Don’t expect former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin to send general manager Jerry Reese a Christmas card this holiday season.
Losing your job sucks, so it’s understandable that Tom Coughlin would be upset about being fired as the head coach of the New York Giants. After all, he led the team to 11 playoff games (8-3 record) and two Super Bowl championships during his 12-year run.
But the franchise’s all-time winningest coach doesn’t think he should have been the only one shown the door after the team’s disappointing 6-10 finish in the 2015 season.
“One of the worst-kept secrets in the NFL is Coughlin was not only upset at being fired,” wrote Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, “but he was incensed that Reese, who was responsible for providing him the players, wasn’t fired with him.”
He’s right to be upset. Reese has made some incredibly questionable decisions during his 11-year-run as general manager. If you polled most Giants fans as to who they trusted to build a team—Coughlin or Reese—the former coach would blow his former boss away.
As ESNY’s Geoff Magliochetti reported earlier this week, Reese’s most recent press conference—a rare occurrence to begin with—left reporters and fans alike with more questions than answers.
The only question that matters at this point, however, is this: Will owners John Mara and Steve Tisch leave Reese in power after one of the most embarrassing seasons in franchise history concludes?