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Tom Coughlin agrees to a one-year extension with Giants

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin calls running back Michael Cox towards him during the second half of their NFL football game against the Cowboys in Arlington, Texas Reuters

Though the Giants made it clear after the season they had confidence in coach Tom Coughlin, they finally put it on paper.

Coughlin told reporters at the Scouting Combine that he had agreed to a one-year contact extension, which will carry him through the 2015 season.

That keeps Coughlin from being a lame duck, though it’s not as if the 67-year-old was worried about it, saying it was “never a concern to me.”

More of a concern for the Giants will be fixing the offense, though the hopes are new coordinator Ben McAdoo will provide a bit of a spark.

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54 Responses to “Tom Coughlin agrees to a one-year extension with Giants”
  1. elimvp says: Feb 21, 2014 12:43 PM

    Great news for Giants Fans. The longer this guy sticks around, the better.

  2. bobleblah says: Feb 21, 2014 12:50 PM

    Great news for Eagles fans. The longer this guy sticks around, the better.

  3. kd75 says: Feb 21, 2014 12:50 PM

    He’s still a lame duck. No playoffs in 2014 and he is gone with a Golden Parachute.

  4. roadtrip3500 says: Feb 21, 2014 12:52 PM

    Sounds like Tom wants to go year to year, since this 1-year extension just makes him a lame duck coach for 2015. If he feels good after the 2014 season, he’ll sign another 1 year stretch; if not, he can retire with a big thank-you ceremony from the team.

  5. fumblenuts says: Feb 21, 2014 12:53 PM

    Sounds like he is on a 1 year “prove it” deal. Better get Eli fixed……

  6. nonetruerthanblue says: Feb 21, 2014 12:54 PM

    Need his continuity the most this year, with other changes to staff. I think he will show new staff what it means to be Blue before his departure after next season. Great coach.

  7. 23rdusernameused says: Feb 21, 2014 12:58 PM

    lame
    old
    duck
    8-8 at best!

  8. jtbaudendistel says: Feb 21, 2014 1:00 PM

    A 42 year old backup WR for the Broncos named Jerry Rice thinks Tommy is past his prime

  9. berniemadoffsides says: Feb 21, 2014 1:00 PM

    Good, he deserves it.

  10. floratiotime says: Feb 21, 2014 1:05 PM

    Hopefully it won’t include his worthless, cap-bandit son-in-law.

  11. thealmightybigblue says: Feb 21, 2014 1:06 PM

    Another year with one of the best coaches in the league.Also Notice how he has double the amount of rings as the entire Eagle franchise.

  12. thebirdsareback says: Feb 21, 2014 1:08 PM

    Who ya gonna get thats better? I personally think they should just move on. Yes, he’s had tremendous success as a coach. But I think his style is out dated and these younger boys would probably fair better with a younger energetic coach. But, you cant argue 2 SB victories.

  13. thevikesarebest says: Feb 21, 2014 1:10 PM

    Mike zimmer>everyone’s coach

  14. magbastard says: Feb 21, 2014 1:16 PM

    Eagle fans are a funny bunch. Only team in the division that doesn’t have at least 3 Super Bowls. They talk like they are on par with the other teams in the division. Go talk smack to a Lions or Charger fan.

  15. tavisteelersfan says: Feb 21, 2014 1:17 PM

    Idiot Lion’s organization. This is the guy they should have hired … he has the street kred (2 rings) the demeanor and the capability to lead that tough bunch.

  16. weepingjebus says: Feb 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    Seems like a decent fellow. I predict 19-0.

  17. metalholic1973 says: Feb 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    He’s going to be showing the ropes to McAdoo. McAdoo wanted to come to a team where he has the opportunity to become head coach and here it is.

  18. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Feb 21, 2014 1:23 PM

    Wow.

  19. arwiv says: Feb 21, 2014 1:23 PM

    I like the stability and discipline that TC brings….but he has missed the playoffs 4 of the last 5 years. He’s officially past the point where he just gets the benefit of the doubt based on those 2 SB’s. If this team somehow tanks again this year he will be gone.

    If they fix the o-line than eli will be fixed and they have a shot at making the playoffs. If the line is not fixed (starting with getting rid of Snee and maybe Baas too) this team might win 5 or 6 games next year.

  20. 4allintensivepurposes says: Feb 21, 2014 1:25 PM

    At that age, it’s one year extensions at a time.

