Giants Recommit To Coughlin
The New York Giants finished their season at 7-9, under .500, for the first time since Tom Coughlin's debut season with the G-Men in 2004.
A disappointing year for sure, but hard to put the blame solely on Coughlin. And on Monday, the ownership showed that they agreed.
"I expressed to Tom this morning that we do want him back as our head coach," said Giants President and CEO John Mara, at a press conference on Monday afternoon. "We still have every confidence in him."
As far as the details in Coughlin's existing one year contract or the possibilities of others on the staff being let go, Mara declined to commit at this time.
Being the oldest coach in the league at 67-years old, it would have been understandable if Coughlin felt this was the best time to retire. On Monday, he made his stance very clear.
"I’m just a young guy in this business," said Coughlin. "Everybody wants to know what’s next for me. I hope it’s coaching the New York Giants.
"I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about me, and my circumstance, and my situation, it’s rather our team. Where we’re going and what direction we’re in."
With 24 unrestricted free agents to sift through this off-season, the last thing the Giants needed was a new personality to deal with in the head coaching chair.
If the Giants go below .500 again next season, let's once again talk about Coughlin's future. But for now, the Giants should continue to concentrate on their depth chart because it was lacking in 2013 and that was the main problem - not Coughlin.