Read: Tom Coughlin on offensive changes

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

As we reported, Tom Coughlin was given his one-year extension today by the Giants to avoid becoming a “lame duck” coach in 2014. The deal assures the 67-year-old will coach through the 2015 season.

“Well, the Giants have always done that,” Coughlin said at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, as per Dan Salamone of Giants.com. “That was always indicated to me. I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to it, to be honest with you. We’ve had a lot of work going on in our business and our building, as you know. So I had great confidence that it would happen, and it did.”

Getting down to business, the coach was asked a few questions regarding the upcoming season. He was asked if he agreed with CEO John Mara’s assessment that the offense was “broken”:

“Did I agree that the offense was broken? I certainly agree that some things have to be fixed, let’s put it that way. But I wouldn’t have used that word.”

The offensive coaching staff has undergone an overhaul, and Coughlin was asked if the offense will look drastically different this season:

“I would say that you will notice some differences for sure. Anytime you have different people, personalities, play callers, you’ll see some differences. I think definitely we would maintain a commitment to the run, and that will be a factor no matter what. And that’s been agreed upon by all. But as far as changes, they may be subtle; there may be some drastic ones. But the number one thing will be the players, the team, the opportunity to again get ourselves back on track the way we need to be, the ball security issues being first and foremost. The obvious questions being made about the offensive line, we’ll see where that goes. Who knows what that would have been like last year had a couple of our guys been able to stay on the field.”




13 comments
Kvdaone
Kvdaone

George Karl, Dantoni, Woody and now D.Fish who is backed by Phil. I watch and rewatch games and again Im startin to see Melo at the forefront of screw ups in the game....He stalled to take the 3 vs CLE by waitin til the clock ran out, he watch STAT get beat off the dribble by Kemba and never rotated on help D, and tonight he took a 3 when we were down 1 vs goin to the hole, he stopped rotating the ball, he didnt call the defensive play that got J.Smith a foul and much more......As much as I love Melo and we all love to blame every freakin coach we get....how can a coach help IQ

Al Schwartz
Al Schwartz

Fisher should just retire.  He is an overrated clown. 

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

Will the Knicks win again this season? Sure doesnt look like it...jeez..was not expecting them to be this bad

Skyrider
Skyrider

Knicks mentality is it's OK to lost close game, they don't rise to the challenge. They will play great until the final few minutes of the game. this is a physiological thing with this team which goes back to last year.  They don't relish the challenge and overcome.

Skyrider
Skyrider

JR Smith make some of the worst passes it seen just about every game.  Need to sit him down and point this out to him, he has at least 3 turrn over a game where he just throw the ball to the other team.  And again down the stretch team settle for just shots.

Skyrider
Skyrider

Fisher blew this game coming down the stretch, team was in a good grove until Fisher called time out around the 3 minute mark, only to have JR Smith throw the ball to the Blazer and Knicks come down on the other two position and put up bad shots.  When your team in a good grove, you don't call time out, especially the Knicks who are notorious for coming out of a timeout and run just terrible plays.  I have not seen the team come out of a time out and execute a good play all season.  Jason Smith play allot better tonight but let Lopez out muscled him for the crucial rebound of the game.  He had good position until the last second where Lopez went around him for the rebound.. Knicks over all played with allot more heart tonight although the outcome was ultimately a LOST.

M&M; Consultants
M&M; Consultants

This game came down to our players not attacking the basket and instead taking jump shoots when you are in the final minutes of the game 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

When you say the "deal assures the 67-year-old will coach through the 2015 season" do you mean this season which ends in 2015 or the next season which starts in 2015? Because I don't believe it guarantees that at all if you mean the later. The Giants once again won't let TC coach as a lame duck so next offseason the same decision will have to be made to either sign him to another extension or move on. This extension is just to keep it from being a topic of discussion in the media before and during this season.

RalphB1471
RalphB1471

@GiantsTalkLine > He really didn't say much. I'm sure McAdoo will run a up tempo style to some degree. Should be reflected in acquisitions.

jimm1200
jimm1200

@Kvdaone Stat WAS the help D on that Kemba drive.  Melo put himself in position to cover Stat's guy.


How can you blame that on Melo?  lol.  Prigs got beat (and he's good) and Amare yet again had horrible D.   Blaming Melo is what you call trying to find a cause in your agenda.

mrgee
mrgee

Cap space. Draft pick. We can do it! (next year)

Kvdaone
Kvdaone

@Skyrider His turnovers werent that bad cuz POR had their share as well but constantly allowing points off of TOs is not gonna close a game