  21. smalltownqb says: Feb 21, 2014 1:28 PM

    Bill Cowher watch continues.

  22. jpherling says: Feb 21, 2014 1:35 PM

    He’s on probation.

  23. youhurtmyfeelings says: Feb 21, 2014 1:47 PM

    REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS!!!!!!!

  24. phillyshouldsignmaclin says: Feb 21, 2014 1:53 PM

    Eli just threw another pick, as I read the artiicle

  25. s0merand0mguy says: Feb 21, 2014 2:02 PM

    The Eagles are progressing while the giants are regressing. The only ammo giants fans have is “you have zero super bowls”. That’s desperation and insecurity talking boys. I believe most giants fans said Chip Kelly would fail yet he ended up winning the division in his 1st year. lol enjoy Coughlin for another year.

  26. scoops1 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:07 PM

    He is doing this so he can groom McAdoo as the nxt head coach of the g-men

  27. officialgame says: Feb 21, 2014 2:31 PM

    Still a dam good coach in a league of mediocrity.

  28. billco6192013 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:35 PM

    Tom go after mac from clevelend.reese do something about this o line now or you want be here with another bad season.The elephant is in the r om looking right at you guys.Fix that line with some studs and you will make playoffs.Oh ya sign beason 104 tackles in 10 games no brainer

  29. billco6192013 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:50 PM

    Get rid of bass, snee , tuck Webster, nicks.With that money you can sign a tackle and center, draft a tackle problem solved with depth.we don’t know about Beatty next season so sign a tackle.Sign beason and R.B Blount and you will have a serious contender.Draft tre mason 3 Rd round now you have depth at runningback.You could draft a corner second round resign Mcbride and Ross for cheap.You will have to have a serious draft to improve that de.Let moore play at end too.look at the lb from Florida St stud 3rd round earliest. Let’s go big blue

  30. kev86 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:51 PM

    Legendary Giant. Thanks for all the hard work coach. BIG BLUE!!

  31. nard100 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:55 PM

    Eagles fans crack me up. Remember last year when the Redskins were supposed to be the next dynasty? How’d that work out? Eagles fan needs to just relax and hope Chip can pull it off twice. And by the way, the last two times folks said TV was washed up, what happened? Exactly!

  32. nard100 says: Feb 21, 2014 2:56 PM

    T

    TV = TC

  33. n0hopeleft says: Feb 21, 2014 3:04 PM

    Empty Trophy Case Clan chiming in on a Giants post. Win something besides regular season games you BUMS.

  34. billco6192013 says: Feb 21, 2014 3:14 PM

    GIANTS WILL CUT AT LEAST 15 GUYS AND HAVE 20 MILLION UNDER CAP.BEASON AND O LINE FIRST.BLOUNT IS that free agent no wants but has success everywhere he goes.This one won’t break the bank

  35. billco6192013 says: Feb 21, 2014 3:21 PM

    SIGN MAC AT CENTER FROM BROWNS AND THEIR IS YOUR CAPTAIN ON O .HE IS LIKE SHAUN OHARA. AND BEASON IS LIKE PIERCE.WE NEED THAT LEADERSHIP

  36. ctgiant says: Feb 21, 2014 3:22 PM

    When asked about Nicks, TC said, “he’s a free agent, and that’s the way he goes”.
    Not an endorsement, and it’s too bad Nicks got no brains and “gave up last year”.
    I really loved this kid when they drafted him, and he was a huge factor getting to the super-bowl, but the sound of money is all he listens to now!
    Cruz is a man, Nicks still a stupid kid!
    THE CT GIANT

  37. billco6192013 says: Feb 21, 2014 3:24 PM

    Eli has one more championship in him.Just put it together Reese

  38. abninf says: Feb 21, 2014 3:37 PM

    He should be a first ballot HOFer just for getting two rings with Eli as his QB.

  39. fdugrad says: Feb 21, 2014 4:04 PM

    Great man, Great coach.

  40. dangeruss3 says: Feb 21, 2014 4:18 PM

    Seattle to rule the NFL until 2020

  41. seaeagle707 says: Feb 21, 2014 4:20 PM

    What they really need to do is find a way for Eli, to be more productive. The guy appears to be quite mercurial, good one week, awful the next. TC has led Big Blue to a pair of Super Bowls, and that ain’t anything to sneeze at, but getting to another one will be more difficult, if they can’t get the younger Manning to step his game up.

