Sunday, September 11, 2011
How Does This Guy Have a Job
There are 14 million unemployed people in the United States right now. Why isn't Tom Coughlin one of them?
I thought for sure, if the Giant's organization had any self respect, that Coughlin would have been out of a job after that loss against the Eagle's last year in which they gave up 28 points in around 7 minutes to blow a huge lead in one of the most embarrassing losses in NFL history. During the game the camera flashed to the sideline to reveal a coach being ignored by his players, ignored by his assistant coaches, looking utterly confused, lost, and hopeless. "That just about sums up Coughlin as a coach," I thought to myself at that time.
The Giants, needing to win one more game to make the playoffs, sadly limped out of the season, playing like a team trying to make it home in time for dinner. The Packers, the team the Giants would have kept out of the playoffs had they achieved a single victory in the closing weeks, went on to win the Superbowl.
"The pathetic way in which the Giants ended their season guarantees Coughlin won't be around next season," I told myself time and time again, hopeful the Giants would find a new coach, a new energy, a new life.
But no, as the season rolled near, Coughlin was still at the helm. And today, the Giant's opening game of the season against the Redskins, saw the same old skipper driving the same old boat into the same old rocks. The Giants looked pathetic, plagued by interceptions, blocked punts, and hanging heads, in their 28-14 loss.
From the looks of things it's going to be a long season. 14 million people in this country without a job. Tom Coughlin is not one of them. If you ever wanted proof life wasn't fair...