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Tom Coughlin: Future 'will be dealt with at the right time'

Coach won't discuss anything beyond the end of this season.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Coughlin said Monday afternoon that he has not had any conversations with New York Giants ownership regarding his future as the team's head coach, and quickly shut down any discussion of the topic.

"My concern is with our team getting ready to play the St. Louis Rams," Coughlin said. "I'm sure that will be dealt with at the right time."

Coughlin said "no it doesn't" when asked if his future with the organization is something he thinks about as the season winds down.

"We've got two games to go. We want to be the best we can be in these last two games," Coughlin said.

Speculation about Coughlin's future has, of course, been a constant part of the conversation with the Giants suffering a third straight playoff-less season, and a second straight losing one. A report earlier Monday indicated there is a "99.9" percent chance Coughlin will return for a 12th season in 2015.

On the onside kick to open the second half ...

"I call it historical because I’ve never seen it. I’ve never seen anybody kick off from the plus 35-yard line before.

"Josh [Brown] did an outstanding job of placing the ball. Chandler Fenner did an outst job just going down and getting that ball."

Coughlin praised special teams overall ...

The coach pointed out that five of six Giants punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, including four inside the 10. Zack Bowman caught two of those Steve Weatherford punts on the fly. Coughlin also praised Preston Parker, who had a 45-yard kickoff return.

Coughlin remained concerned about the lack of a running game ...

"We did not rush the ball, and that's an issue for me. ... "We left points on the field. Those are things as a coach you're going to strive to improve every week."

Nine penalties were disappointing ...

"I thought five of them were penalties that could have totally, totally been eliminated, didn't have to happen. One of the penalties, the holding penalty, took points off the board for us, which we can ill-afford to have happen."

On the improved pass rush ...

"We have some people that are playing very well … JPP is playing very well. ... We’re getting contributions from a lot of people right now."

Coughlin specifically mentioned Devon Kennard, Johnathan Hankings and Damontre Moore.

On the emergence of undrafted defensive end Kerry Wynn ...

"He's really really taken full advantage of his opportunity to play. He's been solid in there. He's been a guy that's defended on the run, he's gotten some hits in there on the quarterback. He's been very close in the sack area. Kerry has done a nice job. He's gone on the field and played and he wants more."