  42. yousuxxors says: Feb 21, 2014 4:22 PM

    I hope they told him this extension means they are cutting his son in law.

  43. gunnybunny31 says: Feb 21, 2014 4:29 PM

    Seriously, what are you eagles fans talking about? The Giants have won TWO Super Bowls with this guy, your franchise has never won ANY. Oooooo, the eagles win a few games here and there, the Giants beat undefeated teams and rack up the ring count.

    Great Coach C. is staying. Shore up the offensive line and look out NFC.

  44. n0hopeleft says: Feb 21, 2014 5:03 PM

    bobleblah says:
    Feb 21, 2014 12:50 PM

    Great news for Eagles fans. The longer this guy sticks around, the better.

    ___________________________________

    Yes. That makes sense, considering in your lifetime, you will never see your franchise come close to the amount of Lombardi’s that Coughlin has been a part of.

  45. chaffee5355 says: Feb 21, 2014 5:13 PM

    You know as well as I, professional sports players get paid on past performances and that’s the way Eli got it. So the question is; “What have you done for me lately?”

  46. draftwillfixit says: Feb 21, 2014 6:01 PM

    Who else is out there with his creds?

  47. peepeetoucher says: Feb 21, 2014 6:09 PM

    So Tom says he’s not worried/concerned about being a lame duck coach but then goes and signs a 1 year deal so he’s not a lame duck coach? Makes sense.

  48. anthonykornheiser says: Feb 21, 2014 6:18 PM

    chaffee5355 says:
    Feb 21, 2014 5:13 PM
    You know as well as I, professional sports players get paid on past performances and that’s the way Eli got it. So the question is; “What have you done for me lately?”
    ____________________________________

    I dont know chaffe, what has his offensive line done for him lately? you guys are great, you blame the QB for having zero time to throw all yr, a wr corp who had nicks quit all yr, myers who cant catch or block, no run game, zero, nada and the best part of all, one of the worst o lines i have ever seen with injuries piling up each week and movable parts and guys playing tackle for the first time, etc. i dont care who was qbing, no one could succeed with that line…i also forgot about half of the picks he threw, or even more were due to wrong routes (randle) or balls bouncing off his wr’s hands.

  49. chinahand11 says: Feb 21, 2014 6:59 PM

    I like Coughlin but if he goes 8-8 they will kick the old guy right in the balls.

  50. tvjules says: Feb 21, 2014 7:30 PM

    If this Giants gig doesn’t work out, wait a few years. Jerry Jones loves 75+ year old coordinators.

  51. dynaco says: Feb 21, 2014 8:26 PM

    They’re already grooming his replacement. G.F. Tanner is waiting in the wings to take them back to the promised land. Just a matter of time.

  52. stateofthesport says: Feb 21, 2014 10:26 PM

    Im just glad Eli will be there next year,, my Eagle’s went from 4-12 to 10-6,, thanks Chip, Foles and da boy’s we get Maclin back this year, hmmm i still think we have you in check this year, and even the division,,yes Eli we love ya,,Coughlin is a great coach but Eli is trailing off,, his arm and career follow him wherever he go’s,,,go Eagle’s go soar boy’s..

  53. chaffee5355 says: Feb 22, 2014 11:13 AM

    I don’t blame the Cowboys woes on Jerry Jones. Sure, he has his nose in there a lot but in the end, it’s the players. By now, thru some writer without giving out names, some player/s would have voiced their opinions about whether or not Jones was the problem with the team but I haven’t heard or read anything. Anybody? From what I see, they don’t really have a lot of talent on that team but they think they do. They could be victims of the “Peters Principal” whereby an individual gets promoted to his level of incompetence and I think that applies to Jason Garrett. He did a lot better when all he did was call the plays. No, I don’t think it’s Jones at all.

  54. chaffee5355 says: Feb 22, 2014 11:26 AM

    You know, some coaches put themselves in the elite class when they aren’t. They do it by association and in Coughlins case, he is a disciple of Parcells. Tom has had a good run with the Giants because he had a everything a team needs to win; Offensive line, defensive line, great receivers and a QB with a good arm. He’s a good coach who knows how to manage talent. Anybody, tell me what you would do to make the Cowboys better and don’t say, get Jones out of the way and get a front office guru. Jerry Jones is not the problem with that team. The players are the problem, but I’ll say it; the first thing is to get somebody who knows how to coach a team and he will get the players.

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