For Some Reason, New York Giants Fans Want Tom Coughlin Back

November 8, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20:  Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on in the first half against the Carolina Panthers during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

This shit happens all the time. 

Once a former player or coach leaves a team and the person who succeeds them is absolute ass, all of a sudden everyone wishes the former player or coach never left.

Even if the predecessor was nothing more than average. 

Look, we all understand that Tom Coughlin had some great moments with the New York Giants - duh, he won two Super Bowls. 

But let's not forget that in seven non-playoff seasons with the Giants, Coughlin had a record of 52-60.

His old-school style of coaching and inability to modernize his game left the team with no other choice but to push him out the door. 

All he did was preach "balance" on offense, yet he didn't have a legitimate rushing attack in order to practice what he preached (plus, the idea of letting his quarterback run a "quarterback sneak" was something he completely opposed - weird).

He also admitted to "hard practices" and complained when, as a rookie, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was held off the field because of a hamstring injury. 

His rigorous practice style no long fits the modern day NFL, where players bargain with owners to limit traditional practice methods. 

And as a result of the way he coached his team on the practice field, the Giants were the league's most injured team in the final three years of tenure with the Giants, according to

Decimating the roster from top to bottom. 

While general manager Jerry Reese is viewed as the devil, according to every Giants fan, why isn't there more blame on Coughlin and his staff for not developing Reese's draft picks? 

You mean to tell me that all the blame gets put on Reese, when the best mid-round pick over the final five years of Coughlin's time with the Giants was ... Devon Kennard? 

C'mon, TC and his staff need to take some blame for that, especially when you consider how little he allowed younger players to get legitimate playing time. 

Do you remember Jason Pierre-Paul's first season? The dude spent most of his time on special teams, and rotated in and out on the team's defensive line. 

He was better, more complete than both Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck - even at that point in his career - and still had to play second fiddle. 

We all understand Ben McAdoo, Ben McADonalds, Ben McApanda has no idea how to lead a group of men, and it's definitely fair to say he should no longer be the head coach of the Giants. 

But saying that Coughlin should have never been fired is ridiculous. 

What head coach could finish under .500 three straight seasons and still keep his job? It's almost indefensible. 

McAdope is making Coughlin's career look much better than it was. 

No need to wish he never left. 

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