Tom Coughlin says Giants have something to prove in 2014


With a disappointing season in 2013, the New York Giants will have to determine whether or not they want head coach Tom Coughlin to return for another season in charge. While the Giants could choose to move on from Coughlin, the long-time head coach is hoping for another chance and understands that he has a lot to prove if he returns to the team.

Sure, absolutely,” Coughlin said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.  “I mean, probably even more because there are a lot of those that are telling you that you didn’t do very well and you’re not a very good coach and you’re not this and you’re not that, so perhaps you have something to prove.

In four of the past five seasons, the Giants have missed the postseason.

If they would like to get away from mediocrity, then it may be best to move on from Coughlin and find a way to start over.

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  • Joseph Bulger

    “…get away from mediocrity.” I think you’re onto something there Josh. I have grown to accept the relatively conservative culture of the Giants football organization that has focused on the football, without the big-top circus distractions exemplified by teams with squads of cheerleaders, mascots, obnoxious owners craving notoriety, flamboyant head coaches, flatulent stars, and a lot of extraneous, unbridled emotion. But nonetheless, there always seemed to be an emotional, outspoken leader in the locker room who wouldn’t accept mediocrity slowly and steadily creeping into an organization that takes pride in their quiet endurance, their perseverance, through the inevitable struggles that characterize pure pro football. “Talk is cheap…” i.e. the “be quiet Giants” have on multiple occasions, for some time now, played uninspired football, and some of the players have admitted as much. Ok, so it’s Coughlin’s job to ensure the Giants play inspired football. But he can’t do it alone, and maybe this “talk is cheap…” culture has unwittingly shied away from people like Ray Lewis, Dion Sanders, Warren Sapp, Brian Dawkins, Jared Allen, London Fletcher… while instead embracing people like Tuck, JPP, Joseph, Prince, Webster, Eli… The former make the conservative Giants organization nervous, and uneasy, because they don’t tend to persevere in silence. I know it wasn’t always this way… nobody would consider LT or Michael Strahan to be anything but emotional, outspoken leaders who would never accept mediocrity. Maybe that’s the intangible Jon Beason, who had at one time been the vocal leader of the Panthers, brought to the defense that amped up the lone outspoken voice of Antrel Rolle. I wonder how Coughlin would do with Ray Lewis as his MLB.