My opinion; You can look for the Giants to move quickly after Sunday’s game with Washington regarding coach Tom Coughlin. If the Giants win or loose I think the powers – that be – will be steadfast in defending him for this difficult season while saving the organization almost seven million for the final year of his contract. They will say that he deserves one more year. The question is will they extend his contract?
The problem as I see it was that the Giants had to believe that this was the year to go deep into the playoffs (the Super Bowl clock in the locker room and all) with the Super Bowl being played a quarter-mile away from the Quest Diagnostic Center would have been perfect timing.
Lets assume that the Giants were beaten in this years Championship game, management could have brought in a dynamic young coach to start the rebuilding process, while moving TC to a consulting position. It would have been “a win – win” situation all around. TC would have gotten his team to the playoffs one last time and the Giant management could feel comfortable cleaning house regarding their loyal-family-like free agents.
However by loosing this year the way they have, means that they will have to
Commit to building a team so TC at least has one more chance to go out a winner. You can’t ask him to come back for one more year and not give him a team that can compete in the NFC East. There is another issue raising it’s ugly little Helmet and that is that the NFC East is changing and evolving right before the Giants eyes with The Eagles – Washington and even Dallas all becoming much different teams and maybe two new coach’s being added to the division as well, which could leave the Giants playing catch up. It would have been the perfect time to get new thinking and new energy with a new coach. So if the Giants decide to give Coughlin one more year there is no guarantee the results will be any different next year.
I think that management will jettison a lot of players like Cory Webster- Hakeem Nicks – David Diehl – Jim Cordle – Curtis Painter and Bear Pascoe. While asking players like Jason Tuck – Terrell Thomas – Aaron Ross – John Beason – Henery Hynoski – Peyton Hillis and Mike Patterson to come back for one more year with a minimal raise to play for TC. This way the core of young players will be there for the next head coach and TC will get to prove he can go out a winner one last time with “Giant Pride!”
Book it Dano!