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

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 19:  Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on during warms ups prior to their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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35 Responses to “Tom Coughlin isn’t ready to rule out a return to coaching”
  1. Blackpool says: Oct 15, 2016 8:57 PM

    The Giants could sure use him.

  2. cheapseater says: Oct 15, 2016 8:57 PM

    How can he rule it out when he knows Gus Bradley is gone no later than Week 8.

  3. MichaelEdits says: Oct 15, 2016 9:04 PM

    Nor should he be. We’ve seen a lot of bad coaching this year, and there will be more.

  4. liontuss says: Oct 15, 2016 9:06 PM

    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.

  5. jocko1181 says: Oct 15, 2016 9:07 PM

    Would love to trade marvin lewis for tom

  6. 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.

  7. screamingyellowzonkers says: Oct 15, 2016 9:40 PM

    Jax, TN or Det.

  8. greygooseandsprite says: Oct 15, 2016 10:17 PM

    nor should he rule it out. Clearly he wasn’t the issue
    In New York as they suck just as bad this year without him there.

  9. mortyglickstein says: Oct 15, 2016 10:24 PM

    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

  10. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Oct 15, 2016 10:25 PM

    Jaguars…think Jack McKeon

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

    Give it up Tommy! The NFL is a young mans game.

  12. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Oct 15, 2016 10:36 PM

    Like a typical baby boomer. Out of a touch and doesn’t know when to quit.

  13. jag1959 says: Oct 15, 2016 10:43 PM

    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.
    ________________

    As a Giants fan I would take him back tomorrow, right after they fire Reese.

  14. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 15, 2016 11:03 PM

    Coaching is ready to rule out a return to Tom Coughlin, however.

  15. jake6879 says: Oct 15, 2016 11:44 PM

    Welcome to the Redskins, Coach..

  16. maumontav5 says: Oct 16, 2016 2:00 AM

    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.

  17. txmidnite says: Oct 16, 2016 3:03 AM

    justbegbaby says:
    Oct 15, 2016 10:28 PM

    Give it up Tommy! The NFL is a young mans game.
    …………………………………………………………..

    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).

  18. tg1896 says: Oct 16, 2016 7:13 AM

    ’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.
    ——————————————

    We appreciate you coming on here to prove that you know absolutely diddly about the NFL.

  19. checkxtheblock says: Oct 16, 2016 7:23 AM

    Reminds me of when Dusty Baker was looking for a job.

    They both know how to run a team but have limited upside.

  20. razzlejag says: Oct 16, 2016 7:51 AM

    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.

  21. superpatriotsfan says: Oct 16, 2016 8:11 AM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Oct 15, 2016 10:36 PM
    Like a typical baby boomer. Out of a touch and doesn’t know when to quit.
    ——————–
    Like Tom Brady.

  22. marvin1958 says: Oct 16, 2016 8:20 AM

    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.

  23. blynch67 says: Oct 16, 2016 8:24 AM

    “As a Giants fan I would take him back tomorrow, right after they fire Reese.”

    Me too

  24. nflrule says: Oct 16, 2016 8:51 AM

    Oh good…the grumpy neighbor who yells at you for walking on the lawn

  25. domain7722 says: Oct 16, 2016 9:05 AM

    dolphins maybe or the jets, would be the best options, as he has billecheks number, thats for sure.

  26. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 16, 2016 9:20 AM

    I hope Coughlin gets his chance to coach again….utmost respect!

  27. DitkasHair says: Oct 16, 2016 9:22 AM

    Never thought I’d say this but he might be a breath of fresh air in Chicago….Foxy is wearing pretty thin here.

  28. upnorthvikesfan says: Oct 16, 2016 9:36 AM

    Lions or Bengals could be a good fit for him. But I just don’t see his phone ringing. Trend these days is for fresh untapped talent as head coaches.

  29. steves11 says: Oct 16, 2016 9:36 AM

    “Like a typical baby boomer. Out of a touch and doesn’t know when to quit”

    Remember that when YOU are 70 years old!

  30. jimmypx says: Oct 16, 2016 9:37 AM

    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.

  31. getitrightflorio says: Oct 16, 2016 11:18 AM

    Perfect fit for my Dolphins!!!

  32. 4sacroc says: Oct 16, 2016 12:21 PM

    Lingerie League. Line 1.

  33. 2ruefan says: Oct 16, 2016 12:34 PM

    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.

  34. weepingjebus says: Oct 16, 2016 12:57 PM

    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.

  35. kevinlawrencecantor says: Oct 16, 2016 1:37 PM

    Tom Coughlin is a terrible coach. Terrible.

    You can get any clown off the street to go multiple games under .500 every year in a weak division.

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