Giants co-owner John Mara implied that Tom Coughlin’s job is safe, but that his Superbowl rings would not be enough to go out on his own terms if the team did not perform.
Tom Coughlin is one of only two active head coaches to have won at least two Superbowls and is reaching an age where he may soon be considering retirement. But Coughlin’s departure from the New York Giants may not be of his own volition if the team feels he is not performing.
John Mara, President and CEO of the Giants, denied that Coughlin was on the coaching hot seat in an interview with the New York Post, but implied that that he did not necessarily earn the right to remain the Giants head coach even though he had delivered two Superbowl wins since 2007.
“Does anybody ever earn that right?” Mara asked. “That’s just not the way this business is in this day and age. Let’s hope that it goes that way, but we haven’t even had that discussion yet. We’re just looking forward to the next couple of seasons.”
Tom Coughlin coached the Giants to Superbowl wins in 2007 and 2011, but the team narrowly missed the playoffs in 2012 and started 0-6 in 2013 before missing the playoffs entirely. He is 90-70 overall as the Giants head coach.