Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/27/12

 

Stability is a staple of success for any NFL team. Organizations such as the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New England Patriots have been some of the most successful franchises in sports throughout the last decade; and continuity within those franchises has been a major contributing factor to each team's success.

 

Today, in an interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Giants President and CEO John Mara expressed how his philosophy of continuity has benefited the organization as a whole. 

 “The worst thing you can do is be impatient and make quick decisions based on pressure from the media or pressure from the fans. You have to have a conviction that you have the right people working for you and then you have to give them a chance to do their job. You’ve got to be able to stay with them when things aren’t going quite so well. Fortunately we’ve been able to do that.

Throughout the last several offseason's, Big Blue's front office has time and time again demonstrated its ability to stay objective in its decision making process. Most notably, last season when the team was struggling, many fans were calling for the team to fire head coach Tom Coughlin.

However, both John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese provided nothing but support to the embattled head coach as the team went on to win its' second Super Bowl in five season. Mara commented on that specific situation during his interview with Francesa.

“I never lost faith in Tom [Coughlin]. I knew he was a good head coach. I knew he could win for us. It was just a question of us providing him with the right players and getting a break here and there and being able to stay healthy and fortunately we’ve been able to do that. And obviously we’re very pleased with the way things have turned out.”

Team's such as the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and St. Louis Rams that have seen a revolving door at the head coach position throughout the last decade coincidentally have been bottom dwellers in the NFL for the past several seasons. The Giants are fortunate not only to have a coach like Tom Coughlin as part of their organization, but they are also fortunate to have a man like Tom Coughlin lead the team week in and week out.

John Mara knows this better than anybody. His patience and objectivity have been major factors not only in Big Blue's recent success, but in the New York Giants being widely recognized as a first-class organization by owners, coaches, players, and fans alike.

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