Coughlin’s future isn’t as clear as some think it is

AP

Tom Coughlin’s future remains murky, with the Giants or elsewhere.

At a time when most presume that it’s a done deal that he’ll be leaving the Giants and many think he’ll choose to resign in lieu of being fired, there’s an emerging sense that Coughlin will not walk away. This would force the Giants to either fire him or keep him.

And that could result in a squabble between ownership, with a very real possibility that co-owner Steve Tisch may wans to move on and that co-owner John Mara may not want to move on. Which means that Coughlin, who is under contract for one more year, could be back with the Giants, after all.

If the Giants decide to move on, it’s possible that Coughlin will resurface elsewhere, quickly. With a pair of Super Bowl wins and a Hall of Fame resume, a market could quickly develop for his services.

41 responses to “Coughlin’s future isn’t as clear as some think it is

  1. I wouldn’t invest in a 70 year old coach unless it’s a necessary stopgap. It’s not a knock on the man, but he’s a short-timer at best. That wouldn’t be smart for a team with a plan or vision.

  2. Fire Reese, keep Coughlin. Maybe Parcells has one more GM stint in him? Maybe just give full control to TC?

    Giants have max 3 more seasons in this window with Eli… why sacrifice 2 years for a new coach? You have to blow it up in a few years anyways.

  3. ungrateful franchise. wins you 2 championships and how do they pay him back? by giving him a worthless team the past few years.

  4. I think he should walk away personally. They need someone else to get the point across and he is up there in age. Would hate to see him somewhere like Cleveland as his end game…

  5. As Clint Eastwood once said: “A man’s got to know his limitations.”

    It’s time for Coughlin to move on.

  6. LMAO, Florio must be tryin’ to work on a endorsement deal with AARP!!!!! Blossoming Employment market for a 70 year old dude that blew 5 fourth quarter leads and 3 10 Pt. 4th Qtr. leads???

    Thats a good one!!!!

  7. Coughlin is a good coach but regardless of where he ends up coaching (if he continues) I think he has to accept that it is a players league and the players of today have a different way of behaving than the players of the past.

    That’s a hard pill for a disciplinarian but it is reality.

  8. I really hope if they want to fire him Tom Coughlin makes the fire him. Don’t give them an oh he wanted to retire out if you don’t want to go TC.

  9. Coughlin deserves to go out on his own terms. Jerry Reese deserves to go before a firing squad.

    Seriously folks, Lombardi with Parcells and Belichick as his coordinators couldn’t have won with that ‘depth’ and (ahem) defense. Installing a new coaching staff and system at this point in Eli’s career is something you’d expect out of the Browns or Colts front office.

  10. One thing is clear about his future – he has a place in Canton. The GMEN should let this man decide when it is time – anyone who says he’s lost it is an idiot.

    Yes, they lost 7 close games in the last 30 seconds – those games could’ve gone the other way if the defense made any crucial stops, but they didn’t.

    It is what it is, and there is no one better out there to coach this team.

  11. This trend of blaming GMs and not coaches is unfair and needs to stop. The praise isn’t equally shared when a team has a good year, but for some reason fans have started to back certain coaches in bad years, or in some bad tenures.

    Look at what Todd Bowles did with the New York Jets this year with almost the exact same roster. The only acquisition was Brandon Marshall, and based on the 5th rounder they traded for him, they could’ve done that deal during the Ryan tenure. Ryan could’ve easily gotten Ryan Fitzpatrick during any of his last few years there too.

    But did those two players account for six more wins, or was Rex Ryan simply a bad coach, not a good coach with a bad GM?

    Do you know how many teams would love to have Eli Manning and/or Odell Beckham?

    The Giants lost six games to non-playoff teams. They beat one playoff team.

    Tom Coughlin is an absolutely horrendous coach. He does not hold players accountable, he hasn’t had a clue about how to put together a defense in years and has made more play call and clock management blunders this season than most coaches do during a 6-7 year span.

    Coughlin is the problem. And here’s the thing, do you think he will get better next year? That he’ll discipline his team, that he’ll stop making bad clock management decisions? That’s what you do when you give a coach another year, you assume they will improve on their position. The Giants will not have a better record next year unless they get a new coach.

