While some New York Giants fans are pondering whether it is time for Tom Coughlin to leave following an 0-6 start. He has turned the team around and they’ve won their last two games and head into the bye week on a win streak. Giants general manager Jerry Reese respects what Coughlin has done.
“Well, this is not Tom’s first rodeo. He’s been around for a while,” Reese said, via Ralph Vaccchiano of the New York Daily News. “The passion that he brings to the table, all of our players can see that. That’s never wavered with him. For him to keep this team together, I think that shows how much respect the players have for him and what he’s done for the organization.”
Coughlin has an award mantle that commands respect. Winning the Super Bowl in 2007 and again in 2011 gets you some respect from players.
“Yeah, coach Coughlin, he’s a heck of a football coach,” Reese said. “He didn’t forget how to coach either, at this point, regardless of what our record looks like. He’s still an outstanding football coach. . . .
“This is a big spot for him and I would never bet against him. He’s done a really nice job. When you’re 0-6, your team can just say, ‘You know what? I’m throwing in the towel.’ But our players have continued to play hard, continued to battle even though we haven’t played as well as we’d like to play. They’re still out there battling. They come to work and work hard. I have total respect for that.”