New York Giants: Tom Coughlin Should Follow Kevin Gilbride Into Retirement

By Christian Nelson
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

With the announcement of Kevin Gilbride‘s retirement, and the possibility of the departure of defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to another team for a head coaching spot, Tom Coughlin has been left alone on the New York Giants‘ coaching staff to lead the troops for the 2014 NFL season. Is this how he wants to finish his career, leading a brand new staff in a possible rebuilding phase? I don’t think so either, and neither should Coughlin.

At the age of 67, most are enjoying their retirement years, relaxing by the pool and living out their remaining years care and stress free. And with Coughlin’s resume, why continue? It is clearly in the best interest of Giants ownership to simply clear house and start over from scratch with a a brand new coaching staff from top to bottom, in hopes of drastically improving from the disaster of the 2013 season.

There are plenty of quality coaches out there that would certainly love to come into such a storied franchise of the Giants to help continue the winning tradition of Big Blue. Remember, this team has won the Super Bowl twice in the past six seasons, and a majority of those players on those rosters are still on this team. Granted, a lot of those players are impending free agents, but the chances they return are likely.

The team still has the pieces to be a competitive team for years to come, and a change of coaches is certainly something ownership should consider for the 2014 season. A new regime could be just what the doctor ordered for Big Blue Nation for the future of the team.

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