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Tom Coughlin plans to monitor players in weight room

It’s nearly go time in Jacksonville.

New Jaguars executive V.P. of football operations Tom Coughlin plans to do his best Izzy Mandelbaum impersonation when the players report for Phase One of the offseason workout program. At a Tuesday event for season-ticket holders, Coughlin made clear his intention to ensure that players are working hard and not hardly working.

“When the players report, I’m going to be in the weight room watching who the workers are on this team,” Coughlin said, via Sam Kouvaris of WJXT.

The NFL Players Association, which already is keeping its eye on Coughlin, may be ready to argue that Coughlin isn’t permitted to attend the strength and conditioning sessions, which are limited to “only full-time or part-time strength and conditioning coaches.” But while the relevant rule says that “no other coaches shall be allowed . . . to . . . observe activities,” it doesn’t expressly prevent executives from watching the players work.

Still, Coughlin’s history as a coach — and his obvious intent to coach the players when coaching is needed — makes it an interpretation that the team would likely lose, if push comes to shove.

The NFLPA has not responded to a request for comment on the issue.  (Maybe they think they’re better than us.) Given the union’s intention to watch Coughlin, chances are it’s just a matter of time before the NFLPA claims there’s no chance Coughlin personally will be urging players to take it up a notch.

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40 Responses to “Tom Coughlin plans to monitor players in weight room”
  1. weepingjebus says: Apr 11, 2017 9:17 PM

    Great pic. But I hope the photo guy is pacing himself, it is only the off-season. Save some of that A material for go time this Fall!

  2. therealraider says: Apr 11, 2017 9:17 PM

    Future headline: “Tom Caughlin caught snorkeling in the outhouse”.

  3. klecko73 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:18 PM

    I likes

  4. jakec4 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:22 PM

    Took a moment to remember who the puppet head coach even is.

  5. droppedinagreasefire says: Apr 11, 2017 9:26 PM

    He will also monitor the players seX life and put them on a pitch count. This guy is a contol freak nightmare! Good luck with him!

  6. tonyzendejas says: Apr 11, 2017 9:28 PM

    Beyond creepy.

  7. mzew233 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:28 PM

    But what does this have to do with Tony Romo

  8. townie45 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:36 PM

    Mr. Coughlin almost got the Jags to the promised land his first time around in Jacksonville. He will get them there this time. He is just what they need.

  9. xbox4wwe says: Apr 11, 2017 9:36 PM

    Finally have the right people behind the scenes. No more of the Gus cheerleader crap. Gotta be tough on these guys. I do see this team having a turn around.

  10. maddenisfordorks says: Apr 11, 2017 9:37 PM

    Bring all that beautiful discipline back to my team, Mr. Coughlin. We need all the change we can get.

    All I remember from the last ten years of football in Jax is Mularkey throwing a headset, Justin Blackmon catching a few balls, and a whole lot of losing.

  11. maverick2560 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:38 PM

    Recents stories that reference a desire by some players and coaches that the players and coaches should be able to work together in the off-season are destroyed when front office reps and coaches like Coughlin
    make such statements. In fact for Coughlin to make such a statement
    is downright dumb. This rightly gives the NFLPA pause on where to draw the line. In whole because Coughlin has no idea where to draw the line. So when discussion as to when a young QB can start to work with a coach ….which often the young QB desires .. cannot progress because there are always coaches like Coughlin that think the young QB should start working as of a week after the season ended. This
    attitude takes away the term ” voluntary ” and is really ” mandatory “.
    In other words Coaches like Coughlin cannot help themselves …and
    are more dangerous when in complete charge of a team.

  12. trainwrecksryan says: Apr 11, 2017 9:39 PM

    Oh yeah. This will work out great.

  13. trainwrecksryan says: Apr 11, 2017 9:39 PM

    Oh yeah. This will work out great.

  14. zoxitic says: Apr 11, 2017 9:40 PM

    The NFLPA sure has negotiated a country club deal.

  15. florioisatoolblog says: Apr 11, 2017 9:46 PM

    say what??

  16. 250dollarnflowner says: Apr 11, 2017 9:47 PM

    this generation of millennials need tom coughlin to whip them into shape and toughen them up.

  17. tylawspick6 says: Apr 11, 2017 9:53 PM

    what a super duper big announcement!

    go get em tommy!

    what leadership!

    good thing tyree exists along with butterfingers welker

  18. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2017 10:00 PM

    When Commandant Coughlin says “Rack ’em!” it has a whole different meaning.

  19. snakerd says: Apr 11, 2017 10:04 PM

    God forbid a team tries to take into account how hard a player works as part of their evaluation.

  20. war27 says: Apr 11, 2017 10:11 PM

    Youseses don’t say.

  21. richiethegreek says: Apr 11, 2017 10:24 PM

    LOL. You might be a bigger Seinfeld fan than me, mike.

