Tom Coughlin Puts His Stamp on Giants' Defense

Pro Football NYCSenior Writer IJune 3, 2008

Head Coach Has the Power He Once Had in Jacksonville

The Giants signed another ex-Jacksonville Jaguar defensive player yesterday, inking veteran DE Renaldo Wynn to a contract. Wynn, a 12-year veteran, most recently played in New Orleans and Washington where he was part of the defensive line rotation.

Wynn, who attended Notre Dame, was drafted in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft by Jacksonville while Tom Coughlin was the head coach there.

Earlier this off-season, the Giants signed former Jags S Sammy Knight and LB Danny Clark to help fill the free agent losses of Gibril Wilson, Kawika Mitchell and Reggie Torbor.

Wynn, who also can play multiple positions on the line, was added as insurance in case Michael Strahan decides not to return. Even if Strahan does not return, the Giants defensive front is solid. Wynn joins a group that includes Osu Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Fred Robbins, Barry Cofield, Jay Alford and this year's 7th round pick, Robert Henderson, who the team is said to be high on.

By snatching up these loyal ex—Jaguars, Coughlin is solidifying his position as the man in charge. When he took over there was much resistance to his methods. These new players are all familiar with those methods and have chosen to come back to play for him.