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Super Bowl or Bust for Tom Coughlin?

What makes Tom Coughlin any different? Could it be that he has been in six championship games since becoming head coach in 1995? Or is it that he has won two Super Bowls with the Giants in a five-year span?

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

 

While 2014 was not as bad a season for the New York Giants as 2013 was, the team still finished below .500 for the third consecutive season. For most coaches, this would be the end of their time with that organization.

What makes Tom Coughlin any different? Could it be that he has been in six championship games since becoming head coach in 1995? Or is it that he has won two Super Bowls with the Giants in a five-year span?

No matter the reason, this writer believes that it is a trip to Super Bowl 50 or a trip to the unemployment line for the legendary head coach. Coughlin seems as if he is not getting to his team, like he used to when they made championship runs. The blame can’t be put on Eli Manning here because he is still putting up all-star numbers, despite his team not doing as well.

As Marshawn Lynch said after the Seattle Seahawks lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, “football is a team sport.” A team can be classified as not just players, but coaches, as well. While offensive and defensive coordinators have the responsibility to make sure their sides of the ball do well during games, it is the head coach’s job to make sure his coordinators are doing their job. A lot is put on the head coach to make sure his team wins.

Tom Coughlin has failed to do so over the past couple seasons, and if this continues into the next season, it should be the last for Tom Coughlin. If the Giants fail to even reach the playoffs next season, Tom Coughlin should be fired.

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