Tom Coughlin has one more year to cement his legacy as the New York Giants coach. The Giants organization as a whole, feels as if they are a player away from being a playoff team. Even co-owner John Mara stuck to his guns.
During an interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Mara said, “We need to be a playoff team in 2015.”
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Mara indirectly implied that there is going to be some big changes if the Giants have another failed season. Coughlin will not survive this time around. That leaves two in-house candidates for the job, Ben McAdoo and Steve Spagnuolo.
The Giants didn’t bring in McAdoo and have him implement an entire new offense just to have another head coach come in and change it. McAdoo is the favorite to be Coughlin’s successor, and it makes total sense.
He managed to revitalize Eli Manning after having one of the worst seasons of his career. Manning put up the same stats as his Super Bowl winning season.
It won’t be all that easy for McAdoo because Spagnuolo has his “audition” this year. If Spagnuolo manages to make the Giants defense top 10 in the NFL, he is going to be hard to beat out right. It is difficult to believe that Spagnuolo, being a former head coach, doesn’t see the Giants as an opportunity to make a comeback to the spotlight.
The Giants are a franchise that normally doesn’t turn to the free agency for solutions, despite breaking character last season. The Giants like to have their players and coaches made from within the organization. That is the same reason why they re-hired the very familiar Spagnuolo.
Now that Manning is acclimated to McAdoo’s new system, the offense is going to make strides forward. If the Giants manage to retain Jason Pierre-Paul, Spagnuolo will try to revive the historical pass-rush they once had in 2007.
The 2015 NFL season marks the start of the coaching battle, who do you think will win Giants nation? Please vote below and leave your thoughts!