Ex- Giants’ Head Coach Coughlin Trades Playbook for Office
Tom Coughlin will not be calling plays this season, but he will be working with the NFL to ensure that the league rules and officiating stay clear and consistent.
The former Giants’ head coach will be joining the NFL Operations Department in New York City. Coughlin will take on an advisory role while working closely with the NFL’s game-related committees.
After four straight seasons missing the playoffs, the ex-Giants’ head coach decided back in January that it was in the organization’s best interest if he were to step down.
Don’t mention the word “retirement” around Coughlin, though.
“I don’t like that word. I’m way too young for that.”
During the off-season, the 69 year-old had continuously ruled out retirement. NFL teams, including the Eagles and 49ers, flirted with the idea of filling their head coaching vacancy with Coughlin.
Neither opening panned out, but Coughlin did not say goodbye to football for very long.
Don’t be surprised, either, if Coughlin gives another go at a head coaching vacancy in 2017.
“I’ve coached 47 years of my life. You take that away, and that’s not an easy thing to duplicate.”
While Coughlin’s future remains to be seen, this workhorse brings many years of football experience with him into this new job.
Prior to being the head man in New York for 12 seasons, the offensive specialist served as the first head coach of the Jaguars, the head coach of Boston College, and several positional coaching jobs with the Packers, Eagles, and Giants.
Adam Schefter said it best.
The Big Apple didn’t lose Tom Coughlin for too long. Nor did football.