Tom Coughlin is staying put. That’s the way the Giants want it and that is certainly the way he wants it. At 67, he is the oldest coach in the NFL. He’s still as vibrant and energetic as ever and has no plans of stepping away…
From ESPN NewYork:
“I certainly do, and I’m blessed with good health and good energy and a routine that I think puts me in the maximum opportunity to stay healthy,” Coughlin said before mentioning his wife. “The other issue, of course, is Judy. If Judy’s healthy, and so on and so forth, and we both feel good about continuing … then no doubt will we feel that way.”
John Fennelly, Lead WriterCoughlin is a proven commodity and the Giants know they are lucky to have him. The Giants are aware of how difficult it is to find a head coach in this league. The candidate pool is fairly thin.
67 is the new 50, anyway. It is no longer considered old. Forty years ago, the life expectancy in America was 70 years. Today it’s nearly 79. Seniors also lead more active lives, too. In Coughlin’s case, he has as much energy as many of his players.
Now that he’s purged his staff of three longtime confidants, it’s clear he’s become a forward thinker. He’s thinking ahead with the hiring of Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator.
Each year is a reset in the NFL, so off years are part of the package now. As long as there is a plan the Giants will be OK. And as long as they have Coughlin around, you can bet they have the right guy to execute that plan.