Tom Coughlin Hoping To Coach In 2017

Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin is out of football for the 2016 season, but he’s eager to get back into the NFL in 2017, as Peter King of The MMQB writes. While Coughlin’s experience and resume are a positive, he also understands that his age could be a barrier to finding another head coaching opportunity. Tom Coughlin

I’ve coached 47 years of my life,” the 70-year-old said. “You take it away, and that’s not an easy thing to duplicate.”

Coughlin, a two-time Super Bowl champ in New York, has been criticized by some players for being too much of a disciplinarian. His temperament could be a turnoff to some clubs, but his age is probably a bigger concern. At his age, Coughlin openly acknowledges that another head coaching stint would probably be a “three- or four-year thing.”

The Giants left the door open for Coughlin to assume a role within the organization after he stepped down as the team’s head coach, but indicated earlier this offseason that he is not interested. Coughlin interviewed for the 49ers’ vacancy this offseason as well as the Eagles’ head coaching job. Late in Philly’s search, however, Coughlin withdrew his name from consideration. Reportedly, Coughlin could have landed the job had he not had a change of heart.

Coughlin has coached in the NFL for 20 of the past 21 seasons, a streak broken only by his 2003 hiatus from the league.

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  1. Rick McGuire

    Dream scenario: Bills go 4-12, Terry and Kim Pegula come to their senses and fire Rex Ryan and Doug Whaley, hire Tom Coughlin and. (OMG) Bill Polian and Buffalo returns to elite status in 2017!!

  2. boltergeist19

    Settle down. It sounds like you don’t care for the “goofball.” But he is not coming back neither is Polian. The hall of fame just called and I think he likes ESPN. Also coaches who have just been out always get the trigger finger about this time due to conditioning themselves all these years on what they have been doing. Give him a year or two out and he will enjoy his family even more and find that he too is a hall of fame coach and doesn’t have to prove anything else. Nice try though.

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