Earlier in the season when the Giants got off to an 0-6 start, Coughlin's name was mentioned as being on the hot seat, but after the team won five out of it's last six games to get to 5-7, the talk of Coughlin being fired stopped. But after two straight defeated to the San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks, there's some chatter of Coughlin being on the hot seat again.
The 2013 season will mark the first time the Giants will have a losing record since his first season with the team in 2004 where they finished 6-10 and could be a record that the Giants are headed for this season, especially after a 23-0 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks which dropped them to 5-9 on the season and leaves them with two more games left to play
While most have expected that the 67-year-old Coughlin will return to the Giants next season and finish out the final year of his contract, at least one prominent name feels that it's time for the Giants and Coughlin to part ways; Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
“Tom Coughlin has done wonders for the Giants. Personally, I don’t know if I could play for him, but the guy is a winner, he is a fighter. But I think it is time for him to take his talents on the road,’’ Taylor told The Post Saturday night at the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic. “He’s done all he can do for the Giants. If he wants to coach, I think he needs to take his philosophies to another team. After a while, the players just stop listening. I respect the man, but it’s time. As much as I like Coughlin and the job he has done, it’s time for a shakeup.’’
It hasn't been the first time in Coughlin's 10 seasons as Giants head coach where he's been on the hot seat; as he was in 2007 and 2011 and responded both seasons with a Super Bowl title and both times, was rewarded with a contract extension with the team, but this time it's a little different.
Coughlin's Giants will miss the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons and some have wondered if the two-time Super Bowl coach still has the zip on his fastball to be an NFL head coach in today's NFL, much less, does he have the desire to still want to be with the team even after everything has happened in 2013.
While some might agree with LT's assessment on the Giants current coaching situation, most would assume that as long as Coughlin still wants to come back in 2014 and give it at least one more go with the team, he has earned the right to do so considering his track record over the last 10 seasons, plus the two championships he's brought to the team over the last seven years.
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