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Coughlin To Retire After This Season

Posted By Sports Talk Florida Rumors On February 19, 2013 @ 11:51 AM In News and Rumors,NFL | No Comments

[1]Appearing earlier today on NFL Network, Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas said he believes Coughlin has one year left, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

“I think he has one more in him,” Thomas said. “We have a great nucleus of guys, and I don’t think he wants to give that up. That passion is still burning within him. He’s in that facility all day every day; he’s going crazy not being able to coach and watch film. He lives and breathes football. He has everybody in there all day, every day, in the offseason.”

Coughlin, who turns 67 in August, has wisely avoided talking about his plans. Lame-duck coaches have a hard time creating full accountability in the locker room, since the players know that they’ll be answering to someone else next year. And so the departure needs to come suddenly, perhaps with a Bettis-style walk into the sunset.

“I think he wants to go out on top,” Thomas said of Coughlin. “Hopefully, we can get it right, and bring a Super Bowl home in Giants Stadium.”

For more on this story visit: Mike Florio, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk [2]


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