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The New York Giants may be coached by the ultimate hard-ass, but he does a great job getting this team ready to play each week.
Tom Coughlin is a throwback to the days when people showed up early for meetings and said "yes sir" in reply to questions. Honestly, it's a damn good thing someone is still holding people accountable. Coughlin may not have been a locker room favorite when he first arrived, but two Super Bowls later, this is clearly his team.
Coughlin is more of an executive here, and he lets his assistants and coordinators handle a lot of the prep work each week. They can handle it, though.
Perry Fewell will be in line for an NFL head coaching job very soon if he keeps it up on the defensive side of the ball. He's young, bright and knows how to get a pass rush to produce against any front you throw at him. Fewell's defenses are among the most versatile in the NFL when it comes to line play.
Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride will one day be praised for his work with Eli Manning. It wasn't that long ago when many were ready to write Manning off as an average quarterback. Now he's considered elite by most, if not all.
Credit Coughlin for changing the culture of this team, but he has an amazing support staff around him.