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Report: Giants' Tom Coughlin 'almost a lock' to return

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Mara expected to speak on Tuesday.

Tom Coughlin shakes hands with Odell Beckham before Sunday's game
Tom Coughlin shakes hands with Odell Beckham before Sunday's game
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So much for Black Monday drama or a full-blown post-season overhaul. NFL.com reported this morning that Tom Coughlin is "almost a lock" to return in 2015 for his 12th season as head coach of the New York Giants.

Per the NFL.com report, it sounds like the organization may not make any dramatic changes to the coaching staff:

Pleased with the direction of the franchise, owner John Mara is sounding more and more likely to keep his coaching staff intact, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay First.

Though no firm decision has been made, and Coughlin will have to meet with the team's higher-ups at the end of the season to discuss the direction of the franchise, he could very well get his wish and coach another season in New York.

There has, of course, been much speculation that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell could be on the way out after a poor season by his group.

Coughlin has one year left on his contract. If he is indeed kept for next season it will be interesting to see if he receives a contract extension.

Giants' co-owner John Mara is expected to speak to the media on Tuesday.