The Giants coaching staff has been much maligned by the fans and the press alike. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has been called all sorts of names, the most popular being Kevin Kill Drive, and that was by players! Special teams coach Tom Quinn has struggled and was thought to be the weakest link. One fact we need to remember about special teams this year is that it was populated by rookies and second year players. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell looked like he had no answers earlier in his Giants career, and again for the first half of this season. He certainly struggled with all the injuries to the defense, but eventually got all the players on the same page, and dominated games in the second half and into the playoffs.
Tom Coughlin has been called “too old” “out of touch” “impossible to play for” and a good first half of the season coach. He now has 2 Super Bowls in 8 Years with the Giants.
Well, get used to this group, because they are not going anywhere for a while. The Giants are an organization that believes in continuity. Especially coming off a short off season, continuity played a big part of their success. Changing the message completely is rarely the answer unless you are without promise and franchise players. Having a franchise QB, a young set of receivers, and some studs on defense, is not the time to make wholesale changes. I, for one, am happy the Giants conduct their business in the manner they do. When the Drive-by Media states that “Coach Coughlin is on the hot seat” or “Coach Coughlin was close to being fired” think about the fact that they have zero access to John Mara and Jerry Reese. The words “hot seat” and “fired” never left the lips of those two individuals especially after a 10 win season last year. Calling for everyones job is now a cottage industry on ESPN and Fox Sports. It has some validity at times, but the Giants will NEVER fire a coach after losing a few games in a row in the middle of the season, and Coach Tom Coughlin is not one to make change for change sake, and would consider it a personal failure if he had to fire someone in the middle of a season.
The Giants are in good hands……and will be for some time to come.