  12. The overall situation isn’t his fault — subpar roster is on Reese. That said, injury situation is too consistent to not be more than bad luck, and too many games were lost in the last few minutes. Notably, some of those were bad coaching (clock management and play calling) and the mismanagement of Odell in that game was very unCoughlin. At the end of the day, methinks its time to move on from our HOF coach. Not blaming him, but change is needed and we’ve already done the OC and DC.

    A new HC won’t get this roster competitive, but might as well address a potential issue while roster building.

    I hope he doesn’t retire, would love to see Tom succeed somewhere else. Youngest 69yr old I’ve ever seen…

  13. Florio, how about writing a dossier on some of these incompetent NFL owners. They are never held accountable for their lousy ownership and neglect of the product. What are the rules for them and their abject neglect of their fiduciary duties. The incompetence in Cleveland, Miami, Indianapolis, and many others is just horrific. If I owned a McDonald’s franchise and muck it up, I won’t be allowed to own it for long.

  14. kevinlawrencecantor says:
    Jan 3, 2016 8:58 PM
    This trend of blaming GMs and not coaches is unfair and needs to stop. The praise isn’t equally shared when a team has a good year, but for some reason fans have started to back certain coaches in bad years, or in some bad tenures.

    Look at what Todd Bowles did with the New York Jets this year with almost the exact same roster. The only acquisition was Brandon Marshall, and based on the 5th rounder they traded for him, they could’ve done that deal during the Ryan tenure. Ryan could’ve easily gotten Ryan Fitzpatrick during any of his last few years there too.
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    The Jets have a top 10 if not top 5 defense. The Giants have the worst defense in the league. 7 games they lost by leSS then a TD. There is no comparison. The Jets have a better roster then the Giants now. They have a deeper roster and less injuries then the Fiants.

  15. Biggest problem this team has had for 4-5 years is rounds 3-7 of the draft. They have not acquired or developed any talent taken there. The roster is a disgrace as a result. Hopefully something in that organization changes as a result. I just am not sure who is going to pay the price.

  16. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    Jan 3, 2016 9:12 PM
    When I truly look at this the Giants don’t need a coach they need a defense
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    And that means healthy talented players, something the training staff and Reese seem unable to provide.

  17. The comments about Reese and the roster are coming from longtime Giants fans.

    As one myself:

    The horrible mid to late round draft picks go back to day 2 for Reese. How about this years 5th round pick? Typical Reese blunder.

    It just gets old when your GM can’t add depth the old fashion way…

  18. Coughlin will retire. He had his entire family there today for a reason.

    Reese and company also deserve to be broomed for the overall poor management of this roster over the last three seasons.

  19. They would be nuts to fire a coach who has won them two Super Bowls. Age concerns aside I’d love to see Coughlin as the Lions coach.

  20. While I agree that it would be confusing for Manning to start with a new coach, as a Giants fan I think its time for some new blood somewhere. The defense is horrid and the offense is inconsistent. I think most team members probably like Coughlin, however the organization needs someone that lights a fire under their asses gets the most discipline and effort. I wouldn’t mind Jon Gruden to be honest.

  21. I am a 50 year Gman fan, since the days of Homer Jones and Rocky Thompson. I will undoubtedly get flamed on here, because clearly there is a pro-Coughlin sentiment here, but I totally agree with kevinlawrencecantor and maalea–Coughlin is a horrible coach now who has got to go. I am so tired of the blame the gm and injuries excuses that have been going on since the miracle of 2007 (and don’t fool yourself, it was a miracle), the game has not passed Coughlin by, it has friggin lapped him. This team needs wholesale change, and that starts with the Coach. You want to fire Reese, I can’ really defend him, but this whole oh let’s keep lovable Coach Coughlin is insane. BTW, the team sucked under the end of Accorsi’s run as well. I cannot spend one more season looking at Coughlin’s embarrassing red puffy face screaming and yelling. Get the f rid of him, now. “Oh, but boo hoo, who are they going to hire that’s as good as Coughlin”, you say?? How about anyone?!?

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