Good morning, New York Giants fans! Your Giants Morning Report for this Monday begins with a New York Post report that it is '99.9 percent certain that Tom Coughlin will remain the coach of the Giants in 2015.
That news comes from a report by Post columnist Steve Serby, who also added that he agreed with that move:
TOM MUST STAY is the right call.
Yes, he has missed the playoffs three straight seasons. But his voice is still being heard. His preparation isn’t the reason the Giants are 5-9. This isn’t about sentimentality. It’s about keeping a Hall of Fame coach where he belongs. Coughlin once wrote a book entitled "A Team To Believe In." The Giants still have A Coach They Believe In.
Valentine's View: If you are a regular BBV reader you know I would agree with a decision to keep Coughlin. The Giants are bad, their two-game winning streak not withstanding. But, here's the thing. Good things have begun to happen with the young nucleus that is developing, with Ben McAdoo growing into his job, with Eli Manning playing well overall. I have maintained for a while now that I believe this Giants team, if it can stay healthy, has a chance to be good in 2015. Staying the course and seeing where this goes rather than blowing everything up and starting over just feels like the right move.
News & Notes
Running back Rashad Jennings carried once in the first quarter and then left the game for good having re-injured his troublesome ankle. With only two games remaining you have to wonder if we have seen the last of Jennings this season ... Rueben Randle was benched for the first quarter Sunday for the second time in three weeks, with Tom Coughlin saying only that the reason would stay "between Rueben and I." Quarterback Eli Manning acknowledged, though, that thei third-year receiver had gotten "in trouble" with the coach. If Coughlin returns next year you have to wonder if Randle has written himself a ticket out of New York... Coughlin talks constantly about winning the turnover battle. The Giants only turnover Sunday was Beckham's muffed punt at the end of the game. The Giants have won five straight games in which they have not committed an offensive turnover.