Coughlin would be a great fit for the Eagles
We could soon be living in a bizarro world. Tom Coughlin, who stepped down last Monday after winning two Super Bowls as head coach of the New York Giants is going to spend this Monday interviewing for the same position with the Philadelphia Eagles.
We have not seen anything like this since Giants two time Super Bowl winning coach Bill Parcells left Big Blue and went on to coach the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys.
I hate to say this as an avid Giants fan, but Coughlin could be exactly what the Eagles need. He brings instant stability to the organization. While Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was talking about finding a head coach with an “open heart”, Coughlin in his exit speech was talking about the many times his players told him they loved him. Quarterback, Eli Manning, fought to hold back tears.
Coughlin likes to run the ball and the Eagles have three very good backs in Demarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and Darren Sproles. As for the quarterback, he has a history of sticking with one guy both with the Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars who he took to two AFC Championship games in 1996 and 1999. In fact, when Wayne Weaver sold the team in 2011 he commented that one of his biggest regrets was firing Tom Coughlin.
I’m guessing if Coughlin were to land the Eagles job, he would bring in Steve Spagnuolo to run the defense. “Spags,” also a former Eagles assistant under Jim Johnson, loves to rush the passer like Johnson did. When he had Micheal Strahan, Justin Tuck, and Osi Umenyiora, he won a Super Bowl. In Philadelphia, he would have Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, and Vinny Curry.
Another great thing about Coughlin is that he has no desire to be the General Manager. He could definitely work with Howie Roseman. In fact, if Coughlin could work with the players Jerry Reese got him, he can work with anyone.
How do you feel about Tom Coughlin talking to the Eagles?