February 2014


(Reuters) - New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will keep him with the National Football League team through the 2015 season. Coughlin, 67, is a two-time Super Bowl-winning coach and guided the Giants to a 7-9 record last season as they missed the playoffs after making a dismal 0-6 start. "I didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it to be honest with you," Coughlin told reporters about his contract extension at the NFL's scouting combine on Friday. "I had great confidence that it would happen, and it did." Coughlin's new deal had been delayed while he reshaped his offensive staff, coordinator Kevin Gilbride having retired at the end of the season and been replaced by former Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo.
INDIANAPOLIS -- New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has heard of team CEO John Mara's description of last year's offense as being "broken." To that end, he, new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, and the rest of the coaching staff have been hard at work trying to design a new system that will restore the firepower that was lacking from the offense last year. What McAdoo, who signed a two-year contract with the Giants, is not, according to Coughlin, is married to implementing a full-scale West Coast offense.
INDIANAPOLIS -- New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin revealed Friday that he has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will take him through the 2015 season. Coughlin, who signed a three-year extension after winning Super Bowl XLVI in 2011, will turn 68 years old in August. Coughlin noted in announcing his forthcoming extension, which was agreed to prior to his arrival at the combine but which has not yet been signed, that he never had any concerns about getting it done.
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin will be going into the season with a little more job security. The Giants confirmed Friday that they gave the 67-year-old Coughlin a one-year extension, putting him under contract through the 2015 season. ''The Giants have always done that,'' Coughlin told reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. So I had great confidence that it would happen, and it did.'' Coughlin said that his agent and the Giants never talked about getting a longer contract, which is not surprising.
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has been unable to lead his team to the playoffs during the last two seasons. That is when having two Super Bowl championships on your résumé is useful. Coughlin told reporters at the NFL scouting combine that he had agreed to a one-year contact extension, and that will carry him through the 2015 season. According to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, Coughlin will earn around $7 million a year. New York finished 7-9 after beginning the 2013 season 0-6. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions, which contributed to the disappointing season. New York hired offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo in January to help solve its problems. Coughlin will have at least one more year to turn around the Giants, and history proves he has that ability. - - - - - - - Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @AnwarRichardson
COMMENTARY | Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stated last week that he would, if drafted by the Cleveland Browns, bring Cleveland the city's first Super Bowl appearance. He then said a few days ago that he would measure out at the NFL Scouting Combine at 6-0 "on the dot." Thus far, Johnny Football has gone 0-1 on calling his shot. Manziel measured in at a shade under 6-0 on Friday.
Three high-priced quarterbacks top the list of players with unfriendly 2014 salary cap numbers.
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks signed with Jay Z's sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, on Thursday.
Jay-Z did not have any problems making Kanye West into an international star. He faces a bigger challenge with New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks. Jay-Z's sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, officially added Nicks to their roster this week. According to ESPN.com, Roc Nation Sports spokesman Ron Berkowitz said Nicks will be jointly represented by CAA and Roc Nation. Nicks is slated to become a free agent next month, and is going in a different direction to obtain a lucrative contract. XXX Roc Nation Sports’ other NFL clients include Giants receiver Victor Cruz, Jets quarterback Geno Smith and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Nicks did not have one touchdown pass during 15 games in 2013. He finished with 896 receiving yards, and had less than five receptions in 11 games. If Nicks is re-signed by New York, it would likely be a short-term deal without many guarantees. Nevertheless, Nicks’ value could increase if he redeems himself with a strong performance in 2014. - - - - - - - Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @AnwarRichardson
COMMENTARY | "If something happens, and it's the Cleveland Browns, I'm going to pour my heart out for the Dawg Pound and try to win a Super Bowl for Cleveland. I'm going to be the 21st and the guy that brought them the Super Bowl." - Johnny Manziel, February 2014. Those now famous words spoken by Manziel two years ago proved to be prophetic last night, as the Browns defeated the New York Giants 31-27 to win the first Super Bowl championship in the franchise's history and Cleveland's first professional sports title in 52 years.

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