Early this month, a report out of New York said that former Giants coach Tom Coughlin was hanging around at the team’s facility so often that new head coach Ben McAdoo was getting annoyed, with a perception that Coughlin was “looking over McAdoo’s shoulder.” Today, Mcaddo said that’s not the case.
At the league meeting, McAdoo said he has no concerns at all about Coughlin’s presence at the team facility, and welcomes having a veteran coach to help him out.
“No, I don’t have those concerns,” McAdoo said. “As long as Tom’s around, we want to welcome him and use him as a resource. We welcome him.”
That’s the politically correct thing to say, but the fact remains that Coughlin was fired, and it’s a little weird that a fired head coach is still hanging around the team facility while the new head coach is trying to get the players to buy into his own way of doing things. It seems likely that if Coughlin keeps hanging around when the Giants’ offseason work begins, the team may gently suggest that he go away.