Dec 28, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts while wearing a NYPD cap against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Giants 34-26. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
3. Win Or Accept Ugly Truth:
The Giants need to win to prevent an unhappy conversation. Nobody can take away the Super Bowl championships. The Giants had two magical runs. The Giants have to admit though, that it hasn’t been a perfect run under Tom Coughlin. Coughlin is a legend, but if he fails in 2015, enough is enough.
The Giants went 8-8 in 2012. Going .500 isn’t the end of the world but it isn’t exactly impressive. In 2013 the Giants went 7-9, losing their first six games. The Giants were 6-10 last season and suffered a seven game losing streak. Do you realize that many coaches in the NFL have been fired for less? Heck the San Diego Chargers once fired Marty Schottenheimer after a 14-2 season. Winning is the way coaches keep their jobs, and Coughlin’s job has been saved only by two past wins.
I have nothing but respect for Coughlin. He is a great football coach who has seen it all in the NFL. But at a certain point the Giants must take off the blinders and realize its not working. Coughlin may be under contract until 2016 but if he doesn’t get the job done in 2015 the Giants must go in a new direction.
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