Tom Coughlin will be a “senior advisor” to NFL football operations

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Yes, former Jaguars and Giants coach Tom Coughlin has joined the league office. More details regarding his role have emerged.

He’ll be a “senior advisor” to the league’s football operations department. In that capacity, the two-time Super Bowl winner will work closely with executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent and all game-related committees, from the Competition Committee to the Health and Safety Committee, the Coaches Subcommittee, the General Managers Advisory Committee, the Combine Review Committee, and the NCAA Rules and Oversight Committee.

Coughlin, per a source with knowledge of the situation, also will provide strategic guidance on matters like the draft, the Pro Bowl, playing rules, coaching techniques, and football personnel development.

It’s a great way for Coughlin to stay in the game, and teams that may soon be hiring new coaches should consider adding Coughlin to the list of candidates.

29 responses to “Tom Coughlin will be a “senior advisor” to NFL football operations

  1. Most overrated coach in NFL history.

    Giants will go 11-5/12-4 and prove to the WORLD that Coughlin was holding the team back all along.

  2. The Giants used his last 3 years results as a reason to dump him, with the added subtext that he was getting a bit past it, and then that offseason they immediately applied the remedy (splashing out on D) that he’d spent those 3 years calling for. Shamefully shafted!

    He’s the only HC to best Belichick in the SB, twice! Yes he’s 69 (70 in 5 weeks time) but there’s no reason why he couldn’t coach another 5 years – which these days is plenty longer than some HCs ever get.

    Either way, I’m glad he’s still involved in the game, and continues for as long as he wants to do so.

  3. High credibility is what TC will bring into a building that has little. It’ll be interesting to see if they allow him the flexibility to make a positive impact or if he leaves in frustration seeing that the league office is damaged beyond repair. A class act going in to work for a shady operation. Let’s see what happens.

  4. Tom working with Troy Vincent could be like that of an –
    “open flame thrown onto spilled gasoline”…
    Tom has integrity, while Troy’s is questionable at best

  5. Tom Coughlin will be a “senior Citizen advisor” …

    there. Fix it for ya…

  6. One of the greatest NFL coaches. Honest, respectable, credible. He sure doesn’t fit with Goodell’s corrupt mob. Will be interesting.

  7. Maybe he can help pass a rule that a team can’t score a TD while the 9ther coach is looking for his darn red flag.

  8. In other words, he’ll be the old codger on the sidelines of assigned games yelling ‘get off the grass’ to all the Dennis the Menace kids who run on the field on game day.

  9. Can’t wait til the first time Goodell shows up to a meeting only 5 minutes early — TC sets the clocks ahead by 15 minutes and Roger you’re late !!!

  10. His entire career is based off of dumb luck in the postseason.

    Remember when that kick off returner fumbled for SF in the 2011 playoffs late in the game for no reason?

    lol

    And we know about the helmet catch and that luck, where the Giants O Line held about 3 Pats defenders on the play.

    The best watching his confused look on his face like he didn’t know what was going on.

    A good coach, but a .500 coach.

  11. Troy has officially removed every employee from football operations that knew about the NE leak to Mortensen. Now he brings in the guy with the hearing aid. That should help.

  12. ladyjet says:
    Jul 29, 2016 4:05 PM

    Troy has officially removed every employee from football operations that knew about the NE leak to Mortensen. Now he brings in the guy with the hearing aid. That should help.

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    Ha….good one. made me laugh.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 29, 2016 3:55 PM
    His entire career is based off of dumb luck in the postseason.

    Remember when that kick off returner fumbled for SF in the 2011 playoffs late in the game for no reason?

    lol

    And we know about the helmet catch and that luck, where the Giants O Line held about 3 Pats defenders on the play.
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    Still not over that 18-1 season huh? And sooooo close!

  14. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    Jul 29, 2016 1:11 PM
    This grouchy old dude needs to be spending time with his family and grandkids at home. He’s had a great career. Let it go dude.

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    Apparently, you didn’t watch the press conference when it was announced Coughlin would be leaving the Giants. When he took the microphone and started talking, he gave a brilliant speech on what football is all about and what motivated him.
    I take it you are pretty young. Well, you sound typical of so many young people today who think they know it all but couldn’t pour water out of a boot if the directions were on the heel.
    Remember this old saying: the older I get, the smarter my parents get.
    Experience can’t be bought and it contains many of life’s lessons. You obviously need to learn many of them.

  15. wolfman55h says:
    Jul 29, 2016 3:02 PM
    He’ll be a real ray of sunshine around the office . HEY YOU KIDS! GET OFF OF MY LAWN!!!!

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    Abe Lincoln said it’s better to be thought a fool than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
    Obviously, he was referring to people like you.

  16. The Giants were very fortunate to face the Patriots when they did. In 2007 the Patriots defense was on its last legs — old and slow even at game 1 and by season’s end just hanging on after weeks of getting every team’s A game. Kudos to them though for daring to go 19 and 0 and brining that all upon them.

    In 2011 the Pats cobbled together perhaps their worst defense of the BB era. He was still unable to rebuild his championship defense. We had Sterling and Brandon Merriweather and — Eeeee. I don’t know how they even made the SB that year.

    If not for 2024, I’d still be waiting for Belichick to assemble a defense I can get excited about.

  17. streetyson says:
    Jul 29, 2016 1:39 PM

    The Giants used his last 3 years results as a reason to dump him, with the added subtext that he was getting a bit past it, and then that offseason they immediately applied the remedy (splashing out on D) that he’d spent those 3 years calling for. Shamefully shafted!
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    Salary cap. Try to understand it.

    Anyway, he did himself no favors with his awareness during the Beckham debacle against Carolina last December. It was a rough way to go out and he deserved better, but it was time.

  18. bencoates57 says:
    Jul 29, 2016 5:09 PM
    The Giants were very fortunate to face the Patriots when they did. In 2007 the Patriots defense was on its last legs — old and slow even at game 1 and by season’s end just hanging on after weeks of getting every team’s A game. Kudos to them though for daring to go 19 and 0 and brining that all upon them.

    In 2011 the Pats cobbled together perhaps their worst defense of the BB era. He was still unable to rebuild his championship defense. We had Sterling and Brandon Merriweather and — Eeeee. I don’t know how they even made the SB that year.

    If not for 2024, I’d still be waiting for Belichick to assemble a defense I can get excited about.
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    Yeah, that 2007 defense really kept the Patriots from winning that superbowl. How fortunate the Giants scored all those points to top that amazing “best ever record breaking” offense of the pats in 2007. What would we have done if Eli and the crew didn’t get us those 17 points? Same thing in 2011.. That “cobbled together” defense really kept Tommy boy and company down when he was lighting up the Giants for all those points… Be thankful you had Adam Vineteri and Russell Wilson can’t throw a 2 yard pass or BB and Tommy would be 0-6

  19. Yeah you folks are right what he did in Jacksonville and those two Super Super Bowl wins meaningless

    Yet so many of you have not sniffed greatness

    One a Giant always Tom welcome to the ring of honor

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