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Tom Coughlin, Perry Fewell Together in New York Starts Offseason Out Right

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 02:  Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants encourages his players in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on January 2, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. The Giants won the game 17-14.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Reid DavenportCorrespondent IJanuary 16, 2011

The Giants have accomplished the essentials already this offseason: keeping coach Tom Coughlin and Perry Fewell on their sideline.

Coughlin's future is all locked up, as he will be coaching next season, which is the final season on his contract.  

After the Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns hired new head coaches this season, Fewell will in all likelihood be back in 2011 to coach the big blue defense.  

After a 10-win season and coming just short of the NFC East title, the Giants have reason to be optimistic about next season.  

By keeping Coughlin, who has a Super Bowl ring and came up painfully short of the playoffs when nobody was talking about the Giants last offseason, the G-Men have the continuity that will allow them to win at least ten games next season.  

With Fewelll still at the helm, the Giants' defense will continue as a force to be reckoned with.  

Now that both coaches are all but in place, the next round of business is to re-sign defensive tackle Barry Cofield and running back Ahmad Bradshaw.  

Cofield was part of the best front four in the NFL last season, and Bradshaw was half of the two-headed monster of the Giants running game.   

There is no reason to go into this offseason with the intent of reforming the roster.  

Instead, what the Giants' front office needs is to embrace continuity.  

A Giants team with Coughlin, Fewell, Bradshaw and Cofield screams playoff run in the ear of 2011.  

Other than the draft, the Giants need not go after too many guys this offseason.   

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