Not only is he not getting rid of coach Tom Coughlin or General Manager Jerry Reese, but Giants owner John Mara is preaching the long view to fans who watched a team stumble to an 0-6 start and set franchise records for offensive futility.
“You’d like to think that after a certain period of time you’ve earned a little bit of credit that we’re going to do whatever we have to do to build this team back to where we think it can be,” Mara said, via Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star Ledger. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re going to make the moves that they want us to make, but nobody wants to win more than Tom Coughlin or Jerry Reese except maybe myself.
“This is a lifelong thing with me and we’re going to do what we have to do, but we’re going to do it in an intelligent fashion. We’re not going to make these sweeping changes. Stability is important. It’s one of the reasons we’ve had some success here, but there are times when changes have to be made.
“If we agree on those changes, then we’ll make them going forward, but we’ll do whatever we have to do to improve this team and put a team on the field next year that our fans can be proud of. “