Shop for New York Giants gear at – Coughlin Right at the Top of the Coaching Hot Seat has come out with an article about coaches being on the hot seat for 2007, and sure enough, first on the list is Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. There is no question that Coughlin has been the most talked about in the league as far as a coach that could find himself fired sometime in 2007. Below are the comments made by the site in regard to Coughlin and where he stands as the 2007 season gets closer.

Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (2006 record: 8-8)

One year removed from a promising 11-5 season in 2005, the Giants regressed to an 8-8 record as quarterback Eli Manning’s progress came to an abrupt stop. The 2006 Giants did eke out a playoff berth, but went just 2-6 in the second half and were knocked out from the postseason immediately from the division rival Philadelphia Eagles.

The Giants have not taken any drastic steps this offseason. Running back Reuben Droughns was acquired from the Cleveland Browns but Brandon Jacobs will likely see the majority of the carries. No matter who’s carrying the ball, it will be hard to replace Tiki Barber, who retired over the offseason. Linebacker Kawika Mitchell (Kansas City Chiefs) was signed to replace LaVar Arrington, who was released. They did have a solid draft with cornerback Aaron Ross (first round, Texas), wide receiver Steven Smith (second round, Southern California) and defensive lineman Jay Alford (third round, Penn State), but Coughlin, who received a contract extension through 2008, may not last long enough to see the rookies develop if the team does not improve quickly.

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