New York Giants Give Tom Coughlin Two-Year Extension

Up until a few years ago, Tom Coughlin was arguably one of the most popular head coaches that always seemed to be on the hot seat. Now that he’s helped the New York Giants win two Super Bowls over the last five seasons, things are a bit different heading into 2012 and the team has decided to reward their beloved head coach.

The Giants gave Coughlin a two-year extension on Wednesday that will keep the head coach with the team through the 2014 season. Coughlin took over the head coaching duties back in 2004 and despite four playoff appearances in his first five seasons, there were numerous occasions where his job seemed like it was in jeopardy as the team failed to live up to expectations–that is until the Giants won the Super Bowl in 2008.

In eight seasons with the Giants, Coughlin has a 74-54 record during the regular season to go along with an impressive 8-3 record in the playoffs. As the defending champions, New York is obviously one of the strong favorites to win the Super Bowl once again heading into the 2012 season. They may have lost key players such as Mario Manningham and Brandon Jacobs, but the Giants are still loaded with plenty of talent to contain one of the top offenses in the NFL thanks to Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, and Victor Cruz.

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