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Giants Fans, Take It Easy On Tom Coughlin

New York Giants have had their share of ups and downs this season, but sitting at 5-9 their playoff hopes are all but delusional. While the season wraps up soon, many are looking to the activity that will pick up after the last whistle is blown. Coach Tom Coughlin finds himself on the hot seat once again this year as the Giants have not performed up to the standard they set for themselves. While winning and losing seasons are always the responsibility of the guys in charge, Tom Coughlin might not be the one who is screwing the pooch.Ari kellen | Tom Coughlin

Lets look at what he has accomplished over his tenure as not only a NYG coach but a football coach in general. Coughlin got his coaching career started in the NFL being assistant to Bill Parcells, an admired pedigree in today’s coaching world. He helped that Giants team win Superbowl XXV. Ring number 1. He later went on to become the head coach of Boston College, where he began as an assistant earlier in life, being the offensive coordinator for Doug Flutie. Then as a head coach, this guy turned BC into the storied winner that they are attempting to regrasp today. The highlight of that stint was beating #1 ranked Notre Dame in ‘93. Not too shabby huh?

He then got the chance to be a head coach of an NFL team, the brand new Jacksonville Jaguars. He took them to an AFC championship after TWO years in existence. He later finished his tenure there with two AFC championship visits. The most successful NFL expansion team in league history.

2003 comes along and the New York Football Giants hire this guy they’re so eager to get rid of today. Since coming on 10 years ago, he has made the playoffs 5 times, thats 50% for you math buffs. Of those 5 visits to the post season, they won 2 Superbowls, 40% boys and girls. All along the way Giants fans have been screaming bloody murder about getting rid of him. Giants fans, take it easy, your last super bowl was 4 years ago. And look at it this way, at least your not the Jets.


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Jets Frustration

ARI KELLEN | REX RYAN

Being a New Yorker born and bred I have had the opportunity to see many-a-football game. Attending both the Jets and the Giants play at the Meadowlands and now Metlife stadium was always a pleasure until my frustration set in. Neither have had a great year and in total, New York sports have taken a turn for the worst. Today I would like to highlight the ridiculous dog and pony show that is the New York Jets. I am a true Jets fan, defined by the fact that when the Giants and Jets play, I’m wearing Gang Green. But I have not taken out my lone green jersey (Curtis Martin) in years from the sheer embarrassment they bring to me. This year I have found that I am not alone in my depression regarding the guys in green, this is highlighted by an enormous push to have GM John Idzik fired from his current position, check out ( http://firejohnidzik.com ). The guy has made awful moves regarding salary cap, draft choices, and trades. He is not alone on the hot seat as Rex Ryan, who is a genuinely good guy has failed to develop talent and win games. I will give it to him though, it is hard to be above .500 as a coach with an arm tied behind your back. Gang Green has been playing hard despite their abysmal record and nonexistent playoff hopes. They managed to squeak out a win over the equally bad Tennessee Titans this past week, which might put them out of reach of a number one draft choice. This is a GREAT thing. If we had that #1 pick, we would either pick up a rookie quarterback and poorly transition him to the league like we have done the past two starters, or we would trade down for an older vet and then pick up another disappointment. This all might sound a bit pessimistic but what do you expect after two decades of losing, getting close to winning, losing, so on and so forth. The keys to victory for next year? Clear house, and hire some capable front office folk, who can hire a capable coaching staff.