Who Should Replace Tom Coughlin When He Eventually Steps Aside in New York?

August 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Nobody knows when New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will step aside. From what we've read and heard, not even Coughlin seems to know for sure. But what we do know is that, at 66, Coughlin is the NFL's oldest head coach. We also know that he's entering the penultimate year of his current contract, and that the Giants typically extend their coaches before lame-duck seasons.
That could mean that Coughlin will be presented with a natural opportunity to retire after this season. In an in-depth article published Saturday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News suggested that this could indeed be his last campaign, but based only on the facts above.
More from Vacchiano, addressing the mentality possessed by general manager Jerry Reese and co-owner John Mara:
In a business where planning for the future is so important, both Reese and Mara insist they really have no idea how much longer Coughlin will occupy his office, and neither of them wants to ask. They may won...

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