New York Giants' coach Tom Coughlin met the media Wednesday at the NFL Owners' Meetings. Coughlin hit on a variety of topics, including Victor Cruz, his relationship with Philadelphia Eagles' coach Chip Kelly and Terrell Thomas' prediction the coach will retire after the 2013 season.
Let's allow Twitter to tell the tale.
On the future of Cruz, the restricted free agent wide receiver.
Coughlin doesn't share Steve Tisch's view that Victor Cruz will get an offer in restricted FA.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 20, 2013
On Thomas's comments.
Coughlin: "I'm just going to smile at [Terrell Thomas]" for comment TC will coach only one more year. "He was trying to be complimentary."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 20, 2013
On how Chip Kelly, heading into his rookie season as Eagles' coach, nearly became an assistant for the Giants.
Coughlin: Giants interviewed Chip Kelly for quality-control position several years ago, but he turned it down. Wanted to be position coach.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 20, 2013
Coughlin on Kelly: "Part of the reason he remained at UNH then was because he wanted to continue to develop his thoughts ...— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) March 20, 2013
... We weren't going to (change offenses). We had our quarterback."— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) March 20, 2013
If Kelly took job with Coughlin, he would have worked his way up the staff. Coughlin knew he was good.— Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) March 20, 2013
On the future of the read option offense in the NFL.
Coughlin is skeptical about the option's future in the NFL: "Let's give it five years and see where we are."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 20, 2013
Coughlin says the sudden popularity of the option has rejuvenated defensive coaches around the league. They're eager to figure it out.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 20, 2013