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Tom Coughlin expects to coach well beyond 2014

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Earlier this week, Giants owner John Mara said he plans to talk to coach Tom Coughlin about a contract extension that would “hopefully” keep Coughlin on the Giants sideline past the 2014 expiration of his current deal.

Coughlin certainly sounds amenable to such an arrangement. During an interview with Ian O’Connor for ESPN Radio in New York, Coughlin said that he can’t think of a reason why he wouldn’t want to keep coaching well beyond the 2014 season as long as both he and his wife are healthy.

“I certainly do, and I’m blessed with good health and good energy and a routine that I think puts me in the maximum opportunity to stay healthy,” Coughlin said. “The other issue, of course, is Judy. If Judy’s healthy, and so on and so forth, and we both feel good about continuing … then no doubt will we feel that way.”

In many cases, major changes to a coach’s staff signal added pressure on the head coach in the coming season. The Giants have overhauled their offensive staff, but the extension talk from Mara makes it clear that there’s no such implication for Coughlin.

Given the length of the working relationship and the obvious desire on both sides to keep things just as they are, it’s hard to imagine that the talks between the team and the coach won’t end with an agreement that allows the 67-year old Coughlin to coach past his 70th birthday.

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14 Responses to “Tom Coughlin expects to coach well beyond 2014”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 24, 2014 7:07 AM

    As should be the case.

  2. jpherling says: Jan 24, 2014 7:10 AM

    Since we can’t expect 2014 to be a very successful year for the Giants, with probably not even a winning record at the end, then Mara has to be willing to allow Coughlin to stay on during the rebuilding process, which should be completed in 2016.

  3. hellawaitsusall says: Jan 24, 2014 7:33 AM

    He can stay as long as he wants. This division will stink again this season, and since there’s no real rebuilding going on, no reason this season can’t be successful.

  4. gpete1962 says: Jan 24, 2014 8:05 AM

    Tom’s got to make sure his son-inlaw still has a job other wise he’ll be moving in with him!

  5. jackm79 says: Jan 24, 2014 8:06 AM

    I hope TC gets a five-year extension. I have a hard time with “fans” who want coach Coughlin fired. I can’t think of another coach who is better suited for this organization than TC. He has again showed the ability to adapt and change for the good of the team. He is a sure fire Hall of Fame coach. The Giants will improve next season. They will be in the playoff hunt, all be it in a weak division. The man has the energy of a 48 year old. What other coach has won 2 Championships in the past 7 years? Again, I hope he gets a 5 year extension.

  6. drsportsjock says: Jan 24, 2014 8:06 AM

    Is Tom Coughlin sincere about wanting to coach well beyond 2014?

  7. dangeruss3 says: Jan 24, 2014 8:22 AM

    Doesn’t matter, seahawks to own the NFC through 2020.

  8. paulsmith107 says: Jan 24, 2014 8:22 AM

    God for him and hopefully the giants extend him. With each year you can see the players grow further from Tom and his words. Next year it’ll be even worse especially if tuck is gone just another tom backer that’s gone away.

  9. catfish252 says: Jan 24, 2014 8:34 AM

    Great to see you’ll be sticking around Coach.

  10. abninf says: Jan 24, 2014 10:03 AM

    He deserves to be in the HOF on the first ballot simply for getting two rings with Eli as his QB.

  11. DonRSD says: Jan 24, 2014 11:02 AM

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  12. thealmightybigblue says: Jan 24, 2014 11:18 AM

    This is why we win…great coaches like this through out this history of the New York football giants.#HOF

  13. justintuckrule says: Jan 24, 2014 11:33 AM

    Of course. It’s the best coaching position in all of sports. Flagship franchise. Rich history. Win a sb once a decade. No meddling owner. Stability. Professional. Big city. Big games. It’s a dream position.

  14. kev86 says: Jan 24, 2014 4:48 PM

    One of the best coaches in the league. Glad to see the drive and passion is still strong. Coach Coughlin bleeds blue.

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