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Last Week: Cool
After Week 9: Cool
After the tough loss at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Coughlin was very open about how disappointed he was not to come away with a win. The Giants are now 6-3 and still comfortably in control of the NFC East.
Coughlin’s mantra to his players heading into the season was “build a bridge”—that is, take the momentum and lessons learned from last year’s Super Bowl run and carry them over into 2012. So far, the Giants have done a great job embracing his message.
I know many of you out there might be wondering how Tom Coughlin can win two Super Bowls in the last five years and not be Cozy by now. Well, given his age (66) and questionable history with player relations, he will need another deep march into the playoffs for that status to be warranted.
Not having the team's more high-profile individuals backing you up to the media or front office if the losses begin to mount can spell a quick departure.
Also, Coughlin is no spring chicken, and the trend seems to be going toward younger head coaches. Coughlin also has the added pressure of the New York media spotlight. And when that glaring light is shining down on a .585 win percentage as the Giants head coach, that could be a cause for concern—and, at the least, a preventative for a Cozy status.
To put things into perspective, Andy Reid has won 60 percent of his games as head coach yet is on the verge of being sent packing.