It’s hard to believe a coach who has led his team to two Super Bowl titles in 10 seasons is in danger of losing his job but that could soon be the case.
Peter King of The Monday Morning Quarterback believes New York Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin may be coaching for job.
I think Tom Coughlin, who turned 68 Sunday, had this reaction when I told him in camp he was one win from passing Paul Brown and two from passing Joe Gibbs on the all-time NFL victories list: “Wow. Really?” Then he said that was nice. And that was all. But I do know this: Coughlin loves pro football history, and whatever happens this season with the Giants, he has no interest in retiring anytime soon. Which begs the question about what happents to Coughlin if the Giants have a really bad year. From watching them this summer, it’s possible. I think you have to wait to see the circumstances first. But club president and CEO John Mara does not take kindly to mediocrity. He was very prickly after last year’s 7-9 season, and there’s no question he liked the fact that Coughlin wanted to shake up his coaching staff. But if the offense is awful and Eli Manning struggles, I don’t know if Mara will say he wants back Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese, who have presided over two recent Super Bowl wins. My gut feeling is they would return, but we can’t tell until we see how the season looks.
The Giants not projected by many to make much noise this year and another losing season really could give the Giants something to think about.
Coughlin is 90-70 with the Giants and 158-130 in his NFL Career, including a postseason record of 12-7.
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