fishgutmartyr Posted January 10, 2007 Share Posted January 10, 2007 Arthur Staple's Blog TC: Still Evaluating Assistants Tim Lewis isn't gone, according to Coughlin -- the coach said he'll decide this week who stays and who goes, and he said that the decision is entirely his. Not much exciting from his conference call, other than him saying that he has changed over his three seasons and continues to do. And -- shocker!! -- he wished that the players who went to the media with their gripes had kept things in-house. One of those players, Jeremy Shockey, gave this quote today through the team: "Coach Coughlin deserves to be the head coach of the New York Giants. I’m glad he’s coming back and I have told a lot of people over the past couple days that I hope he comes back. He and coach Pope, all they want is for me to be the best player I can be. I know they know how hard I work at it, and I know how hard they work to get the most out of me. We all need to do a better job together to get ready for another season. Everyone on this team, no matter what anyone from the outside says, understands that nothing is more important to Coach Coughlin than winning and that’s what you want from your coach.” Michael Strahan had a similar statement: "I’m excited to hear that Coach Coughlin will be returning this season. He has led us to back to back playoff appearances for the first time in my 14-year career. Unfortunately, because of my foot injury, I wasn’t able to be much of a help down the stretch this season. I know the perception is that he is unapproachable and distant from his players, but that’s not the case. I had some of my best conversations with him this season, and he showed me how much he cared about me as a person and as a player when I went to him and pleaded with him to let me play against Dallas and then against Philadelphia, and he knew the smart thing to do was to let me heal up some more because I wasn’t ready. I look forward to a healthy return for the ’07 season and helping the Giants organization make a third straight playoff appearance with a better outcome than the past two seasons. Tom is the man to lead us to do just that." So there you go... Basically, everything is exactly the same as yesterday, but the coach has a 1-year extension. Who ordered the large clusterfuck? No GM, more TC, and possibly even Tim Lewis coming back. I refuse to put myself through another Tennessee game. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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