We all know that somewhere in the near future, Coughlin is going to retire and that the Giants like to promote from within/ hire people who have been with the organization before. That being said here are my top choices:
1) Sean Payton- Yes he has a bad rap for the whole Bounty Gate, thing, but I would love to see Eli play in his offensive system, and he is one of the most successful coaches that has previously worked for the Giants.
2) John Fox- He has been to a Superbowl, and has a fairly decent record as a head coach. Most importantly, he would bring toughness back to our defense which we all would love to see.
3) Mike Sullivan- He is a rising star in the league, and is running a similar offense in Tampa, so there would be less of a transition if he took over.
because we have no idea when he is going to retire and who will be available..
It' simple to start naming ex-coaches or other associated with the Giants. How about looking outside?
he'll have a learning curve to tackle, given how long he's been out of coaching.
On that list, only Sullivan makes sense but it's hard to say now who will be available or when TC will actually retire.
it amazes me that this is one that no one has a true read on. It seems like Coughlin has told no one what his plans are, or if he has, they ain't talking.
For awhile I have thought Shaw would be a good choice as well. I would like to see how he does at Stanford for a couple more years however without Harbaughs recruits.
knowing who the next DC will be.
Is because TC has no plans to retire. It is that simple. The only reason this constantly comes up is because of his age. My response to that is you are only as old as you feel and he is younger than most 40 year olds. It is not in his DNA to retire. What the hell is he going to do? He already said, if I am not mistaken, that he would not want a management job in the NFL. If that is the case then where is he going to go? The only thing that could pry him from football is maybe doing something to promote the sport and/or charity work. He needs to stay active in football. If he was 50 nobody would be talking about him retiring because he has never given any signs of retirement.
3 coaches I'd like are:
Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin
Stanford's David Shaw
Vanderbilt's James Franklin
I think Reese will want a fresh face, which is why I'd rule out the Cowhers and Grudens of the world. I think he'd go for a younger guy he could work with for a long period of time.
One more bad season and there will be calls for his head. Not that I'm advocating it but this is still NY...
instead of a retread just because he has a name. Out of the names I've seen, I'd want Sullivan to come back.
Bill O'Brian from Penn State. That he kept the program from imploding over the last 18 months is very impressive.
that Bill Belichick will return at some point and finish his coaching career with the New York Giants. Have NO IDEA how & when it's going to play out but I think he makes his return at some point. Just my opinion!
and his teams gagged in the playoffs too many times.
If Eli is still the starting QB when TC calls it quits, I would be shocked if they didn't hand the whistle to Gilbride. I think they probably wouldn't want to change the system up on Eli unless by the time this rolls around, the offense is no longer effective.
To me it makes more sense to keep Gilbride as OC. Don't mess with that relationship.
To what the Steelers did when Cowher retired, especially if Eli is still the starting QB. Sullivan makes the most sense of the names mentioned. Gilbride Jr. I could also see, if he shines.
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just may flourish under a different command. He certainly has a lot of experience and football smarts. Plus, he can be the emergency 3rd QB.
if he wants to win another Super Bowl
am interested to see how Reese goes about it and of course who his choice would be. I am a fan of Reese but I can't say he's one of the best just because he has never had to choose a Head Coach, or draft a QB. Everything else Reese has done has been well above average with two Super Bowl titles to show for it but let's be honest and fair in saying he hasn't had to make a decision of hiring a head coach and maybe even more importantly drafting a franchise qb.
manning & coughlin go out at the same time.
My guess would be four or five years and one more super bowl win.
By that time some new name coach might be the man , as far as Spitter goes the man takes forever to mold a team, no thanks.
I forget his name, but the current of Stanford I think will get a look see.
we are at the QB position. If say TC retires in 3 years and Eli is still in his prime, then I think they bring in a big name like Cowher. If for some reason we're in a rebuilding mode, then they might be more likely to go with a younger/less experienced guy.
within two years we'd have a top 3 pick and could be like the Colts or Redskins as long as we're lucky enough to have a Luck or RG3 coming out that year.
As far as the current coach goes he's going to ride #10, his ticket to the hall of fame, as long as the Giants let him. The minute #10 is gone there will be a new Head Coach for the Giants.
Get him a good DC and some position coaches, and he's good to go!
stick his nose into things very often, but I don't think the next HC is going to be solely up to Reese.
choice, Nick Saban?
Realistically, it's going to be Gilbride or Fewell, and then all hell will break loose on BBI.
but if he wins yet another National Title what else does he have to prove in College? As a Giants fan I would absolutely love for Saban to be the next head coach.
Belichick...you never know
If Coughlin retires and the season ends in positive fashion, the reigns are going to be handed over to Kevin Gilbride to maintain continuity.
The only way this will not happen is if during the year or two Coughlin has left, the tires fall completely off.
as shitty as I feel Fewell is as a DC, I really think he has a lot of good head coach qualities. I think he can take the heat from the media, I do think he can fire his players up (despite the diarrhea sandwich we saw on defense last year) and I believe that free of his responsibilities to specifically gameplan he might be a decent candidate.
Before they even get to candidates, I think the decision first needs to be made on whether or not they want to stay witin the organization or look outside. I agree with the notion that kicking Fewell upstairs into the HC spot could actually work out for the best.
I just have a feeling that if they look outside, it's going to be Cowher. I think Sullivan could be a candidate if Tampa's O takes off.
It also wouldn't shock me if Belichick wound up back here to finish out his career.
just because a hooker can give good head doesn't mean she can run a brothel ...
This organization always promoted from within years ago. That led to long term failure. If Belicheck gets run out of N.E... maybe..
That might be something Wellington might do, but not Reese/Mara.
offensive minded coach that can create a good system for us .
point, despite being a 2x-SB winning OC and being pretty openly desperate for another shot at head coaching.
There's not a chance in hell he's ever going to HC the Giants. As much as the thought sickens me, even Fewell has a significantly better chance at the job post-Coughlin (not that he has much of one himself, hopefully).
that Fewell is not the next head coach. I can't stand him.