Finally after much agony I have come to understand that the New York Giants are too loyal and compassionate to relish in the exit of Tom Coughlin. He is in his last year of contract and renewing him is not supposed to happen….especially with the past years inconsistencies capped by this brutal wake up year . Unfortunately, he is too self absorbed to retire.
He thinks only of himself and he is abusing the owners with his lack of appreciation of their unprecedented generosity. After misusing his runners forever, David Wilson is a casualty and his career is on the line. Brandon Jacob’s entire career has been mismanaged . Eli is a steel man, with a very tired guardian angel. He has been hit and chased unnecessarily his entire career. The vital players are in Mash Unit form……every year?
Tom Coughlin admitted that he cannot motivate his team. He relies on senior players to motivate the other players.That aptly explains his win-loss record throughout his resume. Coaches like Noll, Allen, Walsh, Landry or more recently, Carroll and Harbaugh have never coached for the Giants. Belichick , Fox, Spagnuolo were assistants that clearly had a focus with results that Tom Coughlin is totally clueless forever.
More importantly GM Jerry Reese has never chosen his Coach. Eli and others have never played for “another” coach. Jerry Reese’s selection of excellent players is confirmed by Giant discards (Coughlin’s casualties) playing for teams through out the league after being deemed expendable by the Giants.
This season is over. All the prior presumed disasters proceeded to become a heart wrenching reality, at least for Giant Fans, Players , and their families. As a life long Giants fan, this is the most critical moment in Giant land since ownership decided to hire a General Manager that was not a figure head.
The history of the Giants has centered around family ownership. Conservative to say the least, the Giants won sometimes and loss too often.The sixties and seventies were torture years for Giant fans. Mr. Wellington Mara was sick of losing so a real General Manager, George Young, was hired and Mr.Mara, in his infinite wisdom, gave him control and power to hire all coaches and staff. Mr. Mara decided it was better for the family Maras and the Giant organization to hire a professional GM who could be objective, to avoid conflict with personal feelings.
The Giants were instantly better and with a coach who knew and connected with and understood his players, Bill Parcells , they became winners with Super Bowls, division titles. They were threats to win every game. Not Now !
The decision to fire or humiliate Tom Coughlin’s assistant coaches is a most unnerving curiosity. Who makes the decisions?..Better yet, what is the Head Coach’s role with the Giants? Coughlin’s expertise is offense.?
When is he going to be held responsible?
Being held responsible for every thing that happens and giving the players credit for success is not….. Tom Coughlin .
Coaches are the quarterback’s teachers, their guides, giving inspiration and support…….Not Tom Coughlin.
Tom Coughlin is a most stubborn dinosaur but more disturbing is his lack of sensitivity and empathy. He will never change. Some opposition coaches own Tom Coughlin. The Giants are the only team that would harbor this relic. The players have become cannon fodder for nothing and their health, their careers and their future happiness are deferred or lost forever in retention of a loser with no plan except to get paid again..Tom Coughlin has hustled the Giants big time!
Eli and his teammates have never had another coach’s planning or support.
Jerry Reese, who never ever gets a salute from Coughlin for the endless line of excellent athletes he has provided, never had Coach of his choice.
The Coach is the decision maker on the field. The players execute the PLAN of the Coach…In the case of the Giants with Coughin, the plan is always faulty and always exposes the players to peril. It is always known by the opposition.
These players have careers too.Their family extends to all Giant fans. Why should their future be contingent on the proven ill decisions of a man past his time..if he ever did have a time?.Never dominating..never a true consistent winner. Confidence comes from the COACH to his players . He is obviously no longer confident and he has stated he relies on players to motivate other players. His management errors, time errors and lack of consideration for his players, are legendary.
How can the owners permit Coughlin to continue to sabotage the futures of so many? This stinks to the highest and unless a new Coach is hired NOW, the Giants, their loyal fans, extraordinary players are all doomed to suffer through a delirious series of losses and injuries…with absolutely no chance of winning or being a threat to win until he is gone.
Ten years, two Super Bowls..Thousands of heartbreaking unnecessary disappointments, a decade of athlete injuries both physical and psychological..An extension to Tom Coughlin’s contract…?
He is unworthy of that risk to all of us.