Our good friend Jesse Bartolis of NFL Mocks has a great read up today concerning NFL head coaches on the hot seat right now.
Up at #5 is the NY Giants’ Tom Coughlin who will be heading into the softest part of the schedule coming up against the Dolphins and their bye week.
#5 Tom Coughlin (Getting warmer)
Fun little fact: the Giants have started 5-2 (or better) in every season under coach Tom Coughlin. Not so fun fact? They have been pathetic in the second half of the season the last two years. Tom Coughlin is a good coach and the Giants are a very loyal organization. But, this team has a lot of veteran leadership, a quality quarterback, and a talented pass rush and they have had terrible second half’s two years in a row that cost them the playoffs and then are coming out flat and playing poorly already this year. They barely squeaked by the Cardinals and then lost at home vs the Seahawks, after they played poorly vs the Cardinals. This can’t happen anymore.
Coughlin still has a shot at starting 5-2, they play the Bills (have a bye week) and then the Dolphins the next three weeks, but their second half of the schedule is brutal. Two games vs Dallas, a game each vs Washington and Philadelphia, and then games vs the Patriots, Packers, Jets, 49ers, and Saints. It could be a long year, especially if they continue to play the way they are playing now.