  22. MikeFlorioKGBcensor says: Apr 11, 2017 10:30 PM

    Should have used Herbert from Family Guy as the pic

  23. cheapseater says: Apr 11, 2017 10:31 PM

    Such a hardass. You gotta love it.

  24. jagsfanugh says: Apr 11, 2017 10:33 PM

    Love it, this team has sucked the bottom so long something is needed.

  25. paleandpasty says: Apr 11, 2017 10:34 PM

    Everyone needs a pastime, no matter how weird.

  26. bills72284 says: Apr 11, 2017 10:59 PM

    Jerry Sandusky would approve

  27. flipola says: Apr 11, 2017 11:33 PM

    Nothing wrong with wanting to monitor your guys’ progress on the field, in the weight room, the locker room, the showers.. wait…

  28. houtxfan4053 says: Apr 11, 2017 11:55 PM

    mzew233 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 9:28 PM
    But what does this have to do with Tony Romo

    ================================

    Probably Colin Kaepernick.

  29. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 12, 2017 12:25 AM

    All this team needs is a hand grabbing their facemasks. Let’s find out who is ready when the pressure cooker heats up. Pressure free Gus is gone.

  30. justintuckrule says: Apr 12, 2017 2:31 AM

    Tom Brady overthrew welker. He also felt phantom pressure and put the pats in an 0-2 hole before the fans sat down. 4th and 13 threw the ball into the 3rd row of the EZ. he’s won 5 Sbs but he has nightmares of the big blue pass rush every night before he goes to bed.

    Everyone heard his voice crack when he told burress that the pats would score more than 17 points. Even he didn’t believe it.

    Love owning the pats!! The taste of pats tears over those 2 losses is like mixing all the solicitous sonic master blasts into one huge bowl and taking a bath in it. Yummmmmmmm

  31. jazzawakens says: Apr 12, 2017 7:23 AM

    snakerd says:
    Apr 11, 2017 10:04 PM
    God forbid a team tries to take into account how hard a player works as part of their evaluation.

    ——————-

    I’m a little shocked they find this so shocking. I had wondered how the Jags were still struggling so much last year after all the talent they had added. Now I am clearer on that.

  32. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Apr 12, 2017 7:36 AM

    Something about Jacksonville just seems to bring out the crazy in Tom Coughlin.

    Hasn’t he said a thousand times that his success with the Giants came after he learned to be less of a control freak?

  33. abninf says: Apr 12, 2017 7:45 AM

    The fact that there’s even discussion that a general manager of a football team might not be allowed to even watch his players work out is one of many reasons I despise unions. He wants to see who the lazy guys are, the slackers. That’s smart, not “weird”.

  34. exinsidetrader says: Apr 12, 2017 7:58 AM

    He comes from a generation where men were just tougher. The guy knows how to win. Get out of his way!

  35. sladewilson85 says: Apr 12, 2017 7:59 AM

    Oh no, these poor athletes getting paid millions of dollars by the organization might actually be monitored to see if they are worth the money they are being paid? My God, the horror…

  36. jazzawakens says: Apr 12, 2017 9:24 AM

    abninf says:
    Apr 12, 2017 7:45 AM
    The fact that there’s even discussion that a general manager of a football team might not be allowed to even watch his players work out is one of many reasons I despise unions. He wants to see who the lazy guys are, the slackers. That’s smart, not “weird”.

    ——————–

    That would become an issue because the teams that have one guy serving as both coach and GM would gain advantage over the teams where they were seperate guys.

    Besides, Coughlin would probably tell the union, “fine I’m here to watch the coach I hired not your players.”

  37. More Cowbell says: Apr 12, 2017 9:31 AM

    justintuckrule says:
    Apr 12, 2017 2:31 AM
    Tom Brady overthrew welker. He also felt phantom pressure and put the pats in an 0-2 hole before the fans sat down. 4th and 13 threw the ball into the 3rd row of the EZ. he’s won 5 Sbs but he has nightmares of the big blue pass rush every night before he goes to bed.

    Everyone heard his voice crack when he told burress that the pats would score more than 17 points. Even he didn’t believe it.

    Love owning the pats!! The taste of pats tears over those 2 losses is like mixing all the solicitous sonic master blasts into one huge bowl and taking a bath in it. Yummmmmmmm

    ————

    Not sure those exact details are accurate but how can anyone remember? How many years ago was that?

    And what does any of this have to do with the Jags?

  38. marty2020 says: Apr 12, 2017 9:32 AM

    It doesn’t matter if he’s in there or not. What matters is, he is watching, one way or another, and he’s put the players on notice.

    I like it.

  39. 513guy says: Apr 12, 2017 10:00 AM

    Wait…Wait…Wait…..

    Jacksonville has season ticket holders?

  40. justintuckrule says: Apr 13, 2017 10:15 AM

    More cowbell – it has to do with the great tom coughlin making it happen.

    While it was some time ago, the wins are always like yesterday every time ne wins another

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