Found January 31, 2012 on Pro Football Talk:
In eight seasons as head coach of the Giants, Tom Coughlin has spent enough time on the hot seat to get burned on his backside. But Giants owner John Mara has always stood by Coughlin, and Coughlin has rewarded that with one Vince Lombardi Trophy and a chance at another on Sunday. Today mara said…

Coughlin forging a legacy

Tom Coughlin will someday address the scope of his NFL achievements. Now is not that time. Faster than New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul gets a jump on his pass rush, Coughlin interrupted a reporter Monday who tried to ask what winning Super Bowl XLVI would mean to his head coaching legacy. "It's not about me," Coughlin said shortly after his Giants...

Players: Coughlin more than just a coach

Tom Coughlin famously underwent a personality facelift for the 2007 season, letting down some of his fabled guard, relaxing some of his rules, and becoming a friendlier person with his players. The team won a Super Bowl.

Tom Coughlin hopes for Colts fans

Tom Coughlin thinks Indianapolis may be willing to cheer on a different NFL team this weekend at the Super Bowl: At Monday’s media session, Tom Coughlin said that he “would think Indianapolis fans will become Giants fans” for this weekend’s game. There are two reasons why things would play out that way. One is that the Patriots and Colts have had a rivalry for the last decade...

Tom Coughlin’s son-in-law says he’s lightened up

If Tom Coughlin strikes you as the kind of taskmaster you wouldn’t want to work for, think about how Giants guard Chris Snee must feel: Snee is Coughlin’s son-in-law, which means that not only does he have to perform to Coughlin’s exacting standards during the work week, but he also doesn’t get any presents if…

Tom Coughlin on Eli Manning: “He is an Elite Quarterback, Period”

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was asked if quarterback Eli Manning was an elite quarterback during his first press conference leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. “He is an elite quarterback, period,” said Coughlin. I’m sure Coughlin and the Giants have never believed Eli wasn’t one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks,  but he’s...

Super Bowl Footballs Will Give Sentimental Advantage To NY Giants

Every time a New York Giants or New England Patriots player looks at one of the 120 footballs used on the field during Super Bowl XLVI he will see the name "The Duke" embossed on the ball and might wonder 'Who the hell is that?' It's more of a mystery for Patriots players than the Giants side because "The Duke" was the beloved Giants owner Wellington...

Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants Feel They Are Only Team That Pressures Tom Brady

INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants head coach Tom Coughlin made it clear it's not a luxury to have so much pass-rushing talent along the defensive line. Coughlin and the personnel department consciously assembled as much talent up front as possible to fit the defensive scheme he wants to employ. The result: The Giants have the best ability to attack the quarterback with a four-man defensive...

Giants follow coach to brink of another title

INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Coughlin is the Giants’ boss, and Lord knows he is going to let the players hear it if they aren’t getting it done. The coach’s metamorphosis that got him and the Giants to a Super Bowl four years ago, and puts him in another four days...

Coughlin praises his son-in-law

By Paul KenyonTom Coughlin speaks highly of Chris Snee, which helps promote harmony not only on the field, but at home, too. Snee is the starting right guard for the Giants. He also is Coughlin's son-in-law. He and Coughlin's daughter Kate are married and have three sons. Coughlin was asked about Snee on Wednesday. ``He comes from great stock, toughness. He's a guy...

Antrel Rolle says he’s come around on Tom Coughlin

A year ago Giants safety Antrel Rolle said that it was time for coach Tom Coughlin to realize it’s 2011 and update his coaching methods. But in 2012, Rolle says he has come around to see the wisdom in the way Coughlin does things. “My first season I questioned a lot of things that coach…

Bears spared Giants, Pats by picking Phil Emery as GM

INDIANAPOLIS — A day after the Bears introduced Phil Emery as their general manager, executives from the two Super Bowl teams were relieved two of their staff members aren’t headed to Halas Hall. New York Giants owner John Mara said Tuesday he had a ‘‘long conversation’’ with Bears president...

Giants leave for Indianapolis

All in. All business. The last of four Giants buses rolled out of the Timex Performance Center at 12:16 this afternoon, escorted by two New Jersey State trooper sedans. On the final of four buses were Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning, like all the Giants, dressed for Super success...

Super Bowl coaches look back at good old days

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Giants coach Tom Coughlin spent three years together on Bill Parcells' staff in New York. Belichick talked wistfully about being able to practice in full pads every day and nobody complained.
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