Tom Coughlin isn’t ready to rule out a return to coaching

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The coaching carousel will start spinning in 11 weeks and two days. When it does, former Jaguars and Giants coach Tom Coughlin may be looking for a seat on it.

Asked on Friday night at the annual Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala about a possible return, Coughlin wouldn’t slam the door.

Well, we’ll see about that,” Coughlin said, via Howie Kussoy of the New York Post. “One day at a time. I hope I can make an impact in the job that I’m in. That’s why I’m in that position.”

Coughlin currently works as an adviser to the NFL’s football operations department.

“It’s different, obviously,” Coughlin said. “I’m in the game. I’m very thankful for being involved in the game to the extent that I am. . . . I have really enjoyed the work that I’ve done, as far as going in the command room and being there throughout all the Sunday games. That part of it’s been exciting because it’s the closest thing for me to the sidelines, which is what I was looking for.”

Come January 2, the day unofficially known as Black Monday, Coughlin may be looking to get even closer to the game — and all it takes is one team to be looking for Coughlin.

35 responses to “Tom Coughlin isn’t ready to rule out a return to coaching

  1. I’d like him to be on Quinn’s list for the Lions. Always liked this guy and I hope his good health continues. Lions could use some discipline.

  2. I’ll rule it out for you as a Giants fan, Tom: You’re finished. Nobody’s going to hire you. Try understanding the fact that acceptance is everything.

  3. Funny how he took the fall in NY. As a Giant fan McAdoo isn’t impressive as a head coach. It’s really Mara’s fault. Mara let Reese over pay for defense. Reese will get fired and we will be stuck with terrible contracts that Mara approved. Vernon is very good, not great. He had 7 sacks last year. Did the giants believe paying him more would increase sacks???

    Wish Tom was back

  4. stash918 says:
    Oct 15, 2016 9:34 PM
    I’ll rule it out for you as a Giants fan, Tom: You’re finished. Nobody’s going to hire you. Try understanding the fact that acceptance is everything.
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    As a Giants fan I would take him back tomorrow, right after they fire Reese.

  5. These last couple of years the rosters he had to deal with were ridiculous. That team has been utterly lackadaisical for at least four years now. And yes, it starts with Eli who just has the presence of his brother’s left nut. His body language on the field is horrible. It also seems like the defense is made up of a bunch of meh guys year in and year out. Long gone are the days of Strahan and Justin Tuck.
    No coach has a shot with that kind of team. Think about it, not even one that won two Super Bowls for them in the near past.

  6. justbegbaby says:
    Oct 15, 2016 10:28 PM

    Give it up Tommy! The NFL is a young mans game.
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    Young men can only play it. With age comes wisdom. Three of the past five Super Bowls have been won by one of the league’s three oldest coaches (Coughlin, Belichick, Carroll).

  7. ’ll rule it out for you as a Giants fan, Tom: You’re finished. Nobody’s going to hire you. Try understanding the fact that acceptance is everything.
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    We appreciate you coming on here to prove that you know absolutely diddly about the NFL.

  8. I see a good fit back with Jacksonville. Gus Bradley has done what he was hired to do over the 4 years and he isn’t qualified to push them further.

    Coughlin is. Maybe a 2 year contract and let him instill some discipline and fire into that young team. At that point, he’ll be ready to retire and the Jags will hire a quality replacement.

  9. Packers’ fan here. Coughlin made the Pack look seriously stupid more than once – and I think the guy has plenty of coaching left in his tired ol’ keester.

    Good luck to this man. Hope to see him back on the sideline soon.

  10. As a long time Jags fan, one of the worst mistakes the team ever made was firing Coach Coughlin.
    He wasn’t fired because of his coaching rather he was a combo GM/HC and he had gotten the team into “cap Hell”. They should have brought in a cap specialist to help him and the Jags would have probably won a Super Bowl instead of being mediocre/bad since then.
    Even at his age, he’d be light years better as a coach than Gus Bradley.

  11. Sorry AtheistsAreIdiots, but generation does not enter into it.
    And truth be told, he really is more of a Silent Generation type than a boomer anyway.

  12. As a Pats fan it kills me to say it, but he is better than most active coaches and deserves to go out on his terms.

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