There's still one game left in the season and still a slight chance the Giants can make the playoffs. I like the chances of rooting for the Bears over the Packers better than I like the chances of New Orleans losing twice. That is, of course if the Giants can beat Washington, which I think should happen.
But let's say the perfect scenario doesn't play out and the Giants are left on the outside looking in come playoff time, what happens then? Remember last year when John Mara said he expects immediate changes? Does that mean we'll see a complete overhaul of the team? Or will we see a few new coaches, including a new head coach by the time the 2011 season starts? I for one think firing Coughlin is not the answer. Yes, I agree his record in November and December over his tenure as head coach isn't exactly earth shattering, but reality is, who's out there that's a better fit for the job? Bill Cowher hasn't coached since 2006, and along with him being basically the same type of coach as Coughlin, I also fear a Redskins-type situation with him, being that he's 4 years removed from coaching his last game, and time passing him by as a coach. I know he's a popular choice amongst Giant fans, but I just don't see him being the answer.
The only person other than Cowher I can think of to replace Coughlin would be Jon Gruden, but I have to wonder if the former Bucs coach really wants to get back into the grind of coaching, and especially in such a big market as New York. He seems very content with his Monday Night Football gig, which is fine with me.
I'm sure if they Giants fail to make the postseason, there will be heads rolling, but I just hope it's not a knee-jerk reaction to a season gone sour, and they actually do their research when looking for a replacement for whoever gets the pink slip.