Tom Coughlin gave (former) defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan the boot Monday afternoon following an 8-8 season that left a lot to be desired on the defensive side of the ball. This was definitely the right move and I’ve been calling for the G-Men to pull the trigger on this decision for a while now.
In Sheridan’s “defense,” there were a lot of injuries to the D; the secondary was banged up, Pierce was hurt and a lot of other players were dropping since mini camp. You can’t fault a guy if his players aren’t healthy.
That being said, the D gave up a mind-boggling 427 points, looked like shit for the better part of the season and clearly gave up down the stretch. Plus, Osi and other guys didn’t like him and didn’t want to play for him. You can’t have that. Canning this guy was the best decision the team could have made. John Mara did good.