Former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin will not return to the team in a consulting role, according to James Kratch of NJ.com.
“I really don’t see how, once the decision was made,” Coughlin said while appearing at last night’s Mike and the Mad Dog reunion show. “Move on, is what I think I’m saying.”
The 69-year-old Coughlin also made it clear during his appearance that he was forced out of his job by Giants management after going 6-10 in 2015, though it was reported as him stepping down voluntarily. 2015 also marked the fourth year in a row that the Giants did not make the postseason, their last playoff appearance being when they won Super Bowl XLVI over the New England Patriots.
And Tom Coughlin is still clearly smarting over being, essentially, let go by a team he led to a 102-90 record and two Super Bowls in 12 seasons, so much that he won’t even accept something of an olive branch in being part of the team as a consultant. That’s not surprising, since he has said he was not ready to stop coaching the Giants.
But football is a business and moving on from Coughlin was that type of decision on the Giants’ part. Hopefully, both parties can mend their relationship somewhere down the road.
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